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Another Handbuilding Clay class with Artist Lynn Marie Dwyer.   Outdoors by the fire, yummy food/beverage share, creative juices flowing!  Come share the experience at Heartwood Health, Art and Yoga and do some art this Saturday night!
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Total making time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 people
One head of Kale
One Avocado
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Flax Oil
3 Tablespoons of Liquid Aminos (or Coconut “Soy Sauce” or 1 teaspoon of himalayan salt)
4 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
4 Tablespoons of Sunflower Seeds
1. Tear the kale off from it’s stem and place in a large bowl. Tear the kale into small pieces.
2. Massage the avocado into the kale.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir! And it is ready!
+ Of course add more of any of the ingredients if you like the taste!
+ Add the salad to brown rice wraps for a delicious Salad Wrap!
+ Add more nutritional yeast if you like it ‘cheesey’
+ Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for more flavor!
+ Made under 15 minutes!
+ Mostly raw – living nutrients!
+ High in Anti Oxidants
+ Vegan
+ High in Protein
+ Aids Weight Loss
+ Aids Muscle Building and Muscle Toning
+ Super High in Vitamins, Nutrients and Essential Minerals
+ KALE: Helps to activate detoxifying enzymes in the liver
+ AVOCADO: 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein
+ FLAX OIL: Reduces inflammation
+ Increases Energy
+ Super fulfilling!
+ Aids heart health
“I ate this Superfood Kale Salad and drank Phresh Greens the day of my film premier of “Backwater.”
Great for sustaining energy for a long night out!” Liana Werner-Gray
This recipe was created by Liana Werner-Gray 2013.
*Always choose ORGANIC, local and seasonal whenever possible.
Photo thanks to Rock’n Raw Photos – Raw and Unedited
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Now, most of us here in Heartwood have experienced these treats Christina whips up to keep us all healthy, and these are our favorite. Christina made these while we traveled, and here’s her recipe …
Note: Pecans should be soaked and dehydrated if possible – Almonds should also be soaked.
In your VitaMixer, turn these into a nut-powder consistency
1 Cup Pecans
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/3 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/3 Cup Almonds

Grab a bowl, and put the nut powder in, then add and mix by hand:

1/4 Cup Raw Organic Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp. Organic Maca Powder
5 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 Organic Raw Cocoa Nibs
1/4 Tbsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Xylitol
10 Drops Stevia
1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil

Mix it until it’s sticky and add 2 tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds and hand form balls. You can stick a Goji Berry in each one for color and a yummy extra.

Stick in the fridge or you can freeze them. Energy!!! a wonderful Boost! Drop your chocolate bars, and try these!


IMG_2296  While visiting Sea Island with Christina and her family, I was lucky enough to get to watch Christina IMG_2299make (and EAT) her yummy Raw Berry Pie.  Okay, this pie is amazing, so expect to eat more than one piece, but if you have more willpower than I do, it’s a suitable freezer item for storage for those sweet cravings with that Superfood edge.  These can also be made as individual servings in cupcake tins or ice cube trays for bit sizes.  So healthy and palette cleansing.  Enjoy!


 Note: We used a Vitamix to make this one since we didn’t have a food processor, which would be a little easier for the crust.  We also used a new brand we found at the local health food store, Sunfood! 

 Another Note: Prepare nuts by soaking prior to use.

1 CUP mixed organic Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds and Rolled Oats
1 Tbsp. Organic Maca Powder
1 Tbsp. Organic Raw Cocoa
2 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Sugar
2 Tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Organic Dates or Raisins
IMG_2208Keeping it on low speed, blend until dry crumbly.  When it gets to this consistency, then add 4 Tbsp. melted coconut oil to the mix and smoosh it all evenly into your pie plate 🙂  Go ahead and stick it in the fridge until we are ready for it.
1 Cup soaked organic cashews
2 Cups mixed berries (We used organic frozen mixed berries)
10 Drops Stevia
2 Tsp. Xylitol
3/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
Blend it all, and fill your crust! Sprinkle with Raw Cocoa Nibs.  Refrigerate to set.
Grab your fork!

We held our retreat this past weekend, and it was a fabulous time.  We have a loving wonderful group … Here are some photos from our experience.  Please be sure to sign up for our mailing list to find out more offerings from Heartwood Health, Art and Yoga.


mountain yoga

 Friday June 14th – Sunday June 16th 

 Is is time to retreat and give your body and soul time to restore?  

We have a revitalizing program for you, including cleansing foods, Yoga, sauna, nature, and relaxation.  We will immerse ourselves into the Body Ecology diet principles on Saturday with yummy and nurturing veggies coming from our garden, and on Sunday, will be a nurturing one day liquid cleanse that you could do once a week or anytime you get out of balance.

  •  We will do yoga at different parts of the day, including Vinyasa, Yin, meditations.
  •  Hike into nature to connect on a deeper level.
  •  hot tub, sauna, body treatments
  • optional Thai bodywork and traditional massages
Sometimes, getting away, to a wonderful environment is just what we need to transform our bodies and minds.
In a high stress world, it is important to slow down, reevaluate our habits, and set some healthy ones.
Not having to cook for yourself is a highlight in retreat which gives you more time for relaxation. Be prepared to feel rejuvenated as we scrub our bodies and minds to get polished up for the summer!
5 people minimum.
180$/person or 350$/couple all inclusive
125$ without accommodation.
 If you live in the area, and would like to just come for the day, for only 50$!
5 yoga classes, 6 meals, sauna, hot tub, hiking, optional massage.
Christina Law 404)587-8016
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private services

recommended donation amounts
-private/assisted (hands on) Yoga~40$
-Thai Yoga/mat~60$/hour
-Thai Yoga/table~60$/hour
-Thai oil bodywork/table~60$/hour
-pranic healing~40$/hour
-deep tissue massage~60$/hour
-facial 70$/hour(we have the whole set up with steamer and magnifying glass)

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The Thai massage is primarily based on an acup...
The Thai massage is primarily based on an acupressure system of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine with an added touch of yoga. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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