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Summer Newsletter
I hope you all have been enjoying your summer. It is beautiful here in California. I’ve been really enjoying visiting the beach and the rivers and little swimming holes along with the wonderful hiking and mountain biking trails our state has to offer. I have so much to appreciate about life and what is around me every day. Sometimes when I forget how great I have it, I start thinking about my arms and legs with which I run and bike, and the bounty of beautiful produce with which I nourish my body, and how willing my body is to accommodate me as long as I love and appreciate it. It is amazing how many good things can come from thinking positively and choosing to celebrate what I have. I also realize that what I put into my body such as high alkalinity foods, helps me to have clearer and happier more self loving thoughts.
 Now that it is summer and the weather has gotten warm, this is a perfect time to detoxify your body and get your brain and body in top working condition. Taking time to detox can help remove old blood sludge, toxins, intestinal mucoid plaque, buried emotions and anger just to name a few. Whether you are eating a very clean, nutritious diet or you wish you were eating better, here are some tips that will help you get cleaner and greener.
  Start by choosing 3 days in your schedule (perhaps the weekend of my detox class August 12, 13 and 14th) and plan to:
 Eat a simple raw food diet with smoothies, green juices, light salads, nut free dressings, spiralized salads, blended soups and fruit sorbets. All of these recipes can be found in my recipe book, Elaina\'s Pure Joy Kitchen and will also be taught at my Detox Class.
 Eliminate all animal products including dairy and eggs, all grains, nuts and seeds (or use very little seeds) and any sugar including sweet foods such as dates, maple syrup and go easy on the agave nectar. Use stevia to sweeten beverages.
Drink 16 oz. of lemon water every morning (warm or room temperature) and drink at least 5 more 16 oz. bottles of water or liquid each day. The water will help to flush toxins and excess salt from your body.
 Dry Skin Brush Daily
After 3 days, you may notice you have more energy, feel happier and more grounded, and maybe you\'ve even dropped 5 lbs. If you like the way you feel, stay on the detox diet for 14 days altogether and do as many blended meals as possible. You may decide to go back to your normal way of eating and want to stay feeling good by eating a raw breakfast and lunch and having your cooked foods for dinner. If you refrain from eating anything after 7pm you will wake up with more energy and a clearer head. Abate hunger in the evening by drinking herbal teas sweetened with stevia or mineral water with lemon and stevia. Try it for a week and see how you feel.
For those who already eat a high raw or all raw diet, eliminate all salt, sweets and nuts for 14 days and begin dry skin brushing every morning (see my website for skin  brush and skin brushing video).  As a result, you will experience a higher level of health and vitality.
To find out more about detoxing, please call me about the classes I am co-teaching with Chef and Author Jennifer Cornbleet. If you would like personal detox coaching over the phone or in person, are interested in attending future food preparation classes or would like a recommendation on which books to read. Please email or call me at (415) 558-1624.
Remember to go easy on yourself and others. After all, life doesn\'t come with instructions, and we are all trying to figure out the best strategy to feeling good and enjoying our adventure here on earth. I believe we\'re here to have the best experience we can have, so let’s find things we appreciate about ourselves and  each other while enjoying our health and everything important to us. As we free ourselves of toxins and find more things to love and appreciate about ourselves and each other (another way of honoring our creator), we might find ourselves a little lighter, a little freer and more able to love everyone else sharing this beautiful round ball floating in space. I love you exactly as you are. If you decide to make changes so you will feel better, remember that it is your free choice just as everyone else has free will to choose what they choose. Everyone is beautiful! I love you!!!!
Wishing you a magical and memory-filled summer,
Elaina Love
Below are some events I recommend
Detox  Weekend in San Francisco
August 12-14
A cleanse, whether once a year or once a season, can help you lose weight and maintain optimal health. This 3-day workshop teaches you the food preparation and lifestyle skills you need in order to embark on a cleanse program of any length. The class itself takes you through an easy and refreshing 3-day cleanse  where all of your detox meals are provided for you. In this workshop  you will learn:
Which foods to avoid and eliminate while on a cleanse
What to expect as your body detoxifies
Different kinds of cleanses, including gallbladder, liver, intestinal, ant-Candida, and anti-parasite cleanses
How to grow wheatgrass, sunflower greens, buckwheat lettuce, and microgreens
How to make fermented foods, including Rejuvelac, sauerkraut, and coconut yogurt and kefir
How to make cleansing juices, teas, broths, and smoothies
How to make energy soup, cabbage soup, green salads, spiralized vegetable salads, and light salad dressings
How to use green powders, MSM, oxygen and other herbs for added nutrition during a cleanse
How to maintain your healthy lifestyle once you complete your cleanse
About the different types of colon cleansing methods, to choose one that is right for you
About different kinds of fasts—raw food fasts, fruit fasts, liquid diet fasts, juice fasts, and water fasts
How to embark on a 14-30 day detox
About natural body care
About the kinds of physical exercise that support a cleanse
Instructors: Elaina Love ( 
& Jenny Cornbleet (
When: Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13  from 9:30 am-4:30 pm and Sunday August 14th from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: San Francisco
Contact: Elaina Love (415) 558-1624 or email
Register online at
Payment plans available

