Once upon a time in a magical forest; parents, teachers and kids were roaming the woods in Northern Minnesota. The woods that surround Ashdown Forest School in Breezy Point. Two of those moms began talking about where they are from, what they do for a living, their kids names and ages, you know-the usual small talk when getting to know someone. The air was cool and crisp, the excitement of a new school year in everyone's hearts. Crunchy leaves beneath boots could be heard and a crackling of a fire nearby. You couldn't have asked for a dreamier place for these two moms to meet for the first time really. These two moms who massively value nature, kids, healthy living and following their own dreams. Their dreams to run their own businesses, to offer healthier options in the Brainerd Lakes Area, to bring a sense of fun and community that didn't seem to exist. I remember asking her-"would you ever want to teach yoga while I make juice? You know for a kids event or something?" Her immediate answer was a simple "yes." We met in October 2021 and our first event was in December that same year! Since then, we have put together over 40 events in the Brainerd Lakes Area that include a unique experience that we like to call Elevate. We wanted people to feel a sense of Elevation in all areas of their lives after leaving one of our events. We have been on the shores of Gull Lake at Ernies and Zorbaz
We have had the pleasure of going into people's private homes for a more intimate group experience. I bring along my juicer, piles of produce (a lot of which I source from the local Farmers Markets just days before the events) and all things needed for a fresh juice bar. Guests choose from a menu of the produce I bring, creating the fresh juice of their dreams! Danielle brings along mats, speakers, Lavendar scented towels and her innate ability to create a beautiful and unique yoga class for every group! We have created and executed sunrise hikes at Mount Ski gull, where guests hike to the top of the "mountain" catch the sunrise and participate in an awakening yoga class. Upon completion, they hike back down and enjoy fresh juices and snacks awaiting them in the Colorado Yurt.
Fall of 2022, the teachers of Ashdown Forest School were married not too far from those magical woods where Danielle and I first met. They invited us to join them on the morning of their wedding day. It was a cool morning with a nice slowly falling rain under the beautiful tent. I set up my Nama Juicer at one of the rustic wooden wedding tables, the guests eagerly came up and created their juices to be made by me while they partook in the yoga class. It was a full circle moment where I felt so incredibly grateful to be exactly where I was. Living my dreams. We were able to facilitate a unique and memorable experience for their family and friends. And most importantly the bride and groom!
Since our partnership began, Danielle has opened her beautiful and welcoming studio in the heart of downtown Nisswa. Notice Wellness. www.noticewellness.com She has created a safe, inviting and adorable place for many of our events to take place! She offers a wide variety of classes, workshops and more! Her studio has been such a blessing! If you're interested in checking out one of our upcoming events go to: www.thejustjuiceco.com Along with our Elevate Events, we offer in home events, private studio rentals and SO much more! Have an upcoming celebration? It would be our pleasure to chat and see if our event could be a good fit for you!
At the time of this article, we are working diligently to create our biggest event yet for our community! A mindfulness triathlon!
About the event:
Join us for the first annual mindfulness triathlon in the BLA! People near and far will come together in Nisswa to participate in a run/walk on the Paul Bunyan Trail, followed by yoga and mediation on the green grass under the sun. There will be local vendors selling hand crafted goods, as well as fresh, organic beverages from Just Juice, kombucha from Ya Sure Kombucha, and various eats available for purchase. This fitness festival is for everyone! Bring a yoga mat, water, clothes to move in and shoes to walk/run in. We CAN'T WAIT to bring this experience to you! There'll be music, movement, and happiness at this community gathering. Be a part of this momentous movement of mindfulness brought to you by notice wellness & Just Juice.
I am beyond proud of all that we have accomplished, and I am so excited to see where our future adventures take us. It is such a pleasure to see new and familiar faces at every one of our events! After all, it is you that we are here for! For you-to share in the joy of a healthy lifestyle where fun and healthy can live and thrive in the same space! We can't wait to see you at our next event!