Saturday, September 21

Apple Symposium Stage

 

Stage Emcee: Elysabeth Alfano

 

11:45-12:30 - Sid Garza-Hillman & Megan Scott "Vegan Parenting Panel"

 

  

 

Sid Garza-Hillman, podcaster and YouTuber, is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy, and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps coach. He is the Wellness Programs director at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and race director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, horse, dog, and two cats.

 

Megan graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Journalism and went on to spend over a decade working as a reporter in radio and television. After starting a family, she transitioned into public relations, marketing, and writing. A constant doer who loves health, nutrition, fitness and food, Megan switched to a vegan lifestyle after learning about the way it benefits health, the environment, and the animals. Her goal in starting Planted Table Meals is show people new to a vegan diet how incredibly delicious it can be and how great you can feel after removing animal products from your diet.

 

12:40-1:15 - Mirko Buchwald, Gary Whitaker & Will Tucker "Vegan Athletes Panel"

 

    

 

Mirko is a 6th degree vegan black belt and a two-time British karate champion. He was raised in a vegetarian household and has been vegan for over 40 years. As a teenager he joined the anti fox hunting group, the Hunt Saboteurs, which led to a lifelong passion for animal activism and direct action. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects. He teaches at his studio in Haight Ashbury.

 

As the owner and founder of PlantBased Fitness and co-founder of PlantPowered Brothaz, Coach Gary Whitaker's mission is to positively impact lives through state-of-the-art physical fitness techniques and plant-based nutrition. He is an American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Elite Coach. Currently he is studying for his doctoral degree in Holistic Sports Nutrition from the University of Natural Health. Additionally, he offers cooking classes, meal prep services, and community wellness events at his studio in Oakland.

 

Will Tucker is a four-time Natural Bodybuilding Champion, the owner WTF! (Will Tucker Fitness), a frequent contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, a certified fitness trainer, and speaker. He constantly dispels the myth that animal protein is required to build an outstanding physique. Many of his clients have eliminated the need for prescription medications while eradicating physical ailments.

 

1:25-2:15 - Dr. Will Tuttle "Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food"

 

 

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet, published in 16 languages, is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. He is also the author of several other books on spirituality, intuition, and social justice, as well as the creator of online wellness and advocacy programs. A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk, he is featured in a number of documentaries and is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter. His Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

2:25-3 - Lamiaa Bounahmidi "Overcoming Women's Hormone Imbalances with Nutrient-Rich Vegan Diet: Case of Infertility, PCOS, Menopause"

 

 

Lamiaa Bounahmidi is the founder and CEO of WeTheTrillions, a Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to reengineer preventative healthcare through food. Lamiaa is a data engineer and holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris focusing on biotech and innovation. She started her career in health insurance and then the pharmaceutical industry before joining Grameen Creative Lab in Germany, founded by the Nobel Prize Professor Mohammad Yunus in Wiesbaden, Germany. She is also an active element of the social business movement worldwide through multiple organizations and has won multiple awards from MIT Enterprise Forum Skoll Foundation, Google Entrepreneurs and Harvard Startup Weekend. Lamiaa was listed among the top 50 most impactful social innovators globally by the social innovation summit in India.

 

3:10-3:50 - Adam Chapman, Jeff Burkhard & Tristan Mirman "Interactions Between Alcohol and Food: The Latest Trends" A review of Spirits, Society and Sustainability Panel”

 

    

 

