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Your Heart Center

In the fourth section of our course, we will look at our home of relationships, love and self-love: our HEART center.

Below you will find the links to the two self-lead video courses along with the book sheets for this section. The final and third class for this section will be a group class hosted live on Friday, January 24th at 1pm CST on our private facebook page. It will be recorded and posted here afterwards if you can not attend the group class.

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Nourish

some recipes to feed your Heart energy center

Fresh greens form the basis of this, our heart energy center. The foods in this section tend to be calming, soothing and packed full of easy to digest nutrients.

Toss all ingredients into your blender. Blend well – those celery stalks take a surprising amount of time to fully blend and the texture of the smoothie if you don’t reallllly blend them, is, hmmmmm, not so good, so take the time. Recipe makes 1 large servings.

 

  •  1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 apple
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
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This green smoothies, is just as nutritious as the guy above, but the creaminess of the coconut milk/cream and the soothing quality of the vanilla make for a wonderful start to your day.

Blend all ingredients and enjoy immediately. Even though we are adding a frozen banana to this smoothie, please remove i from the freezer a good hour before making in order to allow it to come up to room temp.

  • 1 frozen banana, ripe
  • 1 pear
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1.5 cups of coconut milk, unsweetened (you can also use 1/2 can of coconut cream/milk with 1 cup of water if you prefer for the liquid)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

In our household, Brussel sprouts always steal the show. If we are eating them you know it is someone’s birthday, Christmas or my husband is trying to butter me up for something 🙂 This delish bowl is super quick to toss together if you make the quinoa ahead of time.

Cook quinoa in water or veggie broth as indicated. Sauté Brussel sprouts in avocado oil until soft (about 5 minutes if you cut them up small). Then toss in the chickpeas and spinach. Once everything is nice and warm, plate over your quinoa and finish with avocado. Serves 3-4.

 

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water or veggie broth for the quinoa
  • 4 cups Brussel sprouts, cut finely
  • 1 cup (half a can), chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 large handfuls spinach (it wilts down to practically nothing)
  • 1 avocado
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I have to abmit something very difficult: as we now live in Winnipeg as opposed to San Diego, you will now find dried cilantro in my kitchen. That was hard to admit coming from the place where fresh cilantro practically grows in every nook and cranny. This super soothing blended soup is a great addition to our heart energy center recipes.

Sauté onions and garlic in oil for 2-3 minutes, then add all ingredients to a pot (less the cilantro – that is for the end) and boil for 20 minutes until the potaoes are soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Blend and enjoy. Makes 3-4 servings.

  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 can coconut cream/milk 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or 1 Tbsp dried
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The taste! Boy, there is nothing more calming to me than a big bowl of this – one of my fav soups. It is such an easy and FAST prep (cook time of less than 10 minutes!?!?!?), but the cauliflower with spinach and basil just do something magic together.

Sauté onions and garlic and oil for 2-3 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients to a pot (less the basil), and cook until the cauliflower is soft. This should take about 5 minutes. Serious! 5 minutes. Add the basil right at the end then blend and enjoy, you green speed demon 🙂

Makes 4-6 servings.

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach (or whatever you deem as A LOT)
  • 4 cups water or veggie broth
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil or 1 heaping Tbsp dried
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I would say that it is about accurate that I can make it all the way to breakfast most days before I start daydreaming about yoga on the beach, Taco Tuesday, and all things Mexicali. This creamy take on my Morning Detox Mojito recipe makes me feel like I am almost there 🙂

Blend all ingredients and enjoy. Serves 1 thirst señorita or senors.

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1.5 cups of coconut milk, unsweetened (or water if you don’t like it creamy)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (I must admit that I have never tried dried mint in this recipe, so I don’t know for sure how that would taste).

Let’s head to the market! The following are all the ingredients you need if you decide to make ALL of the recipes you see here. I would first go through those recipes and decide which ones you want to try, before heading out and buying all of this.

 

  • 8 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 2 liters veggie broth
  • 4 cups Brussel sprouts
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 cup coconut or avocado oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 bunch asparagus 
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries or strawberries
  • 2 liters (8 cups) coconut or oat milk, unsweetened
  • 1 can of coconut milk/cream
  • vanilla, mint, basil
  • 2 avocados
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Breathe. Move. Release

yoga, breathwork exercises and meditation to ignite your Heart energy center
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Our HEART Source

Here you will find the yoga videos along with the meditation and breath work exercise I put together for this, our love power center, or our HEART center. Enjoy!

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Class #1

In this class we look at .why we need love, how this energy center is about nurturing this plateau of peace that I talk about. We also chatted about imbalances in love and the strings from your heart story.

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Class #2

In this class we covered the give-receive game we play with our HEART center, the role of rejection, risk and compassion. We looked at the first part of passionate relationships, and how to come down from that puppy love high. We also talked about the 3 things we need to focus on if we want to bring love into our lives.

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Class 3

In this class we discussed the 6 areas of love, why affinity matters, the science of hugging, and I teach you what is a chakra hug is. 

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Class 4

 this class, I went into what is bad breathe (it’s not what you think), how to have good breath, and how important WHERE you breath is.

Class 5 (Group Course)

Now that we have dove into …… The live tapping will take place on Monday, January 27th at 9:00pm CST on our private facebook page.

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