DC Brau Made in DC Holiday Marketplace

November 17, 2014 4:01 pm / Uncategorized / no comments

DC Brau is teaming up with two other organizations in the greater DC community to support others during the holiday season. On Small Business Saturday, the brewery and Think Local First DC are hosting the annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace during growler hours, and kicking off on Thanksgiving, the brewery […]


A Date with Beets: An Epicurean Revelation in Community

November 17, 2014 12:47 am / Blog, family, Nutrition, Recipes / 1 comment

  by Dahlia Shaaban, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach with Pekoe I have a confession. I’ve become a little self-conscious and uninspired in my culinary practice. Feeling like I’m always cooking the same damn thing and my dishes aren’t edgy enough in keeping up with foodie culture. But it’s more than […]


Live Deliciously: A Three Week Crash Course to Transform your Food Habits for Good

October 23, 2014 5:27 pm / Uncategorized / 9 comments

Did you know it takes 21 Days to Change a Habit? Learn Dahlia’s Secrets to: Easily incorporate a diversity of vibrant, nourishing & delicious foods in your life Eat mindfully and make wiser food choices in the grocery store and on-the-go Get confident in the kitchen and transform simple, whole […]


Sumptuous Pumpkin Curry

October 19, 2014 4:47 pm / Blog, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized / 8 comments

by Dahlia Shaaban, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Autumn is my favorite culinary season. Bountiful crisp apples, vibrant hearty greens, grounding root veggies and pumpkins! Pumpkins can be a bit intimidating to work with at first, but it’s such a divine seasonal treat and worth the adventure. For this recipe, choose […]


Therapeutic Yoga and Rope Wall Packages with Megan

October 16, 2014 11:34 am / Uncategorized / 2 comments

with Megan Davis Intrigued by the rope wall and the opportunity to court gravity and free up your spine? Thought you might be. Get two classes for $125.  Three for $175. Bring a friend (up to four participants in total) for and extra $10 each.   Yoga walls (also called […]


Andrea’s Story

October 14, 2014 11:18 am / acupuncture, ALS, Blog, chronic disease / 6 comments

Pekoe client Andrea shares her story  about ALS diagnosis at 33,  acupuncture , and her amazing experience on October 5th of raising $9000 for ALS research by competing in an all women’s triathlon. One of the many gifts my acupuncturist at Pekoe, Liana Brooks-Rubin, has given meis to open my eyes to […]


Great Wall of Yoga

October 14, 2014 12:24 am / Blog, rope wall, yoga, yoga therapy / 2 comments

by Megan Davis, Ph.D, MPH, RYT Rope walls are beneficial for all levels of practitioners, from beginners to advanced, and can also provide amazing support for people who are working with injuries. First, the wall helps you lengthen your spine and decompress your joints. Second, it allows you to increase […]


How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

September 14, 2014 2:41 pm / Uncategorized / 760 comments

by Noah Samuels, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MTOM In the spring and the fall seasonal allergies tend to come on strong for many people. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you may be suffering from allergies all year long. Hay fever, aka allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to proteins in […]


From Humanitarian to Healer: A Journey in Cultivating Peace

August 11, 2014 2:34 am / Blog, conflict, trauma / 4,639 comments

by Liana Brooks-Rubin, Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Yoga Teacher with Pekoe It feels like a lifetime ago that I showed up for work every day at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration where I worked alongside a group of dedicated professionals with big hearts, committed day in and […]


Healthy Happy Hour: The Skinny on Sugar

July 14, 2014 5:20 pm / Uncategorized / no comments

Date: Thursday July 31st Time: 6-7:30 pm Investment: $25.00 with Dahlia Shaaban, CHHC, RYT Sugar is perhaps one of the most pervasive and compacted concerns in nutrition and public health.  From a young age, we have been conditioned to associate sugar with reward for being good, a pattern that can […]