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New York Yoga Deals!
We all know New York is an expensive place to live, but practicing Yoga in the city doesn't have to be an expensive endeavor. Most studios have New Student Specials or introductory rates that give you an opportunity to see if you jive with their yoga community. Here's a break down of some popular studio [...]
Kick Your Cold Immunity Juice
Starting to feel a cold or flu coming on? Tis the season! While the following Immunity Juice may not cure your ailments immediately, this spicy concoction will certainly reduce your down time and put a little pep in your step during these next 2 busy months. Taking certain actions right away upon feeling the onset [...]
What is Floating?
Floating is a sensory deprivation tool for deep relaxation and healing. It is achieved in a special Pod designed for private use filled with warm water mixed with magnesium to allow you to float. The idea is to shut off your senses and simply float to enhance a state of deep relaxation. It is best [...]
Lentil Amaranth Cakes
Lentil Amaranth Cakes My recent re-discovery of Amaranth has led me to experiment with some recipe concoctions. Similar to my black bean quinoa burgers, these Lentil Amaranth Cakes are handy to have on hand for breakfast, a quick snack or as part of an over all healthy dinner. Originally I was actually trying to make [...]
Do you eat Amaranth?
Here's why you should! By now we all know quinoa, buckwheat and chia seeds, but are you familiar with the super grain Amaranth? I was first introduced to Amaranth in 2009 while working on a yoga retreat in Ibiza, Spain. There, some people ate it for breakfast like a porridge, adding honey, dried fruit, cinnamon [...]
What is Yoga Nidra?
In Sanskrit "Nidra" means sleep. You may have heard that 20-45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4-6 hours of sleep, but what is Yoga Nidra and how does it work? Yoga Nidra is a meditation practiced lying down in Savasana. It is often referred to as "sleepless sleep" because Yoga Nidra induces a [...]
What is a Doula?
Sarah recently embarked on becoming a Doula and upon completion of her training she has been often faced with the question "So what is Doula and what do you actually do?". Find out why the role of the Doula is becoming popular in Delivery Rooms across Hospitals and Birth Centers around the world! The word [...]
The Hidden Calories of Smoothies
Of course you're healthy and drink your daily smoothie, but what's in that drink? In general Americans consume about 300 more calories per day than we did 30 years ago. We may think we're creating healthy habits, but sometimes we can go overboard and amp up that drink a little too much or even drink [...]
Apple Pie Smoothie
In honor of the first day of Fall I wanted a special treat. Since I don't drink pumpkin spice lattes I decided to whip up something of my own to observe the Autumnal Equinox. Try this Apple Pie Smoothie if you're looking to spice up your usual shake! I usually use water as a base [...]
Get to Know Dana Slamp
We're so excited to have Dana Slamp join us in April on our Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. Dana was twice-named “New York City's Best Yoga Teacher” by New York Magazine. We caught up with her recently in New York after a sweaty flow. Where are you from? Vancouver, Washington How long have you [...]