Feeding Healthy Kids Online - BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

If you've been struggling to get your kids to eat all the right stuff in a positive way, but have been a bit stuck on how, I have got you covered! This PLANT BASED, info-packed course is designed for parents who really want to optimize the health of their children, find inspiration in the kitchen, and revamp their kids' diet & habits around food. We will cover all the goods on creating nutrient dense meals & snacks while aiming to keep kids energized, focused, and maintain balanced mood, so that we can be the awesome parents we want to be!!

THIS COURSE WILL COVER:

✔️ Balancing Blood Sugars

✔️ Macronutrient Balance

✔️ Hydration

✔️ All the Goods on Sugar & Food Additives

✔️ Supporting Good Habits & Behaviours

✔️ Intuitive Eating Practices

✔️ Meal & Snack Ideas

✔️ Lunch Packing Tips

✔️ 30+ Plant-Based, Kid Approved Recipes

✔️ 6 Recipe Demo Videos

✔️ Printable Resources: Macronutrient List, Glycemic Index Chart, Plant-Based Proteins, Plant-Based Sources of Calcium, Worksheets for Every Lesson

DON’T MISS OUT! This is a great opportunity to improve the dynamics around food & mealtime in your home, as well as create a foundation of positive eating practices for your kids that will last their entire lives! Balanced Nutrition is a powerful and simple tool that can change problematic behaviours, sleep patterns, mental clarity & focus, as well as prevent long term health problems!

TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN, WE MUST MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!

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Sale ends September 30th! Don’t Miss Out!

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Vegan Athlete

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October 19th, 2019 Fitness Forum
Nelson & District Community Complex, Nelson BC

For instructors looking to move in a more plant-based, vegan direction, or wanting to learn how to work with vegan clients, this class will cover all the basics.  Learn how to maintain and improve strength, endurance, and a healthy body, while incorporating a vegan diet. We will discuss the benefits of vegan food, achieving macronutrient balance, maximizing nutrient absorption and assimilation, and discuss pre and post exercise food combinations. We will also cover nutrient deficiency considerations, specific vegan athlete food lists, as well as nutrient boosters and how to incorporate them. This class will include take home recipes designed for athletic performance as well as a live food demo and tasting!

Class is 90 minutes & includes quick food demo and sample!
Register through the RDCK for fitness professionals: Fitness Forum 2019 Brochure

Foods for Mental Health

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Thursday, November 14th, 6 - 8pm
In Partnership with Kootenay Co-op
Call to Register: (250) 354-4077 ext. 205

What you eat and how you eat can have a direct effect on how your brain ages and how your brain functions. Understanding the mind-body connection, the relationship between stress and mental health, and the affects of inflammation, can greatly increase your chances of maintaining or improving strong brain function and protecting your aging brain. Learn about the strength of specific neuroprotective nutrients for cognitive health and how to choose the right foods and dietary protocols to improve or protect brain function. Live demos, recipes, and meal tastings included.

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20: $20 for Kootenay Coop members only!

$30 for members and $35 for non-members
Includes demonstration, recipe book, snacks, sourdough starter

Gut Rehab

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Thursday, October 17th, 6pm - 8pm
In Partnership with Kootenay Co-op
Call to Register: (250) 354-4077 ext. 205

If you have been struggling with digestive discomfort, brain fog, and a depressed immune system, and are looking for clarity on how to properly improve your own unique digestive function, this class is for you! We will cover popular topics like leaky gut syndrome, the gut-brain connection, the GAPS diet, SIBO, and how to find the right healing protocol for your individual needs. We will discuss the differing stages of healing, how to choose the right supplements, and incorporating powerful, real food ingredients to support long-term gut healing. You will receive protocol guidelines, food and supplement lists, as well as recipes to guide you towards total gut rehab. Live demos and delicious food samples included!

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20: $20 for Kootenay Coop members only!

$30 for members and $35 for non-members
Includes demonstration, recipe book, snacks

Quick Meals & Meal Planning

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 6PM - 8PM
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077 EXT. 205

Struggling with what to make for dinner? Need some help with meal planning, coming up with fresh meal ideas, and minimizing the kitchen demand throughout the week? Join in on a class designed to give you the tools to manage your weeks with less stress and time in the kitchen, and more meal variety & enthusiasm. You will receive meal-planning tips, tools, and templates, lots of weekday meal ideas, take home recipes, watch live demos, and sample some easy & delicious creations that you can get excited about recreating at home.

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20: $20 for Kootenay Coop members only!

$30 for members and $35 for non-members
Includes demonstration, recipe book, snacks

Happy Camper - Plant Based Meals for Camping

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Tiny Lights Festival,
Ymir, BC. June 7 - 9, 2019

Join me during this inspiring & creative weekend of music, artistic exposure, learning, connecting, & relaxing!

