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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Welcome back!!

Where have we been, you might be asking? Well, life happens and the summer found us outside on Sundays holding our 3rd Yoga Along the Canal Series. Always a sunny Sunday in the 3 years we have been doing this and always great crowds.

Fall is here and we're back to blogging again on fitness, health and nutrition.

Our 4th Birthday!!

Yes, it has been 4 wonderful years and many great friends later. We have some great ways to celebrate with draws and giveaways. Every week for 4 weeks, we will be having great give-aways for 4 weeks for each of our 4 years.

Starting September 17th- For new visitors to the studios enjoy A free week of classes!

Fall Schedule and Prices

Did you notice we still have our 2011 prices! Yup, optimum health and wellness should be affordable to everyone.

Our fall schedule is loaded for September and we begin to add to it in October. As you are our reason to be, we always ask for any input on what you'd like to see regarding classes and times. We do our best to take what is requested with what will work into consideration. that is what is working and not working for you!

New Classes and New Teachers/Instructors

We have added a Friday night Kids Yoga (5-11 years of age) from 5;30-6:30 pm with Kerry, RYT and certfied children's yoga teacher. This is a great opportunity for YOU to have an hour to yourself while your children have a great time (p.s. they will sleep in for you on Saturday morning!)

Intermediate/Advanced Yoga on Sunday mornings is a great class for thsoe looking for a physically challenging class (or for non-yogis/yoginis, it's a workout) led by Darlene M.

Yoga for A Stronger Core builds amazing abdominal and back strength, plus you'll look great.

Bike and Push is a new class coming in October that will combine biking intervals with intervals of strength. Bring on the balanced body and mind!

Welcome Amy, RYT, who will be leading you in some amazing sequencing during yoga. Kerry and Helen, RYTs, whose Yin/Yang classes will stretch out ligaments around joint, contributing to less fascia tension and will prevent injuries in those athletically inclined. Plus this class builds alot of concentration=better performance.

Jan, who will be leading some of the fitness classes.


Self Defense Seminar - Hosted by Zen Dragon

Arm yourself and your family with knowledge. This free session is offered by Zen Dragon at 14 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls at 6 and 7 pm. Please call 613 720 3483.
 

High Energy Bar Recipe

The Ultimate Energy Bar Formula

  • 1-pound can of beans, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked beans)
  • ½ cup binder
  • ¼ cup sweetener
  • ¼ cup soft sweet fruit
  • 1 teaspoon of extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of dry spice (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1.5 cups of oats (you can toast them if you want but I can’t tell the difference)
  • 1 cup dry base ingredient
  • 1 cup stir-ins
In a food processor, combine beans, binder, sweetener, soft fruit, extract, spice, and salt until smooth. Add the oats and dry base ingredients and pulse just to combine. Add stir-ins and pulse again just to combine. If the consistency seems spreadable, you’re good. If it’s too dry, add 1/4 cup of water; if it’s too runny, add an additional 1/4 cup of the dry base ingredient.
Grease 13×9 pan with baking spray or rub with 1 tablespoon oil, then spread mixture into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
Note: You’ll have the most success if you use unsalted, unsweetened versions of the ingredients, and control the sweetness and saltiness through the sweetener and added salt.
 
 dry base ingredient (a combination is usually best)
  • Protein powder (we’re fans of hemp, rice, and pea protein, like Vega Sport
  • Brown rice flour
  • Spelt flour
  • Cocoa (max ½ cup)
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Buckwheat flour

Pose of the Month: Peacock Pose

Mayurasana

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