It's Not All About You: Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Diana Oppenheim
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Mar 31 - 31, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25
It's Not All About You: Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA, USA

Diana Oppenheim
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6 reviews

$25
Mar 31 - 31, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

A donation-based workshop to support conservation & social justice

Saturday, March 31st

10-2:30pm

In the Outer Sunset, SF

with Charity Khan & Diana Oppenheim


Have you considered transitioning to a plant-based diet but aren’t sure how to do so and maintain health and wellness? Are you concerned about the environmental impact of eating meat and dairy? Are you moved to action when confronted with the animal suffering that is a natural consequence an animal-based diet?


Our relationship to food can be complicated.  The food we choose to eat can have direct impact— on our own bodies, mind and spirit and also in our communities and the environment at large.    It is such an integral part of life, worthy of exploration, healing and action.  


Come to this workshop to explore, in a safe and non-judgmental container:

— The facts around the impact of animal agriculture on climate

— Health and wellness as it relates to a plant-based diet

— Yoga and Buddhist philosophies of non-harming and interconnection

— Your own inner dialogue and process around these issues


We will:

— Practice meditation and yoga

— Enjoy a simple, nourishing plant-based meal in community

— Hear Diana and Charity’s personal stories of transitioning to a plant-based diet

— Have time for sharing and inquiry in small groups and introspectively

— Set intentions


To bring:

— journal and pen

— yoga mat

— meditation cushion if you have one (we will have some cushions and chairs on hand)

— water bottle and mug for tea

— OPTIONAL: something simple (plant-based) to share as part of our community lunch


DONATIONS

This event is a suggest donation of $25.   However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  When you register, simply follow the discount codes based on how much you'd like to donate:


25- no discount code

20- TWENTY

15- FIFTEEN

10- TEN

5- FIVE

0- ZERO


Any and all donations will go toward supporting Vital Action Project, a conservation and social justice org with projects in the US and Central America.  They also happen to do vegan food share program.  They're rad- check them out:  www.vitalactionproject.org

Facilitators

Charity Kahn is a songwriter, musician, teaching artist and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, CA. She has released seven albums of award-winning music and is the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and mindfulness through her beloved family classes, camps and concerts. Charity also combines her passions for the Dharma and social and environmental justice in meditation classes, workshops, circles and concerts for grown-ups. She has been a practicing vegan since Mother’s Day, 2012.


Diana Oppenheim is an in-it-for-life yogi who considers herself a bridge. The inner world and the outer wold are connected and the practice of yoga is a chance to sift through the murkiness of both in a way that empowers you. Diana works hard to create a quiet, contemplative and focused space that is inclusive of everyone. She teaches methodically yet leaves room for intuition.  Aside from yoga, her passion for direct action, environmental and social justice and being immersed and in awe of nature take up most of her time.  She has had an interesting path toward veganism, and has fully committed to transition recently in December of 2017.  



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Diana Oppenheim
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I am a San Francisco-based yoga teacher. I love being in nature and hope to inspire as many people to get out into nature and slow down so we can connect to the present moment.

Reviews

I've been practicing yoga and backpacking for over 10 years but have never enjoyed them together and didn't fully understand how intertwined the activities were until this trip, which deepened my love and appreciation for both. Diana is one of the best yoga instructors I've ever had - her knowledge of the body and mind is vast, her instructions are purposeful and practicing with her is energetic and challenging. Duncan's lessons on minimalist backpacking and venturing off trail have changed my approach to nature forever. I am so thankful for whatever force brought these two wonderful human beings together because their combined love for nature, life and yoga is infectious - you will come out of this experience inspired and re-charged (and maybe a little sore).
By Nina Parikh for Yoga + Backpacking Level 2 on Aug. 02, 2018
LK
Diana is incredible. She holds space like no other and has an enormous heart! I always feel so well taken care of when I am in her classes or on her retreats. I highly recommend exploring one of her unique and adventurous and nurturing retreats! I promise you won't regret one bit : )
By Lindsey Kraten for Yoga + Backpacking 101 on May. 25, 2018
Diana's Point Reyes retreat was the perfect setting for a really special retreat! She had a very well thought out schedule which we kept to, and each yoga session was well planned and great for the setting. Accommodations were very cozy and peaceful. The meals were outstanding!! We did a lengthy hike that was an intense workout, which led us to a picnic lunch on the beach. Overall, I had a really great time and loved all of the people who attended. Diana was extremely organized and just so thoughtful with every single detail. I'm looking forward to attending another retreat with her again!
By Kandace Kaylor for Yoga + Hiking Retreat on May. 14, 2018
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What an amazing trip with Diana and Duncan! As someone who hasn't backpacked in over a decade, I wasn't sure what to expect. Duncan and Diana are such a wonderful team though. They created a supportive and welcoming environment where I could safely play with the edge of my comfort zone. I would definitely go on another trip with them if the ever presents itself.
CS
A truly magical weekend! The space created by Duncan & Diana to experience the outdoors in a rigorous and challenging way was diligently balanced with mindfulness, yoga, and collective learning that deeply infused our backpacking adventure in the wilderness.
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