Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Granola: Homemade with LOVE

Those who know me well know that I'm obsessed with Granola cereal. And not only that, I am a total snob when it comes to eating this nutrient dense treat. I have combed the globe high and low tasting various types of granola. Some of the best I have tried come from Brazil and two of my states side faves include Michelle's granola and an artisinal variety from a bed an Breakfast out in La Jolla, California. Anyway, without further ado, here is my homemade granola recipe. I make it during the holidays to give as presents to acquaintances and people look forward to it all year. I also use it to top my oatmeal and vegan french toast. Recipes for that later!


Latham's Homemade Granola

3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweeteend
3 tablespoons flax seeds
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup toasted mixed nuts, chopped (I used almonds & hazelnuts here)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup sucanat
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups mixed dried fruit (dried cherries and cranberries here)

Preheat the oven to 375. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the dried fruit. Stir well to incorporate.

Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out into an even layer. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (depending on the depth of golden you’re looking for), stirring every 10 minutes.

Let cool and serve!

Happy Holidays from Tender Shoots Wellness

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Latham on Pregnancy for Fox News LIVE



Yesterday I was interviewed by Courtney Friel from Fox News LIVE. At 8 months pregnant she is ready go get going with her labor. We met in person at an event a week ago and she asked me to be on the show just one week before she heads out for maternity leave. It was a fun and relaxed segment. I was wearing Catherine Malandrino and Alaia. My makeup was done by none other than Rebecca Casciano and jewelry by MIXOLOGY NYC Watch it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Raw BEETS profiles Tata Harper event at Organic Avenue


Lisa Paris does her Pillow Talk episode at Organic Avenue for the Tata Harper Skin Care & Beauty event. I was a panelist speaking about supplements and if you didn't get a chance to attend you can click here for my session notes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Latham featured on Fit,Healthy, & Beautiful

I was recently featured on Liz DiAlto's site Fit, Healthy & Beautiful in the Superwoman Spotlight. http://fithealthyandbeautiful.com/superwoman-spotlightlatham-thomas-tendershoos-wellness/
Liz approached me to do the feature and I met her a week later at Marie Forleo's- Rich, Happy, & Hot Live. Check out the interview.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Latham launches yoga class at upscale mixed martial arts center

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 I will be launching a new yoga class at Mushin Mixed Martial arts. I'm honored to teach along side some of the world's best Mixed Martial Arts fighters, bringing another element of spiritual discipline and physical fitness. This vinyasa flow class will support the training regime of MMA pro-fighters, amateur fighters, and those looking for joint and flexibility support along with elongation of the muscles and connective tissue. You don't have to be a fighter to join in the fun- you just have to train like one.

Try out your first class FREE and sign up for a class pack- 10 for $200.00
We are also offering private yoga sessions at Mushin- please contact Erik to sign up: 212.242.1600

sign up online: www.mushinnyc.com

Yoga with Latham
Thursdays, 7-8pm
starting December 2nd
Mushin Mixed Martial Arts
78 5th ave between 13-14th streets

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Latham Speaks at with Tata Harper at Organic Avenue

"Tata Harper & Organic Avenue "Natural Beauty Workshop" 11am - 2pm"
Date:
Saturday,20 November, 2010
Time: 11am - 2pm
Cost: $120

Reservations required Register now
Location: Organic Avenue The Space of LOVE* 116 Suffolk Street, NY, NY 10002
Description:

Join us for the morning session with Natural Beauty Inventor Tata Harper, Organic Avenue and experts including Tracy Piper, co-founder, owner of M.A.R.C Holistic Center, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbologist and Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Latham Thomas, Certified Health Holistic Counselor, AADP, RYT and Co-Author of “No more Dirty Looks” Siobhan O’Connor, Spirit Demerson and Christian Henderson, for a natural beauty workshop teaching you the latest tips and research for in and out beauty.

Tata Harper is an innovative new-to-the-market, beauty and skin care line using the word’s finest, 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients,handmade in the Julius Kingdom Farm in Vermont.

This workshop will provide you with the most up to date information and teach you in a very interactive way everything you need to be "naturally" beautiful. You will learn all the tools integrating the latest research on nutrition, supplements, detoxification, skin care products, regimens and techniques.

INSIDE BEAUTY
* Which foods to eat to enhance beauty from the insides. And which foods to avoid.
* You will learn easy to prepare recipes including different ways ofjuicing, and what you can do when you need something fast and on the go.
* Which supplements to take daily to support skin health, energy andvitality.
* Ways to detoxify your body for optimum well-being.

