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April 2013       Issue 678

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Warrior Pose II
5 Ways to Get Over Salt, Sugar and Fat
Yoga When You're Overweight
Yoga Fun
Baby Stuff

Recipe of the Month
Work Seminars
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Spring IS here!  I hope you enjoyed an AMAZING weekend and for those of you who had little ones searching for chocolates and other goodies, I hope they had a day filled with fun and joy.

Registration for our Spring classes is in full swing.  We are offering a brand new class at Greentree Village on Wednesday nights called Body Positivity Yoga.  Designed for larger bodies and taught by a fabulous teacher with a larger body herself, Lisa will have you wondering why you waited so long to join.  She's fun and upbeat, and will have you feeling confident about Yoga both on and off the mat.

We've made some adjustments to days and times for a few classes to hopefully capture more interest.  Be sure to check our classes at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm to find one that suits you best.  Remember to register early to avoid disappointment of a full class or a canceled class. 

From babies to seniors, we're offering you lots of classes to choose from like
Baby Sign Language
Baby & Me Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Yoga Tots
Yoga for Anxiety Relief
Yoga for Weight Loss
Yoga for Larger Bodies
Yoga for the Older Adult

Check our website often at www.intoyoga.ca.

Enjoy the newsletter!


Warrior Pose II (Virabhadrasana II)


    -Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
    -Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders
    -Stimulates abdominal organs Increases stamina Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
    -Therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis and sciatica 

Go to http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART00538 for details on contra-indications, modification, variation and more.


  1. Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3½ to 4 feet apart. Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach them actively out to the sides, shoulder blades wide, palms down.

  2. Turn your right foot in slightly to the right and your left foot out to the right 90 degrees. Align the left heel with the right heel. Firm your thighs and turn your left thigh outward so that the center of the left knee cap is in line with the center of the left ankle.

  3. Exhale and bend your left knee over the left ankle, so that the shin is perpendicular to the floor. If possible, bring the left thigh parallel to the floor. Anchor this movement of the left knee by strengthening the right leg and pressing the outer right heel firmly to the floor.

  4. Stretch the arms away from the space between the shoulder blades, parallel to the floor. Don't lean the torso over the left thigh: Keep the sides of the torso equally long and the shoulders directly over the pelvis. Press the tailbone slightly toward the pubis. Turn the head to the left and look out over the fingers.

  5. Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Inhale to come up. Reverse the feet and repeat for the same length of time to the left.


5 Ways to Get Over Salt, Sugar and Fat

The “processed-food-industrial complex” has most of us hooked on junk food and convinces us to eat more of it, more often, every year.

How? With advanced technology, big food companies calculate the “bliss point” of sugar or salt and perfect the “mouthfeel” of fat to introduce endless varieties of new products designed to be irresistible. Then, they use powerful tactics to market it to sell it to us, and our children.  To continue reading, click here.

Go here to learn more about Isagenix products or to purchase products at retail.  Or contact info@intoyoga.ca for more information about how you can save 30% or more on products. 


Yoga When You're Overweight

Starting a yoga practice can be intimidating for anyone: you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of yoga, but how do you make the leap to actually doing it? Yoga studios can seem like private clubs, where you have to know the secret handshake and password before you'll be allowed to join. Add to this scenario the popular image of the yogini: young, lithe, and twisted like a pretzel in skin-tight spandex. What if that image bears little resemblance to yourself? If you are overweight, overcoming both your mental and physical hurdles to try yoga for the first time can be even more challenging. To continue reading click here.


Yoga Fun


Q. What did the sign in the window of the yoga master searching for a new disciple say?
A. Inquire within!

Knock knock
Knock knock
Who's there?
Yoga who?
Yoga to try this, it feels amazing!

Q: What do Yoga meditation and a fudge cake have in common?
A: They each bring you a piece or peace of heaven. 

If you fall out of Vrkasana (Tree Pose) in woods & no one sees it, did you really fall out of it?

Want more?  Check out these websites.




Signing Some Songs

I was asked in class the other day if there were any children's songs on the internet that showed the signs with it.  I figured there must be.  So I took a little time to seek some out for you.

Click on the links below to see the musical ASL version of the songs.  Some of the signs are slightly different than what I teach in class, but correct none the less.  There are many words that can have multiple signs in ASL.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Row Row Row Your Boat

Itsy Bitsy Spider



Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Coulis

 (serves 12)

Similar to a chocolate soufflé, this cake will rise, then fall slightly when cooled, leaving a cracked top. A fresh strawberry sauce balances the richness of the chocolate. The cake can be made up to two days in advance. For perfect, clean-cut cake wedges, dip the knife in hot water before cutting each slice.


  • 8.5 oz. bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature, divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups sliced fresh strawberries (8 oz.)
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ½ Tbs. lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 300˚F. Coat 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Remove from heat, and whisk until smooth and glossy. Whisk egg yolks, then stir into chocolate mixture.

3. Beat all 6 egg whites with electric mixer on high 1 to 2 minutes, or until foamy. Add sugar, and beat 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture until just combined. Pour into prepared pan, and bake 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean. Cool.

4. To make Coulis: Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in bowl of food processor; let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 Tbs. water, and purée until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh strainer. Serve Cake drizzled with Coulis.

Nutritional Information per slice:

  • Calories: 275
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 94 mg
  • Sodium: 36 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 18 g



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.  We'll also give you $100 cash for any referrals that book 10 or more classes with us, including your own company!
That means we'll actually PAY YOU to take the classes!

Find out more at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm or call 604.421.9872 or email info@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@intoyoga.ca.  We're listening.


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In health and happiness,

Sheri Kauhausen

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

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