PRSNT ADVENTURE: WITHIN

#PRSNTplay

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Can you remember the last time you created your own art? Do you recall memories of getting fully lost in a game or an activity? And what about the last time you laughed so hard you peed yourself? 

You dress exactly how you feel and make up a nick name for yourself, allowing yourself  to connect with your inner child, to get weird and surrender to the prsnt moment. 

Adults tend to make excuses for why we don't have time to play, just for the sake of playing. We really look to children for inspiration because they are naturally drawn towards being in a playful state of mind. They tend to always play, wherever they are; in bathroom lines, in the 10 min break at recess or when they are brushing their teeth. 

When children play it is not pre-set, they don't know what's going to happen in the story they are creating, so they tend to become totally immersed in the present moment. This state of being requires skill sets like trust, creativity, flow and spontaneity, something children seem to practice more than adults.  

Retreats for women.

Don't forget to adventure within, get weird and be whoever comes out if you express yourself in complete freedom. Adventure outdoors and within.  Its our passion  and calling to host weekend yoga retreats encouraging outdoor adventure travel. We embraced the opportunity to inspire women's fitness adventures and digital detox outdoor retreats.

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TRIBE DIARY: Words from Sunset

Dear Kjersti and Chanelle,

I am writing to thank you for pulling your "power of the universe" together and creating the PRSNT camps and the entire concept in general. Both of you seriously just glow with... I don't even know what to call it... star dust or something. Now I'm going to sound like a silly person here... but... I actually had no idea HOW (and sorry to use this word) famous both of you are for your professional careers until I started following your Instagrams AFTER camp. I got word of the camp from a friend, I signed up, showed up, and literally felt like I could be my complete vulnerable self in front of an entire group of people I didn't know, and didn't feel like a crazy person when I was speaking. How the heck did you create that space?! I actually did feel like I was stepping out of a vortex on Tuesday when I had to go back into the real world.  The reason I bring up fame and fandom is because I just want to say I am a fan of both of you because of WHO you are, not solely because of your careers (which are obviously impressive and RAD as well!). I'm sure you have so many friends and people you interact with on a daily basis with living the life you do, but I just wanted you to know I felt how genuine, true, and incredible the gifts of your souls you each had to give were, and that's a seriously impressive quality. I will be touched for the rest of my life that I had the chance to connect with your spirits. You are some of the coolest ladies I have ever met, and I will always speak so highly of you and your mission. I was in a really really bad place before coming to camp, and iv been working incredibly hard on a lot of personal things for a long time that have been holding me back in many facets of my life. I cannot thank you enough for creating a space like you did last weekend, because I really do feel like it was the catalyst that I needed to find some clarity and direction in my life. I feel a little silly for some of the things I said ;) but it was all so PRSNT! In a magical way, truly. You are beautiful humans, and I am so grateful for your love, encouragement, and kindness. I wish you the best of luck with all of your plans, I envision I will make it to another retreat, and if there is anything I can do to help you in the future, I would love to. Even if it's just helping you with logistics here in Colorado or looking over a budgeting sheet ;). I am thankful for you both, the entire experience, and am also so thankful to be loving myself again :) Namaste 🙏🏽

Love,

Sunset 

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gratitude dinner
gratitude dinner

THROUGH THE EYES OF ZEAL OPTICS: PRSNT PERFORMANCE x AVI 1 COLORADO

Photo: @MELISSARIITANOPHOTO

Photo: @MELISSARIITANOPHOTO

THROUGH THE EYES OF ZEAL OPTICS: PRSNT PERFORMANCE x AVI 1 COLORADO

Words by Gabby Aguirre from Zeal Optics Blog

All gathered in a circle on the floor, Kjersti leads the ladies of December’s PRSNT Performance Camp into a collective deep breath and pulls from a deck of spiritual cards. “Purpose,” she reads, “I discover the meaning and purpose of life in the process of overcoming difficulties with dignity, courage, and faith. I am on purpose.” She pauses.

