Change of Season
It’s been a memorable summer but unfortunately, it’s soon coming to an end. With fall just around the corner, it’s time to pack away your shorts and bikinis and prepare for the change of season.
Although I’m sad for this fabulous weather to change, I’m excited for my favourite season to settle in. This warm excitement comes from the thought of the cool crisp air, scenic walks, new fashion trends, warm drinks…and of course…delicious food.
Ancient Chinese sages developed a simple method for living in harmony with the seasonal changes by using the principles of “Ying and Yang”. Autumn is a transitional season, moving from the hot, bright yang to the cool, dark ying. Prepare your body this season and ease into autumn with a smooth transition.
Tips on how to prepare:
- Eat whole SEASONAL fruits and vegetables! For a list of available produce, click here.
- Exercise – whether you go for a walk or run a marathon, get moving!
- Clothing – although it’s tempting to layer on the clothes.. don’t! The weather is cooling but in order for your body to adjust to the cooler temperature, dress according to the weather (in other words, leave your North Face Jackets in the closet!).
- Detox – Many people ask when it’s best to detox. I recommend to cleanse the body every season using the appropriate detoxification method to boost the immunity for the new changes.
- Get a fresh look – get excited by transitioning your house! You don’t need to go spend a fortune, it can be as simple as moving around some furniture or changing your throw pillows.
- Try something new – always wanted to try yoga? Take a cooking class? Make healthier habits? Start a new hobby? Now is a perfect time to do so.
- Book an appointment in September and your name will be entered into a draw for some great prizes!
- New referral program – receive a $25.00 voucher for each referral.
Fall Detox Program
Registration Opens: Friday September 7th, 2012
Detox Begins: September 24th, 2012
Type of program: online or in-office
Level of detoxification: level one or level two
Please contact me for more information.
Chelsea Cybalski: (519) 591-4087 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday September 29th, 2012 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Moksha Yoga Studio
Ashley Keefe, Owner of Moksha – benefits of yoga
Carla Beharry, Homeopathic Doctor – Healthy oils to enhance emotional well-being
Chelsea Cybalski, Holistic Nutritionist – A whole foods diet for women
Jennifer Freitas, Owner of Olivier – Beauty Products: what to avoid and who to trust
Sasha Campbell, Raw Food Coach – Raw food energy and super foods
Sheena Bounsanga, Children’s Meditation Facilitator – Minding stress through everyday mindfulness.
For tickets: please contact me or visit: http://www.urbangoddess.eventbrite.ca
Try this delicious fall soup!!
Spicy Lentil Soup
2 tbsps. olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped finely
2 large carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped finely
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground coriander
1 cup red lentils
6 cups vegetable stock
1 small can chopped tomatoes
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Freshly chopped parsley to garnish
Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chopped onion, carrots and celery, and cook over low heat for 5 mins. stirring occasionally.
Stir in garlic and spices. Cook for another minute or two, then stir in lentils. Gradually add vegetable stock and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for about 20 mins, until vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Serves 4 to 6