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September 6, 2018

Turning Things Around

Ending Bad Situations by Manifesting The Truth

Reality is not an illusion, but the illusion of reality is real.
What do I mean by this?
What we surround ourselves with, becomes our reality. Reality and truth, in turn, can only be truly judged, when not only our 5 senses are active, but more importantly, our sixth sense.
The Truth can only be gauged by how many senses become awakened when presented with a specific situation.

Our 5 Senses:






Our 6th Sense:

If you only rely on television and limited resources for your information you are only using two senses, sight and sound; that’s not much of an experience. You need to delve further into the situation to use as many senses as possible to get a better hold on information. Only then can you truly judge the situation. Everything is hearsay until you can fully experience with all five, and for some of us, all six senses. Look hard for the truth, it’s often hidden under a pack of lies.

Choosing your Path

How do you know which path to choose? Often times we don’t know, we just blindly go forward trusting nothing and everything and taking things as they come, good or bad. Sometimes we feel the right path, through our intuition, and still, situations may be difficult. Sometimes our intuition is correct, and the choices we made have clearly resolved the situation for the better. These are subconscious choices, choices we often have no control over.


Why it is necessary sometimes.
That sounds ridiculous, but as I’ve often said, you can’t turn the other cheek, because the other cheek gets slapped, and you can’t fight fire with fire, it just creates more chaos. You fight fire with water, and put it out.
This is where the anger everyone tells you to “ let go” should be released. Throw something, yell, cry, call the person you’re pissed at and tell them what you think RELEASE IT ALL, and move on. There is no shame in calling out a toxic person who is hurting you. In fact, that’s how you take away their power, you extinguish it with the truth. This is when the choice of anger comes from self love, and the instinct to protect oneself and those you love. This is good anger, this is necessary anger, this is Shiva Kali Power. The Destroyers. They destroy the bad to let the good in.
For those of us who have this purpose in life, to bring out the worst in people, it is to destroy the bad, and make way for the good. Read the story of Kali FromTemple Purohit, here.
You will see the good and bad and why we need people around us in bad times to help balance us out, stand up with us and have our back. Raw anger is one of our purest forms, it’s just as pure as our divinity. The difference is a very fine line, and depends on how much control we are able to hold on to in the face of anger, especially coming from a place of abuse, or destruction. It needs to end. Abuse and destruction are more like a downward spiral made of chains. When you feel you can’t get out of the cycle, the chains grow stronger and take you down further. You have to completely sever a link, in order to get out of the cycle.
Anger comes from being pushed to far. The Buddha states, “holding on to anger is like holding a hot coal and expecting the other person to get burned.” Do not let the anger go blindly, if you do, you will send angry vibrations out into the world to create chaos. Focus the anger, and release, properly, it with as much force as it came at you. This may sound harsh, but if you re looking to break a link on the chain of destruction, it’s a necessity.


Happiness is not a choice, but a reward.
We all would like to choose happiness, but we can’t. It’s actually out of our control much of the time. If we simplify our lives, stay away from social media, news, politics, religion and other people we are usually at peace. We find some peace doing the things we love, whether it be reading, yoga, painting, listening to or playing music, riding a motorcycle, or cooking a meal, we all have our active meditations, designed to bring us to a happier state, but true happiness is a reward. True happiness comes from extreme self love and self confidence. If you choose to love yourself enough, and are confident in your worth, you can end your bad situations and emerge renewed, released and rewarded with happiness. This is a conscious choice we do have control over.Cut toxic people out of your life. Cut toxic habits out of your life. Speak up, speak out, speak loud! Happiness only eludes us as long as we let it.

Stand Up For Something, Even if it Means Sacrificing Everything – Colin Kaepernick.

Noticing the Signs

The signs are all around us and we never fully take notice of them. Actually, I think we only notice the bad signs, because we are so programmed to gear our thoughts toward negativity.

Our job is to notice the signs, both good and bad.

Our goal do our best to turn the bad signs into positive situations.

Our self love helps us begin to notice the good signs, or count our blessings, as so many say, and begin to manifest the truth of what we need to exist, and it is different for everyone.

My job is not to point out the good signs to you, if I did that, or more to the point, when I have to do that, you learn nothing.

Notice the Signs in your life and use this advice to turn things around for the better, by investing in the most important person you know, yourself.

