March 29th, 2018

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes   Image courtesy freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services Testing your blood sugar. Seeing the doctor. Getting exercise. Planning your meals. Taking oral medication. Using insulin. If you have diabetes, you're probably already familiar with the steps needed to keep you healthy. But have you ever considered mindfulness? As ...

September 28th, 2017

5 Weeks to Mindfulness: Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis

5 Weeks to Mindfulness  Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis   Bring a mat, take a seat to learn the definition of mindfulness and how to apply it to every aspect of your daily living from walking to eating to practicing yoga. Over five Tuesdays, you will transform your lifestyle with Closter's L'ifestyle Lounge Lunch Series led by registered dietitian and registered yoga teacher, Elyssa Toomey. ...

April 19th, 2017

Yoga for Children with Developmental Delays

FOUNDATIONS At the L’ifestyle Lounge, Closter, NJ A weekly yoga class created for children with developmental delays to just be a kid practicing yoga, while mom/dad/caregiver meditate in the studio down the hall. For children and teens with developmental delays who want a safe, inclusive place, to just be themselves. In this class, students learn mindfulness, yoga poses, and develop a sense of self-worth. Many ...

April 3rd, 2017

The 6 best foods to eat before you do yoga

The 6 best foods to eat before you do yoga By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDE While the general recommendation is to practice yoga on an empty stomach, fasting before you practice also isn’t advisable. In fact, making sure you are adequately nourished and hydrated can mean the difference between a strong and lousy downward-facing dog. Namely, yogis opt for fluids and snacks that are easily digestible, nutrient dense ...

March 16th, 2017

Closter Summer Camp for Healthy Yogis

Breathe, Bend and Nourish Yoga Camp Summer 2017      L’ifestyle Lounge  308 Harrington Ave. Closter, NJ. 07624 Contact: 917-572-7137 or LifestyleLounge@LauraCipullo.com The L’ifestyle Lounge offers a half-day camp for various weeks over the summer led by both Registered Yoga Teachers with their Masters in Education and Registered Dietitians. B.B.N. Camp provides meditation, yoga and nutrition ...