Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What exactly are you waiting for?

Have a blast doing just that = coming on retreat with us!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The snow is gone....

And the grass really IS more green in Vermont. Counting the days until our Vermont Retreat. Can you come? You should - a day, a few, the entire retreat - we can not wait to have you. Call today. Space is limited!
Liz And Lynn

Saturday, April 13, 2013

FOR THE LOVE OF BIKRAM YOGA - get in there!!!!

In Bikram Yoga There are the classic do’s and don’ts that every hot room newbie hears, as they nervously prepare for their first class. It’s usually about setting up, drinking water and where to leave your sweaty rental towel.

But the practice of Bikram yoga is full of subtleties that I wish I had known when I got started. Here are just a few of them:

~ Sweat is sexy. I know you think it’s gross. But it’s so not. Sweat means passion. Dedication. Hard work. Health. It’s hot. Seriously.

~ Don’t worry about getting into better shape or getting more flexible before you come to your first class. We were all kinds of broken down messes when we first came. Fitness and flexibility come from going to class. Just start where you are.

~ Don’t set up in the front row on your first class, but stagger your mat so that you can see yourself in the mirror. You don’t like to look in a mirror, you say? You cringe at the sight of yourself in work-out clothes? That is exactly why you are here. It’s not to get the cute yoga ass you’ve heard so much about; that’s just a side effect. You are here to learn to love your reflection. We all had that critical voice in our head when we got here; you are here to kill that voice. You are here so that you can look in the mirror and smile kindly at yourself, like you are an old friend. You are here so that someday you can look yourself in the eyes and bow to your own grace and strength.

~ You will learn that us Bikram yogis love our bodies. Not that we are all perfect, by any means, but we love the incredible things that our forms are capable of. We treat them with respect and pride. This means we are not afraid to wear the smallest yoga clothes possible and we’re fine with nudity in the change room. We gave up shame around class #5. You will, too.

~ Savasana really is the hardest posture we do. When you are in camel, you might think I am full of it. But really, it’s savasana. It’s brutal to be still, in both mind and body, but that is OK. This is a lifelong practice.

~ The postures build on themselves; there will be a first step, then a next step. If you feel too challenged by a posture, go back to an earlier step and work on mastering that. Substituting different yoga postures or crunches or wind-sprints does not impress us. It makes us worry you will hurt yourself.

~ When you begin, you might think Bikram is all about the work-out because it’s all you can get your mind around. Be reassured that this practice is about embracing stillness, managing your ego and getting control of your monkey mind. It’s a profoundly spiritual meditation practice – it just takes a few classes to get your mind to shut the hell up long enough to realize that.

~ I promise you that even though it is all you can think about – leaving the room will not help you. I’ve seen several people pass out, all of them were attempting to leave the room when they went down. Sit or lie down on your mat and let the community energy and the watchful eye of the instructor support you. Breathe.

Get ready. If you decide to stick with this, get ready for a community more supportive that you could ever imagine. Get ready for huge challenges and more huge rewards. Get ready to cry in postures because you never thought it was possible that you could ever do them. Get ready to crave time in the hot room. Get ready to wonder what you ever did without it. Get ready for the yoga to change your body, mind and relationships in ways that will shock you.
Get ready.

Then get in there!
You will be so glad you did!!!
***Want to get a little extra instruction your first time or years after you have started? COME ON RETREAT.... 1ST TIMERS TO PRACICED YOGIS WELCOME! lizcotterevents@gmail.com for details!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sprouting 101

So as we move through the weekend and next week we are going to get our Sprout on! And getting that on starts with good quality seeds. I can not tell you - now many times myself have had a bad experience or heard someone say " I just am not good at sprouting'...and it is all just because of the seeds being rancid, low quality..

SO Here is an amazing seed resource for you to look into! http://www.sproutman.com 

We are going to start with just your basic ORGANIC seeds and bonus he has a link: SPROUTS FOR BEGINNERS - go there first ;) . something like the clover, alfalfa are easy to grow on your counter top, in small areas - we will work with these variteies first! GET SOME! If you want to get your seeds fast and start to sprout with me - head to whole foods, or your local co-op for resources.. but be sure to buy ORGANIC seeds and then Check back MONDAY! and we will get these little guys growing!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ah....Bikram Yoga!

"My yoga class is that sweltering day. It's one long, hot meditation. We put incredible pressure on you to teach you to break your attachment to external thingsand go within. Instead of blaming others for your own weakness, fear and depression, you will learn to take responsibility for your own life. You've got to face yourself in the mirror, every part you don't like, every mistake you make, every excuse your mind creates to limit your potential liberation--there's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. No escape from reality. With these kinds of demands on your abilities and attention, you will soon forget that there is anyone on the next mat in the classroom, much less notice what they are wearing. After you learn to discipline your body and mind under these conditions, you will truly be able to concentrate; no external will be able to break your powerful focus. That's why I say the the darkest place in the world is under the brightest lamp. In the Torture Chamber of my class, you will find a beautiful light, and the source of that light is within you." -Bikram.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sprout on cruton!

Once again,my mudroom has been transformed into my SPROUT ROOM... and well, Spring just does not get any better than that. Please check out another brilliant article below about just how amazing sprouts are for you. THANK YOU DR. MERCOLA! and in the next week I will be talking about how you can get your sprout on - even in the smallest of NY city apartments. Cheap, easy and the best nutrution you can find around!! Stay tuned for more that is in store!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ah Spring spring spring... I can actually see grass in my yard and water like this just gets me even more in the mood!! for Spring and SPRING CLEANING. ENJOY!:

(1) bloating and feeling a little “clogged” (don’t be shy!);
(2) extra water weight around abs; or
(3) intense cravings for a soda (or something sweet). So, before you starve yourself, buy some “Super Fast-Acting Detox Tea” or grab a soda from the vending machine, here are 4 g...
reat infused vitamin waters to help cleanse your system naturally.

**TIP: add these to your water bottle in the morning and drink an hour later.**

(1) Orange & Lemon water: Citrus fruits help digestion especially in room temp (or warm) water. This water can help heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, vomiting & constipation.

(2) Cucumber, lime & mint (ginger optional): Good water for water-weight management, hydration, cleansing, controlling appetite, improving mood & energy.

(3) Lemon, orange and lime water: Same benefits as number one.

(4) Strawberry, orange & mint water: protects immune system, vitamin rich, prevents wrinkles. Remember mint also helps with bad breath and digestion. Hydration is just as important as the food you eat daily - water helps spread nutrients from food throughout your body.

**Do NOT let fruit sit in the water for more than 48 hours. A little incentive to drink up - and then enjoy the fruit too! 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Fresh water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp - among other things! 

You are not sick YOU ARE THIRSTY! What a great read - pick it up today at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0962994251/ref=rdr_ext_tmb