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Monday, April 11, 2011
Yoga Pizza Party for Celiacs in NYC

Elyse Sparkes has been living gluten-free for 7 years. As a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and Thai massage practitioner, she advocates health and wellness in NYC through SparkesWellness. Elyse loves to discover new naturally gluten-free restaurants in NYC and abroad.

Join yoga teacher and fellow celiac, Elyse Sparkes (, for a one of a kind Meetup event: Yoga Pizza Party for Celiacs!
Have you ever been accidentally gluten-ed and wished there was something you could do to feel better? Or felt like you might lose your temper at that waiter who thought you were on a fad diet? Want to know more about the connection of your mind and your body? This event is for you!...
In this yoga class you will discover helpful hints to live healthily with celiac disease. You'll experience physical postures to promote healthy digestion, improve your immune system, and stretch & strengthen your body. You'll practice mindfulness meditations to encourage acceptance, calm your nervous system, and relax your mind.
Then you'll get to meet other like-minded celiac's over GF pizza (and gf beer!) at Pie, right across the street.

Yoga Class @ CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
WHEN: April 30th, 1:15-2:45pm
WHERE: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL (between 12th & 13th streets), New York, NY 100
*Limited to 10 people. Reserve your spot NOW*

Gluten Free Pizza Party @ Pie

WHERE: Pie, 124 4th Avenue, New York, NY 10003-4903
WHEN: April 30th, after yoga class 3pm-??

HOW MUCH: Free to attend, buy what you eat.

Feedback from last year’s Yoga for Celiacs class:

"The Yoga for celiacs class was great! Elyse suggested a ton of poses / massage techniques that are great for helping celiacs relieve pressure in the abdomen. We should definitely have another yoga for celiacs class again soon." -Terry

“Just wanted to tell everyone how wonderful the Yoga for Celiacs class tonight was...
Elyse is a great teacher - we went through a sequence of poses to help with digestion, slow down the belly-stress, and help with pain, bloating, and digestive distress, all while stretching and strengthening as yoga does so well.
As you probably know, any kind of stress creates inflammation through our bodies - in our cells & our blood vessels, not just in the gut - and I left Elyse's class feeling relaxed and centered after a very stressful day - further proof that lowering my stress level always seems to improve my celiac symptoms. Really a great class. Thanks to Elyse!” -Claire

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