FOOD FOR THE SOUL with Selina,
Chef and Naturopathic nutritional therapist, Specialises in vegetarian and vegan wholefoods
Welcome to our beautiful, quirky, rustic kitchen with spectacular views over horseshoe terraces & the mountains beyond. Here at the retreat centre our aim is to prepare food that is incredibly tasty, totally nutritious, that allows your digestive system to function optimally, that lends itself to vitality rather than toxicity & that sends you home feeling the inspiration & confidence to make the necessary changes in the way you prepare food & eat, to maximise your own health & vitality & that of your family.
COOKING WITH LOVE.
Here at the yoga retreat centre the preparation & cooking of food is very much a practice in mindfulness as we recognise that our thoughts infuse our food & impact on its taste, digestibility & healing potential. With this in mind any work in the kitchen is undertaken joyfully from the heart with a sense of gratitude & with the deepest respect for the alchemical nature of food . We also put great emphasis on the preparation of food being an act of serving & service, generosity & sharing.
FOOD & CONCIOUSNESS
There is a huge connection between the way we eat & how we experience our yoga practice & our lives in general. Many if not all of our physical & mental health problems are caused or exasperated by the way we eat. With this in mind we prepare food that is calming to the mind & balancing to the body, free of common allergens such as those found in dairy products.
CARING FOR MOTHER EARTH
We have to start looking at the environmental impact of the ways in which we source food & the actual food choices we make. At yoga revolution we are careful where we order food stuffs making sure it is fair trade & organic if that option is available & avoiding foods that put a big drain on precious water resources & those that are GMO.
Although we do not hold cookery workshops as such , we instead have an open kitchen policy so if you want to come in the kitchen for a chat about nutrition, to have a close look at the basic ingredients we use, to` learn how to use a dehydrator or passive solar oven, to kibble (help prepare the veg) for the next meal etc then you are more than welcome to join us. We are a community based retreat centre so please feel free to help if you want so if you have a healthy cake recipe or an amazing raw dessert you want to share with us, we have all the things you need to make it happen.
Although the food we cook is suitable for most people, if you have any special dietary requirements due to allergies or intolerances please let us know at the time of your enquiry
. We recognise that as we are so diverse & unique that one particular dietary regime is not necessarily suitable for all of us so over the course of the week we serve you a fusion of healthy whole foods taking influence from macrobiotics (large life Diet), Ayurveda (Indian medicinal eating to balance the doshas (humours), vegan wholefoods, raw & live foods. If you would like extra protein, such as eggs or tuna fish then we will be happy to arrange this for you but please let us know before you arrive.