Fall Hot Springs Rejuvenation Retreat in Eden, Arizona



September 15th-18th, 2005

This retreat has EVERYTHING you need to: 


This retreat combines the undeniable magic of soothing hot springs waters, delectable raw vegan cuisine, invigorating yoga, inspiring lectures, healing body treatments, and a wildly playful staff that will share an unforgettable life-transforming experience with you.

~JOIN special guest Amoraea Dreamseed for Sacred Vibrational Sound Healing Ceremony (

~ EXPERIENCE an invigorating heart-centered yoga practice each morning with Tawny Anderson

~ ENJOY gourmet raw vegan cuisine prepared lovingly by Master Chef and Instructor Elaina Love ( 

~ RECEIVE insightful techniques for \"Cultivating Your Inner Light\" with Kerrie Cushing (

~ INDULGE your body with all-natural spa treatments, body care tips and healing mud baths with Denise Mari (

~ CLEANSE your mind, body and spirit with a Contemporary Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony 

~ LEARN Raw Cuisine recipes and preparation tips from Elaina Love

~ BASK in the sun or unwind under the stars in 5 geothermal hot springs pools 

~EXPLORE Breathtaking Desert Views and Hiking Trails

~Nurturing Colonics with Shauna Stangl
~Transformational Empowerment Sessions with Kerrie Cushing (
~Private Vibrational Sound Healing Sessions with Amoraea Dreamseed (
~Relaxing Full Body Massages with Heather Dunbar
~Clairvoyant Readings and Healings with Melinda Hess
~check for more service offerings and practitioners as they are scheduled

Eden Hot Springs Store
For your shopping convenience Denise will be offering the latest stylish hemp and organic cotton clothing and accessories provided by Organic Avenue ( Gorgeous gemstones and jewelry are provided by Shauna of Xchel. Also available are a wide range of nutritional, cleansing, raw foods, books and body care products.

This is a magical weekend with everything you need to completely rejuvenate!!!

For more information and photos check 
Investment in your health is: $550pp double occupancy in rustic on-site hotel or pitch a tent under a blanket of stars for $500. A $250 deposit reserves your space.

For more information and to make reservations contact Kerrie Cushing at 949.715.7902 or Please include your phone number in all correspondence. Checks and credit cards accepted.

Check-in Time: Thursday September 15th between 12noon and 4pm. 
Fly into Phoenix and carpool or if you plan to drive- 
(allow 2 ˝-3 hours driving time from Phoenix or 9-10 hours driving time from LA, OC or SD areas)
Check-out Time: Sunday September 18th by 12noon

See you in the Garden of Eden.

