Teacher Feature November 2010: Lenka Imholz, Satya

3 Nov No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into Yoga? My first yoga impressions were of my mom standing on top of her head in a headstand in the middle of our living room. She introduced me to yoga during my school years but it wasn’t ’til my late twenties when I stepped onto a

Tres Colores Veggie Salad

9 Oct No Comments admin Recipes, Soups

Tres Colores Veggie Salad 1 c peeled sweet potato chunks, boiled until tender/firm 2 c broccoli florets, lightly steamed 1 c cherry tomatoes, sliced in half ½ bell pepper, thinly sliced ¼ c oil ¼ c minced fresh dill 3 T lemon juice 2 T honey 1 T dijon or

Split Pea Soup

9 Oct No Comments admin Recipes, Soups

This soup keeps well for a couple days. Make ahead and refridgerate, then heat and serve for quick lunches and dinner. Split Pea Soup* 2c dry split peas 10c water 3 large carrots 2 celery stalks 1 large onion 1t salt or to taste 1/2t pepper or to taste 1t barley

Morean Art Center To Display Margie’s Work

2 Oct No Comments admin Events, News

"The Morean Art Center will dedicate a gallery to Margie’s work during the annual members’ show starting Friday, September 3rd. Most of the work will be for sale with the receipts going to an annual members’ show award to the artist who best steps outside their normal media. We have

Teacher Feature October 2010: Cindy Bender

2 Oct No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into Yoga? I became aware of yoga in the late 1970’s, around the time I began a conscious spiritual journey, which includes regular prayer and meditation. I began yoga practice regularly when faced with a severe asthma condition. I developed a strong home practice, and practiced exclusively

Cool Mint Tea

13 Sep No Comments admin Drinks, Recipes

Mint Tea with Garden Herbs Though the summer wanes, it is still quite hot and humid. Stay hydrated with refreshing, cool mint. To save on power and keep off the stove, make your tea by steeping it in the sun in a glass jug with lid. Usually 6-8 hours is

The Yoga of Song: Kirtan

10 Sep No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga, Mantra and Music

  The Power of Voice If you have ever found yourself lost in the lyrics of a familiar song, singing to your heart’s content as you ride idle in a traffic jam, then you’ve entered the world of kirtan, albeit by metaphor. “Kirtan is a spiritual practice that originated in

Teacher Feature September 2010: Mei Tcshang

6 Sep No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into Yoga? My first Yoga postures rehabilitated me after I broke two vertebrae and a collar bone in a cycling crash during my senior year in college in 1988. I had already been suffering from severe low back and other pain, resulting from childhood gymnastics competition. When I

Updesh Kaur (Gail Dutton): Teacher Feature August 2010

30 Aug No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into yoga? When Where Why? I took my first Kundalini Yoga class at a local gym in Clearwater back in September of 2000. I had just received my degree in Business Management from Eckerd College and was starting on my efforts to quit smoking after almost 30

Summer Cleanse with Melon

21 Aug No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga, Recipes

Summer is a perfect time to cleanse using melons. Melons are like little scrubbing brushes for your intestines. Eat watermelon as a mono diet for detoxing and weight lost. Women for 4 days and Men 11 days. Eat as much as you like. Try it with a little black pepper

Three Commitments For Better Yoga And a Happier Life

16 Aug No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

In Yoga, commitment is the difference between success and failure. Here is a list of three commitments that will put you on the path to success. Practice The more you practice, the more you get out of it. Find ways to commit to an enjoyable asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing) practice. Make

Yoga Village Featured in Kundalini Article

2 Aug No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini

For a fresh look at Kundalini Yoga basics, check out this article by Lola Campbell in Examiner.com, Tampa Bay Edition. Yoga Village is featured as the local, go-to studio for Kundalini classes and teacher training. The article has links to important teachers in the Kundalini lineage and a video of

Who Is A Guru?

13 Jul No Comments admin Benefits of Yoga

The concept of guru is a mysterious one for Westerners. Too often we envision a bearded man in a loin cloth possessed of higher knowledge, perhaps sitting in a swamp like Yoda in Star Wars. Wisely, his knowldege is meted out to the worthy, one secret at a time.  Probably not. In fact,

Pineapple Rice Salad

10 Jul No Comments admin Recipes, Salads

Pineapple Rice Salad from the Vegetarian Family Cookbook 1c long grain brown rice 1/2c mayonnaise 1/2 lemon or lime, juiced 1/2t curry powder, more to taste 16 oz can pineapple chunks, drained or use fresh 2c bite-size broccoli, steamed until just tender 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips 8-oz package

Seashells in the Sand for Kids

2 Jun No Comments admin Main Dishes, Recipes

This is my kids’ favorite food, hands down! 1c whole wheat cous-cous pasta (use shell pasta to make it authentic seashells in the sand, but any shape works well) corn kernals (fresh or frozen) butter/margerine salt/pepper Cook cous-cous and pasta according to directions. Once cooked, combine in large pot with

Can Meditating Give You a Big Head?

25 May No Comments admin Meditation

Hopefully not, but it will increase the size of your brain. Several years ago, researchers at Yale, Harvard and MIT (no shortage of brains there) scanned the brains of experienced meditators and found it increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input.  Here’s

Our Own Beloved Maria Vosilla Passes 5/21

25 May No Comments admin News

Maria has been a part of the Yoga Village family since it’s inception. She was a much-loved Hot instructor and also worked at the desk. Her passing has been a personal loss for many of us at Yoga Village and we would like to extend our condolences to her family,

Everyday Salad Dressing

9 May No Comments admin Recipes, Salads

Eat Fresh, Cooling Summer Salads with This Homemade Dressing Take advantage of all the seasonal produce and make your own dressing for summer salads. This recipe was shared by our co-op organizer Durga Singer. 1/3 c olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1T grated fresh ginger 2T tamari 2T nutritional

Lisa Abernathy: Teacher Feature May 2010

6 May No Comments admin Teacher Feature

What got you into Yoga? When? Where? Why? I first did Yoga back in the ’80s when Yoga was just Yoga. There didn’t seem to be so many varieties and flavors. After a long sabbatical, and a child, I started taking classes again as a stay-at-home mom. I ended up

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