Our New Pilates Instructor! Alex

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We are excited to announce we are brining on a new Pilates instructor for even more variety in your classes!

Please give a big warm welcome to Alex Schroeder!

Alex Schroeder is a graduate of the ASU Classical Pilates Training Program 2018 with 600+ hours of personal, hands-on training. She grew up dancing and started teaching dance when she was fifteen. From there, her passion for teaching and helping individuals improve their physical and mental health grew. She started doing Pilates in 2015 and fell in love. Sharing this practice with people, tailoring every lesson to their specific needs, and watching them grow is her inspiration. Her clients are why she loves this work! She is very personable, motivational, and energetic. She looks forward to teaching and watching her clients become more pleased with their work and bodies. She designs every lesson for the client in front of her, giving them what they need that day, so they can walk away feeling rejuvenated. Her passion is improving other’s lives through this mindful practice, and she would love to be able to do that for you!

In addition to her love for all things dance and Pilates, she loves hiking, traveling, animals, and graphic design. Her favorite place is in her eno on her back porch. She is creative, fun loving, and adventurous.

Flourless Seed Bread

( gluten free, flour free, yeast free) 
Many have stopped eating bread due to the many side effect on health of traditional bread. It only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy this guilt free affordable bread recipe! 

1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of flax seeds
1/2 cup of raw almonds pieces
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp of chia seeds
4 tbsp of psyllium husk
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of maple syrup
3 tbsp of avocado oil
1 1/2  cup of almond milk or other nut based milk
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in medium size bowl, mix well and let it sit for 1-2 hours. 
2. Place dough in rectangle well oiled bread shape pan. 
3. Preheat the over to 350 F and bake 30-40min until its firm to touch
4.Cool for 20min then take it out to cool for 15 min before removing from pan and wait until its cool before slicing.

Our New Yoga Teacher! Noelle

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We have some exciting news at the studio! We have taken on a new Yoga Teacher to teach Wednesday night Back Care Yoga class and Friday Night Restorative Class! Please welcome Noelle Austin! We hope you join Noelle in her classes at the studio! 

Heres a bit about Noelle

Noelle Austin is a 555 hr. Certified Yoga Therapist through The International Association of Yoga Therapy. She’s been teaching Iyengar-based yoga since 2009 and practicing many forms of yoga since she was a little girl. She is a performing artist who enjoys helping all people feel welcome in the world through an adaptive, holistic and playful approach. Her classes are catered to the individuals in them, with demonstrations, detailed instructions, and a welcoming heart.

New Schedule and New Classes!

Hello, everyone, I hope you are all enjoying spring as well as the new space! We have some other exciting news dealing with classes. We are pumping up our schedule and adding a few new additions! 

Check out our new classes starting today, May 15th! Our schedule is pumped full of at least 3 unique classes a day, there is no better time to take advantage of our class pass and enjoy them all!!!

Here are the new classes added to our lineup


Healing Breath Yoga

Thursdays @ 6:15pm-7:30pm

Take a deep breath, because we’re about to introduce you to an early contender for 2018’s most out-there fitness trend: The Breathing class, currently sweeping across the US. Let strength, healing, balance, and stability fill your whole body, and let go of tension and fatigue in this relaxing breathing practice.There is the unexplainable and tremendous quality of mindful inhale and open exhale that embodies all we may truly need to start to heal ourselves.


Yoga For Back Care

Wednesday @ 6:15pm-7:15pm

Achy back? Give yoga for back care a go. This class will be beneficial for people battling with backache, spine curvature and imbalances, gym goers, and people who spend long periods of time on their feet. By building body awareness students will be empowered to release tension and find ease in the back body through specific poses. Numerous studies have shown the power of ancient practice to relieve back soreness and improve function. 


Therapy Mat Pilates

Mondays @ 10:30am-11:30am

This is a wonderful class for beginner Pilates students and anyone struggling with body imbalances or recovering from injuries. Here you will learn proper body mechanics that will help you to correct imbalances and support natural healing processes. Even the most seasoned practitioners will find this class useful by gaining a deeper understanding of Pilates form and learning new ways to improve their practice. We will be using Pilates props such as the small ball, rubber band, magic circle and more.

We Are Moving!!!

Its a little bit nostalgic to think about 5 years ago we opened Studio Eleanas in Boone and we have met and helped so many people with their fitness and wellness goals. But its time to spread our roots a little father and we're excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location by May 1st! We are already busy setting up the place and making improvements along the way as we prepare your arrival into our new space! The new space is about three times the size of our current location with lots of natural light and located in Boone Heights Shopping Center right off Blowing Rock Road! 

Our new address is: 182-A Boone Heights Drive Boone, NC 28607

If you dont know we have an Instagram account where you can see our progress as we put it all together and get the latest news as well as tips for your practice! Follow us @Studioelenas

Also, we will be closing the studio on April 27th - the 31st as we move our equipment into the new space and tie up our loose ends at our old spot. So mark your calendars ahead of time. Can't wait to see you all there! 😁

Delightful Butternut Apple Soup 

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They say one apple 🍎 a day keeps doctors away, but I think they really might have something here! Apples a packed pull of digestion enzymes, as well as vitamins and adding an apple to your soup, can help with digestion, hydration and reduce calorie intake while improving flavor. Not to mention its just a divine complement to the butternut squash. 

