“Heal Your Body Ecology with Fermented Foods (Includes Cooking Class)”
We all know our earth’s ecology is in big trouble. But did you know that the same ecological crisis is taking place inside your own body?
In this event Marcella will share with you the latest research on the vital role gut health plays in managing mood swings, stabilizing food cravings, and normalizing body weight. She’ll also teach you how to make super-simple, super-yummy fermented foods that will bring your body, mind, and soul back into its true, natural balance.
I’m not a licensed therapist or counselor. I’m a natural foods chef, cooking instructor, and meditation teacher. Unlike many dieticians, nutritionists, and therapists, what I teach about food is not theoretical; it’s embodied.
I love food. I can help you love it, too.
My qualifications for this work have come through my commitment to my own healing and to the privileges I’ve had to be of service to others:
As a therapeutic foods chef, I know from over 17 years of practice how to stand in someone’s presence and sense intuitively what foods will most deeply nourish them.
My culinary career began in 1994, when I escaped corporate America to cook for cloistered meditators at Gampo Abbey, Pema Chödrön’s buddhist monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
While I was Chef at Five Sisters Ranch in Petaluma, California, I fed women who had come to heal their deepest heartbreak. Women who were too lovesick to get a meal down often told me they had a spiritual awakening from eating my food.
From 2005 to 2010 I was kitchen manager at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California, where I cooked for yogis deep in meditation and was regularly festooned with notes of gushing gratitude.