Is Detox to Replenish a Vegan Program?

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Food, Glorious Food Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Thinking of joining our Game-Changing Cleansing Program but don't want to give up Animal Protein? No Problem at all!! Detox to Replenish will meet you were you are and offer you many options for you to Upgrade your Health while having FUN! Marisa Silverman (Raw Fit Girl) talks about Plant vs. Animal Protein in this video. Don't have the manuals yet? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  with your username (exclusive for Unlimited Yearly Members). Don't forget: we're here to help and support you! Share your concerns / feedback on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  and our Facebook Pages @detoxtoreplenish and @yoginit.yoga. Share your pictures on Instagram @detoxtoreplenish #detoxtoreplenish.

Are yogis body obsessed?

By Ying Li Posted in Yoga, Lifestyle Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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A thorny question worth exploring: Are Yogis Body Obsessed? The yogic camp may refute: ‘No! The body is our temple. Through yoga we access the mind, body and spirit- for health and well-being.’ Those in the anti-asana group will sniffle: ‘Just observe the egos in the yoga world. The supposed yoga practice is merely an extension of the modern obsession with body image. It’s all about how you look- this is both superficial and soul-destroying.’

Meditation Frustration

By Nikola Ellis Posted in Yoga Monday, 24 April 2017

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For years, I read books and articles about meditation, told my friends how great it was and even bought a meditation cushion. But I never got around to meditating. Whenever I tried to clear my mind, it kept filling up with things on my to-do list. I was so frustrated that my attempts at meditation became a source of stress rather than an antidote. Then I trained to be a yoga teacher and there was no hiding place – I simply had to get on with it. I tried various styles of meditation: walking, seated, breath, mantra– the lot. After several months, I still couldn’t keep my mind still for more than a few minutes. It was frustrating and embarrassing – how could I ever be a yoga teacher if I couldn’t meditate? Then, one of my teachers said something that changed my understanding of meditation forever.

Welcome to Week 1 of Detox to Replenish!

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Food, Glorious Food Tuesday, 18 April 2017

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Congratulations: you're about to make the best investment in your life: YOUR HEALTH! So exciting, today is the 1st day of your New Life! Welcome to Detox to Replenish! This detox program has been designed to help you lose weight, increase your energy, boost your immune system, create harmony and balance in your body, learn healthy ‘tricks’ and lifestyle tips, make you look and feel amazing… and most importantly, have fun! We hope you enjoyed your Pre-Cleanse week and now… let’s get started!  Marisa Silverman (Raw Fit Girl) runs you through the shopping list of week 1. Don't have the manuals yet? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // with your username (exclusive for Unlimited Yearly Members). Don't forget: we're here to help and support you! Share your concerns / feedback on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // and our Facebook Pages @detoxtoreplenish and @yoginit.yoga. Share your pictures on Instagram @detoxtoreplenish #detoxtoreplenish.

A Detox Program Life You've Never Seen Before

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Food, Glorious Food Saturday, 15 April 2017

Have you tried endless diets and always dropped them, feeling deprived and frustrated? We totally get you, this is why we've created Detox to Replenish, a revolutionary 30-day lifestyle program that will rock your health and life for real! We’ve teamed up with Marisa Silverman ("Raw Fit Girl"), an amazing Health Coach, personal trainer and yogi… and come up with a fun, inspiring program made just for our yoga community. We know your life is BUSY! There is so much going on. Between work, school, kids, family, friends, hobbies, and activities, there is very little time to spare. You don’t have much time to prepare your meals, which means you can end up falling for fast, convenient foods, lacking in nutritional value, that make you feel bloated, sick, heavy and off-balance. This is NOT like any other diet you’ve tried in the past… this is a game-changing, flexible program that will meet you where you are and upgrade you to the next level… without feeling deprived, bored or depressed. Through this 30-day program, we will be sharing amazing recipes, and teaching you efficient, easy...

9 tips for Home Yoga Practice, by Kino MacGregor

By Kino MacGregor Posted in Yoga Friday, 14 April 2017

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1. Place—Create a sacred space and practice in the same spot every time. Place a photo of your teacher in front of your mat so that you are reminded of him/her when you practice. When I practice at home I see my teacher and I get inspired to practice. Sometimes I pretend that he is in the room with me and it definitely motivates me. If you have the space leave your mat unrolled to claim the space for practice from other things in your life. It’s better if you have a spare room that you can devote only to yoga, but not everyone has that luxury. Just the space of a yoga mat can be a precious resource so claim it as an altar to the spiritual space within yourself and your life. On days when you don’t feel like practicing just go and stand on your yoga mat at your scheduled practice time and see what happens. If the energy is strong in that spot it will pull you forward into the practice. If you change into your...

