Updated: Apr 29
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When I sold my Marysville farmhouse in July of 2018, I seriously considered relocating to Cleveland, Ohio! What a fabulous city! I've always been a tremendous fan!
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Cleveland on a business trip as I added Special Needs Yoga & Massage to my electronic retreat center - The Guest Bungalow! Denzel, often referred to as the grounding master of the universe, resides in this stunning water front city! His parents were kind enough to allow me recording time with their 15-year-old son!
If you too are blessed with adventure time in and around the Cleveland metropolitan area, below please find my recommendations for an excellent experience!
Breakfast should only be had at Mojo's Coffee & More! Offering a beautiful interior design that's energetically welcoming and a menu that is thoughtful, delicious, and healthy! If you follow a gluten-free way of life as I do, you too understand how difficult it can be to find mouthwatering baked goods! I would drive from Athens, Ohio to Bay Village in a heartbeat to experience their MojoMonkey Muffin! It's vegan with no soy or gluten and you can taste the love, chocolate chips, and bananas! This muffin pairs perfectly with a small almond milk latte with added honey and cinnamon! Mojo's surely knows how to service clientele that are more health-conscious than the average!
After coffee and breakfast, make your way to Huntington Beach (28649 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140)! It's a spectacular experience any time of the year! Consider a walking meditation, seated contemplation meditation, or beach yoga! If you desire support in developing a self-guided practice visit The Guest Bungalow!
Water has always been a magnetic force for my being! I love the oceans but the Great Lake Erie is a more reasonable road trip for my location on the map! It's so vast and has waves! If you enter a deep meditative state you might just forget you're in the company of a Great Lake rather than an ocean!
* Walking meditation in January *
* Enjoy a complimentary viewing of my mala mediation practice in December *
For an afternoon outing and lunch, visit the West Side Market! The following vendors tempt me the most: Orale! Contemporary Mexican Cuisine for a prepared meal; the Juice Garden for a smoothie; Mediterranean Imported Foods; Maple Valley Sugarbush for local maple syrup; P-Nut Gallery for assorted nuts; Olive Cleveland for oils and aged balsamic; The Basketeria Organics for fresh fruits & vegetables; and Kate's Fish for seafood! Maybe you'll even collect delicious groceries to enjoy for dinner! As the very best Cleveland location for an evening meal is at my best friend's mother's home and I surely can't provide her address!
One of my oldest friends to date, MKB, resides too in Cleveland! We became friends in early elementary school! I enjoy alone time with her and girls night out at Veranda Bistro & Bar! I ordered a mouthwatering Salmon Salad! I often ask for modifications to menu items to make them healthier for my body and this restaurant had no problems honoring my special requests!
Dessert is up next! Enjoy Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream! I love their Vegan Salted Caramel Pecan and their Mango Sorbet! They also offer Raspberry Sorbet! Their Vegan Chocolate contains soy so I can't recommend this product. You can taste the high quality results with their use of organic fair-trade sugar! Mitchell's appears to have beautiful business ethics, which I commend and am happy to support in recommending their delicious desserts!
* 2 Scoops: Vegan Salted Caramel Pecan and their Mango Sorbet *
Prior to COVID, I would enjoy spending my evenings at the House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom, and The Agora Theater for dancing as a form of meditation! Looking forward to the future when the music scene makes a comeback!
A very special thank you goes out to my girlfriend MKB for introducing me to the beach, bistro, and the ice cream shop! Clearly, your have been very influential in securing a few of my favorite hotspots in and around this metro area!
I think it's safe to say, Cleveland Rocks!
Enjoy springtime, adventure season, and the picturesque city of Cleveland, Ohio!
Peace, Love, & Everlasting Protection!
Maggie Fekete, E-RYT, CHC, BCHHP
Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher
Certified Health Coach
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
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