granola bars and other foods.

Thanks so much to everyone that came to the Om Nom Nom Nourish workshop at the Prairie Yogi studio this weekend!  It was so lovely to share the practices of yoga and Ayurveda with you.  If you are looking for the recipes for the Winter Sun Granola Bars and the Pumpkin Ginger Cranberry Snack Bars that I made for the workshop, please visit my food blog at

Until next time, may you keep eating and living well!

meditating on beet salad.

Thanks to everyone that came out to Jonathan Austman’s Day of Silence this weekend!  It was an honour to cook for you and support you in your practice.  For those of you interested in recipes, they will (slowly!) be posted up on my food blog, over the next little while.

If you are wondering what we ate, this was the oh-so-Sattvic menu:

Carrot+squash+ginger soup
Beet+black rice+parsley+zureshk+orange salad
Chickpeas+potatoes+cilantro+lemon salad
Homemade sourdough+butter
Gluten-free vegan lemon squares
Homemade herbal tea blends

So if you are ever deliberating on doing a meditation retreat with Jonathan, be rest assured that you will be well-fed if I am there!  Cheers to happy hearts and happy bellies!

Kirtan to begin 2015.

One of my yoga students, Bahram Moterassed, has an established psychotherapy practice that combines Western and Eastern techniques.  In the spring he asked me to lead a Kirtan for him and his meditation students, and we are doing another to start off 2015!  Of course, anybody is welcome to join us.  It will take place on January 9th, 2015, 6-8 pm, at 3-1200 Portage Ave (in the Mediation Services building), Winnipeg ($10 suggested donation).

To get in touch with Bahram, please email him at contact(at)maykadeh(dot)org.  Hope to see you there!

A day of silence.

My yoga teacher Jonathan Austman is leading a day of silent practice on Sunday, January 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  There will be guided seated and walking meditation, yoga, and a deliciously Ayurvedic and vegetarian lunch prepared by moi!  If you are interested, please send Susan Claire (our lovely administrator and fellow practitioner) an email at: scjohnson43(at)yahoo(dot)com.  Space is limited, so consider registering early.  I hope you can join us for a contemplative day of study and practice.