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Friday, February 12, 2010

Shoulder LOVE @ lululemon athletica

Sunday February 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
472 Bergen St (at Flatbush)
Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Bergen

By now you know the drill... Join me for another great *FREE* workshop @ lululemon athletica!

Show your shoulders some LOVE!

Our favorite Thai yoga masseuse is back!!

Do you have tense shoulders, a tight neck, and rounded chest? Sitting at your computer all day, stress, and even the February cold air can make your upper body stiff.

Don't you wish your friend/lover/roommate knew how to rub your shoulders and stretch your neck?

In this workshop you will learn partner stretches and Thai bodywork techniques to relieve your neck and shoulder tension. You don't want to miss this!

We will combine stretching, reflexology, energy line work, yoga poses, and massage to decrease pain, increase flexibility, and improve circulation. Your instructor, Elyse Sparkes (, will lead you through exercises where you will be both the giver and the receiver of the stretches. Bring a friend so you'll be able to practice these new stretching techniques at home!

*Be prepared to work in comfy clothes and bare feet*

Did I mention?... It's *FREE*!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Partner Stretch Class

There's still space available in Valentine's Partner Stretch class this Thursday!!

Click here to sign up by Paypal

Thursday, Feb. 11th


@ Conscious Body Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn

575 5th St. between 8th Ave & Prospect Park West, 2nd floor

F train to 7th Ave stop

Ever wish your friend/lover/roommate could massage your shoulders or stretch your back?

Bring them to this fun, original event!

In this class you and your partner will learn Thai massage and partner stretching techniques in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Partner stretching and Thai massage combine stretching, reflexology, energy line work, yoga poses, and massage to decrease pain, increase flexibility, and improve circulation.

You'll leave with simple and effective techniques to practice at home. Plus there will be healthy treats and surprise gifts!!!!

You won't want to miss it.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm a Celiac Chick

As many of you know I'm a Celiac Chick! (Remember my Gluten Free Thanksgiving post?)

I live with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that destroys the lining of your small intestine when you eat foods containing gluten.

Once you get diagnosed it's not too bad! If you eat a gluten free diet (no wheat, rye, barley, or any derivatives of proteins found in those foods), your symptoms will disappear and your health will improve.

Thanks to growing awareness it's easier to buy gluten free foods at grocery stores and find meal options at restaurants. Plus you can find a bunch of resources on the Internet. My favorites are the Celiac Chicks website, a hip & healthy guide to gluten free living, and the NYC Celiac Meetup group.

When I was in Asheville, NC over the holidays I stumbled upon the Posana Cafe, %100 gluten free! I was so impressed with this place that I wrote a guest blog about it for the Celiac Chicks website.

To read it and see more pics, click HERE!

Chocolate-Raspberry Truffle Cake w/almond ice cream (%100 gf)