Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Los Angeles is going to have a new yoga home for pregnant women and new moms! Please join me and other members of our LA yoga and birth support communities for a FREE Opening Meditation & Bash, and help us celebrate the birth of the MA YOGA studio for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond.
RSVP now to sign up for complimentary mini-sessions with amazing practitioners who focus on women's wellness. Spaces will fill up so let us know and we'll write you in.
You don’t have to be pregnant to come! We welcome anyone who supports us and our intention to create a comfortable place where women can enjoy their journey into motherhood with Anusara yoga and much more, including birth prep classes, access to an amazing support system and a kitchen and couches where people can eat and chat before and after classes.
1-1:30 Opening Meditation with Jessica Jennings
1:30-5:00 Organic, delicious food provided with love by jules blaine davis/renaissance mamas
2:00-5:00 FREE mini-sessions with practitioners of:
THAI YOGA MASSAGE: Erica Lee, LMT, Melt Therapy
ACUPUNCTURE: Elizabeth Bachner, LM, CPM, L.Ac.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: Deborah Gleisner, ND, Naturopathic Doctor/Certified Midwife
PRENATAL/POSTNATAL/THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Sara Pereira. LMT
CHINESE MEDICAL CONSULTATION: Abigail Morgan, L.Ac.
BREASTFEEDING INFO & CONSULTATION: Roza Baghdassarian, RN
YOGA THERAPEUTICS: Jessica Jennings, MS, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor
3:00-3:30 Empower Yourself in the Kitchen Workshop: Jules Blaine Davis
5:00-5:30 Playful Anusara yoga practice
Please go to www.MaYoga.com for directions and more details about each practitioner, info and resources for pregnant women and new moms, our class schedule, photos and our birth story.
MA YOGA for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond
Bini Birth Loft Space
5355 Cartwright Ave., Unit 313
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sunday, September 12, 2010
1 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 cup dried cranberries, raisins or chocolate chips or a combination there of (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans, liberally. (See those pictures of the cakesinside their non-stick pans? Yup, they’re pretty much hanging out in there for the time being.) Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.
Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt, as well as nuts, chocolate chips and/or dried fruit, if using.
Stir this into the egg mixture. Divide the batter into prepared pans.
Bake loaves for 60 minutes, plus or minus ten, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Muffins will bake far more quickly, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
1 pound wide egg noodles
1 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
2 pounds full-fat cottage cheese, creamed or large curd
1 1/2 - 2 sticks (1 cup or 8 ounces) melted unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Dash of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Parboil the noodles (five to seven minutes). In a very large bowl beat eggs until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, then the cottage cheese, butter and vanilla. Stir in the drained noodles. Pour into a 9×13-inch pan. Bake for 1 - 1 1/2 hours (depending on your oven), or until kugel is set
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
creating & sharing tradition with ocean is the most delicious time for me during the holidays... with the jewish new year reflecting upon us tonight and for the next few days... i am given the best gift: this incredible opportunity to recreate what it all means each year and now with my kin by my side... piece by piece, apple in the honey, pomegranate seeds and all the blessings... everything can be ritual, alive, a scent map to something deep & meaningful inside us... another moment to steep in letting go, bringing in, manifesting & watering the soil of what we are loving & growing ... and what we are ready to say 'don't let the door hit you on the way out!'....