Satya’s Favorite Yogi’s

The month of September heralds a shift in consciousness; not only does it signal a change of seasons, but for many of us, it’s a call to action: time to buckle down, get back to school, and instill a sense of order that we shrugged off during summer’s languid days. Luckily, September is also Yoga Month, a celebration of yogic practices that reminds us to slow down, breathe deeply and be present as the world demands we jump back in and propel ourselves forward.

This September, we’re celebrating Yoga Month by highlighting some of our favorite yogis. From being luminous spirits to incredible teachers, this group of women not only share our passion for practicing yoga, but are improving the world around them, one breath at a time. Get to know our favorite yogis, and get inspired for Yoga Month!

Rachel Brathen

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Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With over two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

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Kimberly Snyder

180201_Kimberly_Snyder_Portraits4269-1Kimberly Snyder, is the nutritionist and multi-time New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Detox SolutionThe Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Power and Radical Beauty, co-authored with Deepak Chopra. Today, she is a passionate wellness authority whose philosophy includes her principles around proper food combining, optimizing digestion and eating an all or mostly plant-based diet.

After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University, Snyder didn’t choose an ordinary path. Instead, she embarked on a three-year solo journey spanning over 50 countries. This exposed her to a wide range of health and beauty modalities, conventional and unconventional teachers and approaches from different cultures, inspiring her to pursue an extensive career in the field of nutrition and wellness.

A passionate practitioner of Kriya and Vinyasa yoga and meditation, world adventurer, Mama, and Board Advisor for Visionary Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and empowerment of women.  Kimberly has dedicated her life to inspiring others to discover their own light and true beauty.

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Sarah Finger

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Sarah Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Dr. Deepak Chopra. She recently co-created an online course, “Finding Connection Through Yoga,” with Dr. Chopra in partnership with Yoga Journal and The Chopra Center. She teaches training’s, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger, and is a featured expert on Jiyo, a revolutionary new digital platform that brings health and wellness to online communities all over the world. Sarah is on the Board of Directors for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Her daughter, who is also called Satya, inspires her every day to live a life based on love and unbound potential.

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Elena Brower

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Mama, author, yoga teacher and speaker, Elena Brower is influenced by several yoga traditions and recognized internationally for her expertise in offering practices for approaching our world with realistic reverence.

She is the author of Practice You & Art of Attention, a yoga workbook that has been translated into six languages, and the creator of Teach.yoga, a virtual home for yoga teachers worldwide.

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Gurmukh

HEADSHOTS Satya sisters_gurmukhAs a seeker, Gurmukh left her home and headed west at the age of nineteen. It wasn’t long until she found her Spiritual Teacher Yogi Bhajan and the calling of her Destiny in 1970. Yogi Bhajan gave her a spiritual name that means, “One who helps thousands across the world ocean.” For more than four decades Gurmukh has traveled the world to teach and as the years continued, Gurmukh and her husband Gurushabd opened Golden Bridge Yoga, a studio in New York City, which is a thriving sanctuary for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Gurmukh’s grace and wisdom continue to expand, transmitted through her teachings. Like Satya, Gurmukh has a deep passion for all children and sharing this journey with like-minded Soul Sisters is a “dream come true”.

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Healing Gemstones Every Mom Should Know About

As Mom’s it comes natural to us to nurture others but what about ourselves?  As a business owner, and a single mother of twins, I have learned how to take care of myself in a subtle but powerful way. Working with gemstones for the last 20 years, has taught me how powerful these gifts from Mother Nature are. They are little reminders of how incredible we are as Mom’s and help encourage us to take a breath when we’re faced with a moment of challenge.  The healing effects when worn can shift a day of stress to a day of calm.  I can use different stones to keep me steady, balanced and happy throughout my day.  There are thousands of stones with amazing healing properties but here are the top 5 that I can’t live without as a mother.

Black onyx is the stone of strength and perseverance. When I gave birth to my twins I wore nothing else for the first 3 years. This stone is powerful to help the transition to motherhood which no one can prepare you for.  I was naturally drawn to this stone these first few years learning later that this was the stone of endurance.  It was exactly what I needed.

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Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. As mothers, we give love all the time, yet often we forget to receive. This stone is the perfect reminder to love ourselves unconditionally. Only when we truly love ourselves are we able to receiving love from others.

