|Amy Anton, Kitchen Underground|
Soups for the Soul (Sessions 1 & 3)
Homemade soup is so satisfying and nourishing and can be full of vitamins and minerals. They are great to make ahead for busy weeks or freeze for dinner. In this demonstration style class, you will learn to prepare 4 new soups that are Whole30 and gluten-free. We will cover theories about best practices for homemade stock and will of course get to eat all of our creations! (Limited to 10 participants per session)
All Vegetables All the Time! (Sessions 2 & 4)
In this hands on class, we will work on chopping skills while preparing lots of different vegetables in some new and novel ways. We will be working with beets, carrots, celery, broccoli, fennel, cauliflower and whatever else I can find to up your veggie game. This class is Whole30 and can easily be gluten-free. (Limited to 10 participants per session)
Cheese Making (Sessions 1 & 2)
You are a cheese maker! Sound impossible? Well, it’s not. It’s absolutely within reach of beginning and experienced cooks alike.
In this beginning series, local food writer and market chef Maggie Perkins will walk you through the processes of beginning cheese making. Learn the basic skills, tools, ingredients, and materials required to make cheese at home, and spend some hands-on time making your first batch in class– a versatile fresh ricotta you can use in dishes, spice up for parties, or hoard all for yourself. We won’t tell! (Limited to 6 participants per session)
Certified Ayurveda Yoga Therapist
Certified Professional Yoga Therapist
Ayurveda 101 (Sessions 1 & 3)
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic whole-body healing systems that has been gaining popularity in the West in recent years. Recognizing that we are all different, Ayurveda, (the healing system of yoga) incorporates nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, remedies, and routines that are designed for our specific constitution. By realizing more about ourselves, we learn to live more aligned with nature and we experience greater health and wellbeing. Handouts and a test to help determine your specific constitution are included in this session. (Limited to 20 participants per session)
Essential Oils (Sessions 2 & 4)
Essential Oils have been used in holistic healing practices dating back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Today essential oils can be found almost anywhere, yet many people don’t understand why they work or how to use them. So, we will discuss what essential oils are, why they work, and how to use them! Learn which oils are best for specific complaints like indigestion, headaches, sore muscles, insomnia, cuts and wounds, stress relief, and much more. Becky will bring oils so that you can experience their aromatic effect. If you have oils at home, feel free to bring them. This will be a fun, informative class! (Limited to 20 participants per session)
MS of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Certified Nutritional Therapist
Nutrition and Lifestyle for The Aging Brain (Sessions 1 & 3)
There is a startling rise in the number of individuals living with neurodegenerative disorders like Mild Cognitive IMpairment, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia. The progressive loss of brain health is often accompanied by a heavy burden on caregivers, fear among family members that they will share the same fate, and the immense sorrow of losing your memories, function, and self-expression or watching that loss in someone you love. While there are some significant genetic risk factors at play with these disorders, it appears that lifestyle and diet can greatly reduce our risk and drastically slow, stop, or even reverse the rate of cognitive decline. Don’t shrug-off forgetfulness and brain-fog as a normal part of aging! Come to learn some of the highlights and takeaways from the last decade of research into natural approaches to brain health. Handouts with top action items are included. (Limited to 20 participants per session)
Nutrition and Lifestyle for Adrenal Health and a Balanced Stress Response (Sessions 2 & 4)
Who hasn’t heard someone say “my adrenals are shot?” The human stress response is a powerful built-in system for responding to the world and keeping ourselves safe. Unfortunately, our modern diet and lifestyles have hijacked the system. This break-out will dive into some of the top nutrients, breathing, and mindfulness practices for replenishing the organs that handle stress and dampening a fight-or-flight system that is in over-drive. Whether you are “tired by wired” or already fully zapped (ex: high cortisol, low cortisol), this class will give you some great tools for rebuilding and re-balancing your body for a healthy stress response. Handouts with top action items are included. (Limited to 20 participants per session)
Dave Lemke, LMP NMT, sEMG Tech
Dave’s Faves (Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4)
Dave teaches 3 exercises critical to graceful, lower stress aging. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing and please bring a yoga mat or similar since a couple of these are floor exercises 🙂 (Limited to 20 participants per session)
| Julie Noyle, MS, RD |
Food for Thought: Nourishing Your Body in Today’s Fast Food Quick-Fix World (Session 1)
Are you confused about what to eat? Do conflicting messages make “eating right” a challenge? Are you struggling to lose weight, find more energy, or simply want to feel your best? Come join us as we discuss health and wellness through nutrition. Bring your questions, and we’ll provide tips and tricks about what to eat and why, so you can be your personal best!
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Post-Menopausal Women (Session 2)
Are you experiencing unwanted weight gain? Are you concerned about osteoporosis and bone health? Are you struggling to lose weight, or simply want to feel better and stronger in this season of life? Come join us as we discuss health and wellness for the post-menopausal woman through nutrition and physical activity. Bring your questions, and we’ll provide tips and tricks so you can live your best life!
JJ Morales, OTR/L
Myofascial Release: Hands-On Treatment (Sessions 3 & 4)
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. (Individual sessions)
Tracy Southwick, Traditional Naturopath, ND,HHP
Heather Goodwin, MA, HHP
Creating the Life You Desire (Session 2 only)
The Wellbeing, Simplified™ health renovation approach is marked by our 3 Signature R’s: Release, Rejuvenate, Reinvent. During this break out session, we will focus on the last R: REINVENT! Join us to learn how to harness the almost magical art of manifestation. Using a Mind + Body approach, we will teach you a unique exercise that is certain to bring the life you desire within reach.
Jennifer Sabatier (The Greater Mercy Foundation)
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
The Mercy Tree Project and Pilgrimage (Sessions 3 & 4) The Mercy Tree is an embodiment of The Greater Mercy, the illuminated interconnectivity that holds us. The human heart is not meant to bear the burdens of any of the emotions. We are not meant to contain our joy or excitement, but allow it to flow, embracing others in its bliss and enlivening their passion. Carrying our anguish, shame, and anger creates a weight that becomes uncomfortably familiar bringing difficulty to our relationships and lives, and chronic pain and disease to our bodies. The Mercy Tree Project offers and experiential process, grounded in presence, mercy, compassion, and accompaniment, to honor our emotional states, the powerful information they provide, and our connection to The Greater Mercy.