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Truly All Natural Vegan Raw Face Cream!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is skin food at its best!
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Click HERE to order or just got to the store page.

It has taken a few years to perfect this recipe but it is finally time to let the secret out that many of my private clients and students have known for a while now. I have been selling this cream at my raw food trainings, to friends and family and its now available to all of you!

This deeply nourishing skin cream is made from truly natural ingredients. It is perfect for a daily moisturizing cream (I use it every morning before putting on makeup and at night after washing my face before going to bed) and has also been used for problem and troubled skin.

Each ingredient used has been selected according to its healing properties. I have listed them below with a short description of each. This cream is made in small batches, by hand, at low temperatures so as not to destroy the healing properties of each ingredient.

This cream will last for months if you use it sparingly. A little goes a very long way. You will notice the difference in your skin within days. Use this cream for 30 days and your skin will be transformed!

Here are some testimonials:

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. I feel like I have new skin! Love the texture and feel of this cream. It’s done wonders for my complexion. Thanks!”
Kerri M.

“Alissa, I bought the abundance cream from you at your certification training last year. I need more, PLEASE! When will you be making another batch of this? I began using it as just a face cream and fell in love with it. I then I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I could not believe how much this helped! I have used everything in the last 15 years to help with the psoriasis and this cream worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I wanted to ask you when you would have more and if I could buy this in a bigger quantity?”
Much Love,
Susan P.

“Hi Alissa, Its Donna from the last training class. I bought one of your creams in class and wish I bought a few more. This is the best face cream. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and my skin feels so smooth and soft and hydrated. Please let me know when I can order more once its up on your site for sale.
Thanks for this amazing cream!”
Donna B.

September Raw Food Training

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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The september class is filling quickly! Please make sure you call the office to reserve your space.
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Here is a video of Leah from the April training. Don’t miss this 4 day life-changer!

Call the office now to sign up for the September class at 978-985-7217 and visit rawteacher.com for more information.
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Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Kale
Collards
Swiss chard
Celery
Bock choy
Cucumber
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Avocado
Ginger
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
Dulse
greens
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.

Raw Food Smoothie – Grapefruit-Spinach-Sunwarrior Powder

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Grapefruit/sunwarrior powder smoothie

I usually put a ton of greens, swiss chard, kale, sunflower greens, celery and cucumber along with chia seeds, and a host of other raw foods in my smoothies but this morning I tried something new.

1 red grapefruit

Large handful of spinach

Burdock root – about an inch size piece

Scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior powder

Blend in Vitamix. So smooth and creamy and filling!

 

 

Sugar Scrub – Raw Christmas…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

I needed some gifts for Christmas eve and Christmas day and I didn’t feel like bringing my usual raw food desserts or raw food goodies so I made this brown sugar and vanilla scrub. SO easy and pretty! Posted this on Facebook and you all wanted to know how, so here is the recipe:

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar
Sweet almond Oil (you can use other oils. Coconut I’m sure, but I would think it would harden, maybe that would work though)
Vanilla extract

Put the brown sugar in a bowl and add the oil. Mix well. Its usually about 1 cup of sugar to 1/4 or a 1/2 of oil. I’m sure you can find a to of recipes online. Just dont make it too oily. You want it to be grainy. Also, after sitting, the sugar soaks up the oil, so add a little less then you think.

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Write out some labels.

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Wrap some cloth around the lid.

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Put some pretty paper around the outside and tie with some cloth.

I used tissue paper and some pieces of an old shirt.

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Happy Holidays!

Raw Food Certification Class

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

This past 4 day raw food certification class in September was amazing! Here are some pictures from the training.

Be sure to sign up for the next class in April. It’s already starting to fill! Payment plans are available.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Papaya Salmon Steak

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Birthday Thanks

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

On top of an amazing Raw Food Dinner my friends gave me some of the best birthday gifts this year:

My sister's golden monkey Budda

My sister’s golden monkey Budda

Christine's Collage of us

Christine’s Collage of us

Leslie's Magnet

Leslie’s Magnet

Deb's bronze mermaid

Deb’s bronze mermaid

One of Izzy's abstract originals

One of Izzy’s abstract originals

And…the words of warm birthday wishes from so many of you… thank you! June is not my favorite month anymore after Dennis passing on the 24th. But thanks to you all, you have lightened my spirit and got me through another year. oxox

Grapefruit – Burdock Root Smoothie

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I was in the mood for something lighter this morning instead of my thick green raw food smoothie. I could smell the grapefruits on my counter and I remembered that I had some fresh burdock root so I combined the two for an amazingly refreshing smoothie.

3 Grapefruits peeled

4 small sticks of burdock root

Place all in a vitamix and blend well until frothy.

It made 2 large glasses so you can use 2 grapefruit and 2 burdock and you’d probably have enough for a normal glass.

Marinated Raw Plantains

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

My sister, Stacie, is here from Florida to help me with my April Raw Food Certification class that starts Friday. Its 5 days of non-stop set up for the class but she is finally over at the retreat house prepping food with 4 other amazing raw food helpers today. Its always an incredible experience meeting the people who come to the class. I think the furthest person coming to this one is Seoyull from Korea! Its always a life shifting experience for them and for me. I’m ready to be in the bubble of bliss that is created from each class! Ill be tweeting pictures throughout the weekend so make sure you follow me on twitter!

