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Video Blog: 3 Most Confusing Nutrition Topics: Carbs, Fats, Labels

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTCWrP6rIGQ] Today’s video blog a little sneak peak of the topic we’ll be covering in our first Nutrition workshop @ Yoga in the Heights: The 10 Misconceptions about Good Nutrition. There is SO much conflicting and confusing information out there regarding what’s healthy and what’s not. It’s enough to make you give up! But hang in there… In this

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Labeling vs Logos: How to decode your food label.

by Lara Zakaria SO much conflicting and confusing information exists out there about what’s healthy and what’s not. “Eat more whole grains!” vs. “grains are bad for you!” “Fat is bad for you!” vs. “Eat more fat!” “Low fat dairy can help you lose weight.” vs. “Dairy is unhealthy and milk is only for baby cows!” It’s enough to make

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Ayurvedic Tips for Transitioning into Fall

by Karen Mandell What is Ayurveda? Ayur = Life Veda=Knowledge Ayurveda = The Knowledge of Life. Ayurveda is sometimes referred to as the “sister science to yoga”. It is a holistic system of nutrition, medicine and healing. Autumn is a time of major transformation in the environment around us. And the changes in nature around us always affects our nature

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Nutrition 101

By Lara Zakaria, Yoga in the Heights in-house Nutritionist Probably one of the most common questions I get as a nutritionist, is “What’s a good diet?” The majority of people I talk to realize they need to pay better attention to what they’re putting into their body. However, many are confused as to what constitutes a balanced diet. In order

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Mouth-Watering Kale Salad Recipe

By Jessica Namit As a yoga teacher, it’s very important to me to provide options for students. Doing so gives students the freedom to be themselves and make the practice their own. It can be very freeing when the teacher provides options, whether suggesting baby cobra or upward dog when moving through sun salutations, hands at heart center or reaching

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What does COMMUNITY mean to you?

By Bridget Fujioka As Stephanie and I tackled the everyday aspects of getting our new location in the Jersey City Heights up and running (we actually have a spreadsheet called the MAC DADDY TO DO LIST.xls) we always come back to the core of what we are building at Yoga in the Heights: a community.  This concept of community, a

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Chocolate-Banana Vegan Pudding Pops

It’s almost Labor Day, folks, and temperatures in Jersey City will soon be dropping! Are you ready to pull out your fall sweaters and skinny jeans? Here’s a guilt-free end of the summer frozen indulgence. This recipe is by one of our Yoga in the Heights community members and teacher, Jessica Howse! Chocolate-Banana Vegan Pudding Pops There’s nothing like a cool

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What’s up with the Granola giveaway?

This past week, during yoga classes at Yoga in the Heights, we handed out little packs of homemade granola to the first 10 students who arrived to the pop-up yoga space at 346 Central Avenue. Every week we are at the pop-up location, Yoga in the Heights will be giving away a new ‘gift’ to our yoga students as an offering

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