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Miami Reggae Festival

Miami Reggae Festival is a positive celebration highlighting the power of word, sound and art uniting us all as members of one human family. Join us as we celebrate the state and quality of being one. The daylong family-oriented festival will be composed of many elements but all share in a single idea: a state of being unified as one. As Bob Marley so humbly said, “one love, one aim, one destiny.” Families will be able to enjoy live performances of artists from diverse parts of the world reflective of our landscape, an artisan village of fine arts and visual arts, a food village, AEROGA yoga demonstrations by Tracie Wright- Vlaun, bike valet, social consciousness workshops, Artecology Experience that includes workshops with interactive and educational games for kids about recycling, reusing and reducing, composting by Fertile Earth Foundation, live art, networking platform for green enthusiasts and environmental non-profits to present and promote their mission and more.

The festival aims to inspire people to give of themselves to help make the world a better place in which to live. “We’re accomplishing this task by spreading art, culture and music while offering relief and humanitarian aid.”

Nutritional Blog: Dieting

Tired? Sluggish? Overweight? Have you tried every fad diet on the market for the last 10 years? Unfortunately, the majority of us can answer yes to these questions. There are diets like Atkins, the Grapefruit Diet, and there is even a diet that involves only powered shakes. Not only have these diets proven unsuccessful in many cases according to governmental research, they haven’t worked for us either.

All is Not Lost
All hope is not lost. It has recently been discovered that a healthy mind and body are not a result of how much you eat. Nor will the same diet work for every person. Each of us has a unique metabolic makeup. This simply means that no 2 people have the same body chemistry. And this makeup determines what you should and should not eat to maintain good health and a perfect weight.

No One Diet is Right for Everyone
Eating a meal that is right for your metabolic type will improve your energy, increase your mental capacities, and boost your emotional well-being. Each meal should leave you feeling well-satisfied for several hours. If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to maintain your energy level.
But if you feel worse in some way an hour or so after eating, such as:
You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
You develop a sweet craving
Your energy level drops
You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable
You feel depressed
…then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your last meal. You might be eating the perfect foods for your metabolism, but having too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.

Everyone Has Their Own Unique Metabolic Type
Many people are eating high-quality nutritious organic foods and are still quite sick. They haven’t touched sugar or junk food in ages and still suffer with many health problems. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the major physical ones is related to the fact that they are not eating appropriate foods for their metabolic type.

Metabolic Typing is a revolutionary system for optimizing whole body health. Diet and nutritional supplements are used to address the individual at a fundamental metabolic level, allowing for increased energy, weight loss and greater resistance to disease.

By conducting a series of simple tests we are able to determine each individual’s Metabolic Type. This is the fundamental way in which your body produces and processes energy. Armed with this knowledge the individual can knowingly select the foods and nutritional supplements that are tailored to his or her specific metabolism.

Many diets claim to promote energy and weight loss, but they only work effectively in the long term if they are compatible with your Metabolic Type. This explains why one person can lose weight on a particular diet, while another person might gain weight on exactly the same diet! Not all foods and supplements are equally good for all people. Metabolic Typing is the missing link that explains why one person’s food may literally be another person’s poison.

What is AEROGA??

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Celebrity trainer Tracie Wright Vlaun has taken her own international Power Yoga practice and created AEROGA. This is an Aerobic
Vinyasa Flow, focusing on high-energy, high-intensity, body-sculpting poses. AEROGA is structured for every person, young and old,
to engage in a workout that is innovative, powerful, rhythmically enhanced, and spiritually enlightening.
AEROGA brings strength, power, intensity, balance, excitement and passion together in one dynamic session.