Stacie made these incredible plantains yesterday for us that are so easy to make and really unique. Just make sure you use really ripe plantains or they won’t taste good at all:

A couple of VERY RIPE plantains

Melted coconut oil

cinnamon

curry

Pinch of sea salt

Slice the plantains into bit size pieces like you would a banana.Pour some melted coconut oil over the plantains. Use enough melted coconut oil to coat the plantains. Mix them around in the coconut oil and then sprinkle a large amount of cinnamon, curry and sea salt on them to coat them really well. They should look brownish-orange from the spices. Let sit and marinate for at least an hour. Enjoy!

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

I got back from Richmond Virginia yesterday morning. I was there to take a 4 day Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training. I almost didn’t make it past Thursday night before I even started the class. I definitely went with the intention of processing some stuff about the last 2 years and all that’s happened and also to shift my perception on some issues that I’ve been dealing with, like a low level anxiety that seems to always be under the surface.

It’s been many years since I’ve actually been a student. It felt important for me to start doing that again as its something I used to do regularly.  I had to put my ego aside and be fully present as just me. Well, I didn’t have to be, but I wanted to be, otherwise, what was the point of going. It took a day or so to just settle into that. It seemed the theme for me was to just BE. It was amazing how many times I went back and forth from hating the class, to loving it, to looking up early flights to come back sooner, to thinking about taking the next level of training.

I’ve been working on my spiritual growth for 25 + years now and its always an interesting process of peeling back the layers. Although I teach this stuff, it’s not so easy when it’s me having to do it. Depending on where I’m at and what’s coming up, it can also be challenging at times for sure. On the surface this training was very subtle. Having done years of intensive process work, I figured having someone put me into a yoga posture and ask “what’s happening now” would be a piece of cake. I thought it would be easy for me to explore my feelings around what was happening now for me. However, I didn’t think that this one little sentence, asked over and over again, along with lots of silence and absolutely no feedback or emotion from my partner would spur some major realizations for me. In fact, the lack of verbal communication from my partners that we were paired up with was actually irritating to me at first.  Why wasn’t she at least giving me an “oh yes, I see” or a “wow, that’s interesting, what else is going on for you” or at the very least, a head tilt with a twinge of a smile reassuring me that she understood what I was saying. But I got nothing. Welcome to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. The most irritating thing at the time was the “what’s happening now” line. I was just trying to ‘be’ with myself and my feelings. Some of what I realized was that I wasn’t really feeling much of “what was happening now”. I seemed to be numb to some deeper feelings and seemed to want to rush through many of the emotions, which, in the past, have always been easy for me to connect with.

I’m still not sure about all that has transpired in the last week. I’m letting it simmer for a few days. Small and large realizations are still bubbling up. There were many aspects of this trip that lent itself to some major growth for me this week. Although I’ve traveled alone since Dennis’s passing, it’s always been to see family or friends and I’ve stayed with other people. Being in a hotel alone, for days, for the first time since Dennis passed was an uncomfortable feeling since we used to travel together all the time. Other parts of this trip threw me out of my comfort zone in many ways.

A big realization I had came late in the day on the last day of class. I realized that I don’t like to be uncomfortable. At all. I know that doesn’t sound like a huge break-though. I mean, who likes to be uncomfortable? But for me, it was huge. I mean, I’ve spent years crying and processing out angers and fears and getting in touch with those emotions that aren’t fun to feel. Even now, I’m so quick to want to feel the depths of my feelings at all cost. I have no problem allowing the feelings of pain, hurt, sadness etc… to bubble up and be dealt with. But, I realized it’s to be able to ‘get it out’ quickly so I can be rid of it. I’ve always thought that was one of my stronger qualities, that I can feel deeply, see what it really is and move through it. But I touched a part of myself that also cannot, for any length of time, just SIT and BE with the feelings so that it may show me other things and lead me even deeper into the parts of myself that I may not want to know.

I came home feeling quite and introspective. I don’t feel like I need to talk as much as I usually do. Somehow I feel lighter but more grounded. I feel more connected again, and this is what I was needing. My morning meditations feel deeper and more real. I feel balanced and more peaceful. And amazingly, that low level anxiety seems to be gone.

So my time in Richmond, although a rollercoaster ride, seemed to be just what the doctor ordered ;) Even through the resistance, doubts and mental gymnastics my mind was engaged in for most of those 4 days.

So for those of you following me on twitter and wondering why every other tweet was a love hate relationship with those 4 days, here is the longer explanation!

I also love coming home after any kind of traveling. It always makes me appreciate what I have and gives me a new perspective on my life. Something I desperately needed.

Oh and I almost forgot, the place I felt most at home all week, Ellwood Thompsons! Its like a mini whole foods. I spend my mornings getting juice and smoothies there and amazing salads for lunch. They had kale salad, raw broccoli salad, raw slaws and lots of raw snacks so it was my saving grace when I felt out of my comfort zone at times. I’m such a foodie that the health food store was so exciting for me, ha! I could have spend hours there.

I’m thinking of spending some of the summer in Vermont to take another Phoenix Rising Training….or do I just want to lay on the beach…. Hmmm, panic zone or comfort zone… I think I’ll have to let this settle for a day or two….