Practical Solutions for a Healthier & Happier People, Planet & Future
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
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 Conscious Nutrition Mentorship invites you into a dietary lifestyle that is powerful beyond what you can imagine. This program is a unique synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings, and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine. A renaissance in human thought, values, and action, the Mentorship offers catalytic experiences for the spiritual evolution of human consciousness as it evolves from domination and exploitation to a paradigm of communion, cooperation, and reverence for all Life.
Explore the spiritual, scientific, intuitive and physical aspects of nutrition and the awakening of consciousness.
- Learn how the everyday choices of what you eat directly impact the health and harmony of our planet and the future.
- Immerse yourself in an in-depth understanding of your body and the role of the constitution for enhanced strength and vitality.
- Discover how food habits shape consciousness and culture.
- Participate in harvesting and preparing nutritional delights.
This engaging, hands-on experience explores popular archaic beliefs about diet, nutrition, and lifestyle, replacing them with illuminating insights and ways to engage in the art of conscious eating.
Central to the teachings of Ayurveda is our relationship with the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether. This integrative system blends ancient and modern knowledge with earth-centred processes. Throughout the Mentorship, you will be introduced to somatic practices that deepen connection and understanding of each Element, and how to activate their vital life-force.
This Mentorship is a uniquely crafted study path offering a complete set of practices and teachings that reconnect us with what is real and healthy. It invites you to take back your power, live with vitality, support the environment and be the Artist of Your Life.
- Four 3-day training weekends
- Nutritional Fast Program (optional)
- Experiential models to deepen active learning
- Three 1-hour one-on-one support sessions
- Textbooks & essays
- Integrated home learning
- Small group ‘buddy’ system
- Designing your nutritional lifestyle program
- Leadership Presentation Opportunities
- A Conscious Nutrition Certificate of Completion
The Nutritional Fast – One Month Program (optional at a reduced price)
Includes two 1-hour sessions and one 30 minute telephone check-in session. Nutritional Fast Package with juice and herbal recipes and a detailed step-by-step process and progress charts.
“By having reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.”
~ Albert Schweitzer
Nourishing Wisdom: A Conscious Evolutionary Diet
Weekend One – April 18 – 20, 2022
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.
You will explore every way that food matters – from the reclaiming of personal vitality to supporting the life of our sweet Earth. Examine the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview they reflect and mandate.
- Eating As If the Earth Matters
- Ayurveda: The Dance of the Elements
- The Five Sources of Ultimate Vitality
- Our Culture’s Roots
- Veganism: the Plant-Powered Advantage
- Resilient Cuisine – For a Peaceful Mind & Heart
- Dispelling Myths that perpetuate dis-ease
- The Ability to Make Connections
- Reverence for All Life
“This said that the view of nature held by any people determines all their institutions.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ayurvedic Living Nutrition: Deepening Connection, Compassion & Relationship
Weekend Two – May 30 – June 1, 2022
For 5000 years 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.
- The Sevenfold Constitutional Lifestyle Process
- Organismic Wisdom
- The Why’s of Eating Disorders
- The Six Healing Tastes
- Living Water
- Stoking Your Digestive Fires
- Whole Body Eating
- The Protein Myth
- Sprouting, Fermentation & Wild Edible Foraging
- Design Your Nutritional Lifestyle Program
“As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.” ~ Dr. David Frawley
Spiritual Nutrition: The Path to Peace
Weekend Three – August 22 – 24, 2022
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.
- Reductionism & the Secret Shadow vs the Golden Rule
- Sattvic Diet, Spiritual Fasting & the Human Spirit
- The nutritional power of Relaxation, Awareness & Rhythm
- The Interconnected Web of Life
- Cultivating Felt Awareness
- Sacredness & the Feminine Principle
- The Intuitive Imperative
- Energetics, Evolution & Spiritual Anatomy
“Peace is not something that happens by accident. Peace is like silence; it is always there. The lack of harmony in our lives is like noise superimposed on the silence. The issue is not how to create peace, but how to live in a way that eliminates the noise.”
Living the Solution: Restoring Wholeness
Weekend Four – Oct 10 -12, 2022
“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 final weekend brings together the Sevenfold constitutional lifestyle process, knowledge, insights, and empowerment tools to create a balanced nutritional lifestyle that supports you and your environment.
