I want to thank the fabulous crew from the Bootcamp!! I am still using the recipes and although I am not 100% with being plant based… I just love it all and feel inspired every time I make / experiment with something. Thank you thank you thank you!! Looking forward to the next one.
New Years Love Camp: Hi Katelyn and Elaina and Ali, thank you so much for the bootcamp. There was a lot of thought and care and encouragement for all 4 weeks and generous material. I was looking for a gateway back into health focus and this really help. Again, loved the Bootcamp, thanks so Much!
New Years Love Camp Session: Thank you for the “power of breath” cortisol tip!!! I need to do that!!! I’m a little high strung and anxious and gain weight in my stomach when stressed. I plan to continue eating this way indefinitely. My PMS was almost all gone eating like this. I have gotten a lot from the meditation tips as well. I have been having a lot of synchronicities!
I looooovvveeee being a Raw Chef and teaching people how to create amazing food from plants. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be!!! Thank you Pure Joy Academy!
I am looking to keep my kids motivated, teach them how to take care of themselves and raise awareness among others… get more children and teens inspired and learn about what they put into their body. We love your recipes-Alex & Nina (my young children) made many of your salads within the last few days and we all absolutely love them! The Curried Carrot and Waldorf are a WOW!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do! I am hoping to inspire others!
First of ALL I want to say THANK YOU. I have learned ALOT. A LOT ! LOT! Elaina was very patient taking in consideration all multiple language differences, and student from all level. Her course was very professional (I attended Pure Joy Academy’s October 2015 course in Bali), hygiene is a very high point for me and all was up to my high standard. Explanation of recipes were all demonstrated and then we made them. Respect of the agenda on daily basis, and enough ingredients to perform. Of course the course would not have been to good without a dedicated team on her side. I definitely insist on the professionalism of PURE JOY ACADEMY as I have done another course in June 2016 in Bali again and it was really disappointed. So for all of you who want a full understanding on Raw Food do not hesitate to join her!
This course is awesome and it’s only day two! I highly recommend it and being taught by Elaina Love herself – well, what can I say? She is just incredible. I bought my son with me and my husband arranged for two weeks off to come with an…d then our nanny will help us out with the rest. I feel so grateful to be here and to be in the presence of such great and inspiring people. Elaina is so knowledgeable and so talented, genuine and a beautiful, inspiring teacher. I am so looking forward to my 3.5 weeks (4 weeks all up) here and meeting Chris this Friday. I love how gourmet low glycemic foods + nutrition have been weaved together to make this a VERY dynamic, exciting and able-to-apply course whether you are new to raw, or are a chef this is such a great environment to be in. What Elaina and Chris are doing is very special and we are so lucky to have them come to Asia to personally share their knowledge and experience.
Elaina, I really enjoyed your classes and learned a lot of valuable info. Truly inspiring. I have been loving making the recipes and am so happy to be able to juice at home now as well. Your recipes have been the most delicious and easy I have ever made. Thank you. Your have been a true Blessing in my life.
Last week I got to participate in a Pure Joy Culinary Academy Class in BH (Level 1). I highly recommend anybody wanting to learn this life changing lifestyle take one of these courses if possible. Got someone in your life that needs help? Learn this approach and make a positive difference. I had a great time and am very happy with the amount of information I learned and the amount of new recipes I am now familiar with. Making healthy Chocolate Mousse Pudding and Choco-Maca Milkshakes from scratch in under 15 min is still mind blowing. It was refreshing to see a balanced approach to the raw food movement with consideration of the benefits of some cooked healthy foods. I am not vegan or vegetation but am mindful of what I eat and try to stay away from. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods, just change the ingredients.
Thank you Elaina Love, Chris Whitcoe, and Reyna!
Since completing my 4 week certification in Bali it’s been so easy eating high raw. With the recipes and tools Elaina Love taught me I always seems to have beautiful, ready to eat, living foods in the house. And because of the nutritional information I learned from Chris Whitcoe I have zero interest in including poor quality, cooked foods into my diet. I really can’t thank them enough, Pure Joy changed everything. I am so happy!
You will have all the chances to mingle with Elaina. She’s extremely hands-on and approachable when it comes to asking questions or you can strike a conversation with her anytime during off-hours like lunch or after class. You’re also welcome to ask questions during class while she’s doing a demo, while you’re doing hands-on, or during Chris’ discussions.
What I love most about Elaina’s classes is that she’s very open-minded and listens a lot to her participants. She sets a very relaxed atmosphere that is not intimidating and puts everyone right at ease with each other. The course material is very comprehensive and with Chris’ support in the holistic health discussions in conjunction with Elaina’s technical know-how on raw food preparation, they make such an extraordinary team like no other.
Michele Marie Jepson
You’re reading this page because something piqued your curiosity, as it did mine! Pure Joy, the name alone brings a smile to my face.
While Attending Elaina Love’s Pure Joy Academy in Ubud, Bali I was able to grasp and truly understand scientifically how simple optimal health is for each of us! Disease occurs when our cells are not functioning optimally, it is that simple! In order for our cells to function optimally we need sufficient nutrients and a lack of toxins in the body. This is the key to health, endurance and vitality! Chris Whitcoe is an extraordinary educator. He merges intuition with science in a clear concise manner which has empowered and enhanced my life tenfold!
Elaina Loves dynamic teaching style, coupled with her open caring personality enabled me the ablity to shift my lifestyle in ways which further enhance my total well-being, in a balanced functional way!
