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Root And Nourish: Herbs For Mental Health

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Virtual Event
Abbey Rodriguez  and Jennifer Kurdyla | Root and Nourish Book Club

Our bodies have a remarkable hub of intelligence—and it’s not your brain. Our gut has its own nervous system, called the enteric nervous system, that operates independent of, and in conjunction with, our central nervous system. In this module, we’ll explore how what we eat affects our mood, energy levels, and overall mental health thanks to this two-way highway of communication. From the other end of the spectrum, we’ll look at some of the most powerful herbs and foods to bring calm, energy, focus, and clarity to our minds, and the impact of our mental health on the quality of our digestion vis-a-vis the microbiome.

Underscoring it all will be the three strands of mental activity at the heart of Ayurvedic psychology—sattva, rajas, and tamas—which can be used to describe our foods, activities, relationships, and more; by bringing more sattva (calm, ease, clarity) into our whole-life diet, we can move toward a more consistent state of energy and attention, which translates to being able to give more love to ourselves and each other.

Your Hosts: 

Abbey Rodriguez 

Abbey Rodriguez is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, herbalist, and food content creator. Over the last five years, she has been developing recipes for women and young families on her food and wellness blog, The Butter Half.  She is deeply passionate about the power of plants and nutrition, and teaching others about holistic wellness. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children. Visit her online at thebutterhalf.com and on Instagram: @thebutterhalf_.

Jennifer Kurdyla

Jennifer Kurdyla is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, yoga teacher, and writer. Plant-based since 2008, she learned to love food by experimenting with vegan and Ayurvedic cooking in her tiny New York kitchens. She is the co-author of Root & Nourish: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness (Tiller Press), and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more about her wellness services and educational resources at www.benourished.me and on Instagram @jenniferkurdyla

Additional Information

  • We have reserved tickets for people with limited means.  Email us at: Learn@thealchemistskitchen.com to redeem.  Please note, tickets are limited and are first come first serve.
  • After you complete your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom Login Information
  • Can’t attend in real time? No problem! A recording will be sent to you after the class.
  • Registration closes thirty minutes before the start of the event.
  • Tickets are non-reundable


June 17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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The Alchemist’s Kitchen
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Book Club: CLASS TWO
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