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July 2011
       Issue 56

Our Newsletter:

Weight Loss and Vitamin D

Yoga Get Aways

The Grounded Traveler
Baby Stuff
Recipe of the Month
Work Seminars
Past Newsletters
How to Contribute
Privacy Policy
Email A Friend


Happy Canada Day long weekend!  I hope you will take the time to enjoy it.

Looking outside, it's hard to believe summer is here.  But it is.  As usual, our summer classes are scaled down, as people move from inside activity to the outdoors.  But please visit www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm and to see what's available.


Please be sure to register early for classes to avoid disappointment of classes being full or cancelled.

The postal union local out has affected registration for Greentree Village classes only.  If you plan to register for any of the classes at Greentree, please contact me before sending your payment.

Now, sit back and relax a few moments while you enjoy our June newsletter.....


Weight Loss and Vitamin D


If you're female, overweight (or obese) and your vitamin D levels aren't what they should be, you may be able to give them a boost by losing a few pounds, or more precisely, by dropping more than 15 percent of your body weight. This news, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, follows one of the largest studies ever to assess the effect of weight loss on vitamin D levels. The participants were 439 overweight-to-obese Seattle area women age 50 to 75 who were postmenopausal and sedentary. About 70 percent of the women had less than optimal levels of "D" at the year-long study's start. When it ended, the research team reported that the women who lost five to 10 percent of their body weight showed a relatively small increase in their vitamin D levels. But those who dropped more than 15 percent of their starting weight nearly tripled their vitamin D levels. All this occurred without dietary changes that might have boosted vitamin D. Conventional wisdom about vitamin D holds that overweight and obese people have lower levels of "D" because the vitamin is trapped in fat stores. Weight loss may release trapped "D".

My take? This is very good news. Most adults in the United States don't get enough vitamin D, which we need for bone health and, accumulating evidence suggests, for protection against a number of serious diseases, including many types of cancer. Our bodies synthesize vitamin D with exposure to sunlight, but it's tough to get optimal exposure, particularly in northern latitudes during the dark winter months. Another problem: with advancing age, the skin cannot synthesize vitamin D as efficiently as it once did and the kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active hormone form. Losing weight is a win-win option: not only may you increase your vitamin D levels for the good of your bones and for the health benefits "D" may provide, but you also reduce your risks of death due to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney and gallbladder disease and, perhaps, for some types of cancer. Obesity is also a risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.

(Newsletter Note:  Isagenix Cleanse for Life is a convenient powder already includes key ingredients to help your body naturally cleanse itself of harmful impurities on a cellular level while nourishing it with more than 27 vital nutrients, antioxidants, natural botanical extracts, teas, vitamins and ionic trace minerals. )


Yoga Get Aways

Here's a couple of get-aways that you can enjoy this summer.

Shanti House Retreat B & B - Denman Island

Ananda Center for Balance - Reiki & Raw Food Retreat, Ferni, BC


The Grounded Traveler
by Karen Asp

Techniques to prevent anxiety and restlessness, and make any trip more relaxing.


Establishing a rhythm is easy at home, where you control your schedule and can settle into a comfortable routine. But when you're traveling (for business or for pleasure), that rhythm is disrupted, which can throw you off-kilter. To set yourself at ease on any journey, learn how to ground yourself.

Staying grounded away from home really comes down to being mindful and centered regardless of changing environments, time zones, and meal plans. "It means finding a relationship between your brain, body, and breath that disconnects you from the past and future but aligns your energy in the present," says Lawrence Biscontini, manager at the Wyndham's Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. "When you're grounded, you breathe well, digest well, and concentrate on the present well."

In other words, you enjoy each moment to its fullest. While that can be tough on the road, you don't have to nix travel plans and cling to your regular schedule. Instead, try these strategies. Click here to read more......


Baby Stuff

What about the baby?  Here's some super links that you might want to check out and share with your friends.






Recipe (Serves 3-4)
Mushroom Nut Loaf



Served with vegetables and gravy, this is a nice alternative to a traditional Sunday lunch.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 3 parsnips, cooked and mashed

  • 2 small onions, chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 8 oz. (200g) cashew nuts, ground

  • 1 tbsp. cornflour

  • 1 tsp. chopped chives

  • 1 tsp. thyme

  • 4 fl.oz. (100ml) veg stock

  • 1 tsp. yeast extract (e.g. Marmite)

  • 8oz. (200g) mushrooms, finely sliced


Boil or steam the parsnips.
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180 C / 350 F. 
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic.
Place them in a bowl with the ground cashew nuts, herbs and cornflour.
Mash the boiled parsnips and add them to the bowl.
Dissolve the yeast extract in the stock and add to the bowl.
Fry the mushrooms in 1 tbsp. oil until soft.

Grease a 2 lb loaf tin (Im not sure what the metric equivalent of a 2 lb loaf tin is. Its a bread tin about 20 cm long, 10 cm wide and 8 cm deep).
Press half the nut mixture into the tin, cover with the mushrooms and top with the rest of the mixture.
Wrap the loaf tin in foil and bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: N/A


Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work

We're passionate about bringing Yoga and Pilates into the work place.  For people who feel the demand and stress at work, don't have time to make it to a Yoga studio, or just simply want to take some time for themselves, Into Yoga has the answer for you.

Our certified professional instructors will come on site at lunch, or before or after work and teach classes right at the work place.

Be the coordinator of your office Yoga classes and you'll receive your classes for free if there are at least 10 participants.

Find out more at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm or call 604.421.9872 or email sheri@intoyoga.ca to book classes now.

Why not add one of our FREE Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at work too?  Find out how you can gain and maintain your optimal health through a combination of meal replacement shakes, regular meals and a cleansing drink, to help give your body the healthy look and feel you've been striving for.  It's easy to get started, just email sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca or call me at 604.421.9872.  We'll even bring some samples for you to try.


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 gentle).  What can we improve and what would you like to see that we're not providing?  Email your comments to info@intoygoa.ca.  We're listening.


Email this Newsletter to a Friend

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


Sheri Kauhausen

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

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If one raises oneself up against time and space, one will lose oneself. The journey of life should be such that we are one with time and space. Because... the environment is you, time and space are you, the person before you is you, the person after you is you!

~ Tan Yu



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