October Yoga Spice {Yoga Challenge}

October Yoga Challenge - October Yoga SpiceThis month’s yoga challenge is called October Yoga Spice.
It’s hosted by @beachyogagirl and @kinoyoga, and sponsored by  @aloyoga.

This month there is a charity donation going to @yogisheart to fund youth yoga scholarships. For every 50,000 posts $1,000 will be donated and for 100,000 posts, Kino and Kerri will match and make the donation $2,000!

As an added incentive to post, @aloyoga will also be giving away $200 each week to one participant.

About the challenge:
These yoga postures will focus on creating balance, strength and playfulness in your practice. As always, all levels are encouraged to participate and there will be modifications given.

How to participate:
1. Starting Oct 1, share a photo on Instagram of the challenge pose for that day after your practice.
2. Follow and tag @KinoYoga, @beachYogaGirl, @aloyoga, and @yogisheart and tag #OctoberYogaSpice in your daily posts!
3. Have fun! Join the yoga community on Instagram by commenting and liking other people’s photos who are participating in the challenge. *Make sure your account is public so all can see!

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!




Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Pumpkin Chai

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
Recipe type: Beverage, Vegan
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4 cups
  • 4 cups Unsweetened cashew milk (or almond, rice, coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbsp Chai Tea
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp Agave
  • Dash of each cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  1. Over medium high heat, bring milk to a near boil.
  2. Add in Chai and reduce heat to low. I like to steep the tea in a tea bag so I don't have to strain it out later.
  3. Take tea out after 15 minutes.
  4. Whisk in pumpkin, agave, and spices.

Pumpkin Chai

Bethlehem VegFest 2015


Fall is becoming my favorite time of the year because of all the food festivals! This was my 3rd year attending the Bethlehem VegFest, and it sounds silly, but walking around all the vegan vendors and animal rights groups brings me so much joy.  This was the largest amount of people I’ve seen here, and it makes me so happy that it’s growing.

Cinnamon Snail Korean BBQ Seitan
Cinnamon Snail Korean BBQ Seitan

My absolute favorite, The Cinnamon Snail, was there and holy cow was the line long! It was totally worth it though. My mom and I both got the Korean BBQ seitan and my only regret was not taking better photos!

Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts

We got donuts to bring home and oh my goodness were they the best ever. I cut the donuts up so we could try a few. I had a Chocolate Ganache Stuffed S’mores, the apple crumb, and another one with glaze and (maybe?) candied hazelnuts. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing they were. If you ever get the chance to order food from the Cinnamon Snail….do it.

Vegan Treats
Vegan Treats

Okay, I do kind of have another regret. I didn’t want to get Vegan Treats too early because I didn’t want to carry it around and crush whatever we got, but then by the end of the day the line was loooonnnnggg so we just stuck with the donuts from Cinnamon Snail.

Vegan Treats Line
Vegan Treats Line

At the end of the day my husband said we should’ve just picked something up early when there was no line and stuck it in the car…::facepalm::

Gangster Vegan Organics
Gangster Vegan Organics

I loved seeing all the vegan food vendors and I really wish I had the stomach capacity to eat from all of them. I went in planning to get something from Gangster Vegan Organics, but after my BBQ seitan I was stuffed.

Heavenly Hot Dogs
Heavenly Hot Dogs

My husband got a hot dog from Heavenly Hot Dogs. He said it was good, but I just about scolded him for getting a plain dog instead of one of the specialty ones. (How could you pass up a chili dog, or one with spinach, peppers, and onions??)


My dad and husband also got ice pops from Mompops, and I would’ve gotten one but I was way too full. I had a bite of a pretzel and it was salty and buttery and basically perfect.

Herbivore Good Luck Elephant Tank
Herbivore Good Luck Elephant Tank

I got to see Compassion Co in person, and got an Herbivore Clothing Good Luck Elephant tank from The Grape Cat.

There was music, cooking demos, people speaking, yoga, wine. It was a really well put together event. I can’t wait for next year!

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