LAHARI *YOGA 
Welcome to the LahariLoveTribe 
November Newsletter!

Health, Honesty, Equality, and Loving Kindness

Schedule Changes
There are a few schedule changes starting this week so please check the online schedule before heading to class. 

Mommy & Me Class

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 11a.m.-12p.m.
Classes start November 19

Join Danielle Parkes for Mommy & Me! This is a fun, parented yoga class for babies 6 weeks to 3 years. Come do yoga, relax, and spend time with your babies and other mommies. After enjoy tea, coffee and treats! 

Upcoming Workshops
 
 An Introduction to Classical Kundalini Yoga
Feature Teacher (and owner!) Creature
 
What is your passion?
I am beyond passionate about health and healing, living life to the fullest, embracing friendships and experiences with my whole heart and soul! I'm passionate about this delicious life, about music, the stars in the sky, the capacity of the human heart to forgive and to love. 
Why yoga?
Yoga has helped me heal my body, mind, and soul, many, many, many times over in the past, and it's become completely woven into the tapestry of my life. It's the one thing I do every single day. I find so much nurturing and love in it, and so much free space to explore the capacities of compassion, awareness, and the magic of being in the now. 
What is nourishment to you?
Anything that rejuvenates, refreshes, reassures, or replenishes is nourishment to me. Nutrition. Support. Health.
What are you working on?
I'd like to complete my Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy! Currently our miraculous little Lahari studio is capturing almost all of my professional attention, and I trust very deeply that when the time comes to focus back o my studies, I will be ready!
What would surprise people to know about you?
I love to play this game at dinner parties! I think people would be surprised to know that I lived on a Kibbutz for half a year, and taught English as a Second Language in the Czech Republic for two years  in my early 20's. The stories go on and on!

There's nothing you can do that can't be done. There's nothing you can sing that can't be sung. It's easy. 
-John Lennon 
 
OM Kitchen Recipe

This month's recipe comes courtesy of the Lotus & Lettuce blog
Garlic Cheese Zucchini Bread
This savoury bread serves up as a nice side to almost any meal and is quite delicious just on its own. Serve it up with butter or just as it is.

3 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup shredded zucchini 
3/4 cup shredded cheddar 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan 
2 tsp dill
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup water
4 tbsp melted butter
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add zucchini, cheddar, Parmesan & dill. Mix until combined. In a small separate bowl whisk eggs, yogurt, water & butter. Stir this into dry ingredients until just combined. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350* for 50-60 min.

Food for Thought
with  Harry Aime
MOON SALUTATION

After my last article about Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), I've had a number of people tell me that they only have time for a home practice at night and that they find Sun Salutations get them too energized. This is what they do for many of us, igniting that inner fire and energizing us for the day, which is why the best time to practise it, is in the morning. The beauty of yoga is that there are always options in any given situation. That option is Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation).
 
Where Sun Salutations access the yin/masculine energy, Moon Salutations touch on yang/feminine energy, which is a receptive, meditative and cooling practice. Moon Salutation is beneficial to people under any form of stress, as it is a calming practice, especially if you feel stressed, hyper-excited or over-stimulated. It helps balance your energy before you reach a point of exhaustion, as it is a quieting practice.
 
Among the specific health benefits of the poses are, it promotes balance and digestion, tones the spine, expands lungs, and opens the heart chakra. It improves good blood circulation, keeps abdominal tract well regulated and healthy, stimulates spinal nerves, and stretches the leg muscles and back. It also relaxes sciatic nerves, improves confidence, tones pelvic muscles, regulates functioning of adrenal glands, relieves constipation, anger, sciatica, helps in maintaining balance on both sides of the body, and helps develop a healthy sense of poise and respect for mind and body.
 
When practising Moon Salutation, move slowly from pose to pose, looking inward. Use deep, diaphragm breathing, not ujjayi breath as it heats the body. As well, you don't need to inhale and exhale in and out of poses, just hold each pose for 3 or 4 breaths and move to the next. Begin on the left side (which represents the lunar side) and move to the right (which represents the sun). Do 4 to 5 times and not more. Please click here for a version of Moon Salutation that is easy to follow. So bow to and cultivate the moon's soothing lunar energy and feel the calmness that it inspires with in your body. Please don't forget to enjoy Shavasana (at least 5 minutes) after your practice.
 
Should you have any questions, please feel free to seek me out at the studio or contact me at golfingyogi54@gmail.com
 
All the best in good health.
Harry 


We are happy to be a sponsor of the 2015 Shine Festival November 14 and 15! 

The Shine Festival offers two days packed with incredibly valuable classes, workshops and talks on the themes of yoga, self-development, creativity, health and wellness, and practices for expanding thought and possibility, all set within a community-minded environment at the beautiful Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. 

Check-out sessions with love tribers Aly Bowker, Marley Rayburn, and Nicole Starker Campbell while you're there!

Visit www.shinefestival.com for details
 
RETAIL DETAILS


Straight outta Cali, we have Third Eye Threads in store. Wear your chakras on your back with these tanks and hoodies for both ladies and men!
 

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