OUTSIDE BEAUTY
* Latest Natural technologies for real skin care results. What skin care products to look for.
* Which harmful ingredients to avoid and ways to find them.
* Skin care regimens and what to for your skin daily, once a week and once a month.
* Different personal techniques you can do at home
* All Natural make up application

Let's uncover the myths and get rid of the product clutter currently on the market and find out what is good for us and what works.

For those who want the answers from the team on the forefront of results driven beauty you will not want to miss this, their stories and easy to apply techniques will be revealed.
We need to learn the basics, RESULTS required.

Come learn about the best and most effective way to beautify yourself from the inside and out!

*Receive a Tata Harper/Organic Avenue gift bag.

GIVEAways:
* One winner will receive Organic Avenue's One day of LOVE* easy, fast or deep cleanse + Organic Avenue nutritional consultation.
* One winner will receive a copy of "No More Dirty Looks"
* One winner will receive a Nutritional Consulation with Christian Henderson.

"No More Dirty Looks" book signing with Siobhan O’Connor. Her book will be available for purchase at the event.

Advanced Tickets Sales only.

Ticket purchase required by November 19th.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Latham's Pregnancy Advice for Rachel Zoe- Healthy Style NY

Today US Weekly just announced Rachel Zoe is pregnant. For busy moms like Rachel I have some practical tips that will help get you through. Please click the link to read the full article. http://www.healthystyleny.com/2010/10/rachel-zoe-prego-what-she-needs-to-know/

See Latham in October issue of Fitness Magazine

The October issue of fitness Magazine features a story called: Eat Better for Less- 30 Ways to Trim pounds & Costs. Latham Thomas is quoted in this article and if you haven't checked out the issue yet. Pick up your copy. You can see the page below.

To view the full article online CLICK HERE
Happy Reading!

Marie Forleo Presents RICH, HAPPY, & HOT Live

Straight from Marie's site, here is a preview of what Marie will be teaching. I'm so excited about this event. It will be a game changing weekend- guaranteed!! The event will be at Donna Karan's beautiful Urban Zen space in the West Village.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Here’s a preview of what Marie will be personally teaching you:

  • The exact formula for marketing high priced products & services – even if you’re just starting out.
  • How to turn your expertise into high value content…and leverage it for maximum impact.
  • The paradox of highly successful women: How to be driven without driving men away. This is a hot topic we’ll be exploring throughout the weekend.
  • The 2 deadly positioning mistakes most women make that drive an otherwise profitable business into the ground.
  • The dangerous pricing “mindset” traps that always lead to failure (and sometimes bankruptcy) that MOST women have hardwired in. (I had a hard time with this…and I’ve never talked about this before!)
  • How to eliminate the “implementation block” so you stop spinning your wheels and start creating results.
  • How chaos gets started in your mind and emotional body and what to do about it.
  • Two major “psychological triggers” your prospects have been subconsciously conditioned to respond to… and how you can use them NOW.
  • If you worry about stuff that’s BEYOND your control to the point where you’re anxious and can’t get ANYTHING done…here’s how to permanently overcome it.
  • How to manage your time, energy and passions daily to get the RIGHT things done without sacrificing your well-being, happiness or relationships.
  • The secrets of authentic and highly persuasive marketing that will help you make more money and make more of a difference then you could ever imagine. (NOTE: I will be taking you through a super secret, uber powerful process that will leave you speechless and your market thinking you’re a mind-reader.)
  • How to write copy that’s so damn irresistible you’ll barely keep from buying your own sh*t!
  • What “filter” you must use to write your marketing messages to guarantee you don’t come across slimy or sales-y.
  • Ever worry that you mistake FEAR for INTUITION? Here’s the science behind it all and how to know whether or not you’re getting an intuitive “hit” or wisely detecting fear.
  • A proprietary process that instantly dissolves fear, builds unshakable confidence and removes blocks so you stay on track and create results. (This physical training experience is so far beyond anything else when it comes to living in the present moment and having the courage to BE you, it’s mind-blowing!)
What are you waiting for? Sign up now. It's gonna be so much fun!! CLICK HERE to join us for this extraordinary event.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Girl Friday TV: Shoe Queen: Latham Thomas

Latham is the featured SHOE QUEEN on Girl Friday TV. Please check out the article below.
CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Moms-To-Be: 5 Tips For A Happy & Healthy Pregnancy

Moms-To-Be: 5 Tips For A Happy & Healthy Pregnancy
Check out my blog post on Healthy Style NY.

Harlem Harvest Festival & Fresh Food Summit

A great event that is coming up this weekend in Harlem for those of you who live uptown. Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit will highlight our local farmers and community in a celebration of fresh food and education.
The event is an all day affair- from 9-5pm Check out Harlem Harvest Festival for more info.