This practice is one that Kjersti and Chanelle have integrated into all of their PRSNT camps. It’s a kind of active meditation, an exercise in expression, an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of your chosen card and express where it fits in your life.

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

Kjersti has been questioning the purpose in her’s a lot recently. “Lately I’ve been feeling that just traveling and competing isn’t enough,” she shares with the group, “What am I going to do with my life? How am I going to make my life about more than just me?” She goes on, “That’s what PRSNT is for me. I really feel that this is my purpose and I’m so blessed to be able to make this a part of my career.”

This; a female community built on snowboarding, mindfulness and health. This sense of belonging, purpose, and curiosity cultivated within small groups at a time that will expand to PRSNT tribes around the world. These mountains of energy Kjersti and Chanelle continually spend creating PRSNT Performance Camp vibrate through the beloved PRSNT Lodge, into all the ladies at the camp, and through to the rest of their lives.

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

Kjersti and Chanelle are big activists for the climate as well, working with sustainable partners like Simply Straws, Protect Our Winters and Zeal Optics to do their part to protect our beloved outdoor playgrounds. This winter, what the campers took along with them besides all the elements of “presentness” was an AIARE-1 Avalanche Certification. “Working with Colorado Mountain Guides for the AIARE Level 1 course made so much sense with our mindfulness message. Avalanche awareness is all about slowing down and being aware of the elements around you.”   

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

Photo: @GIBBLEGABBLE

As Kjersti charges through contest season and she and Chanelle follow their purposes in snowboarding, business, and life, that message of purpose ripples throughout their lives and those of all the women of this winter’s first PRSNT Performance camp.

For more information on PRSNT visit PRSNTPerformance.com or @bprsnt on Instagram.

VEGAN GOLDEN DELIGHT: TURMERIC LATTE

PRSNTkitchn

1 Cup of soaked Cashews [raw, organic, unsalted]

3 dates [Organic dogleg Noor - Premium Pitted & Sun ripened]

1 Ts Turmeric Powder [Can also use the Root]

A pinch of cinnamon

1 Cup of water

6 Ice cubes

A pinch of Black Pepper

[The body absorbs the turmeric better with black pepper]

Pre-soak the cashews for 1-2 hours. Remember to have ice cubes ready in the fridge as they will give the milk a cool and foamy texture. Use a high speed blender like the Nutri Bullet and mix together until texture is smooth and silky. 

Pre-soak the cashews for 1-2 hours. Remember to have ice cubes ready in the fridge as they will give the milk a cool and foamy texture. Use a high speed blender like the Nutri Bullet and mix together until texture is smooth and silky. 

Pour in a Simply Straws A-Mason Pint 

Pour in a Simply Straws A-Mason Pint 

Decorate w/ Cinnamon on top for the "latte Effect"

Decorate w/ Cinnamon on top for the "latte Effect"

Simply Straws Cozy and classic bent straw - color "amber"

Simply Straws Cozy and classic bent straw - color "amber"

Take it with you to go, look good, feel good and save tons of money on take out coffee or drinks 

Take it with you to go, look good, feel good and save tons of money on take out coffee or drinks 

PRSNTkitchn

 

 

PURPS POWER VEGAN SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

KJERSTI’S PURPS POWER VEGAN SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

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P: @VICTOROFVALENCIA

  • Pomegranate juice (organic, not from concentrate, no added sugar) for smoothie base
  • PURPS (PURPLE LIFE FORMULA Mangosteen, Maqui Berry, Acai Berry, Blueberry, Grape, Blackberry). Check out this LINK  to all of the ingredients.  * Fun Fact: Antioxidants protect our cells from free radicals.
  • RAW Organic Fairtrade Cacao from the Raw Chocolate Co. LINK to more superfood goodies.
  • Maca powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Fresh greens
  • Fresh wild blueberries
  • Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

