Fuel for Health

Dear Jack Foundation Fundraiser

with Diana Christinson
and special guests Sherrie Papa and Chef Cathy McKnight

11:00 am

Location: Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala
Help support Dear Jack Foundation's Breathe Now program for young adults affected by cancer.

Suggested donation amounts: $65 / $100. All donations will go directly to DJF. Every donor will receive an email confirmation with an attached donation receipt.
All donations are welcome.

Fuel for Health

Take a quick peak into the inner workings of your metabolism at the cellular level and how to hack your way out of the defective metabolic processes caused by standard diets. Learn why using fat as your primary food source boosts your health and longevity. You can eat your way to a healthier body and a sharper mind free from chronic disease!

Cooking demonstration.
Specific foods to eat to nourish your way to a healthy body. High fat and low carb food examples.
Easy changes with long term effects.
Lunch will be a citrus avocado ketogenic salad.
Recipe provided for the quick delicious dressing.
Yummy!!

Dear Jack Foundation

The Dear Jack Foundation supports initiatives and provides programming in order to promote positive health outcomes for adolescents and young adults (AYA), ages 15-39, from the moment they are diagnosed with cancer through survivorship.

Diana Christinson

Diana Christinson

Diana Christinson is the founder and Director of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Dana Point, CA. She is one of an honored group of students who studied with and received certification to teach the first and second series of Ashtanga yoga by its founder, Shri K Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, Sharat Rangaswamy, at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Diana lived in Asia for two years and began her yoga practice in Kyoto, Japan in 1987, which inspired her lifelong studies of Eastern Philosophy. She began teaching yoga in 1996, and in 1999, after practicing yoga for more than a decade, Diana took the first of 9 trips to India to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She founded Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala in 2005.

With a Master's degree in Psychology, and an appreciation for Eastern philosophies and meditation, Diana's approach is anchored by her passion to inspire students to use their yoga practice to keep their mind and body healthy. Teaching with an understanding and refinement informed by her anatomical knowledge and keen sense of touch, she is committed to the importance of the student-teacher connection and focuses on helping each student create a practice that is distinctive to the individual.  Read more...

Chef Catherine McKnight

Chef Cathy McKnight

25 years of professional cooking and entertaining with an emphasis on teaching others to create and cook from the Earth's resources... It started with an obsession with Julia Child. I watched her public television show and cooked up a storm starting at age 7. By the time I had finished mypre-law college education at U.C. Davis I knew that my real passion was cooking. I took any course work I could afford at The California Culinary Academy in nearby San Francisco. I was fortunate to have to work my way through college. My job experience in restaurants that four years shaped me into the chef I am today.

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Sherrie Papa

Sherrie Papa

Dr. Sherrie Papa was born and raised in Miami Florida. She graduated cum laude from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2001.

Growing up, Sherrie took an early interest in holistic healthcare and was inspired by her own childhood chiropractor at twelve years old. It was then she decided she wanted to pursue a career in chiropractic. Dr. Papa feels blessed to be in a profession where she can make a difference in people's lives everyday. She looks forward to going into the office and teaching people how to access their own healing potential.

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