Please see the video Harlem Food, which discusses the issue of food deserts that plague communities across the nation. This clip addresses access in Harlem.
Click here to see Harlem Food

Monday, October 4, 2010

Latham featured on CBS 11news: Calming & Energizing Foods



Watch Latham and other experts speak about calming and energizing foods for CBS 11pm news.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Latham on Essence.com- Shake Your Beauty: Stretch marks









Latham & Tia explore 3 product lines that help combat stretch marks. Whether you are a mother-to-be or someone who is concerned with the quality and elasticity of your skin, this is a must see. Stretch marks can be prevented through self care- eating a well balanced diet including healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, almonds, flaxseeds etc.) exfoliating regularly to get rid of the old layers of damaged skin and bringing new skin to the surface, and maximizing moisture.

Visit the websites of the product lines featured in our round up.

MamaMio / Basq / Carol's Daughter

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Latham featured on Bella Life- Woman to Watch

http://yourbellalife.com/featured/woman-to-watch-latham-thomas/
I was happy to hear from Nitika about doing the feature- Woman to Watch and really love the whimsical nature of her lovely site. Please check out Your Bella Life for more colorful words of inspiration.

The Universe has Your Back Lecture with Gabrielle Bernstein

The Universe has Your Back Lecture
On September 30th, 2010 join speaker and author, Gabrielle Bernstein for her lecture entitled, The Universe has Your Back. In this lecture you’ll learn how your intentions create your reality. Gabrielle will share tools for clarifying desires, focusing positive energy and powerful manifestations. See Macha Einbender, Kate Northrup Moller, and Latham Thomas on the panel.

Details: 9/30/10 @ The Center 208 W. 13th st NYC 3rd fl. 7 – 9PM
Cost: $20 online $25 at the door

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Latham leads Comfort Measures for Pregnancy at Tribeca Pediatrics

At Tribeca Parenting, we are committed to supporting expectant couples in educating themselves on ways to make life better and easier for themselves. Join us for an evening of comfort with Latham Thomas of Tender Shoots Wellness, Katinka Locascio of Earth and Sky Bodywork, Vera Krijn of Fertility by Choice, and Dr. Greg Shure of Madison Square Chiropractic.

Pregnancy can be a time where expectant moms feel phenomenal and “glow.” However, while pregnancy is an amazing experience and your life is vastly different from before the pregnancy, your growing baby is probably making you increasingly uncomfortable. What’s with the back pain? And all the other changes?

Find out about some great techniques for relieving the discomfort associated with expecting a baby and meet other expectant moms at our nurturing Pregnancy Comfort Event! There will be short presentations by each expert participant with time for individual questions. We will have chair massage and reflexology demonstrations, in addition to gift giveaways!

Schedule:
Tuesday 10/21 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at our brand new Upper East Side center:
304 East 62nd St between 1st and 2nd Ave.
Cost:
$20 per expectant mom. We will serve some drinks and light snacks.

CLICK HERE to register

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to Make Trail Mix for Pregnant Moms

Join Latham at "The Belly Bowl" at Destination Maternity


On Wednesday, September 22nd, from 6-8pm Destination Maternity is holding an NFL ‘Kick-off’ event at the %7th street & Madison store – ‘The Belly Bowl’. Partnering with the NFL, Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be attending as she is the ‘face’ of the NFL maternity tee shirt.

There will be 4 stations that expectant mom’s can enjoy.

Station 1 Elisabeth will hold a ‘session’ on the basics of football and how the sport ‘brings families together’.

Station 2 ‘Eat Right and Stay Healthy’ – DM is lining up a chef who is promoting a new cookbook for this station.

Station 3 ‘Get Fit’ - Latham ‘coaches’ alongside NFL trainer demonstrating ways to get fit for labor and delivery! and will teach a yoga class in the learning studio.

Station 4 Getting Ready for the Big Game’ – We will offer free chair and hand massages.

Wednesday, September 22nd 6-8pm
Destination Maternity- 28 E. 57th street at Madison ave.
Please RSVP- 212.588.0220

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My New York: Doutzen Kroes - NYPOST.com



It came as a total surprise when my dear friend Doutzen shared the news about her pregnancy. I am so happy she's been coming to yoga and prenatal has been helpful to her as well. She made a mention of Tender Shoots Wellness in her piece in the Sunday NY Post. Check it out.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tender Shoots Wellness Sponsors Miles for Midwives 2010

New York City's largest celebration of midwifery!

Join the NYC Chapter of American College of Nurse-Midwives and Choices in Childbirth for a day of fun to promote community wellness, increase awareness of midwives and the valuable services they offer, and raise funds to help us improve maternity care in our city.