1 medium butternut squash- peeled, deseeded and cut into small cubes
1/2 large sweet onion- chopped
1 large apple- peeled and cut into cubes
2 tbsp of “Better than chicken” organic veg bullion or equivalent stock
1/2 cup of cream of brown rice
Boiling water to cover veg about 4 inches
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cashew or almond yogurt to garnish
2 tbsp of coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large frying pan with coconut oil over medium-high heat, add chopped onion, ginger, turmeric and stir for 5min. Place cut squash and continue stirring until lightly browned. Mix in cream of brown rice and stir for about 2 min.

When you're done transfer the entire contents of the frying pan as well as the cut apples into a medium-sized cooking pot. Cover the contents with boiling water and stir in the veg broth, salt and cook until the vegetables are tender. Using a hand blender purée vegetables until smooth.  you could also use a hand masher but the texture may not be as smooth. If you only have a blender make sure the soup has cooled down to room temperature before blending or else you might have an explosive soup on your hands. To top it opp mix in the chopped fresh parsley and yogurt enjoy! 

Vegan Caprese

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This Caprese will fill you with energy and full of refreshing flavors that will just burst in your mouth. Whos ready to jump into the spring spirit!?

1 pink grapefruit - peeled and sliced without skin
1 ripe avocado- peeled and sliced
1/2 a lime juiced
1 tbsp of agave
1 tsp of salt or to taste
2 tbsp of cold pressed olive oil
a handful of fresh basil leaves without stem

Arrange the grapefruit and avocado slices on your serving plate. Hand squeeze the juice from what will remain out of the grapefruit and blend in a blender with remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour freshly made dressing on the avocado and grapefruit slices and enjoy!

Authentic Golden Milk

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Golden Milk has been all the rage recently, getting served at high-end cafes and all the popular spots all around America. No wonder its so popular this recipe helps with anxiety and stress as well as promoting a good nights sleep. Sounds like just like the magical potion everyone is looking for!  The key ingredient is a magical spice called saffron which is known to lift your energy and bring a feeling of peace and happiness. Bonus points for those who practice meditation it helps with grounding after the practice.

1cup of organic cow milk or alternative milk such as coconut milk, macadamia nut milk, etc.
1/4 tsp of freshly grated ginger, turmeric powder,
pinch of salt and saffron string
1-2 tsp of honey
1/2 tsp of clarifying butter(also known as ghee)

In a pot, heat up the milk and add fresh ginger, turmeric powder, ghee pinch of salt and saffron strings. Bring it to a boil and let it cool to drinking temperature then add honey and enjoy on its own or with some sliced bananas.

 

 

 

 Nourishing Fermented Rice

When we cook rice today it may not be completely digested by the body. Many of the micronutrient present in the grain may not be readily bio-available for absorption. Fermented rice provides immense health benefits:

  • providing energy for the whole day
  • the body feels less tired
  • helps with allergies and skin related problems
  • removes all types of ulcers
  • helps to maintain the youthful and radiant look of your skin
  • helps to get rid of caffeine dependency
  • the richest source of vitamin B12 for vegans provides gut healing bacteria in abundance
  • removes constipation
  • normalizes blood pressure

for 2 servings

1 cup of basmati rice (washed and strained)
2 cup of hot water
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of sugar
1 small pot of fired clay
water room temperature to cover the cooked rice

In a small pot place hot water and basmati rice with salt and sugar and bring it to a boil. Simmer it until about 4Tbs of water remains. Switch the stove off and keep the lid closed on the pot for about 15 minutes to finish cooking the rice. When the rice cools down to room temperature then place the room temperature water over the rice, just enough to cover the rice. If your stove is still warm set the rice on the burner otherwise set your stove on lowest setting to warm up the plate then turn it off the heat and place pot with rice and water in warm stove overnight. If its summer you can leave it in the sun for about 3-6 hours.

You can eat it with the water which has a lot of nutrition and good bacteria for your gut or without the water. Add yogurt of your choice for a complete breakfast. You can also use chopped cilantro, tomato and sweet onions with lime juice to accompany this dish.

 

    Vegan Summer Squash & Beet Pesto

    Serves: 4 people

    4 cups of each - raw butternut squash and beet cut like pasta noodles ( available at publix store or use spiralizer kitchen device)
    1 tsp of dry oregano
    1 tsp of cumin powder
    1 pinch of asafetida powder or fresh pressed garlic
    1 tbsp of ghee
    salt to taste
    cherry tomatoes- washed and cut in half for garnish. 

    Vegan/Ayurvedic Pesto Sause

    4oz of pine nuts
    0.75 oz of fresh basil (1 bunch) - washed and picked
    2 tbsp of dry nutritional yeast
    1/4 cup of cold pressed olive oil
    1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk or other unsweetened non dairy milk
    1/2 inch of fresh ginger
    Black pepper and black salt(or regular salt) - to taste

    Combine all the spices together and half the amount. Heat up 1/2 of ghee or oil in a large frying pan, add the first half of the spices and stir fry the butternut squash noodles until andante then repeat same process with beets spirals. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and pesto sauce. 

    to make the sauce use a high speed blender to combine all of the ingredients and process until smooth.

    Black salt is available at many Indian supermarkets or you can find it online. Black salt has high content of minerals and is healthier option to increase digestion among many other benefits such as cure for constipation and bloating, treatment for joint disorder, aids weight loss, helps cure respiratory troubles, cures intestinal gas problems, cures heartburn, etc.