Monday, January 15, 2018

On The Mat With Mari: Killer Clowns, Girls Night, & New Years Yoga/Meditation Event

I had a jam (yums, I could go for some strawberry jam right now) packed weekend which was filled with so much fun, laughter...and of course Yoga!

On Saturday, I ran errands, taught yoga and then came back home to take a nappy nap because my homie Angie was coming over for dinner. I made yet another tasty recipe and I was nervous because it looked nothing like their video but thankfully it tasted really good! We paired it with Parmesan crusted string beans and Angie made mashed cauliflower.
We also watched "IT" and y'all, I was not prepared. I remember seeing the "made for TV" version back in the 80's and of course it was PG but this one...this one was like "okay, we are going to scare the shIT out of people". It was a perfect evening.

The perfection continued onto Sunday when I attended a Yoga event at one of my favorite places on earth...Yogashakti! First, Mokshapriya lead a yoga class, followed by a beautiful Meditation, and then we had a feast!

Photos Courtesy of Yoga With Chloe (or like I like to call her "Chlo Chlo")

It was such a wonderful weekend and guess what? I brought you along with my vlog below!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

On The Mat With Mari: Three Kings & Some Lifting...

Happy Monday!!!!

This weekend was full of ups and downs, including a broken freezer and "Christmas Part Deux".

First, lets start with the freezer..a few nights ago, Zen and I woke up to a noise that sounded like a helicopter in our living room. After getting my heart rate back to normal, we discovered that it was my freezer and turned it completely down. My super came to "fix" it but it was still a hot mess (literally). Thankfully my building was able to get a repairman to come the next day, unfortunately the next day we had a snow storm sooooo no repair man.

Things were quickly melting in my freezer so I thought "Hmmm what would Macgyver do?". And the light bulb moment happened...I put everything that was in the freezer, inside a garbage bag and stuck it outside on my fire escape (with a knot inside the window so it wouldn't fly away). I was able to salvage everything. Well almost everything; I had one casualty...a jar of Trader Joe's Marinara fell down and my bedroom still smells like an Italian restaurant.

Thankfully the repairman came just in time for Three Kings because I had a pie to make! A Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie to be Exact...

I found this recipe on Tasty and it turned out pretty good but it was a little under cooked in the inside. Next time, I will bake it for a little bit longer. .

Watch my video below to join me for Three Kings and a lifting session with Fred Durst...

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

On The Mat With Mari: Tasty Night & Creating a Vision

Happy 2018 my loves!!! I couldn't stay away too long from you guys.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, Monday Morning Rambles did come to an end in 2017 but now you can enjoy "On The Mat With Mari"! This new series will allow me to post more freely aaaaand guess what, I also purchased a new camera, so I am hoping that my vlogs look a little bit "cleaner". I want to start incorporating more daily activities including workouts, yoga, foods that I eat, and nyc adventures. 

It is funny because Namaste Mari started this way, 9 years ago (anniversary in February) and we are going back to the beginning...

In today's vlog, I share some Tasty recipes that my niece and I made from their cookbook which she gifted me for Christmas...

We also revamped an old frame and gave it new life....

Enjoy the video below (some shot with new camera and some with iphone)

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