Learn how to make delicious, plant-based, nutritionally-dense meals, all designed for camping. This is a 1-hour, in the kitchen workshop where we will cover meal planning & prep for camping, nutritional teachings: nutrient-density, plant-based eating, macronutrient balance & positive eating habits, AND you will enjoy a live recipe demo with yummy samplings!
Here’s where you can also purchase my HAPPY CAMPER Pocket Book Recipe Collection, with over 25 delicious plant-based recipes for you to experiment with and indulge in all summer long!
Recipe Books are $20ea and will also be available at the Merch Tent! - Copies are limited!!
All ages welcome!

Teen Culinary Intensive

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Thursday & Friday, July 25th & 26th, 10am - 3pm
Kootenay Kids Kitchen, 312 Silica St. Nelson BC

Do you have a teen that’s ready for a next level culinary experience?
Would you love for your teen to learn some awesome plant-based meal skills to set them up for years of whole foods eating & kitchen creating?
This is a 2-day intensive for teens ages 13+ who are keen to spend some time in the kitchen learning about real food, nutrition, plant-based style alternatives, vegan options, and experience some hands-on hours chopping, tossing, cooking, baking, and creating! Prepare your teens to go home armed with piles of high quality recipes, inspiration to create their own meal combinations & recipes, and with some higher level kitchen skills that may help them find culinary work in the future.
Let’s make some amazing food together!
Only 6 spots available!
Note: Class must be full in order to run.
Total Cost: $135, INCLUDES: Recipe Books, Meals & Snacks Each Day + Take Home Extras 😋

Kids Summer Cooking Camp

JULY 16 - 19, 10AM-1PM

Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica St. Nelson, BC

Kids ages 9-12
Maximum 8 Participants

Total Cost: $135

Come play in the kitchen! This is an action packed 4-day kids camp for up and coming chefs who love to create and learn all about food. Each day will include the preparation of both a snack and lunch, nutrition tips and activities, healthy eating practices, and lots of delicious food! We will be using as many local and organic ingredients as possible with the goal of educating kids about real, whole foods. We will develop kitchen skills while exploring conversations about how what we eat affects how we function. Kids will go home each day with healthy food in their bellies, new skill sets for the kitchen, and recipes to recreate at home.


Plant Based Cooking for Wildflower Kids

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH @ WILDFLOWER KITCHEN, 12PM - 3PM
REGISTER WITH ME DIRECTLY

Do you have a young culinary enthusiast in your home who would love to learn more skills in the kitchen? During this 3-hour, in-the-kitchen workshop, kids will measure, chop, and follow recipes together to create a delicious, plant based meal. We will talk about the benefits of Plant Based Eating, choosing real, whole food ingredients, and how to convert recipes and read food labels.  Kids will practice measurement, cooking and chopping skills, and go home with several recipes to recreate in your kitchen. Send me your young chefs for an afternoon of food, fun, and creation!

Cost: $40 per child
Only 8 Spots Available
Ages 10+
For inquiries about kids just outside of this age range, please contact me directly

Little Chefs

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Ages 0 - 6 with Parents
Every Thursday during the month of April, 9:30am - 11am.
Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica St. Nelson, BC
Drop in - FREE

If your looking for healthy food, kitchen inspiration and for something fun to do with your little one, JOIN US every or any Thursday morning during the month of April! This series is a fun, playgroup style, class with good food, activities for the kids, nutritional guidance, in-kitchen recipe demos for parents, and take home recipes for you to recreate your own way. Each class will have a different theme and hands-on help to keep the little ones entertained while we make and share food together.
No commitments necessary, just drop in!
Hope to see you there!

Women's Embody Retreat

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“I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.”
Emma Watson

Are you tired of not feeling good enough, beautiful enough, talented enough, smart enough, strong enough?
Are you ready to feel worthy?
To finally embrace and love yourself fully?
To feel beautiful just how you are...


🦋 Embrace Your Beauty
🦋 Step into the Divine Feminine
🦋 Honour & Deepen Your Relationship with Your Body


Experience Rejuvenating Yoga Practices, Expressive Dance & Empowering Boudoir Photography.
Eat Outrageously Delicious Plant-Based Meals, Practice Mindful Eating, Body Positivity, and Guided Sharing Circles.

Leave refreshed, nourished, and take with you new ways to be in relationship with your body.

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Your INVESTMENT Includes:


🦋 A 2 nights stay @ The Sentinel Retreat Centre in Kaslo (value $400)
🦋 Amazing Plant-Based Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch + 2 Dinners, Including Food Demos & Take Home Recipes (value $400/person)
🦋 A Private Forest Boudoir Photography Session, Complete with Make Up Styling (value $400)
🦋 3 Rejuvenating Yoga Sessions
🦋 Nutritional Guidance, Intuitive Eating Practices, & Body Positivity Workshop (Invaluable!!)
🦋 Private Nutritional Consult (value $120) + Personalized Program Offer
🦋 Express & Release Dance Party
(Oh yeah!!)
🦋 Sacred Circles & New Moon Hot Tub Ceremony (You will never forget!)

