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Fusing two of the most enjoyable ingredients for happiness and health; great food and great yoga.

Feel Good. Food & Yoga is a series of courses and experiences that fuse yoga with food. I'm not talking about replacing yoga props with veggies- Feel Good. Food & Yoga is about shared meals and unique experiences in beautiful settings. The perfect combination of good fun, good health and good people.  And everything takes place in amazing locations unique to Cape Ann, MA.  

The following is the Feel Good. Food & Yoga Menu, campaign information, as well as photos taken from the test run with friends.  I hope you like it, and that you'll choose to pledge for me during my 30 day Kickstarter campaign. Remember, its all or nothing, so if I don't reach my funding goal of $8500, I get $0 and there will be no Feel Good. Food & Yoga!

Feel Good. Food & Yoga Menu

Beacon Street Farm Series

Visit the Beacon Street Farm, an urban farm oasis in downtown Gloucester, for a fun, interactive and delicious experience.  Each class is one and a half hours long, and features a hands on workshop, samples to taste throughout the class and food to bring home and share. All the menu items featured and prepared are sourced directly from the Beacon Street Farm and other amazing local and sustainable growers. These farmers are my friends and colleagues and your participation supports their work, as well as my project.  You’ll love the energy of this tiny farm that has become the heart of a neighborhood, and will leave each class feeling inspired to grow, cook, and eat well.  Take just one class, or join me for all three.

The Art of Canning

Learn how to preserve your favorite seasonal fruits & veggies

On the menu: summer berry jam, spicy pepper mix, sweet tomato sauce

Old Time Pickling     

Learn the basics of traditional lacto-fermentation, as well as vinegar brine pickling   

On the menu: Russian dill pickles, sweet & spicy peppers, kimchi & pickled ginger                                                                   

Down Home Sauce & Salsa

Garden fresh salsas and sauces 

On the menu: traditional pico de gallo, salsa verde, scratch barbecue and chili sauce

Beach Yoga Series

Beach Yoga & Sunset Picnic
Travel by boat to a blissfully remote area of beach for a one hour yoga class with your friends, followed by a locally sourced picnic that will perfectly accent your post-yoga glow.  Our captain, Bartholomew, is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 50 ton boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist. Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and dinner.  For full sunset enjoyment, BYOB or wine.  

Couples Beach Yoga & Sunset Picnic
Bring a date or a friend and join me for one hour group yoga on a slice of heavenly secluded beach. We will travel by boat and follow our practice with a locally sourced picnic that will perfectly accent your post-yoga glow.  Our captain, Bartholomew, is a U.S. Coast Guard 50 ton certified boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist.  Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and dinner.  For full sunset enjoyment, BYOB or wine.  

Beach Yoga & Local Eats
Come on your own, or get a friend to pledge with you and join me for one hour group yoga on a blissfully remote area of beach. We will travel by boat and follow our practice with some tasty local food samples for you to try.  Our captain, Bartholomew, is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 50 ton boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist.  Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and good eats. 

At Home Offerings

Private Yoga & Apres Practice 
The colder months are the perfect time for hosting celebrations around warm hearths. They’re also a time of year when we benefit so much from physical activity and moments of peace. I’m so pleased to offer you the perfect combination of all this right in the comfort of your own home-a private yoga and dinner experience for you and your friends.  Created with your home and group in mind, I think you will find this experience to be the perfect way to unwind and celebrate.   One hour class is followed by a locally sourced meal that will perfectly compliment the season and the evening.   

Community Yoga Series

Cape Ann is an incredibly beautiful location, and I’m so excited to share some very special spots with you. Join me on the quiet beaches and beautiful nooks and crannies of Cape Ann for group yoga classes that are designed to capture both the peace and energy of the outdoors.  Come with friends or on your own. I promise you’ll leave class with a feeling unlike anything you can find indoors.

Guided Tour & Outdoor Group Yoga

Choose between one hour classes on the beach, in wooded areas, or on open grassy shorelines, with a short hike or without. All locations are selected with a focus on privacy, quiet and natural beauty.  All levels are welcome.

