contest: Raw for 30 – starts now.

contest: Raw for 30 – starts now.

3 free Evolve your Holiday Projects up for grabs –

for 3 brave souls who want to join  me in GO RAW FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONTEST.

My evolve your traditions club is starting soon…. and there is an Ayurveda Gone Raw option for those serious about their curiosity. I started yesterday… and Winston (my husband) said, “Raw for 30 – you’ll probably never go back.” My aunt asked when I’ll be eating “real food” again. We’ll see.  My family is shifting towards raw with me (they have no intention to be 100% raw through the holidays, but probably at least double what they were at.

If you’re in the same boat a me, and want  support: Reply below.

To win a free Evolve your Traditions Project:
Simply, Reply on why :  you want it and who else in your life will benefit from  your personal commitment.

Contest closes in 48 hours (noon MST, Nov. 16).

And did I tell you who is part of the TEAM YOGAHEALER EVOLVE YOUR  TRADITIONS PROJECT, (a.k.a. Evolve your Winter Traditions Project):

  • raw food TV gurus: Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes Monarch (youtube raw t.v.)
  • radical evolutionaries: Claire Zammit & Craig Hamilton (Feminine Power & Integral Enlightenment)
  • minimal blogger: Everett  Bogue (Far Beyond the Stars)
  • ayurveda foodie:  Chef Johnny  &   Joseph Immel (they aren’t a couple, mind you…Eat Taste Heal  & Joyful Belly)
  • ayurveda life practices  (Shantree Kacera & Melanie Sachs, not a couple either.. but both blissfully married).

I can’t believe it. There are still a few invites out for big stars… let me know who you want your deep burning questions answered from.

p.s. Raw for 30 will be an optional part of the Evolve your Winter Traditions Project,  open to any  of you who want a serious shift BEFORE NEW YEAR’s!  And are get serious to get to the heart of  food addictions. Start dates: between now and Dec. 1.

Holy cow, I’m off my rocker. No one worth their dime would offer a Raw for the Holidays Project – I mean – what about all the hassle for mother-in-laws at thanksgiving? Aren’t we just adding more stress to those whom we cook and  enjoy meals? Not to mention, that the local ski hill already has a 55″ base. Chia seeds for powder days?….

tu chica loca,
cate

 

Cate Stillman
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19 Comments
  • Gayle
    Posted at 15 November 2010

    I have been studying nutrition for years including raw with the Ann Wigmore Institute and others. I have Angela Stokes raw recipes ebook. I would love to put my knowledge together with the experts you have teamed up with.

    I am offering a yoga and nutrition workshop series in 2011 and this would be great information to incorporate into my workshop series.

    Thanks for putting this great team together.

  • Kimberly Olsen
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    Raw through the dead of winter in Teton Valley!? What a concept!
    It’s gonna sound a little freaky to some (or most) but so is sugary, heavy fat laden food so common this season. After going raw for 20 and experiencing the unexpected high that goes along with it, then falling of the bus was almost a downer. It would feel great to jump back on and allow myself some more introspection. My husband (Dee) has not had the most successful hunting season so the benefit would be in stretching the game and adding a different dimension and curiosity to those around us in the way we use food in this dark cold season.Ready to rock some Raw- K.

  • Mary Mullaney
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I think i should do your thingie for free because I/we just finished a 6 month full time political campaign wherein we endured lots of cheese/dip plates at many functions) and various “meat avoidance/without being rude to our constituent base” situations/techniques as we traveled through our district as democrats, by the way, striving to protect education for your children (we don’t have any) etc. amongst other important goals, my husband got skinny, I got a little fatter. need I say more? love, Mary Mullaney

  • Anna
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I would love to be included! I have dabbled a little with raw since last spring, but have never really had the support to go fully raw. What better time than now? I’m attending classes at Idaho State University right now and can’t really afford to take the course, but I would love to share my experienc with my family and my friends throughout the holidays and into the New Year as well. Please pick me!

  • Allison Modafferi
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    Hello Cate! I’m so happy to check out your website! Brooks and Sarah have spoken of you so highly, and with such love and delight! I’m a yoga teacher with them at Sangati Yoga & Massage in Charlotte, NC. This season is one of great transition for me, as I leave my full time job to step more fully into my role as a teacher and at the studio. In the next 2-3 months, I will take on several more classes, apply for my Anusara Inspired status, and begin a course of study with Douglas Brooks. I’m interested in studying Ayurveda, too, and would like to ask for your guidance! Brooks introduced me to the Winter Traditions project – it seems like the perfect beginning. 🙂 Thank you! be well, Allison

  • Suzanne Leusch
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I would love a free spot as part of the 100% raw Evolve Your Winter Tradition Project. Why because it’s completely nuts, raw in December and I’m up for the challenge. During the month of October i did a traditional PK, I ate kitchari for 75% of the month a total of 14 days was solely kitchari. It was the most powerful healing experience of my life. I would love to compare that with 30 days raw during the month of December in TV. An added bonus would be that my primary teacher would probably not support it (i don’t intent to ask her opinion before) so i think it would be interesting to get her feed back after the 30 days are up. I intend to start December 1. If clarity and purpose is a result than anyone i came into contact would benefit. Good luck!