Boasting over a decade of experience in the Bay Area with leading roles in the culinary and hospitality industries, Adam Chapman brings a developed passion, creativity, and expertise to his role as director of operations at Gibson. Inspired by his family’s Northern Maine vegetable garden, Chapman grew up cooking alongside his mother and by 23 was named executive chef at Cotes, one of Maine’s top restaurants. While at Cotes, he was one of 20 chefs from around the world invited to the inaugural Pro Chef Course at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Chapman then headed to California, completing his training at the Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena while acting as manager and beverage director at the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur. Soon after, Chapman joined Bacar, a top 100 restaurant in San Francisco, where he was named general manager, and then managing partner. Partnerships with the Puccini Restaurant Group and Chez Papa Resto followed before Chapman joined the Daniel Patterson Group, designing the beverage programs for acclaimed restaurants such as Plum, Alta, Haven, Aster, and Coi. Chapman introduces a collaborative and hands-on approach to Gibson, overseeing the beverage program and daily operations while interacting closely with guests to create a more immersive dining experience. He has a chef-driven ethos when artfully crafting cocktails, enlightening guests with new, clever flavor profiles and rare, sought-after spirits. Since Gibson’s inception, Chapman’s creative cocktails have received local and national recognition from The New York Times, Forbes and 7x7’s “50 Most Iconic Cocktails in San Francisco.”

 

Jeff Burkhart is both an award-winning journalist and an award-winning bartender. His Barfly column (Marin Independent Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Tallahassee Democrat) was voted best column in California in 2014 (California Newspaper Publishers Association, CNPA) and he has been voted best bartender in the North Bay three times; by the readers of Bohemian Magazine (2008), the readers of the Marin IJ (2018), and the readers of the Pacific Sun (2019). He has also contributed spirits/historical features to San Francisco Magazine, GFF Magazine, Capture Magazine and National Geographic Assignment. Burkhart has also published 19 different titles through Pomegranate Communications (including perennial Amazon Top 100 entry Can You Name Them All?) selling into the hundreds of thousands of copies. jeffburkhart.net/about

 

Tristan Mirman is the founder and CEO for Batiste Rhum, the first Eco-Positive rhum production available in the USA. Tristan’s professional career encompasses a broad spectrum including work beginning as a licensed holistic medicine practitioner, glass artist and entrepreneur in energy saving projects for large commercial buildings. His career has evolved to include work as a creative director and international product designer/developer, and now entrepreneur in consumer pack- aged goods. Throughout all of his work, Tristan emphasizes and communicates the importance of ecologically correct sustainable practices that focus on “reduce, reuse and recycle” guidelines.

 

4-5 - Michael Greger, MD FACLM “HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers"

 

  

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements is all donated to charity.

 

5-5:45 - Nassim Nobar, Kim Le, Anna Luberoff & Monica Chen "Future of Farming Panel"

 

       

 

Nassim Nobari co-founded Seed the Commons, a grassroots organization dedicated to wresting food systems from corporate control and building a vegan ethic though programs such as gardening workshops and an online resource center. In 2015, Seed the Commons launched the People’s Harvest Forum, an annual conference on radical food politics. Nassim also organized a farmers'contingent at the 2018 Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march in San Francisco.

 

Kim is the CEO and co-founder of Prime Roots, a company that is dedicated to making delicious meatless and seafoodless products using an all-natural superprotein that is homegrown in Northern California. As a daughter of a chef, life-long foodie, and scientist, Kim is committed to making positive environmental impacts through changing our food system to be more sustainable and equitable for all.

 

Anna Luberoff is the Garden Programs Manager at CommunityGrows, where she works to connect low-income and youth of color in San Francisco to the natural world through garden education. She has worked at intersection of youth development and sustainable agriculture for over 10 years throughout New England and the Bay Area, at organizations including Hampshire College’s Farm Education Collaborative, The Food Project, and Urban Adamah. She believes that co-powering youth to grow their own food is key to creating a more just and sustainable food system.

 

Monica Chen is the National Programs Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. By educating young people and stakeholder audiences about the realities of factory farming, FFAC works to build both a consumer base for a sustainable, compassionate food system and an informed citizenry that supports cultural and legislative change.

Pear Cooking Stage

 

12-12:45 - Elysabeth Alfano "Breakfast Power Bowl"

 

 

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Interview Series on WGN Radio, #JaneUnChained, iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and more. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for NPR Member Station KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes which she has cooked on WGN-TV, WCIU and Veg Fests around the nation, where she also speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet. For more info, visit ElysabethAlfano.com.