SERVE IN OUR SIMPLY STRAWS A-MASON + REUSABLE GLASS STRAW

VEGAN SUPERFOOD GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE

CHANELLE’S VEGAN SUPERFOOD GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE

 

P: @victorofvalencia with @simplystraws

P: @victorofvalencia with @simplystraws

  • Apple juice (organic unfiltered, no added sugar) for smoothie base
  • Amazing Grass Organic RAW PRESERVE Veggie Powder (contains twenty five billion probiotics per serving. Packed with whole organic super foods, like chlorella, spirulina, maca and more!  Here is a LINK to all of the ingredients.
  • Hemp Seeds * a rare balance of omega 3,6,9 fatty acids * Fun Fact: fat content helps deliver nutrients to the cells in your body
  • Fresh greens
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Turmeric powder – powerful anti-inflamatory

Don't forget to drink out of your reusable glass drinking straw- inspired by SIMPLY STRAWS

TRIBE DIARY: Camper "Fast" #PRSNTloveland Colorado

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p: @gibblegabby

Chanelle and I met about five years ago at my home mountain Winter Park Resort. I had attended the Oakley Progression Sessions and she was my coach. After that camp I had thought to myself that Chanelle was probably the coolest person who had ever set foot on earth. But, I wasn't to sure if Chanelle and I would ever see each other again. One day after school my dad picked me up from the bus and told me he signed me up for some camp called BPRSNT.

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When he told me the news I wasn't quite sure what he was getting me into this time. I figured it would be the same as any other camp that I had been to. The camp blew me away, it was the complete opposite of what I had expected. During the fast two days of my experience at the BPRSNT camp I learned things that not only changed my perspective on life, but my view on how I should love and respect who I am as an individual. I left this camp not wanting to go home. It was as if I was in a completely different world with only loving, respectful humans and nothing else mattered. Every day I woke up receiving amazing positive energy from Chanelle and Kjersti, I ate the most delicious meals, learned yoga, went out and shredded with the raddest girls, came home and had the most touching conversations that made me view myself and others in a much different way than I had before the camp.

Since camp, I have been so inspired to cook myself homemade organic meals, set goals for myself, and give gratitude towards my life and the people surrounding me. I am so grateful I was able to go to  this life changing event that will stay with me for the rest of my life. 

LENTIL AND BUCKWHEAT CURRY

PRSNTkitchn: Lentil and Buckwheat Curry

This lentil and buckwheat curry topped with broccoli leaves, carrots and sesame seeds is so quick and easy to make and tastes soon yummy + it's healthy and light.

This lentil and buckwheat curry topped with broccoli leaves, carrots and sesame seeds is so quick and easy to make and tastes soon yummy + it's healthy and light.

 

How to make the curry sauce:

One can of  organic coconut milk

 1/2 TBS turmeric,

1 TBS fenugreek seeds

A pinch of paprika

1 TBS GMO free / gluten free tamari or soy sauce

1 TBS freshly squeezed ginger root

Sea salt to taste

 + fresh jalapeños or other spicy peppers you may like

 

POST WORK OUT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE BOWL

How about this amazing superfood bowl for a post work out session?

BLEND in Nutri Bullet

1/2 cup of organic strawberries

1 scoop of Amazing Meal Pomegranate Mango

4 Stems of fresh Kale

1 TBS Acai Powder from The Raw Chocolate Company 

1 TSP Maca Root Powder from

TOP with:

Coconut Shavings

Raw Mulberry Bits from The Raw Chocolate Company

Organic, fresh Strawberries 

Raw Goji Berries from Navitas naturals

Hemp Granola

PRSNT Founder: Chanelle Sladics talks Simply Straws Kickstarter

Hello! Simply Straws Here!

We are a boutique reusable glass drinking straw company which provides an alternative to the common plastic straw. Did you know 500 million plastic straws are used and disposed of daily in the USA alone? I know, crazy! So we set out to offset this specific plastic pollution problem.

