borealis briefly | May 26, 2020




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Your new life starts now.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for something to be different. This staying at home, not knowing what's going to happen next, worrying, not sleeping's tiring. 

Summer is around the corner, so something's gotta give, right? Life, nature, the seasons, all teach us that change is inevitable. But we also know that we have agency in change, too. That's why movement practices like yoga are so powerful. They actually get us to move, and movement creates change. 

We know that moving and meditating is good for us, but it's not until we actually do these things that we feel the immediate effects on ourselves and those around us. The husband of one of our online members told me yesterday, "thank you for helping me." His wife has been doing our live classes twice a week, and meditating along with our guided meditations, and HE is the one thanking me. That's the power of these practices. 

Sometimes we need a little help. That's why I've created the Mind-body Reset program - a 3-day online program to help you reset and start fresh. Check out the details here and below.

So what are you waiting for? The way you feel right now is a result of past decisions you've made. And you have the opportunity to make new decisions today. 

All my best,

Emilie + the borealis team

P.S. If you haven't joined our Online Membership, now is the time. It's here to stay, and we'll be adding new recorded practices each month so you can keep moving and meditating from home, your summer cottage, or wherever you are around the world. (Did you know we have people joining us from Hawaii and Canada?!) No excuses. We've made it easy to say "yes" with 1 month free access with coupon code: BOREALISGUEST.

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3 days to manage your energy levels, get mental clarity + feel great!

Join this 3-day online program with Emilie Reid June 1st - 3rd.

Learn how incorporating a simple routine of exercise, meditation and herbs can help you manage your energy levels, get better sleep, and boost your immune system.

What happens if you don’t do this? Nothing. 

If there’s a part of you that wishes something was different - even if you can’t put your finger on it - then hit the reset button. We’ll do it together. You’re not alone.

We'll start off with a live kick-off call with Emilie on Sunday May 31st at 7:30-8:30pm. 


Registration closes Saturday May 30th at 2pm EST. So get ready to reset now and sign up today!

Cost: $45

Benefit: more balanced energy to meet your day, tools to help you reset on a daily basis, more ease in your physical body, and more!

Sign up now! Click here for details and registration.

Join the private Members Only Facebook Group for more personal connection and inspiration.


[recipe] Everyday Cereal Recipe





Everyday Cereal


This recipe comes to you from Kate O' Donnell's first cookbook The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. Everyday cereal is easy, healthy and fit for each season. Grains are extremely nutritional and help with digestion. This dish can be paired with different fruits and nuts, depending on the season. 

For the recipe you will need grain of choice, liquid of choice, pressure cooker, slow cooker or large pot, coconut oil or ghee, cinnamon or other spices of your choosing (try the sweet spice mix suggested below), nuts of your choosing, and dried or fresh fruit of your choosing. Using your pressure cooker, you will want to add all your ingredients, then select the porridge setting. Allow your cereal to cook for 5 min in a sauce pan or until it begins to steam. I typically like my cereal to be full of different textures, but if you desire a smoother consistency, you can use a hand blender to mix everything together

Here is Kripalu's recipe for a Sweet Spice Mix, or you can make your own variation:

Sweet Spice Mix

  • ¼ cup cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cardamom

Ingredient recommendation for Spring Cereal

  • 2 cups of amaranth or rye 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp  raisins or chopped prunes and flax seeds
Ingredient recommendation for Summer Cereal
  • 2 cups of quinoa or barley  
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp of sliced peaches and/or blueberries
  • 1/2 a tsp of ground fennel seeds
Ingredient recommendation For Fall Cereal
  • 2 cups of oats or bulgar wheat 
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • 3 tbsp of grated apple or dried apricots and chopped almonds
  • 1 tbs of Ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of Sweet Spice Mix  

Ingredient recommendation For Winter Cereal

  • 2 cups of oats or bulgar wheat
  • 1 cup of cows milk 
  • 3 tbs of chopped apples and/or chopped dates
  • 1 tbs Ghee
  • 2 tsp of Sweet Spice Mix

borealis briefly | April 1, 2020




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You're doing great!

We feel you. We feel all of you out there doing the best you can. And we want you to know that you're doing great. 

We've heard from many of you that you could use some help with your routine, since everything is different and new. 

We've got you. First, read this blog post from last November. I promise, it will help solve a lot.

Emilie is offering a free 30 Day Meditation Challenge April 1st - 30th. Meditation can be a great way to help your body and mind manage stress, especially when life feels chaotic. The key is practice, so Emilie will guide you throughout the month with hopes of helping now and in the future.

Many of you have asked how you can help during the health crisis. Read on for ways to support our local yoga community. We are so grateful to each of you.

Stay strong. Keep moving. You've got this.

All my best,
Emilie + the borealis team

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Many of you have asked how you can help
We are so grateful for all the calls, emails and messages asking how we are doing. Many of you are wondering how you can help borealis and our amazing team of wellness professionals.

The best way to support us and other small businesses is to continue to use our services, and being our beloved customers. Join our Online Membership, and share it with your family, friends and colleagues. Write a review on Google to share with others how much you love borealis and your other favorite businesses.

Check out this page on the borealis website to connect with some of our team members and their personal projects. You might want to book a Zoom Reiki session with Josh. Or check out Yinh's Stay Scary podcast.

Cheer-leading is encouraged and helps more than you know. If you are so moved and able, you are welcome to send donations through Venmo to @borealisyoga, which will be distributed to the team members who are working to share their gifts with you in our Online Membership while our studio is closed. 

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Join the 30-Day Meditation Challenge

with Emilie Reid

Meet her everyday for a Live Group Meditation Session from 1-1:30 pm. Can't make it live everyday? That's okay. Join us when you can. And you can always participate in our private 30 -Day Meditation Challenge Facebook Group here.

Click here for instructions on how to join and get access to the live Zoom calls with Emilie.

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From our home to yours 

Join the new Online Membership today and practice with our amazing teachers LIVE this week. All Live classes are 60 minutes, unless otherwise noted.

Live Classes for the rest of this week:

Wednesday, April 1st

9:30 am: Moderate with Linda

6 pm: Yin with Loni

Thursday, April 2nd

7 am: Energize with Geeta

6:30 pm: Strength with Holly

Friday, April 3rd

9:30 am Gentle with Greta 

Saturday, April 4th

10-11:15 am Power with Emily E.

Sunday, April 5th

9 am: Power with Christine Tresselt

6 pm: Gentle Restorative with Veronica Wolff-Casey

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Immunity BOOSTING practices and recipes!Immune Boosting Practices and Recipes for Spring

Check out our blog post with tips and recipes to boost your immune system. And join Danielle for Sundays in the kitchen on our IGTV channel on Instagram.