NEW YEARS PURIFICATION PROGRAM

Jump Start the New Year with Our Purification Program
The festivities for many have been too much of the wrong choices and not enough of the good ones. January is the perfect month to jump start the New Year giving you the best gift of spiritual and physical health with the New Year and New You V Art of Wellness purification program.
“Tremendous increase in energy and focus. Complete loss of cravings and anxiety. Lost 24 lbs, 5% body-fat, 3 inches in waist!!! Easy to follow, even on big travel schedule. Will do it again”.
Jim Andrew West Norwalk, CT Businessman 37 y.o.
Detoxification is nothing new; it has been employed since the ancient times to acquire mental clarity and superior health. Today we are exposed to a countless of toxins which did not exist in the past, which challenge our liver and organs daily which makes purification programs a must, few times a year, to maintain good health.
Sources of toxins which we are exposed daily include:
• Food
• Air
• Water
• Intestinal Toxins
• Household Cleaning Products
• Personal Care Products
• Plastic
• Synergistic Effects of Toxins
• Toxic Metals
• Chemicals
Many detoxifications programs are now a day available which often focus on fasting and/or juicing which not only do not enhance detoxification, but in many cases, in toxic people cause very strong side effects.
Detoxifications programs must be created by a professional with a deep understanding of the detoxification pathways of the liver.

Why not Just Fast and Juicing?
• Breakdown of adipose tissue (lipolysis) results in surge of toxins into the circulation further overloading already impaired liver function
• Lack of fiber impedes fecal excretion and increases enterohepatic recirculation
• Insufficient calories impairs biotransformation (detoxification is highly energy dependent)

The Problem with Fasting and Juicing
• Fasting induces phase I enzymes–leading to overproduction of toxic intermediates
• Lack of exogenous antioxidants + depletion of endogenous glutathione = inadequate quenching of free radicals
• Lack of cofactors impairs phase II conjugation
• End result: oxidative stress, inflammation, aggravation of symptoms

Why V Art of Wellness Detoxification Program
Detoxification is a continuous physiologic process that your body depends on for survival. There are complex cellular detoxification mechanisms that are constantly at work for you all day, every day. Natural and synthetic chemicals are processes by this complex system of cells, organs, and organ systems to keep you healthy in the face of a virtually constant barrage of toxic material.
Potential Benefits includes:
• Increased Energy & Vitality
• Weight Loss
• Breaking Weight Loss Plateaus
• Better gut function
• Clearer thinking
• Improved Skin
• Better Sleep
• Improved Mood

The V Art of Wellness detoxification program is a gentle cleansing that includes strategic support meeting, all pertinent materials, supplements to support detoxification pathways, and an “empty junk drawer celebration”.

V Art of Wellness : BeFit Method

V ART OF WELLNESS » BeFIT™
BEFIT METHOD™

Christopher Vlaun’s BeFit Method™ is a multi-modal cross training program that teaches people of all fitness levels to actualize their innate, athletic potential. By incorporating natural resistance movements, nurturing agility, flexibility, strength and power, this method focuses on liberation and transformation from the inside out.

Incorporating an outdoor training circuit, The BeFit Method utilizes a variety of training modalities that dramatically improve joint stability and internal alignment, creating a solid core of symmetry, harmonized motion and inner balance. To ensure maximum results, BeFit routines are performed on the sand, trail, or grass. These natural elements trigger aggressive calorie burn while accelerating weight loss and muscle tone.

Training in an outdoor environment, without the artificial sensory distractions of a gym, is one of the cornerstones of the BeFit philosophy. Natural settings create an ideal opportunity to bring the focus back to the specific mind/body connection of the individual, making them aware of their breath, their heartbeat, their rhythm – and the fitness they were born to have.

BEFIT METHOD™ TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
1. Synergy (establish a primary connection of mind, body and spirit)
2. Inside Out Fuctional (movements that create a synergy of inner power and balance)
3. Focus on global functioning (the body’s movements not the individual muscles)
4. Pound for Pound (achieve an optimal power to weight ratio)
5. Train for your LIFE (train with an objective that relates to your life; i.e. activities, health, longevity)
6. Train all energy systems (Aerobic, Lactic Anaerobic, and Alactic Anaerobic)
7. Remove the unessential (every day remove what you do not need. i.e. bad habits, diet etc.)
8. Energy in-Energy out. (determine how much energy you will exert and eat for that)
9. Culmination (train for maximum results)
10. Rest (Recovery is a key element in your progression)

AREAS OF FOCUS “SPEM”
– Strength with the BeFit method (Relative strength to weight ratio, optimally carry your load)
– Power Endurance (Maximum exertion over duration)
– Endurance (Duration)
– Mobility (Establish stability, balance and coordination through a full range of motion.)

INSPIRATION
“All types of knowledge, ultimately leads to self knowledge” Bruce Lee
“Doubt can only be removed by action” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe