About This Class & Upcoming Topics
Attendees will gain the knowledge of what drives their habits around food; learn ways to maintain a grounded presence in their lives around food and all activities; share in a safe environment around both mindless and mindful eating habits; learn practical tools to begin and maintain a mindful eating practice.
1st Wednesdays: Practically Speaking
- Please bring your dinner or a snack, your appetite and an open mind, as we will be practicing mindful eating together. There is no better way to learn about mindful eating habits, than through personal experiences.
2nd Wednesdays: Keeping it Simple
- Here you will learn what mindful eating is and is not.
3rd Wednesdays: In the kitchen
- Feel free to join from your own kitchen as I will be in my own kitchen to help you feel more comfortable in your own kitchen.
4th Wednesdays: Everything but the Kitchen Sink
- In these classes, we will mix things up and discover various ways mindfulness and all the heart practices can help your relationship with food and yourself.
What You Can Expect
Each class will begin with a short grounding meditation and provide an opportunity to connect around what mindful eating is, how it can benefit our overall wellness and walk away with practical tips and tools to use. The classes will be fluid based on the needs of participants and may include some interactive, fun activities as well (sharing recipes, practices and perhaps a pantry scavenger hunt…)
How To Join The Wednesday Evening Mindful Eating Class
Join Via Zoom Video Conference using your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85191742875?pwd=d3NFcnp0dGk5dDA2UjdHQlJhNmxUQT09
Or Call In Using a Telephone: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 851 9174 2875 Password: 252980
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kzN7xlUGw
If you call in by phone, use these commands on the keypad:
- *6 – Mute or unmute yourself
- *9 – Raise hand to ask a question
Teachers of donation-based classes are not paid a wage, but instead rely on donations from students for support. Teachers in turn offer a donation to the Frederick Mediation Center. For less than a meal out, you can receive valuable teachings that will last a lifetime!
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. $20 Benefactor, $10 Sustainer, $5 Student/Scholarship. Learn how your donation supports the Frederick Meditation Center and how we can serve any member of the community regardless of financial means.
About Your Instructor
Tara received her Masters degree in Health & Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) based in Frederick, MD. She has been a lifelong learner of using food as medicine both for her own healing journey and her clients plagued by chronic illness. She spent the past 9 years deepening her meditation practice with Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation, most recently completing the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s (IMCW) Year of Living Mindfully (YLM) both as a participant (2017) and as a mentor (2020). She also co-facilitates weekly discussion groups after IMCW two leading teacher’s dharma talks.
Tara has been inspired by her formal and informal studies of self-compassion, positive psychology, functional medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, mindful eating, Vipassana meditation, Buddhist psychology and coaching for behavioral change, to name a few. Tara is inspired to share her varied wisdom and help others find their own inner wisdom.
- May 6: Whole Body Eating
- May 13: Craving
- May 20: Pantry Scavenger hunt
- June 17: Basics of Mindful Eating
- June 24: Breaking emotional eating habits
- July 1: Mindlessly Eating Better
- Aug 5: 9 Kinds of Hunger
- Aug 12: Exploring Habit Patterns
- Aug 19: Cultivating Gratitude
- Sept 2: Practical Mindful Eating – Be sure to bring a snack or your dinner to eat with the group.