DESCRIPTION: Join your lead-host Christian Bates and co-hostess Bethanne Wanamaker on a mesmerizing adventure on Mt. Tamalpais to discover local wild foods and medicinal herbs as we journey on the border between civilization and the old growth Muir Woods. Our destination will be TWO gorgeous springs - the beautiful Fern Creek Fork Spring, gushing perfect cold drinking water straight out of the mountain, as well as Cascade Creek Headwaters. Learn the history of the Bay Area and practical tools you can use to up-level your health. Join us for a highly educational walk and discover:
* How to strengthen your immune system and restore stressed adrenal glands with wild foods from Nature
* Why wild foods are essential for your changing nutritional needs and the best ones to harvest, and when
* How wild foods, superfoods, and tonic herbs can strengthen your holistic nutritional strategy for optimal health
* The history of Mt. Tamalpais, a sacred land balanced between preservation and corruption
Plus, Questions and Answers with Christian - no topic is off limits
* A glass jug you will feel comfortable carrying full of fresh spring water (e.g. A half gallon would be about 5 pounds, which is fairly heavy while hiking)
* Appropriate footwear for you (Vibram Five Fingers are great) to walk on rocky fire roads, at times with a good incline, for 3 hours
* Energy in your belly (Eat something so you have plenty of energy to hike; we will provide superfood smoothies)
* Clothes that will keep you warm/cool (layers are best)
OPTIONAL: We (Christian & Bethanne) will be offering our mouth-watering low-glycemic raw superfood herbal smoothies for just $5!
Please let us know when you RSVP if you'd like one so we know how much to bring. Smoothies will be served just prior to the hike and you can pay cash at that time. The hike will be relatively flat with somewhat of an incline and rocks along the path with breathtaking views all around! Be prepared for an uphill journey into the wild!
COST: $20 (plus, $5 cash upon arrival if you'd like the spring water based low-glycemic superfood smoothie to fuel your afternoon hike)
** This meetup is limited to 22 people (not including hosts)
** We had a long waiting list for the last hike so please RSVP if you want to guarantee your spot!
***ARRIVE early. We will be leaving the parking lot ACROSS THE STREET from the Mountain Home Inn at 2pm. Check-in and superfood shakes will be served from 1:30-2:00pm. This parking lot fills up on the weekends so most likely you will need to park down the road with a 5 minute walk back to the Mountain Home Inn parking lot. Commute here early to avoid traffic delays. Carpools highly recommended.
CHRISTIAN BATES is a Superfood Eco Lifestyle Expert, Raw Gourmet Chef, Formulator, and Herbalist. For the past 9 years, he has been studying, living and teaching only the leading edge raw and Superfood health practices. He has never accepted “last year’s” methods. He knows that there is always a next step up in health practices and health results, and that there is always a solution if one’s health is in trouble. Christian is the co-creator of the WildBar, a Superfood-infused raw chocolate meal replacement bar that has been on natural food stores’ shelves nationally for over 6 years.
His deepest passion is to teach people how to eat and live in a way that is both completely delicious, really fun and densely healthful! Christian is now going full force as an exciting speaker, beloved yoga teacher, cacao party host, and internet author for his blog, http://ChristianBates.com (http://ChristianBates.com/). Keep up with him as he lays out the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun raw food lifestyle education ever presented! Check out his newest product, soon to be released with your help: http://LongevityPower.com (http://LongevityPower.com/).
BETHANNE WANAMAKER is the founder of EdibleGoddess.com (http://EdibleGoddess.com/), co-author of Superfood Beauty Elixirs (http://SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com/), and a featured author in Thank God I: Stories of Inspiration for Every Situation, volume 3. She founded Edible Goddess to teach emerging health enthusiasts and health-conscious women entrepreneurs how to experience everlasting vitality and youth and build resilience to stress. As a holistic nutrition educator, motivational health speaker, and conscious lifestyle expert, Bethanne shows you how to make choices to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself. She teaches self-care practices that accelerate positive transformation.
She has a passion for creating and teaching others how to make chocolate superfood desserts, herbal tonics and elixirs, scrumptious raw food creations, and homemade edible skincare. Through products, coaching, and education through classes and events, she offers valuable insight into the connection between mindful choices and discovering and living your dharma.