Meeting Jennifer Kries

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Allie and I were in a chair and barrels workshop at Chakra Pilates in San Diego with Siri Dharma Galliano, and in strolls a really familiar face… Jennifer Kries!  She tried to fly under the radar, but I kept staring her down thinking, “If this girl isn’t Jennifer, then I have found her twin!”  To me, she is another part of Pilates royalty, a pure Romana teacher.

During a break, I took a chance and invited her to come out and teach a workshop at my home studio…and she agreed!  So, mark your calendar – March 16-17 (one or both days, depending on how sign-ups go) – Jennifer Kries will be teaching in Las Vegas!  I will share more information on this as the date approaches.

All in all, what a great day!  Oh yeah – and I pulled the “old” card and was the only one who could do the handstand on the ladder barrel…well, Jennifer hadn’t let her presence be known yet 😉

Warning About Immunizations

Today, I taught a class at Living Yoga Center, and it was one of those times when I learned something new from my students – a life lesson.  If you have children or plan on having kids, please read on…

This particular student of mine is a Special Ed teacher, and she told me a story about a child in her class who was born normal and adopted into a family. Then one day, something serious had changed in their baby girl. She now presented with autism, not long after she had her immunizations. The parents had her lab work done, and it showed a biotin deficiency, and she also had an allergic reaction to biotin. Well guess what?… Biotin is present in egg white, and immunizations are in an egg white (albumin) base.

The takeaway here is…Do not immunize with an egg based product if you or your child has a biotin or egg based allergy!