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Gyrotonics: A cure to the hazards of sitting

Certified instructor: Jireh Li
April 16@Kocoon spa
7:30-9pm
150 rmb | person
Spe­cial Perk: Participants are entitled to a private class with Jireh for the promotional price of 280 rmb / 75 min session. Original price: 600 rmb
 

Feeling bogged down by the Beijing air? Annoyed by that constant neck ache? In 60 minutes, learn how to awaken your inner energies to regain freedom in your body. Through simple exercises, Jireh will show you how to open up your shoulders, loosen tight joints, and find your ideal sitting and standing posture. You will leave feeling rejuvenated with a new confidence in each step you take.

at Kocoon Spa's new branch in Sanlitun South.

Please email us if you would like to be reminded or sign up at community@kocoonspalounge.com.

What to wear: Comfortable exercises clothes, no jeans, no dresses. Bring a small towel or gardening gloves and a pair of socks.
Who can come: Men and women, old and young!

About BodyChromatics

In essence, we use movement to help improve your quality of life. We choose to do it through Gyrotonic exercises because of its effectiveness - both immediately after class, and longer-term for holistic health. A session usually starts with gentle spinal movements followed by legwork. Exercises are done under the guidance of the teacher, as well as with the help of the Gyrotonic machine. The machine is fully adjustable for height, strength and ability, making it both safe and possible for even the most inflexible person to stretch out and workout. Each client's goals are discussed right from the start, because Jireh tailors every exercise to her client's specific needs. To learn more, please visit BodyChromatics.com.

About Jireh:

Miss Jireh Li is a Cer­ti­fied GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instruc­tor and taught exten­sively in New York before mov­ing her prac­tice to Bei­jing. She has completed all Core Certifications with the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® International Headquarters. She trained exten­sively with inter­na­tion­ally renowned Autho­rized Mas­ters Train­ers Sebas­t­ian Plet­ten­berg (GYROTONIC® Man­hat­tan) and Erika Has­san in New York, Miami and Tokyo, as well as completed train­ings in Hong Kong and Jakarta.
A Hong Kong native, she dis­cov­ered Gyro­tonic while work­ing as an invest­ment banker. Strug­gling with headaches, back and shoul­der pains at the com­puter all the time, she prac­tised Gyro­tonic twice a week. When it only took 3 months to undo the pain and spinal dam­age (sco­l­io­sis) she lived with for 20 years, she real­ized that Gyrotonic’s holis­tic approach to health was very dif­fer­ent from other exer­cises she tried, and found it a very effec­tive and effi­cient method to rebal­ance, keep fit and stay strong in an enjoy­able and effort­less way.

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Lacto- Fermented Mint Chutney

This recipe is from sally fallon’s nourishing traditions.

Makes three cups

2 c fresh mint leaves
1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
4 jalapeno chilies, seeded and chopped
2 T cumin seeds, toasted
2/3 c almonds, chopped
1 T sea salt
4 T whey
1 c filtered water

Place all ingredients except salt, whey, and water into food processor and pulse until finely chopped but not paste-like. place in a quart-sized, wide-mouth glass container (mason jar, etc) and press down tightly. mix salt and whey with water and pour into jar, adding more water if necessary to cover chutney. top of the chutney should be at least 1 inch below top of jar. cover tightly and store at room temperature for two days before transferring to fridge. this should be eaten within two months.

I did not have whey so I replaced whey by sea salt. It made the mixture too salty, thus I added half cup of mint and almond. After 3-4 weeks of fermentation, it was perfect! i love to put it on chicken, split pea soup, or black beans

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Caramelitas

Maika send me the recipe to try those delicious Caramel-Chocolate Oatmeal Bars and I couldn't wait to try them! The recipe comes from Our Best Bites and even if I do not used the all-ready-caramel and I mixed the dough with my own hands (unfortunately I do not have a hand mixer..) it was quite delicious. For the next time I think I would try to make the bars with less sugar, as it was probably a little bit too sweet (if this is even possible).

Ingeredients:

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar (I actually used cane sugar, that's probably what made it too sweet)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (I took a bar of chocolate and chopped them)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I took walnuts and peanuts and toasted them first)
30 caramels (9 ounces), unwrapped (..or just do it on your own;)
3 tablespoons milk

Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 15×10 inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch extending over the edges of the pan.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt; beat until combined.  Add flour slowly and mix until combined.  Stir in the oats.  Press 2/3 of the dough (about 3 1/3 cups) evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.  Sprinkle with chocolate pieces and nuts.

In a medium sauce panheat and stir the caramels and milk over low heat until melted and smooth.  Drizzle caramel mixture over chocolate and nuts.  Take remaining dough and flatten small pieces with fingers and place evenly on top of the caramel layer.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until top is just barely light brown, don’t overbake!.  Cool in pan on a wire rack until room temperature.  Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan.  Place on cutting board; cut into bars.

 

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Lunchtime Special

Between 10:30am and 4pm you can enjoy 15% discount towards any spa treatments with our special

Lunch-Time-Membership program. 

You may purchase a 3000rmb-pre-paid account at Kocoon spa and enjoy exclusive treatments discount.

Conditions:
Waxing services are excluded from the program. Your membership cannot be used in conjunction to other promotions. Membership can be transferred provided 200rmb administration fee.

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Cucumber Mint Spa Water

This refreshing spa-water recipe come from Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, former Nutrition Director for Prevention, who created the recipe while developing a Flat Belly Diet. It is refreshing for the summer & great for your body!

Ingredients:

2 liters water (about 8 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a pitcher
Refrigerate overnight
Strain water
Enjoy over ice cubes
Add mint sprig for garnish (optional)


The Ginger contains high concentrations of antioxidants and helps soothe the intestinal tract and digestion. As an immune booster, ginger may not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating. A good sweat may can assist in detoxification.Cucumber flesh is primarily composed of water but also contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber's high water content makes it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin.

Like many of the fruits and vegetables featured on our website, lemons and limes contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Spearmint is a pleasantly aromatic herb packed with numerous health benefiting vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients. These compounds in mint help relieve fatigue and stress. Spearmint is said to be an excellent remedy for minor ailments such as headaches, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory problems; helping with asthma and bronchitis. It is thought to aid with digestive problems including nausea, flatulence and hiccups as it relaxes the stomach muscles.

 
 
 

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New at Kocoon spa: Restorative Water Lily Facial

Looking perfect in Summer with our Water Lily Facial

This corrective facial is perfect for very sensitive or sunburnt skin. The calming, strengthening, and repairing benefits of Waterlily, Green Tea, and Proline will leave you completely refreshed and recharged and glowing with vitality.

睡莲面部护理(缺水或晒后)

可降低皮肤温度缓解由于晒伤、敏感、紧张造成的皮肤不适感,包括日晒过敏和刺痛。防止外部环境因素弱化皮肤抗阳光紫外线的 侵袭。滋润肌肤还原透亮清爽的肌肤

Our Spa Special in July: This month you can enjoy our Water Lily Facial plus 15 minutes back massage as a prelude to your Facial, using your choice of organic Aromatherapy blend for only 450rmb instead of 565rmb if you book this month - safe 115rmb! 

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What Are Emotions Teaching Me - Transforming Negative Emotions

What Are Emotions Teaching Me?

Are emotions standing in your way when dealing with work and life obligations? In this short session Dalida will share mind-body techniques and mindfulness practice for better understanding on how to transform and use negative emotions for increased self-awareness, personal growth and improved relationships.

When: Thursday, July 11, 19:30-21:00

RSVP & Info: Call ahead +86 137 179 434 0r send us an email at marketing@kocoonspalounge.com
 

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