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© 2008-2017  by Vanessa Berenstein

 

Satellite Locations:

 

Virginia

New York

New Jersey

Connecticut

Colorado

In person programs:

Boulder, Colorado

 

 

CONTACT:

(646) 535-2742


Vanessa@HealingfromScratch.com

Events

Workshops

Retreats

Speaking

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for summer events!

Past Events

New Year New You: Naturally Detox!

Are you curious about the scientific perspective on detoxification? Looking to meet your health goals in 2018?

 

While there are numerous fad detox diets and powders available, science shows the body requires various nutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds to allow the liver to detox in two phases. Food can be used strategically to turn off genes associated with inflammation and facilitate the body's natural healing process. 

 

Learn the functional medicine approach to detox and how you can use targeted foods, herbs and supplements for a New You in the New Year!

 

Participants will receive a handout of recipes and try samples.

Cost: FREE!

Date: Tues Jan 23rd, 2018

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Kaplan Center, 6829 Elm Street Suite 301, McLean VA 22101

Mindful Eating for the Holidays

Vanessa Berenstein will teach participants powerful mindfulness techniques and skills that will allow anyone to enjoy the holidays without feeling deprived, whether concerned about maintaining diet goals or navigating the holidays on a therapeutic diet. 

 

Get recipe ideas and sample a holiday dish that is sure to be a hit at any party!

Cost: FREE!

Date: Tues Dec 5th, 2017

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Kaplan Center, 6829 Elm Street Suite 301, McLean VA 22101

Healthy & Delicious Snacks

Learn how to prep delicious, healthy snack recipes that keep your blood sugar and mood stable throughout the day.

Recipes and samples for all participants!

Cost: FREE!

Date: Tues Sept 12, 2017

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Kaplan Center, 6829 Elm Street Suite 301, McLean VA 22101

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Teas

There are thousands of options when it comes to beverages, but which ones are anti-inflammatory, health promoting AND full of flavor? Learn about different medicinal herbs and teas that have been shown to reduce inflammation, turn on anti-inflammatory genes, boost immunity and relieve stress.

*Recipes and samples for all participants!

Cost: FREE!

Date: Tues Sept 26, 2017

 

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Kaplan Center, 6829 Elm Street Suite 301, McLean VA 22101

Navigating Food & Emotions

What if you could feel more satisfied with eating just one bite of a cookie than if you ate the whole bag? Learn some techniques to feel more confident in your body and enjoy your favorite foods without restricting yourself of counting calories. You will gain a new perspective on loving yourself and healing your relationship with food.

 

Cost: $25.00 pre-register, $30 at the door– Price includes admission, handouts, and samples

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6-8pm

Location: East Meets West Yoga Center, 8227 Old Courthouse Rd #310, Vienna, VA 

Anti-inflammatory Cooking

Learn the basics of anti-inflammatory cooking to prevent and manage chronic conditions. We will make a few delicious, easy recipes and enjoy a meal together. 

Cost: $60 – Price includes admission, handouts, and a light meal

Date: Saturday, May 6th 11-1pm

Location: 100 Bowls of Soup, 279 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 

RSVP with payment required at least 24-48 hours before class date to ensure enough food. Sign up on meetup or email Vanessa@HealingfromScratch.com

Beyond Pain Program

This intensive 3-week interdisciplinary program is designed to help you understand your relationship with pain and provide you the tools and strategies to reclaim your life and get back on the path to a healthier, happier and more productive life.

Q & A with an Integrative Nutritionist

Curious about diet myths, fads, or nutrients? Interested in learning how to seamlessly meal plan? Come meet with Vanessa Berenstein, MA RD CDN, an integrative and functional nutritionist! Vanessa specializes in weight loss, digestive and thyroid disorders, food sensitivities, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain. Whether you want to achieve optimal health or manage a health condition, this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert and network with other members of the community interested in wellness! *Submit your questions before our session to make sure your questions get answered.