Transform your Life with Detox to Replenish

By Sonia Ribas Thursday, 13 April 2017

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Are you ready to say goodbye to fatigue, a few unwanted pounds, bloating, gas and persistent headaches? Are you ready to boost your Health and Happiness to the next level? The time is NOW. Welcome to Detox to Replenish, a revolutionary 30-day lifestyle program that will rock your life for good! We’ve teamed up with Marisa Silverman ("Raw Fit Girl"), an amazing Health Coach, personal trainer and yogi… and come up with a fun, inspiring program made just for our yoga community. We know your life is BUSY! There is so much going on. Between work, school, kids, family, friends, hobbies, and activities, there is very little time to spare. You don’t have much time to prepare your meals, which means you can end up falling for fast, convenient foods, lacking in nutritional value, that make you feel bloated, sick, heavy and off-balance. This is NOT like any other diet you’ve tried in the past… this is a game-changing, flexible program that will meet you where you are and upgrade you to the next level… without feeling deprived, bored or depressed. Through this 30-day...

I am POWERFUL

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Small Nice Things Monday, 10 April 2017

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Always remember: you are way more powerful than you think. You are EXTREMELY powerful!

Yoga humor

By Yoginit Posted in Humor Time, Small Nice Things Friday, 31 March 2017

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Love is a risk...

By Yoginit Posted in Small Nice Things Thursday, 30 March 2017

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Making Sense

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Small Nice Things Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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See the big picture and know everything happens for a reason. Agree?

Individual or group practice

By Sonia Ribas Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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Do you prefer practicing yoga alone or in a group? Even though for most of us, yoga is essentially an individual experience, there is something very powerful about practicing yoga in a group. If the individual energies within a group are aligned in the same direction, the result could lead to a bigger, joint energy of unbeatable strength. At Yogin' it, we are very proud to support Free Yoga Barcelona, the 1st ever free yoga outdoors masterclass in Spain. A great opportunity for yogis of all levels to get together for a day of yoga, live music, lots of fun and joint energy. It will be hosted by our friend and Yogin' it Family member Lauren Imparato, founder of I.AM.YOU. in NYC. Click here to see our interview with Lauren. Please share below your experience with us! How do you like to practice yoga, alone or in a group?

Love me

By Yoginit Posted in Small Nice Things Monday, 27 March 2017

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What's the point?

By Sonia Ribas Sunday, 26 March 2017

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I am sure many of you will agree that coming regularly to our yoga mats is not easy. Why? Because we are giving up something in our life in order to be there: time with our families and friends, work or obligations, relaxing on the couch, you name it. And why do we do it? To GROW and BECOME BETTER and HAPPIER. Not just better on the mat, not just better at our postures, but better in our life. We challenge ourselves on the mat to simulate challenging situations from real life… on the mat, we develop tools to find comfort in uncomfortable situations… through breath, self observation, awareness and other many things. Slowly but surely, yoga helps us make better and healthier choices that go way beyond the mat: diet, work, relationships… So here’s our invitation: when you are in your final savasana… take that powerful, amazing peaceful and courageous feeling with you, store it in your heart and let it soak in other parts of your life. Share it with others. Nurture it and grow with it. Because, if you...

Chances of success

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Small Nice Things Saturday, 25 March 2017

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Awesome way to show how attitue is key to success. WE ARE and WE DID.

Meditation reduces mind wandering, improves working memory capacity and test scores

By Yoginit Posted in Yoga Friday, 24 March 2017

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A study developed by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, shows yet again strong benefits of meditation. In this case, mediation has shown to decrease mind wandering and improve cognitive performance. "Mindfulness training improved both GRE reading-comprehension scores and working memory capacity while simultaneously reducing the occurrence of distracting thoughts during completion of the GRE and the measure of working memory. Improvements in performance following mindfulness training were mediated by reduced mind wandering among participants who were prone to distraction at pretesting".  Read full abstract.

Be who you were created to be

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle, Small Nice Things Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Stop fighting or reinventing it... just be who you were created to be. AMEN

Your Energetic Anatomy

By Alan Finger Posted in Yoga Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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Gray matter is the tissue in the human nervous system through which our consciousness relates to the senses and to the world that we know. The more gray matter, the more our consciousness works. The highest concentration of gray matter is in the brain, the place where we think consciously. In the upper spine from the neck to the navel there is still gray matter, though less, and this is the part of the body where our subconscious is stored. Subconscious, in yogic terms, refers to a place where your consciousness has been suppressed somewhat, but you can still recall it. For instance, if you have some tightness and some pressure in your upper body, you can still understand it and say, “Oh yes, now that I think about it, I’m feeling this physical sensation because of this situation in my life.” In your neck and shoulders, you store the stress that is most immediate and apparent — the stress that comes from taking on too much or being too busy. From the navel downward, there is just nerve fiber in the...

