Aug 27

Sydney. AUS.

Raw Foods & Whole Cooking

WHAT – Raw Foods & Whole Cooking
WHEN –  Thursday 3 Sept

Join Vanessa Jean, Food Alchemy, as she inspires you to create wholesome cooking and delicious raw delights, infused with pure essential oils.

About Vanessa Jean

Vanessa Jean Boscarello Ovens, Grad. Dip Applied Psychology, has a raw food and wholefood cooking pedigree that is steeped in family tradition. 

Born to a Sicilian father and Maltese mother Vanessa’s love for organic, wholesome food bursting with natures flavours and goodness comes from generations of passionate, authentic ethnic cooking experience combining her Nonno’s natural herb medicine wisdom and her Nonna’s and Nana’s celebrated skills in the kitchen. 

Vanessa has coupled this generational wisdom and experience gifted to her by her forebears with the learning's gained over years assisting perhaps Perth’s best known wholefood chef, Jude Blereau. 

Her foodie heritage coupled with her innate skill in the kitchen, an uncanny knack of inventively combining ingredients in ways that will surprise and delight the most discerning palettes, have turned her many hundreds of past students from interested and inquisitive seekers of new foodie knowledge and skills into raving fans. 

Vanessa’s joy filled teaching style emanates from her deep connection to the earth, her passion for returning our bodies to their natural healthy state through organic nutrition and her generosity of spirit. The fun filled and inspiring classes have past attendees coming back in droves. 

Her background in psychology coupled with her career spanning two decades in aromatherapy, sound healing and raw and wholefood cooking give her a unique insight among her peers delivering holistic outcomes for her students that go far beyond teaching the combining of ingredients into meals that fuel our physical bodies. 

Each class is a journey and unfolding of knowledge that will infuse body, mind and spirit with renewed vigour and life through one of humankind's’ greatest loves….food!

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Sydney. AUS.

Lunchtime Mindful Meditation Club

WHAT –   The Wednesday Lunchtime Mindful Meditation Club
WHEN –  Each Wednesday from Sept 2 

With all that is going on in our lives, we often forget to simply breathe. Meditation is the act of clearing your mind from the day-to-day clutter and quieting your thoughts by focusing on one thing for a deliberate period of stillness.

 This 6-week beginners guide to MINDFULNESS MEDITATION will help you understand what exactly meditation and mindfulness are and create a regular practice for you to incorporate into your everyday.

Cost is $150 for 6 week course & booking essential as limited to 6 places

Bonus gifts:

– one on one holistic guidance session with me

– private facebook group to share experiences

– 2 x15 minute phone calls during the course of the 6 weeks

We'll have tea on arrival and all cushions and mats will be provided. I suggest that you bring comfy clothes to change into and perhaps a blanket for your shoulders.

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Melbourne. AUS.

Raw or Not To Raw ? 

WHAT – Raw Vs Cooked Food & Organic vs. Non Organic Foods
WHEN –  Sunday 30 August

Raw food vs. Cooked Food & Organic vs. Non Organic Foods 

By Mark Doneddu - President of Vegetarian Victoria

One of the fastest growing food trends in the world is the Raw Food movement. However there has been little spoken about the science of why people have achieved amazing improvements in health by adopting this diet.

This talk presents a lot of the scientific research on this subject. It also explains the reasons why many thrive on this diet and yet others do not. Recent media reports conceded that there lower pesticides in organic produce compared to conventional produce but yet also reported that there is little difference in the mineral an vitamin content.

The evidence regarding this subject as well as that surrounding Genetically Modified Foods will also be discussed.

The presentation will focus on;
• Do increased levels of lycopene obtained from cooked tomatoes compared to raw tomatoes result in greater levels of health?
• How important are the enzymes in raw food?
• What exactly is destroyed through cooking?
• Why do some many raw vegan athletes achieve amazing results and yet some people struggle on the same diet?
• Are all raw diets the same and can some raw foods eaten in excess be detremental?
• What are the benefits of cooked vegan foods?

$15 with a Mantra Lounge meal.

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Melbourne. AUS.

The SOL-Circle

WHAT –  SOL-Circle: Meditation, Consciousness & Mentoring
WHEN  –  Wednesday 2 Sept

Are you seeking a space to be inspired each month to awaken your innate consciousness and create the life of your dreams? 

Are you ready to fuel your soul and experience meditation that will raise your vibration, frequency and energy? 

Are you interested in supporting yourself through a healing or emotional crisis?

Join us on the first Wednesday night of each month for The SOL-Circle

These beautiful sessions will be your monthly SOL-fuel for your mind, body, and heart. 

Each month we will have a beautiful guided frequency meditation. We will delve into the months consciousness topic and we’ll share tools to support you break-through any challenges you're facing. We’ll complete with a Q&A mentoring session where you’ll be able to ask us about anything.  

You'll leave feeling nourished from the inside out.

The details:

  • Please arrive at 7pm for a 7:15pm start.  We will close the doors at 7:15pm sharp to begin our guided meditation. 
  • The SOL-Circle takes place at 39 Coventry St, Southbank (2 minutes from the Royal Botanic Gardens & 2 minutes from Tram Stop 18 on St Kilda Rd) 

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Los Angeles. US.

