Feed The Yogi
Nourish your body, mind, spirit, practice and friends
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My guess is, that unless you’re shopping at a fun-filled farmer’s market, your grocery list probably doesn’t elicit cries of “Whoopee, it’s time for food shopping!” Unless, that is, you’re part of Improv Everywhere…

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The world’s indigenous tribal people have much to teach us civilized folk about how to live.

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In remembrance of Gandhi and many others who have shared in his teachings of non-violence and activism let us practice on this day, and let us strive to practice every day the observances of yoga

WFO

For those of you out there who are currently involved or who are interested in becoming involved with worthwhile charitable foundations, please take a look at the World Food Programme. The WFP aids in emergencies to bring food to victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters as well as in the aftermath of emergencies […]

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Yesterday marked 8 years since the tragedy of 9/11. I hope that we (as a world full of beings) have grown, at least in some small way, in our understanding and acceptance of other cultures and faiths. I’m not a political scientist or historian, I don’t know enough facts or statistics to speak about them […]

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Hannah Wallace writes for The Faster Times about her experience at one of the Brooklyn eat-ins

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Time for Lunch is a Slow Food initiative to get better (and real) food in America’s public schools through the Child Nutrition Act that is up for reauthorization this year. The CNA governs the National School Lunch Program that feeds over 30 million school children each day. Do we want healthy kids? Do we want […]

Guerrilla Gardeners

Guerrilla Gardeners are the superheros I’ve been waiting for, and a total superhero kind of club that I can join (for once).

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The Waterpod is a project conceived and founded by artist, photographer Mary Mattingly. The 3,000-square-foot commercial barge turned intentional community has been floating around New York City (currently docked at Staten Island) since June. The Waterpod was envisioned as a self-sustaining living space that might be recreated in the future to address issues of land […]

The lovely Alice Waters and her gardeners

I’ve had the window for The Chez Panisse Foundation open on my browser for over two weeks now. I keep meaning to post about their projects, but I keep getting sidetracked reading Alice Waters’ cookbook The Art Of Simple Food (and I’m totally distracted by the sunny summer days outside the window and the simple […]

community solutions

I don’t know about you, but I usually feel confused and overwhelmed when thinking about the Problems of Peak Oil, Global warming and the present and impending environmental and economic implications. I know, like most of us know, that a change in the Western standard of living is necessary.  I know that the answers lie […]

karmakitchen

What a great idea! In March 2007 Viral and Pavi Mehta had the brilliance (and graciousness) to open the Karma Kitchen which is based on a “Pay-It-Forward”  philosophy of gifting to strangers (or new friends that you just haven’t met yet). So imagine… you walk into this lovely little restaurant that feels more like home […]

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Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance […]

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Founded by nurse practitioner and yoga instructor Mary Lynn Fitton, The Art of Yoga Project began in 2002 as a pilot program and became an independent, nonprofit organization in 2005, with sites in California and Oregon. In Fitton’s clinical practice, she treated many adolescent girls with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and unhealthy habits, such as […]

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The Dalai Lama—a living member of the ahimsa/non-violence lineage that includes Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, MLK Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and many others, was born 74 years ago today. He’s worked hard and long for world peace under near hopeless conditions—let’s thank this living legend by taking a moment, today, to […]

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A short film by Christine Rabette. Pass it on. Merci!

what are you hungry for

I’ve never met Lynn but I’ve had the privilege to spend a fair amount of time with Mary at the Yoga Workshop where she teaches with her husband Richard Freeman. Mary is truly an inspiring woman to be around and has integrated the principles of yoga into her life seemingly seamlessly. She is a fantastic yoga teacher […]

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Holy Geez. Here we go some more with the fight to keep our food away from Monsanto. If you hadn’t heard about it yet, Bill HR875 is being pushed through Senate now with very little media attention. There’s a lot of misinformation about the bill currently, small wonder since it’s so cryptic to get through, […]

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My junior year in university I enrolled in a course with Erin Manning. That course might have been the most informative class I took during my 4.5 years in the IMCA program and opened my brain to the possibility of actually combining my interests in the body (movement) with my interests in philosophy and new […]

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Sometimes when I see pictures of Michelle Obama I want to cry. I have never, ever had even the slightest glimmering of pride when thinking about this nation’s leaders… Until now. She dug up the white house lawn to plant an organic garden!!!! Yeah!!! This is the kind of leadership we need. This is true […]