About This 4 Class Course
This last year has tested us all in so many ways. The new normal has taken its toll on our relationships with those we work with, live with and play with. Life is busier than ever as we navigate endless zoom calls, home schooling, work deadlines and maintaining some sense of normalcy with our loved ones. Perhaps your new norm found you in front of the refrigerator or pantry more often than ever before. Perhaps you’ve put on a few extra pounds. Or maybe it’s all just so exhausting and you’ve thrown in the towel! Does any of this sound familiar? Spring is just around the corner and there is a new way to be in this new normal.
Would you like to change your life through a better understanding of how tiny habits can lead to big changes?
Together, in this 4-week course, we’ll cultivate awareness of and discover how to renew our relationship with food. This begins with a focused attention on tiny habits and how you can make big changes in your life. You’ll come away with new tools and a better appreciation of yourself and your habits.
Class 1: Discover your story around food;
Class 2: Build awareness of this story and your relationship to it;
Class 3: Work in self-compassion and gratitude;
Class 4: An experiential practice together.
What You Can Expect
Each class will consist of a guided meditation, journaling, small group sharing, and a brief talk or reading followed by a group discussion.
Other Courses To Be Offered
There will be three other 4-class courses focused on these topics: Movement, Sleep, and Stress. Dates are to be determined.
About Your Instructor
Tara Cassidy, MA, NBC-HWC earned her masters degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who works with women to overcome their fatigue from living such busy lives through changing their relationship to food.
Tara has observed many forms of spiritual practice over the years, before she discovered Vipassana meditation in 2011. She’s an alumni and mentor of Jonathan Foust’s The Year of Living Mindfully program (YLM), and co-facilitates both Jonathan Foust and Tara Brach’s post-dharma talk Discussion Groups. She has attended Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) day-long and weekend retreats taught by Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Sharon Salzburg and Stan Eisenstein. Tara has also been part of the same Spiritual Friends Group for three years and co-lead another in her mentor role with YLM. She attended her first week long silent meditation retreat through the YLM program in February 2020. She has been inspired by her formal and informal studies of psychology, nutrition and exercise science. Some of these include positive psychology, functional medicine, and yoga.
Tara has had her own long and winding health journey through the years. She sees herself as her own laboratory, bringing her curiosity, self-compassion and insights from her own journey to her clients. She is inspired to share her varied wisdom to help others discover their own inner wisdom.