I was really happy that Yogi Surprise started doing spoilers again ~ as I do love to be spoiled. Last month’s Yogi Surprise Jewelry box was AAAAAMAzzzing and I wondered how they would ever meet up to that box. If you know what Yogi Surprise is, you can skip over this bit and get to the review. What is Yogi Surprise?
Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box
- 6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
- Vegetarian and GMO-Free
- $70+ retail value in every box
- $44.95/month + free shipping
Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box
- 2 handmade pieces + 1 organic treat
- Handcrafted in Bali. Fair Trade
- $65+ retail value in every box
- $24.95/month + free shipping
The Jewelry box will contain two handcrafted yoga inspired jewelry pieces, that are fair trade, sustainably harvested materials, nickle-free, lead-free and cadmium free. These are made in Bali, Indonesia and 10% of all proceeds will be given to education the Balinese families to make these beautiful pieces. It also contains an organic chocolate treat.
This month’s theme is “Giving and Receiving” ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving, to be merry in the presence of our nearest and dearest. A magical wand is cast over the world, everything sparkles, as we open our presents and our hearts. Love is a gift you receive by giving. It is self-fulfilling and will create more abundance when you give generously and selflessly. Love is the key to transformation, empowerment, and joyously leading a graceful life. Your life is a gift to the world, a world we share, so share in the magical dance of universal love
Green Tree Agate & Rose Quartz Om Necklace This was our spoiler and I am surprised to find that such a delicate necklace has such presence. This is a charm necklace and all three pieces are removable from the 27 inch chain. The stone pieces are capped with a round wire textured top. The rose quartz ball is a delicate shade of pink and it works very nicely against the forest greens of the tree agate oval slab, which is opaque with mossy-fern designs of the green working its way through the stone. The OM symbol is the 3rd charm that dangles from this necklace. All in all, this is a really lovely piece and I love the pink and forest green together! RV $45.00
Green Tree Agate ~ Primary Chakra: Heart-Chakra ~ Secondary Chakra: Crown-Chakra ~ Astrological Sign: Virgo This is stone of inner peace is considered to be a Talisman in parts of India and it calms nerves, while improving mental functions and aid with issues concerning clarity and stability. Tree Agate helps us focus on the oneness and not on the self. Tree Agate is a stone that brings good fortune as well. Tree Agate has a deep connection to Mother Earth and helps calm and centers energies into the environment. This stone works slowly, but has a lasting impact, is very nurturing and also can help negative emotions by introducing love into the chakras. Read more at Healing Crystals
Rose Quartz ~ Primary Chakra: Heart-Chakra Rose Quartz is the stone for unconditional love. It helps open the heart to all love ~ self, family, friends, romantic. Quartz stones have a high energy vibe, but it is also soothing and calming. This energy helps bring about empathy, forgiveness, reconciliation and removes anger, envy and resentment. It also us to heal and remove those negative emotions. Rose Quartz also can attract romantic love, add loving energy into current relationships and can help soothe and heal a broken heart. Learn more at Healing Crystals
OM Before the beginning, the Brahman (absolute reality) was one and non-dual. It thought, “I am only one — may I become many.” This caused a vibration which eventually became sound, and this sound was Om. Creation itself was set in motion by the vibration of Om. The closest approach to Brahman is that first sound, Om. Thus, this sacred symbol has become emblematic of Brahman just as images are emblematic of material objects…. the symbol Om written in Sanskrit also represents everything. The material world of the waking state is symbolized by the large lower curve. The deep sleep state is represented by the upper left curve. The dream state, lying between the waking state below and the deep sleep state above, emanates from the confluence of the two. The point and semicircle are separate from the rest and rule the whole. The point represents the turiya state of absolute consciousness. The open semicircle is symbolic of the infinite and the fact that the meaning of the point can not be grasped if one limits oneself to finite thinking. Source The Spirit Science