 

1-1:45 - Lisa Books-Williams "Apple Pie Balls"

 

 

Personal chef, caterer, instructor, restaurant consultant and professional “vegucator,” Chef Lisa Books-Williams has been sharing the joys and benefits of plant-based foods since 2005. She was named Vegan Iron Chef (San Francisco, 2013), and is also an award- winning raw foods chef (Best of Raw NYC 2010). Utilizing her MS in healthcare, she developed the culinary portion of the Plant-Based Diet Program for Kaiser Permanente.

 

2-2:45 - Timaree Hagenburger "Breakfast Revisited - Foodie Bar™ Style"

 

 

Timaree Hagenburger is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College. She also works in corporate wellness, writes a monthly newspaper column, has a regular segment on California Bountiful TV, and runs her own podcast called "Office Hours with The Nutrition Professor." Her first book is titled The Foodie Bar Way: One Meal. Lots of Options. Everyone’s Happy.

 

3-3:40 - Amy Kunde "Sangria Seitan"

 

 

After living with two vegans at home, Amy Kunde wanted to explore how to support them and their dietary preferences. She learned how this lifestyle makes sense in so many ways, and founded Veggie Geeks to help families eat vegan meals while saving time and energy. Now her company home-delivers prepared vegan meals and also caters for groups up to 40.

 

4-4:45 - Tirzah Love “Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Stir Fried Veggies”

 

 

Chef Tirzah Love is a private chef for the Sacramento Kings and a caterer through her company Tirzah Catering LLC. Additionally she teaches cooking classes at Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, CA. She was a featured chef on the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games (Family Edition). Forever a student, she tirelessly works towards expanding her knowledge base by researching healing foods, reading cookbooks, and creating fresh new recipes for her clients.

 

5-5:45 - Plant Based Records: DJ Cavem's "Making Beats With Fresh Veggies (Workshop)"

 

 

DJ Cavem shows youth how to write, produce on Beets. This workshop covers beat making to song composing, sampling, and lyrics. This workshop shows youth how to raise awareness of environmental sustainability, community change, climate change, food justice, health, and wellness through music. As a performance artist, speaker, and vegan chef, Dr Ietef "Dj Cavem" Vita has shared the stage with Nick Jonas, Kimball Musk, Arrested Development. Cody Chesnutt, Quest Love, Wyclef Jean, Gail Simmons (Top Chef), Bobby Flay, and Sunny Anderson. As a vegan chef, he has served clients such as Wilson Chander (NBA), Jaden and Willow Smith, David Avocado Wolf, and Rainbeau Mars. www.chefietef.com

Banana Symposium Stage

 

12-12:30 - Rynda Laurel & VRY present: Mental Health Nutrition for Vegans

 

  

 

This presentation will focus on key factors a vegan lifestyle needs to maintain good mental health.

 

Rynda Laurel is the founder of VRY everyday, a wellness brand with a mission to help support emotional wellbeing, mental health and biochemical recovery using nutrition, supplements and various wellness modalities. Rynda found natural solutions for mental health issues through her own journey and is now teaching others. She is a certified Recovery Nutrition Coach and Wellness Entrepreneur. Rynda also has an extensive background in the music, entertainment, brand, and online space where she still works with a select number of clients. www.vryeveryday.com and www.atRynda.com

 

12:40-1:40 - Judges: Susie Burch, Alex Kopelyan & Aylon Steinhart “Kelp Tank Pitch Hour”

 

        

 

Susie Picken Burch is a lifelong marketer and networker with a graduate degree in Macroeconomics and Marketing. From her early days selling homemade nylon cabbage patch dolls to her elementary school friends in Toronto, to a robust career as a marketing executive for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, The Hershey Company and now Miyoko's Creamery, Susie infuses energy and inspiration into making brands memorable and relatable. She balances her time nurturing Miyoko's Creamery, the fastest growing cheese and butter company in the U.S., and the hearts and minds of her four kids and dog, all with deft juggling and a good sense of humor.

