Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-9PM, Ticketed
The Mindful Eating & Cooking Series: Part One
$40 for 18 Reasons members; $50 for the general public
About the Series
Do you find that you are eating when you aren't hungry? Do you feel there is never enough time to eat a meal without doing something else or let alone make a healthy and satisfying meal? When we bring mindfulness to our moments, we can ascertain what we are feeling and what we need.
Mindful eating is a way to rediscover one of the most pleasurable things we do as human beings. It is also a path to uncovering many wonderful activities going on right under our noses and within our bodies. Mindful eating has the unexpected benefit of helping us tap into our body's natural wisdom and our hearts natural capacity for openness and gratitude.
In this insightful workshop series, you will get back to the basics and develop a greater appreciation for food while building your confidence and creativity in cooking. You will learn the foundations of mindfulness applied, to eating, cooking, and your life. Imagine sitting around a table with a like-minded group. Now close your eyes and really taste an olive. Feel the pop of its skin, the softness of the flesh, the roughness of the pit. Through the simple exercises of mindfulness as it relates to food, you will learn to be satisfied with less not more.
The evidence based tools from the instructor's work in Mindful Eating research will be taught: Hunger awareness, mindful choice, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, and other meditations.
About the Classes
SESSION 1: Intro to India
Embark on a journey to India, where you will learn the basics of cooking with Indian spices and the foundations of mindfulness applied to eating and cooking. Learn how to use indian spices for health and healing with savory recipes.
SESSION 2: Food as Medicine
Want to know the real secret to being healthy and beating disease? Its a diet rich in whole foods such as veggies, fruits and a diet rich in spices. Learn the east asian approach to eating and cooking, which seeks to add balance to our meals, our mind, and our body. You will learn recipes for digestion, boosting immunity, and energizing you to be your best. You will also learn mindfulness techniques to become more stress resilient.
SESSION 3: Moderation is the Key: Comfort Foods
Do you ever feel like food has the control ? Are there certain foods you tell yourself you can't eat or you will eat too much? If so, then its time to take back your power and learn how to enjoy even the most savory treats and dishes in moderation. In this workshop, we will cook up some tasty treats while learning the difference between emotional and physical hunger, be vs. act on desire, and learn how to make mindful choices no matter what food is in front of you. This is a class you will not want to miss!
About the Instructors:
Carley Hauck, MA is the President of Intuitive Wellness where she works as an integrative life coach and wellness consultant. Carley teaches mindfulness as the first step in wellness and specializes in teaching about Mindful Eating. Carley has been teaching classes and workshops on mindfulness and mindful eating for the last 5 years all over the Bay Area and in workplace organizations. Carley is a consultant with UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and has been studying the long term benefits of mindfulness on weight loss and stress. Carley blends her background in nutritional counseling, coaching, cooking, psychotherapy, and mindfulness in this beautiful workshop. Carley is passionate about wellness and healthy eating and writes on these topics and leads various workshops and classes all over the Bay Area www.intuitivelywell.com
Kristin Cole has combined her passion for food, events, and travel into a distinct cooking and teaching philosophy that infuses her cuisine and classes. It was during her time spent in Northern Italian kitchens that she embraced a standard of quality ingredients and simple, rustic dishes prepared with amore. This mindful, loving approach to cooking was further reinforced during her holistic path to wellness and through years of yoga practice and training. Kristin has abandoned precision in the kitchen in favor of using intuition and the sensory experience when handling pure, seasonally driven ingredients. She spends ample time at local farms, curating yoga farm-to-table experiences in a venture called wildsoul.
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