A note from Andrea: Yoga teacher Chrissy Carter is my guest on episode 12 of Yogaland, which launches next Tuesday. In addition to being an amazing yoga teacher — she has taught 25 yoga teacher trainings for YogaWorks over the past decade — Chrissy is an avid cook. She was kind enough to share her sweet, simple lemonade recipe to keep you cool and refreshed this summer.
Chrissy’s Minty Lemonade Makes 6-8 servings
This drink is my happy place. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than an ice cold glass of lemonade. The refreshing and totally satisfying combination of tangy and sweet hits the spot every time. The mint elevates the flavor of this old fashioned summer drink into a very special summer treat.
1 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemons (approximately the juice of 6 lemons)
1 cup sugar
6 cups water
2 cups mint leaves, tightly packed
Combine everything into a pitcher and stir together. Stir again before serving. Enjoy!
Hope you are enjoying your summer. To help you enjoy it a bit more, the lovely Chrissy Carter (my guest on this episode) is sharing her lovely Lemonade Recipe, which you can find right here. You could even mix up a batch for yourself while you’re listening to this podcast.
Chrissy (@yogachrissy) is an alignment-based flow teacher who teaches in New York City. She’s been teaching for YogaWorks for 10 years and has 25 teacher trainings under her belt! Yes, 25. You read that correctly. Given that, and given the attentive, caring way Chrissy has about her, we talked about:
* Her former job as a Wall Street trader
* Why she loves a great Iyengar Yoga class and how it helps her see things with fresh eyes
* Why it’s important for teachers to study Iyengar (even if you’re not an Iyengar teacher)
* What it feels like to be an experienced yoga teacher vs. being a newbie
* How cooking is her yoga put into practice
* Her feelings about whether or not students and teachers should be friends
“A skilled yoga teacher has the ability to take one pose and introduce it to you many different ways so that when you come to the pose it’s almost as if you’re seeing it and experiencing it for the very first time.”— Chrissy Carter
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