FARM TO TABLE PICNIC
A new addition to the festival this year, we are excited to offer a four-course catered Farm to Table Picnic prepared by celebrated local chef, Caspar Poyck. Join us for a moment of respite, reflection, community and culinary delight in the heart of the festival, featuring a menu of delicious, organic, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine. After a morning full of yoga and adventure, enjoy the company of other festival goers for a fun, sit down meal before our evening musical line up.
Tickets for the Picnic are an add-on of $35
by Chef Caspar Poyck
Coconut Cauliflower Curry Soup
anti-inflammatory with turmeric, black pepper and ginger
Quinoa with Green Goddess Dressing
heirloom carrot and sprouted greens
Green lentils on a bed of cabbage and bruschetta
Mixed Greens Salad
with cherry tomatoes, beets, cucumber,
Ojai pixie tangerines and a home-made dressing
Baskets of Bread
regular and gluten free served with
Butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Chocolate Ganache Tart on a Hazelnut Crust
CHEF CASPAR POYCK
CREATOR OF DIGESTIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Caspar is well-known in the yoga community as an organic food chef from Ojai, California. Internationally he is a recognized teacher, speaker and retreat facilitator of Digestive Psychology and, partnered up with yoga teachers: “Yoga of Eating” workshops. These are taught in The United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Europe. He is also a regular speaker at transformational festivals in the US and abroad. Caspar is a proud facilitator for the Foundation for Living Beauty, supporting women with cancer.
Emotions express in eating behavior and translate to the body through the Autonomic Nervous System into digestive issues, food allergies, constipation, reflux, IBS and so much more. Digestive Psychology understands that trauma, chronic negative emotions and obsessively held beliefs and resulting obsessions do more harm to our health than diets or nutrition can ever fix.
“Yes, kale is healthy but there is no amount of kale you can possibly eat to heal the damage you do stressing over kale.”
Caspar is also still available as your chef for retreats in California.
Where does my yoga journey begin? The best answer would maybe be… in some other life. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in a family that lives and breathes true yoga. I grew up learning and practicing mantra meditation and yoga as a lifestyle. Having grown up living around yoga my whole life, I decided to pursue an AA degree in International Business. As the busyness of “life” began to come to the forefront, my yogic upbringing became less of an importance and focus.
After graduating with honors, I soon found myself unexpectedly pregnant… Deciding to take a hiatus from the things that had primarily taken up my time and energy – college, full time work, travel and surfing – I was able to reflect on and return to my yoga roots. This is when I realized how important yoga is to me and my spiritual progression. Humbling myself I decided to embark on a 200 hour teacher training program with Tamal Yoga School to help build upon my life experiences and knowledge of yoga.
After becoming a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, I realized this was the perfect tool to share the amazing life changing powers of yoga that have molded me into the – daughter, sister, mother, lover and friend – I am today.