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Raw Food & Yoga Retreat w/ Joanne Gerrard


with Daily Yoga Classes Provided by Katie Graves and Guests




Fall is a period of transition, the perfect time to reset your body, mind and spirit for full restoration and healing heading into the winter months.  With three catered meals a day PLUS a daily cooking class from world renowned raw food chef Joanne Gerrard, twice daily yoga classes, spa offerings, astrology and poetry seminars, hot springs nearby and teas and tisanes suited for optimal seasonal health by Honga Im, this weekend is sure to become the optimal RESET to your daily life!

We all live, therefore we all have toxins that build up in the body as the result of pollutants in the air we breathe, the chemicals we apply to our skin and hair and the additives in the food and water we consume. We begin to experience lethargy, aches and pains and allergies.  A cleansing, organic, raw food diet is an effective and safe method of helping the body detoxify.  Accompanied by yoga, meditation, body work and nature, we will cleanse all layers, body, mind and spirit to leave you feeling restored and awakened with pure life. 


  • Improved digestion, assimilation & elimination
  • Give you more energy
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Amplified senses
  • Balanced pH & blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss & weight management
  • Strengthened immune & nervous systems
  • Enhanced sense of well-being


THURSDAY EVENING (open to public, see below for details)

The weekend will open with a intimate five course meal and cooking class with Joanne. Discover how simple it can be to add more life energy to your daily routine, learn easy ways to improve your health and discover the simple ways to bring more raw and living food into your life.  Allow yourself to be pampered with four courses, dessert and chai to begin the weekend and settle into your cleanse.


Each morning the day begins with a sunrise mediation hike, fresh pressed juice and yoga class followed by a prepared breakfast.  After yoga, meet with local asian food expert Honga Im for a personalized look at the healing world of teas and tisanes- discover how to optimized your health and stay in balance with your body and season with her wide selection of teas and tisanes.  Each afternoon, enjoy a personalized raw food cooking class by Joanne in the intimate setting of our small group.  Enjoy a shared lunch and follow it with optional activities such taking a dip in our local natural Orvis Hot Springs, treating yourself to one of the many wonderful therapists we have in town  (Massage, Chiropractor, Ortho-Bionomy, or Reiki) take a hike in our surrounding wilderness, enjoy our new 36 mile mountain biking trail system, take a SUP out on the reservoir or simply enjoying the peace of our quiet little mountain town. Complete your day with a gentle yin yoga class followed by dinner under the stars.  Poetry and astrology talks will happen around the fire at night.   



Joanne Gerrard Young is an international chef, holistic nutritionist, health educator and mother. She is a leader in the organic and non-gmo food movements. Her mission is to teach people that healthy food can be delicious and fulfilling and to raise awareness of the amazing healing, clarifying and energizing powers of whole organic foods. Her desire to help people reconnect to the source of their nutrition and heal their bodies by feeding the microbiome is contagious. Joanne is excited to teach parents and caregivers how to eliminate high allergen foods and create delicious nutritious foods that children will eat and enjoy.

Joanne has been working in the culinary arts and holistic nutrition fields, sharing the delicious simplicity of healing with whole organic food, for over 20 years. She has gained fundamental healing experience and knowledge working closely with naturopathic doctors, herbalists, alternative healers, doctors of Chinese medicine and leaders in the culinary field.

In 2012 Joanne was hailed Master Raw Food Chef by Viktorus Kulvinskas co- founder with Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Institute. She has a way of weaving the energetic and life filled foods into the common diet plan. Although Joanne is not a “fully raw” chef it is with great honor and inspiration she receives this title and has truly enjoyed the ability to integrate more living foods to her highly plant based repertoire of recipes and to become a part of the movement towards a more compassionate planet.

Joanne is thrilled to be studying to become a functional medicine practitioner as it is the leading edge in scientific research into human physiology that will tie together all of her knowledge and intuition about healing through food.

Joanne’s classes, chef services and cleanse programs have been sought after by celebrities from actors, supermodels and photographers to CEOs, professional athletes musicians, producers and anyone wishing for positive change in their lives. Joanne is the personal plant based chef to Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady in Costa Rica.



Thursday evening ONLY $108- includes five course meal, recipe book, juice and tea

Thursday - Sunday (ending @3:00pm Sunday) $650 includes Thursday evening dinner, three meals a day, daily cleansing juice, recipe books, daily cooking classes, twice daily yoga classes, tea and tisanes for optimal health, daily meditation, and Astrology and Poetry Seminars.

Accommodation recommendations by request.

(Some extras can include: Orvis Hot Springs, Guided Hikes, Paddle Board or Bike Rentals, and much more, all available upon requests.



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