Fall Wellness Retreat

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Unwind, relax and breathe

Here’s What We have Planned for You

Now that the rush of Summer has passed, days have cooled down and evenings are balmy, we’d like to invite you travel down to the seaside town of Wai’ao with your partner, friend or family
member for an intimate 2-day, 2-night yoga and plant-based food retreat at The Wai’Ao Beach Villa. We want you to rest, relax and ground with the sounds of the ocean in the background and crisp Fall air to refresh your lungs. We want to guide you with yoga, meditation and reflective practices that help you revive the senses, awaken to your passions and reconnect to your inner self. Finally, we want to serve you organic, plantbased meals that delight your palate and satisfy your immune system.

Unadulterated views of the ocean and Turtle Island

Privacy, Safety, Convenience

To ensure absolute relaxation and peace of mind, we have booked the entire villa for our private use. Only a 10 minute cab ride from Toucheng Station, the rooms are beautiful, spacious and clean. Each room is furnished with a large double bed and that is why we suggest having your sidekick in tow. Your partner, friend or family member is there to see you through thick and thin and to celebrate great moments with, so why not enjoy this beautiful retreat together? All rooms have private bathrooms and large windows facing the ocean with nothing but a boardwalk separating the hotel door from the beach. We will meet in the yoga studio on the second floor for our daily practices and in the first floor in the dining room for our meals which we will enjoy in quiet contemplation.

Patti Chou, our experienced yoga teacher

Schedule

Registration

Class size is limited to 10. A minimum of 6 participants required for this retreat to run as scheduled.


Price
Early bird (before October 28): NT 20,000 Regular price: NT 22, 000
*includes accommodation, yoga and meals **does not include transportation


Bank Account: 14058-7210-4465 Bank code: 006
Please transfer your fee and send a message with the last 4 digits of your bank account, your email and mobile number to Patti or Prish to register.
Patti: pattichoulove@gmail.com
Prish: rawchefprish@gmail.com

Workshop Cancellation Policy
There are no refunds, but you are welcome to transfer the registration to someone else.

Your Retreat Guides

Patti Chou

I came to be a yoga teacher while deepening and informing my yoga practice in Dharamshala, India in 2015. I consider myself someone who is navigating their own life while dedicating my work to the support of others navigating their own. I enjoy teaching beginners and am passionate about helping students become more aware of their bodies through a focus on alignment and breath. My classes are influenced by my practice and love of Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. Instruction is generally focus on alignment, connection with the body, meditation and breath, while at the same time building strength and stamina. My long-term goal is that students may take what they learn in class, physically and spiritually, and apply it to other aspects of their lives. I invite you to join us to find support in each other, and to build meaningful connections during the retreat and beyond. See you on the mat!

Chef Prish

I love working with food and I love working with people. My background in performance arts and life skills education has helped my create a career in plant-based food and beverage that so far, has spanned 9 years. I believe that food is the most powerful healer on the planet. Not a day goes by where I don’t feel wonder at the intelligence, compassion and wizardry that is contained in fruits and vegetables and how to they relate to specific organs, imparting their magic into making us whole. A balanced diet = a balanced mind = a balanced heart, the holy trinity. I am so excited to go on this journey with you and I know you are going to feel amazing after our weekend together. You don’t have to scale Everest to find peace. Just eat a fortifying, plant-based diet 🙂

Retreat Menu

Gallery of The Wai’Ao Beach Villa

Raw, Vegan Dumpling Class

raw, kimchi dumplings – tomato wrappers, kimchi, cashew, sesame paste, sesame oil and liquid amino filling.

I haven’t felt ready or willing to teach this class until now. We need this class now. It’s dynamic in its nutrition and playful in its nature. We need both. I feel that now more than ever, we are reconnecting to food in investigative, appreciative ways. Food heals. There is no if, but or hows about that. Most diseases find their origin in lifestyle choices and most healing originates in changing those lifestyle choices.

the colours of healing

Class Description:

We will be making three different dumplings wrappers using two ingredients, zucchini and tomato. The three colours are red, purple and green. The fillings for each one are as follows:

1.Red dumpling: fresh, abundant Italian herbs, cashew paste, fresh lemon, garlic, black pepper

2. Purple dumpling: walnut, garlic, liquid amino, chives, cabbage

3. Green dumpling: preserved lemon skin, marinated mushroom, spinach, cashew

This will be a long class and requires a lot of hands-on involvement. If you love food with an artistic flair and explosive nutritional content, this is the class for you. Complimentary gift of umami, handmade vegetable powders for you to continue your culinary adventures at home.

workshops are a great way to meet new friends with shared interests
  • Date: 26 April, 2020
  • Time: 14:00 – 17:00
  • Location: available after registration
  • Investment: NT 2500
  • Sign Up: rawchefprish@gmail.com

Vegan Slider Demo Class

Pan-Grilled Eggplant and BBQ Tempeh Sliders

Nothing screams “Comfort” like a good slider. Small enough to not be considered an overindulgence yet packed with nutrition and bold flavours. These sliders are a party favourite and make a good afternoon canapé with a beer. Join me as I demo how to make them from scratch.

I will teach you how to make a simple but oh so delicious BBQ sauce using only five ingredients, turning from separate ingredients into one rich, silky, thick, dark and spicy sauce with the perfect sweet edges. Tempeh is the perfect playmate to all that BBQ sauce and sucks it up with gusto. Finally crisp, fresh coleslaw and a creamy, tart cashew sour cream to round it off and you have a perfect BBQ slider that will make your friends respect and adore you even more than usual 😉

Full size version

For our eggplant burger, our focus will be on a gorgeous pub cheddar cheese sauce (piquant as hell) and of course the secret rubbing spices that take the the pan-grilled eggplant to the next level. A generous serving of richly caramelised onion on top of the grilled eggplant and crunchy fresh cucumber and butter lettuce to balance the richness out.

This is a demo class (you watch as I fiddle about with the food) then group tasting to follow. Recipe handouts will be emailed to all who attend.

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 14:30 – 16:00

Cost: NT 800

Please email me on rawchefprish@gmail.com to register.

Delicious 3-Course Vegan Menu – A Cooking Class Just for You!

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Learn to cook a delicious 3-course vegan meal with Chef Prish

Contemporary raw, vegan cuisine. Learn to cook a delicious 3-course vegan meal with Chef Prish. Join NAKEDFOOD’s Chef Prish as we learn how to cook healthy, delicious vegan dishes for you and your family. These recipes are designed to make you feel satisfied, energized and full of vitality!

We all want to ensure we get the best, most diverse nutrition from the meals we prepare and eat but we usually don’t have time to cook and end up compromising on our healthy choices. In this class, we are going to learn how to get the most delicious flavours, textures, tastes and nutrition efficiently and easily. You are going to feel nourished and satisfied.

On our Menu:
* Beet, Persimmon and Jicama Salad with Cumin-Lemon & Garlic Dressing
* Tempeh-Mushroom Stew with Barley (imagine the magical flavours of ginger and sesame)
* Orange-Almond Cake

Tempeh is so versatile and easy to work with. It absorbs the flavour of the ingredients you cook with it and it’s a powerhouse of iron.

Class will be 3 hours long. We will cook together then sit down and enjoy the meal together.

Date: January 11 or January 12 (pick one date)
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Cost: NT 2000

Please email rawchefprish@gmail.com for registration details.

Almond-Orange Cake