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( ( Ingredients: 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or any milk of your choice like skim, almond, etc.) 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon dried chia seeds 1 tablespoon peanut butter (may substitute PB2 powdered peanut butter) 1 teaspoo ..

Supported Headstand with Eagle Legs (Salamba Sirsana with Garudasana) dsah-LOM-bah shear-SHAWS-annah gah-roo-dahs-anna Salamba = with support Sirsa = head Garuda = eagle This pose is Salamba Sirsana with Garudasana. Meaning supported headstand with eagle legs. Instructions: 1. Kneel on the floor. Lace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. If you are just begin ..

How often do you practice yoga? My minimum is 3 times per week. That’s the minimum number of classes I need per week to maintain my sanity, ha-ha! When I don’t get at least that number in, I just don’t feel like myself, I don’t feel good, I feel foggy and awkward. People around me notice, too. If I’m more wound up and neurotic than usual, my boyfriend, Justin, gently asks “did you get to go to yoga today?” I respond like an exhausted toddler who missed her nap “I DIDN’T!” It’s better for me and for every ..

Hometown: Born in Charlottesville, VA. Grew up in Eau Claire, WI. Childhood aspiration: To play a monster on Dr. Who. When and where was your first yoga class: I did VHS and DVD yoga, but first at a studio was May 1, 2006 at CorePower in downtown Minneapolis with Sarah Goble teaching. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Erich Schiffmann. He's been teaching for over 40 years but still has a beginners mind. He sees yoga as a lifestyle and he lives it. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: About seven  .. Fifteen years ago, there was only one basic type of yoga mat — made of PVC and noted for its stickiness — and your only choice was whether to buy purple or blue. Now, there’s a yoga mat to suit every priority and preference. Beyond a color and pattern that make your heart go pitter-patter, your yoga mat needs to keep you stable in your poses; and it needs to be storable and portable, yet comfy and cushy. You may also want your mat to be environmentally friendly. These aspects of y ..

From: ( If you’re thinking of becoming a yoga teacher, here are some important questions you should ask about any teacher training school you’re considering. 1. What style of yoga is taught? Don’t choose a yoga teacher training just because the dates fit your schedule, or it’s cheap. Rather, train in the style that you want to teach. And if a school appeals to you, but you ha ..

Who is your most influential teacher and why: My life is filled with teachers but I am so grateful to have had Jason Wilkerson as my Yoga Instructor and leader of my first teacher training. If it hadn’t have been for him and his patience and understanding this path my not have happened for me. He saw something in me when I was unable to see it. He encouraged me and supported me during some challenging times. I truly don’t know where I would be now if it hadn’t been for my journey with him and all of you at Yoga Tribe. What is your teaching philos ..

How often do you practice yoga? I make sure to practice two times a week at the minimum. I prefer three times and if I’m lucky I can make it four times. The 30 day challenge is definitely on my bucket list, but at this stage in my life that would take some really creative scheduling. Why do you practice yoga? That is kind of an evolving answer…I initially started at CorePower in 2009 because I received a Father’s Day gift card. It did not take long for me to realize the benefits and I was hooked. At that time I was constantly training for a variety ..

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) don-your-AHS-anna dhanu = bow This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string. Instructions: 1. Lie on your belly with your hands alongside your torso, palms up. (You can lie on a folded blanket to pad the front of your torso and legs.) Exhale and bend your knees, bringing your heels as close as you can to your buttocks. Reach back with your hands and take hold of your ankles (but not the tops of the feet). Make sure y ..

From: ( Caramelizing brings out the natural sweetness in apples, turning them into a luscious dessert that’s high in fiber. Expand your horizons and try a new apple varietal like Pink Lady or Orange Pippin. Ingredients 1 jalapeño 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 4 apples, cored, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ca ..