LOTW Community March Newsletter


Spring

excerpt - By Christina Rossetti

Frost-locked all the winter,

Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,

What shall make their sap ascend

That they may put forth shoots?

Tips of tender green,

Leaf, or blade, or sheath;

Telling of the hidden life

That breaks forth underneath,

Life nursed in its grave by Death.


Blows the thaw-wind pleasantly,

Drips the soaking rain,

By fits looks down the waking sun:

Young grass springs on the plain;

Young leaves clothe early hedgerow trees;

Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,

Swollen with sap put forth their shoots;

Curled-headed ferns sprout in the lane;

Birds sing and pair again.

 

It's hard to imagine green sprouting out of all this snow. But spring is right around the corner. And so is another chance to start or continue with a practice of self care. We are now allowing drop in to all classes, however we still encourage pre-registration to ensure you get a spot and a discount. We are offering new pricing for Spring.


 

pumpkin chia muffins

from lovely little kitchen

We love muffins at our house. And they are a great way to sneak in extra nutrients, so I add chia seeds. While this isn't my own recipe I make it my own to suite my family's needs and substitute where I need to or add in. And sometimes when we want a treat we add in chocolate chips.


Ingredients

1 3/4 C all purpose flour

1 C sugar (I only use 1/2 C or I use Stevia)

1/2 C brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 eggs (or 1/2 C vegetable oil)

The recipe calls for 1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree but this didn't make sense to me and I used real pumpkin because we had a ton frozen from our Halloween pumpkins.

So I used about 2 Cups of pumpkin puree.

1/2 C coconut oil melted (or other oil)

1 tsp vanilla

Add on: 1-2 tbsp chia seeds


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line muffin tin.


Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Whisk eggs, pumpkin, oil and vanilla together. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Don't over mix.

Evenly distribute batter into muffin tins.


Bake 20-22 minutes.

We like mini muffins too. These back for about 5-6 minutes less.

 

Offerings


We are offering in person in studio classes only at this time. As always please email us to register. lotwyoga@gmail.com





 

Welcome!


I am excited to welcome Melissa Shantelle to our studio. She taught her (and our studio's) first Women's Circle last month and will be offering another one this month. The Women's Full Moon Circle is about the importance of building Sangha/community. The WFMC is a space for women to honour femininity, and support one another in our paths of self-growth, to live empowered lives full of love and joy.

Come discuss the importance of building Sangha and help build our WFMC Sangha, as we share stories incorporate gentle movement, and practice strategies that focus on valuing ourselves as individuals and as a community of dynamic women.