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August Newsletter!

Health, Honesty, Equality, and Loving Kindness

Fall Pass Sale!
Take advantage of our last pass sale of the year! 
Sale runs  September 1-21


The new fall schedule begins Monday, September 21. We are just finalizing our offerings; watch for details coming soon.  View our live schedule, purchase passes and book your spot online at www.lahariyoga.ca.  

Feature Teacher Creature

ALY
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What's your Passion?
My passion in life is learning. Whether it's driven by curiosity or a desire for self-improvement, I'm always searching for new learning opportunities. One of my favourite things to learn about is the human mind. It's a multi-faceted subject, and each mind is unique to the individual it belongs to. (Side note: I'm also passionate about organization. And popcorn.)


Why yoga?
I initially began practicing yoga as a form of physical exercise. As my practice has deepened, yoga has become more about how it makes me feel rather than how it makes me look. What I've learned through my yoga practice is slowly starting to seep into all areas of my life. It truly becomes a way of life.


What is nourishment to you?
Nourishment to me comes in many forms depending on my mood and stress levels. Sometimes nourishment comes from drinking tea and playing my ukulele. Sometimes it's burpees and heavy rock music. I strive to maintain a sense of balance and to listen to my body and what it's telling me I need.


What are you working on?
I'm about to start my last year of my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta. I'll be graduating with a major in Psychology and a minor in Linguistics. I can't wait to see where my education will take me and what this path holds for me.
 

What would surprise people to know about you?
Something people might not know about me is that I love makeup. It's not about impressing anyone, but instead about expressing myself. For me it's primarily a creative outlet. Few things make me happier than having the time to sit down and explore the artistry of makeup.

OM Kitchen Recipe

This month's recipe comes courtesy of Michelle "ChaCha" Krause
Chicken & Quinoa Casserole
I often make this recipe and stuff it into peppers rather than just a casserole, thus the picture shows it in peppers. 

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cooked rotisserie chicken
1/4 cup Worcester sauce
6 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 generous squirt of Sriracha Sauce
1 can tomato paste
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Cook the quinoa in the vegetable broth and set aside when done. While the quinoa is cooking add the oil to a large pan, sauté the onion and garlic until the onions are soft. Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the meat. (You don't have to use rotisserie chicken, I just do because it's fast and easy). Add the chicken and Worcester sauce, stir. Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, Sriracha and the tomato paste. Adjust the amount of Sriracha to your taste. Stir and cook until liquid is absorbed. Mix in the quinoa. Place mixture into casserole dish (or halved peppers as shown in picture) sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden. If cooking with the peppers adjust the cooking time accordingly. I like them crunchy so I only bake those 15-20 min. If I'm trying to cut calories, I omit the cheese.

Food for Thought
 with Harry Aime
In " Food For Thought " , I hope to share information about the things I am learning and what is slowly (OK, quickly!) developing into a passion. Things like nutrition, environmental toxins, new and old developments in holistic healing, yoga and the effects on our bodies.
 
We have all experienced the situation where we are thinking about something that stresses or upsets us, and feel the effect of those thoughts in an upset stomach or butterflies. So the brain can affect our stomach ' s behaviour, but research is showing that what happens in your guts affects your brain.
 
The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that comprise your body's microflora actually outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. The health of our microflora is increasingly being linked to the health of our body and many diseases, both physical and neurological. The Enteric Nervous System (ENS), located in the tissue lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, is also known as your second brain. The communication between our two brains runs both ways, so it ' s important that the gut microflora is healthy.
 
Many of the foods in the typical North American diet do not promote good gut health. This fragile ecosystem is constantly under attack from such things as refined sugar, genetically engineered foods, agricultural chemicals, CAFO animals, gluten, antibiotics, NSAIDS (i.e. Advil), stress, as well as general pollution. Sounds overwhelming if you ask me, but there are some basic things that you can do to help your gut bacteria help you.
 
Eat fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchee, miso and fermented dairy made from raw, unpasteurized milk (yogurt, kefir, etc.) as they contain natural probiotics (live bacteria). Eat organic fruits and vegetables when you can and if they aren ' t an option, ensure that you wash your produce with a high quality veggie wash before eating/cooking. Avoid processed and refined foods as much as possible. You can also use a high quality probiotic supplement to help as well. Please do research or contact someone who can sell you a high quality probiotic. Not all probiotics are worth the money so make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck.
 
I just want to finish this article by saying that I am not a naturopath or holistic health professional. I read lots of articles from many different sources and will share what I have learned with you. I encourage you to do some reading and research on your own and trust those " gut instincts " as they have been developed for thousands of year. Our bodies are magnificent creations of the Divine and we have an obligation to ourselves to nurture and take care of them in the best ways that we can.
 
All the best in good health,
Harry

Retail Details


We now carry Inner Fire yoga pants and tops! This Canadian company creates yoga apparel that honours mother earth. Their leggings are locally made from recycled water bottles and are BPA free. The garments are sweatshop-free and are made in North America, and the shirts are all hand printed with love. Watch for new sizes and selections arriving soon!
 
Lost & Found Clear Out
Our pile of water bottles, sweaters, towels and other accessories left behind just keeps growing! At the end of August, we will be donating or tossing all of these items, so if one of them may belong to you please be sure to have a look before they leave the studio.


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