August 27 - September 9, 2012
Sivananda Yoga Camp
673, 8th Avenue, Val Morin, Quebec JOT2R0
Fee: $1500, plus accommodation, includes workbook

What better combination than raw food and yoga taught in an environment of spiritual contemplation nested in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains of Val Morin, Canada, just 1 hour north of Montreal. The Ashram boasts beautiful mountain views, tranquil gardens and woodland paths, a swimming pool and sauna. This is a unique opportunity to learn about raw foods while practicing yoga and experiencing Ashram life.

If you want to learn about raw foods, hone your skills as a raw home chef or embark on an exciting career as a professional raw chef, then this is the course for you.

In this comprehensive training, you will acquire the knowledge, tools and experience necessary to attain and sustain good health. The course consists of daily lectures, hands-on food preparation both individually and in a group and food preparation demonstrations. Students will dine together and experience firsthand the healthful benefits of eating delicious raw foods.

Week I: The Difference Between Raw and Living Foods; Methods of Preparation (Soaking, Sprouting, Blending, Fermenting, Marinating and Dehydrating); Kitchen Set-up; Equipment; Pantry; Nutrition (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water); Food Combining; Knife Skills; The Five Tastes; Food Substitutions; Texture Equivalents; Recipe Development; Weights and Measures; Converting Cooked Recipes to Raw; Food Sanitation and Storage; Waste Management; Mastering the Art of Dessert Preparation and Cake Decorating

Week II: Students will make food on their own, they will be asked to prepare dishes for specific circumstances and different situations; cater the graduation party and complete the food preparation and written final examinations. The business of raw food will also be discussed in detail.

A certificate of completion will be issued upon satisfactory completion of the training. Students should bring an apron and a chef's knife to class.

Daily Schedule
6:00--7:30 am Satsang (silent meditation, chanting, talk) or Silent Walk
8:00--10:00 am Asana and Pranayama (breathing) Class
10:00 am--7:00 pm Chef Training, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and breaks
8:00 pm Evening Satsang (silent meditation, chanting, talk) or Silent Walk
10:00 pm Lights out

The Course is limited to 20 students. Click here to download the application and begin the registration process. Please email the completed application to or fax it to the Sivananda Yoga Camp, Attn: Shivadas at 819-322-5876. You will be contacted for a brief interview once your application is received.

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