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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 2: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 9: Elimination Diets, Omegas & Sleep: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. We will also go over omega 3 vs. 6 and why getting enough sleep is key. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 16: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 23: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 2- October 23, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Nutritional Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Dr. Michelle Bean Fasting is a healing modality that has been used since before the written word. It is only in the past 60 years with the introduction of major marketing efforts by the big food industries and 24 hour mini markets that we have lost sight of fasting as a natural tool for health. The quickest and most efficient method for losing fat and decreasing inflammation is to stop eating (periodically) or reducing your carbohydrate intake. Come learn about my Nutritional Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting .. About the Instructor: Dr. Michelle Bean has been guiding people through the ketogenic diet and fasting protocols and has developed an efficient fat-burning starter protocol that includes two weeks of Ketogenic dieting followed by a 3-7 day fast. The fast is optional and can certainly be an intermittent fast.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

All Stores

After Party on the Green

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Gourmet Grazing on the Green After Party

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Spinal Health: Is Your Headache a Pain in the Neck?

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Dr. Michelle Bean It is estimated that approximately 90 percent of Americans have experienced a headache at some point in their lives. Headaches have been categorized into different types, the most common being tension headaches and migraines.  Much of scientific research has been dedicated to looking for an underlying cause of headaches and, throughout this endeavor, has lead to overwhelming evidence that the pain experienced as a “headache” may NOT be due to any problems occurring in the head, but rather a problem occurring within the structures of the upper neck. Join Dr. Bean and come learn to see if your headache could be a real pain in your neck. About the Instructor: Dr. Michelle Bean is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a spinal health expert. She has been treating people with low force and gentle spinal care for 13 years. 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Get Your Energy Back! How to Feel Great, & Have Unstoppable Health!

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Licensed Nutritionist Rebecca Hazleton In this one hour wellness lecture, you will learn: ·  THE CAUSES OF LOW ENERGY ·  3 KEYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY ·  TOOLS THAT CAN HELP YOU TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL ·  FREE GIFT TO HELP YOU FEEL GREAT AND HAVE UNSTOPPABLE HEALTH! About the Instructor: Rebecca is a licensed nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner who works with people whose symptoms have stopped them from living fully. She helps them regain their health so they can feel great and love life again.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 2: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 9: Elimination Diets, Omegas & Sleep: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. We will also go over omega 3 vs. 6 and why getting enough sleep is key. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 16: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 23: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 2- October 23, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

With Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and subject provided. All you have to do is reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia cultivated her creative side with colored pencils and has only recently branched out to watercolor, a new and exciting medium. She loves using her images to illustrate the nutrition education handouts she makes. You can find her on social media at madias_sketchbook on instagram!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga and Self Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$18.00

Wah! is a legend in the yoga music world and in this all ages yoga class she combines postures, breathing and self-healing techniques to help you access better health.  Wah! sings live for deep relaxation at the end of class. Learn more at: www.wahmusic.com

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Learn why eating a plant-based diet is best for all living on this beautiful planet. About Sandi: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Achieving Sound Sleep

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Did you know, adequate sleep is just as essential as proper nutrition in maintaining your health? Come to this one-hour nutrition session to find out which foods, supplements and daily habits will help you snooze. Please sign up in advance to hold your spot- these classes fill up fast! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: How Not to Die

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC How Not To Die: The Role of DIET in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers  Are most of us eating our way to an early grave with our North American style diet? Doctor, nutrition specialist, and author Michael Greger, says yes!  In his rally cry of a TALK, Dr. Greger outlines why switching to a whole food plant based diet can not only help improve overall health but can also reverse effects of common diseases such as heart disease, a #1 killer among North Americans. Drawing parallels between how we dealt with smoking in the past to how we are dealing with nutrition today this talk will have you reaching for more whole food plant based options. You may no longer be asking ‘Where’s the beef?,’ yet celebrating each meal by exclaiming, ‘Here’s to fiber!’ Bring a friend(s) and share in an adventure that may change and/or save a life! About Sandi: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 2: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 9: Elimination Diets, Omegas & Sleep: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. We will also go over omega 3 vs. 6 and why getting enough sleep is key. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 16: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 23: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 2- October 23, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Emrooz: Intro to Persian Cooking

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$50.00

Emrooz - Persian Cuisine that feeds your appetite and your soul!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Alternative Treatment for Neck and Back Pain

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come learn about alternative Non-Surgical Treatment for neck and low back!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Half Moon Bay

Skin Foods: Inner Radiance

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one-hour nutrition session to learn what foods make you glow from the inside-out! Sample some of the items talked about in class, and bring home recipes to incorporate into your daily routine! Madia will also talk about her favorite topical products- from oils to sunscreens. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB.  Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 2: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 9: Elimination Diets, Omegas & Sleep: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. We will also go over omega 3 vs. 6 and why getting enough sleep is key. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 16: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 23: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 2- October 23, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Asian Street Food: 4 Class Series

