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Welcome to the Twist Yoga BLOG. Check back often for our favorite recipes, asana breakdowns,  tips & tricks, and plain ol’ TWIST scoop. – Namaste, friends.


 

TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town —

Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE!

Turkey on the Table

We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day on a feather, and watch the love grow. Kids of all ages can participate.
By Thanksgiving, your turkey will be filled with thankfulness, and will be a lovely centerpiece that everyone will enjoy. Plus, every turkey purchased provides 10 meals to someone in need through Feeding America.
You can learn more about TURKEY ON THE TABLE and buy yours here.

About Turkey on a Table:

Did you know that gratitude is a learned behavior? Turkey on the Table® is a book & activity that encourages the whole family to express and display their gratitude.  Our goal is to turn thankfulness into a daily routine.  As parents, we want to instill values in our children that help them understand and appreciate all of life’s blessings. Cultivating a grateful heart helps create a happy child!

Not only will your family experience the benefits of being thankful, you will also experience the joy of giving, knowing that 10 meals will be provided to someone in need with each Turkey on the Table® sold. To date, over 435,000 meals have been donated by Turkey on the Table® through our partnership with Feeding America®

 

 

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TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town — Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE! We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day…

Read More

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA courtesy of MalaPrayer  Activating Your Mala Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention. When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

TWIST Videos: School of OM

Are you still trying to decide if the upcoming School of OM is for you?

Learn a little more about what to expect here with Jennifer:

Or, want to hear it straight from another grad?

Check out Spring grad, Sally, and discover why she thinks YOU should enroll now!

For more Twist Videos…

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TWIST Videos: School of OM

Are you still trying to decide if the upcoming School of OM is for you? Learn a little more about what to expect here with Jennifer: Or, want to hear it straight from another grad? Check out Spring grad, Sally, and discover why she thinks YOU should enroll now! For more Twist Videos…

Read More

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

TWIST Tips: New Infinity Straps in the studio!

We love the new Infinity Straps we have at the studio! They are so easy to use and help make so many poses more accessible, safer and more fun! Check out this video for a home practice using the Infinity Strap (available in studio for just $20). This easy-to-use strap can be used for stretching,…

Read More

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

TWIST Tips: Crow to Headstand Asana Breakdown with Jessica

Join Jessica Baker on Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 10:45-11:30am for a mini posture clinic and discover safe and fun ways to work into crow pose (Bakasana) and transition to headstand. It’s great for beginners or those looking to transition from headstand back to crow or even in and out of side crow. Register today and…

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Asana LAB - Chaturanga, Upward Facing Dog, & Revolved Half Moon

Sometimes, we get to a point in our practice where we are ready to really break down our asanas and shed some light on proper alignment, and take things to the next level. Ali Matt and Jessica Baker, two of our Twist Yoga Teacher Training leaders, take individual poses and present them in a way…

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TWIST EATS: Grilled Peaches with Ricotta and Kelly's Jelly

Summer is in full swing. It’s officially “farmers market” season, and we couldn’t be more excited to try this yummy, easy and versatile recipe from local business owner and yogi, Kelly Calabria, of Kelly’s Jelly. Kelly was gracious enough to tape a quick video of this delicious recipe at another local favorite, Nic & Fig‘s.…

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TWIST TIPS: Jen & Dede's Top 5 FAVE Summer Arbonne Products Video

Summer is here and it’s a perfect time to rethink our summer beauty and wellness routines! Twist Yoga students Jen Albertini and Dede Lamont, local Arbonne District Managers, created this fun and informative video with their top 5 summer “must-haves”. For information about the products, click here: Fizz Sticks Protein Shake Mix Self Tanner & Sea Salt…

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TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th!
Twist Yoga School of OM

School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.

 Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th at 5:30pm to learn more!

Register for School of OM by Oct. 15th and you get a FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED yoga!

Find out what Sally learned when we participated in the Spring School of OM here:

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TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town — Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE! We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day…

Read More

TWIST Videos: School of OM

Are you still trying to decide if the upcoming School of OM is for you? Learn a little more about what to expect here with Jennifer: Or, want to hear it straight from another grad? Check out Spring grad, Sally, and discover why she thinks YOU should enroll now! For more Twist Videos…

Read More

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA courtesy of MalaPrayer  Activating Your Mala Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention. When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: GARLAND (Malasana) Pose

OCTOBER – Twist Yoga Pose of the Month- Malasana “Garland” Pose Model: LeeAnn – Twist Yoga founding member, business owner, mom to 3 girls, Blue Heron Canal homeowner, avid water-skier It’s October and we all feel the shift — the weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the kids are getting settled in…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

Twist Eats: 10 minute lunch - Veggie Bowl of LOVE

Yes, we know … healthy lunches are a struggle. Eating on the run, drive-thru, protein bars, and another cup of coffee sometimes takes the place of what you really need … A FAST & HEALTHY LUNCH that will fuel the rest of your day. Well, check this recipe out – 10 minutes of prep and…

Read More

TWIST Tips: New Infinity Straps in the studio!

