I AM HORSERACING

Jockey agent Matt Nakatani was born with racing already coursing through his veins as the son of Southern California jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Michele Dollase. He also counts an uncle, aunt and grandfather, the late Wallace Dollase, as trainers within the industry. After graduating from the University of Louisville with degrees in Sports Management and Communications, he returned to home to California to be near family and took on a more active role in his father’s distinguished riding career, becoming his agent.

The pairing was a success and the young Nakatani helped his father return off an extended layoff, solidifying himself as a talented and well-respected member of the industry. Though not an easy one, Nakatani says his job and passion are one and the same and that he goes after each early morning, disappointing defeat and exhilarating win all for the love of the horse and the life they have given him and his family.

Meet Matt Nakatani. He is Horse Racing.  

#IAMHORSERACING
Iamhorseracing@gmail.com
Iamhorseracing.org

GRAB AND GO MUST HAVES FOR SUMMER!

Summer is here, and as we get busier we often forget the things we need to enjoy the season more!

STAY HYDRATED!
Many of us do not drink enough water, and drinking water is so very important for the functions of our body.
Drinking water also helps the skin stay looking younger longer.
DRINK YOUR WATER!
MAKE IT FUN!
GET A WATER BOTTLE THAT HAS A TRACKER OF THE AMOUNT OF WATER YOU’VE DRANK EACH HOUR.
DOWNLOAD AN APP ON YOUR PHONE THAT REMINDS YOU TO DRINK MORE WATER.
DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO DRINK MORE WATER.

WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY, EVEN ON CLOUDY DAYS!

Wear Sunglasses outdoors, even on cloudy days! Protect those beautiful eyes!

Always carry a portable snack with you, such as a protein bar or these delicious snacks in pouches. I promise they really are not gross, and they really help when you need a quick snack and don’t have the time to really eat.

I don’t always take my kindle with me, so I keep a magazine or two in my bag just in case.

I have been stuck in traffic for very long times due to an accident further up the road, and it’s nice to have something besides the radio to distract you while you are practically parked on the Interstate.

And how many times has a quick visit to the doctor taken longer??? And we all know their magazines aren’t always the most interesting.

And most important, before you toss these items into your bag and go, make sure your car is properly maintained and ready for the trip!

BE SURE TO CARRY AT LEAST A SMALL FIRST AID KIT, EXTRA WATER AND SNACKS, SUCH AS CRACKERS THAT WILL DEAL WITH EXTREME TEMPS INSIDE THE CAR.

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TOILET PAPER (UGH…I KNOW) BUT ROADSIDE STOPS MAY BE NEEDED, AND HOW MANY REST AREAS HAVE YOU STOPPED AT THAT DIDN’T HAVE TOILET PAPER?

I hope you enjoy your Summer regardless of what you do. Stay safe! Stay hydrated!

ZIN KATO~ AMAZON FASHION SHOW 2019

I WANT SO MANY OF THESE!!!!!

READY TO WEAR WOMEN’S SPRING FASHION WITH AN IMPACT!

ZIN KATO

Designer Profile
Faculty of Fashion. 
Establishes ZIN in 1975. 
Opens its first overseas retail store in LA in 2001 along with launching the ZIN KATO brand. 
Participates in the NY coterie in 2004 and the Tokyo collection in 2005.
Invited by the Chongqing government (China) to hold an exhibition in 2007.
Invited by China Guangdong TV in 2009 and broadcasted a collection throughout China.
Holds the first ever fashion show in the Northern islands of Kunashir in 2009.
In 2010 holds a fashion show in the Northern islands of Kunashir and Etorofu.
Brand Profile
[Established year] 2001
Dedicated in pursuing an exquisiteness unique to the Japanese, ZIN applies the most delicate of materials in order to compose the most elegant of apparels. ZIN excels in blending the wonders of surrealistic allure into our casual and accustomed wear.
CategoryWomen’s / Ready To Wear

#ZINKATO #AMAZONFASHIONSHOW

I AM HORSE RACING

With horse racing very much in the news now, for various reasons, here is an excellent site to check out the people behind the scenes.

Whether you are a fan of horse racing or not, this is a well set up site for information.

There will always be horse racing, and the best we can do, is work harder to keep the animals and their people safe.

