Welcome to the online version of Nutrition for a Yogi. This is a powerful course and can render extremely effective results. Over the course of the next eight weeks, you will have the opportunity to choose between levels of intensity within this cleansing program. Please be forewarned that the highest level of intensity is not always the most appropriate in the long term even though it can have the greatest impact in the short term. 
Whenever we are looking at nutritional plans, it is important to consider both short and long term impacts. There is also need to make a distinction between cleansing, meant to be short lived, and a dietary plan, meant to have a longer application. For the purposes of this course, dietary plans are applied in phases: for a portion of the year, one can be more strict with their diet and for another portion, one can be less strict. This schedule allows for more natural life and seasonal rhythms. 
One can and should expect their body weight and size to fluctuate within a certain range of pounds and body fat throughout the year. This is natural and normal. The full application of this nutritional course will very likely bring you to your smallest weight of the year. However, a dietary plan is not effective if it doesn’t prepare its followers for the transition out of a strict diet. 
This course aims to aid you to your ideal weight and guide you back out of an intense dietary plan into a broad one. While the student may not keep off all the weight they have lost, they walk away with an experience of being highly fit, deep cellular cleansing, and a plan for the year.

Eight Week Implementation of Dietary Plan:

Week 1: Prepare for an eight week cleanse & add healthy foods into the diet.

Week 2: Begin Whole30 nutrition plan. 

Week 3: Begin intermittent fasting. 

Week 4: Implement a ketogenic diet. 

Week 5: Implement kitchen scale and cronometer. 

Week 6: Explore various forms of fasting. 

Week 7: Implement feast/famine cycling & adjust nutrition based on the seasons. 

Week 8: Create a personalized plan for moving forward. 

What's included?

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Week 0: Preliminary Quizes
Nutrition for a Yogi Online- Health and Wellness Survey and Health Journal Week 0.pdf
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Week 1: Eating Clean and Getting Prepared!
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 1 Online Course.pdf
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Beans and Legumes.pdf
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Meditation for Nutrition for a Yogi Week 1.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 1.mov
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Week 2: Starting the Whole30
Nutrition for a Yogi Online Course Week Two Outline .pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 2 Recap Video.mov
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 2 Zoom Phone Call audio_only.m4a
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Week 3: Cholesterol, Insulin and Intermittent Fasting
High Cholesterol_ Nutrition for a Yogi Online Week 3.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 3_ On Insulin.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 3_ Fasting.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 3 Audio.m4a
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Nutrition for a yogi week 3.mov
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Week 4: The Ketogenic Diet
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 4_ On Ketosis, Free Radicals and Mitochondria.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 4_ How to Make the Shift into the Fat Burning State.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 4_ Savory Fat Bomb Recipe Links to Help You Make the Transition to Fat Burning_.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 4 Online.mov
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week Four Audio.m4a
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Week 5: On Protein
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 5 Check In Questions.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 5_ On Protein.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 5.mov
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 5.m4a
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Week 6: Metabolic Flexibility, Macrophasing and Food Reintroduction
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 6_ Macrophasing, Insulin and the Body Set Point.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 6_ Metabolic Flexibility.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 6_ Reintroduction Options.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 6 Audio.m4a
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 6.mov
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Week 7 Continued Reintroduction of Food, Various Forms of Fasting and Eating Locally
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 7- Tips for Fasting and Different Types of Fasting.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 7_ Microbiome and Eating Locally.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 7_ The Sacredness of Eating.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 7.mov
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 7 Audio.m4a
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Week 8: Creating a Long Term Vision
Nutrition for a Yogi Week 8_ Goals Worksheet.pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 8_ Goals Worksheet Completed Example .pdf
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 8_ Preparing for a Vision Board.pdf
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Brynn's Vision 2020.jpg
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 8.mov
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Nutrition for a Yogi Week 8.mp4
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Why I Developed This Course:

Like so many others, I have struggled with food for most of my life. From my earliest memories, I have been an overeater. I would come home from school regularly and eat almost a full-size bag of chips. A few hours later I regularly ate not just one serving of dinner, but a few refills. I could eat a ton of food, but somehow my body managed to process that food for me to be relatively thin and athletic. 

I watched my mom go on several diets growing up. I would attempt to go on those diets with her, applying certain dietary principles for months at a time. After several months, I would shift to another diet. I fluctuated between extremes. I ate loads of vegetables and then I ate loads of simple carbohydrates and junk food. 
By the time I was in middle school, I regularly experienced abdominal pain. It neither occurred to me or my family that this pain might be due to regular overeating. The GI doctors took scans and watched my digestion after eating a donut, but didn’t catch anything irregular. 

When I was a freshman in college, I began practicing Yoga. Within a few years of practice, my abdominal cramping went away. I attribute this to the increased circulation and life force the yoga asanas sent to my digestive organs. During the summer of my sophomore year, I went to a Yoga Teacher Training Program. I read in one of the ancient Yoga texts, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, that overeating is the root of all disease.

When I read this, a light bulb turned on inside my head and I realized that I needed to exercise discipline not just with the types of foods I put into my body, but the amount as well. For the next decade, I tried with little success to curb the amount of food I was eating. I found this extremely difficult as overeating had been a lifelong habit and addiction of mine. 

This inability to control my food intake was the main contributor to the depression I experienced throughout my twenties. It wasn’t the overeating itself, but what it implied: an inability to control my own mind and body. I was a slave to my addiction and couldn’t bring myself to stop even though I knew it was hurting me mentally, emotionally and physically. 

Throughout college and after college, even though my abdominal cramps went away, I experienced a number of other health issues including losing my period for ten months and having a swollen face for two years. Both of these problems were resolved through attending an Ayurvedic pancha karma center in Iowa when I was 24. 

I continued to experience depression and overeating throughout my twenties. These challenges gradually resolved themselves through rigorous training in developing my positive mind. I witnessed incremental increases in self-confidence and I slowly eliminated people and situations from my life that didn’t serve me.  

Meeting my husband Michael was the greatest external indication of several deep metamorphoses. When we came together, through his support and inspiration, I spring-boarded into several better habits. 

While we will implement four main practices in this course, whole30, intermittent fasting, ketogentic diet, and the seasonal adaptation of foods, I have found intermittent fasting to be the most helpful tool by far. I pray you will find a way to implement this practice for the rest of your life. 
This course is an expression of my desire to aid others to create a healthy relationship with their food and to reach their target health goals. 
Each of us carries a wound. That wound belongs to us as individuals. We also carry it as part of the collective wound of humanity. We have the opportunity in our lifetime to be pulled under by that wound or to transmute it and turn it to something higher. This transmutation not only heals us as individuals, it contributes to the collective healing. Thank you for believing in and valuing yourself enough to be here!