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Yoga Pizza Party for Celiacs

Elyse Sparkes has been living gluten-free for 7 years. As a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and Thai massage practitioner, she advocates health and wellness in NYC through SparkesWellness. Elyse loves to discover new naturally gluten-free restaurants in NYC and abroad.

Yoga Pizza Party for Celiacs

Join yoga teacher and fellow celiac, Elyse Sparkes (, for a one of a kind Meetup event: Yoga Pizza Party for Celiacs!

Have you ever been accidentally gluten-ed and wished there was something you could do to feel better? Or felt like you might lose your temper at that waiter who thought you were on a fad diet? Want to know more about the connection of your mind and your body? This event is for you!...

In this yoga class you will discover helpful hints to live healthily with celiac disease. You'll experience physical postures to promote healthy digestion, improve your immune system, and stretch & strengthen your body. You'll practice mindfulness meditations to encourage acceptance, calm your nervous system, and relax your mind.

Then you'll get to meet other like-minded celiac's over GF pizza (and gf beer!) at Pie, right across the street.

Yoga Class @ CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)

WHEN: April 30th, 1:15-2:45pm

WHERE: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL (between 12th & 13th streets), New York, NY 100

HOW MUCH:$22, must pre-register before April 23rd

*Limited to 10 people. Reserve your spot NOW*

Gluten Free Pizza Party @ Pie

WHEN: April 30th, after yoga class 3pm-??

WHERE: Pie, 124 4th Avenue, New York, NY[masked]

HOW MUCH: Free to attend, buy what you eat.

Feedback from last year’s Yoga for Celiacs class:

"The Yoga for celiacs class was great! Elyse suggested a ton of poses / massage techniques that are great for helping celiacs relieve pressure in the abdomen. We should definitely have another yoga for celiacs class again soon."


“Just wanted to tell everyone how wonderful the Yoga for Celiacs class tonight was...

Elyse is a great teacher - we went through a sequence of poses to help with digestion, slow down the belly-stress, and help with pain, bloating, and digestive distress, all while stretching and strengthening as yoga does so well.

As you probably know, any kind of stress creates inflammation through our bodies - in our cells & our blood vessels, not just in the gut - and I left Elyse's class feeling relaxed and centered after a very stressful day - further proof that lowering my stress level always seems to improve my celiac symptoms. Really a great class. Thanks to Elyse!”


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great event - Elyse was an amazing instructor and Jeffrey the owner of Pie -
    was so generous in preparing our lunch -
    We got to taste all the different types of gluten free pizza he makes -the pizza was delicious - I did not eat anything else the rest of the day
    Would repeat the yoga pizza party again

    May 1, 2011

  • Heather

    So sorry I couldn't make it. I was so looking forward to meeting you guys and having fun. A family emergency came up and unfortunately I had to deal with that. Hopefully there is a next time.

    May 1, 2011

  • Laura D.

    The class, the pizza, and the company were all great! Thank you, Elyse.

    April 30, 2011

  • elyse

    Thank you all for making this meetup SO MUCH FUN! Special thanks to Jeffery from Pie for totally hooking us up with delicious pizza and gf beer!! We'll have another event soon, stay posted...

    April 30, 2011

  • elyse

    I met with Jeffery from Pie last week and sampled a slice. Soooo yummy! We're in for a treat ;)

    April 24, 2011

  • elyse

    Kathy, thanks for your interest! I'll let you know if anything opens up. There are a few other people interested as well, so I'll be sure to plan another yoga class soon.

    April 24, 2011

  • Kathy

    Let me know if a spot opens up. Thanks

    April 24, 2011

  • elyse

    I'm so excited for this class! Yes, beginners & all levels are welcome to attend. See you all soon! :)

    April 17, 2011

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