Yoga and a plant-based diet: they’re like Harry and Sally, or Batman and Robin, or Wallace and Gromit.
Together, they’re greater than the sum of their parts. And that’s why I go on about them both so much: it’s all about feeding your body with nutrient-dense food, and strengthening it through stretching, breathing, lifting and opening. If you come to my classes, workshops or retreats – or if you watch any of my DVDs – you’ll see just how much I push the message that you need to get BOTH right if you want to feel unbelievable.
Let’s talk plants (in a fun, delicious way – promise)
I couldn’t give a hoot that everyone thinks the Mediterranean diet of meat, fish, potatoes and cheese is so darn awesome. It isn’t – not with all that saturated fat, cholesterol and salt. My diet consists of fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. And I make some awesome (and easy) recipes out of those ingredients in my blog - The Flexi Foodie. Recipes like:
I’m not going to insist you stick purely to plants though. If you up your plant-based intake, you’ll automatically crowd out the bad stuff – and that’s good enough for me (especially when you combine it with some yoga in your life).
Please don’t think of me as some sort of commune-raised hippie
I didn’t want to spout stuff about nutrition without being thoroughly educated about it first, so I studied for a Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I’m also a Certified Holistic Health Counsellor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City. As for yoga, I’m a certified instructor, having completed my training under Baron Baptiste (one of America’s top yoga instructors). And that's me!