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Yoga Garden Instructor Alex!
Have a night out or evening in?
Evening in! With a toddler running around a little peace and quite is more rewarding then a night on the town.
Watch TV or read a book?
Unfortunately watch TV. I’m a sucker for a good movie.
Swim in a pool or the ocean?
Ocean. I can’t really swim so I enjoy the extra buoyancy of salt water.
Watch sports or play sports?
Watch sports. I’m still waiting to discover the sport that’s suits me.
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Madagascar. My number one bucket list location, so many unique animal and plant species to find!
How would your friends describe you?
As someone who knows what she wants.
How would you describe your teaching style?
Fast paced, alignment focused and vocal.
Join Alex’s Classes:
Wednesday: Sun and Moon 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: Yoga stretch 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“Alex is graceful, elegant, and communicative. She always changes her class content with clear direction and learning opportunities. I receive an excellent mind, body, and energy yoga experience.” ~ Michelle
“Alex really helps you experience the poses fully; she’s great at
explaining what part of the body is being affected & what you might
feel. She has a great voice…never demanding but clear. Her pacing is spot-on;
you WANT to reach a bit further or breathe more deeply. She understands
how to guide you through the practice. She also mixes it up so every
class is new…but also familiar and personal.” ~ Barb
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It is easy to make and delicious!
Here is a list of healing properties from drinking kombucha (list provided by Kombucha Kamp):
•Probiotics – healthy bacteria
•Alkalize the body – balances internal pH
•Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
•Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
•Improve digestion – keep your system moving
•Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
•Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
•Reduce blood pressure
•Relieve headaches & migraines
•Reduce kidney stones
•High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
•High in polyphenols
•Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
•Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
•Help clear up candida & yeast infections
•Aid healthy cell regeneration
•Reduce gray hair
•Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating
Where to buy kombucha?
You can purchase kombucha at any grocery store and comes in a variety of flavors! Just make sure you are buying organic.
How To Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha is easy to make and is a beverage you can drink daily. All it takes to make is the Scoby (acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), 3 quarts of purified water, a cup of sugar (organic cane sugar is my favorite), and black or green tea (no flavored teas and no tea substitutes or decaf) and a gallon glass jar, a bit of cheese cloth or a tea towel and a rubber band to keep it on once the fermentation process begins.
Boil water, steep tea, add sugar and let cool. Add the Scoby, and tea to glass jar and cover.
The sugar gets eaten up by the yeast, the tea feeds the bacteria in the symbiotic scoby, and once fermented properly, the natural molecules and microbes formed constituting the overall mixture is beneficial. Even if you have Candida or cancer which usually prohibits using sugar, this effect is handled by the scoby. The longer you let it ferment, the more tart it becomes so if you are worried about the sugar, just let it get almost to vinegar, then dilute it with water to make it palatable. Once fermented (about 7 – 31 days), remove the Scoby and some of the liquid and store for your next batch. That’s it! So simple and so delicious. My favorite is to add fresh ginger and lemonade for extra zing. You can play with it once you learn the basics.
Have fun and enjoy!
I keep a rotating batch as it’s great for the whole family! We ALL love kombucha.
Purchase your organic starter Scoby from Home Brew Exchange in Portland (www.homebrewexchange.net) or maybe you have a friend who has some scoby to share 🙂
Dear Friends and Valued Clients,
At Yoga Garden, the mission has and continues to be about quality services, quality environment and quality instructors. We strive to provide a variety of yoga classes, workshops and events in a space designed specifically to enhance the calm, peaceful nature of the practice through instructors who safely guide and educate you in your experience. Our goal has always been to offer these benefits at value pricing.
While we continue to grow our studio and community, the time has come to match the pricing of our services with the value we now offer. We will also continue to offer our 1 year expiration date and give plenty of time to use your passes!
We have been fortunate to have held the same pricing for close to five years while expanding class offerings while our instructors have continued with their personal yoga education to better enhance your experience. We appreciate your understanding of these necessary adjustments. If you would like to purchase passes at the current rate please do so anytime at the studio or online.
The price increase will take effect March 1, 2017 and the changes are as follows:
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