Everyday Yoga Poses
a Cellular Level
Health Benefits of
Is Baby Sign Language
Recipe of the Month
Quote of the MonthThe
only person you are destined to become is
the person you decide to be." ~ Ralph Waldo
Did you enjoy the snow? Lovely to look at, but
I'm sure glad I didn't have to drive on those days.
Let's hope it's over and we can get back to looking
forward to Spring again!
Speaking of Spring, we've got lots of classes to
offer you, including more Pilates and Yoga classes
and more baby and preschool classes starting April
and May. Plus even a few that begin this month.
Registration will begin shortly at most locations so
be sure to check our website often. Go to
www.intoyoga.ca to find out everything we're
offering. Remember to register early to avoid
Enjoy this month's newsletter.
You Should Practice Everyday
Some days, it's just not possible to put in a full
hour of yoga. But most days will allow for this
10-to-15-minute sequence that stretches the back,
hamstrings, and hips. These are problem areas for
many people. Think of this sequence as your
maintenance plan. It will keep you running smoothly
until you can get in for a full tuneup.
To learn more, click
Cleansing at a Cellular Level
Cleanse Days are a powerful tool in helping you to
reach or maintain a healthy weight. But the science
behind Cleanse Days suggests there may be additional
benefits for your health beyond a slimmer body.
Many of us eat five times a day or more, including
meals and snacks. This type of eating pattern
provides your body with a steady flow of nutrients,
but even when you make healthful choices about your
meals and snacks, your body can still benefit from
an occasional break from all-day eating. To
continue reading, click
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Health Benefits of Pilates
People who dance are easy to spot, even
offstage. “They’re very aware of their body’s
position in space, and they move almost like cats,”
says Marie-Louise Bird, a Pilates researcher and
post-doctoral research fellow at the University of
British Columbia. “But most of us are more like
puppy dogs, moving without much attention paid to
Luckily, the puppy dogs among us don’t have to go to
dance school to get better body awareness. They can
just do Pilates. To
read the article, click
Sign Language Worthwhile?
Baby sign language — when babies use
modified gestures from American Sign Language — can
be an effective communication tool. Teaching and
practicing baby sign language also can be fun and
give you and your child an opportunity to bond. To continue reading, click
Vegan Shepherd's Pie
A rich, hearty and easy veggie pie, topped with
fluffy sweet potato and crisp zesty breadcrumbs.
600 g Maris Piper potatoes
600 g sweet potatoes
g dairy-free margarine
cloves of garlic
sticks of celery
tablespoon coriander seeds
a bunch of fresh thyme
350 g chestnut mushrooms
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
vegan red wine
100 ml organic vegetable stock
x 400 g tin of lentils
x 400 g tin of chickpeas
sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley
sprigs of fresh rosemary
g fresh breadcrumbs
1) Preheat the
oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
2) Peel and chop
all the potatoes into rough 2cm chunks. Place
the Maris Pipers into a large pan of cold salted
water over a medium heat. Bring to the boil,
then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until
tender, adding the sweet potatoes after 5
3) Drain and
leave to steam dry, then return to the pan with
the margarine and a pinch of sea salt and black
pepper. Mash until smooth, then set aside.
4) Peel and
finely slice the onion, carrots and 2 garlic
cloves, then trim and finely slice the celery.
5) Bash the
coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar until
fine, then add it all to a medium pan over a
medium heat with a good splash of oil. Pick in
the thyme leaves, then cook for around 10
minutes, or until softened.
roughly chop the mushrooms and sun-dried
tomatoes, then add to the pan along with the
vinegar and 2 tablespoons of the sun-dried
tomato oil from the jar.
7) Cook for a
further 10 minutes, then add a splash of wine,
turn up the heat, and allow it to bubble away.
Stir in the stock, lentils and chickpeas (juice
and all), then leave it to tick away for 5 to 10
minutes, or until slightly thickened and
8) Pick and
roughly chop the parsley leaves, then stir into
the pan. Season to taste, then transfer to a
baking dish (roughly 25cm x 30cm).
9) Spread the
mash over the top, scuffing it up with the back
of a spoon.
slice the remaining garlic clove, then place
into a bowl with the rosemary leaves, lemon
zest, breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon of oil. Mix
well, sprinkle over the mash, then place in the
hot oven for around 10 minutes, or until piping
11) Place under
the grill for a further 2 to 3 minutes, or until
golden, then serve with seasonal greens.
Variation, Tips and