Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eat to Live & Live to Eat at Basil Park in Sunny Isles

We've been hearing through the yogi grapevine that there's a place in Sunny Isles that will satisfy both hardcore vegans and meat eaters, alike.

We found this hard to believe. After weeks of hint dropping and nudging to the better half of Namaste Miami, we finally made the voyage to Basil Park last night in Sunny Isles.

Our compass is forever now pointed in their direction.

Raw Vegan options = true. Healthy vegetarian options = true. Options for those who crave the flesh and blood of living creatures = true.

True, true, true. When we say go here now, we mean GO HERE NOW THIS PLACE IS FRICKIN' AMAZE-FALAFEL BALLS!!!

Our haul included the sprouted falafel, tuna tiradito, mussels and local fish tacos. Our cups runneth over with Malbac & a white we can't remember the name of... full menu here.

The bill came out to just over $100 and our booze accounted for half of it. So, reasonably priced if you do not have an unquenchable thirst for the SANGRE DE UVA like we do. Because let's face it, at this point if you'd cut us, we'd actually bleed wine. That's what's running through these yogis' veins!!

This place really is the bee's knees!! What's good out there yogis? Anything new in your vapid lands? Let us know!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Free Classes this Weekend at Bikram Hot Yoga 305

Pic via Miami New Times
Thank you, Miami New Times, for alerting us to the opening of Bikram Hot Yoga 305 this weekend in South Miami. You, dear yogis, can take free classes there all weekend to celebrate their soft opening, so grab your booty shorts, a yogi toes towel and voyage South to this new hot yoga oasis.

You will be greeted with walls decorated by local artists and a studio owner who will do more than get you ass up in down dog - she'll have you dropping it, too - Carolina Villalba is one of the chicas from rap duo, Basside.

After following the link to Basside's Soundcloud we are now rocking out in Yoganidrasana questioning our moral compass. The last time we rapped everyone just thought we were a homeless person yelling at a pigeon. True story.

Any-tittibasana, here is the link to the full article on the MNT website.

Namaste, yogis.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ridin' Purdy - Sunset Harbor Community Bike Ride

The cool kids of Miami have always had a special place in their heart chakras for Purdy Ave. Especially if they remember the hood before it was filled with high-end stuffs.

Now that we've all grown up a bit, we go to Sunset Harbor (not to smoke and drink ourselves to death) nay, dear reader. We go there for cold pressed juices for our cleanse and cold brewed coffee. And acupuncture.

And this afternoon you will go there for a community bike ride with the cool kids from Purdy Ave. The group meets at 7:15 pm at the marina. Wear your Purdy Ave gear. Ride into the sunset.

Click here to RSVP to the event. It's free.

We really like these tshirts. The third eye caught our eye in what we are sure is clear, direct communication from the Illuminati.

Message received.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Say "Adiós" to Synergy Yoga on Española Way...

...and "¡Hola!" to their new location on Alton Road.

It is with a heavy heart and we type with a heavy hand while we come to terms with the news that Synergy Yoga on Española Way will be closing the doors in September. Womp. Womp.

They are being pushed out of their location due to sky rocking rent prices and it is with this that we are shaking our head with disappointment.

You have permission to commence the boycott of Española Way immediately, yogis. 

Something you may not know is that in a past life we worked on the second floor next to Synergy back. in. the. day. when the hostel was still across the street. Many afternoons spent being entertained by the tourists doing crazy things on the balconies.  *le sigh*

The good news is that they will be upgrading their space to a new 2nd floor location on 8th and Alton Road.

From Victoria,
"We invite everyone to share these times of Transformation with us and to say good bye to the center in Espanola way as we embrace our new location. I know we shared incredible moments there, but it is time to move forward and upgrade! Our new location is on 844 Alton Road, and we will be doing an opening in September 8th and a Grand Opening with a Super Celebration on October 1st, everyone is Invited! Our new center has its own Parking in the back, and a Garden for us to gather and mingle in the best Yogic way! Also besides the 2 Yoga rooms and our Healing room we will also have a beautiful bathroom with a Shower. On top of all these wonderful things, we will be serving you fresh Juices , ready after your class! It's a new era at Synergy Yoga with lots of improvements and the same loving and authentic teachers. Changes are not easy but they are always for the better, for sure. Join us at this new location!"

We will keep you posted on details of the new space as they roll out. It is your yogic duty to support them.

Peace, out! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

YOGA + SPA + GARDEN DINNER at The Palms Hotel

Your Wednesday evenings just got booked for the rest of the summer.

The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach is now having midweek yoga sessions followed by food harvested from the in-house restaurant, Essensia's, garden.