 

Alex Kopelyan is the Program Director & Partner at IndieBio. He works with teams on their business plans, customer discovery, fundraising, communication, and more. He brings together corporate and academic partners to help accelerate IndieBio companies. Alex holds a PharmD from the University of Iowa and has a background across the clinical, global health, and startup worlds. He’s passionate about transforming our health system’s approach to nutrition, mental, and behavioral health, as well using biology to create sustainable technology to benefit people and the planet.

 

Aylon is the founder / CEO of Eclipse Foods, a Y Combinator-backed startup making plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from conventional dairy. Aylon has spoken regularly on food innovation at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Berkeley, and Stanford and has worked with companies such as Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Kellogg’s. In his work at the Good Food Institute, the leading non-profit in the alternative protein space, Aylon incubated dozens of startups and advised investors and strategic partners on alternative proteins. Aylon has co-founded two startups and studied at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

 

1:50-2:10 - Aylon Steinhart

 

  

Aylon is the founder / CEO of Eclipse Foods, a Y Combinator-backed startup making plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from conventional dairy. Aylon has spoken regularly on food innovation at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Berkeley, and Stanford and has worked with companies such as Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Kellogg’s. In his work at the Good Food Institute, the leading non-profit in the alternative protein space, Aylon incubated dozens of startups and advised investors and strategic partners on alternative proteins. Aylon has co-founded two startups and studied at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

 

2:15-3 - From Gangs to Gardens | Film Screening, Lecture, Q & A

 

      

  

Inspirational sustainability and urban farming workshop. This workshop is designed to educate participants with the language and the newest innovations in permaculture and urban farming (indoor and outdoor). Using the platform of Eco HipHop to engage and captivate, as we discuss food deserts and gang intervention through community gardens. This workshop is hands-on and explores the process of sprouting, planting, and cultivating indoor and outdoor gardens. We highlight green jobs and holistic entrepreneurialism, while connecting with nature, exploring the benefits of forging, eating off of the land, community gardens, composting and fermentation.

 

Panel Discussion with Special Guests:

  

Host / Dr. Ietef DJ Cavem Vita - Ph.D. Urban Ecology & Father of EcoHipHop is the cofounder of Plant Based Records. VeganChef Ietef is more than a Bboy, he’s an OG (organic gardener), MCEE & DJ. Check out the new Ep “BIOMIMICZ” from Grammy-nominated Music Educator is using Eco HipHop as a platform of engagement and education on the subjects of nutrition, environmental awareness. He was featured in the New ICE ON FIRE film on Oprah Magazine and the June/July issue of Taste of Home Magazine 2015. www.chefietef.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/veganchefietef - DJ CAVEM Instagram/Twitter: @ietef #BIOMIMICZ #ECOHIPHOP

  

Christian Walker - Artist, Master Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Eco Clothing Designer, Creative Director at SoleSpace Oakland. Passionate about Fashion, Community, and The Environment. Instagram: @CHR1ST1VN.

  

Nuimira Bes- is a writer, Artist/Social Entrepreneur/Holistic Wellness Advocate vocalist and award-winning filmmaker & leadership development/project manager for the 2020 Sacred Woman 20th Anniversary world book tour.

  

Baba Zumbi of ZION-I - Oakland based hiphop artist paving the way for conscious hip-hop in the late 90s. From “Mind over matter” to “Ritual mystic”, Baba Zumbi adapters like climate change Setting the bar high With energetic performances. www.zionicrew.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/zionicrew Instagram: @zion_i_crew

 

3:05-4:05 - Hope Bohanec “Vegan Living Made Easy (and Joyful!)”

