NOURISH: a new series
Sep
8
to Dec 15

NOURISH: a new series

Luka Symons (of Good Food + You) is a dynamic teacher of practical nourishment who allows real food to be the most exciting experience.

Michelle Crawford (of The Lotus Garden) is a heart-centred Certified Yoga Instructor deeply rooted in compassion and joy.

Together they invite you to a 6 week class that nourishes your mind, body and spirit.

*This class series has two full sessions of registrants already. New series announced later in the fall.

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Set Your Heart Free - A workshop to living life wholeheartedly
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Set Your Heart Free - A workshop to living life wholeheartedly

A full weekend of workshops for living life Wholeheartedly. You’ll work with a variety of tools in the physical, mental and emotional realms to gently ease you back into whole hearted living. Head Big Heart Cindy Winther has brought together a chosen group of 6 beautiful soul filled presenters who will guide you over the course of the two days to your own wisdom and knowledge and your path to Open Heartedness.

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The VITALITY Sessions: BRAIN
Oct
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

The VITALITY Sessions: BRAIN

Interested in keeping a keen mind as you age? Perhaps someone in your circle has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative cognitive condition, and you are curious as to how best support them. Brain fog or memory issues plaguing you?

This class is for you.

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The VITALITY Sessions: HEART
Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

The VITALITY Sessions: HEART

Interested in keeping heart disease and strokes at bay? Cholesterol levels a bit too high at last check? High blood pressure worries keep you up at night?

This class is for you.

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The VITALITY Sessions: BONES
Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

The VITALITY Sessions: BONES

Worried about bone density? Aches and pains in your joints starting to get the best of you? Confused about all of this talk about calcium, not sure how to best keep your bones strong?

This class is for you.

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Beet Kvass Demo, and Free Fermentation Festival!
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Beet Kvass Demo, and Free Fermentation Festival!

  • The Makers and Growers Guild Public Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be demonstrating how to make your own beet kvass, and talking about some of the benefits of fermentation. It's a full day Fermentation Festival in Beautiful Black Diamond. 

More information by clicking on the image above.

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Intro to GoodFoods #1: The Basics.
Jun
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #1: The Basics.

It seems the ‘rules’ surrounding food are changing all the time; it’s hard to know what is good information, and what is just a passing fad in the wellness world. How best to navigate the information out there?

This two hour primer is a great place to start.

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Intro to GoodFoods #5: Eating for Nutrient Density
May
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #5: Eating for Nutrient Density

This fifth and final class in the series Intro to GoodFoods zeroes in on the concepts behind nutrient density. What is it? Why do we need it? How do we make it easy and accessible? How can we make it delicious?

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Intro to GoodFoods #5: Eating for Nutrient Density
May
3
9:00am 9:00am

Intro to GoodFoods #5: Eating for Nutrient Density

This fifth and final class in the series Intro to GoodFoods zeroes in on the concepts behind nutrient density. What is it? Why do we need it? How do we make it easy and accessible? How can we make it delicious?

THIS IS A PRIVATE CLASS.

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Intro to GoodFoods #4: The Benefits of Fermented Foods
Apr
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #4: The Benefits of Fermented Foods

Join me, local Holistic Nutrition Practitioner Luka Symons for a discussion on the benefits of fermented foods as we relay it to human history. We will also find out where to get these foods, and address how to safely start incorporating them in your day's meals. All of this, while we get our hands dirty making our very own batch of homemade sauerkraut. In attending this presentation, you will leave armed with knowledge and smarts, notes and recipes and practical ways to incorporate these foods in your every day regime.

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Women's Health Open House
Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Women's Health Open House

This is a short workshop for anyone from beginner to super-foodie. It’s about reducing inflammation, defeating the blood sugar beast and balancing hormones. Let’s talk GOOD FATS for women’s health! 

All part of a full day Open House at The Light Cellar on Bowness Rd in the NW. Absolutely free to everyone, no need to R.S.V.P.

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Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast
Apr
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast

Is 'hangry' a word in your daily vocabulary?
Can't say no to the pastry tray in the lunch room?
Think everyone else also starts their day with 10 cups of coffee?
Get the 'shakes' between meals on a regular basis?
Wake up in the middle of the night hungry, craving snacks?
Find you're having to resort to another cup of coffee mid-afternoon to help get your energy back up?
Recently diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes and not sure where to go next?
Someone tell you recently to watch out for Metabolic Syndrome?
Feel your life is kinda high-stakes, or your stress levels keep going through the roof?

Answered yes to at least one of these questions? Then have I got the workshop for you.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.