We love the new Infinity Straps we have at the studio! They are so easy to use and help make so many poses more accessible, safer and more fun! Check out this video for a home practice using the Infinity Strap (available in studio for just $20). This easy-to-use strap can be used for stretching,…

Read More

TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA

courtesy of MalaPrayer

Mala Prayer - Twist yOga Activating Your Mala
Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention.

When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible – if you want your mala to bring you success, think about which situations you’d like to see that success – is it at work, through relationships? Tell your mala.

 

 


Mala Prayer - twist yogaThe Intention Setting Ceremony

To get the most out of your intention setting ceremony, you will want to create a quiet space where you can feel comfortable and relaxed. Light your favourite candle or incense, and allow negative energy to remove itself from your thoughts and your surroundings. It’s important that you feel calm and relaxed when setting your mala’s intentions.

Sit down, close your eyes, and slowly begin lengthening your breath.

State your intention to the beads with a clear and calm mind. Move the mala through your fingers, avoiding your pointer finger (as it represents ego). And don’t forget to be as specific as you can when stating your intention to your beads.

Visualise yourself finding peace of mind and inner calmness.

“Om Hrim Name Shivaya Om” is a traditional mantra for activating and sealing the energy in your mala. Chant this at least three times, while ensuring you remain calm and comfortable.

Seal the energetic bond with your mala by sitting for at least five minutes. Remember to continue breathing slowly and relaxing with your mala – this is the beginning of a long journey together and the perfect opportunity to get acquainted.

More Twist Tips

TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town — Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE! We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day…

Read More

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA courtesy of MalaPrayer  Activating Your Mala Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention. When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

TWIST Tips: New Infinity Straps in the studio!

We love the new Infinity Straps we have at the studio! They are so easy to use and help make so many poses more accessible, safer and more fun! Check out this video for a home practice using the Infinity Strap (available in studio for just $20). This easy-to-use strap can be used for stretching,…

Read More

Twist Tips: 48 Questions to ask your kids

While we were planning for Kids Yoga camp this week, we came across this amazing and easy craft from Glennon Doyle at Momastary — our go-to BLOG for all things sparkly, spiritual and fueled by LOVE. It’s a simple jar filled with 48 “key” questions to ask your kids to spark conversation, giggles and connection. It’s…

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Asana Breakdown: GARLAND (Malasana) Pose

OCTOBER – Twist Yoga Pose of the Month- Malasana “Garland” Pose

Twist Yoga - MalasanaModel: LeeAnn – Twist Yoga founding member, business owner, mom to 3 girls, Blue Heron Canal homeowner, avid water-skier

It’s October and we all feel the shift — the weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the kids are getting settled in school. It’s the perfect time to discover MALASANA pose. This shape creates calm, strength and helps focus your attention. Who doesn’t need that?

All yoga poses have energetic properties — some are energizing, and others are soothing. This one brings the energy down; both literally and figuratively. So, the next time you feel yourself spinning, and having a hard time catching your breath and focusing, give Malasana a try.

The garland pose stretches the ankles, groins, and back. If your heels don’t reach the floor, rest them on a folded blanket.

 

 The many benefits include:
+ Strengthens and brings flexibility to ankles
+ Increases mobility in the hips
+ Stretches back muscles
+ Soothes some causes of backache
+ Strengthens abdomens

To try out Garland Pose:

  1. Squat with your feet as close together as possible. Most people’s heels won’t reach the floor. You can widen your feet and also try putting a folding blanket under your feet.
  2. Separate your thighs wider than your torso. Inhale and settle your mind. Exhale and slowly lower your body to fit snuggly between your thighs.
  3. Press your elbows arms against your inner knees and your knees back into your elbows. Try to sit up as straight as you can and lengthen your spine.
  4. Continue to breath well. Push down through the feet and root up through the crown of you head.
  5. Hold for 5 breaths and repeat.

Your heels, which press evenly into the floor, act as a counterpoint to your head, keeping you grounded as you extend. If you are like many of us, and are tight in your hips, groins, calves, and Achilles tendons, your heels may not reach the floor. That’s OK! Just try to rolled blanket or towel variation.

