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Are you feeling tired or fatigued way too often?  Do you wish you could eat better and lose weight? I know how you feel. Fortunately making changes in your diet and lifestyle can be simple and relatively easy. I invite you to listen as I interview my favorite authors, teachers and health educators.

Patricia Becker speaks with and interviews her favorite teachers and leading experts in the fields of yoga, food and mindfulness. Each class is about 50 minutes. Learn what the experts have to say.

Are you feeling tired or fatigued way too often?  Do you wish you could eat better and lose weight? I know how you feel. Fortunately making changes in your diet and lifestyle can be simple and relatively easy. I invite you to listen as I interview my favorite authors, teachers and health educators.

Carl Ferre is giving a couple more  complimentary pdf copy of his book Acid Alkaline Companion that presents a clear explanation of acid and alkaline theory, how to tell one’s current condition, and numerous tables of the acid-forming or alkaline-forming effects of various foods.  Next 4 people only!

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Chrsitina SellChristina Sell • Loving the Layers of Yourself

You’ll learn:

  • From a yoga perspective, there are many layers to who we are: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Each layer has its own intelligence which can be accessed through different practices that are aimed at each layer.
  • In order to love ourselves fully, we need to spend time getting to know ourselves in the fullness of who we are, as multi-layered beings. In this way, self-love is a result of cultivating an authentic relationship with who we are.

Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Known for her passion, clarity and creativity, Christina’s teaching style is a dynamic and challenging blend of inspiration, humor and hard work. Masterful at synthesis, her ability to harvest and transmit the unique contributions of the various yoga methods is unparalleled. She believes that yoga practice can help anyone access their inner wisdom, authentic spirituality and clarify their highest personal expression. Learn more: http://www.livethelightofyoga.com/

verne-varona 2Verne Varona • Laughter is the Best Medicine

You’ll learn:

  • Navigating a viewpoint: Discovering the humor in everyday life.
  • Why it’s so difficult to change perspective: Our attachment to what doesn’t work.
  • The gift of humor–why we need it: What it does, how to share it.

Verne Varona has become known as one of the most captivating and dynamic health educators in the country. For over thirty-five years, his lectures, workshops and media appearances have motivated thousands of people to take better and more conscious care of their health. He is the author of Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods. Verne’s first book, Macrobiotics for Dummies (May, 2009—Wiley Publications), is part of the internationally popular Dummies series and is a comprehensive work that embraces a flexible, multi-cultural health perspective on body, mind and spirit. http://www.vernevarona.com/

Carl Ferre • Acid Alkaline Balance for Health

You’ll learn:

  • What an understanding of basic Acid Alkaline Theory can do for you.
  • Why some acid foods produce an alkaline effect during digestion.
  • How to navigate “miracle” alkaline diet claims on the web.

Carl Ferré has studied macrobiotic principles since beginning his practice in 1975. He began work at the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in 1978. He is the current President of the Foundation, editor of Macrobiotics Today magazine, and director of the French Meadows Summer Camps. Carl is author of Essential Guide to Macrobiotics, Acid Alkaline Companion, and compiler of Essential Ohsawa. He and family live in Chico, California. http://www.ohsawamacrobiotics.com/

Jean Richardson

Jean Richardson • Getting Healthy, One Bite at a Time

You’ll learn:

  • The connection between food and disease.
  • The importance of chewing.
  • How to choose foods that help to enhance health.

​Jean Richardson is owner/President of Gold Mine Natural Food Company in San Diego. She has been macrobiotic since 1976, studying under Cecile Levin, Michio Kushi, Naboru Muramoto, and Hiroshi Hayashi, and has managed macrobiotic restaurants in Boston. In 1985, Jean started Gold Mine, which imports and distributes Ohsawa® brand organic/traditional macrobiotic foods from Japan and manufactures organic, raw sauerkraut and kimchi. Jean has raised two daughters macrobiotically and has three grandchildren. Gold Mine offers ongoing classes and workshops. Learn more: www.goldminenaturalfoods.com.

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Rebecca Snowball • Three Best Yoga Practices to Boost Your Energy

You’ll learn:

  • How to elevate your energy levels and mood naturally.
  • The healing power of meditation and how to get started in just 2 minutes a day.
  • How to turn on the command center of your life and create your best health and body.

