Somewhere deep within the modern health-conscious woman, there’s a knowledge that eating is not meant to be so consuming, defining, or polarized with lists of permitted foods and forbidden foods. Somewhere deep…in her aboriginal mind, she knows…this is not what this life is about, nor is this the embodiment of real health.
Without a wiser sense of the nutritional terrain (that carves out space for both the salivating animal and the focused will of the spirit), she’s got a real ordeal ahead of her. If she blindly turns toward diet culture for guidance, anything but perfection or control may feel like failure. She either strives even harder or delays starting anything.
But following a less trodden path, she learns a new and counter-culture way that is guided by her heart and preferences, and stokes her metabolism by moving toward Nature instead of against it. – Laura Burkett
On Saturday, March 21st, I will be offering a day-long eating psychology retreat in my Eastown office in Grand Rapids, MI. Generally, this retreat will be a good fit if you tend to find yourself experiencing a split with your eating or attitude toward eating, meaning you might go through periods of dietary restriction followed by periods of dietary “indulgence” and want to learn how to transform this pattern or simply feel drawn to learning the deeper dimensions of nutrition, eating, and body weight.
During our time together, you’ll learn sound dietary principles that support metabolic functioning and learn exactly what needs to happen to reduce polarized eating patterns based on client case studies over 10+ years. We’ll address the deeper dimensions of perfectionism, nutrition culture in the West, common fears that arise in this work, personal evolutionary steps toward more empowered eating, and specific practices to heal your eating in a personal way, deeply rooted in the Feminine.
Prepare to feel uplifted and encouraged! Though my language is primarily leans towards women, class is open to anyone who feels drawn to the themes presented here.
Location: Real Food Wellness (1430 Robinson Rd. SE, Suite 219, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)
Date: Saturday, March 21st
(CLASS IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED in lieu of COVID-19 in an effort to care for our community - new date announced once it is more stable to do so. Be well!)
Laura Burkett Gutierrez has been serving West Michigan as a coach, counselor, and teacher since 2009. She bridges ancient and modern nutritional science, eating and depth psychology, and Internal Family Systems theory to fully support clients. Read more at www.realfoodwellness.com
Join Holistic Health and Eating Psychology practitioner, Laura Burkett, in a fun and life-affirming class on Ayurveda, one branch of the Vedic sciences dealing with the health of the physical body. Together we’ll explore Ayurvedic self-care and nutritional practices that honor our uniqueness as well as support us in living harmoniously with the cycles of nature.
The benefits include: improved sleep, better digestion, weight regulation, natural detoxification, more trust in the body, and feeling more connected to the Earth.
Some topics covered:
- The purpose of Ayurveda
- The importance of the lymphatic system & digestive system
- Ayurvedic eating guidelines & recommendations for your primary constitution
- Daily self-care practices
- Ayurvedic perspectives on detoxification, weight, mood regulation
- Q &A
Please note there is no need for your mat as we will not be doing any physical poses in this workshop. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda necessary.
Location: Cascade Yoga Studio (5060 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI)
Date: Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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