  • Kathryn Leonard
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I can’t remember the last time I felt spiritually awake during the holidays. My intentions to align with the divine seem to fall apart around Thanksgiving as I let myself plunge into a pattern of glut—excess debt, excess chaos, excess consumption. By New Year’s Day, I am feeling depleted and hating myself for eating and drinking so much of what was offered in the name of love. By mid January, when the credit card bills arrive, I am hating myself for going into debt in order to buy family members wares that likely are only adding to their excess accumulation.

    I am not the matriarch of the family right now, but my day will come. One day, when my children and their children come to my home to celebrate this blessed time—this sacred time that marks the return of the sun’s light and warmth, I hope to share my love by offering life-enhancing fare and rituals. Food that IS life and love nurtures life and love. I am up for this challenge Cate, and I am ready to rewrite our holiday traditions. Please help.

  • Sarah Greer
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I am finding myself becoming a complete nay sayer about this whole raw food thing. I find myself thinking things like 100% raw food diet is hard to digest, uncomfortable for the season we are in, that it would be unsatisfying, expensive, and difficult to do with my busy schedule, I even doubt that it would change the way I feel in my body, I feel pretty good, I think. I cleanse, I eat soups and veggies afterall. So before I get entrenched into this line of thinking, perhapse it would be good to have an opportunity to be prooved wrong. I can’t seem to be any other way than brutally honest- so I won’t be swayed lightly.

  • Dyan Murphy
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    I would love to help my family by participating in your Evolve your Holidays Project! My twins just turned 3 and my little girl is 10 pounds lighter than her twin brother. Surely a Vata, 3rd percentile and 3 inches shorter than her twin, I can’t stop worrying. The (traditional) doctor says she’s just little but I can’t help wondering. So many variables I’m not sure where to start. Help!

  • clarissa wells
    Posted at 16 November 2010

    Holy Cow, or shall I say holy beets, I would love to take on the challenge of going “raw for the holiday” Cate with vigor & perhaps even win the contest :o)….. I love beets and would love to eat totally raw & see how my Vata holds up, plus I need to know if this is the answer to fix my body. It’s not just about me though, I also have a yen to evolve my family’s holiday traditions to be more sacred and divine. I yearn for my family to indulge in the upcoming holiday with a new look and feel & become more radiant, healthy & selfless. I realize It will be a huge challenge, but one that suits my needs and it sounds fantastic and fun.

  • Melissa McMaster
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    Hi Kate!

    The right thing at the right time

    2010 has been a year of emotional goodbyes for me. In April I had to leave my job and career of 20 years due to a parasympathetic nervous system condition presenting as Post Traumatic Stress disorder. I’ve been on disability for the past six months and have just been approved for six more.  The rest from the time off is good and the treatment of medicine and talk therapy is working but I long for something more. I’ve been researching the raw food lifestyle and Ayurvedic living for months but I haven’t been able to get up the energy to start such a lifestyle change all by myself. I need to entrench myself in a community that would aid in the process. 
    The Winter Traditions project promises to do just that! I’d have something to look forward to daily to get through the winter blues. I’d be 100% committed as I could dedicate a lot of my time to the program.  

    My kids want Mom and happy holidays back

    Being gifted this program would also greatly benefit my two teenage kids, Jarryn and Breana. They have witnessed how the depression has immobilized me over the years. Our holidays have been quite bleak and empty. This program could be the catalyst to change that. My daughter at 14 is already a budding vegitarian and we could bond over the learning of the new traditions. My 19 year old son has epilepsy and I’m convinced a change in his eating and lifestyle habits would serve him well. 

    I know that I have found you and your wonderful free opportunity because: 
    “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
    It would be an emotional experience that I would cherish for the rest of my life. 
    I’m ready.  I hope you pick me.

  • Melissa McMaster
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    The right thing at the right time

    2010 has been a year of emotional goodbyes for me. In April I had to leave my job and career of 20 years due to a parasympathetic nervous system condition presenting as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’ve been on disability for the
    past six months and have been approved for six more. The rest from the time off is good and the treatment of medicine and talk therapy is working but I long for something more. I’ve been researching the raw food lifestyle and Ayurvedic
    living for months but I haven’t been able to get up the energy to start such a lifestyle change all by myself. I need to entrench myself in a community that would aid in the process.
    The Evolve Your Winter Tradition Project promises to do just that! I’d have something to look forward to daily to get through the winter blues. I’d be 100% committed as I could dedicate a lot of my time to it.

    My kids want Mom and Happy Holidays back

    Being gifted this program would also greatly benefit my two teenage kids, Jarryn and Breana. They have witnessed how the depression has immobilized me over the years. Our holidays have been quite bleak and empty. This program could be the
    catalyst to change that. My daughter at 14 is already a budding vegetarian and we could bond over the learning of the new traditions. My 19 year old son has epilepsy and I’m convinced a change in his eating and lifestyle habits would
    serve him well.

