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Saturday
Jul042009

SurThrival Recap!

On Saturday, June 27, Gnosis held an amazing Chocolate and Elixir celebration with celebrated Longevity Strategist, Daniel Vitalis. This evening marked the first event that Gnosis brought a leading authority on natural health and spirituality to the community, the first of many more lecture/chocolate parties to come!

The evening began with a thought-provoking lecture by Vitalis who very dynamically balances spirituality with biochemistry. Topics ranged from the over-antibacterialization of our society, to taking mini vacations to natural water springs, to the importance of breast-feeding one’s child immediately after birth. Vitalis’ basic precept is that we need to have plenty of good bacteria in our systems to keep our immune system strong; the way to keep the good bacteria up is by eating fermented foods (tempeh and sauerkraut to name two). Vitalis thoroughly energized his audience with his contagious enthusiasm.
Following the lecture was a four-hour dance party fueled by elixers from Daniel Vitalis and a special Gnosis Chocolate SurThrival bar, created especially for the evening.
We were so happy to see everyone who came, attending VIP’s of the evening were Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; Arianna Rose of the Raw Spirit Festivals; Happy Oasis, Blissologist and also of the Raw Spirit Festival; Rawbin; Clay Gordon author and founder of TheChocolateLife.com (who was also celebrating his birthday that evening, holler!); and Anthony Anderson, known to many as Raw Model.
The 200 attending guests enjoyed food that was 100% organic, mostly local, and handmade by Gnosis! In addition to Gnosis’ new Goji Berry Jam (more on this later!), there were crudités with live crackers (made with flax and sunflower seeds) and live dip (made with cashews, cauliflower, tahini, and more).
The limited-edition, single-batch SurThrival bar contains:
Goji Berries, Horny Goat Weed, Yohimbe, Lion’s Mane, Sunfood Blue Mangosteen, Shatvari, Kava Kava, Dong Quai, Damiana, Mesquite, Maca, Siberian Ginseng, Ashwaganda, Gotu Kola, Ginger , Camu Camu , Reishi , Passionflower, Crystal Manna blue-green algae, Vanilla, Burdock, Love.
The elixir tea ingredients included Holy Basil, Yohimbe, Horsetail, Cat’s Claw, Mother’s Wort, Schizandra Berries, Rhodiola, and more!
Some of these ingredients may be familiar to you; others, you may have never encountered. The idea is not that you need to eat each of these herbs every day; rather, if looking at the ingredient list inspires you to research just one of the exotic ingredients, horny goat weed for example, and that leads you to realize that this herb is a natural (and SAFE) alternative to the popular pharmaceutical drug Viagra, then Gnosis Chocolate has done its job. To bring about your own gnosis, or awakening, as a result of trying our chocolate.

Monday
Jun082009

Surthrival is Coming to NYC! June 27

We are hosting a chocolate party and have invited Daniel Vitalis for a 2 hour lecture!

Why you can't miss it: this is an evening of raw food, lectures, dancing, community, and enlightenment. SurThrival in the 21st Century is the name of this June 27th event to be held at Levitate Yoga in Manhattan. 

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a presentation by Vitalis titled “Building Invincible Immunity and Powerful Hormonal Production.” Following the lecture will be a four-hour dance party featuring raw chocolate from Gnosis Chocolate, spring water, crudités, and an Elixir blend to keep the revelers fueled and blissful through the night.

Daniel Vitalis is a Health Motivator, Strategist and Tonic Elixir Alchemist. Immersed in Herbalism and Raw Foods for the past 15 years, Vitalis formulated ElixirCraft, the first codified synthesis of ancient and modern herbal medicinal drink preparation techniques.

The chocolates we will serve at this event will be the same handmade love-filled goodies you know, but on this night they will feature herbs that Daniel speaks of in his lecture, including Deer Velvet and Horny Goat Weed.

Guests are encouraged to bring their open hearts, desire to learn, love of dance, instruments, and raw vegan creations for the festive evening.

Look out for more upcoming chocolate parties and lectures by Gnosis Events!