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Archive for April, 2013

April 30th, 2013 by Janina

Join me for a nurturing class!

  My classes balance fluid Vinyasa style movement with Iyengar based alignment principles. With plenty of emphasis on the breath, I guide you through stretches to help you relax, build strength and feel renewed. My heart centered classes change with the seasons allowing you to stay attuned to the rhythms of nature and tap in […]

April 28th, 2013 by Janina

Sunday quote

The dramatic action that we need to create a way of life on Earth that really works will be taken not through personal, social or political action, but through spiritual action. -Brooke Medicine Eagle

April 24th, 2013 by Janina

Chai tea recipe

A hug in a cup. It was one of those mornings on the coast, where the the fog hangs heavily in the air and the trees all weep with moisture from the night before. These are mornings where I just want to stay in my pajamas and snuggle on the couch with my lovelies all […]

April 17th, 2013 by Janina

Ecstatic Dance…

…is good clean 2nd chakra balancing fun. The candle lit atmosphere, fun dance music, positive vibes and early schedule made for a perfect mid week date night with my honey. If your in Santa Cruz looking to get your groove on and still make it to bed at a decent hour, check it out. Santa Cruz […]

April 15th, 2013 by Janina

Blissful Creamy Tahini Dressing

This is my favorite condiment! I almost always have a jar of this made up in the fridge. Tahini is a healthy alternative to pre made salad dressings like ranch and can be used as a gravy on cooked veggies. I often say that tahini is a vegetarian’s best friend. Tahini is made mainly of […]

April 12th, 2013 by Janina


Restorative Yoga This summer… Relax     Release      Renew Restorative yoga is designed to reduce stress and bring the body into a blissful state of relaxation. The entire class is done on the floor while your body is completely supported by blankets, bolsters and pillows. Add an eye pillow and it’s off to la la […]

April 8th, 2013 by Janina

Liver Cleansing Herb Mix

Place equal parts of chia seeds, flax seeds and milk thistle seeds in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder and grind into a fine powder. Store in a airtight container in your fridge. Sprinkle a little of this nutty tasting mix on your salads, meals or smoothies to give your liver a little boost. […]

April 7th, 2013 by Janina

Sunday Quote

” Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

April 4th, 2013 by Janina

Eating with the seasons- Spring!

To me, spring means… flowers, showers, winds, rebirth, new growth, SPRING BREAK, bunnies, eggs, taxes, longer days, more runs outside, allergies, special birthdays, spring cleaning and detoxing. It also means CSA boxes! Now begins my weekly ritual of opening up my box of locally grown veggies and fruit, washing them, setting them out on the […]