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Friday, May 11, 2012

May's News

Welcome warm weather! One more weekend and we're into the start of the summer season with the Victoria Day long weekend! What are you doing to stay active?

The importance of having qualified instructors...we always post updated bios of our instructors and wonderful Registered Yoga Teachers as we are founded on the principle that fitness, in whatever form it takes, should be delivered by qualified professionals. We believe in being open and transparent about our qualifications and promoting ongoing education. A qualified and current instructor will lead you safely and provide alternative formats to various exercises or in yoga, poses. More importantly, they are able to recognize when an exercise may not be ideal for you and help prevent injuries.

Class of the week: May 16th Zumba with Clotilde..our class of the week is always one we want you to enjoy. So get your groove on for $2.50 this week with Clotilde (wow!). Next week it is Kundalini yoga.

Free Classes on Sunday, Mother's Day: Sunday is Mother's Day..bring your mom, daughter or another positive female influence in your life to yoga and spinning for free...Thanks mom!

Benefits of Yoga: How Yoga Healed this Warrior please watch this awe inspiring video of Arthur!

For those of you who have been coming to yoga for months, weeks or years, I hear the same thing: How great you feel (and look!!). Benefits of yoga rock!

Saturday, May 12...yes, we're going to Tommy Europe's workshop!! The studio is closed on Sunday as we'll be bringing more great training back to you!

Vegan Carrot Cake recipe-since so many have asked for this recipe, here it is....(I use tofutti for the vegan cream cheese)
Frost with a vegan cream cheese frosting


  • 1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped


Pre-heat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Combine applesauce, vanilla, vegan margarine, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, flour and soy milk until well mixed. Add carrots and walnuts.
Spread batter evenly in baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

Obesity in the U.S (and Canada!!)  we're been posting on our Facebook page about the upcoming 4 part series Weight of the Nation. Although it is from a U.S perspective, the statistics for Canada are equally as dramatic.

Congratulations to Kami T, winner of our 2 personal training sessions for liking us on Facebook!

Have a safe and healthy week!

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