Keep Loving You


Mind Body Spirit · Wellness · Yoga

Wellness Wednesday in Pound Ridge

Renew and Restore with Gypsy Tribe Westchester and KAHLO Collective. A unique blending of expertise in Holistic Wellness, join us in the candlelit KAHLO Garden on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm for Darhma Talk & Restorative Flow with focus on pranayama to open the body, soothe the mind and boost the spirit.

You’ll receive a meditative essential oil roller blend and delicious herbal tea, expertly handcrafted by KAHLO to bring you full circle and back to your center. You will walk away glowing, inside and out.

When: Wednesday July 18, 2018, 7 pm

Where: Kahlo Collective Garden  – 65 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge, NY

What: Wellness experts from Gypsy Tribe Westchester & Kahlo Collective, blend methods to bring you an optimal health experience.

*rain date: July 25, 2018 7 pmKAHLOBLOGWWJULY

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Gypsy Tribe Westchester Kids Summer Fun!



Summer is Finally Here!


We have incredible kids programs here at Gypsy Tribe Westchester.


Open Play©

Open Play© is a program designed to let children learn the aerial silks and hammocks in their own time, no pressure. Here they are taught basic form and wraps and safety. They are able to take a move as quickly or slowly as they please.



Aerial Architecture©

Aerial Architecture© is a program designed to build a strong foundation in the Aerial Arts. Here we will focus on injury prevention, safety and partner poses; through anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and physics. Yoga, Pilates, & Arm Balances, will help take them deeper into their craft.  With intense focus on form, from extension to flexion, they will leave more prepared to take everything to new heights. Students will learn injury prevention strengthening moves, and self care/after practice care, this program will build a solid foundation for a continued practice in the Aerial Arts.

Regular Price $670

15% discount with Kids or Family Summer enrollment

25% off when booked as a group


Aerial Architecture is a 20 hour program. Over the course of two weeks, we will focus on building a practice, through a solid foundation, that can be taken from the studio, into the classroom during the school year. In addition to physical strength and flexibility, we focus on self care, recipes, and maintaining all of our everyday work and activities with little to no stress.


Required Attire:

Leotards or two piece dance clothing

Footless tights

Leg warmers


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Water and snacks

Yoga Mat  – TJMaxx always has a great selection for a great price.


*Cell  Phones will be permitted in the studio, but not used during class time, with exception of emergencies. We will have 2 – five minute breaks for cell phone use.


Come prepared to learn, and grow your art.


Lets Fly!

Roseanne Carlo Stone

Founder – Gypsy Tribe Westchester


Mind Body Spirit

Gypsy Tribe Westchester Update

Today July 1, we will close at 1:30 pm, and only host Early Open Play, so all of our awesome aerialists can get some much needed rest.
We will be closed July 4 & 5.
This week we will be taking registration for Aerial Architecture™©. Classes will run Monday – Friday 12:30-2:30 pm
First session July 9-20
15% discount for Kid Summer pass holders
Additional 25% off when booked as a group
Contact us here or @the_roseanne_carlo Ask Roe, for pricing and more information.

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Ask Roe June Blog Series Phytonutrients -Turmeric

June Blog Series Phytonutrients
Turmeric Sweet Potato Hummus



Turmeric is bright yellow due to the high levels of curcuminiods, which also gives turmeric its many health benefits.

This week’s Blog in the June Phytonutrients Series, Turmeric. Turmeric has been a staple in my kitchen for years. Mostly associated with your favorite Curry Dish, this ancient spice is part of the ginger family, known as curcuma longa. Turmeric is used as both a nutritional supplement and as a dye for cloth. Turmeric has been used in India and Asia for centuries. In more modern foods it is a main ingredient in yellow ballpark mustard.

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In Ayurveda, Turmeric is one of the all important spices for Optimal Health. Turmeric is the spice used to help with digestion, liver function, blood circulation and as a topical treatment for wounds.

This week, I thought I would share my version of a sweet potato and turmeric hummus. The original recipe called for fresh garlic, which I felt would be too overwhelming, so I changed it to garlic powder. I think this helped to focus the flavor in the main place, on the delicate sweetness of the sweet potato and the earthiness of the turmeric. I’ve added safflower oil as an ingredient to the recipe to tie two phytonutrients into one dish. Once you learn the benefits of one phytonutrient, and then another; you can find ways to blend them into your foods to add a boost to your optimal health.


