GIG Give-Away: Tell Us What Inspires You

What inspires you? A friend or family member? A work of art? Cooking? Being out in nature? Your bike?

Respond via Facebook or Twitter starting today through Sunday, June 19 and you will be entered into a drawing for a free VIP pass to Seren-i-Tea in the Square, happening in San Francisco’s Union Square on June 25, 2011. The midday event, hosted by Mallika Chopra, founder of and daughter of famed author Dr. Deepak Chopra, features meditation, yoga, education and refreshments with the goal of encouraging and inspiring people to take time out to achieve balance in our hectic lives.

The event is open to the public, but as a VIP, you will receive a custom tote that contains a yoga mat, a designer scarf, and other goodies — a total value of $75. GIG VIPs also receive a $50 Whole Foods gift card.

Enter the contest by telling us who or what inspires you in one of the following ways:

We will be looking at responses through the end of Sunday, June 19. We will then randomly select eight winners and share their responses with you on Monday, June 20.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Here’s more info about the event –

What: Seren-i-Tea in the Square, an interactive midday event featuring meditation, yoga, education and refreshments.

Who: Registration for this event is open to the public, but 8 GIG readers get to attend as VIP guests! Featured guests include:
Mallika Chopra — The daughter of Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra is a mother, author, blogger and founder of She will serve as event keynote to guide participants in finding serenity in their daily lives.
Stephanie Snyder — Well-known for her unique ability to infuse her challenging classes with strategic sequencing, yoga philosophy, technical alignment, and heart-felt humor, Stephanie has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal Magazine, has been a contributing writer to Yoga Journals’ “Home Practice” and was named San Francisco’s most sought after yoga teacher by InStyle Magazine.

When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 12:30-2 p.m.

Where: Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Why: Our hectic days are consumed with jobs, loved-ones, everyday pressures and obligations. Often the last obligation we think about is the one we have to ourselves.  This event is aimed at providing a real-time “self-moment” for participants and will offer tools and techniques to make “me-time” a deliberate and important part of daily routines — helping us achieve balance from within. [Be sure to follow @SokenbichaTea on Twitter and like Sokenbicha on Facebook.]

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