Mystic Tribe – Hi-Vibe Messaging And Commitment To Consciousness

April 1, 2018

I am over the moon and back over the gorgeous duo, Kaerhart and Luke, and their spirited environmentally conscious-driven brand of sunny tees, tanks, suits and sweatshirts exploding with high-vibe messaging all done in a fun, flirty, slightly retro way. What I love is that there is a little wink to their graphics and slogans, a sense of playfulness that keeps it from being like other those other ‘spiritual’ slogan lines. Theres is intention in Mystic Tribe and a heavy dose of joy. It’s not over the top serious. It’s fun. You can feel it. And that is exactly what these Kaerhart and Luke radiate.

But what is behind the brand is serious. And that’s the fact that it’s driven by a commitment to environmentally conscious manufacturing practices by using eco-friendly textiles and production techniques that strive to eliminate water usage by cutting our the dye process. They only make garments to order. In other words: no waste.

I discovered them during a week long challenge served up by the adorable Elevate The Globe girls. Britt was wearing the PSYCHIC tee and I was like…I HAVE TO MEET THESE GUYS!

 

Mystic Tribe is the lovechild of founders Kait Kaerhart and Luke Monteleone. While sitting in a natural hot spring in Thailand reflecting on their lives (and careers), the duo had a profound realization that they had a higher calling to channel their innate talents and energy into endeavors that truly made an impact. Months later, Mystic Tribe was birthed from their desire to fuse the spiritual wisdom and practices they’ve learned over the years with modern day lifestyle. Our mission is to empower a tribe of spiritual seekers and yogis, while curating pieces that support the conscious lifestyles they lead. Our motto; “We Are One Tribe”, serves as the heartbeat of our brand and is reflected in every fiber of our existence.

Below are some of my favorite pieces. They are all so playful and bright – I want them all! So does Aria and what better messaging for a tween?!

MORE ABOUT THEIR CONSCIOUS PRACTICES

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What’s also cool is they have a live podcast video show and they recently had Shaman Durek on who I love so so much and hope to see in the next few weeks for a private session. Check this out below – you can meet Kaerhart youself and this excellent interview with the beloved Shaman D.

What Is A Shaman? w/ Shaman Durek

 

“What Is A Shaman?” video clip from podcast #2: “Redefining The Shaman” with Shaman Durek. Thank you for watching our mystical interview. ✨ Be sure to leave a comment below and share this with your friends!

For the full audio of the podcast, visit our Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/user-786082517/redefining-the-shaman-w-shaman-durek


New interview segments and inspirational videos will be posted weekly. Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEoI…

Join the behind the scenes discussion about our videos and other mystical topics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mystictribeco/

Connect with Kaerhart at: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaerhart/
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2F9GwFG

You can follow Mystic Tribe at: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mystictribeco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mystictribeco/

 

Lagree Fitness Studio Westwood + WeHo

March 30, 2018

Although there’s over 300+ Lagree Fitness locations worldwide, LA is the only place in the world where you can try out Sebastien Lagree’s personally owned and operated studios – you know, the fitness guru praised by Hollywood’s A-list for keeping their bodies in tip-top shape with his Megaformer machine?

Well now you can visit the first-ever “Megaformer Pop-Up Studio” — Lagree Fitness Studio Westwood – featuring Lagree’s signature 50-minute Megaformer classes on his newer M3S machines 7x a week. Check out the class schedule here. Leading ladies like Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, Michele Obama and Sofia Vergara swear by the workout for long, lean muscles without the bulk. This class will literally hit every muscle in the shortest possible workout (hardest, bafflingly so!) I think I have ever had. Think WTF this is isane, hard AF and freaking AMAZING!!!!

Like its sister studio in West Hollywood, the new Lagree Fitness Studio outpost will soon offer Lagree’s signature 25-minute, full-body HIIT workout every half-hour on Lagree’s patented Supra machine — the Megaformer cousin that inclines and tilts like a space simulator, turning you into an actual puddle of sweat.

Until they swap out the M3S for the Supras this Summer, head to either location for a 400-cal-burning session dubbed “Hollywood’s Toughest Workout,” by the LA Times, and maybe you’ll spot some studio favorites like Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, or Ashley Graham among your class crowd.

  • Lagree Fitness Studio Addresses:

o   Westwood location: 1001 Gayley Ave., Westwood, CA, 90924

o   West Hollywood Location: 375 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

Celebrity Fans of Lagree Fitness Studio & Lagree Fitness Method: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, Ashley Graham, Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Bella Thorne, Calvin Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, Lea Michele, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karli Kloss, Toni Garrn, Eva Longoria, Ronda Rousey, Marcia Cross, Elizabeth Hurley, Molly Sims, Martha Hunt, Rebecca Romijn, Courtney Cox, David Duchovny, Jeremy Piven, Mary J. Blige, and more.

