Ready to Reclaim Your Thirst for Life?
Welcome to New Thirst.
Is alcohol no longer quenching your thirst for a happy life?
A growing number of adults worldwide feel the same, and a new 'drink less' approach to living is gaining momentum. You don't have to do it alone!
This movement is inspired by drinkers that do not define themselves as alcoholics. Collectively, we work in empowering ways to understand why we drink and then learn to take back control.
Our strategies are based on using yoga and holistic health options to rethink your relationship with alcohol, identify old habits and create new stories that inspire you to live the life for which you truly thirst.
Common Benefits from Alcohol Reduction
Many individuals join our community for personal reasons but find common benefits from drinking less.
- No hangovers
- No regrets when waking up
- No blackouts or at risk behavior
- Weight loss
- Improved health, lessening of chronic illness symptoms
- More money
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Able to better parent
- Increased self-esteem
- Kick-ass job performance
- Time and energy to achieve goals & pursue hobbies
- Living a life more closely aligned to one's desires
New Thirst - Founder's Story
Drinking, Yoga & a 30-Day Challenge
I'm Stacey and like many of you, I was drinking as a common part of every day life; social events, boredom, celebrations, tragedies and so on.
It was an activity I really enjoyed, even after having blackouts, arguments, endless scandals and a few costly arrests. I tried to focus on the positive -- I would just 'control it better' next time.
While I was having my drinking adventures I also started practicing yoga.
In case you haven't tried it, yoga is a life-changing practice. It has a way of showing you a true reflection of yourself, which sometimes involves seeing a version of yourself you aren't happy with.
Fortunately, yoga also equips you with the grace to deal with your realities, however tragic you think they have become.
Over time, practicing yoga helped me control my quick anger, be more compassionate and learn to protect my inner peace. It didn't make me a saint but it helped me be a nicer, happier human being.
So, it's not surprising that one day it struck like a lightning bolt, awakening a message I had already known for some time deep down,
"Drinking is a distraction to achieving the things I really thirst for in life, it's time to let it go."
And once your 'yoga mind' speaks its truth there is no turning back, you must listen and move forward.
I did a 30-day no-drinking challenge that reset my relationship with alcohol. My goal was achieved and the challenge was a very motivating experience. Without a doubt I wanted others to join this movement.
Yoga + Alcohol Reduction
During my search for support, I discovered there are very few groups designed to help you reduce drinking that aren't Alcoholics Anonymous, and quite frankly that's not a group many of us feel comfortable with or fits our needs.
Having practiced yoga for 13 years and worked in the yoga industry for 9, I know many teachings of a yoga practice can assist your drinking reduction efforts.
Yoga postures, breathing techniques, mantras and emotion/thought management are excellent tools to aid you in drinking less. And, they are extremely useful at helping you identify what you are really thirsting for in life.
For me, my yoga practice made it easier to transition to reduced drinking and get focused on the things I really wanted to be doing; advance yoga teacher trainings, growing a new business, and swimming!
So, I have decided to share my yoga practice and holistic health knowledge with others that want to reduce or quit drinking so that we may all live happier and fuller lives, quenching our true thirst for life!
Welcome to New Thirst, using holistic strategies to help you reduce your drinking. I'm so happy to have you join the community!
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Yoga Wisdom & Drinking
Yogananda (master yogi): Do you smoke?
Herb Jeffries (actor, yoga student): Yes
Yogananda: Well you may continue, do you drink?
Herb Jeffries: Yes
Yogananda: Well you may continue
Herb Jeffries: Hold on, you mean I can come up here and study with you and then go back down there and do all of these things
Yogananda: Absolutely, but I will not promise you if you continue these studies that the desire to do these things will not fall away from you.
- Herb Jeffries, Awake the Life of Yogananda
In 2008 I moved to Costa Rica. I had no plan, no contacts and no belongings. I simply listened to my inner voice that said "Change!"
Almost 11 years later I run an established yoga studio and travel agency. I have seen the magical, healing powers of the jungle. I've watched people arrive with raw, emotional wounds and use the tropics as a place to reconnect and rediscover their thirst for living a life aligned with their true desires.
It seems like a no-brainer to use Costa Rica as a home base for New Thirst operations. Our videos are full of wonderful information, and also give you a visual tour of the best of this country. You'll be thirsting to visit (and have the money saved to do so!) after you finish your 30 Day Challenge.
I hope we can meet on one of our No-Drinking Costa Rica Retreats.