The Woodstock Fruit Festival 2017

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Beginners\' Focus [clear filter]
Monday, August 21


Lecture 'How to Stay Raw in a Cooked World' with Arnold Kauffman
Join long time raw vegan Arnold as he shares his tips and nexperience from the last 20 years.


Monday August 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Movie Theatre


Presentation 'Beginners Guide to the Raw Food Lifestyle' with Don Bennett

Part of our Special Beginners' Focus. This lecture by Don Bennett will touch upon many of the issues those new to a raw food way of living need to know to be successful and thrive, and not merely survive.



Monday August 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Recreational Hall


Presentation 'Foraging is Fun (and Fills Your Tum!)' with Anne Osborne
I will be looking at the physical, mental , spiritual, and environmental benefits of foraging for your own food.

Find out why foraging  feels so good, and learn why children love to forage.

I will be sharing tips on how to forage in both rural and suburban environments.

Learn about  American and European foragable  foods, and Australian 'Bush Tucker'

Discover how foraged foods can add valuable micro-nutrients to your daily diet, especially with the challenges of today's depleted soil.

As part of our Special Beginner's Focus durning the first two days, this lecture will contain information that is useul for those just starting on the raw vegan diet.


Monday August 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recreational Hall


Lecture 'Decoding True Hunger' with Ellen Livingston
Part of our Special Beginners' Focus.

This presentation gets up close and personal with the biological, physiological, and psychological/emotional sensations and experiences that we label "Hunger." A healthy raw food path gives us ample opportunity to get to know our body's true physiological hunger signals, and to learn to distinguish and learn from our psychological and emotional desires around food.  

As part of our Special Beginner's Focus durning the first two days, this lecture will contain information that is useful for those just starting on the raw vegan diet.

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Ellen Livingston

owner/director, Living Heart
This is Ellen's 9th year presenting at The Woodstock Fruit Festival, and her 17th year of raw vegan lifestyle. Ellen's morning slow-flow yoga classes are very popular, and her intriguing signature talk series brings the spiritual and emotional/psychological conversation to the festival... Read More →

Monday August 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteen Lodge Basement
Tuesday, August 22


Presentation 'Not Enough Nutrients on a Raw Food Diet – How it's Possible' with Don Bennett - New for 2017!

It's commonly thought that if we eat a healthy plant-based diet where we don't cook what we eat (which damages nutrients), and we eat a variety of foods, we don't have to be concerned about nutrition; we'll get what we need. But is this admittedly lovely notion borne out by reality?
In this new for 2017 talk, researcher and 25 year raw vegan educator Don Bennett will explain how it is indeed possible to not get enough of all the nutrients our body requires for optimal healing and health, and the things you can do to avoid this potentially harmful scenario so that you can have robust "future health" and the best odds of never getting a diagnosis of something serious. And "nutrients" do not just include vitamins and minerals.
And equally important: How is "enough" defined? If you embraced a raw food diet for the health benefits, this is a must-see presentation.

 - Part of our Beginners' Focus. 




Tuesday August 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Recreational Hall


Presentation 'Raising Happy and Healthy Children on a Raw Fruit Diet' By Anne Osborne
During this presentation, I will share the tips and experience I have learnt raising my two children on raw fruit diets.
I will look at social issues, food quality issues, growth charts, and the challenges we may face in a society that is not always aware of the wonders Natural Pregnancy and Childrearing.
There will be time at the end for a Q&A. 


Tuesday August 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Canteen Lodge Basement
Wednesday, August 23


Presentation "Satiation, True Hunger and Emotional Eating" with Chris Kendall
In today's instant gratification / avoidance world it's a rare individual that is in touch with their true physical and emotional needs around food, this isn't surprising due to many factors. Creating a healthy relationship with food and our emotional self is the key to creating a healthy relationship with ourselves and developing vibrant health. In this inspired discussion we will define satiation as well as true hunger to help apply some insightful tips tricks and perspectives to grow through and with emotional eating. 

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Chris Kendall

Registered Holistic Nutritionist - CSNN, Raw Food Lifestyle Coach, Yoga Teacher, Owner and Operator, The Raw Advantage and TRA Dream
Chris Kendall earns his bananas flowing as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), 100% Raw and Transitional Lifestyle Coach, Kendalini Yoga Creator and Raw Food Chef. Following his passions Chris shares all that brings him bliss through running raw food and yoga adventure retreats... Read More →

Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Activity Tent 3