A Mobile Health & Wellness C

home | classes | corporate | prenatal | cleansing | instructors | newsletters | articles | links |  contact

Into Yoga Newsletter

September 2009 - Issue 33

California was lovely!  We visited San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Park and saw everything there was to see at Sea World.  We rented a car and went to Universal Studios.  We even went on what I now call a scenic trip, driving two hours in the wrong direction.  I don't think "scenic" was the word I was using to describe it at the time though.

Now I'm ready to get back into preparing classes and anxious to see everyone again. 

We have some new classes waiting for you.  So be sure to check our class schedule at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm.  You'll see locations, dates, times, costs, etc.  Please remember to check often.

Here's what you'll find in this newsletter.

In this issue you will find the following topics:

Combating Post Partum Depression - Read at your on discretion
Lisa Nichols Tickets - as seen on the Secret  
We Want Your Feedback 
Yoga at a Discount 
Promote Your Business
Recipe - Broccoli and Red Pepper Soup 
Find us on Twitter and Facebook
Quips and Quotes
Past Newsletters
Your Contributions Welcome
Our Privacy Policy
Email A Friend 

Combating Post Partum Depression
Published by Dr Weil

This article is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.  I thought twice about reprinting this article, but decided to go ahead.  Please read with discretion, it may not be suitable for all readers.
Eating Your Placenta - Really?

The July 3, 2009, issue of TIME magazine featured an article about a pregnant woman - the wife of the article's author, Joel Stein - who opted to eat her own placenta following the birth of their child. As Stein relates, "for $275, a woman would come to our house, cook Cassandra's placenta, freeze-dry it and turn it into capsules to help ward off postpartum depression and increase milk supply."

Some people, the placenta chef told Stein, prepare and drink the placenta raw, "as a smoothie."

Though it all sounds thoroughly unappetizing, placentophagy, the technical term for mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth, is common in many species, including primates. The reasons may involve substances in the placenta that relieve postpartum pain or that stimulate the mother's bonding response to the baby.

It seems that this is something of a trend, especially among women who embrace a rather extreme view of "natural health" - you can find dozens of "placenta encapsulation specialists" online.

But should you do this at all? I think there is probably little risk in eating cooked, freeze-dried capsules of one's own placenta, but I frankly doubt there are many benefits, either. The modest quantities of beneficial substances that would survive cooking, freeze-drying and dividing the dosage (Stein's wife was told her placenta would yield 120 pills) would, in my view, have virtually no effect.

Instead, to alleviate the very real problem of post-partum depression, I strongly recommend eating cold-water, fatty fish such as wild-caught salmon, herring and sardines and/or supplementing with a quality fish oil. These will provide omega-3 fatty acids, which are depleted in many women during pregnancy as this vital nutrient is taken up preferentially by the fetus, especially by the fetal brain tissue.  Two recent trials showed a 50 percent reduction in post-partum depression in women with relatively high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids.

And 120 capsules of fish oil cost considerably less than $275.

Lisa Nichols - as seen on the Secret

You witnessed her in “The Secret” and saw her on Oprah and Larry King! Now you can spend an evening with Lisa Nichols live in Burnaby on October 30 2009.  Purchase your tickets here. Use this promotional code, NAEWLN012, and receive a 10% discount when registering.

We Want Your Feedback

Have you experienced classes with us before?  If so, we'd like to hear from you.  The good and the bad.  Tell us what you like.  How have they improved your life?  What keeps you coming back?  Plus, tell us what we could do better (but be kind).  What can we improve and what would you like to see that we're not providing?  Email your comments to sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca.  We're listening. 

Yoga at a Discount

We'll bring our Yoga classes to you.  Book us now for our on-site Yoga classes at work.  Classes begin as low as $5 per person.

We want to help create a stress-free environment at work.  We believe that staff who take the time to breathe and realign themselves, work better, feel better and enjoy their jobs more.

Ask us about our Pilates Classes and Yamuna Body Rolling Classes.

Benefits to the Participant
* improved memory, focus and concentration
* reduced stress and tension
* boosted immune system
* lower blood pressure
* improved circulation
* increased energy
* improved self esteem
* a more firmed, toned and flexible body
* relief of common ailments such as backache and fatigue
Benefits to the Employer
* less absenteeism
* improved productivity
* enhanced decision making
* boosted morale
* reduced burnout
* less turnover
* increased motivation
* better team spirit
* lower health care costs
* increased efficiency
* enhanced company/employee relationship

Call 604-421-9872 or email info@intoyoga.ca.  Visit our Corporate page on our website at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm.

