​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bill Hoffman is a dedicated ultra marathoner who loves running on trails in sandals or barefoot. He eats a vegan diet and has run 39 marathons and ultras. Last August he ran the Leadville trail 100 mile race.  He also hikes and does yoga. He is a professional computer scientist who is a founder of Kitware, a company that specializes in computer vision, data and analytics, high-performance computing and visualization, medical computing, and software process.

Bill will talk about his path to ultra running and vegan diet.

Check out Bill's Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQsaI8wfr8k


1542 VINTAGE Seedlip Cocktail (alcohol free)


Whipped Lentil Chipotle Dip and Crackers

Creamy Winter Vegetable Stew with Mustard and Lemon
Ottolenghi’s Two Way Cauliflower Salad
Roasted Beet Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Almond Ricotta and Pistachio Praline
Brussels Sprout Salad with Lime and Miso
Tempeh & Pesto Butternut Squash Lasagna


Vegan Chocolate Pudding

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​'Meditation and Brunch with Ellen, Sunday May 19th @ 10:00 ($30 per person)'

Meditation and Brunch with Ellen, May 19th Workshop


Jessica Padula is a Tier 3/ 1,200 hour Baptiste Certified Instructor, and graduate of the year long Fit to Lead program with the Baptiste Institute. She has completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 with Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson in addition to The Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, and Being of Power Workshops. Jessica is a facilitator for the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, and has joined the Baptiste Apprentice Team. For her foundational training, she completed the first 200 hour Hot Warrior Yoga certification at The Hot Yoga Spot with it's creator, Jennilee Toner. She is also earning an additional 300hr certification at The Hot Yoga Spot through Styles Yoga.

Jessica discovered hot yoga at The Hot Yoga Spot in the summer of 2012 when she began her lifelong journey of health and fitness. What started out as an activity to do on a rest day soon became a passion to learn more and practice more often. She believes that there is a yoga practice for everyone, no matter your age, size, or physical limitations. Yoga can be a strong physical practice, but is meant to calm the mind and body so that we may be open to positive change and outlook. You can expect a very powerful practice with postures to challenge both the mind and body, woven together with clear alignment cues and a call to reflect on oneself.



Mango Ginger Kombucha Mimosa
Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino, Latte, Espresso

Make your own Buddha Bowl Bar
Blueberry Muffins (GF and V)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spring Into Health with one of our plant based, educational, hands on cooking workshops. ​

​Our focus is on plants - seasonal, local and organic produce.  We believe in the power of education and cooking delicious food with our community.  

Programs offered:

Wellness Coaching

​Healthy living starts here

Ayerveda with Sandra, March 29th Workshop
Barefoot Bill, Sat March 2nd Workshop

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*Extended Ayerveda Talk and Meal Only SIH Workshop with Sandra, Friday March 29th @ 5:30 ($55 per person or 'bring a friend discount $50 each)'​

*In this workshop we will have an extended talk and meal only - no cooking.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​> Join us for our first workshop of 2019 with local runner and vegan Barefoot Bill <​

'Traditional SIH Workshop with Barefoot Bill, Saturday March 2nd @ 5:30 ($55 per person or 'bring a friend discount $50 each)'

Ellen Rook has been a meditation instructor since 1989. She teaches leads meditation retreats and teaches on Buddhism at Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany and other Shambhala urban and retreat centers as well as at community organizations, schools and libraries. She has studied with Chogyam Trungpa, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso and Pema Chodron. Married with three adult daughters, she has lived in the Capital District for most of her adult life. Since retiring as the Director of Application Development for the New York State Office of Mental Health, she has started work on a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She also teaches ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, and leads contemplative arts workshops.

For this workshop, she’ll be sharing basic mindfulness meditation technique. Often when we think of meditation, we think of clearing out our minds, however we develop mindfulness by paying attention to our experience, noticing and acknowledging what arises and appreciating ourselves and our world. Meditation is about making friends with ourselves.


Sandra Kahlon is an Inner Alignment Transformation Coach, JFB Myofascial Release practitioner, Level II Reiki initiate, Occupational Therapist, and Yoga Instructor. Her joy and passion is in teaching others how to understand and care for themselves on a deeper level to bring more vitality, harmony and ease in their lives.​ In this extended Ayurveda Workshop learn what your unique Ayervedic Constitution (Dosha) is to better:

​> Enhance your wellness, diminish dis-ease in your body 
> Improve your personal and professional relationships
> Gain deeper compassion for yourself and others

What is Ayurveda?
Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​'Yoga and Brunch with Jess P, Sunday March 10th @ 10:00 ($30 per person)'

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​'Traditional SIH Workshop with Heidi, Friday March 8th @ 5:30 ($55 per person or 'bring a friend discount $50 each)'

Corporate wellness training

Healthy living cooking workshop

We do private workshops for groups of 8 or more!

Get creative and personalize a private one on one session with Anouk - contact for more details

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The day to day choices you make to influence whether you maintain vitality as you age or develop life threatening diseases are critical. However, gradually working toward change improves your odds of success and this is exactly how Heidi Underwood transformed herself. That’s because we are creatures of habit and in order to see long lasting positive changes in our lives we need to work on improving our habits one at a time.  Achieving a healthier and happier life doesn’t have to be hard, overwhelming or something you do all at once. About 4.5 years ago Heidi weighed 250 pounds. Some of her co-workers were starting the Atkins diet the day after Labor Day and asked her to join. She did and was miserable! It didn't make any sense to her that fresh fruits and veggies were 'bad' because of the amount of carbs in them but a bar with a bunch of chemicals was 'good'. It's been quite a journey for her to get where she is now. First she started walking, then did the couch to 5k program. The more weight she lost, the more she was able to move and she loved it! Working out became a victory and celebration of what she was able to can push her body to do. She really enjoys food a lot more now too - good, healthy, real food!  Come hear her success story and what motivated her to continue to maintain her vitality.



Mimosa (non alcoholic Seedlip cocktail)

Cold Weather Crudité with Dip

Tal Ronnen’s Asparagus Soup with Tempeh Cashew Garnish
Vegetable and Bean Pot Pie with Potato Crust
Beets and Harissa Onion Salad
Kale and Avocado Salad with Wild Rice, Grapes and Tossed Seeds

Mango Parfait with Vanilla Cream (Vegan)
Herbal Tea and CBD Oil Infused Mignardises (small sweet tid-bits)