Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Yogery's First Annual Gift Guide!

$35 for all ten precious little poses.
Finally, Christmas decided to include Yogis. They're so cute we just want to EAT them. Oh wait, we can! You could also just print out the picture and use it as a yoga christmas card.

massage certificate
in shanghai, $7 an hour. in ojai, $120 an hour
Never underestimate the delight yogis take in getting our precious muscles pampered. We love to relax.

custom-made yoga pants
$30 plus shipping
from the fabric market in shanghai. choose your own colors and styles! yay!

$42 locally made and sold at Sassy Sally's
We don't know if actual men would go for this sweatshirt, but we feel they should consider it.

altar bling
Go to your local health food store and follow your nose to some nice beeswax or soy candles, incense, and/or sage bundles.

$150 or $175 for a set of 6 FABULOUS illy cups and plates designed by the director, with images inspired by 6 of his films. For the film-buff yogi.

$2000 plus airfare
Practice Yoga with Uschi. Tour Varanasi, famous for its silk-weavers, with a local. Meet the women who are part of Lucky Uschi's empowerment project.

hot cocoa kits

Mug + Hot Cocoa Packets + Marshmallows (try to find vegan/natural 'mallows if you can!) + Cookies

I stole this idea from the Coffee Connection in Ojai. You could either buy theirs or make your own. The Coffee Connection sells 3 packets of the divine Mayan Cocoa mix for $3.50.

chocolate chile roasted nuts

This easy recipe will literally warm the hearts of the lucky recipients.

2 C Pecans
1 C Walnuts
1 Large Egg White
1/4 C Brown Sugar, Firmly packed
2 tsp. natural cocoa powder (has a milder flavor than dutch-processed)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ancho Chile Powder (optional)
1/3 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt

Oven 350 degrees. In a heavy saucepan, whisk egg white until foamy. Over medium-low heat, whisk until egg white is liquid (1 minute). Then, whisk in the sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, chile powder, and cayenne until it looks like a grainy chocolate sauce. Take care not to cook the egg. Scoop the chocolate mixture over the nuts until thoroughly coated (about 3 minutes) and lift the nuts from the bowl with a slotted spoon to drain the excess liquid. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Turn each nut right-side-up. Bake 20 minutes until they look shiny, and feel dry. They will be slightly soft. When cool and crisp, you can take them apart if stuck together and store in an airtight container. The flavors become most fully developed after they sit overnight. Keeps 2 weeks. From the cookbook "Twelve Best Foods Cookbook."

coupon for one free yoga class from you! aw.
zen muffin and french toast's mother will especially will love this one.

delightful stay at The Yogery B&B in Shanghai, CHINA
Donation-based. Minimum five thousand bones.
We saved the best gift for last. Includes unlimited special pastries and daily yoga classes.


Kira Ryder said...

this is the best list EVER! Thank you YOGERY! i will take one pair of custom yoga pants from shangai. i want sarah to pick the fabric.

Tamil Home Recipes said...

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