Saturday’s Eagle-Vail Community Gardens yoga class combines live music, yoga, healthy snacks and more |

Saturday’s Eagle-Vail Community Gardens yoga class combines live music, yoga, healthy snacks and more

Julie Circo, bottom left, leads a yoga class at the Eagle-Vail community garden on Saturday. Circo co-hosted the class with health coach and singer Sara Aumann, who brought homemade healthy snacks and a greens drink to follow the yoga.
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Raw macaroons

Serves 4

Recipe courtesy Creative Health Institute

Ingredients (use organic)

3 cups raw, shredded unsweetened coconut

3 Medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup raw agave

1 teaspoon alcohol-free pure vanilla extract

Directions: Blend ingredients in a food processor until well mixed. Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized balls or roll them by hand. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4-6 hours.

EAGLE-VAIL — A group of people gathered at the Eagle-Vail Community Gardens on Saturday for what is likely the final outdoor community yoga event of the season, which was a benefit for the gardens. Julie Circo, owner of Paddle Yoga Colorado, taught the class, while local musician Sara Aumann provided live music as well as what she’s dubbed her “morning rocket fuel cocktail” to participants following the class. Aumann also made kale chips with kale from the community garden and raw macaroons for attendees to nibble on. She was kind enough to share the recipe for the macaroons with Vail Daily readers.

“I’ve been serving the (macaroons) for years, and they are a party favorite without being difficult to make,” she said. “You can substitute raw honey or grade b organic maple syrup for agave. Also add raw cacao to make them chocolate!”


The “rocket fuel” greens drink is made using three powders, said Aumann, who is a Minturn resident. She drinks it each morning in a protein shake instead of coffee these days.

“It’s part of a 30-day cleanse I’ve beeen part of called Cleansefest,” said Aumann, who lived in China for a year teaching for Disney English. “I’d been working in ski school, got a wild hair and wanted to travel.”

Aumann returned from China in May, she said.

“I came back with environmental toxins in my system,” she said. “I’m a singer but I couldn’t even sing.”

She also drank the rocket fuel cocktail on her 17-day, 210-mile hike on the John Muir trail in September, she said.

Aumann did a cleanse in June, and she’ll start another one on Oct. 27. The cleanse is led by a couple who live in Michigan — Margaux and Steve — who Aumann met while attending raw vegan chef school, she said. She does the cleanse with 240 people around the country who correspond online and have calls via the internet once a week. Visit for more information.

Contact Aumann at for more information about healthy activities happening in the valley.

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