Recently I had the pleasure of spending a beautiful Sunday morning with some amazing women in the Tampa Florida area for the first Goddess Brunch which was held at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel. The brunch was hosted by Michelle Ruiz RYT500 and Stephanie Matos. These two beautiful souls wanted to provide a relaxing environment for women to make connections with other like-minded, positive women and to share, explore and celebrate their goals, passions and projects.
As I reached the entrance I was greeted by the Hotel Valet Attendant. That's right, no self parking for me, I'm a Goddess. Next up was registration a little mingling and then finding a space to place my mat as the event would kick off with a beautiful outdoor yoga flow. Michelle guided us through a beautiful yoga flow. The weather was beautiful and I could feel a light breeze brushing up against my skin like "Hey Goddess, I see you" . After yoga, Stephanie guided us though a meditation session and we then wrapped things up with a little writing activity focused on self reflection.
Now I did say this was a brunch so next up was FOOD! Bruch was provided by The Pelagia Trattoria Restaurant. This restaurant was just steps away from where the morning yoga and mediation session was held. As each Goddess entered the dinning area we were greeted by the friendly staff and delicious bar full of fresh fruit, coffee, juice and an assortment of hot breakfast items. Side note, just before this event I decided I was going to stop eating most meat. To my amazement there was a big platter of bacon that looked soooooo delicious starring right at me. Oh my goodness...I stayed strong and walked on by. Now, back to brunch. As we sat down to eat we enjoyed the relaxed enviornment, wonderful conversations and some yummy mimosas. Our hostesses lined up some awesome items donated by a few generous local business owners which a few lucky Goddess were able to enjoy. Nope, I did not win...LOL
The event wrapped up with each Goddess having the opportunity to experience the art of henna. Henna Artist Shriya Joshi with Henna Colors provided beautiful henna art that was perfectly designed for a true Goddess. Thank You!
I must say this brunch was pretty darn amazing. I left feeling relaxed, pampered, inspired and excited about my adventures. Visit Michelle Ruiz website to learn more about the next Goddess Brunch.
All photos courtesy of Michelle Ruiz
On to the next adventure!