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Our posts on yoga, ayurveda, philosophy and health

  • Sthitau, Part Two (the continued adventures of a Dirty Hippy)

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”  ― Og Mandino   Well that’s great Mr. Mandino, but what about when the sun, moon and stars are hidden EVERY day and night for weeks on end?  A:  You cry and […]

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  • Herbal Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

    Posted on August 28, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Thanks to my beautiful yogini writer-extraordinaire cousin, Rebekah, for sharing this recipe.  Click here to read the entire post:  Herbal Spice Chicken Soup. The name of this soup sorta-kinda-says it all. It’s herbal. I usually use fresh celery leaves, thyme, sage, bay leaves, and/or oregano, depending on what’s available at the store or farmer’s market […]

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  • Roasted Beet Hummus

    Posted on August 28, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Ingredients 3 medium beets, peeled and chopped into 1″ cubes then roasted 4-6 cloves of garlic, roasted with the beets 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans 1 cup cooked cannelini beans (if using canned, no need to cook) 2 lemons, juiced 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil sea salt and black pepper, […]

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  • Colorful Summer Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

    Posted on August 18, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Last weekend, it was my pleasure to prepare and share two meals with a beautiful group of yogis at Yoga Centered here in Hilo!  On Sunday I made one of my favorite summer salads, which is a perfect dish for these final days of summer: Summer Salad: Mixed greens: preferably 2/3 spinach, with 1/3 red […]

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  • Steadiness in the Night

    Posted on August 18, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Dirty Hippy Blog #3 This past weekend marked the second time I have stayed on our property overnight by myself, this time for two consecutive nights!  The first time occurred in June.  What blew me away each time was the lack of fear and the overwhelming sense of tranquility and contentment.  At no point did […]

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  • Schedule & Registration for 200 Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training, 2016-2017

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    “Understanding without practice, is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in ones’ true nature is better than understanding or practice.” – Upanishads It is my pleasure and honor to facilitate another Shivatree Yoga School 200-Hour Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training!  When I took my initial 200-hour […]

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  • Easy Egg Scramble (Baked)

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    This is one of my favorite dishes, and while Ayurveda recommends avoiding leftovers this is a really versatile practical dish that can be reheated very easily and remains fresh for at least three days, making it a perfect protein-packed breakfast for individuals on-the-go!   Ingredients (6 servings): 12 eggs 1 1/4 cups of milk (I […]

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  • The Hungry Ghost Phenomenon

    Posted on July 28, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    This month I have been incorporating the theme of the “Hungry Ghost” into yoga classes.  I was reminded of this idea over several weeks because so many people kept commenting on how unsettled they felt.  Perhaps because it is summer and we have adopted new routines or been without one, maybe because of the political […]

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  • The Rainy Adventures of a Dirty Hippy (#2)

    Posted on June 30, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    The Rainy Adventures of a Dirty Hippy This installment is more of an update on our living situation than related to yoga, but several of you have been asking for the next post, so here it is!  We have now been living on our property for one month exactly.  So far, we are clean, dry, […]

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  • The Adventures of a Dirty Hippy

    Posted on June 9, 2016 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    “A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.” -Marion Woodman This quote really resonates with me; it expresses an idea that is inherent in the yoga tradition.  For me, […]

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