Indoor Community Yoga                                                                       

When I was first starting my yoga practice I was definitely intimidated by the idea of a class full of pros.  This class series is the answer for anyone looking to overcome those first time yoga jitters.  Join me for group yoga classes that are designed to be accessible and welcoming to all levels, ages and abilities.  This class is the perfect answer for an affordable yoga option for those looking to practice as much as possible on a budget.  For those new to yoga, the Indoor Community Yoga Series offers an ego free atmosphere that is sure to make you feel comfortable and ready to start your practice!

Classes are held in a variety of locations on the North Shore, primarily in communities accessible from the Rockport/Newburyport Commuter Rail Line.

Project Background

This project was born from lots of thinking about how I could combine what I'm passionate about in a way that offers something meaningful and positive. Feel Good. Food & Yoga is my way of connecting people to this region, to their bodies, to what they eat and to who grows their food.  

I hope that by sharing a new way to experience Cape Ann, what our locally grown food tastes like, and by providing a unique way to spend time with loved ones and meet new friends, that people with feel more connection to what is so important-our land, our waters, our bodies and each other.  This project is so vibrant because the consequences are so positive for everyone involved.

Since I began putting together this campaign, Feel Good. Food & Yoga has involved a lot of people in my life.  Friends have offered up their kitchens, their farms, turned up for picnics and yoga sessions, and shared their photography and film skills to help make sure that Feel Good. Food & Yoga becomes a reality. Its been really amazing to see people step outside their comfort zone and try new foods, meet new friends, or even try yoga for their first time. Bringing all these different people together has been fun and inspiring, and I've been so thankful for everyone's support and excitement about the project. 

Where You Come In

I need your support to make Feel Good. Food & Yoga a reality. Without your pledges, this project won't happen.  My rewards are the very essence of Feel Good. Food & Yoga and I hope that you will be excited to take part in these unique courses and experiences. I am very excited to share them with you!

What makes this project so special is exactly how place based and community based it is.  This is also a challenge for my campaign.  I hope to reach beyond Massachusetts and New England backers.  I hope that you'll pledge no matter where you are (there are some tasty rewards designed for folks further away), and that even folks who are located elsewhere will want to support this regionally inspired campaign. 

What's the Money For?

In order to offer the experience that I want, I need to be a certified yoga teacher.  I want to do this in the right way-at a good school where I will get the best training possible.  I need this certification, kitchen equipment, a food handler's certification and some basic yoga equipment, as well as the ability to pay our farmer's a fair price for the food I will be serving.  There are also some smaller costs for mason jars, plates and utensils, boat fuel and insurance.

Remember, there will be no Feel Good. Food & Yoga if I don't raise all $8500. Please choose to support this project in any way you can. 
Lots of love and thanks,
Alison




To see more photos and learn more about Feel Good. Food &Yoga, visit http://alisonwoitunski.com/feel-good-food--yoga

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    Every little bit counts! I will post a special thank you on your facebook wall, as well as on my website .

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    As a special thank you for your support you will receive an E-card of perfectly paired recipes and pre-meal poses & sequences. Balance, nourish & be well!

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    You’ll be invited to a group yoga class designed to be a welcoming environment for all ages and abilities. Classes will be held in a variety of locations on the North Shore, primarily in communities accessible from the Rockport/Newburyport Commuter Rail Line. This reward will be offered after I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    This is the reward for those of you out of the area and wanting to support my project. Your pick of any of the menu items from the Beacon Street Farm Series, canned and shipped to you. Each item will be pretty enough to liven up your pantry, but so tasty that it won't last long as a decoration. A perfect gift. Price includes shipping for continental U.S. orders only. For international orders, add $5 for cost of shipping.