Turquoise is the stone of health, balance and intuition.  This very nurturing stone always helps to bring me back to my center. As a blue stone, it’s also connected to the throat chakra, the powerful energy center that helps us to speak up for ourselves. When we speak our truth, anything is possible!

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Carnelian is the stone of protection, stability and vitality. This stone helps you to be fearless and courageous in all that you do.  When life hands me a little more than what I’m ready for, this is the stone I wear to push me through to the other side. Wear this to channel your inner fearless goddess!

Last but not least is Angelite, the stone of acceptance and compassion.  I like to use this for my own self-acceptance and compassion towards all that I do as a Mom.  I know from so many Moms, that we all carry guilt and self judgement. This happy and calming blue stone helps me to love and accept myself just the way I am.

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Clean Eating for the Holidays

This is a simple recipe that can be served as an appetizer or a main meal. It’s loaded with fiber, protein and antioxidants. It’s ideal for a chilly fall night when you’re entertaining or simply making dinner for yourself. Enjoy!

Roasted Eggplant Appetizer

Serves 4

Eggplant

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
  • 2 Tbsp. pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

Creamy Tahini Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp. well-stirred tahini
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the eggplants face up on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.

Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Remove from the oven; set aside for 5 minutes, then top with the quinoa, onions, pecans, parsley and drizzle with the tahini sauce. Serve immediately.

 

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Amie Valpone is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain and shares her story of how Clean Eating  and Detox saved her life.

Mask & Meditate Your Way to Wellness

We’ve teamed up with Farmacy Beauty the farm-to-skincare beauty brand to bring you the Bee Well Set; a limited-edition gift set to celebrate a collective consciousness and shared passions of peace, positivity and mindfulness.

The Bee Well Set features a full size (4.1 oz. jar) of Farmacy’s beloved Honey Potion warming massage mask paired with a exclusive Satya Jewelry Tiger’s Eye and Honey Jade gemstone bracelet to promote stability, grounding, insight, inner peace joy and happiness. It features a sterling silver charm engraved with Farmacy’s Echinacea GreenEnvyTM flower, which is emblematic of individuality, prosperity and protection. The set is meant to encourage harmony, balance and wellness. Mask and meditate your way to beauty from the inside with the healing properties of nature!

Satya’s Top 10 Tips for making the most of your Bee Well Set:

  1. Find a sacred space where you can get quiet and tune in. Light candles, get cozy and use a diffuser or incense to help set a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
  2. Apply the warming honey mask to your face and neck gently massage into the skin.
  3. After you have washed you hands, come back to your quiet space and sit in a comfortable cross legged position.
  4. Holding the bracelet in your hand, close your eyes and take a few deep breath’s helping the body and mind to relax.
  5. Think about a mantra or intention you’d like to set for yourself.
  6. Drawing the bead’s of the bracelet through your thumb and forefinger repeat your mantra or intention as you move each bead through your hand.
  7. Repeat the mantra 27 times or once you feel grounded and steady.
  8. Place the bracelet on your wrist as a daily reminder of your intention.
  9. Wash the warming mask off your face with cool water and apply your favorite healing face cream to finish.
  10. Take this feeling of calmness with you as you go about your day.

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Green Bean & Pear Salad with Tahini Dressing

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By Amie Valone, author of Eating Clean and founder of TheHealthyApple.com

This is a simple recipe that’s easy to whip up on a weeknight for dinner or on a weekend when you have more time to prepare a long lunch. The freshly squeezed orange juice adds a naturally sweet touch to this tahini dressing without using refined, inflammatory sugars.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 2 lbs. green beans
  • 2 large pears, large diced
  • 1 cup yellow grape tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 4 Tbsp. warm water, plus more if needed
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Steam the green beans in a large steamer basket on the stovetop for 5 minutes or until they are bright green and crisp, not soggy. Rinse them under cold water and dry them off. Transfer the beans to a large serving dish, top with tomatoes, cabbage, scallions, basil and sesame seeds.

In a small bowl, combine the tahini, water, orange juice, garlic and sea salt and pepper; mix well to combine. Add more water, if needed for a thinner dressing. Pour over the salad and serve immediately.

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We’d love to know what you think of this recipe so please share your thoughts in the comment section below and if you really liked this post, please feel free to share the love! You can see more of Amie’s delicious, healthy and healing recipe’s and tips over at TheHealthyApple.com.

Amie Valpone

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Amie Valpone is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain and shares her story of how Clean Eating  and Detox saved her life.