Stop, PAUSE and Float

March 26, 2018

So there I was, one hour from my first sensory deprivation experience. I was somewhat nervous to be perfectly honest. Me – alone in the dark, baptized into my sub-conscious mind. On any typical day thoughts race through head like George Costanza on LSD.

It was raining that day – the perfect segue into what was a new and unique experience to me. I sat in the lobby for what felt like 30 seconds and was guided to THE POD.

The rules of the experience were explained – but I failed to listen – I was too excited to start that I almost forgot to take the required shower before entry.

I stared at the pod for a few moments – it reminded me of something out of a science fiction film from the 1960’s.

As I entered the pod, I adjusted into a comfortable position onto my back and held my feeble, herniated neck into place. Once I felt the 1000 pounds of salted water holding me like a baby, I let go. I shut the music off. Then the lights. I expanded my arms, ya know, like Christ…and let go.

I watched the thoughts fly through my head like the Jetsons.

“This is like a Black Mirror episode…”

“What if the pod doesn’t open?”

“What if it did and an alien wielding a scalpel was standing over me?”

“Did I eat today? There must be taco shop close by.

And then…I entered the Theta state. I felt as if I was spinning, forward and back, left to right. I hallucinated a bit (just some shiny lights) and I fell into sleep. The most calm sleep I have ever had.

A voice awoke me telling me my session was complete.

I disembarked the vessel, washed all the salt from my body and vowed to do this again as soon as possible.

– Christian Majewski

Pause Float introduces you to the art of floating, a revolution in stress-reduction and regeneration, a contemporary practice where you tune out the chaotic external world – and tune into your innermost consciousness. For an hour at a time, immerse into one of their private, soundproof flotation suites and float in our custom-blend of buoyant Epsom salts, allowing you to lie back and tune out, unplugging from every sound, care and worry.

 

Benefits

sleep

stress relief

pain management

mindfulness and creativity

focus and productivity

athletic performance

physical recovery

They also have INFRARED SAUNA

PRICING

introductory | 60-min.

single session | $69
three-session package | $189 ($63 per session, includes a 30-min. infrared sauna session)

standard | 60-min.

single session | $75
two-session package | $130 ($65 per session)
five-session package* | $300 ($60 per session)
ten-session package* | $570 ($57 per session)

*sharable packages

NEW | EXPRESS FLOAT | 40-min.

single session* | $49

*introductory and standard pricing is the same, no packages available

 

The Science of Floating

During the early 1950s there was a big question in the world of neurophysiology as the source of our brain’s consciousness. Is the brain simply an organ reacting to external stimuli, or is there some internal force that it responds to as well? There were many theories as to how the brain would react to a completely sensory-free environment.

One man named John C. Lilly decided to find out. By 1954, Lilly had built the first ever floatation tank in the National Institute of Mental Health Lab in the Virgin Islands. Lilly’s tank used water to allow people to float comfortably and to effectively reduce all sensation of touch.

The results were incredible. Lilly found more and more people coming out feeling amazing, reporting of personal discovery and self-actualization. This encouraged Lilly to continue his exploration of the float tank, building one or two more tanks in different laboratories in the United States.

For the next 20 years, floating remained exclusively in the laboratory setting, until 1972 when Lilly partnered up with Glenn and Lee Perry. He asked them to design a commercially available float tank that people could have in their homes.  The first float center was opened, a five-tank center in Beverly Hills in 1979.

This center was met with immediate success and was emulated across the US.  Float centers started popping up in every major city, new manufacturers started to enter the market, and the industry as a whole began to make a name for itself. After 60 years of progress, the world of floating is becoming mainstream. Tranquil lighting, therapeutic music, two-way communication and lobby controls, aesthetically pleasing design, and a welcoming environment have led to a new beginning in the industry.

13353 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90066 • 310.439.1972

More about floating!

Regenerate

floating lowers stress hormones, replenishes neurotransmitters, and releases endorphins, which induces ultra-deep relaxation and provides a zen-like afterglow that can last for days

Relax

effortlessly slip into meditative states, which has a plethora of proven benefits. you’ll feel intensely awake, yet extremely relaxed and clear-headed

Recharge

the womb-like environment provides a euphoric boost in energy, which is ideal for when we’re jet lagged, sleep deprived, or drained from a long work-week

Recover

greatly accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself from the effects of stress, intense workouts, late-nights, and overstimulation

Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle and The Effects of Inflammation

March 20, 2018

What if there was ONE unifying cause of all your health and wellness issues? If there was one thing you could target that would resolve your blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, dementia, even bad skin and aging? Well there may actually be a root cause of all these conditions and more. That thing is INFLAMMATION. Chronic inflammation is widely recognized as the central pathologic feature of all the things that kill us the most, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and even cancers. But even if you consider yourself healthy and disease-free, stopping chronic inflammation can be your ticket to slowing the aging process, better skin, less infection like colds and flus, and even faster athletic recovery and less injury.

