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Montreal, CA

Kreg is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, international presenter and kinesiologist (exercise science). All of his classes integrate a purposeful, meditative quality to allow for an experience of connection and reflection while the body explores expansion and renewal.

Striving to share his passion for Yoga, Kreg was inspired in 2004 to co-create MyYogaOnline.com, which has grown to become a thriving production company and the leading global resource for online yoga videos.

With his extensive background in anatomy and physiology, Kreg feels privileged to be able to empower students with practices that are educational, engaging and accessible. Through integrity-driven classes, Kreg aims to provide students with the tools to pursue a unique, confident practice where asanas, pranayama, and meditation interact collectively to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.

 

More About Me

My Occupation is
Yoga Teacher and Kinesiologist

My hobbies/interests are
yoga, vegetarian cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering

One secret that helps me to stay healthy is
it is ALL small stuff - breathe, flow and let go

My wellness goals are
seeking more and more knowledge about nutrition including alkaline diets

I see myself achieving my wellness goals by
making time to schedule in dedicated meal planning and finding more extensive sources for buying whole foods

My inspirations are
conscious breathing and settling into layers of unforced stillness

A little more about me
Visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KregWeissYoga

Recent Posts

    • post-Karma Yoga salad inspired by Thrive Diet

      July 23, 2011 at 1:40pm

      post-Karma Yoga salad inspired by Thrive Diet

      I had the pleasure of volunteering today at the community garden - we were assigned the grand task of removing several dozen dying wild rose bushes. I was given the job of taking an axe to the roots (which resisted every moment and whack). The older folk offered their delightful entertainment as they shared their insights on how they liked seeing the 'young ones' being put to work.

      After a few pounds of sweat, I am convinced that any decent 'get fit' program must include regular gardening - the complete feeling of being whipped and fatigue is evidence to that.

      So now recharging and muscle recovery is the task at hand of which I have been inspired to make a medium glycemic salad with clean proteins. The Thrive Diet's guidance on alkaline-forming nutrition helped bring this meal together. Much of the ingredients have been joyfully picked fresh today from the garden plot.

      Organic Quinoa Summer Mix
      *cooked quinoa
      *cucumber
      *zucchini
      *romaine lettuce
      *coriander
      *red onions and tops
      *beet stems (when finely chopped, has a nice 'celery' texture)
      *raw walnuts
      *raisins
      *slightly steamed green beans and snap peas
      *dressing with olive oil, mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, pepper, sea salt, and cumin

      [pardon the lack of measurements - I rarely measure as I just prepare and cook 'organically']

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        • garden yoga

          July 17, 2011 at 9:24am

          garden yoga

          wonderful summer day stimulating the flow of prana in the community garden

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            • Getting your core fluid on Father's Day

              June 19, 2011 at 9:32am

              Getting your core fluid on Father's Day

              Had a wonderful time teaching a warming Hatha yoga class at Lululemon Ste. Catherine's (Montreal) this morning. Delightful group of people with lots of gracious feedback. Look forward to teaching there again and at other locations.

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                • Getting nutritional boost with Vega!

                  June 18, 2011 at 1:18pm

                  Getting nutritional boost with Vega!

                  Very excited to find out that I am now an ambassador for the wonderful team at Vega (http://myvega.com/). Going to have fun sharing my genuine love for their products and my experiences with exploring a plant-based diet. Also excited to see Vega being featured again this week in MyYogaOnline's Tuesday Yoga giveaway.

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                    • In a gentle way, you can shake the world~Gandhi

                      June 12, 2011 at 8:48am

                      In a gentle way, you can shake the world~Gandhi

                      one of my joyful ways to 'shake the world' - growing your own food!

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                        • Adopt a Space (and get toned)

                          March 21, 2011 at 11:00am

                          Adopt a Space (and get toned)

                          Spring broke through enough yesterday to jump back into cleaning up the park and neighborhood. 2 hour marathon of squats and lunges picking up seasonal trash. Legs and butt feeling joyfully fried today. Such a great sensation tidying up the area ... 10+ bags of trash and found a pair of gloves that cleaned up just fine!

