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Quote of the Month

"Live for Love & Love will Live for You"

~ Anonymous


Recipe of the month

~ Pear Leek Bisque ~

6 Large Leeks (split, rinsed and thinly sliced)
3 Medium Potatos (peeled & cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 can Pear Halves in 100% juice (1lb 13oz can)
3 (14 ozCans) Low Sodium Vegetable or Chicken Broth
1 Cup Soy Milk

Chives for garnish


1. Saute leeks with 1 TBSP olive oil or water for 3 minutes over medium high heat.

2. Add potatoes and saute for another 2 minutes.

3. Add the juice from the pears and all the broth to your potatos and leeks.

4. Bring to a boil and simmer with a cover on the pot for 20 minutes.

5. Puree the canned pears in a blender and set aside.

6. After simmering for 20 minutes strain the soup into a colander, making sure to reserve the broth in a large bowl or pan.

7. Puree the leek/potato mixture adding some of the broth if needed.

8. Mix the pureed veggies, pureed pears and broth in a large pot and add the soy milk. Cook 5 minutes more to blend flavors and you are done. Can be served hot or cold. Serve with chives as garnish. ~ ENJOY ~

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Asana of the month:

Crescent Pose


  • Stretches the hips, especially the iliopsoas muscle.
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys.
  • Therapeutic for preventing and treating back & hip

How to do this pose:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Stand with your spine lengthened and your shoulders relaxed.

2. Inhale & Step your right foot forward and bend your right knee as you reach the arms overhead.

3. Allow the left leg to straighten and with your left heel lifted off the floor and your feet parallel, lengthen your left leg
    all the way through the left heel.

4. Breathe each breath in through the nose and visualize the breath traveling all through the left hip and out through
     the heel.

5. As you are here, be sure to lengthen the spine and create space between your ears and shoulders by sliding the
    shoulders downward toward the hips.

6. When you are ready to come out of this pose, gently slide the left leg forward to meet the right. Allow your chest to
     drop toward your thighs in a forward bend then slowly roll your spine up to standing.

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Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Michael Buble'
The self titled CD from the crooner for the new century. It's amazing!

Book ~ The Anatomy Coloring Book
For everyone who is interested in learning the location & function of the bones, muscles and organs of the body and more. It is a must for all fitness teachers, students and I highly recommend it.

Something to Think About:

Do you give yourself the gift of positivity?

Throughout your day take moments to assess if you are your own best friend or your worst critic. Take note of whether you have supportive, positive people around you, and whether you play this role in the lives of those most important to you.

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Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 11 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Bread, Zipping, Giving)

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