Christmas 2021 NewSletter

Jinty at AYE

As we speed toward the end of 2021 so we bring our classes to a close for this year.

Most of us were glad to see the back of 2020, with thoughts that 2021 could not be any worse, but for a lot of us it was. The novelty of the first lockdown soon wore off for most, and businesses like ours could not open, physically, until May.

Thank you to everyone that attended our online classes in between, your support truly meant so much to Neil and I.

There has been much learning to be had for all of us through the pandemic experience. From the obvious things such as the appreciation of a good hug or travelling to the deeper knowledge of ourselves.

In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.

Thich Nhat Hanh

It was wonderful to welcome folks back in to the Shala in May. And we continue to keep numbers small. Our teaching style has changed a little and both Neil and I have found this suits us both. If Yoga is about healing, if it is about present moment awareness, if it is about service to others, and purpose, then we, at AYE, want to facilitate it as individuals. We all enter the Shala looking and feeling very different so why should we expect to look and feel the same when we practice?

“The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same.”

Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita

Our weekly classes in January will remain the same. I also teach private and 1 to 1 classes and group classes at Exeter University. Please email us if a 1 to 1 class is something you may like. Whilst Neil is away and our Mother is ill we cannot commit to any more classes, thank you for your understanding. Our Mum has struggled physically since our Dad died in July, she has spent many weeks in hospital, now home but needs a lot of care. This too has been a teacher for us as a family.

I still have a weekly podcast, you can listen here.

How to have a healthy relationship with food, With Nutritional Therapist Marcelle Rose WomenKind Collective

In this week’s podcast we carry on our food and health theme for this month with our guest, Marcelle Rose, a registered nutritionist and health coach who specialises in binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting. It’s been a difficult week in the news and we ask why, in the UK now, there is a greater prison sentence for pulling down a statue than there is for rape! We’re furious that our right to protest is now under threat. In the Book Collective we continue with the magnificent The Female Lead, We Rise By Lifting Others by Edwina Dunn. We’re still on Veganuary and today we cook up Sticky Tofu from Dr Gemma Newman’s cookbook, The Plant Power Doctor.   Marcelle Rose is a registered nutritionist and health coach she specialises in helping women beat binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting so they can make peace with their body and heal their relationship with food. For many women this is a transformational experience, so they are able to live life to the fullest. We learn about the artificial sweetener lie, why many people binge eat, how we can stop the yo-yo dieting. Can the menopause and hormonal changes effect our digestion? We get all the answers from Marcelle in this no-holds-barred interview full of facts and useful tips to help you break the diet cycle. We also ask Marcelle what her ‘significant object’ is.  In the Book Collective we continue reading The Female Lead, We Rise By Lifting Others by Edwina Dunn, in this week’s read we meet Dr Jasvinder Sanghera, founder of Karma Nirvana and learn of her fight for women not wanting to enter into arranged marriages, there’s the inspiring Joyce Banda, president of Malawi whose education program for girls has now enrolled 6,500 females into education. We meet Kathrine Switzer the first woman to officially run the Boston marathon, only because they didn’t realise she was female! There are so many others in this truly amazing book.   For the Foodie,Lou cooks up Sticky Tofu from a recipe in Dr Gemma Newman’s cookbook, The Plant Power Doctor. Thankfully it’s a triumph with Jinty! There’s some great tips on the best ways to cook tofu.   The WI is still Lou doing Veganuary…how is she doing? She spills the beans on what it’s like to miss her milky tea’s!    You can catch Marcelle’s full interview along with our other guests on our Womenkind Collective YouTube channel:  Marcelle Rose, BANT Registered Nutritionist ® & Health Coach Digestive Health, Emotional Eating & Eating Disorder Specialist NCFED Master Practitioner Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram   Today’s Recipe: Ingredients: Tofu 1 block of firm tofu. Pressed and cubed 2 tbsp of cornflour ½ tsp of chilli powder (optional) Sweet and sour sauce 50 ml of soy sauce 25ml of rice wine vinegar 50 ml of pineapple juice 1 tsp apricot jam ½ tsp of Chinese 5 spice ½ tsp of garlic powder ½ tsp of chilli powder 1 tsp of cornflour Stir-fry 2 tsp of sesame oil (optional) 1 red pepper cut into chunks 100 grs of mange touts or asparagus or broccoli spears 100 grs of baby corn 2 cloves of garlic 15 grs of ginger finely chopped Serve Spring onions shredded, brown rice or noodles. How • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, line a baking tray. Coat the tofu in the cornflour and chilli. Place on the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. • Whisk all the sweet and sour sauce ingredients together except for the cornflour and set to one side. • Heat a wok add the oil. Add the vegetable, garlic and ginger, fry for 2-3 minutes. • Pour in the sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes then mix in the cornflour, stir constantly until thickened. Add the tofu and simmer for 1 minute • Serve with rice or noodles with shredded spring onions or coriander   — Send in a voice message:
  1. How to have a healthy relationship with food, With Nutritional Therapist Marcelle Rose
  2. Life with Anorexia Nervosa
  3. Navigating the Menopause with Elizabeth Joseph
  4. Christmas Party, Guests, reviews, books and wine
  5. How to enjoy a stress free Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas, if not Merry, then at least calm, take long, slow breaths, stay present and enjoy loved ones when/if you get the chance. See you in 2022, with Love and Kindness, Jinty and Neil, Ashtanga Yoga Exmouth

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