Rebecca Snowball is a certified Vinyasa and formerly licensed Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher.  She received her first teaching certificate from Ganga White and Tracy Rich of the White Lotus Yoga Foundation and is highly trained in Anusara Yoga. She teaches the Universal Principles of Alignment, which create exceptional strength and freedom in your yoga practice. She blends her therapeutic knowledge with her spiritual wisdom to create an uplifting class that keeps your body safe and your heart open. Rebecca believes in meeting you right where you are and teaches you how to bring yoga to your body rather than pushing your body into yoga. She is passionate about teaching women how to love themselves utterly and completely by opening to the truth of who they really are, with yoga. She currently lives in Menlo Park, CA with her husband and two boys who inspire her to live with more love, joy, and authenticity every day! http://yogasoul.com/

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Jenny Zhenyu Qui • Enhance Emotional Wellness with Acupuncture and Acupressure

You’ll learn:

  • How acupuncture can be integrated into women’s mental and emotional wellness plans.
  • Does everyone receive the same acupuncture treatment like most Western practitioners offer?
  • The acupressure points people can do at home to enhance emotional wellness.

Jenny Zhenyu Qui’s family has a background in both Western and Eastern medicine, and this led her to pursue life as a clinician of Oriental Medicine. Her father was a neurologist in Western medicine, and is now retired; her mother is an Oriental Medicine doctor. They are her advisers in her medical practice. She has been a practicing acupuncturist for over ten years, and is currently a PhD candidate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University. “It has been and continues to be a wonderful privilege to care for my patients and assist them to achieve healthy, happy, pain-free and balanced lives!” http://acupuncturechinamedical.com/

Cynthia BCynthia Briscoe • Microbial Health

You’ll learn:

  • What exactly is the human microbiome and what significance does it have for our health?
  • How do we acquire our microbes? What does food have to do with our microbiome?
  • What simple and practical things can you do to strengthen the diversity and health of your microbiome?

Cynthia Briscoe co-founded Macrobiotics America and Macrobiotics Global with her husband, David Briscoe. Theirs were the first macrobiotic educational programs to offer multi-media distance learning courses via the internet. She is one of the most experienced macrobiotic teachers and counselors in the world today. Since 1972, she has gained expertise in every facet of macrobiotics, including personal practice, teaching, counseling, professional cooking, restaurant ownership, and center development. She travels and teaches throughout North America and overseas, speaking to medical and lay audiences, and is a featured presenter at the major macrobiotic camps and conferences. http://www.macroamerica.com/

 David Briscoe 2David Briscoe • Liver Qi Stagnation

You’ll learn:

  • How Liver Qi Stagnation is a major factor in women’s health issues, including uterine and ovarian symptoms, PMS, digestive problems, breast symptoms, thyroid trouble, and more.
  • What causes Liver Qi Stagnation.
  • Food, exercise and home remedies for relieving and preventing Liver Qi Stagnation.

David Briscoe co-founded Macrobiotics America and Macrobiotics Global with his wife Cynthia Briscoe. Theirs were the first macrobiotic educational programs to offer multi-media distance learning courses via the internet. David is one of the most experienced macrobiotic teachers and counselors in the world today. Since 1972, he has gained expertise in every facet of macrobiotics, including personal practice, teaching, counseling, professional cooking, restaurant ownership, and center development. David travels and teaches throughout North America and overseas, speaking to medical and lay audiences and is a featured presenter at the major macrobiotic camps and conferences. Learn more: http://www.macroamerica.com/

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Sheri Demaris • Menu Planning to Create Balance

You’ll learn:

  • Transitioning dishes and remedies for the changing seasons.
  • How to create a relaxing lifestyle and cooking style in the midst of an intense and demanding schedule.
  • Simple relaxing dishes and remedy drinks.

Sheri Demaris, M.Ed, is a holistic health counselor who has taught whole foods/macrobiotic cooking at various restaurants and cooking schools throughout the United States and Europe. She continues to host, produce and direct a local alternative health TV show, “Tea With Sheri.” Sheri holds a Masters in Counseling from the College of William and Mary, and a Post-Masters in Counseling from Villanova University. http://teawithsheri.com/index.html

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Meredith McCarty • Healing Cuisine

You’ll learn:

  • How to create food which help heal!
  • The most important things you need to know about food.
  • The best books and organizations for your resources.

Meredith McCarty, Nutrition Educator, is the author of three cookbooks including the award-winning Sweet and Natural. She is a former associate editor of East West/Natural Health magazine and was co-director of the East West Center for Natural Health Education for almost 20 years. Meredith studied macrobiotics with Michio and Aveline Kushi and with Herman and Cornelia Aihara in the 1970s. She has a Senior Certificate in the Art of Cooking from the Kushi Foundation. She is an associate of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has worked in educational programs with Drs. Benjamin Spock, Dean Ornish, John McDougall and Neal Barnard. Learn more: http://www.healingcuisine.com/

StaceyStacey Rosenberg • Four Keys to Living Better in Your Body

You’ll learn:

  • Tools to shift from stress to relaxation.
  • Breathing techniques to become a more efficient breather.
  • How to release tension and improve your posture.

