Monday, September 19, 2011

tranquility du jour #224: creative living

Welcome to the 224th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and Creative Living with Alessandra Cave. 

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi  for a tranquilologie experience.

1:1 Mentoring 

* NEW Creative + Conscious Business E-course released September 15
* Fall Tranquilologie Teleclass September 22
* 3-hr Women's Urban Retreat in DC September 25 
* Yoga + Creativity at Yoga Tree in San Francisco October 9
* Tranquilista Lifestyle: Joie de Vivre E-course starts October 12
* Art + Yoga Cozy Cabin Retreat in WV October 14-15
* Art Journal Playshop in DC November 6
* Living Your Yoga + Trunk Show in Richmond November 12
* NEW E-book Tranquilologie: A DIY Daybook of Everyday Tranquility releases November 27 

* Costa Rica March 3-10
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 24 - June 2 SOLD OUT; second one added June 7-16
* Yoga Retreat in India November 2012

Featured Tranquilista: Alessandra Cave thought all she needed was a camera and a passport, until her round the world travels revealed a fierce love for texture, light and design, as old as the stories she once called home. One and a half careers later, she's finally traded in her backpack for photo studios and locations where her eye for sun-drenched color and vintage beauty takes commercial photography to a whole new world. Whether she's shooting starlets or musing on her beloved moon, Alessandra is serious about living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.

Alessandra holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and she worked for over 10 years as a visual effects producer for feature films and commercials. With her multifaceted background, visionary spirit and keen eye for imagery and beauty, Alessandra is passionate about creating a body of work that is compelling, personal and timeless. She now runs her own creative photography business, her images have appeared in international online and printed publications, and she is a regular contributor to Shutter Sisters, an inspiring community of women photographers. On her spare time (ha!) she also blogs and maintains her Gypsy Girls Guide website, an online resource for women who enjoy travel and a bohemian lifestyle.

When Alessandra is not doing any of the above, she most likely can be found relaxing at her homeland Brazil, exploring an exotic location around the world, or roaming the streets of San Francisco with her camera.

Savvy Sources:
Alessandra's website
Gypsy Girls Guide

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Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing If You Give It To Me by Karmacoda. You can learn more about their music and new album Eternal at

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