I do so much want to thank you again for the last two weeks precious space you created for us! I feel I am am lucky as I have you as my first formal raw food teacher and mentor and friend! I did enjoy a lot and learnt so much! It doesn’t really just stop there, it’s just the beginning! You inspire me and ignite my desire to pursue more about the amazing benefits and fun of making raw food.
And I got a hard time in doing grocery shopping yesterday as I was craving for fresh and organic food, but no more the packed and processed food! I see it as a good and positive struggle!
I will start making the recipes you taught us and my friends are asking for tasting already! YAY!
I also can’t wait to be back in April … Very soon! So please do reserve me a space for level 3 and the detox week!
Elaina, again please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation! Love you!
Have a beautiful day!
Thank you so much Elaina this series has added a whole new direction for the cafe. We would love to do this again!
I have been following your posts from the latest academy and it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time. It made me reflect on my time in Bali and how much we actually learned in such a short time. I think at the time it was all a little overwhelming to fully appreciate, but 6 months later & plenty of time to practice it really is apparent to me how much effort and thought must have gone into putting the course together. What I love most about all what we learned is the variety of recipes, techniques, and cuisines we touched on and the fact that every single recipe in your book works, amazing!
Wishing you all the best for the rest of the course!
After the coursework, I headed home as a renewed and revived person, thanks to Elaina’s healthy vegan raw cuisine! Her passion and zest for life is so infectious, that I want to head home and teach all the knowledge imparted to millions of Filipino’s who are malnourished. It’s time to make the world a better place!
Antonio Dimaguila, 2015
This was such an inspiring and life changing month! I feel like a new person! Elaina’s passion and excitement is infectious, and she is an inspiration…helping me to commit to being the best me I can be, and keeping up with this incredible lifestyle!. I’m excited to share all of this information and amazing food with friends and family.
I attended Elaina Love’s Pure Joy Academy’s Raw Chef Certification Program Level 1-4 and Detox Certification in Bali 2014 at Villa Gaia Retreat Center. The experience for me was one of total immersion in cutting edge health, healing and nutrition as well as raw food culinary mastery. Elaina operates as a seasoned retreat maestro and master chef offering an intensive hands on training that left me feeling deeply inspired about my own new found health as well as truly confident in the arena of raw food preparation, leading detox programs and health counseling. The skills she shares are top notch and the tools and ingredients we had to work with were the very best on earth! I feel privileged to have attended the training and I would recommend it to anyone serious about raw food living and working.
Arriving home I immediately wanted to start playing around with raw foods…It was heaven. I also juiced and juiced and juiced! It has been awesome to show and tell people about everything I have learned and continue to learn while hoping and getting my wonderful friends and family interested/abroad the raw food program! I’m enjoying life and eating as healthy and working towards my life goals one
This was my first experience with doing a detox and it has changed my life!! I was nervous going into it but Elaina and Chris made the process so easy while providing all of the facts about what was happening in our bodies. By the end I felt amazing and will make detox a part of my life from here on out!!
Pure Joy Academy took my passion for food and healthy eating to the next level! From the daily lectures on conscious communication and thinking, to the demos and hands-on portion where you can literally taste the love energy that goes into preparing food…this invaluable experience has confirmed that I am a chef at heart who is here to help heal the world, one plant-based meal at a time! During my travels following the course, I have learned to eat more simply utilizing what is available, and my brain is constantly thinking, “how can I make this dish more raw or alive?!”
Raw Chef and Health Educator Certification in Oregon
June 14, 2018, Bend, Oregon - United States
Level 1: Thursday, June 14th – Sunday, June 18th
This course is a blend of theoretical and hands on training taught by the experts in plant based nutrition. As a graduate you will have prepared over 50 delicious meals which are nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic and suitable for families and clients alike. You will become versed in the latest nutrition information, including gut and brain health, body type balancing and tools for optimal living. Prerequisite: None
Level 2: Thursday, June 21st – Sunday, June 24th
This coursework is a great beginning to prepare for a career in plant based culinary arts. Tailored to increase your understanding of how food affects the body, you will explore how to create a balanced nutrition plan for your unique body type. You will learn advanced culinary techniques to increase your repertoire of fully raw meals. Prerequisite: Certification of Level 1
Level 3: Thursday, June 28th- Sunday, July 1st
Level 3 is an advanced chef training focusing on advanced pastry techniques, innovative dehydration skills, gourmet desserts and more. In addition to the excellent teaching and training you will get throughout the entire course, we have created a way for you to put everything you have learned into hands-on practice in a very special pop-up dinner for our Tucson community. Become an expert in catering to a large group and making your recipes explode with flavor! Get inspired and learn ideas on how to start a raw food business, and learn the next steps to take as a raw food educator with real nutrition facts. Take your presentation and teaching skills to a whole new level. This course is suitable for raw food professionals, health professionals or anyone who loves Plant-Based Cuisine and wants to make more inspiring, satisfying meals. Prerequisite: Certification of Level 2
- Get real hands-on catering and business experience – for your final week 3 certification, you will be helping the Pure Joy Team cater a small dinner. You will also be involved in cafe food production
- Job placement opportunities. Become certified as a Pure Joy Instructor – apply to intern or open your own Pure Joy Culinary Academy Branch.
- Surround and network with other like minded individuals – connect with other students from around the world.