 

 

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 25 years and has published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement, and serves as Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns. Hope is also the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a California based vegan advocacy organization. She is the primary organizer for the annual Conscious Eating Conference at UC Berkeley, Berkeley Earth Day, and the Sonoma County VegFest.

 

4:15-5 - Elysabeth Alfano "Interview with Lucas Meachem"

 

 

  

 

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans podcast series. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes. At veg fests around the nation she speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet. For more info, visit ElysabethAlfano.com.

 

Grammy® Award winner Lucas Meachem is one of the most sought-after singers of today, captivating audiences with his "earnest appealing baritone" (New York Times). He performs regularly at major opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris and Los Angeles Opera. In concert he has appeared as a soloist in works such as Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Emmanuel Villaume and Fauré's Requiem with Seiji Ozawa. In 2018 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with Penderecki's St Luke's Passion.

Grape Stage

 

11:30-12:45 - Groovy Judy

 

  

Whether she is rocking the stage at some of San Francisco’s longest-running and most popular events or entertaining crowds at the legendary Great American Music Hall, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Groovy Judy has become one of the Bay Area’s most recognizable musicians. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Groovy Judy’s classic riffs and warm personality have endeared her to fans everywhere. groovyJudy.com

 

1-2:30 - Lilian Borunda

 

  

Lilian Borunda attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy. She has been in various choirs and bands throughout her life. Lilian has recorded and performed in New York City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Austin, Long Island, Little Rock, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Originally from Northern California, she has a blues/rock acoustic style.

 

2:45-3:30 - IndiviDúo

 

  

Californian songwriter Tiffany Joy and Colombian musician Maqui Reyes met in 2010 in Buenos Aires and decided to set their solo musical careers aside to form the dynamic Latin pop dúo “IndiviDúo.” The unique story of this duo transforms their music into something special, cosmopolitan - as eclectic and joyful as the two themselves. Singers, performers, and composers, these “IndiviDúos” manage to translate their talent into songs that take the listener on a journey. The energy they generate on stage is a unique alchemy, a true experience for the viewer who can feel that something special vibrates wherever these two share their voices and souls. individuomusic.com

 

3:45-4:30 - Sarah Matthews

 

  

Sarah Matthews, born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She is what you'd call "blue-eyed soul." She finished her first album "As I Am" (a mix of blues, alternative-rock and neo-soul) and is currently working on a second album. Also a classically trained singer, Sarah has sung on big stages with live orchestras all around the world and recently traveled on a music tour to Greece this past summer. Sarah earned her Masters in Music Education and teaches music to elementary school students during the week. She loves writing music with her co-producer/writer Bill Widdess and is excited to perform at the Vegetarian Food Festival as she is also a vegetarian and an animal rights advocate.

 

4:45-5:30 - Lauren Wahl

 

  

Lauren Wahl is a Santa-Cruz based singer-songwriter and lead singer of her band Simply Put. Her LP “Field Notes” was released Aug 2019 and is avail on Pandora and all major digital platforms. Her EP “Hello, Baby” was released March 2018. For more information go to simplyputmusic.com

 

Mind/Body Fitness Zone

 

Fitness Zone

 

12-12:50 - Susanne Staehr of The Pilates Workshop SF "Pilates Mat"

 

 

Susanne Staehr has been a certified teacher of the Classical Pilates Method for 20 years and offers energetic and inspiring classes and private instruction. She completed both the Advanced Pilates Teacher Training Program and the Master’s Program with the highly esteemed Pilates Center of Boulder, CO and co-runs the Teacher Training Program here in San Francisco. Susanne offers workshops and teaching clinics around the country and abroad.

 

1-1:45 - Plant Based Fitness: Body Weight Fundamentals

 

   

 

Breanna is a licensed STRONG by Zumba Instructor, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Plant-Based Nutrition Expert, and Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner. Born and raised in Michigan, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Education and is studying for her Doctoral Degree in Holistic Sports Nutrition. Coach Bree currently resides in Oakland, California with her daughter where she co-operates PlantBased Fitness Transformation Studio and facilitates Organizational Wellness through her consulting company Thryve Wellness Solutions.

