Upon meeting, Nadine was compelled by Ron’s life-force and divine playfulness, he was enraptured with being alive and emanated a wondrous crazy wisdom. To Nadine, Ron was a troubadour, a Prince of Song and she was enchanted by his grace and strength.
At first inhalation, Ron smiled at the woman that exuded the pure perfume of a jasmine flower. He was struck by her “real to the feel nature” and inner-wisdom-oasis, Ron knew he had found his “howdy-partner”.
Some nights they would stay up till dawn, imbibing and drinking all of Nadine’s elixir’s… sinking into a world of Living Libations. Ron’s chocolat syrup spilled into her Jasmine juice and gold lightening burst loose. They played and played until this nectar was made. It was from that moment forward that they forever abandoned to play, they bowed, they vowed and hand in hand, they took the pathless land.
Ron and Nadine embody a bliss that is caught rather than sought, the alchemy of their cosmic communion pours the levity of life into the sacred and the secular. Out of this play with pure-plant wonders their luxurious skin care, restorative essences, and Pure Source Chocolate are made, tuning people’s senses to the adventure of living. In these creations, joyful petals, endless lands and green leaf glee greet the boundless cosmos of your being. This is the ground to spin around and around and grow branches of bliss to all living things.
Living Libations Skin Care Created by Nadine Artemis, botanical muse shaping effable plant-light into palpable consecrations to blush senses and muse imaginations...
The flower’s are without hands, so they use Nadine’s... infinite recipes flow from her arms. ~ Lenni Jabour
A true sense-visionary! Nadine has the greatest collection of rare and special oils... she has a wondrous knowledge and passion for it all. ~Alanis Morissette
Nadine taps into the divine decanter that pours through every moment. ~ Kristin Lehman
Glorious bubbles rise out of the endless streaming muse of this Poetic Aromatic Nymph. ~John Steele
The official biography of Nadine Artemis begins when she first pulls out flasks of essential oils to recreate Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps for a school science fair project. These botanical-inclinations led to took her on adventures creating organic healing balms, reviving elixirs and perfumed poetry for the natural yearnings of many, receiving glowing reviews in the Hollywood Reporter, New York Times and the National Post. Nadine has addressed gatherings at conferences, television and so on... Yet let us interrupt this regularly scheduled biography to tell you a dear story instead:
There once was a girl with a wild look in the corner of her eye and a smile that reached to the tip of her cheek. She cleaned-up nice, yet her dress was a mess with pockets filled of acorns and twigs, and there was always a curl that longed to unfurl. One day she sat - hands in lap - at the dining room table, tuning in and out of the murmuring grown-up din; the raspberries gathered earlier that day had stained the fingers of her imagination. With a rosy glow she gazed out the window and saw friends of branches and birds sway, beckoning her foray. So without a sound, she slipped off her shoes; her little feet whisked her away, and didn’t return till dusk the next day. Entranced by the galaxy in a patch of grass, she wondered if lightening was poured from a glass. Sleeping in a starry meadow, she dreamed on the cusp of my oh my and why, asking the sky: do butterflies really fly in bellies? Is every flower a flask of fun? Is a petal the spoon of some great perfume? Is there a great pantry filled with ladles of moonbeams and goblets of sun? Is bark the bottle of a tree that holds the secret sap for a scraped knee... and so on into infinity. These are the mixtures, the fruit of her bud-in-mud brews - of her swishing and wishing to adorn everyone with garlands of earth. These are the jars that pour the stories of how Nature found Nadine, and she found you.
Real to the Feel Beauty
After spending many years in Downward Dog, Ron realized breathing came naturally to him... so he set off for India where he learned from ashtanga yoga guru, Patabhi Jois. After sweating for many moons under his tutelage the guru’s parting words of wisdom were “Ron, you be Action Hero”. So with this prophecy of adventure in mind, Ron walked across the desert of India looking for savasana in the shade and a mantra in some mythical yogi-cave. Later he toured as the Bare Naked Ladies yoga advisor perfecting bhujapidasana and passing through many sidhis. On this journey, Ron realized that meditation is anytime, anywhere - breathing yoga into a pathless land.
Chocolate Yoga, a practice invented by Ron Obadia is gaining popularity in Toronto... it affects the brain in a way that allows one to reach blissful states. ~ Flare Magazine
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