Tender Shoots Wellness is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor. Latham Thomas will be offering an hour long post-race stretch/yoga session and raffle giveaway. You don't want to miss it!

Location

Prospect Park
Bartel-Pritchard Square, 15th Street and Prospect Park West

Fees

VIP: $50 (includes post race snacks and VIP Gift Bag!) Adult: $20.00 Ages 6-14: $8.00 Under 6: Run Free!

Registration Closing Date

Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

The 8th Annual Miles for Midwives 5K Walk/Run brings together runners, families and midwifery supporters for a fun day devoted to maternity care improvement and community wellness. Enjoy great silent auction prizes, a kid's corner, and our FREE Wellness Fair activities including yoga, reiki, and acupuncture. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of CIC and ACNM to improve maternity care in our community.

Additional Information

The 5K Run/Walk will start at 10AM, the Pee-Wee race and FREE wellness fair will follow. Same-day registration will be available from 8:30-9:30AM ($25.00) All race participants receive gift bags - VIP registrants receive extra products and coupons in VIP gift bags and post-race snacks!

Register Here

Prenatal Nutrition 101 with Latham at MomPrep

Join Latham at Mom Prep for a journey into prenatal nutrition.
Thursday, September 30th 6:30-8pm
MomPrep- 1316 Madison Avenue
Class- $45.00
Please call to reserve your spot- 212-796-4998
Visit MomPrep online- Click Here

Now that the baby is on the way, its time to get in gear and learn what foods to eat to support your health and wellness and the well-being of your growing baby. Discover which foods are beneficial during pregnancy and how to develop and maintain an authentic relationship with food. This class will address the elements of total nutrition, the criteria for healthful food selection, seasonal eating, organics, and how your diet can help with common complaints in pregnancy such as: nausea, anemia, stretch marks, teeth & bone health, colds, etc. Come explore the keys to experiencing an energized, balanced pregnancy, and maintaining that luminous glow. (Healthy snacks will be provided!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Relax & Renew: Leg Drain Pose

Leg drain- Viparita Karani Here is the great mother of all restorative yoga postures. It combines the benefits of corpse pose (savasana) with the gifts of a gentle inversion. This posture promotes rest. It will help drain any blood or lymph that has pooled in your legs, ankles, and feet, and gently lengthens the hamstrings. The floor provides a valuable feedback loop allowing the spine to lengthen and stretch with maximum support. The sacrum is flattened to complete a graceful full-spinal extension while the lungs are freed to empty and fill with ease, which is especially important when you are getting further along in pregnancy. Folded blankets may be used beneath the sacrum or under the length of the spine to provide support and enhance a deeper union with the breath.

How to do it: Bring your hips flush with the wall, lie on your left side, send your right leg up the wall and rolling onto your back, slide the left leg up to meet the right. Your hips can be flush with the wall at 90 degrees or slightly away creating a 45 degree angle with the legs. Close your eyes and relax your shoulders, and breathe deeply. Stay here for a minimum of 5 minutes. If you hang out here for 20 minutes, its equivalent to taking a two hour nap! * You are welcome to practice this pose up until 36 weeks, after that point it is advised not to enter this pose because of the pressure that might be placed on the vena cava*

Saturday, August 7, 2010

NEW Prenatal Yoga Classes starting this Fall with Latham

Announcing 2 new prenatal yoga classes starting up this fall with Latham:

Prenatal Yoga Series at Yoga Sole
Saturdays- 12:30-2pm
Starting: September 11th- October 30th
To sign up for the class call- 718.541-1382
254 Windsor Place, Brooklyn
Take F train to 15th street Prospect

Prenatal Yoga Classes at Golden Bridge Yoga
Wednesdays- 6-7:30pm
Starting September 1st
Drop-ins welcome
253 Centre Street, Bet. Broome & Grand
Take B/D/F/M trains to Broadway Lafayette or 6 to Spring Street

You don't have to be pregnant to come practice. If you are someone looking to get pregnant of working on boosting fertility, you are welcome to join us as well.

For more info or questions about the classes email: info@tendershootswellness.com

NEW Video: Latham Thomas- Expert for Parent Earth

Learn how some quick tips on how to shop with kids while at the grocery store. I am a Parent Earth Expert. Courtesy of Parent Earth

Friday, August 6, 2010

Inner Peace with Inner Mama

FREE teleclass for modern moms about saying no, delegating, and dropping the guilt once and for all.

