You Are Not the Soup: A yoga and Zen benefit workshop for meeting your food and your body with equanimity
This is a benefit event and all proceeds will support Brooklyn Zen Center’s programming. Please contribute what you are able to between $20 – $100. Most importantly, alongside with any financial contribution you are able to make, please contribute your presence and participation in this workshop. Thank you.
Please click here to register. There is a limit of 20 participants. Registration closes on March 15th at 11:59pm.
“You are not the soup” is a traditional Zen teaching that reminds us that what we create in the kitchen is neither “good” nor “bad”. It is simply an outcome of mindful effort. So, too, is the practice on our yoga mats. In this workshop, we will explore this notion of effort-as-path on our mats and our plates as we look into the practice of meeting our bodies just as they are as well as watching, sensing, and experiencing our relationship to the food we prepare for our nourishment and enjoyment. The workshop will include:
• A slow, deep yoga flow tuning us into our bodily sensations while allowing all feelings and thoughts that arise to just be
• A collaborative meal cooked and shared together in the beautiful, serene kitchen at Brooklyn Zen Center
• Discussion and exploration around avenues of acceptance with food and our bodies
Kristin Miscall, LCSW, RYT
Kristin has worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years and maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She has a particular interest in working with food and body image problems, co-dependency, and love addiction. She is also an avid yoga practitioner and teacher as well as a dedicated member of Brooklyn Zen Center.
Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT Anastasia is a Nutrition Therapist and Yoga Instructor. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC, a Manhattan- based private practice where she specializes in disordered eating and body image issues. Anastasia incorporates mindfulness, yoga and body awareness into her work, empowering clients to learn how to nourish their body and soul.
To request a refund for any event except a class, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the beginning of the course or event. In the case of a class, you must notify BZC by the start of the first class. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days (except for classes) before an event less a $10 processing fee. Refunds are issued for class cancellations until the beginning of the first class. Less than seven days before a non-class event, we do not offer refunds. In all cases there are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.
Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.