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The Seed Experience

 

Come check us out at this plant-based conference and expo in New York City on August 9th and 10th!

 

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Growing Great Eaters – Building an Adventurous Palate for Your Picky Eater 

Banish meal-time battles one spoonful at a time. Join us for this Picky Eaters workshop for valuable ideas and a supportive dialogue to encourage an adventurous palate – even in the most stubborn of eaters. We’ll cover techniques to introduce new foods and learn about the importance of building a strong relationship between your little one and what’s on their plate. Whole family healthy eating is about to get a little more delicious. 

Wednesday April 9th at 12:30pm
Sprout San Francisco (New York) – 1375 Third Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets)

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 Spring cleaning is not only valuable for your storage unit, it’s a great way to reset your body after a winter of heavy foods and sweet holidays. Fresh springtime produce offers many benefits, from detoxification to weight loss to recalibrating. This class will cover the basics and benefits of seasonal eating: you will leave toting a toolkit of detoxifying, energizing recipes and vegan cooking ideas for a beautifully delicious season. 

 

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It’s tough to call it quits, but ending things with Gluten might open up your health to a whole new world of loveable grains. Come check out this speed dating adventure in gluten-free grains, from coconut flour to almond breadcrumbs, and from sorghum to teff. This interactive class will feature cooking and baking tricks to cover the whole spectrum of gluten-free grains and flours. We will prepare a selection of delicious recipes and cover easy ways to reduce our intake of gluten – and make that gluten break-up just a little easier to take.  

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Blue Monday – the third Monday in January – is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Resolutions dissolve, holiday credit card bills arrive, and cold winter nights seem never-ending. Our hope of achieving or doing can go out the window with one ill-timed pint of ice cream or a glance at the bank statement.

That future self we imagined, the one full to the brim with happiness and ease seems years away. The pitfalls of right now get in the way, obscuring our map to reaching them.

But we can change that. When we cultivate intentions and a positive mindset, we can take on these challenges head-on. Our future self is waiting for us to catch up. When we identify who that person is and what they stand for, we can create a route to reach them.

What would it mean to point our focus towards a bountiful, positive year ahead, one full of potential and positivity that supports us to thrive in the most powerful way possible?

Create Your Best 2014 (and Beyond) is about believing so strongly in what you have the potential to do, that making the choices that get you there is not only intuitive, but easy. 

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Vegan Gluten Free Kitchen: 101

Come check out our inaugural cooking class at the West Side YMCA.

Quaffled by quinoa? Confused by kale? A plant-based, gluten-free kitchen is easier to navigate than you may think! In this workshop, we will cover the basics of stocking your own vegan, wheat-free home and learn some easy recipes to create a versatile foundation for healthy living. Create balanced meals with our featured foods: leafy greens, gluten-free grains, plant-based proteins, and healthy fats, along with spice combinations to please even the most discerning eater. A nutrition talk is included, along with practical demonstrations and hands-on participation. Great for beginners!

West Side YMCA
Thursday November 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
5 West 63rd Street (Just west of Central Park West)
7:00-9:00pm

 

Cultivating Food Sense

growing great eaters imageLearn about the importance of connecting kids with real food and how to develop a curious palate from the beginning. Explore how the interactions between parents, food and children till the soil for lifelong healthy habits. How we talk about food, engage with it, and use it each day begins in babyhood: great habits now can create significant advantage against chronic conditions for a lifetime. 

 

New York Kids Club – Upper West Side
Wednesday October 23rd, 6:30pm
601 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY    
Please contact New York Kids Club at (212) 721-4400 for registration information. 

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Spa Day for Women

Relax, rejuvenate, and support Integral Yoga Institute. Treat yourself to a full-day nurturing experience that has become a beloved Integral Yoga tradition. Yoga, meditation, a yummy vegetarian lunch by Wendy Roberts, personal massage treatments, a 10 percent discount at the Integral Yoga Shop, and more will make this a special day. From the Ground Up will be the featured keynote speaker at 1:00pm with an hour-long talk:

Nuturing Your Happiest Self: Healthy Food and Mindful Eating
When we have a great relationship with food, and we choose foods that work for our unique body, we build a foundation that supports us from within. Mindful, nurturing food choices are a reflection of the value we place on ourselves. Join us for a discussion on the role of food in our lives as women: what it means to be well-fed, nourished, and thriving. Take home some easy ways to confidently choose the foods that will best serve your unique life, one grateful bite at a time.

growing great eaters imageCultivating Food Sense at Land Yoga 

Learn about the importance of connecting kids with real food and how to develop a curious palate from the beginning. Explore how the interactions between parents, food and children till the soil for lifelong healthy habits. How we talk about food, engage with it, and use it each day begins in babyhood: great habits now can create significant advantage against chronic conditions for a lifetime. Kids welcome!

