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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: Eating You Alive

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

With Sandi Rechenmacher, NC Eating You Alive is a documentary that takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information, and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time. This documentary features leading medical experts and researchers who attest to the overwhelming numbers of people in the US who struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction...needlessly. There IS a connection between American dietary habits and the rise of chronic diseases! Learn more and take back your health. 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Your Centarian Kitchen: How To Cook Like the World’s Healthiest People

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutritionist and Chef Jenny Brewer Join Chef Jenny in this 3-day cooking series to learn how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people. In this three-class series, we’ll prepare delicious recipes created from ingredients from these cultures, including Japan; Italy and Greece. You’ll also be inspired by stories of the people, foods, and routines of healthy elders and understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health. This class will be primarily vegetarian, with some use of wild fish and pasture raised eggs. In those cases, there will be a vegan option. Class meets Thursdays, September 6, 13 and 20, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Price includes a glass of red wine. Series ticket price covers all three days. About the Instructor: Jenny Brewer is a nutritionist and natural foods chef who believes healthy food should be fun and flavorful. She's a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City, has a Masters Degree in Nutrition and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Dim Sum Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$40.00

With Chef Eric Adema In this class you will learn to hand-make spicy shrimp & scallop shu mai, five spice chicken dumplings, vegan/gluten free sweet pea & mushroom dumplings, and Nai Wong Bao or sweet custard steamed buns.  You will also learn to make simple dipping sauces for the dumplings & shu mai.  At the end we will fire up the steamers & enjoy a Dim Sum feast paired with some great Asian beers! About the Instructor: Chef Eric Jan Adema first learned his passion for food while cooking his great grandmother’s recipes with his mother as a kid. In 1989 his family took over the Boulders Inn in Connecticut, and by age 24 he became the head chef . In 2003, Eric moved to San Francisco where he worked as a chef & restaurant consultant for over 10 years. He now lives in Boulder Creek .

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: Fed Up

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

With Sandi Rechenmacher, NC Fed Up is the film that the food industry doesn’t want you to see. It is a documentary that focuses on the causes of obesity in the US, presenting evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of "Big Sugar" in blocking attempts to enact policies to address the issue. FED UP will change the way you think about food from here on forward! Learn more and take back your health. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Your Centarian Kitchen: How To Cook Like the World’s Healthiest People

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutritionist and Chef Jenny Brewer Join Chef Jenny in this 3-day cooking series to learn how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people. In this three-class series, we’ll prepare delicious recipes created from ingredients from these cultures, including Japan; Italy and Greece. You’ll also be inspired by stories of the people, foods, and routines of healthy elders and understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health. This class will be primarily vegetarian, with some use of wild fish and pasture raised eggs. In those cases, there will be a vegan option. Class meets Thursdays, September 6, 13 and 20, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Price includes a glass of red wine. Series ticket price covers all three days. About the Instructor: Jenny Brewer is a nutritionist and natural foods chef who believes healthy food should be fun and flavorful. She's a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City, has a Masters Degree in Nutrition and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

With Self-Taught Artist Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and still life subject provided. All you have to do is reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia cultivated her creative side with colored pencils and has only recently branched out to watercolor, a new and exciting medium. She loves using her images to illustrate the nutrition education handouts she makes. You can find her on social media at madias_sketchbook on instagram!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Your Centarian Kitchen: How To Cook Like the World’s Healthiest People

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutritionist and Chef Jenny Brewer Join Chef Jenny in this 3-day cooking series to learn how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people. In this three-class series, we’ll prepare delicious recipes created from ingredients from these cultures, including Japan; Italy and Greece. You’ll also be inspired by stories of the people, foods, and routines of healthy elders and understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health. This class will be primarily vegetarian, with some use of wild fish and pasture raised eggs. In those cases, there will be a vegan option. Class meets Thursdays, September 6, 13 and 20, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Price includes a glass of red wine. Series ticket price covers all three days. About the Instructor: Jenny Brewer is a nutritionist and natural foods chef who believes healthy food should be fun and flavorful. She's a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City, has a Masters Degree in Nutrition and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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