                          I totally encourage everyone to adopt a space this spring and all year long - doesn't matter how big, or how small:
                          *street area in front of your home
                          *local park
                          *your usual bus stop (great way to kill some time while waiting)

                          Why I do it?
                          *putting out a positive vibe to the community and ideally inspiring others to participate in some fashion
                          *supporting the environment and wildlife by removing harmful/toxic materials
                          *provides a great workout in the outdoors

                          Keep an eye open for spring community events in your area and join in the spring cleanup! Don't wait for city workers to come by - be an active member of your community and show your love for the environment.

                          Man, I need some yoga for my thighs and hips.

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                            • Take in breath, take in some nature today.

                              March 7, 2011 at 7:41am

                              Take in breath, take in some nature today.

                              Happy Monday everyone - make this a great day and a great week.

                              • Yes, lets do!

                                about 3 years ago in Oklahoma City, US

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                              • Kicking the sweet tooth the healthy way

                                February 22, 2011 at 12:09pm

                                Kicking the sweet tooth the healthy way

                                I tried out this Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie recipe (with major modifications) - turned out really well:

                                *high fiber / high in antioxidants / gluten free / tons of nutrients AND tastes really good especially when needing to toast a sweet craving ... due to dried fruit and honey, it is higher on the glycemic index level, so perfect pre or post workout food to saturate muscles with glycogen/fuel ... you could add raw nuts to lower the glycemic index and increase protein level - also could add ground flax seed to add a boost of omega 3 oils (which also will lower the glycemic index a touch)

                                Vegan Chocolate Cookies:

                                *in food processor, 1 cup dry dates and half cup raisins ... process until tiny bits
                                *add to processor, 2 cups oatmeal, half cup unsweetened coconut, half tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt
                                *blend like crazy - it will turn into a course powder
                                *add 4 tbsp honey - blend more
                                *add quarter cup of unsweetened apple sauce
                                **process and should start to bind into a 'dough'
                                *once it comes together into a ball, remove from processor to a mixing bowl
                                *stir in half cup of cacao nibs or finely chopped 70% + dark chocolate

                                [*I used dark chocolate - I blended in processor to start and removed to add at end]

                                **roll into balls and lightly flatten - chill and enjoy!

                                Took less than 20 minutes! And this was experimenting. Next time I will throw in some ground flax seed to boost the health benefits. I have to admit they look a lot like little hamburgers! Healthy sweets = nom nom

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                                  • Yoga and Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis

                                    February 7, 2011 at 6:00am

                                    Received an inquiry about yoga for a teen with JRA needing joint strength and stability: what types of yoga should she do and not do. My recommendations:

                                    *the yoga 'industry' is really pushing 'workout' style classes like vinyasa and hot yoga ... in my opinion, these are very advanced classes and require ample experience as well as mental maturity (doing it for the right reason and also developing kinesthetic awareness to avoid acute/chronic injuries) ... far too many people are doing these classes without the right level of fitness and experience

                                    *with JRA, i believe one needs to be mindful to not generate inflammation hence avoidance of lots of friction in the joints - i learned in kinesiology courses that exercises that involve isometric contractions are more ideal for those with JRA (contracting muscles without shortening of muscles versus isotonic - muscles shorten and joint motion occurs)

                                    **my recommendations since the focus for her needs to be joint stability while retaining mobility (and reduced inflammation):

                                    -avoid hot yoga and vinyasa flows ... although vigorous and strengthening, there is too much heat and sheer forces generated in joints - as well, these require a significant amount of time for foundation building to perform with integrity and mindfulness

                                    -avoid yin yoga ... although very static and controlled, these flows can be very deep into connective tissues and make issues of joint laxity worse ... there is usually little to no application of strength conditioning in these flows which is opposite to what she needs

                                    -avoid kundalini ... again, often incorporates many rapid movements that could be contraindicating

