And why not? We are all witnessing absolute absurdity as we approach the 2016 Presidential election, which makes the oddities of everyday life seem completely normal these days. I'm not someone who cares to speak much about politics. Every human being knows how to relate with other beings harmoniously and what kind of person can lead an entire country successfully, even if that knowledge is buried underneath heaps and piles of conditioned, judgmental ignorance. So I ask myself, how can I be a contribution to society at this moment in time? That's when I realize I'm right where I need to be. The changes must come from within each of our
Did you just say "Yoga, Acupuncture, Raw Chocolate, & Aromatherapy"??? A Spring Renewal just for you!
Join Thomas Richardson, Licensed Acupuncturist and I on a sensory journey to detoxify, relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. The journey will begin with an intentional vinyasa and restorative aroma yoga practice transitioning into a detoxifying acupuncture protocol during savasana or seated meditation (you choose!). After the acupuncture, we’ll enjoy a tasting of organic raw chocolates and have time to enjoy tea, explore the grounds, journal and take in the view.
Ease your transition from Winter to Spring by joining us on Sunday, April 3rd, 1-3:30pm at Vista Cielo, a breathtaking space overlooking the valley, located in the north Boulder foothills.
Sign-up early to secure your space! We can only accept 12 attendees. Register by sending in your payment by clicking here! http://www.lianacameris.com/support.html
Investment: $65 if signed up by March 15th, $75 after March 15th
Starting the week of February 15th, I'll be teaching the following classes at Amana Yoga Boulder:
Tuesdays: 12pm all levels vinyasa
5:30pm intermediate vinyasa
Thursdays: 5:30pm intermediate vinyasa
If you are newer to the practice, feel free to come to any of those classes as I have extensive experience in teaching to all levels despite the focus. =) Hope to see you on your mat!
Some have called me a yoga midwife...and I find that most fitting. I feel pure joy in the opportunity to guide someone in their first breaths of yoga, to demystify their preconceived ideas and realign any misperceptions they have about the practice. I can see their being illuminate as they begin to grasp what yoga is all about, and take their first conscious steps on the path of awakening. For these reasons, I'm truly grateful to be offering this very special Beginner's workshop at the top of the New Year in Boulder, CO at Amana Yoga. Registration at www.amanayogaboulder.com
In Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari is a tri-doshic, balancing, easy to digest and delicious comfort dish made from basmati rice, mung beans, spices & optional veggies. It can used to cleanse the internal body of ama, especially during the winter months when juice/raw cleanses aren't ideal in colder temperatures. Quick lesson - Ama is toxic, undigested food residue that accumulates in the organs and channels of the body. It impairs the systems of the body from working well. This is why good digestion is step one in Ayurveda. If digestion is sluggish, ama is created. And excess ama leads to major health disorders, mental sluggishness, skin issues, lethargy…the list goes on and on. The way I prepared it here is far from the way it would be made for a cleanse, yet it is still quite balancing.
Now if you're anything like me when it comes to deciding between having Indian or Thai, you know that can be a difficult choice. I've come up with a kitchari recipe that's a fusion of the two cuisines…and absolutely delicious!
Melt the ghee in a large pot and simmer (don't burn!) the seeds until you can smell their aroma. Add the rice and beans and coat them in the spice mixture. Then add enough water to cover one inch above the rice and beans, about 4.5-5 cups. Bring to a boil, then cover. Cook on medium-low for about 20 minutes. When about half the water has been absorbed, add the veggies and stir. Re-cover and cook until the rice and beans are fully cooked. Add the coconut milk, stir and serve with a wedge of lime…Om Anapoorna Swaha!
Though it was ever so bittersweet to move away from my friends, students, clients and all the beautiful beings I had grown so close with over the years in Philadelphia and NYC, I'm super stoked about where I've landed. I accepted a position with VPK in Boulder, managing the new flagship store, in addition to my yoga teaching and Access Bars practice.
Ayurveda is translated as the knowledge of life. Life is defined as the “combination of the body, sense organs, mind and soul; the factor responsible for preventing decay and death, which sustains the body over time, and guides the processes of rebirth." It's a pretty awesome new concept - an Ayurveda shop offering powerful, high-quality formulations of herbs, oils, teas, and skin care in conjunction with a yoga studio offering Vinyasa, Yin, Nidra, Restorative and Forrest classes aligned with the daily dosha cycle. This place is a haven for anyone seeking to be in harmony and balance within themselves and with nature, and I'm really excited to be a part of it.
If you're in the area, do stop in and say hi! We're located at 2035 Broadway (@ Broadway and Pearl). I'll be teaching one of the classes at Amana Yoga soon...so stay tuned!
In great health & radiance, Om Shanti! =)
I've been asked this question quite frequently. Most people are really asking, how many classes should I go to each week? But instead they ask how often they should practice yoga. My answer? All the time! The practice of yoga is not just about moving into postures and breathing and stretching. It's about increasing awareness, and creating the environment within us to experience a unification of inner and outer worlds; a merging of the observer and the observed.
Speaking about this practically, we pay more attention to each inhale and each exhale. We pay attention to our posture, how we are aligning our skeleton and where we are holding tension. We notice what our inner attitude is at any given moment and the tone of our thoughts. What kind of conversation is going on inside the mind…is there a drunken monkey up there? Or naysayer Nancy? Is how we're expressing ourselves in resonance with our authentic self?
We can practice continuously, whether on a yoga mat or walking down the street, whether dancing at an EDM festival or out on a hot date.
So keep practicing! <3
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,