Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary

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A Local, Wild, Native, Plant-Base Approach 

With eco-systems in jeopardy what is the diet of the Now? What is the gentlest, most compassionate way to maintain vibrant nutritional health and support the healing of the environment? The answer to this question will determine the future of food. Join us as in an exploration of discovery.

There is no 'one' diet for everyone. Each of us is unique with different constitutions and therefore different nutritional needs. Through a study of the ancient wholistic science of Ayurveda we will explore: the effects of how and what we eat, how we live, what we think and how our relationships are all part of our nutritional health and well-being, and how our choices effect the vitality of the Earth. Ayurveda is a compassionate journey of self-discovery providing you with the tools to become your own best doctor. We integrate local, organic, plant-based, native, wild and in-season foods according to one’s unique constitutional blueprint.

Blending the Ayurveda lifestyle with the cutting-edge science of organic vegan live-food cuisine creates an integrated path toward the well being of oneself and the Earth.

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Creating a Culture of Peace

The World Peace Diet (An 8-Week Evening Training Series)

“The revolution that is demanded by our yearning for peace, freedom, and happiness must provide a new foundation for our culture, moving towards values of respect, kindness, equality, sensitivity, and connectedness. Above all, this revolution must change our relationship to our meals—our most practiced rituals.”  ~Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet 

Shantree and Lorenna will share the tools and insights needed to understand veganism as a spiritual, cultural, physical and transformational path of awakening. A path that supports your health and the health of our planet. Learn how to effectively incorporate this understanding into your meals and lifestyle. Lecture presentations, interactive exercises, guided meditations, group discussions and Q & A take you deeply into this an ancient wisdom.  Each person will receive a copy of the book 'The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony'.


Conscious Nutrition Mentorship:

A Journey of Transformation

“When we look at nutrition from a purely scientific point of view, there is no place for consciousness. And yet, consciousness could be one of the crucial determinants of the metabolism of food itself.” ~Deepak Chopra., M.D.

What if the transition to a ‘Culture of Peace’ begins with what’s on our dinner plates?  Could a plant-based cuisine be the most practical action for cultivating a new era of personal health, social justice and environmental protection? The Mentorship invites you into a dietary lifestyle that is powerful beyond what you can imagine. A synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings, and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine, invite you into a lifestyle experience that supports both person and planet.   


Nutritional Herbalism – Forest Gardening Mentorship 

A Native Plant Leadership Program

“The ultimate goal of both herbalism and forest gardening is not only the production of crops, but also the cultivation and perfection of new ways of seeing, of thinking, and acting in the world.” ~Dave Jacke

This program is committed to the future of native and wild nutritional plants by educating and inspiring tomorrow's foragers, wild crafters, herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. It offers a rigorous and intensive immersion into the cultivation and use of nutritional plants. Discover how a genuine working relationship with Earth and the plants is the cornerstone for enduring personal, community and ecological health and happiness. Learn how to achieve the same benefits that natural systems demonstrate: stability, resilience, self-maintenance, self-renewal and increased nutrient conservation at personal and ecological levels.


Living the Experience

Herbalism, Wild Nutrition & Forest Gardening 7-Day Intensive

“Something new is happening, a new vision, a new energy,
a new sacred story is coming into being in the transition from one era to another.” ~Thomas Berry

An experiential intensive to inform and engage you in the energetic, nutritional and medicinal elements of herbalism, wild nutrition and forest gardening. The invitation is to create a plant-lovers tribe together and expand our awareness of the plant world through ecologically regenerative practices. Cultivating our relationship with the plant kingdom and their cycles from garden, to plate, to herbal formulations is an ancient and essential art. Becoming an eco-system participant  supports both personal and planetary well-being.

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The Local Wild Living Design

 Nature's Permaculture Plants

“"One is tempted to say that the most human plants, after all, are the weeds..”  ~John Burrou

This workshop is a foundational integration experience that offers an exploration of edible and medicinal plants, local living nutrition, permaculture fundamentals, wholistic health and herbalism principles. Discover the symbiotic relationship betweent the soil of your inner and outer terrain. Practical ways to integrate wild foods, simple ways to integrate wild plants and sprouts, the benefits of fermented recipes, ancient detoxification practices for enhancing well-being, and encompassing deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.

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The Incredible Edibles:

Foraging & Feasting Adventure

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau

An in-depth journey of the many facets, values and uses of nutritional wild and native edible plants, and the trees of our bio-region. This practical training of Carolinian Canada's edible plants will cover where to find them, when and how to gather and prepare them.


Nourishing Wisdom: 

A Conscious Evolutionary Diet

“Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.”
~Bella Bleue 

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, creates a lifestyle that supports happiness, compassion, love and peace as the core values for a sustainable future. It is from this place that we begin our journey together. We will explore every way that food matters – from the reclaiming of personal vitality to supporting the life of our home planet.  Examine the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview they reflect and mandate. 

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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition

Deepening Connection, Compassion & Relationship

"Ayurveda is a consciousness based approach to health a spiritual medicine recognizing the phenomenal intelligence in every grain, every seed, all life and every living thing." ~Ayurvedic Wisdom

For 5000 years a remarkable teaching has existed which is universal in its application and ageless in its wisdom. Ayurveda is the summation of this ageless knowledge. Discover, first hand, the life-changing, life-enhancing, no more worry about dieting, easiest and most compassionate way of eating through an Ayurvedic plant- based living foods approach to nutrition. Discover the power of comprehensive compassion to transform consciousness and purify the human spirit. 


Spiritual Nutrition: 

The Path to Peace

“The most important thing in considering a live-food diet is to understand that although we cannot eat our way to God, an Ayurvedically balanced live-food diet is the “Olympic” yogi’s diet for expanding consciousness and supporting the goddess Kundalini so that we can become a superconductor for the Divine." ~Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Can the Ayurvedic Living Foods Lifestyle lift us from the prison of self-preoccupation and isolation, healing the mentality of domination, the rape of the feminine aspect and the practice of exclusivism? Can it support the growth of intuitive wisdom, cultivate compassion and be the seed for our spiritual ripening? The answer is YES! Find out how and why, as we speak to the deep spiritual hunger at the core of the nutritional dilemma and global crisis. Enlightening insights into the Food-Body-Mind-Emotion-Spirit-Nature connection offers a truly holistic platform for our exploration. Practicing the art of living cuisine becomes an opportunity for creative expression, and a potent portal to the sacred.

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Living the Solution: 

Restoring Wholeness & Connection

“The revolution that is demanded by our yearning for peace, freedom, and happiness must provide a new foundation for our culture, moving it away from its herding values of oppression and disconnectedness toward…values of respect, kindness, equality, sensitivity, and connectedness. Above all, this revolution must change our relationship to our meals—our most practiced rituals—and to our food, our most powerful inner and outer symbol.”
~Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

This weekend brings together a Sevenfold constitutional lifestyle process, knowledge, insights, and empowerment tools to create a balanced nutritional lifestyle that supports you and your environment.


Ethical Foraging Intensive

The Art of Wildcrafting (Monthly Evening Series)

“We must take our children into the wild, introduce them them to the plants, and teach them of their connection to the Earth.” ~Rosemary Gladstar 

Foraging - the act of finding and gathering wild edibles and native foods. For the majority of our existence, humans have been foragers and gatherers of plants. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy FREE food and culinary delights, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live. Over the course of eight months, you will go from learning foraging skills - incorporating wild plants into your everyday life and gain the knowledge to confidently share what you know with others. April to November.