                                    -I would direct her to beginner/moderate hatha classes - as a beginner/moderate level class, the teachers 'should' be mindful that the majority of people have limited flexibility - therefore the emphasis will be on mild to moderate stretching combined with slow moving or static yoga poses ... many hatha teachers enjoy adding static strengthening poses to warm the body (versus vinyasa teachers that utilize flowing sun salutations) ... by doing hatha, she will develop a foundation of understanding poses and breath, will be slow enough for her to listen to her body and make necessary modifications, will not be so advanced in terms of flexibility as to be counterproductive in controlling laxity, many strength poses are held longer than vinyasa classes so these poses will be more isometric in nature versus isotonic

                                    an example of an appropriate style of class that offers conditioning:
                                    http://www.myyogaonline.com/videos/yoga/flowing-from-the-core

                                    • I have a teen with JRA and he is relapsing after 15 months in remission.
                                      He does very little in terms of stretching, and we have a hard time getting him to exercise.
                                      Could you recommend some specific poses that I could work on with him
                                      to do on a daily basis, i.e. 15 min. morning and or evening to promote joint flexibiity.
                                      He is dealing with systemic inflammation right now and waiting to go back on his meds.....
                                      so I am looking for types of exercises which would reduce inflammation.....or at least not
                                      make it worse. Any ideas? or perhaps this is book which addresses this topic?? I do yoga
                                      myself regularly.

                                      3 years ago in Corvallis, US

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                                    • morning of gratitude and abundance

                                      December 25, 2010 at 5:09am

                                      morning of gratitude and abundance

                                      early Christmas morning sunset to practice pranayam to - happy holidays everyone and sincere thanks for your participation and contribution to MYO!

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                                        • morning calm to flow to

                                          December 19, 2010 at 8:02am

                                          morning calm to flow to

                                          fog left a beautiful frost over the area - wonderful, calming energy to practice yoga with today ... definitely allocating some time today to walk in the forrest and take in the sights - best things in life are definitely free

                                          • Beautiful photo! I love this time of year. Winter months are filled with calming energies, and sparkling with light everywhere you look. Enjoy your walk!

                                            4 years ago in Sundre, CA

                                          • Have you heard??? The long-awaited Mat Companion book release has finally made it to Amazon!!!! Every self-respecting yogi and yogini will adore these incredible books!! Take a look: www.BandhaYoga.comNamaste!

                                            4 years ago

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                                          • taking time to be present

                                            December 14, 2010 at 10:11am

                                            taking time to be present

                                            making more and more effort to pause first thing in the morning to absorb gratitude (and enjoy jasmine tea)

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                                              • November 17, 2010 at 9:15am

                                                just finished radio interview with Dr. Melissa West on Contact Radio - look forward to posting link on MYO soon - great conversation on Yoga

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                                                  • Finding Peace in the Busyness of Life

                                                    November 3, 2010 at 9:01am

                                                    Finding Peace in the Busyness of Life

                                                    Being a typical Capricorn, I have grown up with a constant sensation of setting goals and motivation to excel. In my pre-yoga years, this led to waves of burdening stress. I find that, with yoga, I have been readily able to settle into a harmonious place. But with this settling, I find it amazing how those previous years of living with constant 'busyness' allow those thoughts and energy to creep into my mind and intentions. How grateful am I to be able to have my practice to bring awareness to these sensations. At least, through awareness, I have a choice on how to address and manage these sensations. A wonderful foundation to towards building and sustaining peace in body and mind.

                                                    • I totally agree with you! Being a "true" Capricorn I always have to feel everything is just perfect and under total control. Yoga is really helping me to let go. This doesn't mean to underestimate situations or not care enough of people or things, it just means to do things without stress. Yoga helped me realize I frequently stressed out without knowing it. Working on my body and "breathing" are the key words to a "better" life. You really do realize what the important things in life are.

                                                      4 years ago in Rome, IT

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                                                    • morning yoga detox

                                                      October 25, 2010 at 8:12am

                                                      morning yoga detox

                                                      enjoyed an organic hatha yoga session to detox the jetlag - had fun playing with variations of twists to work out the stiffness from sitting - also integrated some extra glut work to restore the balance in the hips from the prolonged sitting

                                                      • I would kill for a jet lag session right now after my long flight. Please create a video!

