Saturday, October 31, 2009

Latham Thomas- New Face of Kripalu Yoga

I'm sure many of you have seen it already, but it was much to my surprise when fellow yogis were contacting me saying they saw me on Kripalu's cover for the winter magazine. I did a shoot with them earlier in the year. So if you get Kripalu catalogue sent to you, then you will see me on the cover as well as the website. For those who don't know, Kripalu Yoga Center is an amazing campus in Massachusetts that offers yoga training, massage therapy and ayurvedic studies. They have programing year around with people in the wellness, yoga, mind-body, personal growth fields. Its such a great place and peaceful and quiet if you just want a little R & R.
Check them out-

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Equinox Fitness hosts Nutrition & Cooking Demo with Latham

Tuesday I had the pleasure of conducting a cooking demo and tasting of protein rich post workout foods for Equinox Gym members. The initiative is to help members think more about how their diet affects their training and overall health. Showing simple ways to integrate healthy eating for busy city living. I will be at the flagship location on 63rd and Lexington doing cooking demos on a monthly basis so if you missed this one, stay tuned for the next one. For all of those interested in the recipes, here they are. Now get cookin'

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Georgia Salon & Spa- Jodie Becker

Nestled in Nolita, Georgia Beauty & Salon is a concept developed by my good friend Jodie Patterson-Becker and Kiara Ellozy. Named after Jodie's first born daughter, Georgia stocks rare product finds that real product fiends would faun over. The deconstructed style and old world charm of the high tin ceilings and exposed walls mounted with an array of pictures of great grandmothers, young women with beautiful tresses and 70s style, mixed in with pictures of Jodie herself make the space feel like home.
Making your way to the back area past the grand curtains and a maze of products you will find a salon tucked away. Services by appointment only. Not only do they sell beauty products but you can buy beautiful intimates.

Jodie, who recently gave birth to her 4th child, (although you wouldn't be able to tell) just recently collaborated with Susan Lazar- EGG, to produce a new natural baby wash that was created for charity in support of Community of Unity- a youth development organization. Support Georgia and stop by to purchase baby wash and check out the other amazing products and services they offer.
Georgia is located at: 89 East Houston Street, near Elizabeth visit them online- Georgia

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Latham Teaches Mama Glow! Yoga at Destination Maternity Grand Opening!!

Destination Maternity will open their newest location in Carle Place, Long Island. Join Latham for the grand opening next Friday, October 30th. Please see the details on the flyer. Take FREE classes with Latham!! 45 minute sessions from 10:30pm, 11:30pm, 1:30pm. Please RSVP to hold your place- 914.948.2153 See you then!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mama Glow Yoga Testimonial from Virginie

Hi Latham,

How are you? I'd like to thank you for the yoga class, the doctor said during the delivery that it was very obvious that i took prenatal yoga class and very helpfull! Everything went very well.

My son was born july 4 and we named him Archibald. I'm going back to live in Belgium, I wish you lot of success and a very good, nice and peacefull life.

Take care,

Monday, October 12, 2009

LET CHANGE FLOW- A Transformational Workshop with Gabrielle Bernstein & Latham Thomas

Join Gabrielle Bernstein & Latham Thomas for their transformational workshop:
Let Change Flow!
Motivational speaker/author Gabrielle Bernstein & Vinyasa yoga instructor/wellness practioner Latham Thomas will guide you in a two hour transformational journey of motivational lectures, Vinyasa flow yoga, guided meditation, and aromatherapy. Change does not have to be difficult. Embrace the moment, surrender to your joy,remove obstacles, and stagnation from your life. Be guided and Let Change Flow!

Sunday, October 25th, 1-3pm, at Om Factory,
$30 advance/ $35 at the door.
Om Factory- 265 W. 37th street, 17th floor, between 7-8th aves, A/C/E to 34th st.

Sign Up Today to Reserve Your Spot- Click the link below.

See the Flyer below.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pose of the Month- Upward Lunge Variation

In the Autumn I find it a nice time to draw energy down into our lower body, strengthening our legs, the arches of our feet, arms, and grounding us into the season. I like to teach lunges and have students pulse down deeper into the lunge. Try it.

Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands, aligning your knee over the heel. Keep your left leg strong and firm.

Inhale and raise your torso to upright. At the same time, sweep your arms wide to the sides and raise them overhead, palms facing.

Be careful not to overarch the lower back. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor and reach back through your left heel. This will bring the shoulder blades deeper into the back and help support your chest. Look up toward your thumbs.

Be sure not to press the front ribs forward. Draw them down and into the torso. Lift the arms from the lower back ribs, reaching through your little fingers. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute.

Then exhale, release the torso to the right thigh, sweep your hands back onto the floor, and, with another exhale, step your right foot back and return to Down Dog. Hold for a few breaths and repeat with the left foot forward for the same length of time.

Benefits- releases sacrum and reduces sciatica.
Works & Strengthens- Ankles, Calves,Thighs, Groins, Abdomen, Chest, Shoulders, Armpits, Neck

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mama Glow Yoga Testimonial from Raquel

Hey Latham!

The twins were born on 30 June. I went for a routine check up at my doctors and found out that John Jr. was running out of amniotic fluid. I went into hospital on the 29th and was started on pitossin. I opted for an epidural early and dozed on and off through my labour. By 5:30am I was 91/2 cm dilated. The first baby was out within 15 minutes, followed 18 minutes later by the second. I am afraid to tell my birthing story. It was absolutely beautiful! I don't think I pushed for more than 35 minutes. I still can't believe that I managed to push out 2 babies.

I don't think any of this would have been possible had I not exercised and done yoga. Both my babies were head down from 28 weeks of pregnancy. I could not have had this kind of experience without attending your class. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I miss you guys.
Our double blessing has finally arrived.
John Lawrence was first to make his grand entrance into the universe, weighing in at 6.08 lbs and 19 3/4 inches in length followed 18 minutes later by his sister, Isabella Grace who weighed in at 6.4 lbs and 19 1/4 inches in length. Mommy, Daddy and babies are all doing fine, Thank GOD!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fashion's Night Out with Vogue Magazine & Tender Shoots Wellness

These are some of the pictures from the fashion event I hosted with Vogue and Destination Maternity. Here I am with fashion icon Veronica Webb, and head designer at Destination Maternity, Simon Carson at our panel discussion on pregnancy, beauty, wellbeing, and fashion.
Here we are on panel moderated by Vogue's senior editor Abigail Walch.

If you missed this event and would like to attend our follow up yoga class Mama Glow! on Saturday, October 10th 12-1:15pm, at Destination Maternity 57th street location, then please register by calling 212.588.0200

Shrina's Video Testimonial- Prenatal Yoga

Shrina was a regular student at my Om Factory Tues/Thurs classes over the winter and Spring. Hear what she had to say about the class.