Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating | First Class Dec. 5th

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Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating | First Class Dec. 5th
 Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating

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At the root of good health is a balanced mind and healing diet. When we learn to eat mindfully with awareness of the seasons, how certain foods impact or unique physiology, what, when and how to eat for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption, food can become a meditation. It can be part of our spiritual path rather than a task to rush through on our way to the next item on the list. Food can become medicine to help us heal mind and body rather than a recreational drug that leaves us with feelings of guilt.
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In this 5-part series, participants will develop a deeper mindful eating practice through exploring their own unique physiology, learning about nutrition from an ancient perspective combined with modern science, and gaining new tools to help them respond to stress in healthier ways. While mindful eating can help us reduce stress, learning to relax and let go helps us make more mindful choices.
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Each class will be 90 minutes long and will focus on a different aspect of mindful eating.
Classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Cost includes books and other materials.
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Click on the class names below to register for each class!
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Class #1: Mindful Eating for Happy, Healthy Holidays

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Are you already filled with a mix of happy anticipation and dread when you think about the holidays?
The holiday season can be exhausting as we rush from one activity to the next, caught up in a whirlwind of parties, feasts and shopping. If you are like many people, you’ve already resigned yourself to the fact that you will “fail” when it comes to staying on a healthy path and resolve to make up for it after the New Year. This way of thinking sets us up to failure. Don’t wait until the New Year to start taking care of yourself. Start by learning how to incorporate healing foods and meditative techniques to feel healthy and vibrant throughout the holiday period without feeling deprived.
In this class, you will learn tips and tricks to survive and thrive during the holiday period, including techniques for to help you calm your nervous system throughout the day, avoid overeating, and replace unhealthy, unconscious choices with healthier ones. Healthy holiday recipes and handouts provided.
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Personal Investment: $35 per class/$150 for entire 5 class series. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP.
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Class #2: Light the Fire Within

January 30th
6-7:30pm
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Winter evokes images of snow-covered tree branches and rooftops, crackling fires and steaming cups of hot chocolate. It is also a great time to go within, to reflect, and to learn: a period of gestation that will bear fruit in the spring. It is when our digestion is strongest and therefore most able to handle the heavier foods of winter that keep us warm and give us energy.
In this class, students will learn about how to ensure a strong “digestive fire,” which is necessary for good health, go within to discover what truly motivates them, and explore potential sources of food cravings.
By reflecting on the previous year’s challenges, understanding how to strengthen digestion, and knowing what truly motivates us, we are less likely to veer off of the path of good health.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes
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Nourishing Roots: #3 Detox Your Mind & Body

March 20th
6-7:30pm
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If we live according to the seasons, we naturally drop winter weight during the spring. Spring is a time of cleansing and renewal.
In this class, students will learn about the body’s detoxification processes and how to optimize these pathways by cleansing with whole foods and herbs. We will learn how to keep a food-mood journal and engage in activities that allow us to practice letting go of detrimental emotions while increasing mental clarity and focus.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #4 Stay Cool & Rejuvenate

May 29th
6-7:30pm
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Summer is a time to get our much-needed supply of vitamin D, spend time in nature, and eat fresh fruits and veggies from the Farmer’s market. It’s also a time that we can become overheated and depleted. In fact, many people gain weight during the summer because they are eating the wrong foods and engaging in the wrong kinds of activities for the season.
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In this class, we will learn about cooling foods, how to use this time to restore mind and body, and connect more deeply to nature by deepening our understanding of where our food comes from.
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Cost: $35. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #5 Ground & Strengthen

September 18th
6-7:30pm
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Fall is the favorite season of many. Its vivid colors and crisp cool air are a welcome respite from summer’s heat as we enjoy bonfires and hot apple cider. It is a time to be grateful for the harvest and nature’s bounty. Weather can be unpredictable, fluctuating between mellow warmth and windy cold as nature transitions from summer to winter.
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Our bodies can have a difficult time adapting to these rapid fluctuations, which is why this time can also leave us feeling weak and depleted.
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During this class, we will explore ways to stay calm, centered and grounded, and eat foods that help strengthen us as our bodies prepare for winter.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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About the Facilitator : Jennifer Malins

Jennifer Malins is a life-long teacher, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, and licensed HeartMath® Coach. She is also the author of Soul Destination: 8 Paths to Balance, Consciousness, Inspiration and Freedom. Her practice, Taproot Integrative Health™, focuses on the roots of illness rather than just the symptoms. As an Integrative Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach, Jennifer works with people 1-1 from all over the world via phone. She also works with people locally in small groups and in workshop settings to guide them on their journey to healing.

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