Are you a School Teacher?

Teachers and Students!!

Teachers play a special role in our lives, they have guided us, our children, imparted knowledge, wisdom and critical thinking skills. We love our teachers! In gratitude for all they do, Breathe Life Sangha offers a special class for school teachers.

We also know have a stressful courseload and a limited budget. The classes are offered year round, to Teachers and Students (high school and older)

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. The cost is only $5 per class. *class packages do not apply*

 

Teachers Convention Week

Just a little something to keep in the back of your mind for November. If you are going to be in the area for Teachers convention week, we are offering a special class for teachers on Thursday Nov, 9 from 12:00-1:15 pm Cost is only $5! Register online at breathelifesangha.com under the workshops/events tab. 

 

Studio News

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Good news for our wonderful Sangha clients clients!! If you buy a class package you will receive a guest pass to bring a friend to try a yoga class for free. Guest must be a first time visitor to our studio. The cards are good for three months. If your friend purchases a class package within one week of their visit they will receive $5 off their class package and will be given a card for them to bring a friend! Please visit the front desk next time you come in with any questions or call the studio at (732)-600-8030.

Other Exciting News!

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Sharon Keeton is back for the winter and teaching a Foundations II class on Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM

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Saguna (Christine Geiger-Ruvolo) is also back!! Saguna will be teaching intermediate practice on Saturdays from 9:30-10:45 AM

 

  Vegan Roasted Apple and Squash Soup

 

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  • 4 green apples, peeled and cored, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs. (8 cups) red kuri squash, cut 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 in. piece ginger grated
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch ground cloves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh apple cider
  • 2 cups low-sodium broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the apples in baking dish and roast for 20 minutes.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic, cooking till tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the squash and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Chop the roasted apples and add. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Purée in batches in a food processor until smooth, then return to the saucepan. Heat over low heat, thinning with more water, if necessary.
  • To serve, ladle into shallow bowls and garnish with sliced apples, freshly ground cinnamon, and a pinch of ground cloves.

Try not to dive in.

Makes 12 servings.
Credit: PETA Website, Adapted from A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays

 

 

Gratitude

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by Regina Pietersen

On Gratitude and Best Present.

”There are two kinds of Gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; and the larger kind we feel for what we give.” Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson
We are now approaching the holiday season fraught with the hustle and bustle, and loaded expectations; setting us up for missing out on what is most important. What IS important to you? 
The simple act of preparing a holiday dish you are giving to a co-worker or loved one is an act of love and gratitude. Why not take the time while you are doing it to revel in this simple act of kindness? The joy of creating a masterpiece, this true act of giving something of yourself and showing others you love them. As it is with yoga, the mindfulness that you apply with each action and gesture, embodies the work you do on the mat and off. 
One of the simplest things you can do to be present is to practice gratitude. One suggestion is maintaining a gratitude journal. Maybe writing down 3 things a day you are grateful for. Maybe it is a grateful reminder that you put on your mirror, to look at every day when you brush your teeth. Another way to find gratitude is to examine those hard lessons in your life. How would it be for you to instead view that hard lesson learned with gratefulness, and for the person you are because you have grown from it… or are still growing. Writing it down helps. Setting a time of day like when you first wake up or while you’re having that first cup of coffee is good. Try stopping once a day to just look around and find beauty in everything and everyone around you… just for a minute. 
What are some tricks you have learned over the years to find bliss, peace, happiness and gratitude in your life? We would love to hear them. We have a gratitude journal at the studio for the holiday season. Perhaps write that one thing you are grateful for in our journal when you come to class, anonymously if you wish, just to record it somewhere. Perhaps by putting it out there in the universe, we can start operating from a place in our hearts that is full of love and kindness…and spread that everywhere you go.
This writer is grateful for the Sangha she is a part of, grateful for her practice, and grateful for her teachers. 
In loving remembrance and gratitude for Joell Lanfrank, one of my teachers.
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