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July 2013       Issue 681

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Alkaline Diet for Bone Health
Yoga Boosts Memory
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With some classes started early July I'm sending this email a few days earlier than usual so you can take advantage of the reminder to register for classes.

I truly want to thank everyone who emailed me the past newsletter I was looking for last month.  It was heart warming to know so many of you not only read them, but keep them on file!  I hope I can continue to deliver the information that keeps you reading.....

Summer is finally upon us.  As you may know, July and August are slower months, and we cut many of the classes that we normally offer.  We don't offer any kids programs during the summer, however, we do still have several adult classes that may interest you.  Please be sure to check our website at http://www.intoyoga.ca or go directly to our class page at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm.

Our Yoga for larger bodies continues at Greentree Village.  Sadly Lisa is unable to continue teaching them, but Brenda is eager to lead you as we begin a new set for summer.  The new name for the class is Love Your Body!  Brenda is excited to see you Wednesdays from 7 - 8pm.

In this issue you can enjoy the strength and centeredness the Tree pose will bring you, then find out why Yoga is better for your memory than aerobic exercise.  Learn how your diet affects your bones.  Bake some fabulous nutritious muffins to take with you when you accompanying your family and entertain your kids at the best hot spots this summer.

Again, be sure to visit our website at www.intoyoga.ca or go directly to our class page at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm to find out what's happening and where and remember to register early!!

Now....read on......


Tree (Vrksasana)



Strengthens legs, improves balance.



1. Come to stand in tadasana.

2. Feel your weight equally on all four corners of both feet.

3. Begin to shift the weight over to the right foot, lifting the left foot off the floor.

4. Bend the left knee, bringing the sole of the left foot high onto the inner right thigh.

5. Press the foot into the thigh and the thigh back into the foot.

6. Try not to let the right hip jut out. Keep both hips squared towards the front.

7. Focus on something that doesn't move to help you keep your balance.

8. Repeat the move while standing on the left foot.



Eating an Alkaline Diet for Bone Health

For several years, there has been discussion about the influence foods can have on the acid-alkaline balance (or pH level) of blood in the body and on health, especially bone health. The theory is that a diet consisting mostly of food metabolized to acids—such as protein, processed foods, and cereals—may increase the acidity of blood. To counteract this change in pH, alkaline calcium compounds may leach from bones making them weak and brittle.

Thus, the dietary advice would be to eat a diet high in alkaline-producing foods—such as fruits and vegetables, which are metabolized to alkaline bicarbonates—to maintain a healthy pH level and preserve bone mass and density.

To explore the ideas behind the alkaline-acid balance theory, let’s start by reviewing some science about bones.  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 Boosts Memory and Focus More Than Exercise

Yoga may improve brain functioning more than aerobic exercise, at least as measured immediately after workout. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

The small study looked at 30 female college students, who didn’t practice yoga regularly, and compared them on a number of cognitive tests after they participated in a 20-minute yoga practice and jogged on a treadmill. The researchers found that cognitive performance on tests measuring memory and focus was significantly superior after the yoga practice as compared with both baseline and aerobic exercise.

Aerobic exercise is generally considered to be beneficial for brain health, so how to researchers explain the difference?
   To continue reading click here.


Summer Fun Events For Kids

Need some ideas about what to do and what's kid friendly this summer?  Here's a few websites that might help.





Glorious Morning Muffins (18 muffins)


Apples, coconut, raisins, pecans and carrots offer a nutritious, delicious way to start the day.




1/2 cup 125 ml chopped pecans
1 cup 250 ml grated carrots
1/2 cup 125 ml raisins
1 cup 250 ml all purpose flour
1/2 cup 125 ml shredded coconut
1/2 cup 125 ml unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp 10 ml vanilla extract
1   Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup 125 ml vegetable or canola oil
2 tsp 10 ml ground cinnamon
3/4 cup 175 ml Silk True Almond Original (or other)
2 tsp 10 ml baking soda
1/4 tsp 1 ml salt
1/4 cup 50 ml granulated sugar
1/2 cup 125 ml brown sugar
1 cup 250 ml whole-wheat flour



Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, sugars, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl whisk together Silk, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in the apple, coconut, raisins and carrots. Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened there will be a few lumps. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and bake until tops spring back, about 30-35 minutes. Store, tightly covered, at room temperature for 3-5 days, or freeze.

Nutritional Information per muffin:


192 calories
2g protein
26g carbohydrate
9g fat (42% of calories from fat)
1g saturated fat
0mg cholesterol
188mg sodium
2g fibre


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

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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