What hands-on education looks like.
Just this past weekend, one of our Wholistic Nutrition classes met for a fast-paced and fun weekend of hands-on learning in one of two Whole Foods Cooking class weekends. It’s a great example of what we mean when we say we provide hands-on education here at The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, so we thought we’d share some photos and insights from that weekend class with you.
We believe that meal planning, food preparation, and cooking are essential skills – for anyone, really, and especially for anyone getting ready to work in wholistic nutrition. We also think that these classes give our students the opportunity to bond as a group and create a stronger student community body.
Our ambition is for our students to be ready to practice upon graduation, and the hands-on classes provide a major boost in that direction. After a workshop like the one our group enjoyed last weekend, they always feel much more confident about sharing recommendations, recipes, and services with clients – and about putting more of what they learned in the classroom into action in their own everyday lives.
By the way, the hands-on nature of our program doesn’t stop in the kitchen.
We also integrate community service, events and clinics into the curriculum, which you can check out here.
And just so you know, many of our classes, including cooking classes, are open to the community (space permitting). The best way to stay in the loop about those is to sign up for our monthly email newsletter, which you can do here.