I’ll be laser focusing on digestion and food in this series of workshops. Good digestion is key to good health. Even if you feel you eat well, I’m sure you’ll agree there’s always room for improvement.
We begin with some basics about digestion and how Ayurveda views it. Irregular eating schedule, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea are considered serious issues. I often have clients who take a variety of supplements to calm their digestive system when the real issue is changing their food choices. If you view food as medicine, you can make a positive difference in addressing a variety of issues ranging from dry skin to arthritis. You’ll learn a simple, balancing formula you can follow when planning meals.
Cost is $80 (includes cost of all ingredients) – If you sign up before January 20th you can save $10 (early incentive cost is $70).
To register, contact Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will confirm that you got one of the spots (there is a limit of 8 attendees). Should this series fill up, Donna will put you on the list for the next one (Tentatively- February/March timeframe).
Part 1 - The Fundamentals & Benefits of the Ayurvedic Diet
Friday, April 13, 2018 – 10:30am-12:30pm)
We know that it is important to our health to eat fresh and nourishing food. But did you know that your digestive ﬁre must be strong to process that food and extract its nutrients? If you ﬁnd yourself eating without feeling hungry or skipping meals, this is an indicator that your digestive ﬁre is low. Stoking that ﬁre is the goal of Ayurveda because our very lives depend on the efﬁcient processing and ability to absorb the food we eat. Learn how to determine the current condition of your digestive ﬁre and how to improve it. This will be a lecture/discussion format.
Part 2 - Introduction to Ayurvedic Meal Planning I
Friday, April 20, 2018 – 10:30am-noon
Food can be the medicine that heals the mind, body, and soul or the cause of disease. Key to healthy eating is meal planning. Learn how to prepare simple ayurvedic meals which are fresh, tasty, healing and sustainable. Understand the food we eat is either augmenting or extracting and the importance of having both. We will discuss the medicinal quality of herbs and spices and how they add zest to your meals and rejuvenation to your life. You will be given the opportunity to taste common kitchen herbs.
Part 3 - Introduction to Ayurvedic Meal Planning II
Saturday, April 21 – 10:30am – 1:00pm
Enjoy an eye-opening introduction to using spices in your cooking to facilitate digestion and perk up simple meals that can be made in 60 minutes or less. We will cook a healthy and delicious meal together and then enjoy the fruits of our labor.