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Yoga Resources

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice. Needless to say there is much to learn. If you would like to further your understanding of yoga, below is a list of resources for your journey.

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The Art of the Yamas & Niyamas

Text by Monica Paredes, Art by Bruce Bowditch

These 10 inspirational cards were developed for teachers and students of yoga. One side depicts the essence of the yama or niyama with color, postures and symbolism in the details. The other side contains prose, which can be used as a reading to set the theme of a class or to inspire your own practice. Click here.

Barefoot Books
I purchase a large amount of books for my Parent & Toddler Yoga classes. Barefoot Books best matches our values and we really believe in their mission. My son loves the sumptuous illustrations and books that come with CDs. I appreciate the diverse and educational messages from each publication. We have a bilingual household and the wide selection of books in Spanish is important to us.

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Fine Art Jewelry by Donnabelle Designs.

Donnabelle DesignsDonnabelle Designs jewelry is an exploration of color, form and line by artist Donnabelle Casis. As a professional artist with an MFA in painting, Donnabelle is inspired by her love of color and fascination with organic forms to create jewelry that is vibrant, creative and contemporary. onnabelle is an acclaimed and award-winning artist (and my sister) who has developed these unique necklaces that energize or sooth, depending on the colors and stones of each piece. If you are looking for a meaningful gift for someone special, you'll like these.

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Yoga Books:

This link brings you to some books, which have inspired me. They range from books on health to philosophy to prenatal and women's issues. Any commissions from my partnership with Amazon help to support this Web site and free events. Thank you.

Complimentary Health:

BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective form of therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronized so that they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, these lines of communication become compromised, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental health. Reconnecting these lines of communication then enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process. BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to address many health problems, or seamlessly integrated into any health care system to increase its effectiveness and promote faster healing.

Qigong  is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation. Visualizations are employed to enhance the mind/body connection and assist healing. Regular practice of qigong can: 1) prevent and treat illness; 2) reduce stress & establish balance; and 3) integrate mind/body/spirit & bring peace.

I can't say enough wonderful things about San Antonio's Jackie McLaughlin, a licensed massage therapist skilled in the above modalities. You can reach her at www.jmtherapies.com.

Breathwalk is the science of combining specific patterns of breathing synchronized with your walking steps and enhanced with the art of directed, meditative attention. Breathwalk is simple, natural and effective. Once you know how to choose and do a breathing pattern as you walk, you will have an immediate path to physical and mental fitness. The Yoga Place's Rohna York is one of only two teacher trainers in the country. Call (210) 404-9600.

If massages seem out of your budget, look into your local massage therapy schools. San Antonio's Academy for Massage Therapy: Since 1996, offering high-quality massage education as well as affordable, effective massage therapy through their student clinic. Their expanded services include spa body treatments and other hydrotherapy treatments given by students at greatly discounted prices.

Yogic Recipes:

Goblin Granola
6 cups oats, rolled (raw)
1cup almond slivers
3/4 cup sesame seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup cranberries - dried.

Preheat oven to 300. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat warm the honey, molasses, oil, and vanilla. Add to the dry mixture and spread evenly on an oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so until evenly and lightly browned.
From: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Fresh Apple Gingerbread

A moist and deeply satisfying Gingerbread with a light Lemon Sauce.

1/2 cup butter -- softened
2 large eggs
2/3 cup molasses
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1/3 cup milk or soya milk
1 1/4 cups grated apple

Cream butter, eggs and molasses well. Combine the dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk to the butter mixture. Stir in the grated apple. Pour into a lightly sprayed 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the pan and then remove and cool on a wire rack. Serve with whip cream, whipped tofu or Lemon Sauce
From: Mary-Jo.com Fit for Life (get nutrition tips, too)

More yogic & holistic recipes from: lifepositive.com

Yoga Web sites:

These sites range from online magazines to studios. There are great links in which to find more yoga information and materials.


Yoga Journal

Yoga Basics

Yoga Research and Education Center

Yoga Finder



Kripalu Yoga Center

Anusara Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga Studio

Sivananda Om Page

Next Generation Yoga

Current class offerings:

Austin Kula Yoga

Places at which I've taught:

Monroe Street Movement Space
Hoboken, NJ

Movement Space

In Sabina Retreat Center
Terni, Italy

Spectrum Clubs
San Antonio, TX

Run Gear Run
San Antonio, TX

Destination Maternity
San Antonio, TX

NEISD Community Education
San Antonio, TX

The Yoga Place
San Antonio, TX

Yoga Center of Collinsville
Collinsville, CT

Farmington Dance
Farmington, CT

BodyWorks Studio
Tempe, AZ

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