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New Juices and Smoothies: Amazing Maca and More

Camyoga's Dandelion Cafe has unveiled there 2012 menu with a whole new array of juices and smoothies. You will recognize some familiar favorite's such as heart-beet juice (beetroot, apple and ginger) and Pilar's detox juice (apple,cucumber, mint, and ginger). But you might not be expecting the Green Gremlin (mixed berries, banana, and organic spirulina) or the Breakfast Booster (banana, strawberry, organic maca, and hemp protein), two new smoothies.  I had the breakfast booster twice last week and felt great in the mornings.  Maybe it's the maca? Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable that packs a punch of energy and nutrients.

You can now pep up any of your juices and smoothies with a boost: Echinacea or Ginseng for 50p & wheat grass, spirulina, hemp protein, maca, omega oils, or superfood for £1

There are many new juices and smoothies to choose from, check out the full menu in Camyoga's dandelion cafe. All smoothies are made with low fat cocunt milk and agave syrup. Here are just a few:


Allergy fighter: apple, pear, & melon

Immune booster: grapefruit, orange, ginger, & liquid echinacea

Kidney cleanser: apple, & melon

Energiser: carrot, apple, ginger


Tropical: banana, mango, & a dash of lime

Summer Banana: strawberry & banana

You can always get creative and make your own!

And in case you didn't know the entire month of January our wheat grass shots are only £1.50 and fresh juices £3


Get more out of your swim, bike, run! Welcome, Ellie Coates...

Camyoga welcomes Ellie Coates to the schedule.  She is offering Yoga for athletes Tuesday mornings from 7am to 8am starting July 26th.   Improve performance whether you are a runner, climber, rower, or otherwise.  Amateur and pro alike can find benefit from this new class.  Core stability? yep.  Injury prevention? definitely.
Yoga for Athletes is a strong vinyasa style which focuses on movements essential to those involved in sport. The class is designed to be both hard work, but ultimately fun!
And for post-sport bliss, or therapeutics?  Try Ellie's Shiatsu clinic on Thursdays. Think thai yoga massage, reiki, and accupuncture all rolled into one..


Start Your Morning Right

When breakfast looks this good it's hard to skip the most important meal of the day. Come in early for class or stay late after Mysore.  We are dishing up fresh fruit salads. Have it au naturale or with organic yoghurt, granola, nuts/seeds, and honey or agave. Not a fruit and seeds kind of person?  Try Rachel's special scrambled egg recipe.  Or, feel like a kid again with the tahini on toast loaded with banana and honey.

Don't worry if you're not an early bird, breakfast is available throughout the day.  Check out the menu on the cafe tables for more breakfast items and our selection of teas, illy coffees, and fresh made juices.

Introducing Detox Wednesdays!

We are offering a weekly treat for all you detox loving yogis out there.  This week is the start of Detox Wednesdays.  Enjoy our new Detox Salad or Detox Juice for just £2.50 all day every Wednesday starting June 15 (regular price £3.50). Pop into a morning hot yoga class, an evening detox flow, or start your day right with Mysore.

In the mix:

Cucumber, mint, ginger, apple, and milk thistle.  Leaving you feeling fresh from the inside out. Good for the kidneys, liver, stomach, and colon.

We've been growing a garden right at Camyoga.  Many of the herbs and greenery you eat in our cafe are as locally sourced as it gets.

Simple and cleansing.

In the mix:

fresh greens and herbs, served with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, fennel, crushed chilis, and s&p.

Post yoga perfection.


Gain the Mental Edge with a Daily Yoga Practice

The word yoga stirs up many images: the meditating guru, the tree-hugging hippie, and various other bendy types. Not often included in this list are: software engineer, university fellow, and domain architect. However, those are just the kinds of people adding regular yoga practice to their daily routine, at Camyoga, Cambridge's premier dedicated yoga centre. The mental and physical benefits of regular yoga practice are increasingly well documented. Doctors from the American College of Sports Medicine conducted research on yoga students, and found that 'yoga can dramatically heighten concentration, improve motivation, and alleviate stress and anxiety in as little as eight weeks' (ACSM 2007). Those who practice yoga regularly at Camyoga agree that by energising their minds and having a tool for stress relief, they are getting more out of their day. For these time-constrained working professionals, daily yoga gives them the mental edge.

Morning yoga gives you lasting physical and mental energy. Gunveer Mahandru, Domain architect for Cambridge Assessment, says this of his morning yoga practice, it is "An injection of super energy yet incredible calm, all at the same time, it equips me for whatever the day brings, good or bad." Of his morning yoga practice, Magnus Therning, software engineer at Citrix Systems says, "It means my mind gets time to wake up, without being immediately thrust from sleeping into the stress of work, while my body gets a full workout that not only increases the blood flow but also opens the joints. The end result seems to be that my mind is more still and more awake, while my body is comfortable in itself and relaxed."

Daily yoga increases confidence and relieves stress. Elizabeth Shermer, fellow at the University of Cambridge says, "I make it a point to have a daily practice because it ensures that I have a moment of solace in my very hectic days. I can think of no greater gift to myself because it allows me to step back, breathe, and let go. Practice always leaves me refreshed, empowered, and ready to get back to work."

The influence of yoga in Mahandru's life should not be understated. He uses it as a tool both professionally and personally. When asked why he makes time for yoga in his busy day, Mahandru says, "My way of handling it, all of it, the not getting fat, handling emotional challenges, using my brain to achieve professional excellence, finding happiness, all of it, I use yoga."

Why take the time to add yoga into your daily routine? Simply put, for those who practice, yoga gives them back even more time and productivity in their day. They are alert, calm, and ready to embrace the many challenges and gifts of life. Camyoga offers daily classes starting at 6:30.