Master Organic Gardener / Electric Vegan Live Food Chef Training

Event Highlights

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation, Daily Tea, Hands on Food Preparation and Gardening, Scientific understanding of Ecology, Cacao and Sound therapies, plant medicine ceremony

About This Event

How to grow your own food in your kitchen, on your windowsill and on your doorstep. How to create a food forest. How to prepare the most delicious, nutritious, health building meals on the planet.

Come and join us for a 9 day retreat focused in Ecology, Gardening, Permaculture, Understanding Nutrition and Diet, hands on learning to prepare your own Amazing and Delicious Electric Vegan Meals that are grown on site, Master Plant Ceremony, Cacao and Sound Therapies, Understanding Water, Hands on Gardening and (contact info blocked) soooo much more!

We offer this program at The Peaceful Valley in a shared space setting with four dorms holding 4 people each. Private spaces will be available by mid march 2020. Limit of 10 persons per group.

Retreat schedule:

Day 1

1:00pm arrival / reception and room assignment / hot tea and sliced fruit served

2:00 - 5:00 open temescal (traditional Mayan sauna)

5:30 dinner / zucchini spaghetti / cucumber radish salad / strawberry cobbler / hot lemon tea

6:30 - 8:30 orientation and community connection

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 2

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with almond milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and high enzymatic green pineapple juice

10:30 creating a food forest: The Garden as an Ecosystem

11:30 techniques in a live food kitchen

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / cream of broccoli soup / multi greens salad with Caesar dressing / sprouted whole wheat bread (with available GF bread) / sesame tahini / chamomile tea

2:30 ingredients in a live food kitchen

3:00 transition foods and live sprouted grain breads

3:30 plant a windowsill wheatgrass garden

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / mac nut and cheese pasta / coleslaw / blackberry cobbler / iced grape juice

6:30 - 8:30 reading and study time

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 3

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with macadamia milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and coconut milk

10:30 creating a food forest: Designing the Ecological Garden

11:30 where we get protein and how much we really need

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / cream of cauliflower soup / carrot raisin salad with vegan mayonnaise dressing / sprouted whole wheat and rye bread (with available GF bread) / sesame lemon tahini / pineapple ginger tea

2:30 plant a windowsill mesclum salad greens garden

3:00 plant an indoor biogenic sprout garden

3:30 plant a patio wheatgrass garden

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / nori seaweed rolls / guacamole / apple pie / vanilla bean macadamia milk

6:30-8:30 sound ceremony with Dan

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 4

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with cashew milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and blackberry juice

10:30 creating a food forest: Bringing the Soil to Life

11:30 recipes in a live food kitchen

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / cream of carrot soup / beetroot and sweet orange salad with citrus dressing / sprouted wheat and oat bread (with available GF bread) / tzatziki / hot cinnamon tea

2:30 live food vs. heat destroyed food, organically vs. conventionally grown food, wildcrafted vs. cultivated food, freshly harvested vs. stored food

3:00 how live food can be served hot

3:30 what are superfoods

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / sweet and sour amaranth / chilies rellenos / double chocolate flaxseed brownies / coconut milkshake

6:30 - 8:30 integrating the old and new ways, the ancient history of human cultivation of plants and modern practices

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 5

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with sesame seed milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and cantaloupe juice

10:30 creating a food forest: Catching, Conserving and Using Water

11:30 diet

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / cream of tomato chowder / multi greens salad with French dressing / sprouted whole wheat and flaxseed bread (with available GF bread) / black pepper tahini / iced jamaica lemonade

2:30 where we get food allergies and the value of a polarity cleansing diet

3:00 krilian photography

3:30 plant a patio vegetable garden

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / cabbage rolls / farmer style vegan cheese / peach almond torte / green tea

6:30 - 8:30 reading and study time

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 6

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with pumpkinseed milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass juice with aloe vera, lemon and panella

10:30 creating a food forest: Plants for Many Uses

11:30 aquaculture and a lifetime supply of free organic nitrogen fertilizer

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / cream of beetroot soup / vegetable spears with vegan sour cream dip / sprouted whole wheat and sunflower seed bread (with available GF bread) / sesame cayenne tahini / peppermint tea

2:30 rain water collection, storage and dispersal

3:00 greywater

3:30 swales or bio-berms

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / sprouted quinoa / red bell pepper curry / pineapple upside down cake / cold pressed coffee

6:30 - 8:30 fire ceremony

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 7

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with sunflower seed milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and papaya juice

10:30 creating a food forest: Creating Animal Communities for the Garden

11:00 blackwater and thermophylic compost

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / red bell pepper chowder / multi greens salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes and olive tapenade / sprouted whole wheat and sesame seed bread (with available GF bread) / vegan garlic butter / iced ginger tea

2:30 plant propagation and collecting nursery stock in an ecological garden

3:30 saving seed from the garden

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 optional dinner for those not participating in the plant ceremony / coconut curry soup with sweet melon chutney / multi greens salad with lemon agave dressing / spring vegetable roll ups / red tea

(fast for this meal if you are planning to participate in the plant ceremony)

6:30 - 10:00 plant ceremony

10:00pm warm soup and bread served

Day 8

6: flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 yoga

7:30 - 9:00 integration circle

9:15 breakfast / hot raw chocolate with date milk / freshly harvested tree fruits and berries / wheatgrass and banana juice

10:30 creating a food forest: The Many Layers of the Forest Garden

12:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

1:00 lunch / split pea soup / salsa fresco / flax crackers / almond butter / chai tea

2:30 cover crops, chicken tractors and pioneer crops

3:00 ecoculture and environmental stabilization

3:30 create an on site eating garden

4:00 after brief demonstrations you will prepare your own live food menu

5:30 dinner / sun burgers / stuffed avocados / lemon squares / sparkling mandarin orange water

6:30 - 8:30 reading and study time

9:00pm silent time / bed

Day 9

6:30am flute wake up call and hot tea

7:00 Asana

8:30 meditation

9:15 breakfast / iced pineapple ginger milkshake / sliced fruit / carrot flaxseed cake

10:30 closing ceremony

12:00 packing and checkout

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Live Organic Nourishing Electric Vegan Meal (see schedule for the meal list)

Directions

Transportation included with retreat price from the city. It's a three hour shuttle ride with our own trusted private shuttle service.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Connie Sanders   February 10, 2020

      Amazing Paradise

    Could not have been more pleased! Daniel arranged for transportation as part of the retreat. I arrives just fine! The property is a paradise. Daniel and Jam did an amazing job at facilitating ceremony. The vegan meals were AMAZING most of the vegetables and fruits were grown on property. A few were from local farms. Daniel has an innate way of helping you dig deep into self. The only way to explore the depths of your issues and needs. Be it self help, diet, nutrition, or just a remote paradise get away. I highly recommend The Peaceful Valley Lake Atitalan Guatemala!

  • Betsy Conti   January 07, 2020

      We had some challenges with communication. I believe the new retreat center is working through some of these issues. I would suggest confirming any questions or logistics far in advance.

    Unfortunately our experience was very disappointing. I am not a negative review writer...but don't want anyone else to have the same difficulty. Daniel did not respond to us as we attempted to get to the retreat center in Guatemala, as he lost his phone at a festival. If you are running a retreat center, it would seems as though you need more supports than a single cell phone to manage your clients. He wasn't forthcoming with preparations for the event and we lost all trust in him through this process.

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