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I am STRONG, I am BEAUTIFUL, I am ENOUGH.

About Your Facilitators:

Drea Phoenix, Yoga Teacher & Owner Radiant Wild Yoga Retreats

Drea has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She completed her Teacher Training at the Byron Bay Yoga Centre in Australia in 2006 and has been teaching ever since. Drea’s classes can be described as dynamic & challenging yet nurturing. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, prenatal and Yin yoga. She is passionate about Yoga and sharing her knowledge to empower others in body, mind and soul. Drea is a certified 500 hr Yoga Teacher and Registered with Yoga Alliance. Read more about Drea here.





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Cindy Spratt, Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Culinary Nutriton, Eating Psychology & Eating Disorder Recovery

It’s simple: I want to help you reunite with food in a way that makes you feel great, inspires better health, and nurtures your soul.
I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, an Eating Psychology Counsellor and a graduate of the Culinary Nutrition Expert program. I am a wife and mother, an avid cook, a cancer survivor, a dancer & distance runner, and a bit of a country bumkin.
As a RHN, my approach to health intertwines what I know and love about nutrition with eating psychology, body image healing, and culinary passion.
Read more about Cindy here.

May 3rd - 5th @ The Sentinel Retreat Centre, Kaslo, BC
View the Retreat Centre Here
Register Soon as spots are limited!

Positive Body Talk - 2nd Session

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We had so much to talk about and much more material to cover in our first session, that we decided to continue the discussion! (I don't have a date set yet for a 3rd, but it is my intention to run another class early June :) )

Don't worry if you missed the first class, join in at any time, on this powerful, transformative conversation & connect with other women, parents, educators, and come together on a subject that deserves our attention!

If you are a parent/woman/teacher/educator that has concerns about how to raise children with a positive body image and relationship with food,
THIS IS A WORKSHOP FOR YOU!

Body image distortion & dysfunctional eating, both continue to greatly affect our growing children, their self-esteem & decision making, their overall health, and respect for the body. In this 3 hour workshop, we will explore this intricate relationship between developing kids and food & body, how to talk to them about this relationship, and how to recognize signs of struggle. We will discuss dietary habits, the affect of social media and mainstream marketing, self-esteem, and intuitive eating practices. We will explore the role of Mind-Body Nutrition, as well as cover topics such as dieting, toxic dietary beliefs, fear foods, guilt & shame, and language. The goal is to provide parents with practical tools to apply and support positive positive body image & food relationships in our young ones. Workshop will include informational handouts, discussion, in-class exercise, dietary focus, and suggestive homework. Snacks & tea provided.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

✔️Increasing awareness of the role body image plays with self-esteem and mental and physical health
✔️Understanding our role as parents
✔️Increased understanding of internal and external influences that help shape one’s body image
✔️Exploration of the correlation between media trends and body concerns
✔️Recognizing signs of low self-esteem, negative body image, and food dysfunction
✔️Providing practical tools to help our kids understand risks, media messaging, social pressures, and seeking support
✔️Supporting one another as parents

Sunday, May 5th, 9am - 12pm
Central School (Wildflower), 811 Stanley St, Nelson BC
$25/person




Nourish + Nurture

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Building Positive Relationships with Food & Body

4 week course, every Thursday, Jan. 17th – Feb. 7th , 6 – 8pm
@ Manistone Wellness Centre, Nelson BC

 In this 4 Part Workshop Series, we will explore and deepen the relationship with food and body. We will introduce Mind-Body Nutrition exercises and Intuitive Eating Practices as well as cover topics such as fear foods, body image, guilt & shame, chronic dieting, toxic dietary beliefs, and language. There will be offerings of guidance and support throughout each session with in-class work-shopping & exercises, as well as homework assignments to explore.  The goal is to provide practical tools and exercises to bring awareness and healing to past, current, and future issues with food & body, while learning how to integrate positive food relationships into our present lives. Each workshop will include informational handouts, discussion, in-class exercise, dietary focus, and suggestive homework. Snacks & tea also provided.

 



Feel Good Holiday Treats

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Private Workshop Offering in Ymir:
Saturday, December 8th, 10am - 12pm
Contact me soon to Register!

Kootenay Coop, Nelson, BC - FULL
Saturday, December 1st, 10am – 12pm
$30 for members/$35 for non-members
Classes fill quickly, call to register: (250) 354-4077

Let the Holiday Madness Begin!!

