'Friday, May 1 @ 6pm > 'Inflammation and Mental Health with Donna Finn-Kuo' ($35 per person - in this workshop anti-inflammatory snacks, soup and salad will be served)
We welcome back Chef Dave for a gathering over a meal centered around the spirit of gratitude with food, music, and conversation. Inspired by nature, ceremony, ritual, and artistic expression, Chef David Kornell curates a 5-course dinner celebrating multi-cultural rituals inspired by his own travels.
Brooklyn based Chef David Kornell (Chef Dave) has been working in NYC for well over a decade now. His career began in the Hudson Valley under the mentorship of Peter Kelly, whose Xaviar's Restaurant was constantly ranked as a 29 Zagat and garnered a NY times extraordinary during David's tenure as Sous Chef at 22 years old. At 24 he was part of legendary Chef Gray Kunz's opening team at Cafe Gray, before moving on to open 9 restaurants as Executive Chef with Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill NYC and Las Vegas, Blue Ribbon Izakaya and the Brooklyn Bowls. Since leaving he has created menus and consulted for esteemed restaurants like The Hunt and Fish Club, Bill's Townhouse and Agricola Farm to Table in Princeton. In addition, he has dedicated his time developing a progressive outlook towards life and food through meditation (ZIVA graduate), Yoga and a multitude of mindful practices and teachings.
'Saturday, March 14 @ 5pm > 'GrateFULL Dinner with Chef David Kornell ($65 per person or 'Bring a Friend Discount' $60)
Donna will discuss the connection between mental health, chronic inflammation, and diet.
Donna Finn - Kuo is an ANCC board certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York- College at Brockport, graduate degree from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, and post-graduate certificate in psychiatry at Upstate Medical University. She currently works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and is routinely humbled to share in the success and challenges of her patients. She is the founder of The Brighter Side, PLLC, a practice created to provide personalized psychiatric services and consultations.
Donna is committed to raising mental health awareness and improving access to comprehensive services.
'Thursday, April 9 @ 6pm > 'Sports Nutrition with Theresa DeLorenzo' ($55 per person - in this workshop we will be cooking and eating together)
At Spring Into Health with Anouk and Danielle our goal is to inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle by making better, more informed choices and start cooking more! Our focus is on vegetables and we eat, prepare and cook (hands on cooking) with organic, seasonal, local and whole ingredients. Our aim is to show you the huge range of different flavors, colors and textures that plants give us.
We believe knowledge is power so our Workshops always start with an informational interactive talk about anything health and wellness. We strive to bring our community together which results in happiness, healthy cooking and food your whole family will enjoy!
The theme is constantly changing along with our ingredients and recipes so join us for one of our upcoming 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.
Corporate wellness training
'Saturday, March 14 and March 15 > 'GrateFULL Weekend ($100 per person "book both workshops and save)
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
'Sunday, March 15 @ 10am with Sandra Kahlon, Ellen Rook and Chef Dave > 'GrateFULL Yoga / Meditation and Brunch' ($40 per person yoga / meditation and brunch, $25 brunch only)
We welcome back Theresa. This is will a Q & A workshop so come prepared with your nutrition questions!
Dr. DeLorenzo received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers). She has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 2001. She was a clinical dietitian when she first started out with a focus on neonatal and pediatric nutrition. After obtaining her doctorate, she went on to work as a Professor and Program director. Dr. DeLorenzo conducts presentations on prenatal, infant and childhood nutrition as well as nutrition for athletes nationally and internationally. She is now working on her sports nutrition board certification and obtaining her 200- hour yoga certification. She has a pediatric private practice where she counsels parents of children who were former preterm infants or those who have food allergies, are extremely picky or who are overweight among other conditions. She also has a sports nutrition private practice where she counsels athletes on optimizing their athletic performance with proper nutrition. Theresa is also the mother of two wonderful girls, Rose and Julia, who inspire her to be a better and healthier person every day.
'Sunday, March 29 @ 5pm > 'Energy Healing with Jack Treiber' ($35 per person - in this workshop snacks, soup and salad will be served)
In this Workshop Jack will briefly describe the human energy system and explain how it relates to our health. He'll explain how our biography becomes our biology, and demonstrate how he assesses the health of individual organs as well as the compatibility of foods/meds/supplements with someone's system. He may do a limited assessment of someone's energy system and show some simple energy techniques as time permits and will be happy to answer all your questions about energy work.
Jack Treiber has over 25 years of energy healing experience, utilizing the most advanced, deep and powerful energy techniques in the area to help clients feel better physically, emotionally and psychologically. He has studied many types of energy work including Chinese Chi Healing, Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Biofield Tuning (using tuning forks), Matrix Energetics, the Emotion Code, and Shamanic techniques and has developed many unique approaches of his own. His goal is to help people feel better physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually by restoring and balancing their vital life force and thereby helping people better take charge of their health by taking charge of their energy systems. Jack continues to study, research, and develop deeper and more effective energy approaches to help people as each person's energy patterns are as unique as their fingerprints.
Healthy living cooking workshop
Together Sandra, Ellen, and Dave will bring you a morning filled with gratitude through yoga, meditation and a delicious brunch prepared with love by Chef Dave. Cultivate gratitude through breath work & visualization, a heart-opening sequence, and mindful meditation to slow us down and connect into an expanded awareness. Discover a new appreciation for your body and your life as you give yourself the gift of nourishment so you can live an inspired life filled with overflowing gratitude.
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.
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.