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    Guided Tour & Outdoor Group Yoga. Cape Ann is an incredibly beautiful location in the fall, and I’m so excited to share some very special spots with you. Join me on quiet beaches and beautiful landscapes for group yoga classes that are designed to capture both the peace and energy of the outdoors. Come with friends or on your own. I promise you’ll leave class with a feeling unlike anything you can find indoors. Choose between one hour classes on the beach, in wooded areas, on open grassy shorelines, with a short hike or without. All locations are selected with a focus on privacy, quiet and natural beauty. All levels are welcome. This reward will be offered before I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    Visit the Beacon Street Farm, an urban farm oasis in downtown Gloucester, for a fun, interactive and delicious experience. Each class is one and a half hours long, and features a hands on workshop, samples to taste throughout the class and food to bring home and share. All the menu items featured and prepared are sourced directly from the Beacon Street Farm and other amazing local and sustainable growers. These farmers are my friends and colleagues and your participation supports their work, as well as my project. You’ll love the energy of this tiny farm that has become the heart of a neighborhood, and will leave each class feeling inspired to grow, cook, and eat well. Class offerings include The Art of Canning, Old Time Pickling and Down Home Sauce & Salsa. Featured menu items include summer berry jam, Russian dill pickles, scratch barbecue sauce, roasted salsa verde, kimchi and so much more!

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    Choose three canned items from the Beacon Street Farm menu and all three will be shipped to you looking pretty and tasting great. Try something from each class, no matter where you are. Price includes shipping in the continental U.S. only.

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    Beacon Street Farm Gift Basket! Each basket is hand selected, hand woven and filled with canned treats from the Beacon Street Farm Series. Select five food options from any of the classes and your basket will arrive as a perfect gift for friends, loved ones, or just for you! Perfect for any gift giving occasion, this option is available for delivery August through February, although food choices will increase after September.

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    $35 Beach Yoga & Local Eats. Come on your own or get a friend to pledge with you and join me for one hour group yoga on an amazing stretch of coastline. We will travel by boat and follow our yoga practice with some tasty local food samples for you to try. Our captain, Bartholomew, is a Coast Guard certified boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist. Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and good eats. This reward will be offered before I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    Attend all three classes in the Beacon Street Farm Series! Learn how to preserve your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies, the basics of traditional lacto-fermentation, as well as vinegar brine pickling and make some amazing garden fresh salsas and sauces. This class series is all about good food and good times.

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    Couples Beach Yoga & Sunset Picnic. Bring a date or a friend and join me and two other couples for one hour group yoga on a blissfully remote area of beach. We will travel by boat and follow our yoga practice with a locally sourced picnic that will perfectly accent your post-yoga glow. Our captain, Bartholomew, is a Coast Guard certified boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist. Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and dinner. For full sunset enjoyment, BYOB or wine. This reward will be offered before I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    Beach Yoga & Sunset Picnic. For you true beach bums, this is the reward for you. Travel by boat to a blissfully remote area of beach for a one hour yoga class with your friends, followed by a locally sourced picnic that will perfectly accent your post-yoga glow. Our captain, Bartholomew, is a Coast Guard certified boat captain, an experienced surfer, fisherman and marine biologist. Together, we’ll be showing you some hard to find and incredibly beautiful spots on Cape Ann that are perfect locations for yoga and dinner. For full sunset enjoyment, BYOB or wine. Max group of six. This reward will be offered before I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    Private Yoga & Apres Practice. The colder months are the perfect time for hosting celebrations around warm hearths. They’re also a time of year when we benefit so much from physical activity and moments of peace. I’m so pleased to offer you the perfect combination of all this right in the comfort of your own home-a private yoga and dinner experience for you and your friends. Created with your home and group in mind, I think you will find this experience to be the perfect way to unwind and celebrate. One hour class is followed by a locally sourced meal that will perfectly compliment the season and the evening. Max group of 6-8. This reward will be offered after I receive my yoga teacher certification.

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    Customize any combination of food, yoga and location for the ultimate privately taught, chartered and catered event. Beachside or fireside, boat ride or hike-this event will be whatever you want it to be.

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    Get fit and get healthy! 25 private yoga classes in the location of your choice, along with 30 days of delicious and healthful meals prepared just for you. You'll never feel better!

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    Get spoiled with a yoga and local eats weekend for you and your friends in the privacy of your own home (or location of your choice). Morning yoga class followed by a deliciously prepared and locally sourced breakfast, cooking classes throughout the day, and as many yoga sessions and food offerings as you see fit. Design the perfect weekend of healthful and fun relaxation for you and as many guests as your want.

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    Here's the biggie-one year of personal yoga instruction and prepared meals! You choose the schedule and the menu. If you're outside of the Boston area, travel costs are not included.

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