                                                        4 years ago in London, GB

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                                                      • Savoring all that is simple

                                                        October 21, 2010 at 6:46am

                                                        Savoring all that is simple

                                                        finding joy in the simple things. one is the new organic jasmine pearls (green tea) i bought - meditating on the aroma of flowers and warmth.

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                                                          • experiencing the season

                                                            October 9, 2010 at 2:07pm

                                                            experiencing the season

                                                            beautiful day with lots of walking in nature, experiencing the abundant colors of autumn, the fragrance of change - letting all this energy flow inside

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                                                              • rethinking the pizza carbs

                                                                October 5, 2010 at 3:03pm

                                                                rethinking the pizza carbs

                                                                Organic Portabello 'Pizza' over organic wholewheat couscous

                                                                *super quick and easy to do:
                                                                -spread pasta sauce, spicy salsa, and grated cheese over portabello mushrooms
                                                                -bake 375 C until bubbling
                                                                -cook couscous with vegetable stock and stir in cannellini beans

                                                                not exactly an alkaline forming dish, but clean vegan eating ... nom nom

                                                                • Nom nom indeed! That looks delicious; portabello mushrooms are my favorite!

                                                                  4 years ago in Santa Rosa, US

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                                                                • sometimes...you just got to have some fun

                                                                  October 3, 2010 at 12:35pm

                                                                  sometimes...you just got to have some fun

                                                                  playing with some yoga hand balancing in the park today

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                                                                    • delightful afternoon of Yoga in the old city

                                                                      September 27, 2010 at 12:20pm

                                                                      delightful afternoon of Yoga in the old city

                                                                      enjoyed using my Passport to Prana card to attend Centre Yoga studio (Old Montreal)...took a 1 hour vinyasa flow class with teacher/co-owner Jennifer

                                                                      my practice is 99% of the time hatha and dynamic hatha, but I really enjoyed this class...Jennifer created a very accessible class - offered modifications, variations, alignment tips, and spoke in both english and french (I need to practice my french!!)...Jennifer went around at the beginning of the class and gave the students a gentle shoulder rub with China Gel to relax your shoulders...her instructions were bang on in that she did not demo - she didn't need to! everyone followed easily and found their unique practice with her great verbal cuing.

                                                                      Jennifer also gave great adjustments...I am very particular in how teachers offer adjustments as injuries can readily occur from over-zealous teachers...her adjustments were very mindful and nurturing...I really appreciated the constant emphasis on breath...to top it off, we enjoyed glorious AUMs at the beginning and the end of class-the students gave a wonderful, harmonious energy

                                                                      final note: I was thoroughly impressed to see how many men were attending the class - luv the gals, but this is so great to see!

                                                                      big thanks to Jennifer (and Jason) for the wonderful class - and kudos to Passport to Prana for the class card www.passporttoprana.com
                                                                      www.centrelunayoga.com

                                                                      • Thanks Kreg. I just saw this posting... so sweet of you!

                                                                        about 2 years ago in Montreal, CA

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                                                                      • Kicking in the Quinoa - what are you eating organic today?

                                                                        September 24, 2010 at 9:11am

                                                                        Kicking in the Quinoa - what are you eating organic today?

                                                                        made a batch of Organic Curried Quinoa Salad after working out:

                                                                        quinoa
                                                                        celery
                                                                        chickpeas
                                                                        red onion
                                                                        tomatoes
                                                                        cucumber
                                                                        curry powder
                                                                        lemon juice
                                                                        apple cider vinegar
                                                                        Udo oil
                                                                        salt & pepper

                                                                        clean vegan protein!! tomatoes and cucumber from parent's garden ... ready, set, EAT!

