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Roasted Pumpkin, Chestnut and Pine Nut Sharing Plate

Food that is shared takes on a special meaning.  It is an act of love, of gratitude, of belonging.   Sitting around a table, eating the same meal has a way of bringing people together that is unique and universal all at once.  Especially at this time of year, eating together can be a panacea for the colder weather and longer nights.   This sharing plate is one of my favourites.  The colours alone are a rich tapestry to liven up any table.  Pumpkin cut into wedges, slow roasted with maple syrup, cinnamon and sage leaves for a deep flavour and enticing aroma.  Chestnuts and pine nuts add a satisfying crunch and counter balance and jewels of pomegranate seeds make for...

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Self Care October Challenge

  With the official start of Fall underway, we are turning inwards and issuing a call for our Namaste Community to make this month all about Self Care. We know how busy life with its ever growing To Do List.  So often, we spend our time ensuring everyone else is taken care of, make sure our friends and families feel loved and cared for, help our colleagues out, and be the best partners we can be. We spend our time constantly giving outwards instead of inwards. This month we are putting the focus back on You.  We want to know how you explore Self Care in your #mynamastelife. Is it making time for your personal practice, a coffee date with...

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Carrot & Cardamom Soup

Soup is the ultimate in self-care food, a hearty bowl has the ability to sustain you through a busy day or revive you at the end of hectic one.  The bright warming orange colour of this soup evokes the season we find ourselves in and is a treat for all the senses.  Cardamom and its delicate spice adds a smoky citrus note to lift the humble carrot soup to a new level. Quick, easy, delicious and nurturing, this is a recipe to fill your bowl and yourself with. 1 lb carrots   2 stalks of celery 1 onion 1L of vegetable stock 3 tablespoons of olive oil Pinch of salt 2 bay leaves 6 peppercorns 6 cardamom pods (Serves 5) Wash...

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Hatha, Vinyasa? What does it all mean?!

Namaste Yoga has always identified itself with Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, but a quick google search of either of those terms will reveal...about a gazillion different definitions and translations. So today, we thought we’d dig in and explore the meaning of the terms Hatha and Vinyasa, and their connection to Namaste Yoga. Hatha It seems like every yoga term has multiple meanings and Hatha is no exception. The word Hatha has been translated in different ways: it can mean “force” or “willfullness” or a joining of the two words “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), which reflects the concept of yoga as a practice that brings harmony and balance to the different parts of our being.Okay, so that’s the translation, but what...

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10 Reasons to Participate in a Yoga Challenge

If you need a boost of motivation to get started on (or come back to) the path of yoga, here are 10 reasons why a yoga challenge may be the perfect solution.

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