Learn how an ancient tactile ritual can help reduce stress and reinforce healthy-living behaviors in this hands-on workshop.
The goal of the event will be to share how an ancient ritual can help maximize our well-being by reducing stress and reinforce “healthy living” behaviors around the themes of:
- Acting with intention
- Expressing our authentic selves
- Being present in our daily tasks and activities
- Sharing with others
Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs
Dr. Beth Ricanati shares her journey from a stressed physician to making challah, writing a book and now sharing the Challah Practice™ with others.
Three Hands-on Experiences:
Dr. Beth Ricanati teaches the very simple process of making challah bread, and discusses how the ritual reinforces healthy living behaviors.
Classic Challah Practice™ Workshop – Making dough + lecture, with a focused conversation on living with intention (not just paying attention!).
Classic Challah Practice ™ Workshop – Making dough + lecture, with a focused conversation on being present.
Classic Challah Practice ™ Workshop – Braiding risen dough + lecture, with a focused conversation on sharing with others.
Dr. Beth Ricanati has spent her career focused on improving the well-being of her patient’s lives, in traditional medical clinics, wellness programs, and now as an author/speaker. She has worked at the Center for Women’s Health Center at NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center and at the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Health Center and in the Clinic’s Wellness Institute as Medical Director for a lifestyle modification program. Today she volunteers weekly at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, the largest clinic in the country for the underserved.
For the last several years, she has been speaking (both live and digitally) around the country, based on the premise of her award-winning book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs. Dr. Ricanati lives and works in Southern California.