33 Articles by Heidi Kristoffer

Heidi Kristoffer

How to BEEF Up a Vegan Smoothie

Warmer weather is upon us, and eating cooler is the thing to do. Starting off the day with (or changing out heavier fare for) smoothies is a great way...

Heidi Kristoffer
July 5 2012

Easy Does It

Overheard: “You are just lucky – you are so naturally flexible.... Obviously being muscular is in your genetics.”

Heidi Kristoffer
June 21 2012

Gluten-Free Bar Breakdown

As research emerges, and people become increasingly aware of their bodies, growing amounts of people are going gluten-free and are feeling pretty...

Heidi Kristoffer
June 3 2012

Finding the Beauty and Ease in Everything

This morning, I found myself closing a restorative home yoga practice with a two-minute plank. Even I had to laugh at that. I had stayed home rather...

Heidi Kristoffer
March 12 2012

Handstands Heal

When I was 18, I was in a serious car accident that let to what I was told would be "permanent damage" to my neck and cervical spine. My doctors at...

Heidi Kristoffer
January 30 2012

Listen to Yourself

Everyone has an opinion, and everyone is right. Sometimes when I ask a general question (or even if I don't) I feel like I get some many conflicting...

Heidi Kristoffer
September 23 2011

Super Easy Yoga Mat Cleaning

Living in NYC, I don't have the space to submerge my yoga mat in water and then allow it to dry, so I needed a less space-needy way to clean my mat....

Heidi Kristoffer
August 30 2011

Letting Go to Fly Over Your Fears

When I first came to yoga, I was extremely inflexible in my body and in my mind. Super type-A, a total control freak. The concept or idea of "letting...

Heidi Kristoffer
July 25 2011

There Is No Competition in Yoga

I was recently asked in a beautifully candid email if I had any advice for a yoga teacher who had a "burning desire" to "achieve certain poses" they...

Heidi Kristoffer
June 22 2011

Faith Restored Through Yoga

When I was a very young child, I thought God was many things. At one point, our priest showed up at our door to play tennis with my parents, and I...

Heidi Kristoffer
May 2 2011

Arm Balances: Gateway to Female Empowerment

"Oh My Buddha! I am holding my entire body weight in my arms, balancing on my hands! I am holding myself up! I am SUPPORTING myself! NO WAY!" -- Just...

Heidi Kristoffer
April 27 2011

Vegan Protein Bar Breakdown

Certain situations in one's life require protein bars. If one is a vegan, it can be incredibly frustrating trying to find a...

Heidi Kristoffer
April 12 2011

Vegan Food Guide to New York City

Being born allergic to dairy, eggs, seafood and shellfish (and then, of course, willingly eliminating animals from my diet), eating out has always...

Heidi Kristoffer
March 2 2011