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The Woodstock Fruit Festival 2017

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Monday, August 21
 

10:00am

Presentation 'Practicing Self Love & Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself' with Alyse Brautigam
Self Care is the foundation for becoming the best YOU that you can possibly be! Come learn about Alyse's favorite self love practices, techniques for nurturing yourself, and tips for enhancing your personal self love journey.

Presenters
avatar for Alyse Brautigam

Alyse Brautigam

Raw Alignment
✩ Repeat out loud: "I am worthy of living in abundance." ♡


Monday August 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Canteen Lodge Basement

1:30pm

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

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

1:30pm

Presentation:' RAW - Making the Connection:'' with Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray
There is more to being Raw Vegan than you may realise! Janette and Alan will share their 16+ years experience as raw vegans and how making the connection that a Raw Vegan Conscious Lifestyle is about more than what we eat! This inspiring talk and visual presentation will provide more reasons than one to motivate and reinforce your resolve to become and stay raw vegan for life. 

Presenters
avatar for Alan Murray

Alan Murray

Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin have been actively following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 15 years. Janette was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001 and the conscious lifestyle choices they made as a result, changed their lives forever.On January 1, 2014  the couple... Read More →
avatar for Janette Murray-Wakelin

Janette Murray-Wakelin

Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin have been actively following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 15 years. Janette was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001 and the conscious lifestyle choices they made as a result, changed their lives forever.On January 1, 2014  the couple... Read More →


Monday August 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Canteen Lodge Basement

3:00pm

Presentation 'Achieving Fitness Success: Is your exercise helping or hurting you?' with Dr SAM
Exercise is an important nutrient for overall health. As such, exercise should nourish your
body by 'adding to' it. Many people end up draining, instead of training their bodies correctly.
In this informative discussion, Dr. SAM will share some easy-to- follow principles, tips, and
strategies that will improve how you look, move, and perform in life. If you want to take your
health and fitness to the next level, then attending this lecture is a MUST! If you've
experienced Dr. SAM's lectures and classes in previous years, then you know they are fun,
educational, and empowering—and will be a great investment of your time and energy again!
You will leave this lecture feeling very empowered as you learn 3 Key Fitness Principles:

Principle 1- Let's face it: Injuries are NOT fun! This principle will address some simple
ways to prevent them so you can enjoy your fitness activities and maintain a higher
quality of life!
Principle 2- This principle is one of the BIGGEST secrets when exercising.
Understanding this secret will not only improve how well you exercise, it will also
improve your overall health!
Principle 3- This principle will help you stay committed to exercise and allow you to
enjoy it as you improve your fitness level!


Monday August 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Recreational Hall
 
Tuesday, August 22
 

10:00am

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

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

1:30pm

Presentation 'Why I Eat Fruit for Strength' with Mike Vlasaty
Join Mike Vlasaty for a presentation on why he eats fruit for strength.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Vlasaty

Mike Vlasaty

Mike Vlasaty has earned a bachelor degree in nutrition at Western Illinois and an associate degree of science at College of Lake County. He is a long term vegan and has been enjoying a raw fruit based diet since January 2008. Mike tests and showcases his diet through strength... Read More →


Tuesday August 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recreational Hall

3:00pm

Dr SAM's Hands-On Healing Workshop! - Relax, Heal, and Rejuvenate!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Duration 1 hour
If you are looking to take your health to the next level, then don't miss this workshop! The
body is built and designed to heal itself. Many times, all it needs is the right input to help
facilitate the healing process. One of those inputs is human touch! In this fun and empowering
interactive workshop, you will learn and practice some simple hands-on techniques to help
promote healing and overall well-being!
Dr. SAM is said to have 'healing hands'— and with over 20 years of clinical experience as a
licensed physical therapist and hands-on healer, he has gained some valuable insight for how
to tune in and turn on the body's innate haling potential! Whether or not you suffer with any
chronic pain or health challenges, this workshop will be therapeutic for sure! What you will
learn can help you: Relax, Heal, and Rejuvenate!


Tuesday August 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Activity Tent 1

3:00pm

Shiatsu Do-in Class with Arnold Kauffman and Denna Husk
Hands on class where you learn the ancient diagnostic technique using the body’s movement, voice intonation and gestures to determine which organs need balancing. After this class you may never look at your friends or others the same! 

