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Meatless Monday: Leslie Cerier — The Culinary Tao of Beginner’s Mind

Teaching cooking, Leslie Cerier instructs to taste the recipe

By Ellen Kanner published in the Huffington Post January 12, 2015

When culinary instructor Leslie Cerier teaches her class, Spice it Up! — Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices at Kripalu this weekend, she’ll advise her students to “have a beginner’s mind.” Continue reading

“Growing towards the Light, A Day of Self Care”

Growing Towards the Light

A Day of Self Care for the Wood Element April 21, 10:30AM – 4:30PM

  With Leslie Cerier, Nini Melvin & Rebecca Shwartz

Spring is a time of rebirth. The seeds that gestated in winter sprout roots and begin to rise and grow toward the warmth and light. Dreams and visions begin to become reality.

  •   Learn about the wood element in Chinese Medicine.
  •   Embody, balance and restore through meditative movements and self shiatsu.
  •   Learn hands on vegetarian gluten free cooking to nourish ourselves with food from the earth and sea.
  •   Discover the energetics and science behind foods to eat during spring time, and how to use food as natural medicine.

April 21, 10:30 – 4:30 Shutesbury, MA.

Call 413-259-1695 for more information.
Cost is $125 Includes gourmet lunch!
To register Please send your check to

Leslie Cerier, 58 Schoolhouse Road, Amherst, MA 01002 (include your email and phone #)

Click here to register online with a credit card

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” is a chef, teaching nutrition and hands-on vegetarian cooking, using local,   seasonal,  and organic foods. She has written many cookbooks, and is a national authority on gluten-free cooking and  baking. www.lesliecerier.com


Nini MelvinNini Melvin teaches shiatsu and five element, meridian movement. She has a private practice here in Massachusetts. www.PresenTouch.com




Dr Rebecca ShwartzRebecca Shwartz is a naturopathic physician and five element acupuncturist. She has private practices in Northampton, Massachusetts and Brattleboro, VT. www.DrRebeccaShwartz.com