Oh, and did we mention that it also happens to be Miami Spa Month? Make an entire evening of it by selecting a spa service from their menu.

This just sounds delightful. One Total Body Rejuvenation? Yes, please! Holy, Gomukhasana - a Warm Oil Infusion Scalp Massage?? That's more action than we've seen in years!!

I wonder if they can perform that one if you have massive dreads? Thoughts?

Nom, Nom, Nom-aste, yogis :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Down Dog Days of Miami Summer 2014

We were sitting in meditation this morning and suddenly we began to hear a ringing in our left ear followed by a slight metallic taste in our mouth. Was this a sure sign of enlightenment? Maybe. A stroke? More likely.

Or, maybe it's just what happens when it's 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside with 95% humidity and a heat index that will make your face explode. Otherwise known as - Summertime in Miami.

In true Namaste Miami fashion, we have top secret, highly exclusive events and happenings for you to be in-the-know about. Otherwise known as - closing our eyes and throwing a dart at our Facebook event invites. (It's a highly selective process.)

Anyways, we've just returned from a nice, long vacation on the exotic beaches of the Jersey shore and are now back in full force! Happy hour at Doraku? Sure!! Sunday meditation at 1111vibes?? Yes, please!! Hilarious anecdotes of our hijinks?? ABSOLUTELY!!

Be in touch, yogis, and may the force be with you:


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Send 'I Love Yoga' Your Selfies & Win $100 in Yoga Gear

Great news, yogis! You now have a tangible, legitimate reason for all of those yoga selfies taking up space on your iPhone - so listen up!

I Love Yoga brand has issued an official call for yoga selfies. Not only can you score a chance to appear on their homepage but you also have the opportunity to win $100 in I Love Yoga gear!! Sweet!!

We love 'I Love Yoga' for many reasons. Let us count the ways:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Yoga Teacher Enhancement Module with Elena Brower

Mark your yogi calendars for Elena Brower's "Art of Attention Teacher Enhancement Module" happening at The Standard Hotel, July 7th - 9th.

According to the Elena's website:

"Reinvigorate your teaching with a delicious, nutritious 3-day Teacher Enhancement Module.
These three days are designed to revitalize your teaching and your own personal practice. Learn subtle ways to keep yourself creative, deliver your highest work, and consistently elevate your students and yourself. Expect alignment-based Hatha teachings, a handful of meditative practices, poetry, and creativity. Three full days of contemplation, movement, seeing and listening."

The training is open to instructors who have been teaching for at least 1.5 years.  The course is 18 hrs and cost is $400. You can register here. Learn more about the intensive here.

We've had the pleasure of taking a few classes with Elena over the years and highly recommend this workshop. The timing is a little funky with it being a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - so if you're able to clear your schedule it will be worth it for sure! Love, love, love seeing quality programming happening in our sunny city. One wish is that she would host a class open to the public while she is here - maybe it's happening and we just don't know about it? 

Drop us a line if you have any cool stuff happening, yogis. Love ya. Mean it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Solstice Sunset Yoga Soiree at The Standard

What: Bayside Sunset Yoga Soiree Celebrating the Summer Solstice (try saying that five times fast)

When: Wednesday, June 18th at 7:15 pm & Thursday, June 19th at 8:30 pm

Who: Instructors Christy Nones McKenzie & Jodi Carey

Why: Here's a better question, "Why not?!?"

Proceeds benefit The Wild Dolphin Project - Suggested Minimum $10 Donation - RSVP at

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Choices Vegan Café Arrives in Miami's Upper East Side

Good Afternoon, Yogis. Fancy meeting you here. We have ventured outside of our usual radius, known to locals as "The Beach", to bring you news of a vegan haven blossoming in Miami's Upper East Side.

Choices Vegan Café has been up and running just past the Shucker's Causeway for a few months and dare we say we like it better than the original locale in Brickell. Not just because it's closer to our stomping grounds, but because... well, yes. That is the reason we like it better. It's less of a pain in the ass to get to.

Plus, you know it's good because it's recently been featured on Deco Drive

If you're one of our real life friends, then you also know we have a second home in this hood so it's muy convenient.

Furthermore, it is convenient because we are on day nine of a 21-day vegan cleanse. (Hey, but who's counting?) Why a vegan cleanse you ask? For optimum health, of course!!

Haha!! Just kidding. We are doing it because we want to be skinny and hot.

Food = Delicious. We especially love the Geniroll Lentil ($15) and the No Seas Tuna Wrap ($15) turned into a salad or quinoa bowl. Explore the menu yourself and commence drooling on your keyboard.

Parking = not so great. Don't park in neighboring restaurant's lots or else you will be towed. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Sadly, the Brickell location is being forced to close later this summer. Find out why here.