Archives: Shira Turkl-Rubin

Camp Oasis co-counselors!

Camp Oasis co-counselors!


Things I Wish I Knew Thursday:

When I was younger I wish I knew about Camp Oasis, the CCFA camp for kids with crohns and colitis. I would have loved to be a camp counselor in college. I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of the community last year and I’m hopeful that I’ll get to be a part of it again this summer! The kids are un-like any other group that I’ve ever met . In dealing with their disease, they have been forced to grow up fast and because of that, they are caring, grateful and most importantly they just want to have fun! It makes for a fantastic week filled with laughter and a loving community. Can’t wait to go back to Oasis!


Private Studio With Hammocks!

Private Studio With Hammocks!

Top 5 reasons I love teaching and practicing aerial yoga:

1) It’s something new and different

2) My body feels incredible afterwards Read more »


Deceiving Food Labels

Deceiving Food Labels

I have to share my frustration about deceiving food labels. I was recently at my favorite health food store in NYC,Westerly Market, and came across a bottled green smoothie that looked pretty appetizing. I needed a snack and thought it was the perfect thing. The front label showed that the only ingredients were vegetables so I bit my lip at the $11 + price tag and threw it in my Read more »

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday's

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday’s

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday’s: T.I.W.I.K.T

I wish I knew that eating gluten free isn’t as hard as everyone says it is.

If I had known that changing my diet wasn’t as bad as I thought it was, then maybe I would have done it sooner. I was diagnosed with Read more »

The following quotes are things I always say to clients, friends, family, students, etc!! Call them Shirisms if you like.

Restore 4b

Legs up the wall

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How do you know you’re in a flare up? Here are 5 signs that I know when I’m in a colitis flare. Read more »

Mexican incense: Copal

Mexican incense: Copal

The question is this – how can we keep the feel good vibes that we cultivated on vacation throughout our everyday lives? I think it’s important to bring back something that reminds you of your trip – it doesn’t have to be a cheesy souvenir! All over Tulum the scent in the air is that of copal which is tree resin that they’ve made into incense. Read more »

Mexican vacation - those are kite surfers in the background!

Mexican vacation – those are kite surfers in the background!

Chad and I finally took a real 10-day Mexican vacation! Typically when we travel it’s for business and we might tack on an extra day or two to go somewhere else – but this time it was solely pleasure and boy did we need it! I feel refreshed, alive, rested and most importantly excited to be back home doing what I love – educating myself and others on how to heal their digestive issues naturally by practicing daily yoga, breathing and meditation. Read more »

Happy Cow!

Whenever we travel I’m constantly looking for the healthy food options – as I’ve mentioned in past blogs! There’s an incredible website that’s been helpful in finding us healthy food all around the world – it’s called Happy Cow. I would never travel without consulting with it first as well as Yelp – but Yelp isn’t always in the  smaller cities. Check it out and travel in a whole new way next time. When traveling to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum – that’s where we are right now – Happy Cow has your back! They’ll tell you where to eat and I’ll tell you what to eat. Now you can travel the healthy way too! Happy traveling!

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

We’ve finally figured out a healthy, easy, homemade and delicious snack – chia pudding. Have you tried it? It’s SO easy. You can add any topping of your choice. Here are some of my favorites: Read more »