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Mindful Nutrition

Caryn Hufford

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Tapping into internal state of being, noticing hunger cues, and practicing non-judgement can help support one’s nutrition-related goals, whether they be weight loss, healthier eating, or simply a desire to enjoy food more. Mindfulness training and yoga have myriad, proven benefits, and both can help provide a different way of looking at the food choices we make.

This workshop will provide techniques for eating mindfully and will discuss foods that improve mood and well-being, along with chair yoga and breathing exercises that can help bring about a more balanced state. [Note: for the chair yoga portion we will mostly be sitting in chairs doing adapted yoga poses, with a few standing poses that have the option of using the chair for support.]

During this session, attendees will:

  • Employ mindful eating strategies that will make for healthier eating decisions

  • Use chair yoga and breathing exercises to improve mood and well-being

Caryn Hufford, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian with experience in nutrition that includes
long-term care, higher education, foodservice, and community work. She has also had a long
interest in yoga and became a certified RYT-200 teacher almost 2 years ago, and since then has
been teaching chair yoga and beginner yoga classes to a dedicated group of ballroom dancers.
Caryn has been a ballroom dancer herself for the last 12 years, has participated in competitions,
and teaches beginner dance lessons for adults.

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