Love planet Earth

By Yoginit Posted in Small Nice Things Tuesday, 21 March 2017

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May we all love and respect our planet and all beings that live in it. May we share that love with others around us. May this love be spread around the world. Happy Spring!

Being present

By Yogin' it Posted in Lifestyle Monday, 20 March 2017

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It's a tough one. And one they talk about all the time in yoga and meditation classes and books. I never really got what that meant until now............ I started to notice when I got down, when my energy ebbed, when I was negative. And when I followed the pattern it was usually when my mind was somewhere other than the present moment.

 For example, if I went to the past and thought about if I had done something differently, said something else, made a different decision or even worse, if some other imaginary situation had arisen (this is the worse because you are in total fantasy!). Or if I go forward and think about where my life is going, if I'm taking the right steps to make ABC happen. 
  Another problematic thing is comparing to others. When the mind starts telling you, you should have this or that because your peers do. A house, a baby, a job that earns X amount. When i come back to being present. Right where my life is in this moment (which is absolutely beautifully awesome...

Helpful Tips to Reduce Anxiety & Live Each Moment More Happily

By Yoginit Posted in Lifestyle Monday, 20 March 2017

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People struggle with anxiety for all sorts of reasons — some people experience it as a chronic condition, while others endure it seasonally. If you’ve been silently (or not-so-silently) living with anxiety lately, those negative feelings and fears can be a burden. Even worse, they can lead some people down dangerous paths. Although anxiety is often a stigmatized condition, it’s common for people to experience feelings of stress, fear or even dread — but that doesn’t mean you should resign yourself to constantly feeling this way. Luckily, there are some things you can do to reduce anxiety and allow a sense of calm to enter your life. Here are some tips for calming your mind and your emotions when you’re feeling overwhelmed: Don’t Set Goals You Can’t Reach Many of us feel we are works-in-progress. We constantly set goals to better ourselves, whether we aim to shed excess weight, give up a bad habit, or be a better friend to our loved ones. And while it’s wonderful to work toward improving ourselves, it can be detrimental to set our sights beyond what we...

Green as... dandeliontapenade!

By Irina Verwer Posted in Food, Glorious Food Sunday, 19 March 2017

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It's slowly getting sunnier and warmer in the Netherlands. Nature is starting to unfold and bloom.  Dandelions are everywhere at the moment. Fresh, young and gorgeous green with bright yellow flowers. Did you know that they're not only pretty, but very good for your health as well? Dandelions are very detoxifying, which is great, especially in springtime. Spring is the perfect time to let go of everything heavy and dull that you might have collected and stored during the winter. This means it's the perfect time to eat lighter and greener foods, but also that it's an awesome time to start new projects, to declutter your home, to add more twists and inversions to your yoga practice (as they too help you to detoxify) and to take your yoga practice outside - if the weather allows you to, of course. This dandeliontapenade helps you to detoxify and tastes delicious!2 cups green peas2 cups dandelion, washed1 avocado, no pit or skin¼ - ½ cup water2 tbs nutritional yeast2 tbs tahini½ tsp celtic seasalt½ tsp paprika powder½ tsp oreganoIn a food processor or blender, blend...

Yoga for College students

By Yoginit Posted in Humor Time Saturday, 18 March 2017

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For those of you who are in college, here's some fun ideas on how to incorporate yoga in your daily life:) Interested? check the full article!

Yoga Harlem Shake - I

By Yoginit Posted in Yoga, Humor Time, Videos Friday, 17 March 2017

Here's one of our favorite yoga Harkem Shakes. Happy Friday! ENJOY!

Create before you consume

By Sonia Ribas Posted in Yoga, Lifestyle Thursday, 16 March 2017

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I have a confession to make: I am slowly dropping all my New Year resolutions. As days go by, I slowly allow more flexibility around all of them… until they’re gone. This year, however, I am proudly sticking to 1 resolution. A piece of advice that a mentor once gave me: CREATE BEFORE YOU CONSUME. What does this mean? It means that when I wake up, before switching on my phone and reading emails, or browsing through Media (ie. consuming content), or going on automatic pilot to cook the same boring daily breakfast for my kids… I am taking some time to CREATE something. I must say, it feels Amazing. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and boosts my good vibes and creativity for the rest of the day. For me, “morning Creation” can take different shapes: I write “morning pages”. I learnt this technique while studying for my Health Coach Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and it totally changed my life. This means that, first thing in the morning, before the ego is awake, I take a journal...