As we stand at the threshold of autumn, have you ever paused to feel the gentle shift in the air, the subtle transformation in the world around you? It's as if nature herself is inviting us to slow down, to savor the beauty of the present moment, and to align ourselves with the Earth's rhythms.
Welcome to AERA: A Holistic Exploration and Community Gathering
AERA isn't just a journey; it's an invitation to harmonize with the very essence of autumn's embrace. It's a ten-day voyage of self-discovery, mindfulness, and conscious living—a community gathering where we will dive deep into self-care practices for the autumn and early winter season. A journey that will equip you with the tools to stand in harmony with the Earth and feel truly balanced.
As the season transitions into autumn, this experience offers us a unique opportunity for reflection and renewal. How can we seize this opportunity, and what role does conscious living play in this season of transformation?
Meet the facilitator
Welcome, dear souls,
to the AERA program.
I'm Christina Gdisis, your guide on this transformative journey. With a deep-rooted connection to mindful living, I've worn various hats—Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Vegan Chef, and Certified Yoga and Meditation Facilitator. Yet, at the core of it all, I'm a passionate advocate for conscious living.
Over the years, I've delved into the realms of veganism, Ayurveda, and the wisdom of my Greek ancestors. Today, I'm excited to share the essence of these ancient traditions with you and guide you through a 10-day program that harmonizes with the rhythms of autumn and conscious living.
The theme for this journey is simple yet profound: Embracing the rhythms of autumn. As we transition from the warmth of summer to the gentle embrace of fall, nature invites us to slow down, reflect, and align with her tranquil rhythms. This program is an exploration of how we can mindfully integrate these rhythms into our daily lives, creating a foundation of practices that foster balance and harmony.
As we embark on this journey together, I encourage you to open your heart and mind to the possibilities that await. Let's delve into the magic of conscious living, nourishing not only our bodies but also our spirits, as we embrace the transformative power of autumn's embrace.
Experience the essence of this season on this transformative journey
Throughout this profound journey, you'll experience the gentle guidance of daily emails. These emails are thoughtfully crafted to provide you with a daily dose of inspiration and wisdom. Expect to find practices that align with conscious veganism, Ayurvedic wisdom, and Greek traditions. These practices are designed to help you deepen your understanding of mindful living and align with the essence of autumn.
AERA goes beyond the concept of a traditional diet. It's about grounding yourself in profound harmony with the world that surrounds you. Our focus isn't solely on what you eat, but how you can connect with the Earth's natural rhythms. You'll discover how to nurture a deep and lasting connection with nature, drawing strength and balance from the world around you. This is a journey that transforms your relationship with the environment and helps you embrace the beauty of our planet.
In the heart of AERA, you'll uncover the treasures of mindfulness practices inspired by yoga and Ayurveda. These practices are designed to help you cultivate a heightened sense of presence, clarity, and inner peace. As the winds of autumn blow, you'll find yourself aligning with the essence of the season. This state of being resonates beautifully with the tranquility and introspection that autumn offers. Through mindfulness, you'll learn to savor each moment and appreciate the unique gifts that this season brings.
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A glimpse at the schedule
This daily schedule, enriched by our exclusive online group, is intentionally crafted to provide you with the guidance, wisdom, and practices you need to fully embrace conscious living during autumn's embrace. It's a journey that invites you to savor each day and to cultivate a deep sense of presence, mindfulness, and balance while connecting with a supportive community.
Day 1: Community Gathering (2 hours)
We kick off our journey with an enriching online gathering. Here, we'll delve into the essence of conscious veganism tailored specifically to the autumn season. We'll explore practices to carry with you over the next 10 days, guiding you on this transformative path. Our gathering includes a soothing guided meditation to ground us in the present moment and a sharing circle where we can connect and share our intentions.
Days 1-10: Daily Emails
Throughout the heart of the program, you'll receive daily emails, each centered around a unique theme. These emails are your personal guides, providing you with a daily self-care practice that aligns with the autumn season's energy. You'll also receive a journey prompt to deepen your connection with yourself and nature, as well as a suggested recipe inspired by seasonal whole foods.
To foster community, connection, and inspiration, you'll gain access to our exclusive online group. This space is a haven for participants to communicate, share experiences, and uplift one another throughout the 10-day journey. I'll also be present in the group to provide support, guidance, and insights as you explore conscious living in autumn.
Day 10: Closing Gathering (2 hours)
As our 10-day journey comes to a close, we'll gather once more for reflection and connection. This final online gathering is a space to share your experiences, insights, and any questions that may have arisen during the program. We'll conclude our time together with a meditative practice that honors our individual and collective growth.
What will you receive?
Resources to enrich your journey into conscious living
online community gatherings, including guided meditations
Daily Emails with a theme of the day, daily self-carepractices, reflection questions, and suggested recipes.
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to supportive messaging group
BONUS ACCESS to interactive Sweet Potato Moussaka cooking workshop
BONUS ACCESS to informative Discovering Conscious Veganism Webinar
COMPLIMENTARY Workbook/Recipe Booklet
Your own E-Book copy of
The Conscious Vegan Kitchen
Experience the benefits
These core benefits encompass the essence of AERA, offering a transformative experience that promotes mindfulness, holistic well-being, and a strong sense of community—a journey that extends far beyond the program's duration.
