YOGA PLAYLIST – SEPTEMBER

Your fall is now filled with fantastic tunes thanks to our latest yoga playlist.

You’re welcome.

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1. Red Eyes – The War on Drugs

2. Tongues (feat. Kopps) – Joywave – EP

3. Pompeii – Jasmine Thompson

4. Take Me to Church – Hozier

5. Jubel – Klingande

6. Spectrum (Say My Name) [AlunaGeorge Remix] – Florence + The Machine

7. Tell Me Something Good (feat. Chaka Khan) – Rufus

8. Slow Motion – PHOX

9. I’m With You (Sylvan Esso Remix) – Grouplove

10. Latch (feat. Sam Smith) [DJ Premier Remix] – Settle (The Remixes)

September Teacher in the ODDLight, Meet your guide: JESSICA ROSEN

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Meet Jessica Rosen!

Our Founder, Friend, and Favorite Dance Partner!

We sat down with Jessica Rosen, the amazing force that manifested One Down Dog! She took time to answer some questions about the studio, her personal life, and how the heck she MADE AWESOME HAPPEN!

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What’s your nickname? Jesi, lil J

Where is your hometown? Detroit! (ok fine, West Bloomfield, MI)

Where is your FAVORITE place on earth? ONE DOWN DOG!!! 2nd to that: Big Lake, anywhere in nature/by a fire or water

Favorite color? blue

What’s your sign gurl? scorpio

Do you have a memorable most embarrassing moment? I get embarrassed a lot, but I can’t think of a most embarrassing moment.

Okay, so how about your most empowering? Opening ODD!!

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What is a fun fact most wouldn’t know about you? I do not believe in the word no.

Who is your beau? I married my high school sweet heart (but I really wouldn’t call him a sweetheart back then, he’s definitely gotten sweeter with age)

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When you aren’t at the studio where can you be found? Hahaha when I’m not at the studio. You’re funny.  But for real, when I have free time I like to spend it with my man and puppy (friends and family too – ODDfam represent!) – either hiking or going to the beach or just hanging out at home watching a movie. 

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Why do you teach? Because yoga changed my world, and I love sharing things that help me with others. The look on peoples faces after a hot sweaty hard class makes my life complete! Yoga has brought so much awesome into my world and I want to share that awesome with others. I sometimes like to call myself an awesomeness promoter rather than a yoga teacher. Can that become a thing?

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What brought you to become an instructor? You want the long or short story? Short story, during my masters program I took Teacher Training. I did it never thinking I would ever teach – thought it would be helpful info to bring to my future career as a therapist. Teacher Training changed my life. There was a class that needed to be filled at the studio I was working at, the owner made me teach it. The rest is history.

 

What is your favorite song to play in class? Ooo that’s a hard one. I LOVE music! Sam Smith all day, every day. I also love hip hop -

What is your favorite yogi prop or piece to wear or use?  I love everything Beyond Yoga – best fits, fabrics and super amazing brand doing wonderful things in our yogi community.

What special causes or non-profits do you hold dear to your heart? (we will be promoting a non-profit on your behalf throughout the month with our #FLOWforACause) I hold Detroit dear to my heart so anything that benefits my city I am a huge fan of. I also hold LAMP community in DTLA close to my heart as they are helping to end homelessness and that is a cause I believe in!

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Anything else? If you want to know anything about me, JUST ASK! I am always open! Namaste~

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MEATLESS MONDAY – RECIPE 1

Vegan BBQ Pulled “Pork” Jackfruit Sandwiches with Agave Mustard Slaw

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The sandwiches:

  • 2 cans jackfruit
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4 sandwich rolls

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the red onion slices.
2. Rinse and drain the jackfruit.
3. Cut the core off of the jackfruit chunks and discard.
4. Using two forks, shred the jackfruit meat, discarding the seed pods.
5. Once the onions are caramelized, and 1 of the garlic cloves and saute another minute.
6. Add the jackfruit, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, worcestershire sauce and thyme to the pan.
7. Lower the heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
8. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
9. Mix the vegan butter with the remaining grated clove of garlic and spread onto each sandwich roll. You might have to melt it for a few seconds in the microwave, though I prefer to keep it more solid as it makes it easier to spread onto the rolls.
10. Place buns butter side up on a baking sheet and place in oven. Check after 5 minutes and remove once the tops are slightly browned.
11. Once the jackfruit has simmered for about 20 minutes, place a large spoonful on each bun. Top with slaw, mustard and or pickles if desired.

The Agave Mustard Slaw

  •  4 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine the cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the agave, dijon, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
3. Pour the liquid mixture over the cabbage and stir until well coated.
4. Serve on the sandwich or on the side with some pickles.
NOTES:
These sandwiches taste great topped with slaw and served with pickles and baked beans.
If using a vinegar based bbq sauce, you might try omitting the apple cider vinegar.
Enjoy our first ever Meatless Monday recipe!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Passionate about cooking, Taylor started What Vegetarians Eat to share plant-based recipes, explore topics related to veganism and inspire those who are interested in “eating more veggies and less animals.” When she’s not cooking up a storm, Taylor works as a web developer, plays guitar in an indie band, and practices yoga. Having recently graduated from One Down Dog’s first teacher training, you can check out her flow-based PRACTICE classes on Saturdays.

YOGA PLAYLIST – AUGUST

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We’ve got your summer soundtrack! Fill your August with summer fun and great tunes with our latest yoga playlist.

Listen.

1. Sun Is Shining (Smoke Out Dubstep Mix) – Bob Marley

2. The Sun God (Explicit) – Hi-Tek Ft. Common

3. Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais) – Lana Del Rey

4. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

5. Shoop – Salt-n-Pepa

6. Changes (Shlohmo Remix) – LOL Boys

7. You (Ha Ha Ha) – Charli XCX

8. Call – Francesco Yates

9. Habits (Stay High) [Hippie Sabotage Remix] – Tove Lo

10. Work It Out – Jurassic 5 ft. Dave Matthews

11. Sunrise – Slaptop

12. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

13. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso

14. Sunshine – Lupe Fiasco

15. I’m Only Joking – KONGOS

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