Moon Medicine: Hormones & Cycles

“Traditionally, the Moontime is the sacred time of a woman when she is honored as a Mother of the Creative Force. During this time she is allowed to release the old energy her body has carried and prepare for reconnection to the Earth Mother’s fertility that she will carry in the next Moon or month. Our Ancestors understood the importance of allowing each woman to have her Sacred Space during this time of reconnection, because women were the carriers of abundance and fertility…” - Jamie Sams

The female cycle is intimately connected to the moon cycle. Just like the moon & the sun, our physical & energetic bodies cycle monthly & yearly. The moon has particular influence over our monthly cycles and those cycles then impact and shift the energy of women around us. We truly are all connected. Moontime used to be a time when women would gather and nurture one another sharing wisdom, support, and honor for their bodies. In our modern society, many of us women are completely disconnected from our cycles. More common than not, our bodies have been influenced or altered by birth control, we are unaware of the phases of our cycle, our own fertility, and we often see “that time of the month” as the repetitively horrible, embarrassing, and annoying times in our lives.

There is no doubt that birth control was revolutionary for women. Many of the sisters who came before us fought with everything they had so that we had the choice to work and conceive, if and when we wanted. In modern day, electricity and artificial light (at all times of the day), lack of women’s circles and wisdom from our elders have all contributed to a loss of the natural connection between ourselves, our bodies, and the moon.

In the workshop I am leading on March 3rd, Moon Medicine: Hormones & Cycles, we will explore the medicine of the moon. We will learn how to naturally sync our cycles to the moon and how to use seed cycling and nourishing herbs to help guide your body back into its natural rhythm. We will learn how to listen to our bodies and pay attention to what needs to be healed, as well as learn natural remedies for common menstrual ailments.

This is also a time to honor the cycles of a woman’s life, from the beginning of womanhood to the transition and birth of a new self in peri-menopause and menopause. We will highlight the joys and struggles and the meanings behind the presence or absence of our Moontime at the different phases of life. This connection is what we are meant to share in as women, it’s the TRIBE that heals…this is Tribe Medicine.
 

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If you feel called to work with me one-on-one I am accepting new patients on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays at my office at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla. If you resonate with Moon Medicine, I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 3rd! Sign up at the link below!

Dr. Leah Gordon
Naturopathic Doctor at Tribe Medicine
Trilogy Sanctuary

Mizu Water Bottle SALE at TOTEM Boutique!

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Totem SALE
20% OFF quality Mizu double-insulated, stainless steel, durable bottles…sport cap bottles available! Sale ends Sunday, January 14th! 

Mizu High Level
Mizu is the original action sports water bottle brand, providing innovative reusable containers that help reduce waste created by single-use plastic bottles and cups. 

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Mizu Overview
In 2008, pro-snowboarder, Jussi Oksanen had a vision: to curate a line of reusable products with both function and design. Products for the creative, the style-focused, the never-say-no-to-an-adventure type. Products that could take the beating a professional athlete would throw their way and keep coming back for more. That, our friends, is how Mizu was born.

At Mizu, we don’t just sell an adventure rich lifestyle, we live it. From our global team of athletes, photographers, and explorers right down to the people developing our products, we spend half our lives outdoors running our gear into the ground. So don’t worry – we’ve got you covered for round the clock icy cold water, steaming hot coffee, lifetime warranties, and so much more because it’s what we need too. But who says a kick-ass product can’t be good looking at the same time? Not Mizu. Which is why we focus on elevated design, innovative finishes and a final product that you’ll want to own as much for how it looks as how it functions.

Our path at Mizu is an authentic one. From our very beginnings to our ongoing mission, we have blazed a trail by engineering products that reflect who are and where we want to go.
 

Totem New Sustainable Partner: Groceries Apparel

Organic. Recycled. Local. 

Totem by Trilogy is excited to partner with Groceries Apparel from Los Angeles, California! Groceries is a responsible clothing manufacturer of women’s and men’s contemporary basics using organic + recycled materials and vegetable dye!