Amethyst and Moonstone Adjustable Bracelet Now, this is different ~ we do get bracelets, but they are stretchy types and this one is an adjustable bracelet, which is sure to please both small, large and everything else in between wrist sizes! The bracelet is a waxed cord in a pale lavender gray shade and has two strings, capped with amethyst beads so it can be loosened or tightened. The top of the bracelet has 4 larger moonstone beads with 4 smaller amethyst beads, alternating and this is a similar to the necklace ~ its colors are soothing and pale, but it isn’t too delicate as the corded string gives it some weight. It actually wears well with the necklace as the purples, pinks and greens all work beautifully together. RV $25.00
Moonstone ~ Third Eye (Ajna) and Crown Chakra ~ Feminine Energy. Moonstone goes back centuries and is linked to the moon, with a focus on love, fertility, fortune and protection. Health wise, its properties will improve conception, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as balance any hormonal imbalances. Mentally, moonstone will help reduce tension and stress, stabilize emotions, provide optimism and hope. Increases intuition and inspiration, protects from over sensitivity, turn negative energy into positive. It will help you success in love and business and provides inner strength and builds confidence. Learn more at Healing Crystals
Amethyst: Balancing the Crown Chakra, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and is the color of Spirituality
Cleanses, cleansing, purifies, restructures and renews. Fosters psychic abilities Amethyst is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and brings wealth and a strong business sense to its wearer. It is a crystal of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity of the mind to their owner and helps you to become more in tune with your feelings so that you get to know yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst crystals repel negative energy and attract positive energy, making them a wonderful protection stone for the home. They have one of the strongest powers to rid your home of any negative influence. source
Amethyst promotes emotional centering. Metaphysically amethyst encourages you to develop common sense and to become more emotionally centered and focused. Amethyst is especially beneficial when worn over the throat or heart chakras and also can help with insomnia. If you place a piece of amethyst under your pillow at night it is said to help nightmares and assist in a more restful sleep. It is also said to help enhance prophetic dreams when placed under ones pillow at night or worn as a piece of jewelry while sleeping. source
Woodblock Chocolate Peruvian and Ecuadorian Cacao Flower Bar I am sick right now, so I am not tempted by chocolate(!!) at this moment, but reading up on this, this isn’t a rose flowered candy bar (whew). The wrapper is what is the “Flower” and Woodblock Chocolate, from Portland, Oregon, has several of these different wrapper designs with the Peruvian and Ecuadorian cacao. This is a double origin bar and is made with 70% dark chocolate that has been aged ~ like a fine wine, chocolate actually brings a more smooth, robust flavor when aged properly. And it only contains TWO ingredients! “The earthy flavors of the Ecuadorian cacao and the fruity, caramel flavors of the Peruvian cacao come together to make a unique chocolate that stands on its own.” Its wrapper celebrates The City of Roses, Portland! 25 gram RV $5.00
Description: Woodblock Chocolate is Portland, Oregon’s first bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer. Family-run, their approach to their craft is straightforward and simple, using cocoa and cane sugar to highlight the unique flavors found in the world’s best cocoa beans.
Ingredients: Cocoa, cane sugar. May have come in contact with nuts.
I am glad that Yogi Surprise started putting the retail value on the items again, and this time, I think they are more realistic than what they printed before. I love the jewelry pieces this month as they are delicate, but not boring ~ I don’t like dainty jewelry for the most part and these are not dainty! I am already wearing the bracelet and I find it is easy to put on and take off. The chocolate bar will be saved when I feel better, but it sounds really good ~ I don’t think I have eaten aged chocolate before ~ well purposely aged..haha. I have eaten OLD chocolate but that is not the same as aged 🙂 I paid $25.00 for this box and received a RV of $75.00 and I feel this box is worth well over $25.00. Part of the proceeds from this box will go back to the local artisans that made these items and help educate their community ~ and I always love a box with a social conscience.
Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise? Which box do you get and what was your favorite item this month? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them 🙂
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