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                                                                          • open open - yoga to end the day

                                                                            September 23, 2010 at 2:27pm

                                                                            open open - yoga to end the day

                                                                            great yoga session with the slight fragrance of coconut incense...really felt a nice breakdown of scar tissue from the hamstring injury...seeing more and more range of motion coming back...so interesting how this recovery requires a very fine line of moving progressively into the scarring (which is slightly painful), but how the breath just eases away the negative sensations

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                                                                              • September 22, 2010 at 9:17am

                                                                                just finished radio interview on Namaste Yoga - went very fast - could talk hours about Yoga - some interesting discussion about Yoga, the application of physical versus spiritual and the overall industry

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                                                                                  • Radio Interview on Namaste Yoga tomorrow 8-9 am PST

                                                                                    September 21, 2010 at 12:03pm

                                                                                    Radio Interview on Namaste Yoga tomorrow 8-9 am PST

                                                                                    Excited to be chatting with Dr. Melissa West on Namaste Yoga. Show is from 8-9 am PST. You can listen live online http://www.contacttalkradio.com/listen.htm and also call in. Will be discussing everything yoga: yoga community, yoga industry, online yoga and more.

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                                                                                      • The Yogic Words of an Old Farmer

                                                                                        September 19, 2010 at 2:12pm

                                                                                        The Yogic Words of an Old Farmer

                                                                                        Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

                                                                                        Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

                                                                                        Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

                                                                                        A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

                                                                                        Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

                                                                                        Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

                                                                                        Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

                                                                                        Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

                                                                                        It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

                                                                                        You cannot unsay a cruel word.

                                                                                        Every path has a few puddles.

                                                                                        When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

                                                                                        Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

                                                                                        Don't judge folks by their relatives.

                                                                                        Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

                                                                                        Live a good, honorable life.. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

                                                                                        Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

                                                                                        Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

                                                                                        If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

                                                                                        Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

                                                                                        The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

                                                                                        Always drink upstream from the herd.

                                                                                        Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

                                                                                        Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

                                                                                        If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around..

                                                                                        Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
                                                                                        Speak kindly

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                                                                                          • organic energy balls - nom nom

                                                                                            September 10, 2010 at 11:37am

                                                                                            organic energy balls - nom nom

                                                                                            experimented with making some organic energy snacks - turned out quite good for the first try - very healthy snack with balanced fats, carbs, and vegan protein - the coconut creates an amazing aroma and the raw cacao gives that little kick of chocolate

                                                                                            organic coconut date balls:
                                                                                            *in a food processor, combined DATES, WALNUTS, HAZELNUTS, RAW SUNFLOWER SEEDS, APPLE SAUCE, and RAW CACAO
                                                                                            *combine until smooth (will be very thick, so may need help with a spoon)
                                                                                            *scoop out balls, roll in unsweetened COCONUT
                                                                                            *refrigerate on a pan until firm

                                                                                            imagine you could add/modify with cinnamon, other nuts, soaked raisins or cranberries ... onwards and upwards with the alkaline forming diet

                                                                                            • those sound amazing! i love coconut! and dates! and walnuts!! mmmm!!!

                                                                                              4 years ago in evanston, US

                                                                                            • yes, they turned out really well - going to try a little more raw cacao next time and maybe some frozen blueberries instead of the apple sauce

                                                                                              4 years ago in Montreal, CA

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                                                                                            • September 9, 2010 at 1:26pm

                                                                                              seeing more success with the yoga and physio on my hamstring pull - saw a great deal of restored range of motion after treatment today - physio put me through a long session of massage and PNP stretching

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                                                                                                • Eating summer fresh

                                                                                                  September 3, 2010 at 3:24pm

                                                                                                  Eating summer fresh

                                                                                                  great success on my organic quinoa salad for dinner - great fragrance of the lemon juice and cilantro

                                                                                                  cooked quinoa (with vegetable stock)
                                                                                                  half avocado
                                                                                                  white beans
                                                                                                  black soy beans
                                                                                                  half cucumber
                                                                                                  cilantro
                                                                                                  white onion
                                                                                                  curry powder
                                                                                                  sea salt
                                                                                                  fresh pepper
                                                                                                  fresh lemon juice
                                                                                                  apple cider vinegar

                                                                                                  clean protein, healthy fats! finished it off with some 70% organic chocolate ... little time to digest and then off for a bike ride now that the humidity and heat have subsided

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                                                                                                    • Getting the treatments going

                                                                                                      August 30, 2010 at 4:52pm

                                                                                                      enjoying my sessions at the physio to help heal a lingering inner hamstring pull. i know many yogis avoid traditional medical treatments as much as possible, but i am a strong believer that both alternative and traditional medicine have a place in our wellness programs. within one treatment at the physio, i was able to regain 80% of my flexibility back along with significant reduction in pain - all without having to ingest drugs or receive shots of some sort. my recommendation regardless of alternative or traditional medicine is to be educated - go online and find out what are the potential side effects. just because it is 'all natural' or comes from a plant doesn't mean it could not be harmful or contraindicating. 2 treatments down, and feeling 2 more will get the job done!