Saturday October 5th, 3:00pm

Fit for All 5k Run

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Come visit us at the wellness fair at the West Side YMCA’s third annual family run! Great family fitness event with all proceeds benefitting programming to target and reduce childhood obesity.

The run begins at 9:00am, with the post-race festivities taking place in Riverside Park immediately afterwards.

Saturday October 5th
Riverside Park 103rd Street Promenade, NYC

Registration at 8:00am
Adult race at 9:00am
Kids’ race at 10:00am

Cultivating a Relationship with Food   

Learn about the importance of connecting kids with real food and how to develop a curious palate from the beginning. Explore how the interactions between parents, food and children till the soil for lifelong healthy habits. How we talk about food, engage with it, and use it each day begins in babyhood: great habits now can create significant advantage against chronic conditions for a lifetime. Kids welcome!

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Decoding Product Labels: Hidden Ingredients in ‘Healthy’ Foods
Be careful not to believe everything you read on a product label. Go behind the catchy buzzwords to learn what’s really in your little one’s food. This workshop will cover easy ways to quickly interpret the information you see on food labels, a nutritional analysis of several popular children’s foods, and provide you with the tools to make informed, healthy selections on your next shopping trip. Bring in any products from home you’d like more information on. Together, we’ll assess the ingredients, allergens, and nutrition facts, and demystify some of the benefits and drawbacks of many common additives to kids’ food.  

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Check us out at “A Day for Your Health” Vegetarian Street Fair, presented by the Integral Yoga Institute and Integral Yoga Natural Foods. 

West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City
August 17th, 11:00am-6:00pm

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Feeding Seedlings: Nutrition for Little Ones
(4-week course for caregivers)

This four week workshop series will focus on creating healthy, balanced snacks and meals for toddlers. In addition to a food demo and recipe takeaway, each week will touch on a different topic, including interpreting food product labels, sugar and kids’ health, plant-based meals, and general principles of nutrition for little ones.

Week 1: Childhood Nutrition 101: macronutrients, finding balance, understanding blood sugar, foods for growth

Week 2: Decoding Product Labels

Week 3: Introducing New Foods (Even to Picky Eaters!)

Week 4: The Food as Reward Trap

Participants will receive a certificate of course completion and take-home resources.

Wednesday June 5, 12, 19, 26
12:00pm-12:45pm
Sprout San Francisco [New York City Location] – 1375 Third Avenue at 79th Street
$160 for 4-week series. $50 for individual class drop-in. 
Kids welcome. 


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(an evening workshop for grown-ups)
When it comes to building a healthy lifelong relationship with food, the habits we establish early on can matter more than the food itself. This one hour workshop will look at how to create open dialogue with children around food beginning with our own ideas of healthful living. Topics will include the ‘food as reward’ trap, finding balance with picky eaters, and positive language for food discussions.  

Monday June 10
6:00pm-7:00pm
Sprout San Francisco [New York City Location] – 1375 Third Avenue at 79th Street
$30. Take-home resources included. 


Healthy-Happy Hour: From Social Heavy to Socia-lite
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Beer and bar food don’t always lead to feeling amazing (but brown rice and kale might not be your idea of a good time). Building good-for-you habits isn’t supposed to restrict your social plans: it’s supposed to support them! This interactive workshop will focus on finding balance in your day-life to aid your nightlife. From decoding menus to determining pre-game hydration, the energy to go all night – and a shorter hangover – may be just a workshop away.

Saturday June 1st
2:00pm
Human@Ease, 31 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
$30. Take-home resources and samples included.

 

Spring Cleaning

Looking for a fresh start for spring – for food, mind, and lifestyle? Come spend some time learning about mindful ways to ‘spring clean’ your fridge and your everyday patterns as we transition into warmer weather. We will look at mindful ways to pack up those winter eating habits and incorporate more clean-foods and springtime-loving practices into your life. Handouts and yummy giveaways included!

Where? Land Yoga at 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City 
When? Monday March 11th from 6:00-7:00pm
How much? Free — just bring your notepad, a pen, and a smile! 

 

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