Fast for Renewal & Clarity

Restorative Lenten Fast

Join us on a restorative 7-week Lenten Journey, where we’ll fast for both physical and spiritual renewal while attuning ourselves to the needs of our soul and body. Supporting us on this journey is our Health Coach in Resident, Amber Gentry, leading bi-weekly in-person and online meet-ups.  These gatherings are opportunities to share experiences, trade recipes, and ask Amber any questions you may have about fasting.

You are welcome to join either one or both each week.

  • Sun, Feb 18 | 12:30-2:00pm 109 E 31st St
  • Sun, Mar 3  |  12:15-1:15pm (4th Fl Library)
  • Sun, Mar 17  |  12:15-1:15pm (4th Fl Library)

  • Thu, Feb 29  |  8-9pm
  • Thu, Mar 14  |  8-9pm
  • Thu, Mar 28  |  8-9pm

$15 for In-Person (light fare provided) per week
$10 for Online per week

We look forward to fasting with you! 

Health Benefits of Fasting

  • Improve Digestion  |  Giving the digestive system a longer break between meals helps to improve digestive health and alleviate symptoms such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.

  • Better Sleep  |  By eliminating foods that may disrupt sleep rhythms, such as alcohol and added sugars fosters a restorative sleep experience, enhancing both the quality and duration of your rest. 

  • Enhance Metabolic Flexibility  |  Intermittent fasting nurtures metabolic adaptability, empowering your body to seamlessly transition between various energy sources like glucose from carbohydrates and fatty acids from stored fat. This enhanced flexibility optimizes energy utilization, facilitating sustainable weight management,  shedding excess weight, and promoting consistent energy levels throughout the day.

  • Improve Cognitive Function + Mental Clarity  |  Intermittent fasting  and OMAD supports brain health and cognitive function by enhancing the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that plays a role in neuronal growth and plasticity.

  • Boost Energy + Reduce Inflammation  |  Chronic inflammation can contribute to feelings of fatigue and lethargy. Intermittent fasting has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which may help alleviate fatigue and promote overall energy levels.

  • Amplify Cellular Repair  |  Fasting triggers autophagy, a process in which cells remove dysfunctional components and recycle them for energy.

6 Ways to Fast & Restore

Intermittent Fasting (16:8)

Choose a window of 8 hours to eat and nourish your body. Then allow your body 16 hours to absorb the energy and rest.

Whole 30

Focus on nourishing your body with whole, unprocessed foods while eliminating sugar, grains, dairy, and legumes. 

One Meal a Day (OMAD)

Choose a specific time of day to nourish your body, ideally between a 1-2 hour window with a nutrient-rich meal.
*This is best for men between age 30-60. 


Enhance your detoxification pathways and give your digestive system a break by nourishing your body with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. 

Fast Sugar & Processed Foods

Enhance your mindfulness and overall well-being by prioritizing whole, unprocessed foods. Read nutrition labels to avoid foods with added sugar, refined carbohydrates, artificial additives and preservatives. 

Fast Alcohol

Provide an opportunity for your liver to regnerate, improve your sleep and mental clarity, while reducing overall infammation in your body to radiate from the inside out.
**For optimal benefits, consider incorporating a 3-5 day broth and juice fast into your lenten journey to amplify detoxification, while providing a boost in energy and strengthening your immune system.

Be sure to consult with a medical professional if you have preexisting conditions.