Everyone is familiar with acute inflammation. It is the body’s natural response to injury, infections, or any type of damage. The redness, warmth, and swelling that happens when we injure ourselves is the way that the body heals. The process is complicated, and it involves things like cellular mediators, hormones, oxidative stress and coagulation factors. But if we didn’t have those biologic mechanisms, we wouldn’t make it out of childhood. What happens when that inflammatory process that is so beneficial when you twist your ankle or catch a cold, never shuts off? The result is CHRONIC INFLAMMATION and a myriad of conditions, many of which are life-threatening. The problem with a chronic inflammatory response is persistent oxidative stress and free radicals, which run roughshod through your DNA, cells and organs to produce damage. For example, it is free radical and oxidative damage that destroys the sensitive lining of your blood vessels, makes your heart arteries stiff (raising your blood pressure), and even changes cholesterol into a form that becomes sticky and eventually blocks your arteries and leads to arteriosclerosis and heart attacks. And it is also free radicals that age the skin prematurely and cause wrinkles.

Although there are many sources of chronic inflammation (such as smoking, toxins, etc), the main causes are the foods we eat. Animal products, processed sugars and white flour all produce those inflammatory reactions. The good news is that the acute inflammation dies down in about 4 hours. The bad news is that then it’s time for lunch and the process starts all over again! But if the thought of chronically being bombarded with inflammatory mediators scares you, there is a fix. ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES. And the place to find these amazing substances is in plants. Not in a pill or a bottle, but in actual unprocessed plant foods. The scientific term for these compounds is phytonutrients. These are plant derived substances that have a wide array of amazing properties, such as removing free radicals, deactivating cancer-causing substances, improving immune function, and stopping inflammation in the vessels and organs. Unleashing the anti-inflammatory power of phytonutrients is simple: eat plants, and eat lots of them. It is also best to eat a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds, because there are thousands of phytonutrients (one vegetable can contain dozens of them) and they act together synergistically to exert the maximum health effects.

The takeaway message is that it isn’t necessary to treat a host of conditions with different methods. Attacking the underlying chronic inflammation will resolve the majority of health issues, from the minor to the life-threatening. And it is as easy as a trip to the produce section of the grocery store or the farmer’s market

Industry-Leading Physician Stacy Mitchell Doyle MD 
Offers Plant-Based Alternatives to Pharmaceuticals
 
FoodTherapyMD, a Los Angeles-based health information center, is proud to announce the start of its new consultation service, entitled “Second Opinion.” Second Opinion aims to provide patients with alternative methods to treat illnesses and manage their health without relying on the heavy use of pharmaceuticals, so common in today’s treatment plans. By tailoring a patient’s diet using unique properties in plants, Second Opinion is able to specifically address a variety of health conditions.
 
Second Opinion consultations are available with FoodTherapyMD’s resident physician, Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD. After receiving her degree from UCLA’s School of Medicine, Dr. Stacy opened her own practice in Internal Medicine and treated patients there for nearly two decades, often developing “food prescriptions” tailored to specific health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. A long-time advocate of plant-based diets, Dr. Stacy is thrilled to now be able to fully commit her time and extensive knowledge of evidence-based, plant-centric nutrition to help people through her work with FoodTherapyMD.
 
“Our motto at FoodTherapyMD is ‘food is medicine,’ and that is something I have come to truly believe in,” explained Dr. Stacy. “I have witnessed, first-hand, the tremendous benefits that transitioning to a plant-based diet can have on a person’s health; benefits that can be achieved without a reliance on prescription drugs,” she added. “Second Opinion provides a personalized path for people to treat not only the symptoms of an illness, but the root cause of the problem as well.”
 
In addition to offering consultation services to individuals, FoodTherapyMD is also offering Second Opinion to physician groups and corporate initiatives. Businesses looking for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, or medical professionals seeking to learn more about plant-based nutritional protocols are encouraged to reach out.
 
To schedule a Second Opinion with Dr. Stacy, or to inquire about a group consultation series, interested parties can complete a brief application on the FoodTherapyMD website.
About FoodTherapyMD
FoodTherapyMD is the brainchild of Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD – or Dr. Stacy as she is known by her patients. After completing medical training and residency at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Stacy obtained her board certification in Internal Medicine and set up private practice in Los Angeles. But after nearly two decades, Dr. Stacy realized that she was participating in a failing medical system, and she began to treat her patients using plant-based nutritional protocols. FoodTherapyMD takes the concept of food as medicine to the next level. Not only do they promote whole, plant-based diets for disease management and longevity, they recognize that phytonutrients, the things that make plant food so amazing, can be tailored to fight specific disease states.