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Thriving in Joy After Breast Cancer ~ Y4L Awareness Day 2011
The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.—Bhagavan Nityananda
Surviving Breast Cancer is HUGE! Teresa Morrow did it, she received her certificate just a few short months ago. I was teaching at her lovely yoga studio, Butterfly Yoga which is in her home, when shared with me the day that she was officially a SURVIVOR. They actually gave her a certificate! I have written an article about her story in Origin Magazine this summer, while she was still ongoing her treatment of chemotherapy and radiation.
Today we held an event for the community called ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2011’ at Dynamic Yoga & Fitness Studio, where Teresa was our featured presenter. We had FREE classes all day, from Hip Hop, to Hot Yoga, Swing Dance Lessons to Yoga 101 and Zumba! This is a first annual event held by Yoga 4 Love at the studio to raise funds. This year we chose Susan G Komen for the charity.
Between all the activity we took a break to listen to Teresa boldly speak today about her story and what it takes to survive. “It is all in your mind, if you keep positive and do everything through LOVE you will survive,” she told the yogis, swing dancers and guests who composed her listeners.
She went on to read a poem in Spanish that speaks from moving from the heart, from a book she gave her dedicated husband, Mike, for Valentine’s Day this year, just a few months after her mastectomy. Watch her brief video on our You Tube Channel, no sound, and see the true JOY she projects. This is truly a view of peace, love and compassion in action.
She shared a few of her health and nutrition tips with us, including her dedication to blending up 1-3 green smoothies a day. Many of the attendees requested us to post her yummy treat that she brought, a natural protein bar.
Hand full of spinach
Hand full of Broccoli
Green whole apple
Square inch of Ginger root
Juice of a lemon
A cup of water or ice
Blend and drink
Two cups of dates
1 cup of almonds
1 cup of walnuts
1 Tbs of chia seeds
1/2 cup of coconut flakes ( unsweetened)
Put all ingredients in a food processor.
Make a big square, loaf, put in the freezer for 30 min. Take it out and cut in to squares or cookie shapes.
(… sprinkle extra coconut on top, delicious!)