Jockey agent Matt Nakatani was born with racing already coursing through his veins as the son of Southern California jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Michele Dollase. He also counts an uncle, aunt and grandfather, the late Wallace Dollase, as trainers within the industry. After graduating from the University of Louisville with degrees in Sports Management and Communications, he returned to home to California to be near family and took on a more active role in his father’s distinguished riding career, becoming his agent.

The pairing was a success and the young Nakatani helped his father return off an extended layoff, solidifying himself as a talented and well-respected member of the industry. Though not an easy one, Nakatani says his job and passion are one and the same and that he goes after each early morning, disappointing defeat and exhilarating win all for the love of the horse and the life they have given him and his family.

Meet Matt Nakatani. He is Horse Racing.  

#IAMHORSERACING
Iamhorseracing@gmail.com
Iamhorseracing.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boutique Yoga Retreat 2019 Season!

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Boutique Yoga Retreat Announces New Getaways for the 2019 Season

Harmonic Escapes, which offers boutique yoga retreats in Ibiza, has revealed the dates of its 2019 events. The exclusive holistic retreats, which all feature a harmonic musical angle, are designed to delve deep into the world of yoga while also providing opportunities for guests to explore a wide range of alternative activities, such as dance, paddle boarding, walking and drumming. Active retreats are scheduled to take place in June and July, with walking retreats planned for later in the year as the weather starts to cool slightly.

The fun-packed getaways are all meticulously planned to create the perfect balance of energy and relaxation. With two daily yoga sessions led by yoga teacher Zarah Boden, lively activities such as paddle boarding and African dance, calming exercises like meditation and breathwork, and vibrant beach drumming at sunset, the retreats are designed to provide plenty of choice in how guests enjoy their getaway. All activities and sessions are optional, and guests are encouraged to relax, sunbathe, explore the island of Ibiza, and join in with the festivities at their own pace, on their own terms.

“We’re so excited to announce our new retreats, taking place in June, July, and October this year,” says Harmonic Escapes Founder Cynthia Micallef. “We’ve already seen how well our previous guests have responded to the sessions and activities on offer here in Ibiza. We’ve expanded on these to include even more opportunities to learn, grow, and try new things… or even just relax and enjoy a bit of Spanish sun!”

“We’re proud to have partnered with some of the best massage therapists and activity leaders on the island, so relaxing treatments and yoga continue to play a big role in our retreats, but it’s entirely up to each guest what activities they take part in”.

The luxurious Harmonic Escapes retreats feature delicious, nourishing meals with menus heavily inspired by local ingredients grown on nearby farms. Fresh juices, all-day snacks, brunch, dinner, and a daily glass of wine are included as standard at each retreat. Guests unplug and unwind  in a peaceful villa in the unspoilt north of Ibiza featuring an 18 metre swimming pool, beautiful covered yoga deck and expansive natural surroundings which simply invite relaxation.

Harmonic Escapes will offer just three 6 night retreats for the 2019 season, taking place 6 – 12 June, 8 – 14 July, and 17 – 23 October, with the option to stay for an additional night if desired. Those booking in pairs will each receive a €150 discount.

To find out more about Harmonic Escapes, visit www.harmonicescapes.com, or check out the Instagram page at www.instagram.com/harmonicescapes

About

Harmonic Escapes offers a range of yoga retreats designed to rejuvenate the body and mind. Committed to self-development and learning, the retreats encourage good health and wellbeing while simultaneously promoting the importance of sustainable tourism in Spain. Having been born in Malta, founder Cynthia Micallef left the world of corporate London behind to return to her island roots, settling in the serenity of northern Ibiza where she partners with inspiring teachers, therapists, and chefs to create relaxing getaways amongst the natural beauty of the Balearic Islands.

Join with a friend to receive €150 off each. Sign up to our newsletter to receive the discount code.

ACTIVE YOGA RETREATS

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8-14 JUNE, 2019

BOOK JUNE ESCAPE

6-12 JULY, 2019

BOOK JULY ESCAPE

RECLAIM YOUR BALANCE


Our yoga retreats are as much about re-energising your body and mind as slowing down and living consciously. Our Ibiza active escapes give you a much-needed break from the everyday so that you can re-balance, while challenging yourself to achieve things you didn’t think possible.