You are part of a select group of hip mamas who are receiving this special invitation to participate in a complimentary parenting teleclass on Wednesday, August 18 with my friends and superstar mama mentors "The Jennys". STOP the overwhelm of being a certified domestic juggler and learn how to rock your life as a mom, woman, partner and friend. Just say no to being emptied out, exhausted, and a shadow of your former self! Reserve your spot on this free call here: http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?af=1229395

Monday, August 2, 2010

International Breast Feeding Week Spotlight: MamaTini


Since this week begins International Breastfeeding Week I would like to
spotlighta great product made by a good friend developed by a good
friend of mine andmother of three- Erica Duignan Minnihan, founder
of MamaTini. This is the first ready-to-go beverage designed to support
breastfeeding moms. This amazing and flavorful herbal infused tea is
designed to increase breast milk supply among many other benefits. I have
tried it and shared with clients who rave about it. You can order it online
from the Mamatini site or purchase it at Yummy Mummy in Manhattan.

Some Info on Mamatini-
  • Is pediatrician designed and approved
  • Contains herbs used for centuries to increase milk supply
  • Helps body absorb & retain vitamins & minerals depleted during pregnancy
  • Can help relieve baby's colic symptoms
  • Provides the energy you need for motherhood & nursing
  • Tastes delicious!

  • I will be selling Mamatini directly through my blog.

    If you are interested in learning more visit -Mamatini

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Latham's Blog Post on Crazy Sexy Life- 7 Tips to a Blissful Birth, Part 2

    This is part two of my blog from yesterday. As I prepare for a week of intensive doula work I am reminded of why I am called as a birth keeper. Please check out the full pice online at: http://crazysexylife.com/2010/part-2-seven-tips-to-a-blissful-birth/

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Latham's Blog Post on Crazy Sexy Life- Honoring the Pregnant Goddess, Part 1

    I am a regular contributor and one of the original members of Kris Carr's Blog Posse on Crazy Sexy Life. I have been carried into the world of moms and babies and I have to say it's the best business to be in. I wake up every day filled with excitement for what the new day holds for possibility and new challenges. I am grateful you all are reading. Please check out the post online- www.CrazySexyLife.com the direct link is- http://crazysexylife.com/2010/part-1-honoring-the-pregnant-goddess/

    Haute Mama Organic Skin Care

    There is a new haute mama in town and she is hip beyond words. Tatyanna Wright, maternity lifestyle expert and green diva extraordinaire is the founder of Haute Mama a green lifestyle destination for pregnant and new moms. She also recently launched a new product line of all natural skin care for moms and babies. The ingredients are certified organic and the products are unscented. Tatyanna believes in using what's closest to what nature provides and her beautifully crafted and packaged products are eco-conscious too. Packaged in aluminum which is easy to recycle and light to carry. Check out her line and purchase her products at Haute Mama Online
    Tender Shoots Wellness pick- Haute Mama's Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil mimics the sebum naturally present on human skin which makes it a supreme moisturizer. It promotes healthy skin and scalp.

    Check out Tatyanna's videos and tips on eco-living at Haute Mama Online and check out her blogs at Greenista

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    Spotlight on Christy Turlington's Film- No Woman, No Cry

    I formally met Christy Turlington-Burns a few weeks ago at a screening of her beautiful and provocative film- No Woman, No Cry. The film really took a serious look at birthing options, outcomes, and the lives of women around the world giving birth, from the Slums of Bangladesh to the foothills of Tanzania, and even here in the United States. Inspired by Christy's own experience the film looks at the harsh reality of what can happen if things "go wrong". Christy is a huge maternal rights advocate and humanitarian. I admire her work, her commitment, and look forward to hosting a screening of No Woman, No Cry in the near future. Congrats to Christy on her directorial debut. To learn more about Christy's work and her film visit her at: Every Mother Counts To take action visit: Mothers Everyday Campaign

    Below is a personal statement from Christy Turlington about her must-see documentary.

    "Like many women, I was excited to become a mother and enjoyed being pregnant. But just after delivering my first child, I suffered a serious complication. While I had a birth team that worked quickly to manage the situation, I was shocked to learn that more than 500,000 women die each year during childbirth—and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. This left me needing to learn more about maternal health.

    I have since become the Maternal Health Advocate for the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) and enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Columbia University's Mailman School. But I still felt helpless, frustrated by the reports that maternal mortality numbers were not dropping. I was inspired to make a documentary film that would share the stories of women at risk of becoming a mortality statistic. I hope that by bringing people together through the universal experience of birth, we can help create a mainstream maternal health movement that ensures the lives and well-being of mothers worldwide, for generations to come."

    And now, the trailer for No Woman, No Cry.

    Join us at NibMor's 1st Annual "Let's Give Back!"