Mindfulness and Inner Peace:
AERA is a gateway to cultivating mindfulness, inner clarity, and lasting inner peace. Through daily practices inspired by yoga and Ayurveda, you'll deepen your sense of presence and self-awareness, nurturing a tranquil state of being.
The program prioritizes your holistic well-being—physically, mentally, and spiritually. By embracing conscious veganism, nourishing your body with plant-based cuisine, and connecting with the Earth's natural rhythms, you'll experience a profound sense of vitality and balance.
Community and Support:
AERA provides a supportive community of like-minded individuals. You'll have exclusive access to an online group where you can communicate, share insights, and inspire each other throughout the 10-day journey. Plus, I'll be there to offer guidance and support, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.
Early Bird Special (till 9/30)
Emphasizing Conscious Vegan Pillars
The AERA mini program/challenge is a holistic immersion into the core pillars of conscious living, each of which brings unique depth and richness to your experience. Here's a closer look at what to expect:
Yoga and Meditation:
Rooted in ancient wisdom, our program integrates yoga and meditation practices that resonate with the transformative energy of autumn. You'll explore mindful movement, breathwork, and meditation techniques to foster a deeper connection to yourself and the changing world around you.
Drawing from my Greek heritage, we'll tap into the timeless wisdom passed down through generations. These insights encompass balance, moderation, and the importance of community—principles that align harmoniously with conscious living.
The wisdom of Ayurveda will be your guide, helping you align your lifestyle with the rhythms of autumn. Discover how Ayurvedic principles can enhance your well-being, from dietary choices to daily routines, and learn to balance your unique constitution during this season of transition.
Nourishing your body is an integral part of our journey. Explore the delicious world of vegan cuisine with a Greek twist. Our culinary adventures are inspired by traditional recipes and prepared with love, embracing the abundance of the autumn harvest. You'll even have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves in a cooking workshop.
Featuring Recipes like...
My handcrafted selection of seasonal dishes that celebrate the bounties of the season.
Seasonal Autumn Mungbean Omelettes with Mint Chutney
Curried Pumpkin Cauliflower Soup, topped with Cashew Creme
Experience the flavors of fall in these delectable mung bean omelettes, bursting with seasonal vegetables and spices. Served with a refreshing mint chutney, they make a perfect, protein-packed breakfast or brunch.
Greek Sweet Potato Moussaka
A vegan twist on a Greek classic, this sweet potato moussaka is a symphony of flavors. Layers of roasted sweet potatoes, rich tomato sauce, and savory vegan béchamel sauce come together to create a hearty and satisfying dish that pays homage to Greek tradition.
This warming soup is a delightful blend of creamy pumpkin and cauliflower, infused with aromatic curry spices. Topped with a luscious cashew creme, it's a comforting bowl of autumn goodness.
Autumn Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
This vibrant salad combines the best of fall produce with the nutty goodness of chickpeas. Tossed in a creamy tahini dressing, it's a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, making it a perfect side dish or a satisfying light meal.
Join AERA Now
Who is AERA for?AERA is for anyone seeking a more balanced and mindful way of living during the autumn season. Whether you're new to conscious living or already on a wellness journey, AERA offers valuable insights and practices for all.
What does the AERA program include?The AERA program includes daily emails with guidance, insights, and recipes related to conscious veganism, Ayurveda, seasonal whole foods, Greek wisdom, and mindful living. It also features a LIVE cooking class, webinar and community sessions to learn and reflect on the journey.
Do I need prior experience in yoga or Ayurveda to participate?No prior experience is necessary. AERA is designed to be accessible to all, regardless of your familiarity with yoga or Ayurveda.
Can I join the program after it has already started?It may be possible to join after the official start date. However, it's recommended to start with the group to fully immerse in the journey. All LIVE sessions will be recorded.
What if I can't attend all sessions or need to miss a day?While it's encouraged to attend all sessions, AERA is designed to accommodate various schedules. The program provides flexibility, and you can engage with the materials at your own pace. You'll have access to all content even if you miss a session.
How can I access the daily emails and content?Participants will receive daily emails with content and guidance directly to their registered email addresses. Make sure to check your inbox and spam folder for these emails.
What equipment or materials will I need for AERA?AERA primarily requires a computer or smartphone with internet access to receive emails and access online content. You may also need basic kitchen equipment for the seasonal whole foods recipes.
Is AERA suitable for people with dietary restrictions or allergies?AERA aims to offer a flexible approach to conscious living, but it's essential to check the program materials for any dietary guidance and adapt recipes as needed based on individual restrictions or allergies.
How can I stay connected with other participants during the program?We will have a dedicated online community group where participants can connect, share experiences, and support one another throughout the journey.
What should I expect from the concluding webinars?The concluding LIVE session will provide an opportunity to reflect on the AERA journey, share insights, and celebrate your progress. It will also include a Q&A session.