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August 20, 2018

Yoga Collective Newsletter #1

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There’s several cool things happening this week.

So, I thought I’d turn this into a newsletter-style post.

Highlights…

  1. Nut slice recipe
  2. Chair yoga, starting Monday (tomorrow)
  3. Libertine Tea available in shop
  4. New Yoga Collective mats are coming
  5. Earning free gifts from the shop
  6. Poem – “She Let Go”

 

Nut Slice Recipe

nut slice recipe

This slice is healthy, delicious, and gives you lots of energy to kick-start your day.

In fact, I love having this slice every morning, for breakfast, because it’s so quick to eat.

When you’re making this slice, the entire house is filled with an amazing aroma!

Here’s how to make it…

Nuts & Seeds
Mix the following nuts, seeds, and coconut, together:

  • 2 cups of nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil, any mixture)
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of fine coconut
  • ¾ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ cup of sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup sesame seeds (or chia, or flaxseeds)

Mash Ingredietns

In a pot add the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups (280g) dates
  • 3 tbsp (60g) honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water

Simmer, with a lid on, for about 10 minute, until dates are soft.

Then mix in coconut oil and salt:

  • ½ cup (120g) coconut oil
  • pinch salt

Now, mash together, using a fork.

Finally… 
Add the nuts & seeds into the mash, and press into a tin.

Refrigerate overnight.

Once set, slice into smaller bars, ready to eat, when you’re on the run.

Optional
When I’m feeling indulgent, I love to add a few pieces of dark chocolate to the mash.

 

Chair Yoga, Mondays 11am

Just a quick reminder, regular chair yoga classes start tomorrow:

==> Chair Yoga, Mondays 11am

Don’t forget, if you’ve never been to Yoga Collective before, you can come along for a free week.

Also, if you’ve previously registered for a free week – and you couldn’t make it – you’re welcome to come along and try this class for free.

 

Libertine Tea is Now Available

Those who arrive a few minutes before class, get to enjoy a nice warm cup of Tea.

Many of you have asked where to get the Libertine Tea – especially the Kapow! – with the Chilly ‘kick’.

It’s now available for purchase at class, and will be added to the shop, in the next few days.

New Yoga Mats

I’m super excited to announce the new Yoga Collective mats, designed by me (and Wynne).

Come and take it for a test drive, next time you come to class.

These mats are made of high quality, soft cork, with a natural rubber base.

The lines are perfect for helping you to align yourself, when doing certain yoga poses.

(I only have the prototype, at the moment. But I’ll be taking pre-orders for them, shortly.)

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Earn Free Gifts from the Shop

We’ve got some really cool gifts in the store. For example: salt lamps, oil diffusers, soy candles, teas, and lots more to come.

When your friends register & come along for a free week, you earn points, which can be redeemed at the shop.

More details here:

==> yogacollective.nz/rewards

 

Poem – “She Let Go”

This is a moving poem I have read in recent classes.

Many of you asked for a copy…

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

“She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.”

– Rev. Safire Rose

Have an awesome week!

See you soon, in class.

Cheers,

Lauren

 

 

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