We first thought stainless steel would be our solution, but we were quickly challenged by how hot, cold and potentially dirty our straw was. Then we considered bamboo and realized it was a host for mold in the long term. Once we went glass, we never looked back. Not only are they beautiful, our glass straws are incredibly durable (strongest commercially made glass on the market), BPA-free, non-toxic, sustainable, and handmade in California. Yes, right here in the USA!

SIMPLY STRAWS x MASON JAR

 Our straws are a match made in heaven with mason jars, but we had to adapt the lid to accommodate our stunning glass straw. Here’s a peek:

THE SIMPLY MASON STRAW JAR LID 1.0 

 Our first custom lid was a great first step, but the lid leaked and made loud noises while in motion, like bumping around in the car!

THE SIMPLY MASON JAR LID 2.0

 After much time and sampling, our patented silicone grommet was born. We have tried and tested this new grommet with overwhelming success, but modifications still need to be made to accommodate all straw diameters we sell. 

 THE SIMPLY MASON JAR LID 3.0 (Kickstart)

 We didn't want to stop with the mason grommet lid! Listening to our numerous customer requests, we are currently creating a superior lid that will resist rust, will best accommodate all straw varieties, and will represent the quality we stand behind. All of our glass straws have a lifetime guarantee and we want our lids to also be the last ones you ever buy! 

Therefore, we introduced our first ever: rust free, single piece, hassle-free, dent-free, stainless steel custom mason lid, perfectly accommodating our glass drinking straws.

 

3.0 MASON STRAW LID PROTOTYPE

Now we just need YOUR help to get our stainless steel lid campaign off the ground! 

ONE PEICE. NO MORE RUST. NO MORE DENTS. NO MORE HASSLE.

Here at Simply Straws, we offer a beautiful and extensive line of durable borosilicate glass drinking straws and other fun accessories such as mason jars, custom lids, cozies, cleaning brushes, straw sleeves, and utensil kits. Last but not least, the newest addition to our ever-growing family is our patented silicone grommet mason lid, which has been a huge hit!

 We are also passionately committed to this plastic pollution challenge and commit a minimum of 1% of our gross income (thru 1% For The Planet) to benefit our non-profit partners whom are helping us activate and educate our world against these crucial plastic pollution challenges.

Our Non-Profit Partners

We'd like to leave the world a better place, sip by sip, and we’d like you to join us on this journey. By purchasing now from us, your reusable straw will offset over 30,000 disposable plastic straws in your lifetime!

By purchasing now from us, your reusable straw will offset over 30,000 disposable plastic straws in your lifetime!

Join our Simply Ambassador in being an agent for change, and looking good while doing it! 

 

LET'S MAKE A TOAST- THANK YOU

Developing this product and this Kickstarter took many many moons and was a team effort. Thank you to our families for being so supportive of this project and for the many late nights that it took.

Our heartfelt thanks to the following awesome humans:  

  • Kickstarter Video- Emily Wheatley | @FindingMacaroon
  • Filming - Emily Wheatley, Chanelle Sladics, Kjersti Buaas
  • Publicist- Jen Pearson | Single Fin PR | @singlefinpr
  • Social Media Ninja- Kimberely Bennett |Simply Straws
  • Graphic Design- Chanelle Sladics | @chanellesladics
  • Product Development- Cyndi Sladics, Gus, Jason, 
  • Campaign Team- Hayley Burchell, Vipe Desai, Cyndi Sladics, Chanelle Sladics, Jen Pearson, Emily Wheatley, Duke Burchell, Kimberley Bennett

Photography- Duke Burchell | Duke Loren Photography | @doooker Production- Hayley Burchell + Chanelle Sladics | Simply Straws 

and YOU! If you are reading this right now, THANK YOU for your interest, time, and consideration in backing this project. Hopefully telling your friends about this campaign! Please stay connect intergalactically on our social media channels. We can't do any of this without you!