New Totem racerback tanks branded by Groceries and black cardigans coming soon! Already in Totem are Groceries hoodies and long sleeve tops perfect for La Jolla winter weather - stop by our boutique and view the selection of 50+ eco, yoga & local San Diego brands.

Also note, Totem Gift Cards (valid only in La Jolla store) on sale - a perfect present which can be applied to yoga classes too :) If you can't find everything you want in La Jolla then check out our online boutique

Surfrider San Diego Yoga Donation Classes at Trilogy Sanctuary

Trilogy Sanctuary is excited to partner with The Surfrider San Diego Chapter to aid in their mission for clean water and beaches! 

WHAT: Donation YOGA classes for Surfrider San Diego
WHEN: Saturdays at 10:30 am on outdoor Sky Deck  
WHERE: 7650 Girard Ave, Suite 401, La Jolla, CA 92037
HOSTTrilogy Sanctuary - organic + vegan cafe, yoga studio & event space

Only cash donations please, arrive early due to limited mat space and enjoy an organic meal or drink post class! 

MESSAGE BELOW FROM SURFRIDER: 

WHY WE FIGHT FOR CLEAN WATER AND HEALTHY BEACHES

Our ocean, waves and beaches are vital economic and ecological treasures, which we depend on for our livelihoods, recreation and future. But there are numerous threats to clean water and healthy beaches, including polluted runoff, offshore drilling, habitat loss, development, climate change, plastic in the ocean and trash on the shore. Now, more than ever, it is important for each of us to get involved and create scalable change from the ground up to protect our ocean, coasts and planet for this and future generations. 

The Surfrider Foundation and our network of coastal defenders have been working to protect the ocean and coasts for 33 years. In the past decade, the Surfrider network has achieved more than 400 victories, representing coastal wins for beach access, coastal preservation, healthy beaches, ocean protection and clean water. 

These significant coastal victories would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our incredible network of supporters, members, partners and volunteers, who stand up day in and day out to help protect our ocean and coasts. With decreased federal support to environmental agencies, renewed threats from offshore drilling and the ongoing battle to protect clean water and healthy beaches, Surfrider’s grassroots network is more critical than ever. Our local activism and stewardship allow us to continue to advance proactive policies at the state and local levels, while our network’s vast coverage across the U.S. provides an integral front line of defense from threats. 

What are you fighting for? Become a member today to be a part of the solution and watch the video, What Are You Fighting For?

Long Live Clean Water and Healthy Beaches!

SAN DIEGO'S TOP 15 VEGAN RESTAURANTS

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by the San Diego Union Tribune

Trilogy Sanctuary has been gaining some traction lately among the local San Diego food lovers and the awards are coming in! Trilogy Cafe has been voted into San Diego’s top 15 vegan restaurants by the San Diego Union Tribune joining their prestigious favorites list.

We at Trilogy Sanctuary see this as a reflection of the dedication and loving work that goes into every yoga class and behind every edible expression coming out of Trilogy Cafe. We are dedicated to serving the La Jolla neighborhood and San Diego community not only healthy superfood smoothies, salads and nourishingly hearty cooked meals, but a variety of yoga styles, spiritual services and community gatherings and events. We are honored to feel and see the love coming back to us everyday by the smiles our customers are wearing upon arrival on our beautiful rooftop.  

At Trilogy Sanctuary the vegan food is not just a trend but an expression of our core values, the commitment to offer a safe space for spiritual growth, healthy lifestyles, our relationship to the planet we inhabit and to the whole ecosystem we are engaging with. For more information on our offerings, yoga workshops and events in the heart of La Jolla, check out the Trilogy Sanctuary events page

 

Interested in checking out our healthy organic menu?