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dance Studio
 
Wednesday, August 23
 

10:00am

Presentation 'Finding Balance Between Challenging & Nurturing Yourself' with Alyse Brautigam
In April 2017, Alyse set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, which stretches over 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine and  takes 5-6 months to complete. After trekking 1,000 miles she listened to her intuition and ended her hike. Alyse has found great balance between both challenging her body and nurturing her body. Do you have trouble creating this balance? Or simply want to hear what Alyse's experience on the trail was really like (behind the scenes of YouTube)? Come join Alyse to hear her stories about this long distance hike and ask any questions that you may have! 



Presenters
avatar for Alyse Brautigam

Alyse Brautigam

Raw Alignment
✩ Repeat out loud: "I am worthy of living in abundance." ♡


Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Canteen Lodge Basement

10:00am

Presentation 'Raw Food Diet Fails – The Main Reasons' with Don Bennett

Although a raw food diet is vastly better than other diets, some people fail to thrive on a raw diet after a period of time. 
The reasons for this are known, they’re just not common knowledge. Knowing how to do a raw food diet optimally can mean the difference between thriving or merely surviving better than the general population. 
Come and discover how to have the best odds of success when eating the best diet.

 

 

 


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Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Recreational Hall

1:30pm

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dining Hall Deck

1:30pm

Presentation 'Papaya Food of the Angels: A Detailed Look at the Amazing Health Benefits of this Wonderful Fruit' with Anne Osborne
A detailed look at the discovery, history and health benefits of this amazing fruit.
Anne will share research, both ancient and modern, which shows how including Papaya in your diet can benefit your health and well-being.

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recreational Hall

3:00pm

Presentation 'A “Blueprint” for Vibrant Health!' with Dr SAM
In this informative discussion, Dr. SAM will lay out an actual 'blueprint' for overcoming health
challenges. You will learn the very significant steps you need to take to achieve vibrant health.
If you've experienced Dr. SAM's lectures and classes in previous years, then you know they
are fun, educational, and empowering—and will be a great investment of your time and
energy again! If you're looking for a natural and common-sense way to improve your own
health (or to help others to do the same), this will be a lecture you don't want to miss!
You will leave this lecture feeling very empowered as you learn:

 Why having a 'blueprint' for better health will serve you best— as it can give you both the
short-term 'quick fix' as well as long-term health success!

 Dr. SAM's Chain-of- Health System TM — you will discover the “Essential 8” factors for optimal
health and healing!

What your next important step needs to be to transform your health!


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Movie Theatre

3:00pm

Presentation 'Being Grounded on a Fruitarian Path' with Ellen Livingston
Discover what healthy grounding really looks like, and how it positively impacts our health, well-being, and ability to live our dreams and express our true gifts. Learn the important distinction between numbing and grounding ourselves, what ungrounded looks and feels like, and the causes of this common but unnatural state of being. We will discuss why fruitarians may be at special risk in today’s society, and what you need to do to keep yourself healthfully grounded while you embrace a mindful fruitarian path.

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Livingston

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 →


Wednesday August 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Recreational Hall
 
Thursday, August 24
 

10:00am

Presentation 'Dealing with Conflicting Information' with Don Bennett

The one thing that you are likely to run into while discovering the realities of health is the dreaded "conflicting information". Knowing how to distinguish the info that makes sense from the non-sense is key to making sound decisions, and can help you understand potentially confusing discussions. Get some useful tips from someone who has been navigating these waters for years.

 

 

 


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Thursday August 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Recreational Hall

1:30pm

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

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Thursday August 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dining Hall Deck

1:30pm

Lecture 'Transition and Letting Go' with Ellen Livingston
There are many roads to our destination, and in this talk Ellen will help you to customize a map for your personal raw journey. She brings over 14 years of experience living and thriving on a low fat raw vegan diet, and helping hundreds of other seekers to find the way that uniquely works for them. It's been said that if you want a different life, you have to start living differently. When we move toward a raw food diet and our body cleanses, we start to realize more what we really want in our life, and at the same time to mobilize the energy to take action. We must now develop the new tools and self-understanding that will help us move through our fears and begin to rewrite our life story. This presentation will inspire you with what's possible, and with how quickly change can take place if you have the most helpful  tools, support, and perspective.