    Come join us for NibMor's First Annual 'Let's Give Back'! Enjoy delicious organic food from Organic Avenue,Regal Vegan, Purely Elizabeth, Stogo, The V-Spot, Organique, Funky Monkey, Nanoosh...some of NY's finest restaurants and food companies. Dare to sample our signature "NibMor-tini" mocktail and NibMor's new EXTREME bar.
    The evening’s events include a presentation from HealthCorps, words of wisdom from Victoria Moran(Living a Charmed Life), tender words from Latham Thomas(Tender Shoots Wellness), food demonstrations and an exciting raffle for some amazing prizes.
    Go to www.NibMor.com for advance tickets $35 check out our facebook page for more information! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/photo.php?pid=4212554&id=104314012369

    Date: Saturday June 26, 2010
    Time: 7:00 PM to 10 PM
    Place: Organic Avenue 116 Suffolk Street, NY, NY 10002
    Phone: 718-374-5091
    Let's Give Back is an opportunity for NibMor and other similar businesses to give back to our local community. 100% of this events proceeds go to HealthCorps to aid their fight against
    childhood obesity. HealthCorps®, a proactive health movement founded by heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the obesity and mental resilience crises by getting American students and communities across the country to take charge of their health.

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    My 2nd appearance on the Dr.Oz Show

    Hi folks,
    So the fabulous 4 members of Absyssian Baptist church were brought back to the Dr.Oz show to show their transformation after the nutrition intervention. The ladies were pleased with their weight loss but are still on the path towards loosing even more weight. Stay tuned in July for the televised results. Here is a pic of Dr.Oz and I post production on set.

    Saturday, June 5, 2010

    Meet Rockstar Graduate Latham Thomas- Webinar with IIN

    Mark your calendar! Join me on Thursday, June 10 from 5:00-5:40pm ET for a one-of-a-kind webinar with the world’s largest nutrition school, Integrative Nutrition.

    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/744819001

    Since 1992 Integrative Nutrition has been the cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education and trains students around the world to become health coaches. A health coach works one-on-one with clients to help them reach weight loss goals, create a balanced life and achieve optimum health.

    Each year hundreds of students experience the Integrative Nutrition curriculum and join a community of over 10,000 students and graduates who are living and working as health coaches. This growing career is not only becoming more mainstream but is truly the future of health care reform. What if you had the tools to prevent the chronic diseases that are affecting our generation today? Integrative Nutrition trains its students to become health coaches and support clients to find their way back to better health.

    On this webinar, you will learn:

    · How I work with clients on the yoga mat, in the kitchen and in the world to achieve life and health balance

    · My secret to developing an authentic relationship with food so you’re eating to LIVE, not living to eat

    · How attending Integrative Nutrition propelled me into a successful health coaching career

    I am excited to collaborate with the Integrative Nutrition community and hope you can join me. Please register here to reserve your space on this not-to-be-missed webinar.

    To your health,

    Latham Thomas

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    FLYING FREE with Laurie Gerber & Latham Thomas

    FLYING FREE with Laurie Gerber & Latham Thomas

    A transformational workshop that will turn your world upside down!
    June 26th, 2010 2-4:15pm
    Om factory- 265 W. 37th street, 17th floor near 8th ave.
    Join us for an exciting workshop experience combining Anti-gravity yoga technique and life coaching skills! Latham Thomas, certified anti-gravity yoga teacher will guide you through an inspired anti-gravity yoga practice followed by Laurie Gerber of Handel Group for life coaching. Latham & Laurie will explore an interdisciplinary approach to help individuals take powerful and focused action in important areas of life including: career, relationships, and health. Learn to fly through air and through life, and empower yourself to overcome any limit. Take new risks with your body and let your mind and heart follow.

    Price: $45, please pre-register online at Om Factory
    Handel Group is a corporate, private, & educational coaching company based in NYC. www.handelgroup.com

    Shine on Sierra Leone- BirthRight Healthcare Program

    I had the honor of helping my good friend Leilani (whom is a fellow doula and birth keeper) with a fundraiser recently for Shine on Sierra Leone- a beautiful non-profit organization helping improve birthing outcomes for women in Sierra Leone. SOSL held a fabulous and intimate fundraiser at Russel Simmons' home to raise money to help further the mission of the BirthRight Healthcare Program and establish a new prenatal wellness center. Just some basics so you know what is going on over there in terms of maternity care:
    • 1 out of 6 infants die before the age of 1
    • 1 out of 8 mothers die at childbirth
    • 1 out of 5 children dies before the age of 5
    • There is only 1 gynecologist and 12 doctors in the entire country
    Founder Tiffany Perons partnered with Celebrity Apprentice contestant and supermodel Selita E.Banks and launched the Birthright Healthcare Program for SOSL, which is focuses on reducing these brutal statistics. On this season’s Celebrity Apprentice, Selita won $20,000 and is using the total amount to start a maternal ward that will offer free maternal care and postnatal care.

