CIVANA Life

Everyone at CIVANA strives for community and meaningful connection. That connection is something that we live and breathe in both our personal and professional journeys—as moms and dads, friends, citizens of this planet, and co-creators of this healing center called CIVANA. Consider this blog our way of staying connected with you when you’re away from our campus.

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Malas for Your Mamas

With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, May 10, create something meaningful for the special mothers in your life. As part of CIVANA’s personal growth and discovery programs our mala making class allows you to take home…

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Personal Growth & Discovery

At Home Full Moon Ceremony

BY AMANDA GRANT, CIVANA CHIEF WELLNESS OFFICER If you are unable to join in celebratory circle with us at CIVANA, fear not. You can still enjoy your own ceremony wherever you are in the world.…

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Nutrition

Southwest Desserts

BY: ANNA BROWN, EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF Mexican Wedding Cookies Regular or Vegan Ingredients: 2 ¼ C all purpose flour 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste 1 ¼ C butter or vegan butter 1 C pecans chopped…

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Nutrition

Southwest Soups

BY: JUSTIN MACY, CIVANA EXECUTIVE CHEF & DEBBY LARSEN, TUCSON LIFESTYLE HOME & GARDEN EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTING WELLNESS GUIDE. Everyday the culinary team at CIVANA creates a daily made from scratch soup made with local,…

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Meet The Guides

Friends of CIVANA – Inspiring the Path of Wellness

Guest teachers, visiting tastemakers, and fellow wellness travelers both fuel our inspiration and broaden our perspective at CIVANA. Here are just a few of our most recent guest contributors. If you are interested in joining…

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Personal Growth & Discovery

Mindful Media Consumption & Family in Times of Uncertainty

By: ADRIANNA COSTA, CORRESPONDENT, WEATHER CHANNEL'S LOCAL NOW Follow her stories at @AdriannaCosta and @LocalNow From the perspective of a seasoned journalist, what advice might you give on conscious media consumption as it pertains to…

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Nutrition

Baking 101: Gluten Free Flours

BY: ANNA BROWN, EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF All-purpose flour (AP) is one of the most common ingredients in baking and cooking. However, many guests at CIVANA are looking for gluten free (GF) options due to celiac…

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Movement

10 Minute Yoga Flow Practice

Contributing Wellness Guide, Sara Quiriconi of LiveFreeWarrior.com shares this virtual, intermediate 10 minute Flow Yoga session. Sara, an author, cancer survivor and longtime yogi, recently stayed at CIVANA and shared her approach to detoxing your…

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Nutrition

Tree to Table – Baking with Ancient Beans

BY: ANNA BROWN, EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF & DEBBY LARSEN, TUCSON LIFESTYLE HOME & GARDEN EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTING WELLNESS GUIDE. Ancient Sonoran Desert Dwellers: Hohokam Indians The beautiful land that CIVANA now resides on was once…

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Personal Growth & Discovery

Create Your Own Gratitude & Intention Circles

BY: MARIAH SECREST, FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & WELLNESS GUIDE Rituals are part of the human fiber. From the earliest periods of human interaction, tribes have engaged in rituals that help mark the passing of significant events…

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