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
Yoga for Anxiety Relief
Yoga for Weight Loss
Yoga for Larger Bodies
Yoga for the Older Adult
Check our website often at
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Warrior Pose II (Virabhadrasana
-Strengthens and stretches the legs and
-Stretches the groins, chest and lungs,
-Stimulates abdominal organs
Relieves backaches, especially through
second trimester of pregnancy
-Therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat
feet, infertility, osteoporosis and
details on contra-indications, modification,
variation and more.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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
Q. What did the sign in the window of the yoga
master searching for a new disciple say?
A. Inquire within!
Yoga to try this, it feels amazing!
Q: What do Yoga meditation and a fudge cake have
A: They each bring you a piece or peace of
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
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
8.5 oz. bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate,
¾ cup unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated, at room
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