Karma Yoga

When

Sunday, June 30th  /  9:00-10:00AM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructors

Ann Antonietta

Ann recently completed the 200 RYT through YogaWorks (registered with Yoga Alliance) at Yoga Source in Carytown. The training focused on precise instruction, alignment with breath, fluid movement, with an emphasis on thoughtful sequencing.

Along with yoga, Ann enjoys staying active by taking daily river walks with her four dogs, volunteering with animal rescue, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.

Yoga has been a way for Ann to stay balanced mentally and physically. It has opened her eyes to so many beautiful philosophies and ways of living.  Teaching karma yoga classes is a way for her to serve and give back to others.

Jill McCranie

Jill also recently completed a 200-hour registered yoga teacher training through YogaWorks (registered with Yoga Alliance) at Yoga Source in Carytown.  The training included learning posture alignment with an emphasis on anatomy, breathing, hands-on adjustments, teaching techniques and yoga philosophies rooted in the yoga sutras of Patanjali.

In addition to yoga, Jill’s pursuits include crossfit, road cycling, healthy cooking, her dog, spending quality time with her friends and family and a full-time job in IT.  For her, both the philosophy and physical practice of yoga are an integral part of her daily routine.  Teaching karma yoga classes is an opportunity for her, as well as those who attend the practice, to give back to the community.  Her hope is to inspire students to also use yoga as means to gaining peace, clarity and well-being.

Description

Karma is action.  Karma yoga is one of many paths to self-realization through selfless service.

Our karma yoga classes will be dedicated to a different local nonprofit organization each month.  That organization will be the beneficiaries of the donations collected during the month.

During the class, you will be guided through traditional postures and techniques, linking breath with movement, which will offer you a well-rounded and balanced practice. This class is for beginners but all levels are welcome.

Please bring your own towel (optional) and yoga mat.

Sponsored Charity

Community Idea Stations

Cost

Suggested donation of $10.00   100% of the monies go to the sponsored nonprofit.

Cash (preferred method) or Check (made out to the sponsored nonprofit)

No reservations, drop-ins only.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Saturday's Hot Bar 06/29/13

RAW FOODS: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Totally Alive Cole Slaw

SOUPS: Vegan Chili, Vegan Sausage & Cabbage Soup, Cream of Mushroom & Broccoli, Cream of Asparagus, Creamy Tomato Bisque

VEGAN FOODS: Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Black Beans, Moroccan Spiced Vegetables, Stewed Fennel & Tomatoes, Greek Quinoa, Mapa Tofu, Butternut Squash & Mushrooms, Tempeh Picadillo, Yucatan Veggies, Spanish Rice, Peach Crisp

MEAT & SEAFOOD: Baked Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, White Hominy & Pintos, Garlic Roasted Chicken w/ Charred Tomato Salsa, Polenta, Sarsaparilla Braised Pork, Cola Braised Beef & Vegetables, Ellwood’s Own Chicken Vindaloo, Tilapia Meuniere, Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Sattva Recovery Energy Yoga

When

Saturday mornings at 10:30AM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Dick Shea

Description

Sattva Recovery Energy Yoga is a practice of raising your energy with Kriyas, asana, movement, pranayama, radical aliveness, and timeless ancient India wisdom, unlike anything currently being taught here in the states.

Cost

$10.00 cash at door

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Email Dick Shea at DickoShea@aol.com

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Friday's Hot Bar 06/28/13

RAW FOODS: Raw Nappa Slaw, Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad

SOUPS: Sweet Potato Corn & Kale, Vegan Sausage & Cabbage Soup, Cream Of Asparagus, Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup, Cream Of Broccoli & Mushroom

VEGAN FOODS: Mapa Tofu, Tempeh Picadillo, Greek Quinoa, Butternut Quinoa Hash, Black Beans, Basmati Rice, House-Made Guacamole, Fire Roasted Salsa, House-Made Pico De Gallo, Vegan “Cheddar Cheese”, Vegan Tofutti “Sour Cream”, Lettuce, Refried Beans, Vegan Taco “Meat”, Spanish Rice, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Taco Shells, Steamed Broccoli, Yucatan Veggies, Fajita Veggies

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream

MEAT & SEAFOOD: Sarsaparilla Braised Pork, Bell & Evans Fiesta Chicken, Seasoned Ground Beef, Farm Raised Blackened Tilapia, Garlic Roasted Chicken w/ Charred Tomato Sauce, Polenta, Chicken Enchilada, Carne Asada, White Hominy & Pintos

Intro to Healing with Ayurvedic Astrology

When

Thursday, June 27th  /  8:00-9:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Gananath Amritananda Swamiji

Gananath Amritananda (or “Swamiji” as he is called by his students) has practiced and taught Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology for 10 years.  He is the director of the Soma Matha School of Ayurveda and directs certification courses in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.  Swamiji is considered a master of Ayurvedic Herbology and is currently writing a book on the subject of traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulas.

