a day of Rest — This Sunday, September 14th!

Join me for a special class THIS SUNDAY, September 14th @ 6pm
Breathe Pilates and Yoga, Chappaqua, NY
a restorative yoga
& meditation workshop seriesMonthly Sundays from 6:00pm-7:15 pm
Dates September 14, October 12, November 16

Open to all levels, this blend of restorative yoga, breath techniques, and meditation guides will unwind and de-stress body and mind. The perfect transition from weekend to week ahead, gain skills and benefits that stay with you in day-to-day life.
Learn postures that stabilize blood pressure, heart rate, and brain function.
Practice guided meditation and basic breath techniques for the emergence of innate healing capacity and a relaxing effect.
These sessions combine deep breathing and simple meditation with restorative yoga to help reduce anxiety and stress, calm the emotional body, ease symptoms of depression, enhance immunity, quiet the mind, and promote restful sleep.
Restorative yoga involves carefully sequenced and artfully propped postures designed to balance both the physical and emotional body. Muscles stretch gently with the supportive positioning of yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Individualized assistance into the posture provides comfort and minimizes muscle contraction. Postures stimulate and balance the para-sympathtic nervous system for a soothing relaxation response.
Dates: September 14, October 12, November 16
Registration Single Session: $35 Full Series: $90
To register: Email me at monique@moniquemichaels.com or sign up at the studio.
Limited to 8 students for personalized attention.
There are 3 spots left!! I hope you can join me!


PINK SALT and the bath….

To manage stress and feed the body with healthy minerals and trace minerals take a therapeutic pink Himalayan crystal salt bath.

Bathing in a warm Himalayan crystal “pink salt” bath for 20+ minutes promotes deep relaxation, plus helps to detox your body. This healthy salt bath can be considered as a complementary therapy if used with the intention to restore the body with its active 84 essential minerals and 11 trace minerals.

This rock salt is fuel for balancing and increasing energy. Your skin is an excretive organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt brine bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin with ions. This ion absorption will stimulation natural cell growth in your living cell layers.

My favorite brand:  Premier’s Pink Salt


Intention Juice // Pop-Up’s for the week of July 29th

Thursday: 11-1pm @ Katonah Yoga, Bedford Hills 
Friday: 11- 2pm @ Katonah Yoga, Bedford Hills 
Sunday: 10 – 2pm @ Daisy Hill Farm, Westchester


 Did you know, One head of romaine lettuce contains 44% RDA of Omega-3 essential fats. Forget the tainted fish oils, reach for some leafy greens instead!

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EVENT Saturday 7/12: Intention Juice & Wendy Di Bella Book Signing

Come and join us Saturday, July 12 for Turn Your Life Insight Out‘s book Launch at Katonah Yoga Bedford Hills.
From 11:30 to 2pm. 

Meet Wendy Falcon Di Bella in her new role as author, purchase her book and have her sign your copy.The cost of her book will be $14.99. To show her love and appreciation each person who purchases her book will receive a certificate for one complimentary yoga class at Katonah Yoga Bedford Hills with Wendy (Monday’s at 9:30am).

Also, Sample and Enjoy Monique Michaels super delicious, healthy, 17 ingredient customized all green Intention Juice.
Looking forward to seeing you there!



Meet Purslane!

Studies have shown that it has a higher level of beneficial antioxidants than spinach and greater concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids than some fish oils whilst having the additional advantage of being suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

A serving of 100g of Purslane can provide as much as 44% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.
Purslane also contains vitamins C, and B-complex including riboflavin, pyridoxine, and niacin, carotenoids, and several trace minerals including iron, magnesium, and calcium.
Read more about the benefits of Purslane here:


#purslane #antioxidants #vitaminA #omega3 #VitaminsGalore #minerals


The good and well truth about Aloe Vera Juice and weight loss.

This is a wonderful article from papaHealth I found, read and wanted to share.  I believe 100% in the statements, research of the benefits of Aloe Vera Juice below.


What are the Effects of Aloe Vera Juice?

Following the aloe vera juice weight loss regimen gives you the benefits to maintain an ideal body weight. It increases your lean body mass index while reduces the body fat masses. Aside from its desirable weight loss benefits, the juice also works as:

  1. Laxative. Study shows that drinking of at least 2 glasses of aloe-extracts juice can help prevent constipation (passage of hard stool). The plant contains a potent compound, which work to improve the peristaltic movement. Thus, it enhances the bowel movement.
  2. Enhances metabolic processes. There is a specific substance found in aloe that works to speed up the metabolic rate of users. Increasing level of metabolism can influence weight loss.
  3. Detoxifies toxin in the body. Similar to the functions of bile, aloe also detoxifies the body against toxins. It is a good option to cleanse the colon especially if you are suffering from digestive-related disorders.

These benefits of following aloe vera juice weight loss program are very essential for health. However, special precautionary measures should be considered because too much intake of it can cause inflammation.

Appropriate Amount of Consumption for Aloe Vera Juice

Weight loss and aloe vera juice works hand-in-hand. However, desirable amount of intake must be observed to prevent toxicity and other adverse reactions. Juices are made through the use of aloe leaves. Wash the leaves and remove the skin. Grind the leaves to extract the juice.

The extracted juice must be stored and refrigerated. Ideally, at least one teaspoon of aloe juice is recommended each day. Drink the juice for about fifteen minutes before eating a meal. Some people will add honey to alter the bitter taste of the juice. An aloe vera juice weight loss together with honey can enhance the effect for losing weight.

Common Side Effects of Aloe Vera Juice

The following clinical manifestations are observed as side effects of drinking aloe vera juice. To lose weight with aloe vera juice, you need to learn the common adverse reactions of the drink. These include stomach cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration. To counteract the effect, always hydrate your body with water.

Pregnant mothers or lactating women should avoid drinking this juice. People who are hypotensive must avoid drinking the juice. It may have a good effect for the body but, aloe vera juice weight loss can lower the blood pressure. Other side effects are skin itching, presence of rashes, and other signs and symptoms of allergic reactions.

In cases of these manifestations, stop drinking the juice and contact your medical doctor immediately.