Cost: $15.00 

Date: Thursday, April 6th at 7pm

Location: Sweet Leaf Cafe, 650 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Many of our modern diseases are related to inflammation in the body. Vanessa Berenstein, M.A., R.D., will teach the basics of the anti-inflammatory diet and how certain foods and herbs can prevent – and even reverse – inflammation. Participants will learn how to prepare two delicious and easy recipes from our anti-inflammatory kitchen. 

Cost: $25.00 pre-register, $30 at the door– Price includes admission, handouts, and samples!

Date: Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 6-8pm

Location: East Meets West Yoga Center, 8227 Old Courthouse Rd #310, Vienna, VA 

Fermentation & the Microbiome

Almost every native diet worldwide has a traditional fermented food. Fermentation is one of the oldest known preservation methods; some historians estimate it goes as far back as 6,000 BC!

Vanessa Berenstein, M.A., R.D., will teach you how fermented foods can help improve your health and add flavor to your meals! This class will include a demonstration, along with a recipe, for making your own delicious fermented vegetables.

Cost: $20.00 – Price includes admission, handouts, and samples!

Date: Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 6-7:30pm

Location: Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm Street, Suite 300
McLean, Virginia 22101

Meal Planning for the New Year

What if, with just a few hours a week, you could have your fridge and pantry stocked with delicious, satisfying and nourishing meals for the week? Vanessa Berenstein, M.A., R.D., will help you start the New Year right by teaching simple strategies for preparing meals and offering her advice on sticking to your resolution.

Cost: $20.00 – Price includes admission and handouts

Date: Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 6-7:30pm

Location: Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm Street, Suite 300
McLean, Virginia 22101

Botanical Kitchen Series

Learn how to use food & herbs in your kitchen to create delicious medicinal meals. With simple tips, you can become more self sufficient in achieving long term vibrant health!

Location:

Naturopathica

127 W 26th St (between 6th and 7th aves)

Thursday, Sept 8th 7-8:30pm:

Supporting Healthy Digestion

The gut is the key to the health of just about every body system! Gain insight on how to support the microbes in your gut to prevent disease and boost your health.

Thursday Sept 15th from 7-8:30pm:

Memory, Energy & Focus: Optimizing Brain Health  

Are you always tired and feeling foggy? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Learn how to support your brain functioning at peak levels with foods, herbs, and lifestyle tips.

Thursday, Sept 22nd from 7-8:30pm:

Eco Glamour: Hair, Skin & Nails

Gain insider tips on making your hair, skin and nails glow vibrantly from the inside out. No need to burn a hole in your wallet with expensive products or false marketing.

Thursday, September 29th from 7-8:30pm:

Building Immunity in the Fall

Dreading the winter sniffles and flu? Learn how to build up your immunity in the fall to prevent getting sick in the winter. 

Registration: $25 per workshop or $75 to attend all 4.

To reserve your spot, call (646) 979-3960 or RSVP below.

Garden to Table Workshop

As part of Lungs Harvest Arts Festival, I will be giving a free sensory tour of the garden. We will harvest herbs and seasonal produce, then prepare a simple and delicious recipe. 

When: Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Location:

LaGuardia Corner Gardens

511 LaGuardia Place

Cost: Free!

RSVP to reserve your spot

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Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training

August 26-28, 2016

Kripalu Center

57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 

Wix Wellness Week

July 5th-8th

Wix Lounge Co-working

235 W 23rd St, 8th floor

Weeklong worksite wellness event featuring health & wellness workshops, a Reboot & Recharge station, and a Mini Spa for relaxation.

Functional Forum: Mediterranean Summer Tasting

Monday, June 6th at 6:30pm

Kima Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness

7 W 22nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Fermentation and the Microbiome

 

Saturday May 21st at 2-4:30pm

East Meets West Medicine Fest

Centre for Social Innovation

Intensive Room White

 601 West 26th Street 

New York, NY 10001 

 

 

The Future of Nutrition: Nutrigenomics & the Microbiome

 

Saturday May 21st at 11am-12pm

East Meets West Medicine Fest

Centre for Social Innovation

Intensive Room White

 601 West 26th Street 

New York, NY 10001 

 

 

La Microbioma Saludable

Teopantli Kalpulli, Mexico

Consejo de Visiones

November 23, 2015

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