I’ve been following Elaina for 20 years now. She is the joy in Pure Joy Planet. With her thorough research and integrity, I trust all that she has to say. I know when i shop at her site I am getting the cleanest ingredients available. She is genuine, honest, and truly wants to share her knowledge for her client’s benefit. Thank you, Elaina, for bringing your message to the world!
Nobody has mentioned how easily weight falls off when eating these meals! I haven’t managed a full week yet though because the meals take a lot of prep and sometimes I don’t want to give myself that time – obviously something to work on. Each week is better than the last though, so I’m pleased with my progress!
I have been feeling less inflammation, slim and find it easier to move and be active. Overall “Magical”
“Feeling like a new person, this experience has been amazing. All in all this has been SO positive and I feel so free and clean. I feel so much has been released both physically and emotionally. Now to figure out how to move forward on this high! Thanks 🙏🏻 Elaina Love and this group for this journey!”
“Thank you Elaina and Kate…I consider the whole experience a great success and couldn’t have done it without you ladies! Sunday morning and I am feeling ready to face the world!”
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?!”
Intuitive Keto Wellness Retreat | May 2020
May 7, 2020, Sedona, Arizona
Have you been curious about eating a clean keto diet while enjoying the pleasures of a retreat? Experience an immersive keto lifestyle with Elaina Love, Katelyn Louise of Pure Joy Planet. Sedona, Arizona is one of our favorite worldly vortex centers where we help others transform their lives. This experience is designed for you to be fully immersed in nature while nourishing and supporting your body through food as medicine – whole, fresh, natural. We will be reconnecting to our roots, grounding into mother nature, indulging in delicious high vibe organic low carb meals, hiking the hills of Sedona, practicing yoga, meditating and much more.
At times, hearing your own inner voice can be extremely difficult amid all the static of the modern world. Especially when it comes to food. With so much dogma, misinformation, and the bombardment of social media in general, it can be hard to sort through the noise. The bottom line is that eating more plants, eating less sugar, getting more exercise, creating more positive thoughts, being in more loving relationships (romantic or friendships), having a more fulfilling job…all of these things contribute to better health, happiness, and quality of life.
We are not here to promote or push any one diet on you. The reason has to put some kind of label on what we do (keto, plant-based, low carb, high fat, etc.), is that we would have a hard time being found by those of you who need us most. Already a plant lover and/or low-carb, keto? Great! Let’s upgrade your current eating habits into something that creates OPTIMAL long-lasting health, is filled with healthy veggies, and includes fewer animal products. Already vegan and want to beat sugar cravings? Great! Let’s cut out those excess sugars and starches and increase skin nourishing, and heart-healthy fats. Want to try keto? Great! We hope you find us first so we can teach you that optimizing any diet requires a certain amount of GREEN & COLORFUL plant food and nutritional herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and HEALING foods. You see, every label has a purpose, but we are here to debunk labels and just teach WHOLE FOOD real food lifestyle without the judgment or Diet Dogma! Join us for the experience of a lifetime that will keep expanding long after your retreat ends.
The menu has been specifically designed to shift the body and mind from craving sugar to using alkalizing green foods and healthy fats for fuel. All of the ingredients are organic, fresh, seasonal, rich in superfoods, gluten-free, grain-free, and keto-friendly. Meals are all geared towards balancing your body and hormonal system, shedding excess toxins and weight while satisfying your taste buds.
We focus on the macro and micronutrients that are required for a healthy balanced ketogenic lifestyle. We teach you how to find your rhythm for your unique body and needs. Please note: this retreat includes humanely raised, wild-caught fish and fresh farm – organic eggs. 100% vegan meals are available upon request. We welcome all diets and backgrounds and provide an option for everyone.
My top 2 favorite meals were Pesto Pasta and Jackfruit Tacos. I loved mesquite cookies and Mexican chocolate cookies!!” Lucinda, July 2019
THE FACILITATORSElaina and Katelyn were brought together years ago to create a supportive healthy community, guiding plant-based chef trainings, hosting wellness retreats, and facilitating online healthy eating programs. Our mission is to inspire our clients and community to develop an intuitive relationship with food and eating that involves simplifying the diet and cleaning out the body.
Lots and lots of love and sharing of the wealth of info that this program is about, and caring about each of us. I felt taken care of. Thank you! Julie – July 2019
Elaina was amazing, kind and has so much knowledge of keto/plant-based lifestyle. Loved my time just hanging out with her and driving to the hike, super real and personable. ~love all of you made me realize how lucky I am to have met you all and now I am a part of an amazing TRIBE!!! Love my tribe!!! Donna, July 2019
Kate was a calm and peaceful facilitator and observer with an old soul. It felt like she was reading everyone’s minds and anticipating everyone’s needs and making sure all was okay. She is thoughtful, hardworking, accepting and a great listener. (I personally felt like Kate’s past experiences and knowledge of hormonal issues was a huge godsend for me; I am so lucky to have crossed paths with her and feel like her presence and warmth at the retreat was a gift). Nicki – July 2019
My heart is in overload at the moment, I never ever thought I would feel this way. The amazing ladies I met to our most amazing perfect staff made me feel I was at home. I had not idea I would get home, think about our amazing conversations, food etc and start to weep. You all brought something into my life I have never ever excepted to happen~cuz I am a strong women right? No I am where I am supposed to be supporting other people now in my place. Elaina Love Katelyn, Ali, Liz you simply made me realize how precious life is and what we can do to others to make things better. Its not all about being perfect in our eating, loving, living. But how we one moment at a time can be a stronger better women to make others feel they are appreciated and loved not matter what. To all the sweet ladies at the retreat, thanks for being raw and most of approachable you will forever be in my heart and soul. Until we meet again, much love joy peace and yummy eating to all! Donna – July 2019