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Dear Moon Cyclers,

On the longest night of the year, I would like to welcome you to Vital Signs: your monthly practice newsletter.

This month I had the radical pleasure of meeting Ayurvedic Practitioners from all over the world in Portland, Maine to do a cooking intensive with Dr. Paul Dugliss, MD, former board director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and founder of New World Ayurveda.

I spent 5 days between our classroom at the University of Southern Maine campus and the kitchen where we practiced over 30 recipes. WOW did I learn a LOT!

I also wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our annual First Friday visioning event earlier this month. We received pages of written and drawn testimony from our community about what we want in healthcare in 2020. We are READY to make it happen.

There are going to be MANY ways to get involved with our healing nonprofit this year:

-for people here at our headquarters in Juneau, Alaska

-for people at our mothership site in Portland, Oregon

-for people EVERYWHERE!

That's right: we are going to have more offerings than ever before here in Alaska, and are unveiling an entire year-long preventive health care plan that will be done virtually for people to participate in from ANYWHERE!!! (Can you tell how excited I am about this??)

We will kick-off with a special 20 day challenge for 2020 that starts the first Monday of the new decade (January 6th) at 6pm in Juneau. ALL HUMANS are welcome to participate in our 2020 20 day challenge that includes my TOP 20 tips for detox delivered straight to your inbox during the 20 day session. A virtual kickoff will be happening at noon Alaska time. (All participants can RSVP here).

Our Official 2020 Launch will commence with our FIRST NEW MOON POTLUCK of 2020 on January 25th at 4pm: 110 Seward Street #4. All are welcome and bring your favorite dish!

And we have so much more coming up after that! So please keep scrolling to see a full list of our upcoming events, and a photo sampler of my time cooking in Maine and our First Friday visioning event.

Thank you for reading, and wishing you clarity in your dreams for 2020!

May your world start getting lighter again.


First Monday of the Decade

January 6th, 2020 @6pm

As we come into a BRAND NEW decade, what could be better than priming your mind and body to feel great?

This event kicks off on the FIRST MONDAY of 2020 with a LIVE event at our Juneau Headquarters where we give you everything you need to participate in this simple and fun 20 day health challenge.

EVERYONE can do this  ;-)

You will then receive my top 20 tips for detox in 2020 delivered daily to your inbox. 

To celebrate the end of our challenge, we will have our FIRST POTLUCK of the YEAR and celebrate the FIRST NEW MOON on Saturday January 25th

Who knew healing could be this much fun! 

Not in Juneau? You can still participate virtually! RSVP then check your inbox Monday morning for a special video with instructions. 


Nonprofit Leadership Circle:

Be The Change

Friday January 10th, 2020

During these monthly (Full Moon) virtual meetings we discuss taking advantage of our current health care system to get the best care possible, while advocating for the change we want.

Dr. Kayla Luhrs, CEO & Founder of Moon Cycle Medicine Inc hosts a monthly seminar, primarily designed for healers, that breaks down the action steps needed to start a nonprofit practice.

4pm Alaska, 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern

This event is virtual: tune in from anywhere! RSVP for link. $30 suggested donation.


2nd Saturday Ayurveda @YogaPath:

Balancing the Water Element in Winter

Saturday January 11, 3:30-5pm

All are welcome to attend this lecture!

Kayla began her yoga career on the stilted studio above creek street in her hometown of Ketchikan, Alaska. The interest grew from a college elective to a calling to India where she studied Ayurveda, the greater medicine of which yoga is a part. She completed her yoga teacher training at Samyak Yoga in Mysore, India, as well as at the Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy in Portland, Oregon. Kayla focuses her classes on keeping you feeling healthy and brilliant. All are welcome.

This month's topic: Balancing Your Water Element!


Spring Retreat by Moon Cycle Medicine's Dr. Sarah Cavrak, PhD:

Inner Warrior: A Jungle Immersion

This new year is going to bring new opportunities and hopefully an abundance of possibilities for JOY and EXPANSION, and .... well, anything you can dream up really.

Speaking of dreaming, we want to remind you that Dr. Sarah's next retreat, "INNER WARRIOR: A Jungle Immersion" is happening March 29 - April 5, and there's still space for you to join us!

Go HERE to learn all about our magical location, fantastic jungle accommodations, and expertly curated programming. 

What is included?

-7 days and nights at the stunning, eco-friendly, retreat center OM at Cashew Hill

-Transportation to and from the airport in San Jose (SJO)

-Daily yoga & meditation

-2 organic farm-to-table meals each day

-Housing in shared cabinas surrounded by jungle beauty

-Guided mala making workshop

-Group Kirtan

-Guided Night Hike in the Jungle

-Cacao Ceremony

-Moon ritual

-Personal intention-setting

-Full access to yoga shala, pool, & other common areas

Optional excursions and experiences:


-Thai Bodywork

-Oracle Reading

-Surf Lessons

-Guided Waterfall Hike

-White Water Rafting

-Wildlife Center Tours

[BONUS: Dr. Sarah has a special discount for $100 off registrations up until 1/1/2020. Enter code WARRIOR100 when you sign up.]


If any of those awesome events strikes a chord in you: SEE YOU THERE!

If you aren't yet feeling inspired, keep scrolling to see the VISIONS FOR HEALTHCARE in 2020 shared by our JUNEAU COMMUNITY!

Check back next month for another newsletter.


Dr. Kayla, MD


(questions and comments welcome!👇🏽)

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