    I know that I have found you and your wonderful free opportunity because: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” It would be an emotional experience that I would cherish for the rest of my life.
    I’m ready. I hope you pick me.

  • sarah hutchinson
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    Consciousness…the final frontier…raw in a Rocky Mountain winter, dropping in on a powder day with a belly alight with agni…cool and smooth, fueled by prana shakti. Let’s create a center of gravity so prana filled it will expand and light the darkness of the Kali Yuga. The cultural tamas, that sucking sound that is altogether deafening erased by the bell clear dawn, clear and spacious, rooted and supple. Sattvic Holy Days: use the 3 A’s!

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  • Liz
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    I’m curious because it is crazy! I’ve never heard of such a thing before – ayurveda and raw food in the cold of winter in the mountains!!!??? And we’re not talking sit down and meditate your way through the 30 days we’re talking full on challenges – family, friends, traditions and of course as much powder skiing as time allows! It’s mind blowing really. I am so curious! I would certainly entertain (if not influence) others with this crazy concept. But, as with most things, when they see the results – clarity, beauty, quiet…that will be all the “convincing” they will need. I wish you all the best on this journey…curiosity is biting me and pushing me towards the challenge!

  • laurie johns
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    I was 17 when I first attempted to stay healthy through the Holidays. Family gatherings with sweets and alcohol are greatly tempting. I think my aunts thought I was crazy when I brought brown rice to the party, but nobody forgot and nobody questions my diet or why I look so healthy anymore.

    I am now teaching yoga again in South Korea and I feel an obligation to myself and my students to set an example. People want to believe it’s the yoga that keeps me young, but I think it has more to do with “thought energy” (though yoga is a part of it). I just finished the fall cleanse with Cate during which I noticed mostly a shift in my thinking. It was as if eating only what my body needed also cleansed my mind of unnecessary chatter and negativity.

    Taking part in the challenge would be an opportunity to shift away from the customary heaviness and tightening up I feel in winter. One of the reasons I cleansed was to experience this time of year in a new way and with a different perspective;I would really like to continue
    down this path and I can sense a little depression looming around the edges especially on cold, dark days. My daughter is now studying nutrition in Ely Minnesota and has been talking about Gabriel Cousens lately. I think she is very interested in the raw food movement and educating others in her peer group. This would give us an opportunity to bond across great distance also.

  • Kate
    Posted at 17 November 2010

    I’m really excited to see how the momentum of this project has built from inception until now- super great.

    I’ve been, through my yoga practice and art practice, working on beginning new traditions for myself and my chosen family in the past month or so. In a residency I just completed I started working on projects centered around food and hospitality and generosity. I deepened my understanding of two elements of my life: that generosity creates meaning and connection; and that generous traditions are the best traditions.

    I work in local food systems now, and so the raw food connection makes sense. When I began my Ayurvedic education with you years ago, we weren’t talking all that much about living foods; I’m intensely curious about this new shift and momentum you are building. I don’t know that I get it; and I’ve had a flippant attitude about raw food diets in the past (probably because of the LA movie star food fad thing…). And since I work in farming, my diet in the summer is basically vegetables. Ridiculous quantities of vegetables. I get made fun of for carrying bags of raw turnips around to eat. I don’t do this in the winter so much for the obvious reason that I don’t have a CSA share coming from work every week. I eat baked things and drink too much coffee.

    I love how insane this is. It appeals to me as an artist who loves a radical project. The gears in my head started turning as soon as you announced this project- and I immediately became more mindful of traditions- and what I like and dislike about the holidays. I’ve begun adjusting accordingly in my relationships and what I want to accomplish in this next 6 weeks. I’d love to shift the food piece, and I’d love to pass on the shift to my community and my chosen loved ones who I will be sharing the holidays with it. My juicer is totally ready.

  • laurie greenberg
    Posted at 27 December 2010

    Oh Cate! I got a Excalibur Dehydrator for a holiday gift!

    Then the big gift was that my son was home from school, saw it, and said “oh, me and my roommates have been dehydrating for months!!!! Even the venison (EEKK) Oh well, he is headed the right direction.

    And BTW if anyone is in Boston, Ma and wants a running buddy that gives tours…my son does (I just learned this as well!!) Just go to Runboston.org.

    Love to all you Yogi/Yoginis and Ayurvedic Geeks out there! Best in the New Year!!

    Mahalove,

    Laurie Greenberg

  • laurie greenberg
    Posted at 27 December 2010

    Oh Cate! I got a Excalibur Dehydrator for a holiday gift!

    Then the big gift was that my son was home from school, saw it, and said “oh, me and my roommates have been dehydrating for months!!!! Even the venison (EEKK) Oh well, he is headed the right direction.

    And BTW if anyone is in Boston, Ma and wants a running buddy that gives tours…my son does (I just learned this as well!!) Just go to Runboston.org.

    Love to all you Yogi/Yoginis and Ayurvedic Geeks out there! Best in the New Year!!

    Mahalove,

    Laurie Greenberg

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