December 17th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park 

This week a special offering of Lara Lands “CHLOE THE YOGI” for FREE!  Go to the link and take advantage of this great offer for the Holidays!

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Chloe the Yogi: The Amusement Park is the first edition of a five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class. The story featuring Chloe the Yogi is an engaging vehicle for learning yoga poses and reinforcing the emotional support that children get through stretching, breathing, and role playing. Designed for the iPad, the Chloe the Yogi E-Book series was created as an answer to parents’ desire to see and experience what their children are learning in the increasingly popular yoga classes offered for children. It is the first book designed specifically to be enjoyed through electronic devices where both the child and the parent can benefit from seeing the movement in and out of the pose. The Chloe the Yogi E-book series is tailored toward children ages 3-7 and their parents.

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October 16th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Train  your brain.  This does not require any athletic activity.  This is yoga for your mind.  We are enthusiastic to encourage you to join in the mental aerobics of the mind this Friday, October 18, at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm with Lara Land at Land Yoga.

There has been plenty said of the power of attraction, some of it on point and some of it not. Understand what the power of attraction is, how it works, and how you can start to use it to get where you’re going. Like a director, our brains are constantly editing what information we consciously receive. Learn to be in charge of what you are receiving. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN by creating a clear mission and life path.

Gentle meditation, Journal Writing and Vision Board Direction.

Bring pictures of yourself and images which inspire you.

Train Your Brain Workshop $30. Register HERE.

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=20327&stype=-8&sView=day&sDate=10%2F18%2F2013

Land Yoga
2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026

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October 9th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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As you may have noticed Chloe the Yogi is the newest thing for the cool kids. With Holidays and Birthdays right around the corner take advantage of this limited offer for only $0.99 you can buy “Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park”  by Adventures in Yogaland, Inc.  Why pay $2.99 (regular price) when you can buy it for $0.99!  Take advantage of this limited offer for the first edition of this five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class.

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Get Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park on the App Store.  See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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*This interactive book is a great way to get kids active with yoga and healthy habits while having fun at the same time.

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“Chloe the Yogi: The Amusement Park is the first edition of a five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class. The story featuring Chloe the Yogi is an engaging vehicle for learning yoga poses and reinforcing the emotional support that children get through stretching, breathing, and role playing. Designed for the iPad, the Chloe the Yogi E-Book series was created as an answer to parents’ desire to see and experience what their children are learning in the increasingly popular yoga classes offered for children. It is the first book designed specifically to be enjoyed through electronic devices where both the child and the parent can benefit from seeing the movement in and out of the pose. The Chloe the Yogi E-book series is tailored toward children ages 3-7 and their parents.”

Land Yoga in Harlem
Lara Land
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July 6th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Come Celebrate on Saturday July 20th with LAND YOGA for their second year celebration party!  Friends, family and the community are welcome to enjoy a day of festivities including food, drink, music, demos and photos at this popular business.

This event will be sponsored by Harlem Food Bar, Evelyn’s Kitchen, Harlem Pediatric Associates, Park North Physical Therapy, Silvana’s Restaurant, Destiny Sandwich and Juice Bar and Kirsten Palacios-State Farm Agent.

The afternoon  party begins at 2 pm until 4:30 pm.  Music will be by DJ Stormin Norman.  Sounds like a great day!

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*ALSO CHECK OUT THESE ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS AT LAND YOGA:  FUELING FOOD FOR FOURTEEN CHALLENGE and TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

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Train Your Brain is back by popular demand! After many requests, Train Your Brain workshop will be given once again on July14th from 2PM-4PM.

This workshop combines yoga philosophy with investigation of habit. Students will have a chance to investigate how the brain works and how they can be in charge of what information they are receiving. Learn how to train your brain by creating a clear mission and life path. In addition, Lara delves into the very popular “power of attraction” concept, divulging into its truths and clearing up its many misconceptions. Students leave with tools and techniques, such as basic meditation, that can be used beyond the workshop. Train Your Brain is great for anyone, yogi or non yogi, looking to goal set, make life changes, or just reignite their passions once again. After completion of this course, participants are invited to a private forum where Lara will continue the Train Your Brain discussion.

Register HERE!

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July 3rd, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Summer Streets is an annual celebration in New York City for people to get out and enjoy our most valuable public space… our streets!  For three consecutive Saturdays, August 3, 10 and 17, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for  everyone to play, walk, run and bike.

This year two things in particular that stand out “Voice Tunnel” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and “CoolStop” by Chat Travieso.  Voice Tunnel will be  a seven-block-long art installation of lights and sound  in the Park Avenue Tunnel open for the first time to pedestrians in history during Summer Streets. The seven-block-long tunnel, running from 33rd Street to 40th Street, which originally carried rail cars when it opened in 1834, will become the basis for a temporary, participatory art installation.  See more Here.  Cool Stop is a prototype for a water mister that connects to fire hydrants and provides a safe, efficient and fun alternative to cool off by a hydrant. Constructed mostly of recycled PVC piping, the 10′ installation resembles a large splash that Summer Streets participants may stand under for a small reprieve from the hot summer sun.

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Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage. The event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party–a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying summer mornings.

Running from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.  All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2012, more than 250,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Learn more

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June 25th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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We came across this Mega Fruit Stand on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th facing Harlem Tavern late Saturday night. A group of us friends leaving tavern bought fresh fruit for juicing, for breakfast and for the week.

Huge variety and quantity. Good prices. Friendly service.