If you have a knee injury or are pregnant, this pose should be avoided or practiced with the advice of a doctor.

The next time you are feeling tired, unbalanced, or want to settle the mind, take a few breaths in this yoga pose. It’s a fun shape to try with the whole family. Who knows, we may even see you giving it a try on the stand up paddle board soon!

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TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: GARLAND (Malasana) Pose

OCTOBER – Twist Yoga Pose of the Month- Malasana “Garland” Pose Model: LeeAnn – Twist Yoga founding member, business owner, mom to 3 girls, Blue Heron Canal homeowner, avid water-skier It’s October and we all feel the shift — the weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the kids are getting settled in…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

TWIST Tips: Crow to Headstand Asana Breakdown with Jessica

Join Jessica Baker on Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 10:45-11:30am for a mini posture clinic and discover safe and fun ways to work into crow pose (Bakasana) and transition to headstand. It’s great for beginners or those looking to transition from headstand back to crow or even in and out of side crow. Register today and…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

This Yoga seated twist

photo by Myah McNeill

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya!

First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, know as ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA or “Half Lord of the Fishes”

This pose energizes the spine and stimulates the digestive fire. If you are at all like me, the summer fun starts to catch up with you in September. One too many burgers or mules? Me, too. This shape will help ease a bit of that.

The many benefits include:
• Increases your spinal flexibility and range of motion (great for golfers!)
• Expands your chest and shoulders (combats “text neck”)
• Relieves thoracic or mid-back spinal tension (great if you sit at a desk)
• Strengthens your abdominal oblique muscles (who doesn’t need this?)
• Stretches your hip rotators and hip (beneficial for runners and cyclists)
• Traditionally thought to massage your abdominal organs, detoxify your liver and kidneys, and stimulate digestive fire (necessary for those that enjoy the extra “fun” summer life!)

To try out Half Twist Pose on your own:

  1. Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet together and the spine erect.
  2. Bend the left leg and place the heal of the left foot beside the right hip (optionally, you can keep the left leg straight).
  3. Take the right leg over the left knee.
  4. Place the left hand on the right knee and the right hand behind you.
  5. Twist the waist, shoulders and neck in this sequence to the right and look over the right shoulder.
  6. Keep the spine erect.
  7. Hold and continue with gentle long breaths in and out.
  8. Breathing out, release the right hand first (the hand behind you), release the waist, then chest, lastly the neck and sit up relaxed yet straight.
  9. Repeat to the other side.
  10. And, don’t forget to breathe. And smile!

If you find you are tipping over, or rounding through your lower spine, you may take some height underneath the sitting bones. Arrange a cushion or a blanket so that your sitting bones are on the edge, the pelvis is tipping forward, and you maintain your lumbar / low back curve. If your elbow does not quite reach the outside of the thigh, you may keep your arm straight, bringing the forearm in contact with the thigh.

Back or spine injury? Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher.

This pose can be practiced any time of the day, and is perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.

More Asana Breakdowns

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: GARLAND (Malasana) Pose

OCTOBER – Twist Yoga Pose of the Month- Malasana “Garland” Pose Model: LeeAnn – Twist Yoga founding member, business owner, mom to 3 girls, Blue Heron Canal homeowner, avid water-skier It’s October and we all feel the shift — the weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the kids are getting settled in…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

TWIST Tips: Crow to Headstand Asana Breakdown with Jessica

Join Jessica Baker on Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 10:45-11:30am for a mini posture clinic and discover safe and fun ways to work into crow pose (Bakasana) and transition to headstand. It’s great for beginners or those looking to transition from headstand back to crow or even in and out of side crow. Register today and…

Read More

Twist Eats: 10 minute lunch – Veggie Bowl of LOVE

Twist Yoga Buddha BowlYes, we know … healthy lunches are a struggle. Eating on the run, drive-thru, protein bars, and another cup of coffee sometimes takes the place of what you really need … A FAST & HEALTHY LUNCH that will fuel the rest of your day.

Well, check this recipe out – 10 minutes of prep and an afternoon of reward.