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                                                                                                        • Adopt a Green Space

                                                                                                          August 25, 2010 at 6:39am

                                                                                                          Adopt a Green Space

                                                                                                          I have adopted the ecopark and bicycle paths around my neighborhood. I go once a week with a plastic bag and pick up trash. Often find some surprises along the way. Had a few friendly encounters with some snakes this week. It is great exercise (most times I collect over 5 bags of trash). There is tons of attention on the need for environmental change - people pointing fingers at governments to act - the action starts with the individual putting in personal effort.

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                                                                                                            • Kicking Up the Vegan Protein

                                                                                                              August 23, 2010 at 9:15am

                                                                                                              Kicking Up the Vegan Protein

                                                                                                              played with making an Organic Quinoa and Bean salad today (packed with protein!):

                                                                                                              quinoa
                                                                                                              amaranth
                                                                                                              black soy beans
                                                                                                              corn
                                                                                                              celery
                                                                                                              cilantro
                                                                                                              white onion (had no red onion)
                                                                                                              lemon juice
                                                                                                              apple cider vinegar
                                                                                                              sea salt
                                                                                                              pepper

                                                                                                              *the cilantro, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar give this a 'fresh' taste ... would have added lime juice as well, but store had run out ... alkaline adventure continues

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                                                                                                                • getting the soup on

                                                                                                                  August 19, 2010 at 7:28am

                                                                                                                  getting the soup on

                                                                                                                  Getting deeper into my alkaline diet today - made some homemade organic soup: Curry Lentil soup - lentils, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper, vegetable stock, cilantro, curry powder ... it smells amazing for 10 am. This was super easy to make - just needed to soak the lentils overnight to speed up the cooking today. Noticing some great health changes in just a couple of weeks of getting into the alkaline diet.

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                                                                                                                    • Snacking My Way to Alkaline Diet

                                                                                                                      August 18, 2010 at 8:57am

                                                                                                                      Snacking My Way to Alkaline Diet

                                                                                                                      Got a Curry Lentil Cracker recipe using chick pea flour that I am going to try making today. Aiming to shift away from store bought snacks (even if they are organic and 'healthy') and try to make these temptation foods from scratch. Goal? Make these foods fresher and more alkaline. If it turns out well, I will post pics and recipe.

                                                                                                                      Wish me all the best on this one!!

                                                                                                                      • mmm...let me know how it goes! xo

                                                                                                                        4 years ago in Vancouver, CA

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                                                                                                                      • Releasing into Today's Prana

                                                                                                                        August 16, 2010 at 10:55am

                                                                                                                        Releasing into Today's Prana

                                                                                                                        I really enjoyed heading into my practice today with no expectations. By being fully opened to everything and nothing, I had some wonderful moments. Some heavy waves of prana after releasing bandhas in post-Kapalabhati...sudden inspirations in creating new balancing transitions...some fine hamstring tension releases with directional breathing...and blessed to have the room filled with soft breezes off the river (interesting blend of cool, yet humid air). I am looking forward to exploring my alkaline diet experiment more today by making some organic black bean and carrot soup (maybe thick enough to classify it as 'stew'). Seeing tons of conflicting information on what foods are acid forming and not. Hence, the personal experiment continues....

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                                                                                                                          • Discovery in my alkaline diet

                                                                                                                            August 8, 2010 at 6:24pm

                                                                                                                            Discovery in my alkaline diet

                                                                                                                            I have been experimenting with an alkaline forming diet with an emphasis on organic products. This is not the easiest venture to pursue especially with the amount of traveling I am blessed to get to do. Try to find a restaurant that serves a vegan dish loaded with alkaline forming foods that is ALSO organic.