    Join Selita and SOSL in moving forward and completing the rehabilitation of one maternal ward per year. Help Shine on Sierra Leone work to match Selita's contribution of $20,000!

    Visit Shine on Sierra Leone

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    Join in The FoodFight!



    FoodFight Inaugural Benefit

    June 2nd, 6-9pm
    ASTOR CENTER - 399 LAFAYETTE
    (Corner of 4th St + Lafayette)

    FoodFight is a nonprofit combating childhood obesity in public high schools. I’m honored to serve on the Board of Directors. As many of us know, childhood obesity has become a national epidemic. It it is especially rampant among minorities and lower income groups. FoodFight’s goal is simple but audacious: We plan to revolutionize the way kids think about food and its role in their lives. Focusing on issues of food politics, media literacy and critical consumership, we want to educate a new generation of students who recognize and use their power as consumers to make healthier eating and buying choices. Join us in the fight against childhood obesity. Please check our website: www.foodfight.org to learn more.
    Get your ticket here for our June 2, Benefit: http://foodfightnyc.eventbrite.com/

    Sunday, April 25, 2010

    How to Shop With Your Kids at the Farmer's Market- Starring Latham and Fulano

    Shopping at the Farmer's Market with Your Kid: Tips to Make It Fun For Both of You from Parent Earth on Vimeo.

    parentearth.com



    Parent Earth Expert Latham Thomas, a nutritionist, shares tips to turn a potentially stressful errand into a fun activity with your child. She is shopping with her 6 year old son, Fulano.



    Tips:

    1. Be flexible and curious, ask questions

    2. Give your child a job to participate in decision-making

    3. Use all your senses to taste, touch, and smell the food

    4. Summarize what you bought to give your child a sense of accomplishment



    The Farmers' Market is an opportunity for your child to interact with the people who are growing and producing the food!



    tendershootswellness.com

    Raw Abundance Wellness Retreat- Coming up Soon!

    Join holistic wellness expert, Latham Thomas of Tender Shoots Wellness as she leads a three day journey into the cleansing and healing benefits of raw food. Learn the criteria for healthful food selection, basic knife skills, stocking your raw pantry, preparing balanced, energizing raw recipes with minimal equipment, and making seasonal dishes. Celebrate flavor and have fun. Take home a recipe packet and practical tools to help jump start your raw diet and improve your health. Come celebrate with me and spend some time on the beach and enjoy the tasty raw essence of the cuisine.

    Latham Speaks at Citibabes!


    Prenatal 101: A Sneak Peek into Motherhood

    May 08 2010, 11:00 AM
    Location: SoHo

    Please join Citibabes for a fun and informative event that will leave you with everything you need to know about motherhood from the A-Z in childbirth to parenting 101 - a mini crash course in all things pre- and post natal! Join me for a lecture about prenatal nutrition and wellness.

    Seminar Topics include:

    "Infant CPR"

    "Baby Gear Essentials"

    "Tips in Finding a Nanny"

    "Breastfeeding Essentials"

    "Finding the Right Hospital & Pediatrician"

    "Mamatrix: Bringing Sexy Back" by Kristen Chase, author and founder of Cool Mom Picks

    Also enjoy a prenatal pampering lounge with complimentary spa treatments from Destination Maternity!

    Space is limited. Please RSVP to info@citibabes.com. The cost is free for members, $20 for non members. Visit- www.citibabes.com

    Monday, March 8, 2010

    My new Prenatal Guided Meditations and Asana Podcasts are here!


    Check out my new blog talk radio show and podcasts. The prenatal yoga practice offers space for us to explore our physical bodies, spiritual and emotional selves as well. In preparation for labor and delivery we spend time tuning inward and visualizing the process, training our bodies to be strong, our minds to be resilient, and our hearts to stay supple. These guided meditations are a quick way to set your spiritual practice in motion wherever you are. Each episode will explore a different prenatal yoga principle and help you develop trust in your body and in the natural and beautiful process of labor. Please visit my website for more information- www.tendershootswellness.com