10 Minute Veggie Bowl of Love

Ingredients:
+ Veggie kabobs (you can buy pre-made or prep the night before with your fave veg)
+ Frozen chopped broccoli or cauliflower  from Trader Joes
+ Prepared hummus – plain or your fave variety – we used HOPE Sriracha
+ Raw nuts – we had cashews in the pantry, so threw those in
+ Avocado – because, you know — good fat
+ Hemp seeds – protein and crunch

Prep:

  1. Heat grill if you chose to cook kabobs – skip this step if you are just adding raw chopped veggies
  2. Heat coconut oil in frypan on stove
  3. Put kabobs on grill – we brushed ours with Bragg Liquid Aminos
  4. Pour some of the frozen broccoli or cauliflower into the hot oil – we also stirred in some Nutritional Yeast for an extra kick of nutrition and cheesy goodness
  5. Smile and try not to drool on the goodness that awaits. Pat yourself on the back for “adulting”

Assemble the bowls:
Grab a bowl and fill the bottom with the warm broccoli or cauliflower, top with kabob, avocado, a dollop of hummus, handful of nuts, seeds and any chopped herbs you have in the house. If you are feeling it, you can sprinkle turmeric on top for bonus points, a squeeze some lemon.

These are vegan and gluten free, but you can add meat for the meat lovers in your house pretty easily. We’d love to see the LOVE BOWLS you create! Share with us on Facebook and IG anytime! #twisteats

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Twist Eats: 10 minute lunch - Veggie Bowl of LOVE

Yes, we know … healthy lunches are a struggle. Eating on the run, drive-thru, protein bars, and another cup of coffee sometimes takes the place of what you really need … A FAST & HEALTHY LUNCH that will fuel the rest of your day. Well, check this recipe out – 10 minutes of prep and…

Read More

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

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Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

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TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

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TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

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TWIST Tips: New Infinity Straps in the studio!

We love the new Infinity Straps we have at the studio! They are so easy to use and help make so many poses more accessible, safer and more fun! Check out this video for a home practice using the Infinity Strap (available in studio for just $20). This easy-to-use strap can be used for stretching, arm balances and aligning the shoulders to build stability and strength.

You’ll see them incorporated into class and available for sale at the studio!

 

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TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town — Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE! We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day…

Read More

TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

Read More

TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA courtesy of MalaPrayer  Activating Your Mala Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention. When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible…

Read More

Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

Read More

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep!

Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes:

  • Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait
  • Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl
  • Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter
  • Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles

Check out the fun and festive video directions here!

More Twist Eats

Twist Eats: 10 minute lunch - Veggie Bowl of LOVE

Yes, we know … healthy lunches are a struggle. Eating on the run, drive-thru, protein bars, and another cup of coffee sometimes takes the place of what you really need … A FAST & HEALTHY LUNCH that will fuel the rest of your day. Well, check this recipe out – 10 minutes of prep and…

Read More

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

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Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

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TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

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Twist Tips: 48 Questions to ask your kids

While we were planning for Kids Yoga camp this week, we came across this amazing and easy craft from Glennon Doyle at Momastary — our go-to BLOG for all things sparkly, spiritual and fueled by LOVE.


It’s a simple jar filled with 48 “key” questions to ask your kids to spark conversation, giggles and connection. It’s easy to print, easy to prepare; but results in endless memories. Inspired by Glennon’s child’s teacher, this kit will jumpstart dinner or road trips with ease. There are two sets included – keep one in the kitchen and one in a little baggie in the car!

“It is vital that when educating our children’s brains,
we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” – Dalai Lama

 

Here is the Key To Unlocking Your Child’s Heart

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TWIST Tips: The Turkey on the Table

Move over Elf on a Shelf…there’s a new guy in town — Meet our new favorite gratitude – builder, TURKEY ON THE TABLE! We LOVE the idea of fostering more gratitude in our lives. This idea, created by two moms, is the perfect way to start. Simply add something your family is grateful each day…

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TWIST Video: School of OM yogi interview

The Fall School of Om starts Nov. 12th! School of OM is a workshop series for yoga students who are interested in taking their own personal practices a little deeper. Learn about asanas, anatomy, history and philosophy and the subtle body in this 4 week program.  Join us for an Open House on Oct. 29th…

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TWIST Tips: How to Activate Your Mala

ACTIVATING YOUR MALA courtesy of MalaPrayer  Activating Your Mala Mala beads are known to protect and guide us in our daily lives. Activating your mala is the perfect way to connect your beads to your energy, and set your intention. When choosing your intention, we recommend using your intuition and being as specific as possible…

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Asana Breakdown: Seated Twist (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA)

The kids are back to school, and routines may be beginning to adjust to the new “normal”. The start to the school year oftentimes feel hectic and over-scheduled. This can result in aches, pains, and digestive issues. I feel ya! First off for September — this simple seated twist: Half Twist 
(in Sanskrit, the language…

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