An American in Paris

Dear All,

I guess a lot of you might have seen this classic or at least heard about during some trivia games. The actress in the vintage photograph, who is doing an exercise (Apanasana Pose), which might look familiar to all those, who join my classes, is Nina Foch, a Dutch-born American actress (1924 – 2008). She joined Gene Kelly in the musical ‘An American in Paris’ 1951. The image above was produced by Columbia Pictures in 1947 to promote another movie she starred in, titled ‘ The guilt of Janet Ames’.

See below the original text slip attached to the back of the photograph, which was send out as press release for publication to magazines and newspapers.

Ms. Foch was featured in more than 80 films and hundreds of television shows and worked from 1943 until 2007.

Hope this motivates…Happy weekend!

Namaste, RoxAnn

Thanks a lot to all of you, who helped our cause and donated. After some difficulties with the wire for unexplained reasons, we got finally the confirmation, that our common effort made it into the account of our friends at Ride 4 A Woman, a charitable organization set up to support women struggling with poverty, HIV and domestic violence.

Thanks again for your involvement and sympathy for the project. See below a few images we took during our visit last year in October.

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

 

Huntington Beach Library

Dear All,

Join me for a special FREE Yoga Therapy Class on ZOOM offered in cooperation with the Huntington Beach Library

Yoga With A Chair

Are you wondering: “Why do Yoga?” The short answer is that yoga makes you feel better both mentally and physically.
Wondering what the difference is between a Yoga Class and Yoga in the Chair?
 During this class we will use a chair as a prop to stretch, flex and improve balance.
Research shows that yoga therapy can help manage/control arthritis, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, headaches, heart disease, stress and many other conditions.
It can improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina, concentration and creativity, as well as stimulate the immune system and create a sense of well-being and calm.
Looking forward to welcoming you to a new experience and a new way of stretching the mind and the body.

Click here to sign up through the HB Library.

Namaste,
RoxAnn

Down To Earth

Dear All,

Love to recommend to all of you a very informative, educational and uplifting series, called: DOWN TO EARTH with Actor Zac Efron and wellness expert Darin Olien. A travel show that takes you around the world and explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Yoga Videos

Dear All,

just wanted to let you know that I’ve extended my yoga video selection by three more clips: The Langhana Series, The Warrior-Flow and the Dolphin Asana.

Please check it out and enjoy your practice.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Dear All,

Not since Covid19, but even long before I’ve emphasized in my classes, how important it is to learn to breath proper and to strengthen your respiratory health. One of the essential asanas in this context is called Crocodile (Makarasana). The two photos (above and below) show you how it looks like.  This link takes you to further details and in case you are in the mood to learn even more, just check out and listen to this interview with James Nestor, author of ‘Breath’.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Gratitude

Just like to post a few pictures, which document how money, some of you were able and so kind to give for people we support in Bwindi/ Uganda is put to work. Uganda is living in lock-down as well, means work opportunities are next to none and especially people like Simon (blue Shirt) who work in the tourism business, which is currently non-existing and have no own plot of land, are hard hit. He overcame his pride and contacted us, carefully asking if we could somehow help in a way and promise to use any support not only for himself, but share as well. We are very grateful, that we were, despite our special circumstances here, able to help and even more so, as we got your support in our endeavor.

Once again – Thank you very much for that!

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

STATUS QUO

Dear All,

You may have seen news reports about federal and state authorities planning for the reopening of businesses in different phases and based on, how essential they are.  So far no concrete date has been communicated to us, when this will be the case for Help Your Health. Naturally we’re looking forward to reopening the yoga studio as soon as it is safe for all to do so. Rolf and I are dedicated  and are working on creating an ambience, safe and welcoming and where you can feel comfortable and enjoy your yoga. In the meantime, we wish that my offer for interactive Yoga Classes via ZOOM is an enjoyable alternative for you.

Thank you for your support and loyalty.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Bon Appétit

Dear All,

like to share a light lunch recipe, recently prepared by Rolf.

Starter: 2 quarters of large organic avocado, served with a pinch of sea salt and 18 years old, matured Balsamic vinegar, combined with 4-5 slices of an organic Royal Mandarin.

Main: Calamari Steak sauteed in a little unsalted butter and seasoned with Herbs de Provence and freshly grind black pepper, and a little lemon juice. Accompanied by two quarters of charbroiled Romain salad, which is seasoned with some olive oil and salt and pepper, before being heated. The juice of half a clementine, is squeezed over the arrangement before the first bite.

Prep time 15 Min. total

Namaste, RoxAnn

Little did I know… that my offer of Interactive Live Yoga Classes would be so well received by you. Although it’s the closest you can get to a class in person with me in my studio – Although  I see you and you see me and nothing is prerecorded, but all live – Although, if you have a question it gets answered on the spot – Honestly, I yet had my doubts.

NOW I know it’s the best alternative to enjoy my yoga class and do something good for yourself in these challenging days.

Thank you all for your loyalty and trust!                                                                                                                                                                                              Namaste, RoxAnn

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