Stacey Rosenberg is an educator who is committed to teaching students about their bodies while providing them with the foundation to live more vibrant lives.  She believes that the practice of yoga postures not only enables us to stay fit and increase health and well-being, they also empower us – equipping us with the tools to engage in all aspects of our lives more skillfully. http://namastacey.com/

 

Christina GrantChristina Grant • Healing with the Nature World

You’ll learn:

  • Creating emotional balance.
  • Maintaining inner peace in the midst of life.
  • How to receive wise messages from nature.

Christina Grant PhD; author, Body, Mind, & Spirit Wellbeing Expert. Explore the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual disharmony at the root of breast dis-ease with timely, practical suggestions and methods for healing you won’t hear at your doctor’s office. In Christina’s book, The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer, she encourages and supports you in listening for the underlying messages that come with breast cancer so you can thrive beyond it. http://christinagrant.com/

 

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Patricia Joy Becker • Creating Resilient Wellness

You’ll learn:

  • How to breathe your way to a deep night’s sleep to allow your immune system to refresh.
  • An easy, effective gratitude practice.
  • The “secret” easy way to lose weight with any diet.

Patricia Joy Becker teaches yoga for the Stanford University School of Medicine Health Improvement Program.  She has also taught groups at Common Ground Garden Center, Health Classics, French Meadows Summer Camp, Hidden Villa Farm and Preserve, Monday Vegetarian Dinners, and Breast Connection. With over 25 years training with leading experts and practical experience in the field of Nutrition and Yoga, she loves teaching one-to-one, online and on the ground! She has several stepped programs to improve your health challenges. Her practice is based in Palo Alto, CA and supports clients worldwide. www.yourhealthandjoy.com

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Patricia Joy Becker’s signature talk is “Seven Steps to Boost Your Vitality” – a one hour interactive presentation to inspire and inform your audience. She will introduce and explain each step, and lead  attendees with exercises to experience it fully for themselves. The first step is laughter, which, as it turns out, is a very powerful way to stimulate and invigorate our immune system, fundamental to our health. You will likely be happily surprised to learn and practice the other six steps too!

Patricia enjoys speaking to women’s gatherings, gardening clubs, non-profits and corporate events.  Check for available dates!

Previous Talks and Events

“Seven Steps to Boost Vitality”
Make 2015 the most joyous year of your life!  What is holding you back?

Join Wellness Coach Patricia Joy Becker for a fun presentation on the “Seven Steps to Boost Vitality”.

Patricia will start the evening by leading us through a short personal inventory, so each of us can assess our physical, emotional, and spiritual states. She will then introduce and explain each step, and lead us in exercises to experience it fully for ourselves. The first step is laughter, which, as it turns out, is a very powerful way to stimulate and invigorate our immune system, fundamental to our health.

All of the steps are EASY, FREE, and POWERFUL. Acting together they provide a powerful basket of tools to overcome blockages, freeing us to experience the joyful life that each of us is entitled to.

Patricia teaches yoga for Stanford University Medical School Health Improvement Program.  She managed Common Ground Garden Supply for 14 years, and the Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners for several years. She has held a variety of positions at Hidden Villa Organic Farm and Wilderness Preserve. Patricia has served on the Board of Directors for Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula and the Ecological Farming Association. Patricia provides Wellness Coaching using an Integrated Approach: Nutrition, Yoga and Breath.  Let’s Connect  Facebook

Speakers receive a gratuity from the audience; please show your support and appreciation with a donation ($5-10 suggested)

Visit Peninsula Macrobiotic Community for the Monday Night Vegetarian Dinner Menus!   Dinner $18  6:30pm

Chair Yoga for Your Neck, Back, Shoulders and Hands

Chair Yoga for your Back, Neck, Shoulders and Hands! Teaching Yoga for Wirist & Hands at Tranisition Holiday Share Faire 12-14-2014 2
Holiday Share Faire sponsored by: Transition Palo Alto
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto


Yoga for a Healthy Back

Gardeners and high-tech computer people alike want to take care of their backs to live a full happy life. Learn the best practices and metYoga for Healthy back class- In Twist, Juice it Up!hods for keeping your back muscles healthy. Learn thigh stretches and strengthening yoga poses for your thighs to improve your back. Good alignment in your legs translates to your back. Get empowered to help you and your back feel better. Even if it is good now, let’s keep it that way.


Yoga for Gardeners

Stretch to live music by Herb Moore! Gardeners, come feel your bare feet on the earth and learn how to care for your knees, back, and shouldeYoga photo SF magaziners. You will be guided through easy yoga poses to integrate into your regular routine. We will practice mindfulness in our breath and movement. Learn how to create stability in your foundation for greater freedom when bending and lifting. All levels welcome! Bring a beach towel or blanket.  Patricia Becker loves having people reap the benefits using the yoga principles of alignment to feel better. She has been practicing and teaching for 11 years, which helps her with the responsibilities as Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center Manager.