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$180.00

With Chef Eric Adema, Owner of Plus 1 Catering Series breaks down as follows: Class #1: Vietnamese Street Food: Thursday, September 12- Vietnamese food is considered by many to be the best of the southeast Asian cuisines, possibly due to the culinary influences acquired during the French occupation. Unique, tasty combinations were the result and their world-famous street food is no exception! In this class you will first learn how to make Bahn Xeo or Vietnamese crepes with cardamom rubbed pork.  Next we’ll make Bun Cha, or Vietnamese meatballs.  Then we’ll make Pho’ noodle bowls with homemade star anise bone broth, grilled marinated beef, herbs & fresh lime.  The class finishes with 5-spice chicken Bahn Mi, or as they are commonly known, “Saigon Sandwich.”  As a bonus, this class will offer a sweet slow drip coffee demo which will also be available to taste for anyone needing a little “pick me up.” Beer or Sake will be available to pair with items as we snack on our creations throughout the evening for those 21+ Class # 2: Thai Street Food: Thursday, September 26- Food from Thailand truly exemplifies traditional southeast Asian food with minimal influence from the western culinary world. Thai food is fresh, healthy, and deeply satisfying with its vibrant flavors. Class will begin with Tom Kha Gai, also known as coconut shrimp soup.  Then we will hand roll Poh Pia Tod  or crispy chicken spring rolls with fresh herbs & lettuce.  Next, we’ll make Som Tum or green papaya salad with cashews topped with Yam Nua (marinated spicy rare beef) with spearmint & rau ram.  We finish class with ground pork Pad See Yu, a dish with caramelized flat rice noodles & sweet soy.  We will also include a Thai iced tea demo which will also be available to sample. Beer or wine will be available to pair with items as we snack on our creations throughout the evening for those 21+ Class #3: Dim Sum: Thursday, October 10- CLASS CANCELED Some believe that the term Dim Sum originated in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. According to legend, an unnamed general ordered civilians to make buns and cakes and send them to the front line, in order to express his gratitude towards his soldiers after battles. The Chinese characters for “gratitude” were then abbreviated to “dim Sum.”  This may be just a story, but it is true we are all grateful to have dim sum!   This class will focus on the techniques involved in making 4 classic dim sum favorites.  We will start with Dan Tat or Hong Kong style egg custard tarts.  Next, we will make spicy shrimp & scallop Shu Mai, or open-faced dumplings. While those are steaming, we will hand roll dough for BBQ chicken Char Sui Bao or” steamed buns” and finish the class with pork Xiao Long Bao or “soup dumplings.” The bamboo steamers will be going nonstop so we can feast on our creations throughout the whole class! Beer and wine pairings available for those 21+ Class # 4 Dim Sum (Rescheduled) Thursday, October 24 About the Instructor: Chef Eric Jan Adema first learned his passion for food while cooking his great grandmother’s recipes with his mother as a kid. In 1989 his family took over the Boulders Inn in Connecticut, and by age 24 he became the head chef . In 2003, Eric moved to San Francisco where he worked as a chef & restaurant consultant for over 10 years. He now lives in Boulder Creek .

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Food and Mood

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:30am

The impact of nutrition on your mental health

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Westside Santa Cruz

Playing with Food: Plant-Based Pizza and Pasta

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 4:00pm
$35.00

With Chef Laura Casasayas Pala Come explore whole ingredients and learn how to create easy and healthy recipes!  Does your teen have interest for learning how to cook from scratch? Being self sufficient in the kitchen is a great skill to begin cultivating as a teenager, and after all, pizza and pasta are one of the top favorite foods for most teens! In this hands on cooking class, teens will learn how to make tasty plant-based pizza and pasta recipes from scratch. Ages 12-16. About the Instructor: Laura is a Spanish Acupuncturist, Dietitian and creator of the 11th Hour Coffee food menu. Laura has more than 10 years experience running her own practice in Spain offering private consultation and workshops. She recently moved to Santa Cruz where she is continuing her passion of educating and expanding awareness of mindful and healthy eating.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Mediterranean Classics: Spain and Italy!

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$45.00

With Chef and Nutritionist Laura Casasayas-Pala Two of the most popular Mediterranean cusines are Italian and Spanish and learning how to cook them in an authentic manner can seem challenging. This class will introduce you to the range of spices and ingredients from this area, as well as teach you the skills required to comfortably impress your next dinner guests.  In this hand on cooking class with Barcelona native Chef Laura, you will learn how to make the following authentic recipes: Menu Melanzana a la Parmigiana Stuffed Mussels Caprese de zucchini Catalan Chicken Casserole.  Panna cotta with fresh seasonal fruit Class includes beer or wine pairing for those 21+ About the Instructor: Laura Casasayas was born in Catalonian, Spain and raised around food, stories and traditional cooking. Her grandmother taught her the magic of what ingredients make a delicious, nutritious homemade Spanish dish. Laura is a Spanish Acupuncturist, Dietitian and creator of the 11th Hour Coffee food menu. Laura has more than 10 years running her own practice in Spain. she Recently moved to Santa Cruz and has a very strong desire to keep educating and expanding awareness in mindful and healthy eating.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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