Shoot The Moon Yoga

Calling all seekers of sensational experiences,  have you tried combining yoga, cannabis, & consciousness yet?  Anyone can get baked and go to a yoga class, but an elevated yoga workshop is a lot more than your basic yoga class. Shoot The Moon Yoga Workshop presents an uplifting yoga and meditation practice that introduces you to a like minded community, while sampling local cannabis strains. The LA based workshop is lead by two lovely yogis, Ivette & Phoebe, two Anusara teachers and great friends.

The first session I attended this year was utterly mind blowing, my body felt great, but so did my heart, it was one of my happiest nights. I left the private loft with a glowing aura of love & positive energy. And after not practicing yoga for over a year, walking into my first workshop was a little scary, but I  instantly relaxed into the Mary Jane style practice. You will too. 😉 Being the note taker I am, below are the notes and words that stuck out for me during the evening and each individual practice. Phoebe lead us in the first of two 45-minute sessions.

Phoebe’s practice – OK, notice a moment of the journey. She kept reminding us of how ‘destination’ driven we all are as human beings. I loved that we were taking the time to slow down and recognize how fast we all go. Phoebe went on to guide us through poses, slowly and deliberately. The Anusara style held us in one pose longer, allowing us time to free the mind. She asked us to tune into a portion of the music or an element of the room, not on the next pose. “You don’t know how long I’ll hold you in this pose so be comfortable with the journey.” Finding comfort in the unknown and sometimes the uncomfortable, I felt inspired. Phoebe brilliantly brought to light the overlooked parts, the moments we need to pay more attention to, our journey in this world.

Smoke Break: After the first practice ends Ivette reminds all the students to indulge in the samplings from Bloom Field Flower Company. Three strains were on display, including an Indica, Hybrid, & Sativa. There was no pressure to consume, but everyone loved the offerings.

Ivette’s Practice – She actively demanded that we stay presently in the moment. Her energy was powerful, I’ve never experienced anything like that before and I loved it. The intensity Ivette brought to her practice echoed through the room, energizing the experience. Her theme genuinely touched my soul, when she declared, ‘We all have a heart & we all have breath.’ The focus or intention of Ivette’s practice honed in on the two things we all have in common, not skin color, or if you smoke pot or not, but our hearts & our breath. I felt so safe in the space created inside the artsy yoga loft, the evening was more than a class, it was a night of bonding and bending and loving our bodies.

The next workshop is on December 30th, with an option to wake, bake, & stretch at 10 am or join the night owls at 6 pm. Everyone goes home with a goodie bag  & delicious food is always served. I recommend attending with an open heart & mind, be ready to mingle &  you will feel as new as 2018!

Purchase tickets to the upcoming workshop right now!

The Weed Writer

Holiday Giving

This year I’ve decide to stop stressing over the ‘right gift’, instead I’m focusing on giving love this holiday season.  I get it, everyone enjoys a present now and again, but why do we need to spend so much money and energy, when we could be giving experiences, or gifts that specifically enhance what we love most.  I’m making personalized batches of cookies for my friends and family this year, maybe with a little herb butter, we’ll see. I’ve had requests for vegan chocolate chip and sugar cookies so far, I’m excited to bake (while baked) and give love via Christmas cookies.

However, for those of you who enjoy giving ‘the perfect gift,’ here are my top 3 choices, guaranteed to bring joy to anyone who enjoys smoking herb, yoga, or relaxing, so almost everyone, right?

1. Shoot The Moon Yoga Workshop: An Elevated Experience

Yogi pro, or novice, you’ll enjoy this stoney yoga session. Lead by two leading ladies, Ivette & Phoebe, experience yoga while sampling boutique cannabis from BloomField Co. With the next session just after Christmas, on December 30th, it’s the perfect occasion for unwinding after family time. Consume or don’t, everyone is welcome. Tickets are affordable and everyone in attendance gets a dank goodie bag. Tickets here.

2. CannaGold Infused Bath Bombs 

THC infused bath bombs make a stellar gift, ranging in THC content each bath bomb features essential oils and herbs that help you relax.  My favorite is Sweet Dreams, with 500 mg of THC, I felt deeply relaxed after my luxury CannaGold bath. Best night sleep ever and my skin feels amazing! 

3. Just The Greens Ash Tray
The ultimate ash tray for your bowl piece. Often mistaken as art, these hand made pieces beautifully ash your glass for the next use. Catching all your ash in one convenient spot, until you’re ready to dispose of it. I love mine, it makes the experience of smoking easier and cleaner.

I encourage everyone to find little ways to give more love this holiday season.  Holding a door, buying the person behind you a coffee, or stuffing a stocking with an infused bath bomb, it’s all up to you, just do it with love.

Happy Holidays!
The Weed Writer

Doesn’t Everyone Smoke Weed Now?

My hippy, farm owning mom smokes pot. She enjoys a good wake and bake just as much as I do. People of all different ages, walks of life, & geographical locations smoke marijuana. But still a stigma surrounds cannabis users. Through education and sharing my stories, I want to cultivate a space that knocks down the walls surrounding weed and the people who choose to medicate. You smoke weed, I smoke weed, Obama smokes weed, let’s start appreciating and supporting one another.

And for those who choose to abstain, I respect you too, but I think everyone could use some more education about herb. My friend Franky* told me her mom is considering medical marijuana. Surprising me, since her traditional mother has always been opposed to the devil’s lettuce… However, since being diagnosed with a painful medical condition, her mom has changed her tune about pot. In order to completely understand how marijuana feels, in my opinion, you need to try it. Thinking back to my first time, trying weed was scary. Hindsight 20/20, try it with an open mind and a couch close by. Medicating can make life with crippling pain or anxiety a little bit better.  Everyone should be able to feel safe enough to try smoking herb. Some tried & true advice, start with a little puff and go from there. Nothing bad is going happen to you and if you feel scared, just take a deep breath and maybe a nap. Cannabis helps heal, so go find a safe space, a good friend and lit up.

Or don’t, but please stop giving me weird looks in the grocery store, yes, I get baked in the parking lot before shopping, get over it.  xo. 

Medicate mindfully,
Sofia D. Long
The Weed Writer