- Social Justice & the Web of Connection
- Healing the Earth & the Economy
- Climate Change & Food
- Circles of Compassion & Renewal
- Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices
- Saying ‘Enough’ to Social Pressures
- The Power of Community
- From Outmoded Exclusivity to All of Us
- Going Forward In Passion & Power
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~ Albert Einstein
Celebrating & Sharing Our Passions – Going Forth
Nov. 21 – 22, 2022
Our final weekend prepares the way to re-weave ourselves back into modern culture making our vision and purpose reality. The focus of this time is supporting you in clarifying, shaping, energizing and fulfilling your vision. We give plenty of time to explore how, in a world that is increasingly chaotic and unstable, our unique service can support the crafting of joyful cultures of connection. Identifying key inner and outer resources, creating a supportive community, and following the natural guidelines will allow us to confidently anchor and nurture the service passion you bring into the healing of our community. This final weekend will be the opportunity to share your passion and express your creativity with our community.
As we grasp new conceptual frameworks by applying conscious nutrition and regenerative design techniques, you will learn essential skills for replenishing and regenerating ourselves, our ecological biospheres, and our human communities back home.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
What You Will Experience?
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin
The training offers a beautiful blend of modern science and trans-disciplinary knowledge essential to becoming a Conscious Nutrition educator, with a wide range of hands-on experience in the meadows, fields, forest and kitchen pharmacy.
You will come out of this program with a unique ‘Medicine Pouch’ a compendium of specific skills, practices, and approaches to improve your well-being and effectiveness as an educator. Topics include visioning, project development, and stewardship, the aptitude to design programs. We will also explore aspects of inner leadership, such as cultivating gratitude, balance, ‘inner resilience’, and exercises to root and ground your leadership in the heart, in nature, and partnership with a community of other leaders.
Through this nutritional medicine program, you will learn a new way of thinking and being. You will experience what is naturally yours – an intimate relationship with the local, wild and native plants. You will discover to source your leadership from this connection and stay attuned to the patterns in your own life, creating a new level of success and awareness in your stepping forth – empowered!
- You will explore the correlation between ecological design thinking and the related disciplines of bioregionalism and inner ecology and applying this to designing a healthy nutritional program;
- The foundation of an ecological world view (wholistic design, systems thinking, and rebalancing human gut microbiome) and the application of living systems principles to the design of systems, objects, and places;
- You will develop personal and group inquiry practices to raise awareness of the interdependent relationship between the individual, society, and nature and between theory, experience and practice;
- You will develop and enhance your design, communication, facilitation skills in support of communities of place and interest;
- You will make use of a range of tools, methods and facilitation techniques to project delivery;
- You will co-create participatory hands-on practices, and theoretical principles for new approaches to the regenerative healing design process of projects and apply these both in class, and application in your community projects. Learn how to assess the connection between the environment and built form, behaviour, well-being and resource consumption using both research indicators and case studies.
“All the beauty that’s been lost before. Wants to find us again”
A Mentorship Approach
Mentorship, much like a traditional apprenticeship, is one of society’s oldest forms of experiential education. In many cultures, herbal training occurs almost exclusively in a setting where experienced herbalists work closely with others to share their accumulated wisdom. The structure of these relationships varies widely, but all have in common the desire to share information while offering support, guidance and critical feedback.
Our mentorship process supports individuals to become confident, skilled educators. Often those who have completed extensive training plant medicine (which may or may not have included a clinical component) are actively seeking the support and guidance of an experienced nutritionist to act as a mentor.
Community is an essential aspect of nutrition. Wholistic nutrition is all about relationships, after all – the relationships we have with each other and with health as well as the relationships we have with plants. One of the most special relationships within nutrition, though, is the relationship between plant mentor and student. Most nutritionists eventually find some sort of mentor – it’s a very natural expression of how our plant knowledge is passed along and is the traditional way that plant medicine was passed from one generation to another. Many whole food nutritionists at some point have had mentors that helped shaped them become the conscious nutritionist they are today, and many continue to work with mentors even now!
The mentor-student relationship is so valuable and special because it helps us orient ourselves. Who do we want to become? In what direction are we moving? Mentors are individuals we want to emulate, people who have been where we are now and have gone ahead where we wish to travel. Having a mentor also helps us by providing insight and perspective when the going gets tough. When we struggle with new questions or a new case study and we can’t seem to find answers or when it seems like we’ve lost our way on our path, a mentor can be there with encouragement, a new idea, or the wisdom from a parallel experience that helps us find the missing pieces of our puzzles.
