Steaz and Yoga Pack Giveaway!
Our bodies walk, talk, move, breathe, and dance. We stretch, leap, jump, and sprint. We feel, smell, taste, hear, and see. These bodies of ours are pretty miraculous. How do you take care of yours? Do you practice yoga, dance, run, surf or bike? Tell us!
Photo Credit: Jamie Collins
Tell us and you will be entered to win a very steazy (and the first of it's kind!) yoga pack! It includes a Steaz matt, towel and water bottle! Not enough? We will throw in a case of Steaz Iced Tea too!
You can enter on Facebook or on Twitter (or both for an extra chance to win) before 9 am PST on Friday, November 30, 2012:
How to enter on Facebook:
- Like Steaz
How to enter on Twitter:
- Follow @Steaz
- Tweet and tell us how you take care of your body. Be sure to use the hashtag #SteazGiveaway.
The winner will be announced before 5pm PST on Friday, November 30, 2012. There is one prize and the winner will be randomly chosen via Facebook or Twitter. Good luck Steazers!
Entries will be accepted from Monday November 26th, 2012 through 9 am PST on Friday, November 30th, 2012.
"NO PURCHASE NECESSARY"
Eligibility requirements: Entrants must be over the age of 18 and reside in the continental United States or Canada.
Once the winners are contacted they have 48 hours to reply and provide a shipping address, if they fail to reply within those 48 hours we will choose another winner.
"VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW"
Get Outdoors, Breath Some Fresh Air and Work Up a Sweat!
In last week’s blog we asked Steaz fans to share their New Year’s goals with us for a chance to win a very steazy gift bag. Susan, who won, has an ambitious 2012 goal: to complete her 2nd century bike ride and to lose 10 pounds. And many others shared similar ambitions - we have quite the active group! Almost everyone who shared their goals wanted to increase their daily activity with yoga, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, or running - 5k, ½ marathon and even to run 3 full marathons this year! Go Steazers!
One of the most picturesque (and motivating) places in the United States to get outdoors and workout is sunny California. Known for the surf culture, theme parks, wine and of course beaches!
Torrey Pines is located within the San Diego city limits, yet still remains some of the wildest stretches of land on the SoCal coastline. The flat sand, rolling grass hills and steep staircases make it a runner’s paradise.
La Jolla is known for it’s beautiful natural scenery and abundant wildlife - including dolphins and seals. The turquoise water and sandy slopes make it the ideal backdrop for a quiet walk or some relaxing yoga.
Mission Beach has everything from picnic benches to amusement parks. A boardwalk runs along the beaches on both the ocean and bay sides of the community and is a perfect spot for beach volleyball, basketball and surfing.
The original Muscle Beach offers Santa Monica locals more than just shopping. South of the infamous pier now has a refurbished training area for gymnasts and bodybuilders alike.
And these are only a few of the wonderful places that California has to offer. Tell us: What are YOUR favorite spots to get outdoors, breath some fresh air and work up a sweat?
Starting the Year on a 'Mindful Foot
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning unity or oneness. While many do yoga as a form of exercise, it is also meditation, introspection, a calming of the mind and body. It has countless health benefits including stress reduction, flexibility, strengthening, muscle toning and better breathing.
Steaz has a history with yoga through Eric, the company co-founder, who grew up in a house with a designated room for yoga and meditation. He does a family yoga class with his children and his two sisters are certified yoga instructors. So the Steaz brand aligns naturally with many of yogas key principals; mindfulness, awareness of ourselves and our role and responsibility within our world, living well and on purpose.
Last week the company held its first Steaz Yoga Party, inviting Boston moms to start the year of on a 'mindful foot,' as cleverly tagged by our event host, Christine Koh, a writer, designer and mom blogger extraordinaire. The ladies ranged from beginners to experienced yogis, some with kids in tow or in their bellies!
Sharon Koh, the certified yoga instructor (and sister to Christine), calmly and effortlessly led the mixed crowd through a challenging yet invigorating class. At the end, most of the ladies were so relaxed and feeling good that it was tough to get up off their mats. But they did have some motivation....Steaz!
After rolling up their mats, the ladies made their way toward the refreshments, enjoying SteazIced Teaz and Zero Calorie drinks, some light snacks and good conversation. A few lucky winners received Steaz yoga mats and the ladies went home feeling invigorated and with a bag full o' swag including a fair-trade chocolate bar, oatmeal soap and of course, a four pack of Steaz.
So if you're looking for a way to settle all those thoughts running around in your brain, or you want a new take on exercise, why not check out yoga? And remember to breathe. Oxygen is one of the best 'drinks' on earth for your mind, body and soul.
Steaz gives thanks to Christine, Sharon and also to Isis Maternity for the use of their charming facility. Check out more photos of the event on Facebook.