This is a great fresh and refreshing salad for a lunch or a light dinner. Pair with hummus and crisp apples and more than filling and certainly nourishing. I did modify the dressing a bit. Experiment with the amount of liquid to please your palate. Read More
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Those born in the year of the Rooster are active, observant, hard working, confident, courageous, honest, frank, amusing, and .... Read More
Pumpkin Truffles October 14 is National Dessert Day. Looking for a way to celebrate? Try Pumpkin Truffles - healthy bite when you need a hit of deep sweet....perfect for national dessert day. Read More
1. How would you describe your teaching style? My teaching style is a breath centered approach to movement which allows students time to come to their body's full expression of each pose while becoming aware of their own inner experience. This is where yoga asana can becoming moving meditation. Read More
"There is no 'one-way' to conduct your (yoga) practice. Your practice, as well as your body, is distinctive to you. When comparisons and judgments creep in, try to come back to your beautiful uniqueness," says yogi Amy Rinaldi. See what else inspires her yoga teaching. Read More
Lots of people are talking about the round marks appearing on Michael Phelps’ back when he swam at the Olympics this week. Apparently he and some of the other swimmers have been using cupping therapy. Many athletes swear by it, saying it reduces the impact of injury and speeds recovery. So how does cupping work? Read More
My gardener friends and my farm share have inundated me with beautiful tomatoes and I am always looking for new and fun ways to have the delightful gems. Soups, sauces, and straight off the vine are fine but here is a summer salad with a kick. Mangia! Read More
I really love sangria in the summer. It’s a treat on a hot day. Here is a twist on the traditional sangria – its green and serves up only 115 calories. By cutting the sugar usually added to sangria it cuts about 50 calories per serving. The fruit easily makes up for the sugar and adds fiber - don’t forget to snack on the fruit! Read More
1) How would you describe your teaching style?
Eclectic and upbeat
2) What words of encouragement do you have for a student trying to grow/ develop their practice?
Yoga is extremely personal. It is not about conforming to some outside ideal of perfection or mastering perfect poses. Yoga is an eclectic blend of practices that serve to help us live in a way that is more awake, more compassionate, more deliberate, more filled with joy, humor and curiosity. Try lots of different styles and practices and regularly ask "is what I am doing on the mat transforming my life off the mat?"
3) What is your favorite pose and why?
My favorite poses are strength poses right now . Poses like bakasana, vasistasana and Eka pada koundinyasana are a challenge for me because strength, especially in my upper body, is not what I am naturally drawn to. These poses help me get out of my comfort zone to find and practice my resources for strength, resilience and confidence off the mat.
4)What is the most remarkable event you've witnessed in a yoga class/ workshop/ gathering?
I'm not sure I've witnessed anything "remarkable" other than the beautiful transformation that has happened for me and others as we consistently practice new ways of being with our bodies and ourselves. In that way, yogic practices are like those tiny drips of water that, over much time, can quite remarkably make a way through the thickest rock.
5)Tell us something else interesting about you!
I love hip hop dance, I speak Arabic, I've moved across the country four times.
Officer Colleen Quinn of the NYPD went from yoga skeptic to yoga teacher and now shares techniques for freeing the mind and body of stress with fellow officers By: RACHEL BACHMAN Read More