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Recipes: Popeye Smoothie

July 8, 2011 / Aaron


Dearest yogis!

I've been tragically banned from the studio with a bad case of poison oak (exacerbated by sweating) and I am craving yoga, hardcore. It's been over a week since I've practiced, and I'm miserable about it.

However, my recent grounding has gotten me thinking about ways I can keep myself as healthy as possible without sweating. Obviously, me being me, I started thinking about food. More specifically, about veggies. And smoothies. And protein. (Cue: "Oh my!")

After a little tinkering, here's what I'm drinking right now, as I type this. I've lovingly dubbed it the Popeye Smoothie.

Popeye Smoothie:

1 ripe banana (frozen or unfrozen)

2 handfuls spinach

1 cup soy milk (or almond milk, rice milk, whatever... the only thing I don't recommend is coconut water!)

1-2 tablespoons of almond butter (or peanut butter, cashew butter, whatever...)

1-2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1/2 ripe avocado (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add ice, if you want it to be more smoothie-ish rather than juice-ish. It's not the prettiest breakfast you'll ever see, but it's soooooo good for you! Yesterday, I actually skipped my morning coffee because I felt so energized after this bad boy.

You really can't taste the spinach. Kale, on the other hand, is pretty noticeable. I don't recommend it.

What are some of your favorite blends?


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Shoulder Stand with a Twist

July 6, 2011 / Aaron

Happy Hump Day!


Baby Yogi

July 5, 2011 / Aaron

This precious yogi is the son of our very own Morgan Eklund... who apparently was practicing in the park, and he just had to join! Too adorable.


And now, an article about the benefits of yoga for mamas and babies.


Happy Tuesday!

Happy Friday!

July 1, 2011 / Aaron

Have a great weekend!

Rock Your Body (for $60 Less Than You Woulda Paid)

July 1, 2011 / Aaron

Last Call for 25 Class Special:

In honor of July 4th/fireworks/bikini season,  Yoga Belly is extending the 25 Class Pass special all the way up to Monday, July 4th. Normally priced at $300, it's now going for $240. Yowza!

Limit two 25 Class Pass purchases per student. To sign up, click here.

And really. Does anyone rep fireworks like Lady Gaga? Come on now.


Eye Candy

June 29, 2011 / Aaron

For anyone worried about the over-commercialization/bastardization/trendiness/superficiality of yoga, this guy's keepin' it real. If I'm half that flexible at his age, somebody throw me a party.

Yoga in Your Professional Future?

June 28, 2011 / Aaron

If you're thinking about it, YogaDork has a great article for anyone interested in changing career paths and becoming a yoga teacher.

More importantly, our own William and Aaron have first hand experience with this!

I won't lie. It's crossed my mind. Yoga teachers are super hot, I'd like to be super hot, hmmm.

Happy Friday!

June 17, 2011 / Aaron

Time to kick up your heels, the blog's back to business!


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Pride Night

June 9, 2011 / Aaron

Yes, please!

Y'all, Great America is hosting a pride night on Friday, May 27th, from 6pm-2am. This is a private event with rides, live music, and a whole lotta booty-shakin'. There will be performances by Robyn, Dev and the Cataracs, and DJ Hector Fonseca. And, um, did I mention the RIDES?!

Tickets are now $45, prices will go up in a few weeks. Our very own William and Aaron are hoping to get a group of Yoga Belly honeys out there, who's coming?

If you're interested, please contact Aaron and/or William at or 650-862-3976.

More information on Pride Night and other awesomeness here

Technical Difficulties

June 6, 2011 / Aaron

Hello everyone,

We've been having some technical weirdness around here (posts not posting or connecting to Facebook, etc.) so please bear with us as we get things straightened out. Regular posting should resume soon.