Monthly Archives: July 2013


Avocado Tofu Benedict

Vegan Recipe Of The Week

The classic Eggs Benedict brunch gets a healthy makeover as tofu is marinated in cumin, thyme and chipotle chili and served over a whole wheat English muffin. Sliced avocado and arugula are sandwiched between the flavorful tofu and English muffin and a lemon cayenne Hollandaise drizzle completes the dish. This recipe comes to us from Lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover.   Serves 4

This was fun to make and delicious!  We had it for lunch today with a veggie packed Miso Soup and a Super Salad with Tomato/Veganaise Dressing. Yummmmmy!

Thanks to Meatless Monday for this  recipe!

For The Marinated Tofu

1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder (I didn’t have chipotle chili powder so used regular chili powder)
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoons nutritional yeast*
6 ounces extra firm tofu, sliced into 4 triangles


By | 2016-12-26T22:16:33+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Food and Nourishment|0 Comments

Mid-Summer One Day Yoga Retreat at LCY this Sunday, August 4th

Join us for the exciting 3rd Eye Inner Vision Yoga Retreat with Sri Ekan at Lake Center Yoga on Sunday, August 4th from 9:30am-4:30pm.

At this retreat you will enjoy multiple yoga techniques to open the famous “3rd Eye” of yoga, the 6th Chakra nerve plexus or energy center! The opening of this Chakra provides you with expanded intuition and profound understanding and insight into yourSelf and Life in general.

Please click the link for details and registration:

We look forward to Being with you at The 3rd Eye Inner Vision Yoga Retreat!

This Week at Lake Center Yoga~ July 29th-August 3rd

Yoga Sutra 1.7 and Inversion Poses

The MANY benefits of Inversion Poses

Yoga Inversion Poses are considered to be poses where your head is lower than your heart. You are upside down in all inverted positions which creates a literal change of perspective as well as many health benefits. Turning upside down brings fresh blood to your heart which gives more efficient circulation. The effect is actually aerobic for your heart! Inversions improve lung tissue quality by ventilating the upper lungs which ensures a more even oxygen-to-blood exchange for healthier tissue and beautiful skin. Inversions also increase blood flow to your head, relieving the heart of some of its duties and lowering blood pressure and heart rate as well as giving your brain ‘food’ and your face and eyes a radiant glow! When your body inverts, this stimulates your lymphatic system which strengthens your immune system. Inversions stimulate […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:33+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Brighten Your Brain With Meditation in Longwood!

Join us weekly at Lake Center Yoga for our Friday evening Meditation Class from 7:30pm-9:00pm and experience how meditation can brighten up your brain by improving your creative thinking, your energy, stress levels and even your success in life!  “It did to my mind what going to the gym did to my body – made it stronger and more flexible.” Says Dr. Hedy Kober, a neuroscientist who studies the effects of meditation, which she has practiced for ten years, in her lab at Yale University. Research also shows that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress hormone levels and even cellular health!  Hope you can join us tonight or any Friday Night Meditation Class and gain all these benefits and more~


By | 2016-04-21T10:21:34+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Classes, Meditation|0 Comments

Vegan Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Thanks to Meatless Mondays for publishing this recipe!

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These Vietnamese treats are filled with vermicelli, Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts and seasoned with lime, mint, chili and cilantro. A shallot miso dipping sauce provides the perfect balance to these light rice paper rolls with unexpectedly intense flavors. This recipe comes to us from Trudy of veggie.num.num.

Serves 6

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce**
  • 1 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce**
  • ½ shallot, finely diced
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste**

To complete the rice paper rolls:

  • 4 ounces vermicelli, cooked according to instructions
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 ½ tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce**
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sweet […]
By | 2016-12-26T22:16:34+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Food and Nourishment|0 Comments

This Week~ July 15, 2013 Yoga Sutra 1.5 with Arm Balancing Poses

Join us this week to develop core strength, keep your bones sturdy and sharpen your mental discipline with a focus on Arm Balancing poses via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 1.5.

 Some Benefits of Arm Balances

Arm Balances require both strength and flexibility. They require weight bearing on the arms which builds bone density and muscle which prevents osteoporosis as well as building upper body strength. They also help strengthen the balance reflexes to prevent falls. Arm Balances strengthen the abdominal muscles as most balance poses require abdominal strength to support and stabilize the center of your body. The abdominal muscles must contract even more strongly to lift the weight of your pelvis and legs off the floor in some of the arm balance poses. Mentally Arm Balances are the perfect poses to practice persistence in the face of challenge, as well as non-attachment to the fruits of your labors.

Yoga […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:34+00:00 July 14th, 2013|Classes|0 Comments

Meditation Class July 12, 2013

De-stress from your busy workweek with the 7:15pm Friday Night Meditation Class at Lake Center Yoga!

The class begins with a delicious centering followed by the benefits of Sanskrit chanting and Yoga Sutras to take your mind from the clouds to the vast blue inner sky.  This week we’ll access Yoga Sutra 1.4 for our guided meditation to expand the blue sky clarity of the mind following an abbreviated asana practice and a breathing practice (pranayama).

Join us to unwind and float into your weekend~



By | 2013-07-15T15:06:02+00:00 July 10th, 2013|Meditation|0 Comments

Quote of the week~ July 9, 2013

“The human frame is mere earthenware. Bake it with the flame of Yoga-fire.” Gheranda Samhita

By | 2013-07-15T15:07:00+00:00 July 9th, 2013|Inspirational|0 Comments

This week Yoga Sutra 1.4 – Twisting & Forward Bends July 8, 2013

Join us this week at Lake Center Yoga and move beyond identification with your fluctuating consciousness to stay established in your own true splendor via Yoga Sutra 1.4 and a focus on purifying twisting poses and quieting forward bending poses!

Yoga Sutra 1.4 vrtti sarupyam itaratra

The natural tendency of consciousness is to become involved with the object seen, drawing us towards it, and moving us to identify with it. We then become engrossed in the object. This becomes the seed for diversification of our intelligence and makes us forget our own radiant awareness. When the soul does not radiate its own glory, it is a sign that the thinking faculty has manifested itself in place of the soul.

This week in we’ll access Twisting and Forward Bending poses along with this sutra as the theme and the breath to purify and empty out the colorings of the imprints of objects of perception. […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:34+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Classes, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments