The Conscious Gourmet
Cooking Retreat Travel Program
with Diane Carlson

Here's your chance to experience the popular Core Program previously offered at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City!  This life-changing program provides a foundation in health-supportive cooking and theory that will positively affect your personal health and nurture your spirit.  Our 5-day retreat begins on Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2008, with orientation, lecture and dinner, and ends at noon on Thursday April 10.  Work exchange available for kitchen assistance.  Sedona area residents: 50% off on cooking and theory classes only, meals excluded.  For additional info call 203-622-1189   For complete details visit

Most days include:

  • yoga/movement class
  • natural foods breakfast
  • 4-hour hands-on health supportive cooking class and gourmet lunch
  • evening lecture/workshops
  • free time to explore the area's natural beauty, relax into a massage or browse the shops and galleries

You'll discover a whole new way to think about food as we explore cutting edge principles for creating balanced meals that leave you full of energy and free of cravings.   As the week progresses, you'll see your skill levels soar, your palate develop and your understanding of whole foods expand.  You'll go home with countless tips and tools to prepare food that not only tastes great, but also promotes a healthier vital life.


Our retreats use the highest quality ingredients possible including whole, fresh, natural seasonal foods, organic whenever possible, free of wheat, pasteurized dairy and refined sugar, and include:

  • fresh fruits and vegetables
  • grains, beans, nuts and seeds
  • healthy soy products
  • safe fish
  • sea vegetables
  • condiments, oils & natural sweeteners

Our focus is mostly vegetarian cuisine emphasizing a variety of nutritional and philosophical paradigms.

For complete details visit
Phone: 203-622-1189


Diane Carlson

Diane Carlson, Founder, Director and Chef/Instructor of The Conscious Gourmet, was the co-president and director of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in NYC for 10 years.  Through her new company, she leads culinary retreats for the body, mind and soul throughout the U.S. and Canada and offers a Teacher's Training Program in health-supportive cooking.


For further information please contact
Sedona Creative Life Center

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