The luxury Can Amonita villa is purpose-built for retreats, set amid gardens and terraced woodlands in the serene north Ibiza hills. It features an outdoor yoga deck, a serene pool surrounded by pine trees and a Bali house where you can have a personalised massage.

During your six-night stay, you will experience an empowering mix of activity and relaxation. Inspirational teacher Zarah will guide you through morning and evening yoga, as well as evening meditation.

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

  • Dynamic vinyasa flow yoga
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation and breathwork
  • Partner yoga
  • Beach yoga
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A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Drummers’ circle
  • Immersive crystal healing sound bath
  • Wake-up beach yoga followed by a swim in the sea
  • A magical sunset on nearby Benirras Beach while dancing with drummers

Of course, there will also be plenty of time for relaxing and exploring Ibiza!

Our retreats cater to a maximum of 12 guests. We will guide you towards embodying yoga, listening to your inner guru and taking steps towards self-empowerment.

A TYPICAL DAY

Join our instructor Zarah on the beach for a session of vinyasa flow Yoga, followed by an invigorating morning swim. After a scrumptious brunch based around seasonal, local produce, be pampered during a personally tailored massage at the villa’s Bali House, before evening yoga and meditation. Enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner before taking part in a drumming circle.

ACCOMMODATION

Our retreat venue, Can Amonita is situated close to the village of San Lorenzo, a 5-minute drive from the famous La Paloma restaurant. The house was built to host wellness yoga retreats having a peaceful energy set in the beautiful Ibiza countryside. Yoga is practiced outdoors in a beautifully yoga deck with views out to the forest.

All the bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms, are fully air-conditioned and have Internet access throughout. Beautiful Ibiza beaches of Benirras, Cala Nova and Cala Llenya are only a short drive away as well as many of the best restaurants on the island. The main highlight of Can Amonita is its 18-metre long outdoor pool where you can relax in total tranquillity and perhaps indulge in a massage in the Bali house at the bottom of the pool area. The luxurious house offers many chill-out outdoor and indoor areas, allowing guests to have quiet time in complete privacy.

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FOOD

You will be nourished with healthy, delicious plant-based cuisine, based on fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms Our chef Patricia is experienced at catering to a variety of dietary requirements. We send a questionnaire to all our guests prior to the retreat to assess dietary your requirements.

Food based on a vegetarian diet will consist of:

  • Fresh fruit juice and teas before morning yoga
  • Snack after yoga
  • Brunch buffet
  • Afternoon sweet snack
  • Dinner
  • Fruit and teas available all day
  • One dinner is left free to eat out at a restaurant of choice
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 morning yoga sessions
  • 5 evening yoga sessions with meditation
  • 1 hour stand-up paddle boarding tour
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at Can Amonita (all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning)
  • Daily brunch, fresh juices and snacks.
  • Dinner on 5 nights (1 night eating out at a restaurant)
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Snacks, teas and water available throughout the day
  • Evening activities, such as crystal sound bath, drumming circle and visiting Benirras drummers
  • Silent early morning walk (daily depending on demand)
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GOOD TO KNOW

  • Our retreats are a maximum of 12 guests.
  • Yoga sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced practitioners.
  • Food is fresh, healthy and plant-based. We cater to any dietary requirements. A detailed questionnaire is sent before the retreat.
  • Brunch is served at 11:30 and dinner is served at 20:00.
  • Snacks, teas and unlimited water are available throughout the day.
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning.
  • The retreat venue is located a short drive from gorgeous beaches and coves including: famous Benirras beach, Cala Llenya and Cala Nova.
  • Stand-up paddle boarding tour takes around one hour.
  • Massage therapists are available at the villa on request. Your free time for a massage is between 13:00 to 17:00.
  • The team at Harmonic Escapes is available to take care of your every need.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flights and transfers
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional activities, personal treatments and massages
  • Any food and beverage purchased/consumed outside the venue
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PRICING

Join with a friend to receive €150 off each. Use code YOGAWITHFRIENDS when you book your retreat.

From €1,550 per person for 6 nights, with the option of staying an extra night for an additional €100.

8-14 JUNE, 2019

BOOK JUNE ESCAPE

6-12 JULY, 2019

BOOK JULY ESCAPE

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