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January 3, 2015

Easy Scrumptious Overnight Oats!

We have something good and easy to make your busy morning a whole lot easier! These easy overnight oats will be perfect to grab when you’re heading out the door for work. It takes about 15 minutes max prep time and then you have breakfast for the week! Bonus – you won’t be mad about the way this smells! It’s scrumptious!

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What you need:

Mason Jar (canning jar)

2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

2 cups non-dairy milk (I used almond milk – the pure almond milk is our fav)

2 tablespoons of chia seeds

2 small organic apples, cored & chopped small

2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup or honey

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

pinch of fine sea salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Coconut flakes

Mix up all ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Scoop out a cup into each mason jar. Add desired amount of coconut and place in the fridge. Your oats will be perfectly delicious for your morning breakfast! Enjoy, friends!

Makes 4 servings

 

December 31, 2014

This Year. This crazy awesome year of 2014.

Man, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been a full year that we (Kalynn & Patricia) decided to start Yoga Athletex. We have definitely had a full year of learning, falling, growing, succeeding and failing. We started our yoga teacher training in October of 2013 with the swami Lex Gillan of the Yoga Institute in Houston. That one jam packed week of learning and exploring ourselves as individuals and as teachers really set the bar for what we were to expect in 2014. I would say the top few things that have kept us going and yearning for more would be BREATHING.

Just Breathe

I’m sure you here it all the time. Just breathe, everything will be okay. But in our crazy minds, we always push back and say, “Will it? Will it all be okay?” And to tell you the right down dirty truth, it will be. As we look back over this year filled with blessings, it’s so obvious that everything is okay and will be as long as we keep breathing. Breathing the good in, letting the junk out. Breathing the love in, letting the worry out. Breathing the good times in and letting the rough times out. Which brings me to the next thing of letting go.

Letting Go

Let those bad times leave you. Remember what they brought you to and through and let them go. The new year has its cliche of “starting over and getting a fresh perspective” but why not take that up and see it as a great awesome new opportunity to refresh! I know that I need it really bad, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. A time to mentally let everything that has no place of being in your life go.

Acceptance

Accept that where you are right now, at this very moment the place where you are suppose to be. Accept that even though you may have a little or a lot further to go in your personal development or your relationship developments, it is EXACTLY where God wants you to be today. Accept that He has a plan for you, even if it doesn’t look like everyone else’s (or so you think they all look the same). Let’s all accept to love ourselves and love each other as much as we deserve.

Love

I would love to make 2015 more about love. Loving myself just as much as I love others. Loving my friends more and making our relationships better and bigger. Loving my significant others (those favorites you have stored on your phone, boyfriends, husbands, dogs) just as much and more than they deserve. Loving the life you have today. Loving what today brings. Loving everything just as much as you did when you were a child. Loving it with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. Loving it all because you can.

My wish for myself and for everyone out there that is working through something right now is to know that this life is a blessing. It’s a gift and we can do whatever it is we want with it. We should see things as gifts from God as opposed to stressors or worries. Everything we have, we can handle because we are strong. Our yoga practice prepares us for tough things and lets us open up even more than we could ever imagine. Yoga is a blessing and this truly awesome gift that will allow us to see the beauty in all things and to be more open and willing to accept & love them.

We hope you have an awesome and happy new year! We are always here to help, and support whatever goals you have whether they are yoga or personal related. We look forward to a FUN and NEW year with each and every one of you!! We are so happy we get the privilege of teaching and practicing with you each and every week & we hope we continue to grow as yogis together!!

Much love from your family at YAX,

Kalynn & Patricia

October 13, 2014

New Home & New Schedule for Yoga Athletex

Hey Houstonians! We now have a home base for Yoga Athletex! We are teaching ALL of our weekly classes at BAYOU CITY CROSSFIT. Tuesday/Thursday classes will no longer be held at Imperium Crossfit @ 7pm. Our schedule has changed to Tuesday/Thursdays @ 8pm at Bayou City Crossfit in the 2nd Building. BCCF has excellent facilities that are perfect for our yoga classes. All classes are open to the general public, anyone and everyone is welcomed! We would love to see your face in class sometime soon! Bayou City has a smaller building behind their main building where they hold crossfit classes, where we will be building our energy in and getting our stretch on! It’s in the heart of Garden Oaks/Oak Forest and we could not be more excited to be hosting classes there for all! Sign up for monthly packages or drop in classes under the Class Schedule Tab on our website! We are looking forward to meeting you and having you a part of our Yoga Athletex Team!

Schedule: 

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7pm in the 2nd building at Bayou City Crossfit

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8pm in the 2nd building at Bayou City Crossfit

Pricing for Non Bayou City Crossfit Members:

6x/month – $84

8x/month – $96

Drop In – $18

Already a member at Bayou City Crossfit? You will automatically recieve a discount on all yoga classes with us. We are here to serve you and help you improve your workout. Come try out a class and see all the benefits for yourself. We promise you won’t regret it!

