S E E D Winter Cleanse - Coming in January


The Winter Cleanse is about warmth, curiosity, and coziness. The winter time is a fantastic time to tune into your body and give it the nourishment and attention that it needs. In winter, we naturally turn inward to cultivate energy for the year to come--let's get curious about what that year will hold...


  • prioritize your health and wellbeing this year
  • shed some weight (physical – emotional – spiritual)
  • feel more in control of what goes into your body and how you spend your days
  • have more energy to do what you love with vitality


  • Two hour pre-cleanse chat introducing the energies of the season, the three Ayurvedic body types (Doshas), and details of the cleansing practices
  • Lifestyle tips including what you can be doing while cleansing—to get the biggest bang for your buck
  • Cleanse Program Manual  with daily checklists and seasonal, cleanse appropriate recipes
  • Meal and batch cooking plan ideas
  • Seasonal Dosha Balancing grocery list
  • Cleanse supply pack including cleansing tools, herbs, spices, salts, teas, essential oils, and more
  • Guidance for a gentle, comforting fast for winter, including recommendations for organic fresh pressed juices and recipe for a detoxifying soup
  • Tips for transitioning back into “the real-world”–without losing your cool
  • Unlimited email support from me!

Find more information about the S E E D Cleanse and the practice of seasonal cleansing here.

If you would like to cleanse One on One or with a small group, please Contact Denise.

Winter Cleanse Events

Winter Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome Teacup

***Kick off on January 16th. Cleanse runs from January 18th - 27th, 2016***

Take your cleanse experience to the next level with 10 days of early morning yoga designed to balance the cold, dry elements of winter.

  • Pre-Cleanse kick-off for registered participants on January 16th 1:30-3:30p.m. at North Portland Yoga
  • Yoga class 6:30-7:30 every morning, January 18-27th, led by Sweethome at North Portland Yoga
  • Cleanse Program, Winter Goodie Bag, guidance + support from Denise

Early Bird Price: $250 per person before January 13th. $280 starting on January 14th. 

Interested in cleansing at this time, but not ready for the yoga immersion?  Contact Denise Here.


Winter Cleanse + Daily Kundalini Kriya with Samantha Brown

***Kick off on February 7th. Cleanse runs from February 8th - 17th, 2016***

Compliment the cleanse with a daily kundalini kriya designed to heat up the body and tap into new found energy.

  • Pre-Cleanse kick-off for registered participants on February 7th at ebStudios
  • Yoga class 6:30-7:30 every morning, February 8th-17th, led by Samantha Brown at  ebStudios
  • Cleanse Program, Winter Goodie Bag, guidance + support from Denise

Early Bird Price: $250 per person before February 4th. $280 starting on February 5th. 

Interested in cleansing at this time, but not ready for daily kundalini kriya?  Contact Denise Here.

Saying NO + Sinking Into the Gifts of Water


Emotionally, the wintertime and especially holiday time, can leave us feeling frazzled, spread thin, and like our time is not our own. To attain some balance  I encourage you to practice slowing down, resting up and tapping into your intuition. In order to do that, we need to create a bit of space for ourselves to just be -- and we need to practice saying NO.

It can be challenging to say no. We don't want to disappoint, or miss out on the fun, or close the door on an opportunity. But if we are spread too thin, we simply cannot bring our best selves to the table, and we begin to feel like we don't have enough. We don't have enough time, energy, resources--to make it through--and that is a lousy way to feel!

Say NO to those things that don’t light you up-up-up! There are thousands of distractions available to you everyday--thousands! Be a rebel, listen to your body and say no at those times when it is not a spine-tingling, gut warming --YES!

Then, practice listening to those beautiful YES moments -- those sweet little sparks that you are eager to watch grow. I find that water is very helpful when trying to tap into intuition. Water allows us to soften. Water helps to dissolve those things that no longer serve. Water is patient. Water is powerful. Embracing these qualities of water is great therapy, especially in the wintertime (Vata time of the year) when  it is colder, drier, and we tend to constrict in order to create warmth. Water helps us to feel held and completely enveloped,  whether we are drinking a cup of tea, listening to the sounds of a rushing river, or sinking our bods into a nice hot bath.

To celebrate saying NO and cultivating your sweet, supple intuition, I say treat yourself to a delicious herbal bath.

I made this super tasty herbal bath at a moon medicine class I participated in at Wild Craft Studio School. We called is a psychic bath, and it was!

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup Dead sea salts (those green ones were amazing and so softening)
  • 3/4 cup Epsom salts
  • 2 T dried Mugwort - for psychic dreaming!
  • 2 T Yarrow - to establish boundaries and provide protection
  • Hand full of Pine Needles - to provide a sense of place and clarity to perception
  • 1/2 cup Chamomile Flower - to relax the belly and to tap into that gut wisdom (and to feel like you are steeping in a dreamy tea!)

Dump it all into your bath and let your heart and mind take you where it is ready to go. This is a delicious way to care for yourself this season. Let the water soften and dissolve all that you are ready to let go of, and bring clarity to all that you are ready to embrace.

Remember, when you give yourself the care that you need and the space to cultivate what you deeply desire, you radiate light to all of those around you--and that is a beautiful thing!

So...have the courage to say NO. To disappoint, (it will be temporary). To trust that a door meant to be open will not close.

And sink into some beautiful self-care this holiday season...