Summery Sandwich Spreads

July 3, 2015

Picnic time has come! We spend so much time at the park right now that simple, transportable lunches are the key. To make the meal organization easier nothing could be more simple than to throw together some sandwiches. But to make it feel like a full and balanced meal I love making various, creamy vegetable spreads to stuff my sandwiches with. Delicious, nutrient- dense as usual, and there are so many ways of varying them to please every taste. The beauty of these spreads is that they are so versatile—I use them both on bread or as topping, in pasta dishes […]
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Teaching Yoga: 9 Tips for Clearer Communication

July 2, 2015

Once you have completed your first yoga teacher training, typically a 200-hour program, you are ready to begin to teach. What I often say to new teachers is that it’s helpful to get out there as soon as possible after you’re done with your initial training so that you don’t get cold feet. One of the hardest things to do is take that first step and the longer you wait, the harder it is. In the months post-training, your head will be full of information. It can be hard to figure out what to say without overwhelming yourself or your […]
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Gather Pick: ‘Dirty Dancing’ Resort Will Be Transformed Into Yoga Center

July 1, 2015

OK, we’ll admit it! After all these years, Dirty Dancing is still one of our favorite movies. How could it not be? It reminds us of first loves, carefree summers, and the possibility of realizing big, seemingly impossible dreams. Of course, when we watch the movie now, we can’t help but make a million parallels between dance and yoga. That’s why we were so interested in the news that Kutsher’s Country Club in Upstate New York — yes, the one that inspired for resort where Baby and her family stayed in Dirty Dancing — will be transformed into a $250-million […]
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Weighty Love

June 29, 2015

On a recent trip to Paris, I stumbled upon one of the city’s more contemporary shrines to love, le Pont des Arts, or Love Locks bridge as it has come to be known. The tradition has been for lovers to place a lock on the bridge and throw away the key into the river Seine below as a symbol of their everlasting love for each other.  So many locks have been sealed over the last few years, that parts of the bridge have begun collapsing under the sheer weight of these devotion infused love-locks. Thousands upon thousands have journeyed here, like a great pilgrimage, in the name […]
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20 Questions with Laura Jarrait

June 26, 2015

1. What is your go-to yoga pose when you’ve only got a few minutes to practice? Why do you think it’s so appealing? I have a few, depending on what’s needed! I love Parivrtta Upavista Konasana. It’s a hip opener, twist, and side body stretch all in one. It leaves me feeling both grounded and more spacious and alive. 2. Early morning rituals: Coffee or tea? What do you eat? Favorite time to practice? First thing is warm water with lemon and raw apple cider vinegar. Then, coffee with coconut milk…sometimes a little raw cacao mixed in. For me ,it’s […]
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