                                                                                                                            I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my favorite supplement product by Vega (Sequel) is alkaline forming. I have been thoroughly enjoying the Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer (chocolate OF COURSE)! I prefer to add this to my morning (and sometimes afternoon and evening) oatmeal. A good dose of organic vegan protein to lower the glycemic index of my breakfast - I also add ground flax seed (fiber and omega 3s), cinnamon (antioxidants and blood glucose control), raw pumpkin seeds, and unsulphured coconut = YUM!

                                                                                                                            Here's why I totally love this Vega product and love even more now that I know it promotes my alkaline diet experiment:

                                                                                                                            High in fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to reduce appetite and cravings. Each serving of Vega supplies:

                                                                                                                            26g of Broad Spectrum Protein

                                                                                                                            40% of calories from protein, with all essential amino acids in ideal balance
                                                                                                                            Alkaline forming, 35% raw protein with enzymes intact
                                                                                                                            Protein sourced from hemp, yellow pea, brown rice, flax and chlorella
                                                                                                                            6g of Essential Fatty Acids

                                                                                                                            30% of calories from naturally occurring fats from whole foods
                                                                                                                            EFAs mostly in the form of hard to get Omega 3s and zero trans fats
                                                                                                                            EFAs sourced from whole flax seed (not flax meal), hemp and chlorella
                                                                                                                            17g of Quality Carbohydrates

                                                                                                                            30% of calories from naturally occurring complex carbohydrates; no maltodextrin
                                                                                                                            Naturally low glycemic index and no sugars or sugar derivatives added
                                                                                                                            Carbohydrates sourced from hemp, flax, brown rice and maca
                                                                                                                            15g of Fabulous Fiber

                                                                                                                            Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber
                                                                                                                            Helps balance blood sugar, reduce insulin, improve elimination
                                                                                                                            Fiber sourced from hemp, flax, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and chlorella
                                                                                                                            Full Serving of ChlorEssence (High CGF Chlorella)

                                                                                                                            Rich in protein, chlorophyll and nucleic acids DNA & RNA
                                                                                                                            Cleanse, nourish, rejuvenate cells and activate, support immune system
                                                                                                                            Special cell wall fiber binds to and removes heavy metals and other toxins from the body
                                                                                                                            Full Serving of MacaSure (Organic Gelatinized Maca)

                                                                                                                            Rich in alkaloids, glucosinolates, minerals and sterols
                                                                                                                            Increase energy, reduce stress, balance hormones, improve libido
                                                                                                                            Gelatinization enhances potency and ease of digestion/absorption
                                                                                                                            Mixed Berry Complex (ORAC 800 blend)

                                                                                                                            Great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
                                                                                                                            Helps defend against free radical damage
                                                                                                                            Probiotics (Dairy-free)

                                                                                                                            Beneficial form of bacteria
                                                                                                                            Helps maintains healthy intestinal flora
                                                                                                                            Digestive Enzymes

                                                                                                                            Facilitates breakdown of food to improve absorption
                                                                                                                            Helps reduce nutritional stress digestion places on the body
                                                                                                                            100% Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamins & Minerals

                                                                                                                            All essential minerals present in easily absorbable form
                                                                                                                            All essential vitamins present in natural form
                                                                                                                            With just 220 calories and 2g of net carbs per serving (natural flavor), Vega is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings.

                                                                                                                            Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting, Vega is clean and green, containing no animal products, corn, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.

                                                                                                                            Vega is available in wholesome and delicious Natural, Berry, Vanilla Chai and Chocolate flavors, in three sizes: individual 30g Snack Packs, small bottles containing 7-8 servings and large bottles containing 15-17 servings. One serving of Vega is a complete meal, exceeding all meal replacement requirements, but people with smaller appetites may find half a serving sufficiently satiating.

                                                                                                                            Each serving of Vega contains a full dose of MacaSure and ChlorEssence!

                                                                                                                            You can learn more about Vega products here: http://myvega.com/

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