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Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, cubed 3 new potatoes, cubed 1 red onion, quartered and pieces separated 2 zucchini, sliced 1-inch thick 2 summer squash, sliced 1-inch thick 1 (8 ounce) bag baby carrots 8 ounces button mushrooms, ends of stems cut off 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (1 tsp. dried) 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (2 tsp. dried) 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional) 3 teaspoons garlic, minced 1/4 cup olive oil salt (several good shakes) black pepper (several good shakes) Directions: 1-Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 2- Chop all the  ..

If it is the nature of unskillful beings to cause harm to others, being angry with them would be pointless. It would be like resenting fire for burning. If, however, it is the nature of sentient beings to be good and wholesome, it would still be pointless to be angry at them for their momentary faults. It would be like resenting the sky for the falling rain. Shantideva presents us with two choices: either people are essentially bad or they are good. If they are bad, then accept the fact that their actions will be offensive and injurious. Don’t expect and oak tree to prod ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? In 2002 at Yoga Shakti in Huntington Beach with Louise With-Seidelin. I was amazed at how complete of a practice yoga is. How often do you practice yoga? Currently 4-5 days a week. Why do you practice yoga? Years of high-impact workouts caught up with me - Kickboxing, jogging and rugby. I needed something that I could do throughout life that didn't eventually break down my body. I had done yoga on and off for a few years but when I tried hot yoga I realized that it was something much more. Also for the last 20 years I have rac ..

What is your hometown? I've lived in and around HB my entire life. What was your childhood aspiration? My career goals/opinions changed fairly often as a child, but the one constant was that I really wanted to be a mom. When and where was your first Yoga Class? My first hot yoga class was at Yoga Tribe in December of 2007. I tried to leave during a water break to use the restroom and was quickly directed back to my mat by the instructor Jason. I survived the embarrassment, fell in love with the practice, and have been consistently staying on my mat 3-5 times a week e ..

1- Begin in downward facing dog. 2- Inhale and as you exhale, step your right foot forward into a low lunge position. 3- Spin your left heel flat so your left toes are pointing slightly forward, and inhale your arms and chest up. 4- Reach your arms toward the ceiling as your pinky fingers turn in toward one another. This will allow your shoulders to relax down your back. 5- Maintain a deep, 90 degree lunge in your right leg. Your lower core muscles are engaged here, which should allow you to find length in your low spine. 6- Work on squaring your hips toward the front of the ro ..

We sometimes resist new lessons, and what we resist the most is likely to be what we most need to learn. Our lessons usually come with inner conflict. The action we should be taking, the idea we should be learning is sometimes hidden behind a well of resistance. There’s a border, a barrier we need to cross to get into the heart of the lesson. Most times, that barrier is within us. Lessons require us to let go of old feelings, old beliefs. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be lessons. We’d already know them. Sometimes, the very thing we feel guiltiest about do ..

INGREDIENTS • 2 Tbsp butter • 2 cups flavorful mushrooms such as shiitake, chanterelle, or oyster mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed, and cut into half inch to inch pieces • 2/3 cup brandy, vermouth, or dry white wine (optional) • 5-6 cups chicken stock (use vegetable stock for vegetarian option) • 1/3 cup of peeled and minced shallots (OR 1/3 cup of yellow or white onion, finely chopped) • 1 3/4 cups Arborio rice other risotto rice • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 Tbsp ..

1-Lie on your back with your arms next to the body palms down. 2-Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor, close to the buttocks, hip width apart. 3-With the feet parallel to each other, press the upper arms into the floor, press your feet into the floor, inside and outside equally and begin to lift the hips up to the ceiling, moving your breastbone to the chin. 4-Firm your abs and pull your belly in maintaining a flat spine. 5-Actively bring the knees out in front of you, to keep the lower back extended. Keep the knees directly above the ankles. 6-Your buttoc ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? Over 10 years ago, Bikram Yoga on 17th street in Costa Mesa. A co-worker invited me. My body temperature has always run cold so hot yoga was perfect for me. I’ve practiced at Yoga Tribe for over 6 years. How often do you practice yoga? 3 to 4 times a week. Why do you practice yoga? Because yoga makes the world right again! If I’ve had a good day it makes it better, if I’m stressed or struggling in any capacity it sets me straight and stills my mind. What are the primary benefits you experience from y ..

What is your hometown? I grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a town outside of Pittsburgh, PA – Go Steelers! When and where was your first yoga class? I took my first yoga class five years ago, shortly after I moved here from the east coast. I joined a gym and took their yoga class. I was hooked from then on out! When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga? There was never one specific moment that led me to teaching yoga, however there were many signs that got me to this place. For six years I was in an unfulfilling corporate care ..