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Livingston

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 →


Thursday August 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Canteen Lodge Basement

1:30pm

Presentation "Are You an Angry Vegan?" with Chris Kendall
When embracing a Vegan diet one often comes to realize the horrible atrocities a conventional lifestyle supports, anger and sadness is the most common result, with good reason. This openhearted discussion will go into many reasons one may have when going vegan; the benefits of growing in reasons to stay vegan, and with that the many ways we can succeed socially with a raw vegan lifestyle. Learning and choosing to grow in inner peace can help one spread the vegan message with increased conscious awareness and compassion. The are always ways to improve our own health game and learn to spread the message in a more effective way, this talk endeavors to help you with that aim. 

Presenters
avatar for Chris Kendall

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 →


Thursday August 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recreational Hall

3:00pm

Presentation "Women's Health on Raw Food throughout The Years" with Karen Ranzi
Join Karen for a Fascinating Presentation on Women's Health on Raw Food Throughout the Years.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Ranzi

Karen Ranzi

Karen is celebrating her 25th year as a raw vegan and her 9th year as a featured presenter at the Woodstock Fruit Festival since 2011. Karen has raised two children as vegans and raw vegans and is the award-winning author of three books focused on the physical, mental, emotional and... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Movie Theatre

7:00pm

Movie Night showing 'What the Health' with Don Bennett
Please join us for a screening of 'What the Health' recent enlightening and thought-provoking documentary.

"What The Health" is a surprising, and at times hilarious investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. This film is from the creators of the award winning documentary "Cowspiracy." The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secrets to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about them. This is a great film to show others why you are vegan. Some free DVDs of the film will be given out.

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Thursday August 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Movie Theatre
 
Friday, August 25
 

10:00am

Presentation 'Cravings: Why and What to Do about Them' with Don Bennett

Understanding why we want what we want is crucial when traveling a path to optimal health. When you understand the whys, you can better deal with the hows. And you'll be happy to hear that you can have cravings for things that are in your body's best interests... learning how to develop these "good" desires can really give your health-creation efforts a boost.

 

 

 

 


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Friday August 25, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Canteen Lodge Basement

10:00am

Presentation 'Strength Training 101: My Top Tips On Weight Training ' with Mike Vlasaty
Join Mike Vlasaty for a presentation on his top tips for weight training.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Vlasaty

Mike Vlasaty

Mike Vlasaty has earned a bachelor degree in nutrition at Western Illinois and an associate degree of science at College of Lake County. He is a long term vegan and has been enjoying a raw fruit based diet since January 2008. Mike tests and showcases his diet through strength... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Movie Theatre

1:30pm

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

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Friday August 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dining Hall Deck

1:30pm

Presentation: 'A Change of Pace: Walking Within ' with Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray
 Since Running around Australia, Janette and Alan have hiked a total of 2500 miles, walking along the Pilgrim Trails in France and Spain.  The Pilgrim Way (France) and Camino (Spain) have been followed since the 13th century from points all over Europe to the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostella.  With the change of pace from running to walking, they have enjoyed the experience of 'Walking Within', which they will share during their talk and visual presentation of their adventures along the Way. They will also outline their next adventure of hiking on the Pilgrim Trail in China, a two week hike in the Himalayan foothills with an ascent of 10,000 ft .

Presenters
avatar for Alan Murray

Alan Murray

Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin have been actively following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 15 years. Janette was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001 and the conscious lifestyle choices they made as a result, changed their lives forever.On January 1, 2014  the couple... Read More →
avatar for Janette Murray-Wakelin

Janette Murray-Wakelin

Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin have been actively following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 15 years. Janette was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001 and the conscious lifestyle choices they made as a result, changed their lives forever.On January 1, 2014  the couple... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recreational Hall

3:00pm

Presentation "Improving Your Mental and Neurological Health: Reversing Brain Fog, Attention Deficit and Autism" with Karen Ranzi
Join Karen for a presentation on Mental and Neurological Wellness.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Ranzi

Karen Ranzi

Karen is celebrating her 25th year as a raw vegan and her 9th year as a featured presenter at the Woodstock Fruit Festival since 2011. Karen has raised two children as vegans and raw vegans and is the award-winning author of three books focused on the physical, mental, emotional and... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Movie Theatre

3:00pm

Presentation 'Becoming a “Health Raiser”— for a Better World!' with Dr SAM
The body is a living temple and we're all here to do important work! The way of the
“health raiser” is to walk down the path of enlightenment. However, temptation, habit,
and excuses often get in the way. If you're needing some motivation and inspiration to
improve your health and serve the world from a higher place, this is a lecture you don't want
to miss! If you've experienced Dr. SAM's lectures and classes in previous years, then you
know they are fun, educational, and empowering— and will be a great investment of your time
and energy again!
You will leave this lecture feeling very empowered as you learn:
 The BIG W— knowing this helps you stay focused on what matters the most to not
only transform your health, but also become a true “health raiser” in the world!

