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Vegetarian Lasagne

Little Dynamo Martine Allars, who had the intrepid task of teaching my Level III students on Saturday mornings, cooked me a delicious vego lasagne a few months back. I have used the fact that I have a blog to squeeze the recipe out of her.
For all those students who want more Martine in 2014, stay tuned… especially late feb/ early March.,. She’ll be back.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Lasagna

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The Inner Guru Part 1- A lesson in forgiveness

Forgiveness.

I had a big lesson in forgiveness this month.  From my 3 year old no less! It’s easy for her. She can be upset with someone for a minute- but if she wants something from that person a bit later, she is all adorable smiles and forgivable kisses. Not so easy for us big kids.

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Ayurvedic Cures for Our Common Ailments

I’d been hearing about that “stomach bug” for years and was thankful that our family hadn’t experienced it. Then last weekend, whilst I’ll spare you the gory details, my 3 year old contracted the bug from something she had eaten, picked up or caught… I remembered Justine had a simple pureed apple and spices recipe that she used for her family. Not only did it settle Sureya’s tummy bug, but it was so delicious, we’ve been adding it to our morning porridge ever since. This inspired me to ask both our Ayurvedic specialists- Daphne Ravey and Justine Rintoul, to help us with a few cures for common ailments.  

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Spelt Cookies

We had a very intense TT weekend… 3.5 hours of handstands; 2 hours of extra posture teaching practice; 4 hours of sutras discussions

We couldn’t have done it without Zehavit’s yummy spelt cookies!!

Thanks Zee Chef!!

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Yin Yoga- A message from Justine Rintoul- our deep relaxation teacher

It took me 3 classes to actually enjoy Yin Yoga! My yoga teacher Amanda Fuzes introduced me to Yin, the first two classes were excruciating, I was restless and impatient and wanted to run away. I didn’t, and after almost two years practicing and teaching this incredible philosophy and practice I have noticed some profound effects.

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The Monkey Mind

On my journey as a yoga teacher, I find the study of the mind and its afflictions fascinating. As those who’ve practiced meditation or joined us in the deep relaxation/ yin class know, to sit with ourselves calmly, with still mind, and in the complete present moment, is the hardest thing to do. So what makes our mind chatter so incessantly? Hatha yogis commonly make the analogy that our mind is like a Monkey- always jumping around. In yoga we try to train the monkey to sit still. Yes- an impossible task. So what are the obstacles towards a completely still mind? I am experiencing them all first hand as I try to complete this article!… You may relate to a few too.

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