Sweet Potato Turmeric Hummus
Cook Time: 20 minutes to 1 hour

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8-10 people
51 calories per serving


  • 1 small sweet potato, baked
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil
  • 2 tsp pink salt
  • 1.4 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric


  1. Bake or microwave your sweet potato. Slice open and allow to cool.
  2. Mix beans in food processor with salt, safflower oil, and tahini. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add spices, ½ the sweet potato and a few drops of water. Blend slowly and use spatula to scrape the edges of the food processor.
  4. Add second half of sweet potato and pulse, slowly adding more water as needed.
  5. Place in storage container and chill for 4 hours or more.
  6. Serve Chilled, Drizzled with Olive Oil and a topping of choice (optional), with pita, veggies or tortilla chips.

Benefits of Turmeric

  1. Eases aches and discomfort (a natural anti-inflammatory)
  2. Loosens stiff joints
  3. Soothes irritated tissue
  4. Helps balance blood sugar
  5. Works a a mood balancer
  6. Helps woulds heal
  7. Supports stomach lining


*Source Parenting Healthy Babies. For more information check out Parenting Healthy Babies. What a wonderful source of information for those looking for a more natural path through pregnancy and early childhood.

*When adding turmeric as an ingredient, remember less is more. This recipe is such a fun twist to hummus, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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Gypsy Tribe Westchester Summer News!

Hi Tribe!

Summer is Finally Here! We have great classes to offer you!

Unlimited Aerial Yoga and Mat Yoga classes – $130 July 1-31.

Open Play© has been such a huge success, that we will now require pre-registration with 2 groups, we are hoping to extend hours as soon as we can.

We are launching a brand new kids program. This is more structured than Open Play© called Aerial Architecture™©

Class Descriptions –

Open Play©

Open Play© is a program designed to let children learn the aerial silks and hammocks in their own time, no pressure. Here they are taught basic form and wraps and safety. They are able to take a move as quickly or slowly as they please.

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday (On Thursdays We Rest)

Early Open Play© – 3 pm-4:45 pm

Late Open Play© – 4:45-6:30 pm


Early Open Play© 1-2:30 pm

Late Open Play© 2:30-4 pm


Early Open Play© 12-1:30 pm

Late Open  Play© 1:30-3 pm

Walk-ins are welcome, but may be wait listed until a silk is free.

Aerial Architecture™©

Aerial Architecture™© is a program designed to build a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and physics. Here we will focus on injury prevention, safety and partner poses. Yoga, Pilates, Arm Balances, will help take them deeper into their craft. With concentration, from extension to flexion; they will leave more prepared to take everything to new heights. With focus on injury prevention, alignment, and self care, this program will build a solid foundation for a continued practice in the Aerial Arts, Dance and Sports.

Small Groups of 3-5 at a time, a 25% discount when booked as a group.

Contact Roseanne Carlo Stone for pricing.

Vinyasa Flow Monday 6/25 at 9 am and Friday 6/29 at 8:30 am are off the schedule and being re-vamped.

Stay Tuned for big change in July, we’ve got Life & Style coming your way.




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Ask Roe June Blog Series – Phytonutirents


June 21, 2018

Safflower (Oil)


Safflower Oil Origins

Originating from Southern China,  Safflower Oil was considered an essential product, that was used medicinally as well as a dye. Safflower is one of humanity’s oldest crops, and dye’s made from Safflower have been found in King Tut’s Tomb. Today we cultivate the oils for its healing properties.

Safflower is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. The generic name, (Carthamus tinctorius) comes from Arabic and Hebrew words meaning “to paint”.


Safflower (Oil) Properties

Strengthens Hair & Nails

Clears Complexion

Boosts Immune System

Strengthens Cardiovascular System

Strengthens Respiratory System

Helps Alleviate Migraines and Headaches

Relieves Menstrual Pain

Alleviates Joint Pain

Anti Inflammatory

Helps with Type 2 Diabetes

Helps with Weight Loss


Safflower and Weight Loss

Safflower Oil contains CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid. A naturally occurring fatty acid. CLA has helped people lose fat, maintain weight loss, retain lean muscle, as well as control Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 is the type of diabetes that is often associated with obesity, and can be managed. In Ayurveda, Type 2 Diabetes is treated as a case by case metabolic disorder, and can be fixed with a controlled diet, according to the persons Dosha.