Veg Out Hang Out

WHAT –  Veg Out Hang Out
WHEN  –  Friday 28 August

Vegetaryn and Kombucha Dog are excited to announce that we have teamed up to host an event on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Downtown LA at the Kombucha Dog Brewery - #VegOutHangOut!  Kombucha Dog works with several rescues by sharing photos of dogs available for adoption on their labels.  In addition to giving out FREE samples of their kombucha at the event, they plan to display a photo gallery of the dogs. Road Dogs & Rescue is bringing some of their furry friends to play with as well.  Plant Food For People is going to park their Food Truck out front for the duration of the event serving the best tacos & cecviche. Califia Farms, Ellovi Skin, Whisk GF Bakery, Rachel's Cosmic Cuisine, The Hungry Elephant & more will also have booths set up!! Come with your friends, eat some good food, and have some fun! #VegOutHangOut

***Tickets are $5.00 including

  • a FREE sample of Kombucha 
  • a #Vegetaryn Swag Bags filled w/ FREE goodies (limitied quanitity available)

Thank you to our sponsors Pura Vida Bracelets, Gardein, Veggie Grill, That's It Fruit Bars, Sun Cafe Organic, Thug Kitchen, & The Shugah Mama!


*PLENTY of street parking avaiable in surrounding neighborhood. 

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Los Angeles. US.

Yoga Amazon Night

WHAT –  Yoga Amazon Night
WHEN  –  Sunday 6 Sept

Join us for a magical experience in Calabasas that will transport you to the Amazon Rainforest through sight, sound, and movement! Leia Vita Marasovich will guide a 90 minute yoga and meditation class for ALL LEVELS on the beautiful roof of Jai House which overlooks the Santa Monica Mountains. Tyler Piatt will be spinning soothing and eclectic forest tunes. This event is in celebration of Leia's move to Ecuador (on September 18th), and after the yoga class she will give a brief presentation on her upcoming projects/adventures. This is a fundraiser event for the community projects Leia will be working on in Ecuador, as well as an awareness campaign for the current state of the people and environment in the Amazon Rainforest. This will be a fully immersive experience you will not forget!

Event details:

Arrive: 5-5:15pm
Yoga/Meditation: 5:30-7pm
Project Presentation: 7-7:45pm
Refreshments: 8-9pm

There is a sliding scale donation of $15-$30, but suggested is $25. Part of donations go directly to Sisari Collective and other community projects in South America, so there is no limit to how much you can donate.

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New York. US.

NYC Apartment Recycling Training 

WHAT –  NYC Apartment Recycling Training
WHEN  –  Thursday 10 September

This FREE training, part of the NYC Apartment Building Recycling Initiative (ABRI), teaches you everything you’ll need to educate residents and staff in your building about how to recycle more and waste less.

We invite you to bring representatives from your building management, custodial staff, or interested residents to the ABRI trainings. When you RSVP, please make sure to include their names as well. Photo ID is required to enter the building.

Training location:

Department of Sanitation
Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability
44 Beaver Street, 6th floor conference room

Off-site trainings for real estate and property management companies can also be arranged.Get started on improving recycling in NYC... beginning with your own building!

For all trainings, if not registered in ABRI already, complete the enrollment form.

Tickets Here

New York. US.

The Seed : Market

WHAT –  The Seed: Market
WHEN  –  Saturday 29 August

The Seed : MARKET brings together the best local plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly businesses. We're celebrating a brand new ultimate food destination:Get a sneak peek at this special edition of The Seed: Market 

Saturday, Aug 29th

11 am - 6 pm

88 Eldridge st., New York, NY 10002


EXHIBIT C. is a fresh, organic space celebrating all that is food in the world. We blend food, wellness, entrepreneurship, and tech to create deliciously interesting classes, dinners, and events.

Founded by haute vegetable chef Daphne Cheng, the space offers a platform for local + visiting chefs and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and reach new fans.

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London. UK.

Movers & Makers

WHAT –  Movers & Makers feat. Emily Katz
WHEN  – Saturday 12 Sept - BOOK NOW

Are you ready for a day full of inspiration and creativity?

Movers + Makers is a day long event, where we bring together makers from our local community in London along with Emily Katz of Modern Macrame all the way from Portland, US. 

 Emily's class comes with instruction, inspiration and DIY macrame kit. Inside a hand screen printed tote bag in cotton rope and a piece of wood to make your unique wall hanging. You will also get to participate in workshops and attend talks from the likes of Ro Co, Blue Guy Pottery and Earl of East London, with each providing a unique item to take away as a momentum of the event. 

Throughout the day you'll enjoy delicious food and drinks from start ups including The Pressery, Sandow's, London Tea Club and Rooted London all within the stunning Hoxton, Holborn.

Get ready to be inspired and leave with a finished wall hanging and more. 

Nourish. Learn. Share.

Tickets Here

London. UK.

Free From Festival

WHAT –  Free From Festival
WHEN  –  Monday 31 August
Welcome to the Free From Festival 2015Free From Festival is UK’s first Summer food festival that focuses on people that are living their life free from gluten, sugar or dairy, including diabetics and those diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Our first ever summer event will be taking place in a characteristic building,'The Boiler House', Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane on Monday the 31sth of August, Monday Bank Holiday from 10.30AM until 6.30PM.

Come and join us to sample healthy 'free from' products made in the UK and a lot produced by local businesses of Hackney & Islington and Tower Hamlets. Expect and indulge in sugar free chocolate tasting, gluten free desserts & savoury snacks. Gluten free beer, organic wine and sugar free beverages will also be available for purchase at the venues bar.

Join our talented Chefs at the live cooking demonstrations at the yard to learn some great tips on how to cook healthy tasty food without using gluten, sugar etc.

The event is a great opportunity to stock up on great tasty snacks and purchase gifts for loved ones that are intolerant.

Live music will be played throughout the event by talented up and coming artists. Make sure you bring enough cash as its a CASH ONLY event!

Please book your tickets to avoid disappointment. There will also be a limited number of tickets available on the door. 

Visit our website for more details:

Follow us on:


- Twitter: @FreeFromEvents

- Instagram: FreeFromEvents

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