Sat, Jul 15|
15-Day Vegan Challenge+Celebration
15 Days of support on your plant-based journey!
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jul 29, 2023, 10:15 AM
About the Event
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in plant-based living!
Have you considered transitioning to a plant-based diet for health, environmental, or ethical reasons? Are you curious about what eating more plants and less meat+dairy would look like for you and your family? Do you have questions about how and why you might make these changes? Are you inspired, or resistant, or somewhere in the middle? Are you already eating plant-based but would like more community, education and support?
Then this loving, fun and yummy no-judgement 15-day exploration in community is for you!
Note: The three Saturday morning gatherings will be recorded so you can participate in the course asynchronously if that works best for you.
Testimonial: "Charity’s support and inspiration are just what we all need to move with conviction and grace into making life choices that better our planet and spread the love. Our group had a variety of reasons to come together and no matter what our goals or commitment to veganism were, everyone was welcome. Still eating vegan meals that were shared in the group and feeling great!" ~ Jackie Thurman, Sunset Co-Op PreK Teacher
This experience is meant to be an inspiration to incorporate more plants and less meat+dairy for 15-days (rather than an all-or-nothing thing, although you could treat it that way if that’s what’s calling you), and an opportunity to look deeply and bear witness in a loving container.
This will be a safe and no-judgment space, and there will be opportunities to explore the internal and societal beliefs, biases, habits, and conditioning at the root of our food choices, and what it might look like to shift them.
During our three classes, I'll provide tons of practical knowledge: nutrition facts, and my favorite recipes, and techniques to strengthen your foundation for the journey. I’ll also weave in ethical teachings on interbeing and non-harming, plus various relevant mindfulness, compassion, inquiry, and body-based practices to hold us as we explore. And we'll have dance+stretch+party breaks!
This offering is also meant to be a celebration of every additional act of kindness we together as a group put into the world through our food choices over the 15 days. We live in a world where it's not always clear how to reduce the immense suffering that exists, yet our food choices have the potential to play a concrete and immediate role in alleviating some of that suffering. Now that’s good news!
Testimonial: "If you want to explore, or commit further to, a vegan diet within a friendly, easy going, supportive group, then I highly recommend Charity Kahn’s Vegan Challenge, which is full of great tips, recipes, and resources. Don’t hesitate to sign up for this life-changing opportunity!" ~ Thanissara, Dharma Teacher & Author
To further support you on your journey, I’ll send out daily emails and journal prompts, and share my favorite (easy and cheap!) recipes, tips and tricks, and even some cooking videos. We'll also have a WhatsApp group and resources spreadsheet. A 45-minute 1:1 consulting session with me is also included.
Our Vegan Journey will consist of:
1. THREE ZOOM CLASSES led by Charity Kahn:
Saturday, July 15, 9:00-10:15AM PST (Kick-off)
Saturday, July 22, 9:00-10:15AM PST (Mid-journey check-in)
Saturday, July 29, 9:00-10:15AM PST (Celebration!)
(I'll will remain on Zoom for 15 minutes after each class for additional Q&A)
(These classes will be recorded and made available in case you miss one, but we encourage participation so we can all support each other in real time!)
2. DAILY SUPPORT:
Each day, Sat Apr 15-29, I will send out daily support emails, including tips, suggested journal prompts, inspirations, cooking videos, and recipes, and be available to respond to your questions.
3. MID-JOURNEY SUPPORT:
In addition to the daily emails, we'll also have a buddy system: if you so choose, you'll have someone to check in and share with between our gatherings. We'll also set up a WhatsApp group for sharing inspiration, asking questions, etc. Additionally, I'll suggest documentaries and articles for you to engage with if you want to go deeper. And you'll have access to a Google sheet collating all this good info for easy reference!
4. ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT SESSION:
Participation in the course includes one 45-minute private session with me where you can ask all your questions, and/or get mindfulness-based support for your journey. After registering, you’ll receive the link to schedule your 1:1 with me.
Sliding scale; no one turned away. NOTE: REGISTRATION via EVENTBRITE is REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
- You'll receive access to the Zoom link upon registration.
- We'll set up the WhatsApp group after our first class.
- You'll receive a link to schedule your 1:1 upon registration.
"The 15-day Vegan Challenge was exquisite, informative, and – dare I say – fun! Following skillful and adapting instructions, I discovered how little I need and how big the impact of 'less' was on non-harming and environmental wellbeing. My body was surprisingly satisfied without meat and dairy and the recipes provided were simple and fulfilling. It was lovely to know I was a part of a thoughtful community and to be led by Charity Kahn, a gifted and insightful instructor.”
~ Ruth King, author and founder of the Mindful of Race Institute
"I joined the Vegan Celebration on a total whim. I found it to be so compelling, so eye-opening, so powerful, and completely inspiring. Charity and this experience changed my life. I have become a passionate vegan for life."
~ Laurie Pomeranz, Therapist, Beautycounter Director, singer in the JAMband
"I am super grateful for this workshop, the support from the group, the great easy recipes, and the caring and non-judging atmosphere. Before this workshop, I was eating meat and everything. I tried to stop several times but failed as I cook it for my family (I was only able to reduce). I still cook meat for my family, but for now almost 6 months, thanks to this program, I am proud to personally be vegetarian (not vegan yet)! You are amazing! Thanks for your kindness and support!"
~ Solange Emsallen, mom and teacher
"In Charity's Kahn's Vegan Celebration I received lots of practical information on why and how to go vegan (with joy!) Just as importantly, I found a community of support and encouragement to help me transition to a plant-based diet. It was a non-judgmental, loving environment and Charity is a warm and gifted teacher."
~ Sharon McClintock, Children's Librarian at Mt View Public Library
About Charity Kahn:
Charity Kahn is a musician, teaching artist and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor based in San Francisco, CA. She has released seven albums of award-winning music for families and a collection of guided meditations for kids with her band Charity and the JAMband. She is the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and mindfulness with families around the Bay Area and beyond through her beloved classes, camps and concerts since 2001. Charity also combines mindfulness and a passion for social and environmental justice in concerts and recordings for grown-ups with her band The Invisible Bee, and through her Vegan Journey project and courses. For more info, visit www.jamjamjam.com and www.charitykahn.com.