Ashley took it back this week in her YoStrong (yoga with weights) class, check out her all 90’s R&B/ Hip Hop Playlist! We love to kick it old school at Wanderlust.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Tha Crossroads
Blackstreet- No Diggity
Warren G- Regulate
Montel Jordan- This is How We do It
Young MC- Bust A Move
Bell Biv DeVoe- Poison
Run DMC- It’s Tricky
Tag Team- Whoomp There it Is
House of Pain- Jump Around
Salt N Pepa- Whatta Man
Keith Sweat- Twisted
KC and Jo Jo- All My Life
Whitney Houston- I will always Love You
Join Jo this Thursday, Nov. 15th for a FREE yoga with weights class at 6:30pm to the beats of Michael Jackson. Bring your friends, family, anyone that wants to spend Thursday night getting their sweat and stretch on while jamming to MJ’s greatest tunes of all time!
By Hilly Flora
Happy Fall everyone! We are now officially in the season of turning inward for knowledge, truth and a well-deserved time of rest after all the fun and activity of summer. This is the season to release what you no longer need. During this time of introspection, release and building (tissue and mental/emotional framework) I find some insights from traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda help me find ease and comfort as I ready for another amazing round of creation, witnessing and immense energetic output of the New Year.
We finally had a bit of a cold front in Austin so it now feels appropriate to write about the season, a recipe that promotes healthy digestion and vascular health and to give you the low down on our upcoming 200hour YA Registered Teacher Training.
Over the next couple of months Ben and I will be putting the finishing touches on our revamped 200 hour Teacher Training at Wanderlust Yoga. This training is for those who want to immensely deepen their practice and become certified to teach nationwide. This training is the product of over 15 years of study, practice, travel and over 9 years publicly teaching yoga. We are so excited to bring our in-depth knowledge (over 1000 certified/documented hours) of physical anatomy training and ceaseless desire to help others understand and utilize the practice of yoga to our amazing group of trainees.
Because yoga is not only a physical practice we are equally looking forward to the philosophical discussions that our in-depth readings bring about. There is really so much transformation that happens in the 8weeks of training that I cannot hope to make a complete list of what you will learn, but below is a short list of some of what you can hope to understand through Nadi Yogi Teacher Training. If you would like further details like times, days and how to apply please visit our training page.
Pranayama (breath control)
The Traditional 8 limbs of Yoga
Proper alignment and how to verbally and physically adjust postures
Traditional Buddhist meditation techniques
Ayurvedic Dosha assessment and counseling
Pre/Post Natal/fertility awareness
Effective and conscious sequencing
Building a home practice
Assessment of Postural distortions and corrections
Public speaking and holding energetic space for others
Identifying and healing injury
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the fall is ruled by the element of Metal bringing into mind the blank of method, structure, discipline and logic. The major organs of Autumn/Metal are the lungs and the Large intestine. Both of these organs have to do with letting go of what no longer serves you and making room for/preparing for what does. The skin is also associated with Metal and I highly recommend getting into the habit of dry brushing to aide this most important organ in eliminating toxins and absorbing nutrients.
Ayurveda views the fall as the season of Vata (air + ether). When Vata is not in balance from poor diet, inadequate sleep, stress or environment it leads to constipation, gas, insomnia, dry skin and in some cases sciatic pain. Feelings of anxiety and loneliness are also common, especially if your predominant dosha is Vata.
Eating seasonally is one way to ensure a healthy transition through seasons. Here is a recipe for roasted brussel sprouts, golden beets and turnips. These are the roots that I was lucky enough to receive in our CSA but if you are shopping feel free to substitute sweet potatoes, red beets, pumpkin or add anything that you really like. In addition to this simple dish I recommend drinking fresh slivers of ginger steeped in hot water with lemon throughout the day.
I hope you enjoy the recipe and have a lovely and nurturing autumn. Cheers to you building the life you want.
10-12 large brussel sprouts quartered
5-6 small golden beets halved
5-6 small turnips halved
Extra virgin olive oil to coat (2 table spoons-ish)
Pink Himalayan salt to taste (please do not use iodized salt, it is poison)
1-2 table spoons Nooch (nutritional yeast flakes, high in B-12)
Preheat the oven to 450
Through everything in a bowl and mix with your hands to cover all the veggies in oil and seasoning
Spear in one layer over a cookie sheet and pop in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Stir around and re-distribute in an even layer once or twice.
I love it when the leaves from the sprouts get crispy, if you are not so into that 20min will give you nice tender texture for all veggies.
Remove from the oven and chow.
For questions please contact Hilly: Hilly@NadiYogi.com
We are honored and thrilled that the incredible Janet Stone will be coming to our studio THIS Sunday, October 21st for a Divine Play workshop from 2-4:30pm. We have taken classes from Janet for years at Wanderlust Festival, and it is a dream come true to have her now here in Austin at our home. Sign up at http://wanderlustyoga.com/workshops/ to reserve your spot. You don’t want to miss this!
It is that time of year again friends, Austin City Limits! In honor of this glorious occasion check out one of our instructor Ashley’s current YoStrong playlist inspired by all the incredible musicians. Enjoy!
Snow- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dog Days are Over- Florence and the Machine
Everlasting Light- The Black Keys
Don’t Say Nuthin- The Roots
Howlin’ For You- The Black Keys
I’m Shakin’- Jack White
Radio Retaliation- Thievery Corporation
Midnight City- M83
Boys & Girls- Alabama Shakes
Old Pine- Ben Howard
New Slang- Shins
Things Are Changin’- Gary Clark Jr.
New to yoga? Looking to refine your practice or dive deeper into each posture and the breathe? Then Leah Cullis’s Yoga Basic Series is for you. Join her this Wednesday, October 3rd at 7-8:30pm for the first part of the 4 week series. Sign up now to reserve your spot! http://wanderlustyoga.com/workshops/
Ganesh Fest is right around the corner! There are still tickets available for you to purchase at http://austinyogatribe.org/ganeshfest-2012/. We are donating our space for this event as a fundraiser for The Austin Yoga Tribe Global Seva Challenge. This tribe aims to raise funds and awareness to combat sexual trafficking in India. Your donations will go directly towards sustainable. local, vetted NGOs who assist in eradicating some of the root causes of sexual trafficking, as well as assisting those who have been liberated with both counseling services and job skills.
At Wanderlust LIVE we are incorporating more and more live music into our classes. We are in the live music capital of the world, surrounded by some of the most talented musicians and yoga instructors. The combination of the two creates an experience unlike any other. From Phoebe Hunt, to the Austin Bhakti Kirtan Tribe, to Ron Crose and Fred Mitchim, we have already had some incredible musicians walk through our doors. If you are a musician and interested in joining us come by the studio, we look forward to collaborating. Stay tuned for live music class schedules through our newsletters and social media. Come to Wanderlust LIVE to breathe in and rock out.
- You can park free in the lot behind our building during the evenings and all day and night on the weekends. The lot is located off San Jacinto in between 4th and 5th street.
- During the weekdays, you can park in the Convention Center parking garage at 2nd and Brazos. Wanderlust LIVE will help sponsor your parking so you will only have to pay $1 for parking up to 2 hours. There is also metered street parking.
- Be kind to our environment and walk, ride your bike or carpool!