Easy Homemade Granola

Just look at this yummy, HEALTHY homemade batch of granola!

IMG_0496The recipe is courtesy of Jen deCurtins from Peanut Butter Runner.  Check out her blog post with ingredients and instructions right here.  I whipped up a batch of this tasty granola in no time except instead of chia seeds (which I didn’t have in my pantry), I threw in a big handful of flaxseed.

By the way, Jen’s blog is well-written and full of inspiration.  Not only does she enjoy running, but she’s an accomplished yoga instructor and author of a new book featuring 101 plank exercises, too.  (If you’ve ever held plank or one of its variations in class, then you know this book is going to be the real deal in core strengthening.  Yikes!)

IMG_0497I’ve been enjoying the granola all week long paired with my other new love:  Siggi’s Icelandic Style Yogurt.  It’s thick and creamy with all-natural ingredients plus a lot less sugar than regular yogurt.  Because the yogurt (or “skyr” as it’s known in Iceland) isn’t as sweet, the subtle peanut butter flavor of the granola doesn’t get lost.

IMG_0499It’s been heaven in a bowl, I tell you!  Plus it’s something I feel good about eating.

IMG_0494Thanks for reading!

Shiny and New

I walked into the brand new Glendale Equinox on Wednesday morning to teach the very first-ever Wednesday 6:30 am class.  Here’s the board, announcing the class line-up and teachers.  I can’t tell you how thrilling it was to see my name lit up there.  So totally cool!

IMG_0484And here’s a glimpse of the beautiful space.  Equinox does a wonderful job of supplying anything you might need for your yoga practice – including blocks (cork and foam), straps, bolsters, wool blankets and even clean mats.  All of the products are made by Manduka, so the quality is high.

IMG_0485The dark grey walls mean that we can get it to be nearly night in there when it’s time for Savasana.  What a joy to be on the schedule.  I couldn’t be prouder!

If you’re interested in trying out the space and taking a class with me, send me an email.  I’d be happy to have you as my guest!

Spring Equinox 30-Day Yoga Challenge

buddhaJOIN ME FOR 30 DAYS OF FUN
WHILE YOU GET MOTIVATED IN YOUR PRACTICE!

It’s easy.  It’s FREE.  And it’s fun!
Here’s how it works…

1.  Tell me you’d like to participate and I’ll send you an invitation to
our special Facebook group or simply visit the group and ask to join.

2.  Practice yoga for a minimum of 10 minutes every day for 30 days.

3.  Become eligible to win the grand prize: an 8″ NIX Digital Photo Frame!

A few more details…

The Spring Equinox 30-Day Yoga Challenge will begin (not surprisingly) on the Spring Equinox – Friday, March 20.  You’re welcome to join the Facebook group at any time before then.  Feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, and get to know one another.Once the challenge officially begins on March 20, you’ll find a new pose prompt on the group site every day (offered by yours truly).  The pose prompt is there to fire up your imagination and get you started.  If you don’t recognize the pose suggested for that particular day, then spend a little time researching it online before trying it.  Your combined effort of research and practice will count toward your 10-minute minimum.

If you’d rather attend a class, book a private, do some other yoga practice at home, meditate, or engage in pranayama (breathwork), that’s fine, too.  The only rule is that you practice some aspect of yoga for at least 10 minutes per day for each of 30 days.

When you’re finished practicing if you’d like to post about your yoga experience, we’d love to hear from you!  The community will be made richer and more vibrant if we’re all actively contributing.  That being said, however, what and how much you share is entirely up to you.

At the end of the 30-day Yoga Challenge, a winner will be selected at random from those who have successfully met the requirements.  Whether you qualify to win the prize will be based upon the honor system. Satya (truthfulness) is, after all, one of the tenets of yoga.

That’s it!  Simply join the group to get started and I’ll see you on the mat this Spring!

 

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When I sat down to post this to my blog, I realized how long it’s been since my last blog entry.  Hopefully, the Spring Equinox and this challenge will also spur me to write more regularly here.  If you’re still reading, I appreciate it!