End Addictions, for Good

29 May No Comments admin Yoga Village News

It is estimated that one in every eight Americans is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Countless others are addicted to nicotine, caffeine, sugar, or to a lifestyle that disconnects them from their higher purpose. Dr. Mukta Kaur Khalsa, PhD, author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior, says that “an addiction is

Pesto Grilled Cheese

1 May No Comments admin Main Dishes

Spring seems to bustle with business and beaming good weather. Who wants to be in the kitchen over a hot stove? Serve this delicious, grilled sandwich with a side of your favorite healthy chips or fresh salad.   Pesto Grilled Cheese 2 slices of Italian bread 1T butter, divided 1T

Speaking of Kundalini: Personal Insight

1 May No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini

By Updesh Kaur Kundalini Yoga is about each student (through the practice) creating an eternal place of stillness within to observe, examine and surrender to his/her experience and truth. Teachers will tell you the benefits of a specific breath, posture or mantra, but the truth (experience) is for each and

Teacher Feature April 2011: Jamey Jones

30 Apr No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into yoga? When I was 15 I became interested in natural health, world religions, spirituality—that type of stuff. Naturally, yoga fell into those categories. Some friends and I would practice yoga postures in the living room, outside, or wherever we happened to be hanging out. Over the

An Evening with Janet Connor

30 Mar No Comments admin Events

"I’ve been invited to many book group meetings, but never have I experienced such a delightful gathering of souls coming together to share the joys of deep soul writing. The food was incredible. The people were delightful. The space was beautiful. I need to hurry up and write another book

Golden Baked Curry Potatoes

30 Mar No Comments admin Main Dishes

Too easy and too delicious! Bake up while you can; the Florida heat is coming! 6 peeled and thickly julienned potatoes ¼ c ghee, melted (I would just use butter or oil) 1 T curry powder salt and pepper ¼ c chopped cilantro   Preheat oven to 350. Combine potatoes,

Speaking of Kundalini

29 Mar No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini

Kundalini 101 What is Kundalini? The question is best answered by experience, of course. In our Speaking of Kundalini column each month, we intend to cultivate a better understanding of the practice so that you will be encouraged to practice Kundalini Yoga and experience the benefits. Kundalini uses postures (asana),

Align and Be Well

27 Mar No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

The Fallout of Bad Posture Poor posture, slouching and slumping cause our bodies to absorb the daily stress of poor body mechanics. These stressors can result in muscle spasms, spinal misalignment and pain. The discs or cartilage between our vertebrae give our spine the flexibility to perform tasks. Repeated misaligned

Teacher Update: Mei

25 Mar No Comments admin Teacher Feature

We’ve had so much interest from our Yoga Village Community about Mei’s new baby girl. Here she is (or a picture, at least) and Mei’s update on when she will return to teaching: Carly Grace O’Brien January 2, 2011 12:58am  5lbs.10oz. Mama is well. Daddy Tim and big brothers Jack

Meditation for Challenging Times

15 Mar No Comments admin Meditation

Compassionate Prayer Our heart goes out to the victims of the earthquake in Japan. It is sometimes difficult to know how to react, what to do, how to feel when something of this magnitude happens in our global community. Yoga Bhajan encouraged us to meditate to keep our spirits aligned

Teacher Feature February 2011: Mable Smith

28 Feb No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into yoga? Curiosity got me into yoga, I saw a flyer in a herb shop and decided to try a class. I had been interested in yoga and here was my chance to check it out. This was in 1997; the class was at Tampa Bay Yoga

The Gift of Yoga: LOVE

25 Feb No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

"Thank you for taking time for you today" is a frequent remark my yoga instructor makes. Giving yourself the gift of a yoga practice is an act of love. Yoga impacts each yogi in an individual way, but there are also many universal benefits. 1. Blood Pressure- Increased circulation and oxygenation of the body through a consistent yoga practice decreases blood

Baked Cauliflower

15 Feb No Comments admin Main Dishes, Recipes

March Recipe Contest for $20 Gift Certificate Submit your recipe to be featured in the March newsletter! Selected recipe winner receives a $20 Yoga Village gift certificate. Enter your favorite recipe below for a chance to win! Quick and Healthy Side Dish We all know how good cruciferous vegetables are

Speaking of Kundalini

15 Feb No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini

Continuing our discussion of Kundalini attire, we’ll advance the topic of white clothing which is commonly worn by teachers and students. This will require your familiarity with the concept of an aura. Just as the earth has an electromagnetic field, so do you. This field can expand or contract, and

Sesame Glazed Carrots

1 Feb No Comments admin Recipes, Side Dishes

Quick Holiday Side Dish 10 carrots, sliced into thin sticks 2T olive oil 2T fresh ginger, grated 2t salt 2T sesame seeds 3T brown rice syrup ( can sub. Agave, honey, maple syrup, or molasses) Heat oil on medium. Stir carrots, ginger, salt and sesame seeds for 3-5 minutes. Add

Quick Pita Bread Pizzas

1 Feb No Comments admin Main Dishes, Recipes

These easy pita pizzas are great for holiday left-overs. Kids love them and can make their own. Spread some tomato or marinara sauce on a round of pita bread. Add your favorite toppings plus mozzarella, asiago or fontina cheeses (just about any cheese will do in a pinch). Broil until

Speaking of Kundalini

30 Jan No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini

A New Home for an Old Practice Yoga Village is the  premier Kundalini studio in Tampa Bay. Before opening 4 years ago, there were  teachers and students in the area who taught at various hatha studios, but it was part of our mission to offer them a place to call home.

Yoga Means Union…Right?

20 Jan No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

By Dana Layon What Does Yoga Mean? Ok, I know that yoga means union; Om is the sound of Oneness; when we practice we release judgment and expectation; and all yoga styles are born on the same principle of uniting with the Divinity within. Am I missing anything? Why then

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

7 Nov No Comments admin Recipes, Soups

Try this yummy fall soup from Vegetarian Times that keeps for days! 2 cups red lentils, sorted and rinsed 1 qt. low sodium vegetable broth 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 large carrots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1T curry

The Yoga of Service

6 Nov No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

A Tradition of Service For dedicated Yoga practitioners, and kind people everywhere, a life of service is the most rational way to leave this world a better place than they found it. "One of the easiest ways to help ourselves is to help another," said Linda Wilkerson, co-owner of Yoga

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