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

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.

Daily schedule includes Satsang (meditation and chanding), yoga class and meals.

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.

The Course is limited to 20 students. Download the application and begin the registration process. Please email the completed application to rawsoul@rawsoul.com 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. For more information visit www.sivananda.org/camp.


We are at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala, South India teaching yoga, preparing raw food and teaching raw food preparation classes to the international community here at the Ashram. We continue to create new dishes and recipes inspired by our travels. You can get these recipes by joining the Raw Soul Community. Click here to Access Community Page.

Your favorite recipes are only a click away. Click here to download.

Soups for all Seasons $9.95
Just Desserts $12.95
2009-10 Recipes from Food Preparation Classes $14.95


  • Raw Basics
  • Food Preparation
  • One-day Chef Intensive
  • 3-month Chef Trainings

We can design classes, lectures, demonstrations and trainings to meet your interests and budget. For information on scheduling a class in your area, visit Schedule Class or contact us.

You can purchase Ms. Lillian's snacks at Westerly, Integral Yoga and Life Thyme health food stores in New York City.

Through the Raw Soul on-line community you can access educational information to support a healthy lifestyle. As a Raw Soul Community Member, you can access the same information that we have shared with our students over the past 10 years in our Whole Life, Basics, Food Preparation, and Chef Training classes. These classes cost hundreds of dollars, but now you have this information for $19.95 per year.

It is so important to get off on the right foot when starting a raw lifestyle. The information within the Community will guide you and give you the tools needed to confidently create a lifestyle that is unique to you. Here's what you'll get:

  • Preparation Methods such as sprouting, fermenting, blending, juicing, marinating and dehydrating as well as guidelines on food safety and sanitation.

  • Kitchen Setup including knives, equipment, pantry items, preferred brands and resources.

  • Recipe Development including nutritional sources, ingredient substitution, selecting the right nuts and seeds for desired textures, the five tastes and weights and measures.

  • Library of articles on health and beauty, product research and other useful information.

  • Over 50 Customer Approved Recipes including juices, smoothies, sauerkraut, soups, salads, dressings, sides, main dishes and desserts.

Learn what you need to know to begin a raw lifestyle, add more raw food to your diet and sustain an existing raw diet. Click here to become a Raw Soul Community Member today!

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