What is Conjugated Linoleic Acid?

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring fatty acid, with similarities to an omega-6 fatty acid but with health benefits for skin and weight loss. It’s one of the good fats, present in foods such as grass fed dairy products.

Foods Rich in Natural CLA

Safflower oil


Egg Yolk

Coconut Oil

Grass-Fed Dairy Products


Carthamus tinctorius – MHNT

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds. Plants are 30 to 150 cm (12 to 59 in) tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments.

*source: Wikipedia


Try adding Organic Safflower Oil into your meals, and feel the difference.














Mind Body Spirit

GTW Open Play & Aerial Expansion

Aerial Open Play is at capacity. Thank you to all who are part of the Dakini – Sky Dancer Tribe.
In order to accommodate all of our amazing Aerialists, Open Play will be divided into Early and Late, Monday-Friday.
Early Open Play will run from 3-4:45 pm
Late Open Play will run 4:45-6:30
Aerial Architecture™© is next in our ever expanding Aerial Arts Program.
These 2 week intensives will focus on alignment and movement with injury prevention and self care as a method to maintain an active practice throughout life.
First Sessions begin July 9. Enrollment of 3 students is needed for the program to take place. Contact us for more information.

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Ask Roe June Blog Series – Phytonutrients

june 14, 2018


Machta Powder Power


Machta is very popular in the US.  Made into powder form, it is used in a variety of different ways. Traditionally steeped into tea; with Origins in China and the more associated Japan, this superfood has been making people healthy for thousands of years.


*In China during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), tea leaves were steamed and formed into tea bricks for storage and trade. The tea was prepared by roasting and pulverizing the tea, and decocting the resulting tea powder in hot water, then adding salt.[2] During the Song Dynasty (960–1279), the method of making powdered tea from steam-prepared dried tea leaves, and preparing the beverage by whipping the tea powder and hot water together in a bowl became popular.[3]


Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Chan or Zen Buddhists. The earliest extant Chan monastic code, entitled Chanyuan Qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery, 1103), describes in detail the etiquette for tea ceremonies.[3][4][better source needed]

Zen Buddhism and the Chinese methods of preparing powdered tea were brought to Japan in 1191 by the monk Eisai. Although powdered tea has not been popular in China for some time, now there is a global resurgence in Matcha tea consumption, including in China. In Japan it continued to be an important item at Zen monasteries, and became highly appreciated by others in the upper echelons of society during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries.

*Source – Wikipedia 


Traditional Machta Green Tea Preparation

Using a Bamboo Whisk & Tea Bowl

Sift 1-2 tsp machta in a small bowl

Add 2 oz. of hot water, not fully boiled

Use the Bamboo whisk to stir the machta powder

Make a zig-zag pattern with the whisk

Enjoy sipping right from the bowl

Sweet Treats made with Machta


Machta Truffles

Machta Smoothie Bowls

Machta Latte

Machta Cupcakes

Machta Pancakes

Machta Chia Pudding

Machta Ice Cream

Machta Macarons



Machta Tiramisu


Savory Machta Treats


Machta Gnocchi! OMG!

Machta Eggs Benedict

Machta Hummus

Check out the entire article in Self Magazine  and get inspired!



Machta Benefits


One of the most unexpected health benefits of matcha tea, is the boost of energy throughout the day. Researchers had thought that this was from the caffeine in matcha, but they found that it was actually the combination of matcha’s natural properties. Another recent study found that matcha even improved physical endurance by 24%. Coffee only increases performance by 15%.


Machta Torches Body Fat

Fights Cancer

Loaded with antioxidants including the all important *EGCg

Detoxifies Naturally

Calms and Relaxes while Naturally Boosting Energy, no jitters

RIch in Chlorophyll and Iron

Enhances Concentration

Enhances Mood

Lowers Cholesterol

Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium


*What is EGCg?

EGCg – Epigallocatechin gallate is a type of catechin found in tea.

Catechins are a natural antioxidants which help prevent cell damage. This helps block the formation of free radicals found in the atmosphere, from causing damage to the physical body.

Free radicals are the cause of cancers, aging and other various diseases. EGCg is one of the most powerful components of machta green tea.

Matcha truly has some Healing Properties.