Would love to see them add a juicer and payment via Square. We hope that this stand stays throughout the summer with late hours.

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February 19th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

PLAN D: Sherri Shepherd HarlemCondoLife

Sherri Shepherd, of The View and 30 Rock fame, has a new book coming out titled  Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It).

This comedian, actress, author and one time Harlem resident presents her easy-to-follow program for losing weight, managing sugar sensitivity, and getting moving – all to help you feel and look your best.

This looks like a good book for those who do not have diabetes and would like to keep it that way as well.  Healthy is the new trendy.

The Publication date is 4/30/2013, or you can pre-order it now.  Pre-order and read more about this book here.

*Sherri Shepherd will be at Barnes & Noble (Tribeca) signing her new book in May. (Date to be announced)

Congratulations Sherri, you look great!

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February 18th, 2013 by Icare4Harlem

Lee & Marie's Cakery Company

I had just finished a light meal and was waiting at a bus stop, thinking, “Maybe I should have ordered dessert.” As I turned around to peruse the surrounding area, right before my eyes was an image of a cake above a Mission Statement.  My curiosity (and craving) lured me into Lee & Marie’s Cakery Company.  Yes, my wishes had come true.

cupcakesMini Cakes Mini cakes, cupcakes, dessert cups, tarts, and more were within reach.  Showing great restraint, I postponed placing an order, as I was quite interested in the concept behind the goodies.

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Anna, the manager, enthusiastically explained that the owner, Andrea Travaglia, operates another shop in Miami that successfully employs individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Andrea’s Mission Statement emphasizes awareness, understanding, and compassion for those diagnosed with ASD. However, her efforts go beyond general education as noted by Andrea’s objective to create jobs and employ adults with ASD. She matches each person’s skill level with an appropriate job.

Lee and Marie’s NYC location just opened last Monday in East Harlem. Named after two grandmother’s, there are two full-time bakers and several staff members. Along with the mini assortments, the company produces full-sized desserts and operates a catering business for all occasions.

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The upbeat atmosphere exemplifies the words posted above the kitchen doorway, “Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn.”

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Be sure to check out this new business and support a worthy cause. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lee & Marie’s Cakery Company

451 East 116th St. & Pleasant Ave.

New York, NY 10129

212-996-4900

 

 

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November 9th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Feeding the Cold
By Tina Gowin

The chill is upon us – the days are dimming and hibernation feels very appealing. But while the air is brisk and your spirits are high, it’s time to gather the last roots of warm sustenance at your local farmer’s market.

All good things come to an end and we are near the end of the growing season. Before farmers’ markets close for the season, stock up on some hearty fruits and vegetables that can last up to a year or more if frozen, and will ignite your body with warmth and allow you to brave the chilling air.

Instead of roasting marshmallows, pan-roasting root vegetables on your stove top will prove to be a far healthier alternative that will add to the ambience of a cold night.

Potatoes, for example, are an excellent source of dietary fiber that provides feelings of fullness and helps to promote digestive regularity.  An averaged sized potato (about 5.3 oz) with its skin intact also contains 45% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, 620 mg of potassium – which is comparable to bananas, spinach and broccoli – and other essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.  Added bonus: an average sized potato only contains 110 calories and has no fat!

Parsnips, which are also rich in fiber, are very low in saturated fat, rich in vitamin K and vitamin C, and high in folate and potassium.  And because parsnips are naturally cholesterol-free, by eating this nutritious veggie, you can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

With the winter months quickly approaching, why not give your eyes the necessary vitamin A needed to promote good eye health by eating carrots.  After all, your vision is essential while driving in the snow.

The following easy-to-make recipe is sure to delight and will send you out in the cold to your local farmer’s market one final time this season.

Herb Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:
4 carrots, chopped
2 medium potatoes, chopped
3 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:  Combine fresh herbs and olive oil.  Toss with vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste.  Place in a skillet and cover to pan-roast vegetables and cook until tender.

Fresh, local produce helps keep vital nutrients intact.  Healthy living is achieved by combining both proper nutrition and daily exercise.  Weather the cold with healthy living!

Tina Gowin is a full-time registered dietitian at EmblemHealth, one of New York’s largest and most comprehensive health plans.  EmblemHealth is a sponsor of Harvest Home, which provides access to locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Mt. Morris Park Historic District through Nov. 17, 2012 and West Harlem Farmer’s Market through Nov. 20, 2012.  Cooking demonstrations will continue at the West Harlem Farmer’s Market until its season’s end. 

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March 12th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 9 out of 10 Americans have too much salt (sodium chloride) in their diets.  For those of us who have or are at risk for developing high blood pressure, reducing sodium intake is particularly important.

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Not adding salt to cooked foods is a good first step but most of the salt we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants.  Sodium is already part of processed foods and cannot be removed but we can select lower sodium foods when possible and cook more foods ourselves, to better control how much sodium we eat.   Read the Nutrition Facts label while shopping 

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to find the lowest sodium options of your favorite foods.

According to a recent national CDC study, the leading sources of overall sodium consumption are bread and rolls, cold cuts/cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches such as cheeseburgers, cheese, pasta mixed dishes such as spaghetti with meat sauce, meat mixed dishes such as meatloaf with tomato sauce, and savory snacks like chips and pretzels. Together, these account for more than 40% of sodium consumption.  For kids, hotdogs and ready-to-eat cereals are in the top ten.   Click here to learn about things you can do at home, when eating in restaurants and while shopping to cut back on salt.

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