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Food as medicine and nourishment for body, mind and soul

Conscious Eating Retreat

11 - 13th September

Join us at Nalanda Ayurvedic Centre in picturesque Greyton for this two-day conscious eating event that will change your relationship with food and inspire you with fun, simple and nutritious vegetarian fare.

Together, we will prepare and cook a variety of dishes from Ayurvedic to Raw Cuisine that will tantalise your taste buds and nourish your body and soul. The emphasis will be on food that is simple, healthy, quick and easy to prepare.

We will come together to cook, chop, talk, eat, laugh, meditate, dance and do yoga.
For those who choose to stay until Sunday afternoon, there will be a guided walk and meditation in nature.

This weekend is about transforming and healing your relationship with food.
  • Eat and prepare food with love and consciousness.
  • Develop a healthy love relationship with your body and the food you eat.
  • See food as medicine for the body and nourishment for the soul.
  • Transition towards a more healthful, healing and nutritious vegetarian diet with an emphasis on organic and whole foods.
  • Shift the emphasis from losing weight to eating natural, wholesome, radiant and alive foods.
  • Gently incorporate more yummy and radiant raw foods into your diet.
  • Receive notes and recipes to take home.
Friday 3.00 - 5.30 pm Arrival and welcome tea
5.30 pm Sharing circle
7.00 pm Dinner, followed by fireside talk about conscious eating.
8.30 pm Meditation - to connect, give thanks and prepare for your dreamtime.
Saturday 7.00 - 8.00 am Yoga
8.30 - 9.30 am Prepare a super, nourishing and energising breakfast, including smoothies, green juices, fruit and grains.
9.30 - 10.00 am Breakfast
10.00 - 11.30 am Time in nature, rest and relaxation.
11.30 - 1.00 pm Prepare a delicious and nutritious lunch, including salads, grains, sprouts, pulses, soup, veggies and a yummy sweet treat.
1.00 - 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 - 3.30 pm Time in nature, rest and relaxation.
3.30 - 4.30 pm Sacred Rhythms Dance Journey Awakening Love
5.00 pm Afternoon snack.
5.00 - 7.00 pm Prepare a special meal made with love and consciousness, including a hearty soup, grains, pulses, veggies and a healthy and nourishing sweet treat.
7.00 pm Supper
8.00 pm Sharing circle/talk and meditation.
Sunday 7.00 - 8.00 am Yoga
8.15 am Rainbow juices
8.15 - 9.30 am Time in nature, rest and relaxation.
9.30 - 11.30 am Prepare a super nourishing and energising brunch, including fruit and grains, pulses, salads, veggie sushi and yummy sweet treats.
11:30 am
- 12.30 pm
Brunch - weather-permitting amongst trees and daisies.
12.30 - 1.30 pm Sharing and closing circle.
  Departure or stay the afternoon for a guided walk and meditation in the nearby nature reserve.

It is possible to add a Wellness Retreat before or after this weekend, please contact us for a tailor-made quote.

Place Greyton
Dates Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2009
Price R1 800, excluding accommodation. Accommodation is arranged for you according to your budget and preference. Booking and payment by end of August 2009

Facilitator: Ahrian Gaia Yanate, who prepares delicious and healthful Ayurvedic cuisine at Nalanda Ayurvedic Centre, she also gives Ayurvedic Treatments. She has an honours degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. Her passion is health, healing, consciousness and sacred dance.


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