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Intro to GoodFoods #6: The Gut and GoodFood Lab (a day in the kitchen)
Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

Intro to GoodFoods #6: The Gut and GoodFood Lab (a day in the kitchen)

So you're new to the idea of cooking from scratch. Or new to the idea of how good food can really be of service. Or wanting to up the ante when it comes to food prep in your home. Maybe you're curious to learn some new tricks in the kitchen in order to support optimal health; perhaps you're intimidated by all that's out there and not sure of how to transfer this knowledge in to your hands and heart.

This full day cooking feast is the day for you then, my sweet.

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Intro to GoodFoods #3: Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts + Seeds + Beans + Grains + Legumes
Mar
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #3: Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts + Seeds + Beans + Grains + Legumes

Join me, Luka Symons for a workshop on the benefits of soaking your morsels of goodness. We'll explore the difference between soaking, sprouting and even fermenting the nuts, seeds, pulses and grains and talk about which is best in which scenario. No need for special equipment here! I will demonstrate how to go about making this a do-able task (batch prep, anyone?) and why you want to start properly preparing and activating your nuts, seeds, lentils, beans and grains in order to best prepare them for ease of digestion and increased assimilation of the super nutrients found within. We are unlocking their power, you could say.

For full event information including tickets, click on the image to the left.

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Intro to GoodFoods #1: The Basics
Mar
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #1: The Basics

It seems the ‘rules’ surrounding food are changing all the time; it’s hard to know what is good information, and what is just a passing fad in the wellness world. How best to navigate the information out there?

This two hour primer is a great place to start.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.

Click on the image for full workshop information, or to get in touch if you are interested in hosting a similar class for your group.

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Intro to GoodFoods #2: Navigating Fats.
Feb
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #2: Navigating Fats.

Have you heard the good news? Fats are GOOD. In fact, fats are NECESSARY and INTEGRAL to optimal health.

In this one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A, Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and local foodie Luka Symons will be helping you navigate through the information on Why Fats are Good, which ones to choose, which ones to omit from your diet and recommendations on how to include the good guys in your every day meal plan. Your heart called; it says THANKS.

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Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Grains + Legumes
Feb
15
9:00am 9:00am

Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Grains + Legumes

Join me, Luka Symons for a workshop on the benefits of soaking your morsels of goodness. We'll explore the difference between soaking, sprouting and even fermenting the nuts, seeds, pulses and grains and talk about which is best in which scenario. No need for special equipment here! I will demonstrate how to go about making this a do-able task (batch prep, anyone?) and why you want to start properly preparing and activating your nuts, seeds, lentils, beans and grains in order to best prepare them for ease of digestion and increased assimilation of the super nutrients found within. We are unlocking their power, you could say.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.

For full event information, click on the image to the left.

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Taming the Inflammation Dragon
Feb
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Taming the Inflammation Dragon

Inflammation contributes to many an ailment in today's society; it is a part of the picture with most chronic diseases, and has been linked to ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, skin eruptions, chronic joint pain like arthritis and simpler things like tendonitis or muscle pain. There is indication that inflammation may have a part to play in nervous system imbalances like anxiety and depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is just scratching at the surface.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.

Click on the image at left for full workshop information.

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Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast
Jan
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast

Is 'hangry' a word in your daily vocabulary?
Can't say no to the pastry tray in the lunch room?
Think everyone else also starts their day with 10 cups of coffee?
Get the 'shakes' between meals on a regular basis?
Wake up in the middle of the night hungry, craving snacks?
Find you're having to resort to another cup of coffee mid-afternoon to help get your energy back up?
Recently diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes and not sure where to go next?
Someone tell you recently to watch out for Metabolic Syndrome?
Feel your life is kinda high-stakes, or your stress levels keep going through the roof?

Answered yes to at least one of these questions? Then have I got the workshop for you.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.

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Foods for Aging Well – how nutrition can best support a keen mind and ensure vitality as we age
Jan
17
11:00am11:00am

Foods for Aging Well – how nutrition can best support a keen mind and ensure vitality as we age

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and hopefully something we all get to experience. As our life expectancy has nearly doubled over this last century, this gives us all an opportunity to take charge of our own health and make those choices to ensure our body, mind and spirit are in good working order, now and in our later years. The foods we choose can have a tremendous impact on our vitality, providing our bodies with the nutrients necessary for a keen mind, healthy joints, and a happy heart. Science is now saying while genetics play a big part in how you will age, the choices you make in your day to day life have a much bigger impact on not only the quality of life, but also the quantity.

