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Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being

Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being

Book Review from Alison Preece: A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest and accomplished writer, is able to make ancient spiritual philosophies accessible to the modern reader. Perhaps that’s not surprising. Her deft handling of quantum physic theories, however, may be less expected. The interplay between the two, along with [...]

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Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction Yoga as A Powerful Aid Against Addiction: If immersing yourself in the world of yoga has inspired you to book a teacher training course to paradisiacal areas like the Greek Islands, the tropical beaches of Patnem or the verdant oasis that is Costa Rica, chances are, you’re already aware of the powerful [...]

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An Interview With A Great Yogi – Vijay Gopala

An Interview With A Great Yogi- Vigay Gopala To get to know one our favorite guests teachers and a great Yogi, Vijay Gopala, we conducted an interview with him. Sarah first met Vijay three years ago and studied Meditation and Pranyama with him intensely. He has had a profound influence on Sarah’s spiritual path. Vijay [...]

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What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga? The Ashtanga Yoga method was developed by Pattabhi Jois. Pattabhi Jois studied under Krishnamacharya who is considered the father of modern day Yoga. Other disciples of Krishnamacharya are B.K.S Iyengar, Indra Devi and TKV Desikachar (Krishnamacharya’s son). Pattabhi Jois was born in 1915 And left the body in 2009, teaching up [...]

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Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Summer Salads This week’s summer salad was particularly delicious! I used leftover quinoa from the zucchini quinoa fritters and base from my bean salad recipe that you may recognize from the food stamp challenge. 2 cucumbers, chopped 1 pint of grape tomatoes, sliced in halves 1 can of white cannellini beans, rinsed & drained 1 [...]

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Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters This is a quick easy staple recipe you can throw together without much fuss. Pair these zucchini quinoa fritters with a bean salad for a meal or make as an appetizer for a backyard fling. 2 cups julienned zucchini 2 cups cooked quinoa that has been cooled 1 egg 1/4 cup flour [...]

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Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge – Round 2 You may remember when I did my first Food Stamp Challenge in December. As an act of self-discipline and awareness I ate on $4.50 a day for 5 days – the same amount New Yorkers on food stamps get to spend on a week of food ($31 for a [...]

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Saving Money for Travel

Saving Money for Travel

Saving Money For Travel People always ask how I have money for travel. No, I’m not rich. I grew up with a single Mom, worked as soon as I could, worked full-time through college and still work full-time between two jobs and run Drishti Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Walsh. Whew…just writing it down makes [...]

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Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers Just in time for the weekend! These Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are healthy, quick and delicious. As with most of my “recipes” it is thrown together based on ingredients I have on hand. They can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to cook. Please note [...]

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Quick Yin Sequence

Quick Yin Sequence

A Quick Yin Sequence sounds like an oxymoron, but after running 5 miles, then walking 5 more (because it was so nice out) my hips were screaming at me! Having already put in 2 hours of exercise and having a ton of stuff to do, I knew even just 20 minutes of Yin Yoga would [...]

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