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Level One - Fundamentals Course

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

With chef skills taught by Keia Dreger

& hatha flow yoga with Graham Parsons


Pachavega Living Foods Education

is a Plant-based Culinary Arts Institute

with chapters that reach across the

globe, specializing in nutrition and

chef certification for healthy lifestyles.

We are the Change We Wish to See in the World


Organic, plant-based education to heal your body and ignite your spirit!


  • Our Mission is to empower students towards vibrant health through the discovery of a plant-based lifestyle. Our plant-based nutrition education and array of useful kitchen skills will teach you the immense power of plants and their effect on the body, mind and spirit.  

  • Our Instructors are renown health experts, certified Raw Food Chefs and plant-based nutrition coaches. With a passion to share the power of plants with the world, we unite together in the spirit of global community.  

  • Our Food is a celebration of Mother Earth. We choose the finest plant-based ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves. We support local farmers, organically grown practices, sustainable agriculture and eco-conscious lifestyle habits. 


We teach the life-changing, inspirational 
Plant-Based Nutrition Fundamentals 
course Canada wide and around the world 
Each program is comprehensive, intimate and interactive with only 8-15 participants per course. With practical hands-on learning, a lot of taste testing, this education is founded on plant-based nutrition to support total body wellness.

We will navigate the challenges that may arise from reducing the consumption of foods that do harm and learn to embrace the transition towards a healthier lifestyle. You will become more than just a raw food expert, learn to heal your body and ignite your spirit with the power of plant-based whole foods! There are over 100 recipes to learn, created by our founder, world renown plant-based chef, nutrition expert and educator, Danielle Arsenault.

What you will learn:

Plant Based and Raw Food Preparation Techniques

Flavor Balancing, Recipe Design and Knife skills

How to Make Use of the Dehydrator Like a Pro


Plant Based Nutrition 101

Optimizing your Diet for Healthy Digestion

Plating and Presentation


Sprouting and Soaking 

Seeds, Nuts and Wheatgrass


Probiotics and Fermentation


Healing Herbs and Spices From Around the world

Sustainability, World Impact and Local Food Options

Cooked Plant Based Comfort Foods and Seasonal Eating

and so much MORE!


With over 140 graduates, what are students saying about our Plant Based Nutrition Fundamentals Course?

“The Pachavega course dispelled the myths of raw food prep and lifestyle. It’s not just what you eat, but how nutrition can influence your physical and emotional state that truly matters.”
– Clara Hughes, 6-time Olympic Medalist and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Member

“Taking the Pachavega Course has been the best thing I’ve done in a long time. Not only have I learned an incredible amount of knowledge, I have confidence now to implement a raw food, plant-based diet into my life! ...You can’t help but feel motivated to help change the world by day 10!
– Jennifer Roach, Calgary, Canada

“This class has opened my eyes and heart to the power of food.... the information is life-saving. Now, I feel prepared to truly nourish my body and soul. One of the best life-skills courses out there!”
– Moneca Renay, Calgary


Tuition Fees for the

 5 day retreat:
Including retreat space accommodation, 3 full organic meals + bonus treats a day, gentle yoga, breathwork and meditation classes, all educational materials, textbooks, tools and hands on guidance.

$825 CAD + GST

– Camping


$950 CAD + GST

– Shared Accommodation 

$1075 CAD + GST

– Private Accommodation

(as available, first come basis)

Would you like to know more about our upcoming Courses? Click HERE!


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