    Sunday, March 7, 2010

    It Takes Two- Partner Yoga for Labor & Delivery with Latham Thomas

    Partner Yoga & Techniques for Labor & Delivery with Latham Thomas
    Sunday March 28th, 1-3pm at Yoga Sole
    254 Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 11215
    $65.00 per couple, early registration (by March 1st) $60.00 per couple
    This workshop provides an opportunity for couples together to enhance awareness and confidence in pregnancy, labor and birth. We will explore functional yoga tools: gentle postures, breathwork, vocal toning, meditation, visualization, affirmation, and basic massage techniques. Couples will cultivate greater relaxation, intimacy, understanding and preparation for childbearing. A sense of calm eases the birthing process, reducing pain, and increases the joy of giving birth. We will explore how to keep the expectant mother calm and confident during labor. Couples will practice giving and receiving in a supportive partner yoga practice that is beneficial for cultivating connection, and harmony throughout pregnancy and during labor. The presence, participation and support of a woman’s partner are a powerful aid to labor and delivery.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Latham speaks for the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food: Family Night


    Join me for a lecture and dinner with the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food on the value of veganism and and healthy lifestyle. There will be vegan fare from V Spot. Please make your reservation by March 15th. See the flyer for details.

    Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    Yogis for Haiti- with Latham Thomas & Tigist Selam, 2/27

    Yogis for Haiti
    with Latham Thomas & Tigist Selam
    Live Music with Yoga Organix & Tom Rossi
    Saturday, February 27th, 6-8pm
    Om Factory 265 W.37th street, bet 7-8th aves- 17th floor
    Suggested donation $20

    Help us rebuild from the rubble. Join us for our 2nd benefit class for Haiti. This will be an incredible evening of grounding meditation, soulful music, inspired asana, and healing vibes to benefit our brothers and sisters in Haiti. The special practice will honor those who have passed away and our efforts will serve those who have survived and still need our help. Latham & Tigist will guide you through a meditation & vinyasa class with live music from Yoga Organix & Tom Rossi. Suggested donation is $20, please feel free to give more if you are moved to. Thank you for your contributions and your support.

    Organizations we are supporting this month:
    Heifer International- www.heifer.org
    Inspire Haiti- children's orphanage

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Prenatal Wellness Series at Equinox Fitness

    Join me for a prenatal wellness series at Equinox Fitness this month. Please reach out to Sara Ohm to confirm your spot. This is a unique offering including spa services, a prenatal lecture on nutrition, and a baby fair. Contact Sara Hom- sara.hom@equinox.com

    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Anti-gravity yoga:Turn Your World Upside Down

    Everyone needs a day where they can hang like a monkey and we do just that at Om Factory in our Anti-gravity yoga classes. Anti-gravity is a suspension training technique that was developed by gymnasts, dancers, and aerialists. We spend a lot of time upside down, decompressing the spine, lubricating the joints, lengthening the connective tissue, and elongating the muscles. Going upside down activates the parasympathetic nervous system creating a relaxation response, releasing endorphins into the blood stream and creating a sense of peace and calm.

    Join me for Anti-gravity yoga at Om Factory- Monday's 2-3:15pm.
    265 W.37th street, bet 7-8th ave, 17th floor

    Yogis for Haiti- with Latham Thomas & Tigist Selam

    Yogis for Haiti
    with Latham Thomas & Tigist Selam
    Saturday, January 23rd, 6-8pm
    Om Factory 265 W.37th street, bet 7-8th aves- 17th floor
    Suggested donation $20

    Join us for an incredible evening of grounding meditation, soulful music, inspired asana, and healing vibes to benefit our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This special practice will honor those who have passed away and our efforts will serve those who have survived and need our help. Latham & Tigist will guide you through a meditation & vinyasa class with live music from Yoga Organix, Tom Rossi, and special guests. Suggested donation is $20, please feel free to give more if you are moved to. Thank you for your contributions and your support.

    For more info on the Organizations we are supporting visit them online:
    Cine-Institute
    www.cineinstitute.com
    Yele Foundation
    www.yele.org

    For more info on the class visit- www.omfactorynyc.com

    (This is a vinyasa yoga and meditation practice open to all, regardless of your level or ability)

    Add More Ing to Your Life- Lecture at East West Bookstore with Gabrielle Bernstein & Special Guests

    Author and Motivational speaker/coach Gabrielle Bernstein will be signing books and offering tips from her book- Add More ING to your Life As one of her Miracle Workers and featured experts in the book, I will be featured on a panel discussing some of the ways you can add more ING to your diet and yoga practice.

    Join us at East West Books, Feb 4th from 7-9pm. East West Books is located on 5th avenue, between 13-14th streets. For moreinfo visit Gabrielle's site- Add More ING

    Saturday, January 2, 2010

    Product of the Month- Buddha Nose I Booster Spray

    Getting through the cold and flu season can be a feat but when taking precautions and protecting yourself you can make it through without even a slight cold. My go-to product this season is Amy Galper's Buddha Nose I Booster Spray. This spray helps to enhance the immune system's defenses and smells heavenly. Check out her entire line of products below. Get boosted this winter with Buddha Nose.