The definition of the word is “an experienced and trusted advisor.” That’s a rather broad definition! Each mentor-student relationship is unique since those two parts of the equation are always going to be two different individuals. It’s up to the parties involved to create the relationship in a way that makes sense for them.
In some cases, the mentorship unfolds very informally, like a friendship. However, mentorships can also be very formal, even to the extent of the mentor being paid in exchange for their time and the mentoring experience being guided by a written contract that details specific goals and desired outcomes the student and mentor have for the relationship.
Regardless of the prearrangement being formal or informal, a mentor is there to inspire and support the ongoing growth of the student and to provide assistance. They should be willing to help us troubleshoot, although it’s okay if they don’t just hand us the answers! Making us think and offering helpful suggestions when problems arise are the symbols of a truly great mentor. They are understanding of our efforts and there for us when we need encouragement. They can also help us be realistic and hold us to a standard, helping set the foundation for skills and a knowledge base that will serve us well in the future. Most importantly, though, mentors can be a role model. We should be careful not to put them on a pedestal – after all our mentors are human, too – but at the same time they should be people we think are worthy of imitating in some way. Our mentors are setting examples for us as teachers, consultants, and professionals.
Important to remember that having a mentor is not a replacement for learning about herbs and herbalism on your own time – it should complement your studies. The point of being mentored is to assist you to grow on your path! Trustworthiness is essential; the relationship should always be directed by professionalism. The mentor-student relationship should always be mutually respectful.
“It is the supreme art of the educator to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein
March 7-8 – Local Wild Living Design Workshop (Optional)
April 18-20 – Nourishing Wisdom: A Conscious Evolutionary Diet
May 30-June 1 – Ayurvedic Living Nutrition: Deepening, Connection, Compassion & Relationship
July 5-12 – (Living the Experience 7-Day Intensive) (Optional)
Aug 22-24 – Spiritual Nutrition: The Path to Peace
Oct 10-12 – Living the Solution: Restoring Wholeness
Nov 21-22 – Celebrating & Sharing Our Passion – Going Forth
(Final Presentation Weekend)
Time: 3-Day weekends begin at 9 am to 5 pm. During the 7-Day Living, the Intensive will be full days and a few evening sessions.
Note: Only 10 Positions available
Your Price – $1500
Package Special– Register for the Conscious Nutrition Mentorship & Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course Together for $2500
Certification Package – Register for this Conscious Nutrition Mentorship, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course and Living the Experience 7-Day Intensive for $4,000
To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to only 10 participants.
- Mentorship Alumni – $1250
- Full-time Students – $1250
- A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot
- Partial work-trade positions are available.
- Partial scholarships are available if funds are available.
Please inquire: 519-652-0230
- To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to 10 participants
Scholarships– Partial scholarships are available upon request. Assisting promising young adults in the tuition costs of the mentorship program – please send a detailed letter of request. Our scholarship aims to build bridges between future leaders to experience the powerful connections between personal and planetary health. Please see the Scholarship Application Process.
Community Supported Education Program(CSE Program) ALL Scholarship applicants and anyone interested in financial assistance with the mentorship program should consider creating their Community Supported Education Program (CSE Program) Find more info and details here.
We are living a time of great change when creating a new story for our world is crucial. People all over the world are reclaiming their power and responding to the cry of Mother Earth. Are there young adults in your community who feel would thrive in our mentorship program? Help transform our culture, one heart at a time be nominating a young adult who is helping to redefine our culture!
All lunches will be potluck using as much as possible local, wild, live-food plant-based ingredients. The Living Centre will provide lunches for the 3rd day of each weekend.
** On specific weekends other community members will join us
** Certificate of Completion in Conscious Nutrition is granted upon completion of this Conscious Nutrition mentorship, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition correspondence course.
Payment can be made through e-transfer (bank-to-bank transfer) ‘PayPal’ below, or by certified check. Please make cheques payable and mailed to The Living Centre 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3
Please Note: that we require a minimum amount of registrants for the program to happen. In the case that we do not receive minimum registration, you will be notified two weeks before the start date and a full refund will be issued for the amount paid up till that point.
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