Live, Love, Laugh, Learn and Let Go!
Blessings of Love and Light,
Kerrie Cushing, Denise Mari, Shauna Stangl, Elaina Love and the Eden Crew

Sponsored by:
~Transformational Empowerment sessions
~Vibrant Lifestyle Counseling
~Playful Rejuvenation Retreats
~Inspirational Lectures & Workshops

~Eco-conscious Clothing and Accessories

Dear Raw Food Enthusiasts,
We are delighted to be able to share with all of you the” fruits” of  many years of sowing the seeds of awareness about the raw foods lifestyle and being a part of the co-creation of a vibrant raw community worldwide. This summer, as we unveil our brand new Living Light Center we open to a whole new world of possibility: a permanent gathering place for raw-compatible events and a forum where people in all areas of our community and beyond can share ideas and get them out into the world. Please join us for our first major event in our new space: Our Grand Opening Celebration and Vibrant Living Expo- We invite you to share this bulletin with everyone you know so they won’t miss the spectacular event of the summer!!
Peace and health
Kristin Suratt, Living Light International, Events & Celebrations Manager
The Vibrant Living Expo - The Raw Food Event of the Summer!

Grand Opening Celebration!

August 19 - 21, 2005   9AM-5PM
FREE Thursday Night Plenary  August 18 7:00PM Town Hall

Fort Bragg, California 

Speakers, culinary classes, wellness presentations, activities,
fitness & dance classes, music, entertainment, raw pie contest,
vendor booths, panels, and of course GREAT RAW FOOD!
Vibrant Living Vendor Pavillions are FREE!
Located in the Company Store and at The Rec Center (Laurel & Franklin) 

Join, Master Chef Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light, 
Dan Ladermann president of the Institute for Vibrant Living and 
codirector of Living Light and
Viktoras Kulvinskas, Nomi Shannon, Dr. Douglas Graham, 
Professor Rozalind Gruben-Graham, Dr. Jameth Sheridan, 
Dr. Tim Trader,The Boutenko Family, Elaina Love, Dr. Ruza Bogdanovich, 
Victoria Jayne, Matt Samuelson, Dr. Walter J. Urban, Alicia Ojeda, 
Kristin Suratt, Cassandra Durham, Patricia Hoskins 
and the entire Living Light team! \"Lettuce Entertain You\" 
Community Performance with Julie Engfer. 
Early Bird Discount: 3 - Day Tickets prior to July 31 - $100 
After July 31 - $120 or $45 per day

Receive a $20 voucher for admittance to Rawstock with your 3-day ticket! 
Exciting Bonus Workshops & Seminars!

Introduction to Raw Nutritional Science
Dr. Douglas Graham & Professor Rozalind Gruben-Graham 
 Aug 17 & 18 8:00AM - 5:30PM 
This entry-level course includes a lavish fruit breakfast buffet & bountiful salad bar for lunch. 
A prerequisite for a Diplomat of Nutritional Science and Culinary Arts. 
$595 or $545 with Grand Opening admission: A $50 savings!

The Fountain of Youth
Seminar with Viktoras Kulvinskas 
Aug 22 9:00AM - 1:00PM
$45 for advance purchase or $50 at the door

Health, Money and Love 
Interactive workshop with Dr. Walter J. Urban
Aug 22 & Aug 23  6:00PM - 9:00PM
$65 for advance purchase or $75 at the door 

Register for both Viktoras and Dr. Urban in advance and pay only $100. 
A $25 savings!
Click here for more information on the the workshops & seminars

Make your reservation and reserve your hotel/motel/campground now for best selection. 
Click here to go to the Accommodation page.

Raw and natural lifestyle vendors contact     
Click here to view the Vendor Booth FAQ    

Presented by Living Light International in asssociation with the Institute for Vibrant Living or 707-964-2420

Click here to view and down load the Vibrant Living EXPO and Grand Opening Poster 
Please print and distribute!

Living Light International
301-B N. Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think would be interested.
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Elaina Love
(415) 558-1624
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