Party in Your Mouth

Bringing together health, food, and fun with Charles Chen LA YOGA: You describe your events as being a "Party in Your Mouth." Where did this idea come from? Charles Chen: An audience member once described my food as being a “Party in Your Mouth” because she was blown away by the flavors; she couldn’t believe [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Eating for Happiness

Looking for a natural mood enhancer? A shift in diet may influence your brain's feel good chemicals. The pursuit of happiness will take you down many roads, through many relationships, jobs, and life situations. However, we all know the feeling of being surrounded by material objects, people, and experiences that we at one time desired—only [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

How to Snack to Strengthen Brain Power

Many plant-based foods provide the essential high-quality fats, proteins/amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that your brain, like any organ, needs to function optimally. But which living-cuisine selections offer brain-boosting nutrients? Blueberries, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and avocados are dense in essential phytonutrients that feed your brain in small caloric packages. They also provide the enzymes [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Café Gratitude, DTLA Arts District Opening

Café Gratitude opens its doors in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District With locations in two of the city's hottest neighborhoods (Venice and Larchmont), it comes as no surprise that Cafe Gratitude recently opened its doors in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Downtown. This third LA spot is tucked into a 4,200-square-foot corner of the Yards at One [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Put Some Honey on It

Yogi Food: The many benefits of adding high quality, organic honey into your diet. by Matthew Kenney The far most important element of raw food, or any food for that matter, is the sourcing of high quality, seasonal, local when possible, organic ingredients. Without them, you are already limiting your chances of preparing great, healthy food.  This [...]

By | April 26th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Serve Lust in Bed

Finger Foods for Supporting Sensuality Food and sex have long been correlated. Eating is sensual, after all. While no specific food will make you immediately remove your clothes, there are nutritional components in certain foods that make your body and organs perform better or worse—sex organs included. A few of our feel good faves that keep the body nice and juicy are: [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

5 Foods for a Healthy Heart

A healthy heart begins with insightful nutritional choices and continues with our habits such as calming the mind through meditation, opening our heart to love, and exercising—all are essential to preserve and support the heart. However, if we do not make wise decisions at the table, the benefits of these other practices are harder to [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Start Your Day with Strength

How you begin your day determines how you’ll feel the rest of the day. Take the time in the morning to energize and invigorate by nourishing your cells, blood, and brain. If you consume sugar, grease, caffeine, and excess dairy first thing in the morning, take some time and notice how you feel; then consider [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments

Book Review – YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality—for Life!

Book by Beth Shaw Ballantine Books   Most weight loss or weight management programs are courses of limitation and deprivation with an underlying feeling of, “I’m not good enough, so I need to lose weight.” Calorie restriction and increased calorie expenditure is usually part of the program, and much time is spent focusing on numbers. [...]

By | September 9th, 2014|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

A New Year and New Approach to Eating

Get Big Bang for Your Bite! We teach in yoga that every breath counts, so why not make every bite count? Let’s consider a new approach to eating where we crowd out the bad with the good and learn to invest in and savor clean, beautiful, delicious and nutritious food – get a Big Bang [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments