Magical Moments from Conscious Kitchen Workshops, Vancouver Island (photo journal)

I feel in absolute awe of each and every person who showed up here over the last couple of weeks, during the ‘Conscious Kitchen’ workshops here on Vancouver Island. People from all walks of life, finding the courage just to BE themselves and unleash a bit more of the divine!  

Despite adversity and challenges (and let’s face it none of us has escaped that in our lives), it’s so deeply humbling to see people being willing to find a new layer of themselves and find the joy of connection through plants, through plant-food, through making food from the heart.

  • So uplifting.
  • Hearts bursting wide open.
  • Joy and delight of feeling free to be ourselves.
  • All the while connecting deeper with the light that flows through all things.
  • Getting the mind out of the way and enjoying the freedom to flow.

This is a photo journal of a few of our precious moments. Deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to everyone who was here. Let it all keep rippling outwards. Let’s make the world a better place, one delicious bite at a time.

OK, photos!

Buddha bowls… Oh my goodness, this was such a beautiful session that my jaw was aching with smiling! A brief meditation, an invitation to ‘express our souls’ and we created an inspiring feast of deliciousness…

And here’s the challenge… when the food looks this good – who is going to dare to take the first bite?
All that LOVE is nourishing on so many levels…

Another day, another session. Making pakoras with love and baking them in the oven…

Not a morsel left after our curry night…

The sauerkraut session was so much fun. All that massaging and squeezing is rather therapeutic. Sauerkraut is incredibly good for gut health, which has knock-on effects to our whole immune system and mental health. Bring it on…

Oh my goodness you guys are awesome!!!

Was a real delight to have Liz there from up island. Such a beautiful heart…

Plant-based mandalas for lunch – a fabulous way to connect with the gorgeous, vibrant energy of the various things we’d prepared in the previous session…

Comparing homemade chocolates hahaha. These guys did fantastically!

Zia with her divine energy, making spring rolls… 

This was the BEST energy ball making session EVER! These were no ordinary energy balls. We had 7 completely different, delicious, divinely inspired plates of energy balls – as we each contemplated and meditated on the quality of different words such as ‘freedom’, ‘divine’, and, ‘synergy’.

Deep gratitude to everyone who came here. Each and every moment was gorgeous and special. 

This photo was of the final group of bright and inspired souls on day 4, rather delighted with the results of the chocolate making session. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone.


…and an extra special thanks to my amazing hosts (and friends) Jan & Geoff, for all of your incredible work in pulling this together. What an incredible team!!! An honour and delight to enjoy this special space and time with you guys.



  1. Jesse-Gabriel April 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Vielen Dank fürs teilen, es sieht so großartig, lecker und nach ganz viel Spaß aus!
    Viele Grüße,
    Jesse-Gabriel aus Berlin

  2. Anna April 25, 2019 at 12:28 am - Reply

    What a feast! fantastic creations, and Love in action!!!!
    Thank you Ana, Jan and Geoff for giving us the opportunity to experience it!!! It was so much fun!!!

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