Pricing for Bayou City Crossfit Members:

6x/month: $60

8x/month: $72

Drop In: $15

Please feel free to email us with ANY questions at info@yogaathletex.com!

<3 Your Yoga Trainers

 

October 13, 2014

New Home & New Schedule for Yoga Athletex

Hey Houstonians! We now have a home base for Yoga Athletex! We are teaching ALL of our weekly classes at BAYOU CITY CROSSFIT. Tuesday/Thursday classes will no longer be held at Imperium Crossfit @ 7pm. Our schedule has changed to Tuesday/Thursdays @ 8pm at Bayou City Crossfit in the 2nd Building. BCCF has excellent facilities that are perfect for our yoga classes. All classes are open to the general public, anyone and everyone is welcomed! We would love to see your face in class sometime soon! Bayou City has a smaller building behind their main building where they hold crossfit classes, where we will be building our energy in and getting our stretch on! It’s in the heart of Garden Oaks/Oak Forest and we could not be more excited to be hosting classes there for all! Sign up for monthly packages or drop in classes under the Class Schedule Tab on our website! We are looking forward to meeting you and having you a part of our Yoga Athletex Team!

Schedule: 

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7pm in the 2nd building at Bayou City Crossfit

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8pm in the 2nd building at Bayou City Crossfit

Pricing for Non Bayou City Crossfit Members:

6x/month – $84

8x/month – $96

Drop In – $18

Already a member at Bayou City Crossfit? You will automatically recieve a discount on all yoga classes with us. We are here to serve you and help you improve your workout. Come try out a class and see all the benefits for yourself. We promise you won’t regret it!

Pricing for Bayou City Crossfit Members:

6x/month: $60

8x/month: $72

Drop In: $15

Please feel free to email us with ANY questions at info@yogaathletex.com!

<3 Your Yoga Trainers

 

October 2, 2014

Who's ready to get flexy?

Have you seen all those crazy fun poses going all around instagram? They are most likely a monthly yoga pose challenge! This is a great way to start getting into a routine of doing a daily practice. It really makes you roll out your mat and strike a pose! Now who is ready to start the Fall off right and grow deeper in their daily home practice?The October Monthly Instagram Challenge #LetsGetFlexy is up and running! And it’s not too late to join in on the fun. Who’s ready to get flexy??

Step 1: Follow us on instagram – @yogaathletex and see our daily poses.

Step 2: Take a picture of yourself doing the daily pose in any variation that you prefer

Step 3: Tag all of your sponsors! @yogaathletex @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @aloyoga #letsgetflexy #yax

Step 4: Have fun & Spread the Yogi Love!

October 2, 2014

Who’s ready to get flexy?

Have you seen all those crazy fun poses going all around instagram? They are most likely a monthly yoga pose challenge! This is a great way to start getting into a routine of doing a daily practice. It really makes you roll out your mat and strike a pose! Now who is ready to start the Fall off right and grow deeper in their daily home practice?The October Monthly Instagram Challenge #LetsGetFlexy is up and running! And it’s not too late to join in on the fun. Who’s ready to get flexy??

Step 1: Follow us on instagram – @yogaathletex and see our daily poses.

Step 2: Take a picture of yourself doing the daily pose in any variation that you prefer

Step 3: Tag all of your sponsors! @yogaathletex @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @aloyoga #letsgetflexy #yax

Step 4: Have fun & Spread the Yogi Love!

October 1, 2014

She Said, She Said: Volume 1

Sisters

So ask anyone who knows us and she (or he) will tell you we couldn’t be more different! Quite frankly, I think that’s why this partnership works! We each bring a lot to the table, for our business but more importantly for our clients. In efforts for our followers and clientele to get to know us more, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of our differences and similarities in a new feature we plan to call “She Said, She Said”

What do you remember about your first yoga class?

Patricia:

My first yoga class was probably in middle school. 8th grade most likely. My mom was my P.E. Teacher. My mom is THE ultimate PE teacher. She taught us every different sport, every game, every body part, every muscle, nutrition and even YOGA! I remember laying on a mat, in savasana, in a dark room. The room was connected to the gym. She had us lay, in silence, and do breath work. At the time I was thinking, WTH!? We’re just laying here. But, now I realize how important that was to me. To lay still, clear the mind, rest, and focus on the breath. She was also guiding us through meditation with soft music in the background. It was a very profound experience for me. I have loved and appreciated yoga practice since that day.

Kalynn:

I’m pretty sure I took a few yoga classes in middle school and high school with my sister, all I remember is feeling a little lost, confused and awkward for sure. My first Bikram Hot Yoga class is very vivid to me though. It was in 2009. I had just been told a couple months before that I could no longer play volleyball and that all I could do was walk, swim, bike and do yoga. So, my cousin Ryan talked me into going to Bikram yoga because it had supposedly made him feel so much better. I was skeptical. I went, felt like I was going to pass out, walked out of the class half way through and thought I was dying. Like any normal athlete, I went back the next day.