Description

Vedic Astrology is applied to help understand the mystical and spiritual causes for dis-ease and difficulties in life, and proscribes variety of spiritual remedies for changing people’s lives for the better.  Vedic Astrology is very different than Western Astrology which is usually only applied as a predictive science.  Vedic astrology uses different calculations and methods for analyzing charts to gain strikingly precise insight into the spiritual reasons for the problems people encounter.  It provides effective remedies for spiritual conditions caused by the placement of the planets at the time of birth which cannot otherwise be cured using medicine or material means.  Vedic Astrology is a vast subject which requires many years of study to master.  This lecture is intended to introduce the subject of Vedic Astrology and is suitable for people who have some background in Astrology and also for those who do not.

Cost

$11.00

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Ellwood Thompson Present’s

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

The Miracle of Coconut Oil

When

Thursday, June 27th  /  6:00-7:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Lyn Clark

Lyn believes that what you eat can affect how you feel, your attitude toward people you encounter, and how you will age. When we eat for health and wellness people around us will notice a difference and want to learn about how they too can lead a healthier lifestyle.

Lyn is a holistic nutritionist who is married to a wonderful health enthusiast and professional tennis player. She has three children ages 9 to 19. Her number one goal is to show her clients that Health is Wellness. She enjoys yoga, creating healthy meals, and spending time with her clients. Teaching seminars, cooking classes, and making homemade salad dressings are her favorite pastimes.

Lyn earned her degree from Integrative Institute for Nutrition in New York City. Most of the time you will find Lyn reading the latest research in health journals so that she can keep her clients up to date on current health news.

Description

Coconut oil is one of the world’s most nourishing foods. Conventional thought is that coconut oil is unhealthy and contributes to heart disease. Coconut oil is actually a heart healthy food that can keep your body running smoother in several different ways. Come learn the health benefits of this tropical food and how to use it daily in your food preparation and other ways that might surprise you!

Cost

$12.00

Capacity

40

Register for class

CANCELLED

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Thursday's Hot Bar 06/27/13

RAW FOODS: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Totally Alive Cole Slaw

SOUPS: Chilled Avocado & Cucumber Soup, Cream Of Asparagus, Turkey Chili, Sweet Potato Corn & Kale Soup, Vegan Sausage & Cabbage Soup

VEGAN FOODS: Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Black Beans, Malabar’s Chole Saag, Malabar’s Aloo Gobhi, Vegan Gluten-Free Lasagna, Cous Cous Paella, Greek Quinoa w/ Artichoke Hearts, Sausage Seitan w/ Peppers & Onions, Tempeh Picadillo, Peach Crisp, Moroccan Spiced Vegetables, Vegetable Curried Rice

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Tofu Vegetable Tikka Masala, Succatash, Parsley’d Potatoes

MEAT & SEAFOOD: Collard Greens, Curry Chicken, Spicy Lemon Trout w/ Smoked Paprika, Sweet & Sour Chicken, 5-Spice Apple Pork Loin, Ellwood’s Own Chicken Vindaloo

Planes, Trains, and Special Diets: How to Manage Them on The Road

When

Wednesday, June 26th  /  6:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Pam D’Arcy

Pam D’Arcy, is a holistic health and lifestyle coach and her mission is to educate and inspire people to find their own unique, healthy, and happy self, enabling them to live life to the fullest. Food plays an integral part in your health and outlook on life, as it can change everything from your mood, sleep patterns, energy level and even how quickly you age.

Pam has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and over 20 years of experience in the corporate environment, coaching and counseling people from CEOs to hourly workers. Trained in nutrition and diet theories at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she also has many years working with food. From growing it, preparing and cooking it, as well as eating it (the best part!), there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet. Therefore, Pam is passionate about guiding clients to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support each unique individual and their lifestyles.

Description

Whether you are a business traveler who eats on the fly, travel with a family with different dietary needs, or have special dietary needs (gluten free, lactose intolerant, etc.), this workshop provided by Pam D’Arcy, Health and Lifestyle Coach at Indi-Wellness LLC is for you.

We will discuss the importance of having a strategy to help you manage the stress of travel, eat as healthfully as possible, and how to research and plan for dietary needs, enabling you to have the energy for a healthy and enjoyable trip. The workshop is free. If you sign up for my newsletter, you will be entered into our drawing for a prize!

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

35

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Wednesday's Hot Bar 06/26/13

RAW FOODS: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Totally Alive Cole Slaw

SOUPS: Chilled Avocado & Cucumber Soup, Cream Of Asparagus, Turkey Chili, Sweet Potato Corn & Kale Soup, Vegan Sausage & Cabbage Soup

VEGAN FOODS: Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Black Beans, Malabar’s Curried Baingan, Malabar’s Veggie Korma, Ginger Butternut Squash, Chole Saag, Malabar’s Lemon Rice, Peach Crisp, Malabar’s Aloo Gobhi, Malabar’s Gobhi-Mattar, Chipotle Glazed Tempeh w/ Cilantro Lime Veggies, Vegetable Curried Rice, Cous Cous Paella, Sausage Seitan w/ Peppers & Onions

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Tandoori Naan, Malabar’s Kadhi-Pakora

MEAT & SEAFOOD: Collard Greens, Curry Chicken, Ellwood’s Own Tikka Masala, Ellwood’s Own Chicken Vindaloo