Gracious Living Vegan Nutrition Retreat

Grace Van Berkum


Through experiential workshops, we will create several menus composed of tasty, sattvic and energizing vegan dishes, including main courses, side dishes, dressings and scrumptious desserts. During the course you will also be introduced to the compassionate principles of vegan nutrition and learn creative ways to increase fiber intake and stabilize blood sugar, conducive to alkalizing and nourishing the body. All foods prepared will be wheat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.




Recent Testimonials for Gracious Living Raw Food Courses & Cleanses

“Grace, thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm and love of raw food with me. I have not been this excited preparing food in a long time. I have been eating raw since the workshop and I can’t tell you how alive I feel. Your knowledge, patience and upbeat demeanor made this workshop one of the best workshops that I have attended. Namaste” ~U.S.A.


“Grace makes detoxing easy and fun. She is supportive, her detox meals are creative, she makes you aware of what is happening to the body throughout the process, and gives you easy ways to implement changes when you go back home. I have done many detoxes at spas and resorts around the world, and none have compared to the taste, knowledge, and love that Grace so willingly gives. It is obvious that she walks her talk and you are inspired by her healthy glow and her passion for living. Thank you Grace for changing my life.” ~Holland


“My 5th visit to the Sivananda yoga retreat and again I had an amazing time. I attended the 3 day raw food course with Grace from Gracious Living. She is a very inspirational teacher and I finished the program with an abundance of excellent new recipes and knowledge on healthy nutrition. She teaches a handful of interesting courses on raw vegan food and detoxing. The ashram itself has a prime location on the beach and is the perfect place to relax or follow some of the other workshops.” ~Cayman Islands


“Thoroughly enjoyed my three day Gracious Living education of raw food cooking and theory. Hands on and very informative, well planned and executed. Anyone wanting to know more about raw food should take time out and join a program like this. Relaxing and very enjoyable.” ~Bahamas


“I enjoyed this course so much! Grace inspires through a wealth of information, experience, and her preparation of food. She teaches with such an amazing aura that radiates through her smile. Her experiences in life offered a personal connection with me. She has deep knowledge of nutrition with I found invaluable. And on the last day we made delicious healthy chocolate truffle bars! Overall I left with more than I expected, a great experience, and classmates that will be life long friends.”  ~Chicago