Since we do an Off the Mat series, where I share some of the things that are going on in my personal life, Lauren and I thought it would be fun to share some of the things going on at work. Between the YBC Mantra Boxes and retreats, we have so much going on, so it'll be nice to have a little update now and then so we're all on the same page.
YBC Mantra Boxes
Our healthy living subscription box went out last week and we are loving hearing what people thought on instagram (just search the hashtag #myybcmantrabox). If you're new here, the YBC Mantra Box sells just 100 per quarter and they're filled with brands you likely haven't heard of or seen around much because we try very hard to support small businesses. Sometimes a big business gets in there but that's only because we love love love their product and want you to have it. The unveiling of this past box (including the dreading vlog - outtake above - hahah) will come next week, so stay tuned! And if you want to secure your holiday box, you can order it now.
YBC Official App
So! We have a huge huge huge favor to ask of you (but we're willing to reward you for it). We're looking for people to review the YBC Official App in Google Play (if you're an android user) or iTunes (if you're an Apple user). Once you do that, just tweet a screenshot with the hashtag #ybcAPP and mention @ybc_lauren and she will be in touch to get your mailing address so we can send you a gift as a thank you!
Costa Rica Retreat
November is fast approaching and I cannot wait to get back down to Costa Rica for our yoga retreat. We'll be in the jungle for the entire duration this time around - feedback from students last time was that they really found it to be so peaceful and beautiful there. I've put the video from last time up above - we'll be doing the same horseback riding at the base of the volcano and zip lining through the rainforest. It's going to be amazing and I'd love to have you join.
Last week, I met with our web developer who is going to assist in a little facelift for the website. We're hoping to make it much more user friendly with a far better load time, so I'm excited about the process and thank you in advance for your patience as we get things right. In the meantime, if you have experienced anything strange recently - like you've been kicked off the site, we'd really love to know if you've experienced anything similar within the last two or three days. We made some changes and are hopeful that they're going to take care of the issue but the only way to really know is to ask the people who have encountered problems in the past. If you're willing to talk a little more about it, please email lauren at yogabycandace dot com. Thanks in advance for the help - I know it's sort of annoying but it will really help us to get to the bottom of the situation.
On my desk
Truly one of the best things about my job is getting to try new products from small businesses. Here are four snacks I've been testing out:
1. Hemp Heart Bites - a crunchy hemp snack.
2. Carrot cake sprouted cookies - raw, vegan and gluten/nut - free.
3. Ginger snap sprouted cookies - all organic, only ten ingredients (and six of those are spices).
4. Keenwah clusters - with chocolate and sea salt, yum.
And an awesome gratitude journal from Etsy.
In the future
In other news, we had one of the most exciting phone calls in YBC history this week. I can't spill any details just yet but if you could send some good vibes our way, it would be much appreciated and we promise to send them right back to you!!
Let's talk: What are you up to this holiday weekend? We'll be taking Monday off for Labor Day, but will be back with a bang on Tuesday. xo