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Living Food Chef Certification Course

Living Food Chef Certification Course

Oct 11 - Nov 8, 2015

Calling all raw food enthusiasts! Radiantly Alive is offering very limited spaces for an incredible opportunity, for a one-of-a-kind Raw Chef Apprenticeship in Bali. Dive into four weeks of hands on training, up close and personal, with Master Raw Food Chefs and enthusiasts.

yoga baliThe Raw Chef Apprenticeship runs in parallel and support of Radiantly Alive's Yoga Teacher Training. Your education combines the best of all elements: Our Raw Food Chef's expertise, the practical and rewarding experience of preparing food for yogis, and interactive classes on nutrition, the raw food kitchen, and conscious business. All that will be supplemented by the opportunity to participate in portions of the yoga training, a dynamic and enthusiastic staff guiding the apprentices, plentiful and incredible all-organic local fruits, vegetables and super foods (coconuts, cacao, cashews and more) - and all set in the beauty of spiritual Bali.


Bali Raw foodSonja Eberhard
raw/vegan/macrobiotic chef & teacher

Being passionate about nutrition, yoga and health was the beginning of a culinary journey for Sonja. Moving to West Australia in 1996 changed the life of Australian born and European raised qualified jeweler and jewelry designer. Despite her lifelong passion for all types of food & cuisine, her 18-year professional foray into the culinary field coincided with her discovery of live plant based cuisine. Working in various wineries and cafes, and then opening her own cafe Sonja's Healthy & Tasty Foods for 3 years, gave her the starting point in building the reputation as "the local food Queen." In addition, having worked with likeminded raw talents such as Giles Hohnen, Matt Samuelson, Nwenna Kai. Sayuri Tanaka and Felix Schoener was not only a great learning experience but also an opening door to the raw food world.

The opening of Samudra, a centre with yoga, retreats and a raw café in the southwest of Australia, was the beginning of a new journey for her. Later…wanting a new challenge and a preference for being "behind the scenes," she continued to redefine her skills by eventually running the production kitchen, researching and developing new recipes for the café and creating raw granolas, crackers, wraps, ice cream, superfood elixirs and tonics and raw chocolates, which gave launch to Samudra's signature brand Biolive.

Being involved with retreats and workshops and catering for functions such as David Wolfe's Australian Longevity Tour, Sonja discovered a new passion in spreading her knowledge to people eager to learn and change their ways in improving their health. Inspirational teaching along with the freshest ingredients to nourish and energize the body, mind and soul are her two key ingredients in reaching those who seek to learn.

She was able to take that wisdom and passion through a new door when she received an invitation to assist Sayuri Tanaka at Daniel Aaron's Radiantly Alive Yoga Teacher Training and intensive Raw Chef course in Bali 2012. Now we're so grateful to see her journey continue as the head chef for 2013.

From Sonja: I believe that good food and health go hand in hand. Everything I do is based upon a desire to bring together culinary Art and ultimate nutrition. In my effort to achieve this goal, I employ innovative techniques and creative thinking to prepare minimally processed plant based cuisine that is delicious, vibrant and above all nutritious. I firmly believe in the balance in all things, food and lifestyle are no exception."

Gourmet Living Foods

Fresh daily coconuts, tropical fruits, organic salads and raw chocolate is the ideal nourishment for the yogic and radiant lifestyle. The Radiantly Alive Yoga Teacher Training is the world's only yoga training and immersion that features gourmet, high vibration Living Food. We have access to incredible, bountiful organic produce, often picked within twenty-four hours of preparation in the kitchen; the world's best organic (really) raw cashews, cacao beans, cacao powder, vanilla; plentiful coconuts and tropical fruits; superfoods and herbs; and more. Meals and juices throughout the month will be provided as part of the program.

The island of the gods, Bali and her people is a culture Yoga International magazine describes as 'living yoga.' Spirituality, harmony with nature, peacefulness - these elements embody the Balinese way of life. Ubud, an artist's Mecca, is the cultural heart of Bali. Embedded in rice terraces, temples and powerful energy, at a slight elevation so cooler than the nearby coastal heat, Ubud's climate has turned it into the perfect yogic destination.

Accommodations & Daily Transportation

Your brand new accommodations are situated within an artistic luxurious villa complex with 2 units villa of 3 bedrooms for each.

The adjacent villas are situated a simple 5 min walk from Anahata Resort, where your hands on experience will take place, and 4 km away from Ubud city center. The villa will provide shuttle service to Ubud, 4 times a day.


  • Large private swimming pool (8 x 4 meters)
  • Every room is featured with ceiling fans to add natural cooling ambience, as well as an air conditioner to reduce heat during day time.
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • WIFI available for free
  • Television in living room with major local channels about Indonesia
  • Free shuttle to Ubud max. 4 times a day on schedule
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Daily Laundry service (separate charge)
  • Cars and drivers can be arranged upon request
  • Rental Bike and motorbike upon request
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security guard



  • Hands-on working kitchen experience in real raw food kitchen - four-week Raw Food Chef Apprentice position
  • 3 x weekly workshops and classes to include the nutrition basics of raw vegan living food, raw kitchen safety, fermentation, different raw vegan diets, sprouting, super foods, conscious business and marketing basics, and much more!
  • International community of chef apprentices, yoga trainees and staff
  • All gourmet, organic, nutritious, raw vegan meals for entire month
  • Location of kitchen held in a beautiful remote location of Anahata Villas and Resort surrounded by rice terraces, temples and powerful energy
  • Accommodations for all raw chef apprentices at private luxury villa just a 5-min walk from training kitchen.
  • Participation in yoga classes and evening movies (as time permits outside of kitchen shifts)
  • Final Raw Chef Certificate of completion

All inclusive of above from US$4200

Select from:

  • $4,200 - Double occupancy w/shared bathroom
  • $4,600 - Double occupancy w/en suite bathroom
  • $5,100 - Single occupancy w/shared bathroom
  • $5,400 - Single occupancy w/en suite bathroom

Note: Room options have limited and priority of preferences will be given by application and deposit receipt date.

Note :

    The apprenticeship education is largely based on work experience in the kitchen. Many of our head chefs have begun this way as an apprentice and have grown into very successful raw food chefs, opened their own cafes, started their own retreats and more. See application for further list of duties and responsibilities.

Apply Now! Very limited spaces.
Applications close May 30th.

Send in your completed application for review and consideration. The top candidates will be selected and notified by email.

Contact us :

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