Wednesday, February 18
Note: This program is being offered as an afternoon or evening program for your convenience.
Facilitator: Karen Radtke
This is an online ZOOM class! Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.
This program includes a short description of how Covid and other viruses spread, how Covid invades the respiratory system, how a whole food nutrient dense diet helps strengthen the immune system, and what natural strategies you can use to boost immunity. There will also be a brief overview about the supplements that are recommended by the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Register by: 2/17
Wednesday, March 3
Facilitator: Rhonda Torossian
This class is IN-PERSON or ONLINE (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. In-person class is limited to 6 people – masks and social distancing required.
Feeling good and motivated is a prerequisite for optimal cognitive function. Is there a magic pill that will solve all your problems? Adaptogens are substances, such as herbs and mushrooms, that increase the body’s ability to cope with stress and fatigue. When we are stressed our adrenals pump out adrenaline and cortisol. This can be helpful in the short-term but over the long-term can be damaging. Adaptogens respond to our body’s systems help restore balance, manage stress and keep our hormones in check. If you have been considering taking an adaptogen, or just looking to learn more about adaptogen, then this is the class for you. Rhonda Torossian will be leading a run down on how adaptogens work and the health benefits they offer.
To follow up we will make our own adaptogen nutballs! Adaptogen Nutballs are a fun way to get a daily adaptogen boost and are super yummy! (Ingredient list will be sent with your confirmation for those attending by Zoom)
Register by: 03/01
Wednesday, March 10
This class is held at Womanspace and online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. In-person class size is limited to 6 – masks and social distancing required.
Brain health, brain power, longevity, neuroprotection, inflammation reduction, mind expansion … What’s not worth knowing better when it comes to brain health? Join us for this crash course in Brain Health & Nootropics. From physiology to the gut brain, neurotransmitters and nootropics, learn the herbs, supplements, foods and tactics for boosting brain power. In this class, participants will learn about the health benefits and safety considerations of ashwagandha, reishi, rhodiola, schizandra, lion’s mane, bacopa, turmeric, garlic, sage, and cinnamon, to name just a few of nature’s broad apothecary.
Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:
• Describe adaptogens and nootropics
• Note at least two nootropic plants or mushrooms
• Have a good understanding where nootropics can be found
Register by: 03/08
Wednesday, March 17
This class is held in-person and online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. In-person class limited to 6 people – masks and social distancing required.
Have you noticed there is a lot of information floating around now, about increasing gut health with fermented foods? Do you have concerns about your gut health, or the gut health of a family member? Not knowing where to being can prevent you from ever starting. This workshop is all about going back to how our grandmothers did things. You will learn:
Some basic knowledge about your immune health and the roll probiotics play. You will be equipped with the information necessary to begin fermenting your very own high-potency probiotics immediately. (Ingredient list for Kimchi will be sent with your confirmation for those on Zoom.)
Register by: 03/15
Wednesday, March 24
This class is held in-person and online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. In-person class size limited to 6 — masks and social distancing required.
Do you avoid dairy? Have you found the choices of non-dairy cheese to leave you feeling disappointed? In this class you will learn how to make your very own fermented nut cheese that has that zig that you have been missing in your store-bought vegan cheese. We will do a variety of flavors. Find out how delicious vegan cheese can be. You will leave with the knowledge of why fermenting is an excellent way to build a strong immune system and should be part of any healthy diet.
Register by: 03/22
Wednesday, March 31
Register by: 03/29
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