Category Archive: Ayurveda, Lifestyle & Nutrition

Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum

Grace Van Berkum

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I teach people about the healing powers of plant-based foods, yoga, meditation, connecting to nature, and learning to open your mind and heart. Why do you do what you do? The world needs to realize and understand where our foods are coming from and how what we …

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Travel Yoga: Essential Tips from Julie Lusk


Making flight arrangements for your next trip to the Bahamas? Plan ahead so you can travel smart and stay balanced. Holistic health specialist Julie Lusk shares this excerpt from her e-book on Travel Yoga to help make your air travel more peaceful and healthy. (Reprinted with permission)   Traveling by plane: Air travel can be …

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De-Stressing 101

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. We all know the negative impact of stress on our physical, mental and emotional health. Another thing is to know what to do to live stress-free. A moderate level of stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes stress remains below the radar and …

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De-Stressing 102

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. In De-Stressing 101, I looked at the signs of a state of chronic agitation, a precursor of a stress breakdown and proposed a change in lifestyle based on the 5 Points of Yoga taught by Swami Vishnudevananda. Now I would like to look at the …

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What Does an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Do?

By Dr. Marc Halpern (Siva) Originally published by Sivananda Yoga Camp. Reposted with permission. An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is a specialist capable of utilizing yoga therapies to alter the physiology of the body in a manner that supports the healing process. As such, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists are uniquely placed to participate as a health care …

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Pomegranate Power Smoothie — with bok choy!

Grace Van Berkum's Pomegranate Power Smoothie

Thanks to the always inspiring Grace Van Berkum for this super delicious, health-promoting recipe. Enjoy this powerful, delicious smoothie that boasts substantial health promoting benefits and is great for digestion. Strawberry and pomegranate phytochemicals have blood pressure-reducing properties, and both have anti-inflammatory effects that may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. Bok choy is …

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Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing


Oddly delicious and always nutritious! Arugula spinach salad with walnuts & hemp seeds, topped with Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing.

Gracious Living Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Recipe contributed by Grace Van Berkum & Gracious Living   * handful of raw cacao beans * Sunwarrior plant-based chocolate protein powder * 3 tbsp dandelion root powder * 3-4 cups of unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk) * 1 frozen banana * 1 cup frozen papaya * 1 tbsp maca powder * 1 tsp …

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Spring Detox & Juice Fasting – April 2013

Spring Detox & Juice Fasting

Gracious Living Yoga Lifestyle Retreat


Check out our recently added course offered by Grace Van Berkum: Gracious Living Yoga Lifestyle Retreat. [] Over the course of 5 days, Grace will guide you through the 5 points of Yoga established by Swami Vishnudevananda and teach you how these principles can help you lead a gracious, healthy, vibrant life, with a strong …

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