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HOW TO: Maintain Your Diet During Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, oh my!! The binge holidays are among us! So how can we stay mindful of eating what’s good for us and not over do it? It’s not as difficult as you think. Drink a glass of room temperature water 20 minutes before dinner and eat your greens first, this paves the way for the harder to digest foods to get through with less distress and energy – also, this allows your belly to crowd out the unnecessary foods. Most of our nutrients can be obtained by eating the ..

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts Yield Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half through the core 4 ounces pancetta, 1/4-inch-diced 1/4 cup good olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon syrupy balsamic vinegar DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, including some of the loose leaves, which get crispy when they're roasted. Add the pancetta, olive  ..

When and where was your first yoga class: At a school gym in Victoria, BC Who is your most influential teacher and why: I have so many..., but if I had to pick one, I'd say Jenny Brill because she tells it like it is. She swears a lot in class, and her class is challenging. I just can't help but love her because she is 100% authentic. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: Not sure... What is your teaching philosophy: Help my students feel better/gentler/kinder/happier after class than they did before class ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I am a very new yoga practitioner. I started yoga this past July at Yoga Tribe after it was recommended to me by a friend. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I quickly fell in love with the practice and now attend classes 5 to 6 times per week. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I experience a sense of serenity after each yoga class that I would equate to the feeling of having received a massage. However, unlike a massage, yoga offers the added benefit of a great workout as well. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? T ..

Yield Serves 4 Cook Time 8 minutes INGREDIENTS 7 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped 1 1/2 cans coconut milk, refrigerated overnight 1/4 cup raw honey 1/4 cup cocoa powder Seeds from one fresh vanilla pod 2 squares dark chocolate, shaved, for garnish Fresh berries, for garnish DIRECTIONS 1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don't let the bowl touch the water). 2. Stir until melted, remove bowl from the heat, and set aside to cool slightly. 3. Take coconut milk out of the fr ..

When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: While taking a class with my Guru (teacher trainer) Jenny Vande Hei. Throughout the Vinyasa level 2 class I was watching her speak and teach so gracefully, and after realizing how amazing I felt after class, I realized that was what I wanted to do. What is your teaching philosophy: Go with the flow. :) How long have you been teaching yoga: 15 months. Favorite Pose and Why: Dancers pose. To do this posture properly requires focus, balance, flexibility, strength and st ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I started exploring yoga about 10 years ago at my gym. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? 3 to 5 times per week WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? Yoga gives me the perfect balance of mental and physical exercise. I find stillness and focus through the movement, which provides a space for reflection and clarity. I enjoy the physical benefits and strength that I gain from the practice as well. I like the challenge of exploring new asanas and continuing to develop their depth over time. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? I am a pretty high s ..

Yes, It's OK To Eat Before Yoga! 5 Foods To Enjoy Many of my yoga students come straight after work to my afternoon classes and haven’t eaten since lunch. I hear things like: I'm just not 100% there when my belly growls, but I know I'm not supposed to eat before class. I can recall countless times where students couldn’t enjoy another down dog simply because they'd eaten too much. Personally, if it's been too long since my last meal, I make sure that I charge up with a nutrient-dense and easy-to-digest food that picks me up without feeling bloate ..

ACAI BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL A thick, rich, and creamy acai berry bowl full of antioxidant rich acai berries and raw fruits and vegetables. Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 460 Fat: 14 Carbohydrates: 75 (net 57) Fiber: 18 Protein: 10 INGREDIENTS 1 packet of frozen organic acai berry pulp 2 heaping handfuls of organic spinach 1 frozen banana ½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (soaked for at least 20 minutes in some of the coconut milk) dash of cinnamon  ..

Hometown: Linwood, New York Childhood aspiration: To be James Bond or Indiana Jones When and where was your first yoga class: I think at a gym back in Buffalo, NY in 2009. Who is your most influential teacher and why: KellyAnn McHugh and Shannon Kassoff – Because they teach from the heart and soul; both are full of knowledge and do a lot of volunteer work. Both are great mentors! When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I do not think there was a defining moment. All I knew is that I loved taking Yoga classes, an ..