Summer Solstice Sun Salutations

Where better to spend the longest day of the year than the city that never sleeps?

Celebrate the start of summer with sun salutations amid the urban bustle of New York City. Solstice in Times Square, a day-long yoga event now in its 13th year, begins at 7 a.m. on the solstice and continues until just before sunset.

Adding to the excitement, the day has also been named International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly. Not in New York? Participate remotely via the event’s live webcast.

 


Best Black Bean Soup

Best Black Bean Soup    black bean soup

1 cup black beans
5 cups water or mild-tasting vegetable broth (2 cups to soak, 3 cups to cook)
4-inch piece kombu sea vegetable
1 bay leaf
1 onion, diced
1 cup winter squash, cut in 1 inch cubes
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 – 3 teaspoons, cumin
Pinch or red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
Garnish; Chopped cilantro, parsley sprigs, or sliced scallions

Sort through beans for stones. Rinse beans. Soak in 2 cups water overnight or 8 hours.
Drain beans and transfer to big stainless steel or earthenware pot with 3 cups fresh water. Bring to slow-boil uncovered for 5 minutes, then skim off the foam.
Add kombu sea vegetable and bay leaf.
Cover and cook on low heat for about 1 ½ hour, until the beans are tender.
Add remaining ingredients and cook about 15 minutes.
Adjust seasonings to taste and amount of liquid to consistency desired.
Add garnish
Makes 4 to 5 servings


Two Yoga Classes Sunday Morning

Two Sunday Morning Yoga Classes in Mountain View
Many of you ask when and where can you take my yoga classes.
 I mainly teach my group yoga classes for Stanford School of Medicine, which are not open to the public.

When I am able to invite you to a public class, I am happy to do so:
You are invited to a public Yoga Class with Patricia
Sunday April 26th and May 3rd 10:30am-12pm
Yoga is Youthfulness
590 Castro St, Mountain View, in the same building as Wells Fargo Bank (in the back)

New Students Special pricing: 3 classes for $30. One time only.
Hope you can join us!  Come by at 10:15am and get settled in on your mat, for Super Sunday!
The studio has lots of yoga props for us to play with!

Thank you, Sabina, for asking me to sub.

Many ask where else they can take my Yoga classes?!

Happy to let you know you can join us Sunday April 26 and Sunday May 3rd

10:30 -Noon  at Yoga is Youthfulness in


Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Drive thru the magnificent Redwood to the studio!

Sunday, December 14,   1 to 3 pm

Cubberley Community Center – Room H-6 (at the end near Piazza’s)
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Bring garden produce, food, books, toys, clothes, and or holiday decorations to share.

Join in some fabulous mini- classes and events!

Including Hatha Yoga for your back, neck, shoulders, hands and wrists!

Hatha Yoga – Patricia Becker
Growing succulents – Stephanie Erskine

Live Music – Herb Moore
Solar Oven Demonstration – Diane Ruddle
Wreath Making – Marianne Mueller (bring your plant material)   and much more!

Email me with your yoga requests?

PatricaiaJoyBecker@gmail.com