There has never been a better time to take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits. We created this collection of tips and tools to help you feel grounded and healthy –  from daily meditations to a new skincare routine.

SKIN DEEP

With less exposure to pollutants, this is the perfect time to revisit the health of your skin. BeautyCounter’s standard for quality and clean ingredients is unmatched. Our favorites from the Countertime Collection are the: Facial Cleansing Oil, Radiance Serum, Antioxidant Soft Cream, and Renewal Eye Cream. 

The perks of working from home: do a hydrating face mask while you work. Our favorite is Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Face Mask. Apply and leave on for 10-15 minutes – or for an intensive treatment, keep it on until the mask has dried and is no longer visible before peeling off in gentle motions. 

Stay moisturized. Class Teacher Laura Camilleri’s go-to daily moisturizer is Everyday Oil. You can use it all over your body, face, and as a hair mask for a deep, nourishing conditioner.

TAKE A BATH

Soothe your sore muscles with a long soak. Adding bath salts will hydrate your skin while reducing inflammation and eliminating toxins. Class Teacher Hannah Shelly’s go-to is Pursoma's After The Class Bath Soak followed by Kate McLeod's Atelier Stone Moisturizer.

BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

There has never been a better time or reason to work on your body’s immune system. The Class recommends  LivOn Lab's Glutathione, and Carnitine supplements.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Persona Nutrition

GET PERSONAL

A TT go-to. Persona Nutrition offers personalized daily vitamins and supplements – designed to support you with what you need most. Begin with the Nutrition Assessment and let their guidance unfold.  

 

EAT CLEAN

Our friends at Provenance continue to inspire us with delicious and easy-to-prepare meals that are gluten, sugar and dairy-free. While now may not be the time for a full cleanse (hello, quarantini), this simple Shiitake Mushroom Soup recipe will nourish and restore you. Note: if you can’t find shitake mushrooms, any variety will work.

1 quart organic vegetable broth

1/2 cup loosely-packed sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)

1/2 cup Napa cabbage, chopped crosswise into thin strips

1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger

1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

1 teaspoon dulse flakes, or to taste

2 tablespoons chickpea miso

3/4 cup canned adzuki beans, rinsed and drained

1 scallion, thinly sliced crosswise 

1. In a large pot, bring the broth, mushrooms, cabbage, ginger, garlic and dulse flakes to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the chickpea miso and 2 tablespoons warm water to combine. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the thinned miso mixture and beans. 

3. To serve, top each bowl of soup with the scallion. 

For more healthy recipes like this, try The Cleanse.

2020 VISION

We never thought we’d be spending so much time in front of our screens, but here we are! The Class Teacher, Natalie Kuhn recommends her new favorite brand, CADDIS for keeping your vision strong and eyes looking lovely at the same time.

MEDITATE DAILY

Listen to Presence: A Meditation with Kevin Courtney.

This 10-minute meditation with Kevin Courtney is a return to neutral. 

It aims to bring you back to the simplicity of presence, regulate the nervous system, and heighten your capacity to stay present amidst our current complexities.

Before tuning in...

Find a quiet spot where you won't be interrupted (if possible)!

Shut down all devices and notifications.

 Take a comfortable seat, whether in a chair or on a cushion.

Press play and relax into the practice. 

JOURNAL ALONE, OR TOGETHER

If you are home with your partner, use this time to explore intimacy and reduce stress. Created by The Class’ drummer, Caleb Spaulding, and Levina Li, A Sex Journal for Couples is a practical, fun, and beautiful tool to deepen your relationship.

TUNE IN

Tough times call for good music. If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed - put in your earbuds and be soothed by this playlist heavy on instrumentals and light on lyrics. Meditate, journal, or just go for a slow walk. Calm down. Get quiet." – Class Teacher Karla Misjan

Listen to Karla's Get Quiet playlist on Spotify.

You can also listen to Teacher Courtney Deri's Let it Feel Good playlist – and put down your worries, get up and move.

HIT THE BOOKS

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle can be used to bring you into the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here you find your joy and are able to embrace your true self. It is here you discover that you are already complete and perfect.

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity. It reveals how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

SERENITY NOW!

This scent from Vancouver Candle pays homage to the sun as it peers through our windows, filling the soul with positivity and motivation to seek the unknown. 

CRYSTAL CLARITY

Stones like tourmaline, labradorite, and amethyst are known for their protective and healing qualities. The Airelume is our collection of wearable talismans – designed to support our daily rituals and rhythms. Each gemstone is hand-selected and carries a unique, earth-bound energy.