What was your opinion on yoga back in your “athlete” days?

Patricia:

I always knew there were benefits to it. However, allowing myself to designate at least 60 minutes/day to yoga was beyond me. How can anyone get a complete work out in doing yoga? Be still for 60-90 minutes?! No thanks! Plus I am a Christian, therefore, I cannot do yoga. It is sac-religious (so I thought). I could not fathom the idea of slowing down and listening to my body. There wasn’t time for that! Hehehe….so little did I know.

Kalynn:

That it was a little weird and really awkward for my long limbs to be graceful or that it was really hard to get through a class without laughing the whole time. So i thought it was weird, awkward & hard. Not much has changed, its still those things but I’m so much more comfortable with myself and the benefits are Ah-Mazing.

What would you tell your “beginner” yoga self knowing what you know now?

Patricia:

Be patient and face your fears. There is profound greatness through yoga.

Kalynn:

To be more open and willing to do things that seem impossible at first.

What’s your favorite thing about practicing yoga?

Patricia:

Discovering my true self and the serenity I gain from being on my mat.

Kalynn:

The way it makes my whole body feel, especially while laying in savasana. I seriously love me some savasana.

What’s your favorite hobby?

Patricia:

If I can’t consider yoga a hobby any more, it would have to be drawing. I love to draw. I wish I had more time to dedicate to drawing. It almost has the same effect as yoga. So peaceful.

Kalynn:

Mmm.. I’ve always loved scrapbooking and looking through old pictures. I like to hold on to my memories. Oh and garage sales, I freaking love garage sales.

What’s your favorite TV Show?

Patricia:

Before Netflix, it was FRIENDS. After Netflix, it’s Breaking Bad then Call the Midwife.

Kalynn:

Friends is my go to show. Even though I have all the episodes on DVD and have watched them more than I’d like to admit, I still love it. I’ve been watching The Blacklist and it is crazy! I’m not really into scary stuff, so watching it before bed means I’m doomed for a nightmare for sure.

September 19, 2014

Fall Classes starting in October!

As athletes, we are always looking for ways to support other athletes through yoga.

We are excited to be teaming up with two local Crossfit Boxes to offer the benefits of yoga to their workouts.

Not a Crossfitter? No worries! We would love to have you join our class! Just don’t expect a quiet atmosphere with incense burning. We teach for all levels, athlete or not, and you will receive all the benefits that come from yoga. Movement of the body is a BIG part of staying healthy and active.
Starting October 1st, we will be teaching yoga classes at Bayou City Crossfit & Imperium Crossfit.

We will be offering two Free Community Classes in September at our two crossfit locations.

Bayou City Crossfit Free Community class – Saturday, Sept 20 @ 10:15am
Monthly Packages Available for Mondays/Wednesdays @ 7pm starting Oct 1

Imperium Crossfit Free Community class – Thursday, Sept 25 @ 7pm
Monthly Packages available for Tuesdays/Thursdays @ 7pm starting Oct 2

At the community events, we will be offering a ONE TIME GRAND OPENING RATE of $55/month for unlimited auto renew for classes that start in October at these two locations.
You can either have a package through Bayou City OR Imperium Crossfit.

Pricing for:
Members​​​ ​​​Non (Crossfit) Members:
6x/month – $60​​​​​ 6x/month – $84
8x/month – $72​​​ ​​8x/month – $100
Drop in – $15​​​​​​ Drop in – $18

Locations:
Bayou City Crossfit
3622 Golf Dr, Houston, TX 77018
In the heart of the GOOF

Imperium Crossfit
1718 W 23rd St, Houston, TX 77008
Off of Ella near TC Jester

September 4, 2014

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Cup non-dairy milk (I used SO-delicious coconut milk)
1/2 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 3 Teaspoons honey
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
Add all ingredients in a canning jar. Seal. Shake vigorously. Refrigerate overnight.

When you’re ready to eat, feel free to eat this treat plain or add your favorite toppings (ie rasberries, nuts, coconut, blueberries, banana, etc.)

Makes 1 serving. It’s really easy to triple this recipe and make a few breakfast options for when you’re on the go! This recipe is so healthy it can be used for breakfast, a snack or a dessert!

Source: Oh She Glows Cookbook

September 4, 2014

Cold Summer Coffee

Makes a pitcher for the week!

Ingredients
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cardamom
4 cups coffee (your favorite roast)*
1 cup protein powder**
10 dates
2 cups coconut milk

*I use HEB San Antonio Roast. It’s pure heaven.

**I use Raw Protein Chocolate. 100% Plant Based. 100% Delicious.
Directions

1. Brew coffee with spices.

2. Blend coffee, coconut milk, dates and hemp powder in a high speed blender until smooth. I use a Vitamix Blender. Worth every penny.

3. Pour serving into canning jars. Seal. Refrigerate.

3. Enjoy each morning to wake you up, energize you and keep you feeling satisfied, with out the crash.

What’s Your Go-To ‘Pick Me Up’ Recipe?

Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com and Hungry for Change