Trilogy tops San Diego travel guide

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Rooftop Sanctuary in La Jolla Village

Trilogy's rooftop oasis is not only a place for for health-seekers, it's for the lovers of sunshine with the desire to come together for food, yoga and community events. Trilogy Sanctuary's rooftop overlooks La Jolla Village and the invitingly beautiful Pacific Ocean. Inside the cafe you will find eye candy from local artists displaying their creative work while waiting in line to order from our wonderfully crafted menu.

Our options for indoor seating and outdoor lounging is set up for great views of La Jolla Village, aerial yoga, live music and the blue sky. The community at Trilogy is strong and always growing, connecting all with the common intention of spiritual-growth and physical health. The Trilogy Cafe menu includes many traditional items along with creative spins on classic indulgences.

We have heard in the past and is a consistent theme from our community so we invite you to take the advice from a San Diego local Sabrina Must after her recent visit to Trilogy Sanctuary, “your mouth will literally water as you read through the menu and stare at the food sent out to tables”. ” Everything looks so delicious choosing one or two dishes is merely impossible. Therefore I recommend either coming with a large group so you can taste test the entire menu or returning a few times!”.

If you haven’t yet, check out Trilogy Sanctuary on Facebook and Instagram to see photos of the thoughtfully crafted food along with details for upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the mouth-watering cafe menu but clicking the link below.

 

 

 

 

TRILOGY Named Top 11 California Vegan Restaurant!

Trilogy has been receiving quite a bit of press recently, especially from vegan YouTube channels, bloggers and health enthusiasts. As an award-winning yoga studio and cafe in the heart of La Jolla we are truly grateful for the love.

A recent article “11 California vegan restaurants to add to your bucket list” from Spoon University featured Trilogy Sanctuary on their path to  “eat your way through California - vegan style”. ” As an all organic, vegan cafe, Trilogy offers an incredible variety of vibrant, healthy dishes for yogis and foodies alike.”

Was it the enticing eggplant or ravishing ravioli? We do know this rooftop sanctuary offers astonishing ocean views and great tasting organic food. Whether you come for breakfast and a cup of locally roasted organic coffee or the full moon drumming circle, our community keeps everyone feeling welcome and coming back to share the good energy.

Curious in trying yoga for the first time? We have options for everyone from the beginner to the experienced yogi. Check out our yoga schedule here. Curious in deepening your practice? Check out our great vinyasa yoga teacher training here at Trilogy Sanctuary.

 

 

La Jolla Best Yoga Studio and Healthy Dining

Trilogy Sanctuary is becoming a favorite to the local La Jolla yoga community and the polls are in. Is it the delicious superfood smoothies? Maybe the infrared yoga classes in the moon room? Whatever it was that attracted you the reader to the wonderful rooftop sanctuary it’s the beautiful combination of it all that influenced the votes.

La Jolla Light: Best Healthy Dining

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La Jolla Light readers voted Trilogy Sanctuary Cafe as Best Healthy Dining in the 2017 Best of Jolla Reader’s Poll. It’s simply hard to beat our delicious acai bowls especially when combined with the refreshing ocean breeze and our comfy couches under the blue sky. Have you tried the perfect tacos? They pair nicely with one of the seasonal draft kombucha flavors for a healthy post yoga class meal.

La Jolla Village News: Best Yoga Studio

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The San Diego yoga community has been loving the diversity of yoga classes and workshops offered so much that Trilogy Sanctuary has been awarded with La Jolla Village News Best Yoga Studio. Whether you like to keep your yoga practice on the ground or take it into the air Trilogy Sanctuary offers classes for every style. Along with our diverse options for packages and memberships you can choose classes such as rocket vinyasa and gentle flow in the infrared moon room or the aerial healing class on the rooftop deck. With the rich diversity of yoga styles and levels, there is something offered for anyone interested in yoga.

Whether it’s your first time trying yoga, you have been practicing for your whole life or somewhere in-between, Trilogy’s experienced teachers have something to offer everyone. Are you interested in becoming a certified yoga teacher or aerial yoga teacher?

Check out one of our great training programs offered onsite in La Jolla.