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For sweet lovers of all kinds, this workshop introduces a new style of easy, crazy good Christmas goodies! Packed with nutritional benefits, mood enhancers, and blood sugar stabilizers, these treats are designed to make you feel good about your sweet consumption this holiday season. We will discuss the use of beneficial ingredients, how to swap out refined foods with better options, and how to boost your treats with health enhancing super foods. All recipes are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free, and are designed so that you can take them home and replicate them easily, providing healthy goodies for your family and friends throughout the holidays. Gather some friends, bring an appetite, a pen, and some sweet treat enthusiasm!

Interested in hosting a workshop?
Contact me through Facebook
Or Call: (250) 551-1343

Everything Candida

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 10am - 12pm
@ KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077

Do you suffer from sugar cravings, headaches, digestive discomfort, skin disorders, brain fog, mood swings, or have trouble losing weight? Candida overgrowth has become a widespread issue in the last decade, contributing to rises in obesity, chronic fatigue, degenerative diseases and autoimmune conditions. Most of us are symptomatic to varying degrees, but no matter the extent to which you suffer, the candida protocol has benefits for everyone! This workshop is all about candida: causes, identification, trouble shooting, dietary recommendations & maintenance. We will cover the entire protocol: food lists, treatment strategies, and specific dietary recommendations including a 7-day meal plan and tons of recipes. Join us for a great info session, live demos & delicious food tastings!

Gut Rehab

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THURSDAY, MAY 2ND, 6pm - 8pm
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077 EXT. 205

If you have been struggling with digestive discomfort, brain fog, and a depressed immune system, and are looking for clarity on how to properly improve your own unique digestive function, this class is for you! We will cover popular topics like leaky gut syndrome, the gut-brain connection, the GAPS diet, SIBO, and how to find the right healing protocol for your individual needs. We will discuss the differing stages of healing, how to choose the right supplements, and incorporating powerful, real food ingredients to support long-term gut healing. You will receive protocol guidelines, food and supplement lists, as well as recipes to guide you towards total gut rehab. Live demos and delicious food samples included!

Food & The Emotional Connection

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Kootenay Coop, Nelson BC
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 11:30am
$15/person
Classes fill quickly, call to register: (250) 354-4077

If you eat, this workshop is for you! Are you curious about the connection between our relationship with food and our emotions? Have you noticed that you have emotional triggers when it comes to making food choices? This workshop is designed to shed light on our emotional and psychological relationship with food and offer insight into common struggles, their potential meaning, and offer supportive practices towards a positive relationship with food. If you are looking to expand your understanding of food and emotion, or you know someone who could use support, come learn and contribute to this interactive gathering and find inspiration to improve and transform your emotional relationship with food.

Classes fill quickly, call to register: (250) 354-4077


Eating For Cancer Prevention

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Salmo Valley Community Centre
Thursday, October 18th, 6pm – 8pm
Pre-registration required. $30/person (250) 357-0121

Kootenay Coop, Nelson, BC
Thursday, November 29th, 6pm – 8pm
$30 for members/$35 for non-members
Classes fill quickly, call to register (250) 354-4077

Whether you have had cancer, have lost someone to cancer, or are watching a loved one battle cancer, we have all had cancer in our lives. There is great power in prevention; in the peace of mind that comes with knowing we can do something about it and are capable of being proactive in protecting our families.

This 2-hour workshop will cover key strategies for how to create a diet specifically geared towards preventing the development of cancer. We will have an in-depth look at the role of antioxidants, acid-alkaline balance in the body, water, nutrient intakes, supplements, and immune boosters. You will receive recommended food lists, a shopping guide, a sample meal plan, delicious tastings, AND go home armed with fantastic recipes designed specifically to stop cancel cells in their tracks!

Valentines Desserts

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 10AM - 12PM
@ KOOTENAY CO-OP
TO REGISTER CALL: (250) 354-4077

Just in time for Valentines Day, come experience all the sweetness of dessert without the downfalls of sugar overload! In addition to outrageous delicious intensity, real food desserts are made up of whole, unprocessed ingredients, are nutrient dense, and entirely satisfying for the body. Learn how to use specific ingredients and kitchen techniques, trouble shoot allergies, swap out refined ingredients, and discover the wonderful health benefits that are in it for you. We will discuss how to replicate some of your favourite desserts in a healthful way and how to come up with your own unique creations at home to make your Valentines Day extra special. Live demos, amazing recipes, and tasty samplings!

Weeknight Vegan

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Kootenay Coop, Nelson BC - FULL
Saturday, October 27th, 10am – 12pm
$30 for members/$35 for non-members

If you are looking to incorporate more vegan styles into your life, but need some weeknight motivation, this class is for you! Join me and gather simple & exciting weeknight meal ideas, receive meal planning tips and guidelines, and of course, go home with an armful of new recipes! Start your Fall season prepared for variety and ease throughout the week; vegan-inspired, and in glowing health!

Classes fill quickly, call to register: (250) 354-4077