Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga

Are you interested in eating healthier, detoxify your body, starting a meditation practice, enjoying happier relationships, and living vibrantly?

My friend, certified yoga teacher and inspiration, Rebecca Snowball, is hosting a no-cost online speaker series to support men and women who are eager to incorporate the teachings of yoga into daily life and feel amazing more of the time.

The online summit, Vibrant Yoga Life, Ignite Your Radiant Health will be featuring 14 experts in the field of yoga, nutrition, and wellness, including me!  Click here to register the free interview series. It’s free.

Join me and several of my colleagues, and get inspired to take yoga off your mat and into your life.

My talk, Magnified Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga, is helping to kick off this series on Monday, April 27th, at 2:00pm, PDT.

I would love you to be on the call as I teach you:

  • How to move from feeling stressed to Feeling Playful.  
  • How to create an easy effective gratitude practice to Boost Vitality
  • The “secret” easy way to Lose Weight with your current diet.

This is a convenient and fun way for us come together outside. If you can’t make the call, live, not to worry, every call will be recorded and will be available for 48 hours after each call airs.

Click here to register for the free interview series and I’ll see you on the call.


Save $100 & Have Loads of fun in the Tahoe National Forest July 4-12, 2015

Sign Up NOW and Save $100! Join us for loads of fun in the Tahoe National Forest in California’s High Sierra for the 46th annual French Meadows Summer Camp. 2015 is the FINAL camp at French Meadows. Don’t miss it! July 4-12, 2015

Register and pay in full by May 1, 2015 and receive a $100 discount for the 2015 French Meadows Summer Camp.

Visit our Registration page for full details. NOTE: All prices include a 1-year membership/subscription to Macrobiotics Today magazine per household.


The Myth of High Protein Diets

MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels. The predictable headlines followed: “Back to Eggs and Bacon?”

But, alas, bacon and egg yolks are not health foods.

Although people have been told for decades to eat less meat and fat, Americans actually consumed 67 percent more added fat, 39 percent more sugar, and 41 percent more meat in 2000 than they had in 1950 and 24.5 percent more calories than they had in 1970, according to the Agriculture Department. Not surprisingly, we are fatter and unhealthier.

A study published last March found a 75 percent increase in premature deaths from all causes, and a 400 percent increase in deaths from cancer and Type 2 diabetes, among heavy consumers of animal protein under the age of 65 — those who got 20 percent or more of their calories from animal protein.

The more people adhered to these recommendations (including reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol they consumed), the more improvement we measured — at any age. But for reversing disease, a whole-foods, plant-based diet seems to be necessary.

In addition, what’s good for you is good for our planet. Livestock production causes more disruption of the climate than all forms of transportation combined. And because it takes as much as 10 times more grain to produce the same amount of calories through livestock as through direct grain consumption, eating a plant-based diet could free up resources for the hungry.

What you gain is so much more than what you give up.

Source: “The Myth of High-Protein Diets” by Dean Ornish MD, The Opinion Pages, The New York Times, March 23, 2015



Testimonials

I was so impressed with an introductory class with Patricia Joy Becker that I have started seeing her one-on-one for more indepth training to meet my individual needs! She has so much to offer, go check it out, you won’t want to miss this.
Marci Hayden, Legal Secretary and Para Legal

I’ve known Patricia Becker for many years in many modes. I first was introduced to her via her expertise as a master macrobiotic chef.  New to this food arena, I and our family found her instructional experience well organized, informative, and encouraging.  Her leadership in this field is encouraging yet humble – two qualities I find very important and productive towards learning and growth.  As a yoga teacher, I find her process to be informative, kind, supportive, and inspirational.  As a student of many many many modes of physical expression for 50+ years, I find it always refreshing to encounter a teacher with a variety of supportive modes towards the body’s health, growth, and well-being ~ tinged with humor, spirituality, support, quiet, and kindness.
Nancy Klimp, M.A., M.F.T.

To those who are seeking an excellent yoga teacher:
I have practiced yoga for over twenty years and rarely come across an instructor of Patricia Becker’s talents.  She offers clear instruction, helpful adjustments, inspirational guidelines and kindness to all of her students.  You would be most fortunate to have her as a teacher.  Patricia starts her classes in a timely fashion, follows a sequence of poses that prepares us well for an “apex” pose, and closes with a restful svasana.  Patricia modulates her voice well.  Her manner encourages both “lightness and play” as well as “inner-core strengthening and discipline.”  I have accomplished many things in the course of seven months of her instruction: wheel with nearly straight arms, hand-stand against the wall and a deeper splits than I have ever known.  I am “chicken.”  I move slowly when poses scare me.  She has helped me build up strength and courage to try new things–and achieve them!!!  I have brought friends to her class.  They keep coming too!  She inspires a loyal following.  So much opening of the heart, so much grace, so much fun!  I hope that you are lucky enough to have Patricia as your teacher, too!                                           Carrie Skelly

Dear Patricia, excellent class, be back next Sunday, enjoy! Warm regards
Victor David Sanchez, Ph.D.

Thank you for an awesome class!   Ana Moreno VanDiver

“Patricia has found and is sharing a profound and beautiful gift. That of inspiring in her students a physical, emotional and cerebral embracing of Hatha yoga. She smiles warmly while she teaches, whispering encouraging words while she corrects and aligns. One moment she will be demonstrating a handstand, the next she could be discussing how the teachings of the Hindu deity Ghanesha can help us in our daily lives. Patricia emanates power, grace and strength and a warm groundedness.  Though I am no longer able to be a regular student of hers due to a change in my schedule, I miss her inner and outer beauty and I miss observing the magic she weaves as she helps each student find strength, flexibility and balance, in class and in their lives.”
Wati Grossman,  Principal at WatiDesign Consulting, Owner Wati Design, DoubleVisionTwinsBlog

Patricia is a fabulous yoga teacher. I took classes with her on and off for a couple of years. She is skilled in Alignment Yoga. I left feeling stronger, leaner and more flexible.
Gaelyn Georgia

“Patricia is truly a joy. She makes Yoga fun and user friendly.After a morning session with her, I felt invigorated. Her energy was contagious. It was a healthy and positive way to start the day. Thank you Patricia.”
Jane Kos, Language Instructor