Charlotte’s Charming Chai

Charlotte’s Charming Chai

This weekend at Serenity Yoga, we served Charlotte’s Chai, and everyone loved it! Here’s her unique and delicious take on chai tea, which includes nontraditional, healthifying ingredients like turmeric and clove infused oranges. Who does that? Charlotte, that’s who! And maybe now you too! 4 Tbsp loose rooibos tea (or 5 rooibos tea bags) 1… READ MORE…

Revving Metabolism

Revving Metabolism

In our benefit yoga class this weekend, a yogi asked us if The Ultimate Rejuvenation Cleanse speeds up your metabolism. Our program will definitely benefit your metabolism, the healthy way. The only thing on the cleanse that possibly increases metabolism is green tea, but it’s only a modest 4%, and isn’t significant. The real reason… READ MORE…

The Master Resolution

The Master Resolution

This New Year, are you looking to transform some aspect of yourself? Most of us are! Did you have the same intention in years past? Most of us did! With all this fresh motivation, “New Year, New You” effort, why do we find ourselves climbing the same mountain year after year? There are endless theories… READ MORE…

2017: Be the Change

2017: Be the Change

Whew! We made it through crazy, tumultuous 2016! We hope that 2017 will be a year of healing for our selves, relationships, communities, country, and world. As we set our goals for the coming year, let’s remember Gandhi’s advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world”, to think globally, and act… READ MORE…

Staying Warm, Healthy, and Young!

Staying Warm, Healthy, and Young!

In New England right now, it’s freezing and snowing heavily. You can feel that cold all the way down to your bones. There is nothing like a bone chilling polar vortex to make us feel creaky, lethargic, unfocused, and old. Luckily, Ayurveda, the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world, outlines helpful recommendations… READ MORE…

Staying Healthy Through the Winter

Staying Healthy Through the Winter

What if I told you that you don’t have to succumb to the inevitable cold, flu, and low energy of the winter? What if I told you that you can feel warm, healthy, happy, and energetic all winter long? It’s true! Every winter, we see our friends and family dropping like flies, addicted to cough… READ MORE…

Benefits of Yoga: Digest and Repair

Benefits of Yoga: Digest and Repair

In our stressed out society, many of us are in a constant “fight or flight” mode, due to psychological stress and habitual shallow breathing. This causes our sympathetic nervous system to direct the blood where it’s needed to quickly escape or fight an imminent physical threat– our muscles, brain, and eyes. Therefore, blood flow is… READ MORE…

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread

If you’re having a cheese craving, but don’t want all the negative side effects of dairy, try this sumptuous vegan cheddar cheese! Ingredients 1½ cups raw cashew pieces, soaked in water overnight, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp sun dried tomatoes in oil (try to drain the oil a bit from the tomato pieces) ¼ cup… READ MORE…

Chai Tea

Chai Tea

This is SO much yummier than the chai tea bags or concentrate available in stores. The amounts are approximate, so don’t worry about counting out the herbs. It makes your house smell wonderful! Ingredients 8 cups filtered water 1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced 1 stick cinnamon 20 cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and… READ MORE…

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

This fiber, protein, and nutrient rich salad is so easy to prepare, and totally addictive! Ingredients 1 cup red lentils, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ⅛ cup raw apple cider vinegar (such as Bragg’s, found in health food… READ MORE…