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So far Marisa LaValette has created 31 blog entries.
24 12, 2018

6 Months after Quitting my Job… I’m Santa Claus


When I quit my steady and secure job six months ago, I had no idea what my life would look like now, come Christmastime. Ever since embarking on the exciting path of launching my own health and wellness business—yoga instruction and healthy meals—I've been wanting to share with you what

6 Months after Quitting my Job… I’m Santa Claus2018-12-24T15:34:42+00:00
28 11, 2018

Anatomy of a Holiday Party


I hope today's blog post doesn't find you reeling too hard from last week's Thanksgiving celebration. Don't worry about it—think of last week's festivities as a dress rehearsal for your upcoming holiday gatherings, whether they're taking place at work or in your home. Keep reading below to see the skeleton-the

Anatomy of a Holiday Party2018-11-28T21:08:05+00:00
28 10, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes


I've been eating gluten-free and dairy free for four years now, and in fact, it'll be four years as of this week when I went cold turkey off of gluten and dairy. I knew it would help my bloating, lethargy, and fatigue, and four years later, it's still working for

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes2018-10-28T16:58:07+00:00
26 09, 2018

Everyday Grain Bowls


I spend most of my weekdays meal prepping and cooking for my clients, which is a dream come true. Most families get an appetizer / salad, a main, and a dessert. Everything is vegan and gluten-free. More and more often, folks are asking me— "But what about you, Marisa? Are

Everyday Grain Bowls2018-09-26T21:46:24+00:00
29 08, 2018

Plant-based Eating in Tulum


This summer I spent a month in Tulum pueblo, taking Spanish courses at a language school and realizing my dream of teaching yoga classes in Spanish! It feels like I was in Tulum just yesterday, but actually, 6 weeks have passed, and family and friends have been asking to find

Plant-based Eating in Tulum2018-08-29T16:38:33+00:00
23 08, 2018

Invite Change into Your Life: My Top 5 Rituals


INVITE CHANGE INTO YOUR LIFE: MY TOP 5 RITUALS Spoiler alert: you're going to be doing a lot of cleaning When I feel like I'm in a rut in terms of of anything—career, workout, relationships, you name it, I know it's time to take action.

Invite Change into Your Life: My Top 5 Rituals2019-07-18T23:48:24+00:00
22 08, 2018

3 Transformational Yoga Postures for your Asana Practice


Today I'm sharing the 3 yoga postures and stretches that have supported me in building the most strength and flexibility, and, subsequently, a sense of release, openness, and space. While these poses and stretches offer benefits for a wide array of practitioners, they may particularly resonate with runners and cyclists...keep

3 Transformational Yoga Postures for your Asana Practice2018-09-18T23:07:54+00:00
7 08, 2018

Coconut Yellow Curry Rice Noodles with Scallops


This is a great weekday dinner, because it's ready in under 20 minutes. Shrimp and scallops cook quickly on the stovetop, and rice noodles are your best friend for chefs on the run! For the Coconut Curry Sauce: 8 oz brown rice noodles (I use Annie Chun's from Whole Foods)

Coconut Yellow Curry Rice Noodles with Scallops2018-08-23T19:04:16+00:00
30 07, 2018

3 Bay Area Locations for Your Outdoor Yoga Photoshoot


For any yogini who has ever wanted to do an outdoor photoshoot, chances are the reality is often different than the idea. All over social media, we see inspirational photos of people practicing yoga in the most breathtaking places, but most of us don't live at the beach, and we

3 Bay Area Locations for Your Outdoor Yoga Photoshoot2018-08-23T19:04:16+00:00
25 07, 2018

Vegan Mushroom Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Sauce


Over the past couple years, I'm thrilled to notice the shift in the type of Mexican food we eat in the United States. When I grew up, Mexican food always meant something very heavy—very cheesy and very meaty. More recently in my adult life, I've shifted to a plant-based diet,

Vegan Mushroom Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Sauce2018-08-23T19:04:17+00:00