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Video Blog: Managing Seasonal Stress

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBwkK9bnpPI] by Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC The holidays for most of us are a stressful time of year. This month’s workshop will address exactly how to deal with the stress- from both a nutrition and yogic perspective. Fall can be a challenging time- between changes with work, the beginning of a new school year and even the changes in

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Fighting Off A Cold

By Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC Being sick sucks. I know this, you know this… so why don’t we just avoid it to begin with? When we get sick, it’s usually due to a combination of factors that result in a weakened immune system which then allows a virus or bacteria to multiply and wreak havoc. I like to compare your

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Get to Know Karen Mandell RYT 500

Karen has been with us since the spring of 2014. She’s been practicing yoga since 1998 as a means to escape her fast paced life as a fashion executive in New York City. But being just a student of yoga wasn’t enough. She was called to teaching and received her 200-hr certification from the Bright Spirit Teacher Training program at

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Comforting Butternut Squash Risotto with Peas

By Jessica Namit Mindfully transitioning from one pose to another is key in yoga. For example, when we move from child’s pose to downward dog, we first come onto all fours, curl the toes under, then lift our hips towards the sky while pressing through the back of the thighs and grounding through the hands and the feet. Of course

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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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