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Intro to GoodFoods #1: Basic Concepts
Jan
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Intro to GoodFoods #1: Basic Concepts

It seems the ‘rules’ surrounding food are changing all the time; it’s hard to know what is good information, and what is just a passing fad in the wellness world. How best to navigate the information out there?

This three hour primer is a great place to start.

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Balancing Moods + Supporting Anxiety
Nov
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Balancing Moods + Supporting Anxiety

Join me, Luka Symons, local C.H.N. Holistic Nutritionist to explore how the foods we eat and whether or not our digestion is up to snuff can have a big impact on our moods, and may contribute to feelings of anxiety. At this workshop, we will go over some simple additions to your daily regimen, talk about balancing hormones which will go miles in supporting an improvement in moods. I will demonstrate how to make your own fermented dilly carrots at home, in order to best support a happy gut (which will contribute to a more balanced you!). We will finish with a discussion on lifestyle recommendations that will best support you so that you are able to be your most sparkly self.

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Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Defeat the Blood Sugar Beast

Is 'hangry' a word in your daily vocabulary?
Can't say no to the pastry tray in the lunch room?
Think everyone else also starts their day with 10 cups of coffee?
Get the 'shakes' between meals on a regular basis?
Wake up in the middle of the night hungry, craving snacks?
Find you're having to resort to another cup of coffee mid-afternoon to help get your energy back up?
Recently diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes and not sure where to go next?
Someone tell you recently to watch out for Metabolic Syndrome?
Feel your life is kinda high-stakes, or your stress levels keep going through the roof?

Answered yes to at least one of these questions? Then have I got the workshop for you.

Click on the image for full workshop information, including ticket information.

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Benefits of Fermented Foods
Oct
29
9:00am 9:00am

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Join me, local Holistic Nutritionist Luka Symons for a morning discussion on the benefits of fermented foods as we relay it to human history. We will also find out where to get these foods, and address how to safely start incorporating them in your day's meals. All of this, while I demonstrate how to make your very own batch of homemade sauerkraut. In attending this presentation, you will leave armed with knowledge and smarts, notes and recipes and practical ways to incorporate these foods in your every day regime.

Click on the image for full workshop information, including tickets.

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PRIVATE CLASS - Dilly Carrots
Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

PRIVATE CLASS - Dilly Carrots

Mmm. Carrot sticks meet dill pickles. This is a sure-fire hit with the littles in your life, and the big ones too. Or rather, the 'littles' inside the big people. Dilly carrots are a delicious probiotic-rich way to reap the benefits of the harvest the season.

THIS IS A PRIVATE CLASS. 

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Taming the Inflammation Dragon
Oct
15
9:00am 9:00am

Taming the Inflammation Dragon

Constructive changes to your daily routine to help keep the beast at bay and ensure optimal health.

Inflammation contributes to many an ailment in today's society; it is a part of the picture with most chronic diseases, and has been linked to ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, skin eruptions, chronic joint pain like arthritis and simpler things like tendonitis or muscle pain. There is indication that inflammation may have a part to play in nervous system imbalances like anxiety and depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is just scratching at the surface.

Click on the image at left for full workshop information, including ticket information.

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You Are What You Assimilate
Oct
2
12:00pm12:00pm

You Are What You Assimilate

Why good digestion is critical to good health.

You know the old saying "You are what you eat"? Well, as it turns out it's more "You are what you assimilate". Improving your digestion is one of the key components of supporting your body through the work it needs to do in order to increase both quantity but especially quality of life. It is a cornerstone of my practice as a Holistic Nutritionist.

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Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts, Seeds, Grains, Beans, Legumes: soaking, activating, sprouting and fermenting
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Optimizing Nutrition from Nuts, Seeds, Grains, Beans, Legumes: soaking, activating, sprouting and fermenting

Join me, Luka Symons for an afternoon workshop on the benefits of soaking your morsels of goodness. We'll explore the difference between soaking, sprouting and even fermenting the nuts, seeds, pulses and grains and talk about which is best in which scenario. No need for special equipment here! I will demonstrate how to go about making this a do-able task (batch prep, anyone?) and why you want to start properly preparing and activating your nuts, seeds, lentils, beans and grains in order to best prepare them for ease of digestion and increased assimilation of the super nutrients found within. We are unlocking their power, you could say.

For full event information including tickets, click on the image to the left.

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Taming the Inflammation Dragon
Jul
30
3:30pm 3:30pm

Taming the Inflammation Dragon

Taming the Inflammation Dragon – constructive changes to your daily routine to help keep the beast at bay and ensure optimal health

Part of a Customer Community Celebration, free talks and workshops from 10-6 Saturday and Sunday, July 30/31 at The Light Cellar on Bowness Road. Click on the image for full details!

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