holisticrendezvous

integrating nutrition, fitness, sprituality, conscious living, and a little sass

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Holistic Rendezvous

“Holistic Rendezvous is a business that I have dreamed about for as long as I can remember. I wanted to start a revolution for a lifestyle that didn’t just focus on people’s health, but the health of their surroundings as well. I wanted to open people’s eyes to how interconnected we all are to each other and the Earth, so we could all start living consciously and lovingly, together, in peace. I cannot wait to continue to grow as I  find more soul sisters to contribute and change the standard. The standard of health, the standard of living, the standard of consciousness, the standard of buying, and the standard of being. We are meant to be happy, healthy, and whole in mind, body, and spirit and it is our innate nature to help and love others. We hope that you find the Holistic Rendezvous way of life to be as enticing as we do, and that you share it with those you love. Our goal is to give back in as many ways as possible; through our knowledge, stories, lifestyles, and products.” -Blair Horton


 

Blair Horton: Founder

IMG_8144I am a little sassy, sarcastic, environment obsessed, and I have a huge passion for helping other people, especially when it comes to health.  

My chubby childhood and love for sports led me to an interest in health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss at a young age, but my bookworm tendencies drove it home.  I fell in love with research on nutrition and how our food choices and habits affect our environment. I eventually found myself loving the raw food diet principles and I became a Certified Nutrition Educator at the Living Foods Institute of Atlanta, Georgia in 2010.  Since, I have completed my undergraduate degree in Nutrition at North Carolina State University and recently became a certified Natural Chef. I am continuing my studies to become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Holistic Nutritionist. 

I truly believe in the powers of food as medicine, but I think there is so much more to the story. I don’t follow a specific ‘diet’ limiting any foods and I don’t restrict myself to one way of life. I do eat and shop for foods consciously and with purpose. I do stay active with yoga, pilates, biking, running/walking, and I love to lift heavy weights like a boss. I like being strong in mind, body, and spirit. And, most importantly, I like sharing my lifestyle with others because as we change ourselves, we also change the world around us.

 

Contributors

Alex Lombardi

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I’m a passionate 23-year-old who is determined to live life to the fullest, and help others do the same! I have had an insatiable desire to work with underserved populations for as long as I can remember. What began as a love for volunteering locally, soon developed into a devotion to finding opportunities to help empower individuals to make changes they would like to see in their communities. In catalyzing progress, these visionaries would not only better their own lives, but also the lives of those around them. I discovered a particular love for international service (and bucket showers) my freshmen year at NC State University, and have had the itch to continue traveling and experiencing different cultures ever since.

I have a BS in Biological Sciences, with a concentration on human biology, as well as minors in Health and Psychology. As expected, I am especially interested in addressing health obstacles, with a holistic perspective, and through people-focused and sustainable work. I believe that many resolutions to public health challenges lie in empowerment through education. I intend to pursue a Master of Public Health degree, as well as continue to hone my knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, nonprofit development.

Outside of all of that, I love to be outside, barefoot, and in touch with nature. I love trees. I believe that we are all connected, and have a set path and purpose within the Universe. I enjoy dancing like no one is watching…even when people are. Overall, I am excited to continue to develop this business, and begin a new chapter in my life. I hope to reach as many people as possible, and to accomplish a shared vision of equal access to happiness, good health, and opportunity for all! I am looking forward to learning and growing with all of you!

Jenna Switzer (Our Goddess of Fermentation)

11913124_10204839979704851_2597741324406535266_nI am a spunky and caring 22-year-old who has always danced to the beat of my own drum, (or whoever’s drum circle I am near) ;)! Growing up in Buffalo, NY I never fell into the norm of chicken wings and pizza. Instead, I became a bit food obsessed at a young age. After trying a myriad of dietary choices, I eventually fell into an extreme eating disorder and lost touch with our fuel for life; food.

After following my heart and seeing a consultant, I healed my own relationship with food and realized I want to help others find the same peace and love for life that I have renewed. I want to help people understand the importance of food and nutrition and see food as a life force, not an enemy. I have completed two 200-hour yoga certifications which led me to help build a school in Kenya with the Africa Yoga Project in 2012. I am now living in beautiful Boulder, CO, studying to become a Holistic Nutrition Consultant at Bauman College and working for a local water kefir company.

My biggest passion, besides my baby ferments, is empowering young women just like me. I want to encourage girls to love and honor themselves through proper nutrition, stress relief, and finding their passion. I plan on teaching after school programs focused on whole body health with an emphasis on yoga that opens our hearts and minds to our truest and highest potential.

When I’m not fermenting things, which is most of the time these days, I love going on hikes with my pup, climbing, crafting, or spontaneously running down the street in a rainstorm. I feel very excited to be a part of the Holistic Rendezvous community and will certainly keep you up to date on all things fermented while providing you with a little of my gemini sass!

Molly Campbell (Our Herbal Warrior)

I am a creative spirit who loves a great adventure, dancing to some groovy beats, and loving as openly and abundantly as I possibly can. I have come to find my true happiness in exploring natural and holistic ways of living and sharing that with the world. My journey started at Metropalitan State University in Denver, CO where I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Integrative Therapeutic Practices. There I was opened up to several different ways of healing the mind, body, and soul. I grew increasingly interested in yoga and the strength it brought my body and the serenity it brought my mind. I then decided to get my 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Samahdi Center for Yoga in Denver, CO. My most recent accomplishment is having completed my training to become a certified herbalist at Moondance Botaincals. The most important lesson I have learned through my training this far is that by taking care of our WHOLE selves, we allow for our body to become free of blocks and unnecessary weight that we carry so that we can we can rise to our most true and authentic version of who we are.

I have begun to find my own truth in fueling my body with a nutritious and love-filled diet. I make the time to move my body each day whether that be yoga, hiking, or hula hooping in the park. And I wouldn’t be the person I am without all of the beautiful herbal allies in my life who provide me with healing and optimal nourishment. My hopes are to share my experiences, recipes, and thoughts with you all so that you can start living the kick-ass life you were meant to live!

8 comments on “about

  1. Linda horton
    January 19, 2014

    Love your site.

  2. bambushoe
    March 18, 2014

    I love your attitude towards life, fantastic approach! I completely agree with you, there is so much incredible information out there, and the value nutritious food has for the well-being of the human body is incredible. Thank you for your posts and I will enjoy learning more from your blog.

    • blairAhorton
      March 21, 2014

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy:)

    • blairAhorton
      July 26, 2014

      I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog! I love sharing my knowledge on food and hope to open people up to a new way of eating and living. It’s nice to be able to have a place to share it where I can reach a larger audience than my day to day life, so it’s so nice to know that you are enjoying! 🙂 I recently expanded and I think you’ll really love what will be coming up at holistic rendezvous!

  3. Maresa Spangler
    August 12, 2014

    Alex, you will do great things. I have known that since you became my “other daughter” at the age of 12ish. Can’t wait to watch this journey! XXXOOO

    • blairAhorton
      August 13, 2014

      Thank you so much Mrs. Spangler 🙂 As my “other mother”, your support means a lot! I will be visiting Richmond soon, and look forward to seeing you then! XOXO

  4. Rookienotes
    November 10, 2014

    You guys seem soooo cool !

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