 

As the owner and founder of PlantBased Fitness and co-founder of PlantPowered Brothaz, Coach Gary's mission is to positively impact lives through state-of-the-art physical fitness techniques and plant-based nutrition. He is an American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Elite Coach. Currently he is studying for his doctoral degree in Holistic Sports Nutrition from the University of Natural Health. Additionally, he offers cooking classes, meal prep services, and community wellness events at his studio in Oakland.

 

2-2:45 - Mirko Buchwald “Zanshin SF Class and Black Belt Demonstration”

 

 

Mirko is a 6th degree vegan black belt and a two-time British karate champion. He was raised in a vegetarian household and has been vegan for over 40 years. As a teenager he joined the anti-fox hunting group, the Hunt Saboteurs, which led to a lifelong passion for animal activism and direct action. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects. He teaches at his studio in Haight Ashbury.

 

3-3:50 - Holly Furgason "Blue Sparrow Pilates Mat Class"

 

  

Holly has over 19 years of experience teaching Pilates and is the founder and CEO of the Merrithew™ Licensed Training Center in San Francisco, Blue Sparrow Pilates. Offering a wealth of experience in working with diverse clientele from professional athletes to those in rehabilitation, Holly publishes the teaching blog The Hatchery and has contributed to Pilates Style Magazine, PilatesIntel, Pilates-Pro, PilatesPal, and Profitable Pilates. Additionally, she is a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Fascial Movement, CORE™ and Total Barre®. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from Mills College in Oakland.

 

4-4:50 - Swami Arivananda "Integral Yoga"

 

  

Swami Arivananda has been teaching Integral Yoga practices since 2008. Previously, she enjoyed an eclectic career as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer for over 30 years. She also owned and operated a performing arts center and ballet company. In addition, she and her partner of 20 years developed a software company focusing on interactive multimedia and training programs. Arivananda also served the Living Yoga Trainees in Yogaville, the main ashram in Buckingham VA.

 

See www.integralyogasf.org and contact Swami Arivananda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

5-5:45 - Universal Yoga 

 

Mind Zone

 

12-12:50 - Wendell Doman “Foot Reflexology for Self-Care”

 

 

Wendell has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area with holistic healing since 2012. He traveled to Thailand to study Thai Foot Reflexology in 2010. Upon returning, he pursued advanced training in professional massage at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy.

 

3-3:45 - Lisa K.Y. Wong, Center for Healing by Design "Get In Touch With Your Inner Doctor"

 

 

Lisa K.Y. Wong is the world’s first vegan acupuncturist to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, and is the founder of Center for Healing By Design. She uses the most organic and non-invasive ways of diagnosing and treating health challenges. Lisa is also the co-founder of the Vegan Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley and Vegan Entrepreneurs San Francisco, the first two US chapters of the global Vegan Entrepreneurs Network.

 

4-4:50 - James Brown "Vedic Meditation"

 

Kumquat Kids' Area

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11:45-12:30 - Community Grows Art Activity

 

1-1:45 - Kids Cooking Demonstration with Executive Chef, Lauren Mahlke

 

Chef Lauren Mahlke is a Bay-Area trained chef and Culinary School graduate. She has spent her career creating delicious recipes using locally grown, seasonal ingredients. She began her career as the culinary advisor and recipe developer for the We Olive franchise. Then she decided to pass on her love of cooking to the next generation and managed a children’s culinary program. Through that experience, she gained a strong understanding of children’s eating behaviors and how to get them to expand their palates. Lauren has taught cooking demonstrations and catered events of all sizes throughout the Bay Area. After transitioning to a plant-based diet, she is now focusing on creating delicious, heart-healthy meals without the use of animal products.

 

2-2:45 - Community Grows Garden Activity

 

3:45-4:30 - Community Grows Cooking "Snack-tivity"

 

Contact

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