The harvest is coming in from the farms and appetites are instinctively growing. This is an ideal time to learn how to better nourish the body and prepare for the winter. Deborah Cautela and Willow Hall created Food-N-Motion, a five-part workshop series starting Sept. 29, with this in mind.

Food-N-Motion will provide an opportunity to explore where food comes from, how it’s prepared, and how this provides nourishment and impacts energy levels. Through a process of transformative group discussions and enjoyable movement, participants will be able to take what has previously been an intellectual understanding of a healthy lifestyle and develop an embodied understanding of what makes them actually feel good.

“Our lifestyles usually reflect what feels easiest or most natural to us,” Hall said. “The many daily decisions that shape our lifestyle are mostly subconscious. By sensing what makes you feel really good, in your body, healthy choices become instinctive.”

Cautela said, “This class could be just what someone who has low energy levels and doesn’t get much exercise needs to reconnect with the pleasure that comes from moving in ways that work for your body, right now, just the way it is.” Anyone can do this kind of movement; a bad back, sore knees, being too heavy — these don’t matter. In this series, movement becomes a natural expression of personal experience and so it becomes effortless. This approach gives participants a chance to listen to their bodies and get out of their heads.

Cautela is a certified five rhythms movement therapist and a licensed social worker. She brings to this work her understanding of how authentic movement cultivates self-awareness and emotional transformation. Hall brings her knowledge as a health counselor and bodyworker to the group.

To learn more about Food-N-Motion or to register, contact Cautela at 691-0730 or dcautela@roadrunner.com or Hall at 975-2771 or willowhallmassage@yahoo.com.