Monday, October 3, 2016

Yoga Pose of the Week: Savasana

pose of repose (savasana)
  • Lie down on your back.
  • Separate your feet, relax your legs, and allow your feet to turn out.
  • Bring your arms by your side and point your palms up. Or, fold your hands over your heart.
  • Close your eyes. Allow your breath to breathe itself.
  • Do not skip or short shrift this pose.

  • Allow your body to become heavy with relaxation.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Parks on Tap: Lemon Hill

Help us close out the season of Parks on Tap this Saturday at Lemon Hill! Come out at noon on October 1st and join Caitlin for 60 minutes of invigorating yoga. We'll toast the end of an amazing season of Parks on Tap afterwards! Yoga is pay what you can, all participants will receive food and drink specials following the class.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us at the various parks this Summer & Fall! We are already looking forward to next year! Cheers!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Yoga Pose of the Week: Happy Baby

happy baby with palms together(sukha balasana)
(from reclined mountain)
  • Bend knees, hold outer edges of feet with hands - shins vertical.
  • Pull knees to/toward the floor just outside torso.
  • Stay here or hold right foot with both hands, place right outer edge of foot in right elbow crease. Repeat other side. Bring palms to touch. Bring heels to touch. Turn feet out. Bring palms to touch. Place thumbs on forehead.
  • Flex feet, flare toes.
  • Allow low back to round.
  • Lift chin slightly.
  • Press feet, hands together.
  • Tone abdomen.
  • Lift chest, stretch spine.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Parks on Tap: Powers Park

This week Parks on Tap is headed north again, this time to Port Richmond's Powers Park! Join Carly on Saturday, September 24th at noon for a playful all levels practice. Stick around afterwards and join her for a drink and a snack! All yoga participants will receive special food and drink specials for the remainder of the afternoon.

Yoga is pay what you can.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A light pumkin-y salad to transition into Fall

This week we officially move into Fall, even if the weather with temps in the high 80s still says Summer. I'm not sure about you but I sure am ready for Fall and all the delicious veggies and squashes that come with it. This pumpkin caesar salad sounds like the perfect transitional salad to help us move into this new season!

Pumpkin Caesar Salad With Sage Sourdough Croutons
Serves 4

Ingredients for the Sage Sourdough Croutons

  • 4 (1-inch) slices grainy sourdough bread, cut into large cubes
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredients for the dressing and salad

  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (vegan and gluten-free, if required)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces or left whole to enjoy with a knife and fork


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss all crouton ingredients until evenly coated. Bake for 5 minutes, toss, and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, until light brown and crisped. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients.

3. If tossing salad, combine romaine, croutons, and dressing. Serve immediately. If enjoying with a knife and fork, mound whole romaine leaves on a plate, drizzle with dressing, and top with croutons. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of MindBodyGreen & Alison Day, author of Purely Pumpkin

Monday, September 19, 2016

Yoga Pose of the Week: Needle's Eye

needle’s eye with shin vertical (sucirandhrasana)
  • Lie down on back. Bring feet to floor in front of hips.
  • Place left ankle on right knee.
  • Thread left arm through space between legs to interlace fingers around right shin. Straighten arms (more doable: interlace hands around hamstrings).
  • Stay here or bend elbows, bring shin to/toward chest.
  • Stay here or release interlaced fingers, bring arms over top of left shin, interlace fingers around sole of right foot, shin vertical, knee bent.
  • Lift chin slightly.
  • Allow low back to round.
  • Flex feet, flare toes.
  • Push foot into hands, pull hands against foot.
  • Tone abdomen.
  • Squeeze left heel toward left hip.
  • Extend left knee out.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Parks on Tap: Mt Pleasant Mansion

Yogis, join Julie this at this week's edition of Parks on Tap at Mount Pleasant Mansion! On Saturday, September 17th, she'll lead an open levels donation based practice, that will be followed by food and drink specials for all yoga participants!