Health Excuses— busted! Dr. SAM will discuss some of the most common health
excuses and how to bust them! Many people report an immediate shift in perspective
on health (and life) after hearing them!

Self-mastery— simple take-aways that will help you elevate your health to a whole new
level!


Friday August 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Recreational Hall

3:00pm

Presentation 'How to Have Healthy Teeth on a Raw Food Diet' with Don Bennett

You might assume that if you eat the healthiest of diets, healthy teeth are a given. But this is not necessarily so; there are some real-world considerations that you should be aware of. You may have heard that fruit sugar is to blame for dental issues, but it's not the villain it's made out to be. Learn what are the real causes of dental woes, and what you can do to prevent them.

 

 

 

 

 


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Friday August 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteen Lodge Basement
 
Saturday, August 26
 

10:00am

Presentation 'After the Honeymoon's Over by Chris Kendall
All to often one comes into the raw lifestyle with such vigour and excitement, feeling that they have all the answers and that they have never been more clear in their life, that they miss the wider view. Before they know it, the honeymoon is over and they are left feeling like a candle in the wind wondering "what is it I am missing." Delving deep into the reality that true health, happiness and contentment comes from a conscious holistic lifestyle we will go into various ways to build our bonfire, to become the brightest light around to better serve ourselves, those we love, the animals and the planet. 

Presenters
avatar for Chris Kendall

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 →


Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Canteen Lodge Basement

10:00am

Presentation 'Some Raw Realities about our Future Environment and the Importance of Electric Vehicles'' with Don Bennett

What good is having robust future health if your future external environment will have a difficult time supporting your body's needs, or if it will be stressful on you emotionally? Global warming is no joke, it’s denied at our own peril, and is something that needs to be addressed “yesterday”. Yes, the best thing you can do to minimize your carbon/methane footprint is to eat a vegan diet, but coming in a close second is driving an electric car instead of one that runs on fossil fuel. So it’s important for all our futures to learn about the advantages of an Electric Vehicle to your planet (and your wallet). Even if you don't own a car or don't intend to have one, you need to know about this issue to be able to share it with those who do drive, because their choice of diet and vehicle can affect their future health as well as yours. So come hear about the kind of vehicle that we must transition to if we want to have a habitable and peaceful planet (lots of wars fought over oil). Learn about the car that actually gets cleaner the longer you own it. 

 

 

 

 


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Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Recreational Hall

11:30am

Lecture '7 stages of Healing' with Arnold Kauffman
Arnold Kauffman’s 24 years of experience are highlighted on the body’s innate ability to not only create disease but also healing. Focus of 7 stages of healing, 7 stages of degenerative disease and how green smoothies play a pivotal role in the healing of the body. 

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Saturday August 26, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Recreational Hall

11:30am

Presentation 'Holistic Living Beyond Fruits and Vegetables' with Evan Worldwind
Evan Worldwind will talk about the body-mind connection and how to come into alignment with our original self through 4 core principles: Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity and Love.
Taking in consideration the role that we can all play in our communities and in our own families through personal development, why is it so important to be and active and conscious designer of a role that we would like to live.

Presenters
avatar for Evan Worldwind

Evan Worldwind

Evan Worldwind is a certified Neurolinguistic Design Engineer, a practitioner of the Classical Yang Style Family Tai Chi Chuan, a Musician, Performer, and Teacher. His journey into the healing arts began with a mission to heal himself naturally after years of track and field injuries. In... Read More →

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avatar for Evan Worldwind

Evan Worldwind

Evan Worldwind is a certified Neurolinguistic Design Engineer, a practitioner of the Classical Yang Style Family Tai Chi Chuan, a Musician, Performer, and Teacher. His journey into the healing arts began with a mission to heal himself naturally after years of track and field injuries. In... Read More →



Saturday August 26, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Movie Theatre

1:00pm

The Art of Nice Cream - Small Batch Banana Ice Cream Workshop
A discussion and workshop on the art of nice cream.  We'll discuss 'nice cream' - a brief history, tools of the trade and a vision for the future, then with a quick safety briefing we'll dive right into making our own delicious batches of custom nice cream.  Flavors will depend on what combines  well with bananas and what fruit is available that day.

Activity Leaders


Saturday August 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dining Hall Deck