Promote Your Business

Are you a woman business owner, professional or entrepreneur interested in creating more referrals for your business

I have become an area coordinator for The Heart Link Network, a fun, non-threatening, non-membership networking event showcasing women who are serious about growing their business.

Our events are held in a warm environment with dinner provided. It is a powerful, unique and effective marketing tool specifically designed to link women so they can nurture, support, enrich and resource one another in both personal and professional ways.

Consider joining our Heart Link Networking Group. You can find more details at www.meetup.com/Burnaby-Heart-Link.  Or simply register and lock in your business category at www.v5a4b7.theheartlinknetwork.com.  Be added to our news updates and invites by emailing sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca with ADD ME TO HLN in the subject line.


Broccoli and Red Pepper Soup (8 servings)

Ingredient List

Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch white pepper
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. umeboshi vinegar
Juice of 1 medium lemon
2 Tbs. chopped fresh tarragon for garnish
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 lbs. broccoli
1/3 cup unbleached white rice (preferably sushi or white basmati)
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 qts. plus 2 Tbs. vegetable stock
1 1/2 lbs. red bell peppers (about 3 medium )
1 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried tarragon


1.  Trim broccoli, peel and chop stems and reserve florets. In large pot, combine broccoli stems, rice, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 2 quarts vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add florets and simmer 20 minutes more.

2.  Meanwhile, roast bell peppers over an open flame or broil, turning with tongs until charred all over, about 10 minutes. Put peppers in brown paper bag for 10 minutes to sweat them. Remove loosened charred skins.

3.  Chop peppers, place in blender or food processor and process until puréed. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 2 tablespoons stock to liquefy. (This should yield about 1 1/2 cups.)

4.  In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, tarragon, thyme and cayenne. Remove from heat and add to pot with broccoli mixture; simmer 10 minutes.

5.  In blender or food processor, process soup, in batches if necessary, until puréed. Return soup to pot and stir in 1 cup of red pepper purée. Reserve remaining pepper purée for garnish. Season soup with 1/2 teaspoon salt, white pepper, apple cider vinegar, umeboshi vinegar and lemon juice.

6.  To serve, ladle broccoli soup into serving bowls. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of red pepper purée over each serving and swirl with chop stick. Garnish with fresh minced tarragon, if desired.

Nutritional Information
Per 1-cup serving:
Calories: 124, Protein: 7g, Total fat: 3g, Saturated fat: g, Carbs: 21g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 472mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: g


Twitter and Facebook

Twitter us @sherisplace.  Become a Facebook friend by searching Sheri Kauhausen.


Quips and Quotes

To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not. ~ S. N. Maharaj


Past Newsletters

You may read past Newsletters on our website by going to www.intoyoga.ca/articles.htm and clicking on the Newsletters link.


Your Contributions Welcome

If you would like to contribute in some way to upcoming newsletters, please contact us at info@intoyoga.ca.  We welcome your views, thoughts, enlightenments, articles, etc.  When contacting us, please be sure to let us know that you'd like to have your contribution inserted into our newsletter.

To submit articles for our website you can visit www.intoyoga.ca/articles.htm to review our guidelines.

We'd love to hear what you think of this issue!

Please send your comments, questions, and ideas for upcoming issues to info@intoyoga.ca. Your feedback matters to us!


Our Privacy Policy

We appreciate your patronage.  We will never violate your trust by giving out your personal information.  We will never rent, sell or otherwise offer your personal information to anyone, ever. 


Email this Newsletter to a Friend

We would be honored if you thought this email worthy of passing along to your family and friends.  Please do so with our gratitude.


You are currently subscribed to www.intoyoga.ca.  Our Privacy Policy states that we will never transfer or sell your personal information including your email address to anyone.  Please be sure to add info@intoyoga.ca to your Address Book, so our emails will not go to your bulk mail.  If this has reached you in error, we apologize.  To remove your name from future mailings, please type REMOVE into the subject box.  By removing your name, you will no longer receive ANY emails from Into Yoga including class updates.


Corporate & Public classes
Yoga, Pilates, Body Rolling, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Classes, Baby Sign Language and more

Cleanse Your Body and Increase health and vitality - Company & Product Information

copyright 2008 Into Yoga  All Rights Reserved

IntoYoga.ca Newsletter
Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam
mobile on-site programs
serving Lower Mainland, British Columbia
Tele: 604.421.9872        Fax: 604.421.9878


home | classes | corporate | prenatal | cleansing | instructors | newsletters | articles merchandise | testimonials | links | contact us