Workshops & Events
2018 late winter/early spring schedule
(new classes added!)
Amara Wellness workshops:
Space is limited, register and reserve your spot today!
Cooking Class: Glorious Greens
March 22 from 12:00 to 2pm in Park Ridge, NJ
Sick of making the same veggies over and over in the same ways? Know you should be eating more greens, but have no idea how to make them taste better? Looking for inspiration to get out of a food rut? Join me for glorious greens and I’ll teach you about some of my most favorite green veggies (not only which ones I love but how to choose them, prep them and cook them for maximum health benefit AND taste!) If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet and have started to notice you’re more of a “junk food” vegetarian- do not miss this class!! AND if you’re happy and proud to be a carnivore (as am I), you’ll DEFINITLEY not want to miss this class. Everyone will enjoy a generous tasting of everything we make.
In person, hands-on classes are limited to 8 students.
All recipes will be gluten free and use organic ingredients whenever possible (other dietary restrictions may be accomodated, please make not upon registration).
On the Menu: greens galore! We’ll be working with kale, collards, chard and more!
All recipes will be gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free and use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Cost: $25 before March 15 ($35 after March 15)
NEW OPTION: Want to partipate in Glorious Greens from the comfort of your own kitchen?? YOU CAN!!
Join us virtually (you’ll receive an ingredient list in advance so you can cook-along).
Register HERE to reserve your virtual spot.
Cooking Class: Spring Food for Cleansing & Everyday
April 20 from 10:00 to 1pm in Park Ridge, NJ
Save the date! Details coming soon!
As a mom of 2 boys, 7 & 9 years old, I have taken several of Amara’s in person, online and over the phone classes relating to many aspects of keeping myself and my family healthy (and liking it). I had never taken my kids with me until the latest class I took, Eat the Rainbow, so I crossed my fingers that they would like Amara and all her wisdom as much as I do. All the kids were exposed to a wide variety of healthy food options and were empowered to choose whatever they wanted to try, test & sample. They were able to see other kids trying different foods and slowly broadened their horizons. In the meantime, the parents were instructed to give the kids the freedom to make their own choices, which was so insanely difficult but proved to be a huge lesson to me to let go and let them explore and build confidence in their choices. Since taking the class, I have been putting out a variety of food options for the kids to graze upon without instructing them how and what to eat, which lowers the collective stress level in our house at snack & meal times. Amara has a great ability to know just what you are going through and help you look at the situation from a different perspective. As for the kids, they gave Amara and the class a thumbs up:)Jill R.
I heard about Amara’s cooking class being linked to her Fiercely Intuitive Mamas program. I hope to expose my children to new healthy food options, and to allow them to expand their healthy food choices – and I received all that from the class.
I really enjoyed that children were allowed to be independent in their food choices, empowering them to make their own choices and be amazed from what new foods they liked. My kids thought that the class was fun, they felt good about themselves and excited to try incorporating their new food choices into daily meals/routines. They were also excited to help mommy cook.
Amara is calm, present, informative and knowledgeable. She guided the children, did not talk at them but engaged them.
I’m always interested in taking more classes with Amara for myself and my children.
Past Classes have included:
Cooking For A Healthy Immune System
February 15 from 10am to 1pm in Park Ridge, NJ
Make your time in the kitchen even more effective by learning to use immune supportive ingredients strategically. If taking charge of your health is a priority, you won’t want to miss this hands-on cooking class. Learn more about ingredients that are essential to support your immune system this time of year and how to incorporate these ingredients into simple and delicious everyday meals for the whole family.
3 hour hands-on class includes full lunch and recipes.
Menu: creamy vegetable soup; organic mediterranean chicken; glorious greens tart; chocolate cake (seriously)
All recipes are gluten free and can accomodate dairy free. All ingredients are organic whenever possible.
Hands-on cooking classes are limited to 8 participants
Cost: $45 before Feb 1st ($55 after Feb 1st).
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.
KIDS Cooking Class: Chocolate Lovers Workshop
February 23 from 10:30am to 12:15pm in Park Ridge, NJ
Crazy about chocolate? Me too!! Bring your kids as we learn how to make some of my family’s most favorite chocolate infused recipes. We’ll talk about the importance of choosing high quality ingredients and I’ll share some of my tricks for infusing a little bit of nutrition without sacrificing an ounce of yummy-ness.
On the Menu: Chocolate muffins, brownies, hot chocolate and more!
All recipes will be gluten free and use organic ingredients whenever possible.
This class is designed for kids 8 years + and will be limited to 8 participants. Parents are welcome to drop-off or stay. Price is per participant.
Cost: $25 before Feb 12 ($35 after Feb 12)
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.
Workshop: Optimize Your Family’s Nutrition for a Healthy Winter Season
A workshop about seasonal foods and eating habits to help balance your child’s (and yours too!) energy, mood and, of course, immune system. You’ll come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how specific seasonal foods affect our energy, mood, behavior and health, and how to optimize nutrition specifically for this time of year.
Cooking Class & Lunch: Cook Once; Eat Thrice cooking class & workshop
Sick of buying food only to throw half of it away? Tired of coming home tired and having to make an entire dinner from scratch every night? Ordering take-out or relying on packaged foods more often that you’d like?
In this class we will roll up our sleeves and learn creative strategies and techniques to help you reduce food waste as well as time spent in the kitchen. I’ll share and then we’ll practice the specific process I’ve developed over the years to help you maximize your time spent in the kitchen. You’ll leave this class with a nourished soul and your belly satisfied (and inspired to cook more at home!)
Menu: Cuban-style black bean soup; Chicken burritos; Thai-style coconut chicken and veggies; Curried chicken salad.
3 hour hands-on class includes lunch and recipes.
Workshop for families: Eat the Rainbow
January 11th from 4:15 to 5:30pm at Behaved Brain Wellness Center in Ho-Ho-Kus
Is your “picky eater” making you crazy?
Tired of begging, bribing and lecturing them?
Would you like to expose your kids to different foods but tired of spending time and money on ingredients only to get the “yuck” response
Grab the kids and join Amara for this family workshop and tasting opportunity. Kids will learn what gives food their colors naturally, why it’s important to eat a variety of foods and have a chance to taste a variety of delicious foods from the rainbow of colors. Picky eater welcome (I promise not to be offended if they hate everything!)
Tasting Menu will include: real jello; glorious green pasta; pumpkin spice muffins; fruit kebabs; chocolatey dessert and more!
Recipes will be provided so you can go home and make what they liked.
Cost: $25 before Jan 3rd or $35 after Jan 3rd Cost is for one adult and up to 2 children. Ideal for children in grades 3-5.