About Me

I’m a graduate of 200+ hours of yoga teacher training, AFPA Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, university professor, family and gender communication scholar, spouse, and mother of six. I live in NJ, just outside of Philadelphia.

One of my life passions is yoga, and another is food (particularly vegan food*).Ā  This blog is my little effort to discuss these issues, and how they intersect, in a way that helps me develop my understandings of self and also provides information for those currently engaged in, or interested in, yoga, and veganism.

Sometimes, readers or friends ask me why I don’t monetize my site. While it’s true that I actually lose money every month that the blog runs, I have the luxury of not needing to do this for my job. I mean it to be a gift to others. So, I don’t want readers to have to scroll through long discussions if they want a recipe (bloggers have to do this as it impacts the SEO which then affects ad revenue) or try to read around advertisements in the middle of the page. It also means that I can be more casual about layout and professional photos. So, that’s the scoop!

I hope you enjoy the site and get some recipe/yoga love that give you enjoyment!


*Recipe disclaimer –Ā I read a LOT of vegan recipes in books and websites. If I am presenting one that I know I got directly from another page, I will cite the original. Often, however, my recipes are cobbled together from reading many similar recipes and pulling together my own based on what I have on hand or what I like. Sometimes, they are based on my remembered tastes of a food I had. I pretty firmly believe that there is nothing new under the sun in recipes, so I owe a big debt to my teaching influences, including my mother, my grandmother, Isa from Post Punk Kitchen, Rich and Kate at Vedge, Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer, and many more!

10 Responses to About Me

  1. Ananda Leeke says:

    Love your blog! Keep shining!

  2. Sam says:

    Awesome blog. Thank you for most recent article as I am transition from years of Lacto-veg to vegan. I’m used to a lot of chocolate, so the decrease of sugar (I switched to natural can sugar) has been a bit hard bc I get mild headaches. Also I notice my body feels light, as though I need to ground my root chakra more bc since the slow transition I’ve been getting emotional about extreme poverty,animal suffering, and global warming 80% caused by factory farming. I thought if I eat orange and red veggies I can ground my root chakra more. Has this happened to any other person transitioning to vegan lifestyle? Maybe it’s my metabolism speeding up and causing these changes. I’ll try to graze on different foods more often to ease the transition. Thank you for sharing the vegan food pyramid! Too cool. Nice to find like minded ppl. Namaste {3},

  3. Rajni says:

    I LOVE your site!!!! I have officially denoted it under Good Reads on my website šŸ˜€

  4. Krissy G says:

    Hello!! I am super happy to find your site. I am a mother of 6, transitioned to a vegan diet about 6 months ago, and will be starting my yoga teacher training in a few months!! I am really enjoying your blog-thanks so much!!

    • theveganasana says:

      Hi, Krissy! Welcome. You are going to love teacher training šŸ™‚

      • Dolly says:

        I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks, I will try and check back more frteneuqly. How frequently you update your web site?

        • theveganasana says:

          Recently, not as often as I would like! I’ve been trying to badger the other vegans in the house into contributing, but no luck so far!

  5. Jess says:

    Hello! I just wanted to say nice blog and you are so pretty!

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