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20 Days Raw Food, Yoga and Bali Detox Retreat Training

  • The Ark, Jl. Raya Penestanan, 80571 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Holistic Nutrition and Detox Retreat Bali

Join world renowned teachers and speakers for an amazing transformative experience in this raw food chef certification and detox training in Bali. The retreat program will show you how to integrate dietary and lifestyle changes at home and with other people. Know how to create gourmet and cleansing recipes and learn how to establish or augment a health-based business. Get yourself detoxed in this retreat and leave home becoming a certified vegan and raw food chef.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditation and vocal exercises
  • Receive Pure Raw’s chef certification
  • Learn specific and varied raw kitchen techniques
  • Hands-on business advice and support from guest business speakers
  • Learn how to prepare food for special events
  • Gain kitchen skills and set up knowledge
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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Nestled in a quiet serene jungle, there are two open rustic luxury homes, which have landscaped gardens, a pool, sauna, 40-person group room, and extra bathrooms, overlooking rice fields. A seven-minute walk from the main road (motorcycle and bicycle access only), the property is convenient, yet quiet.

Blue room suite

The Blue room on the ground floor with its own private walled garden bathroom is sweet and cozy.

Gardenia apartment

The Gardenia suite is on the upper floor of this typical Balinese house that has just been restored to western standards. With excellent views of the rice fields, it is cozy and comfortable. Light and airy, the bedroom has wrapped around double-paned windows and a view of Mount Agung. On the terrace is a built-in oversized couch which easily converts to a second bed. The open bathroom has great views of the rice fields and the kitchen is super sweet.

Mount Agung suite

The Agung suite has a double-paned window opening to a view of Mount Agung which can be seen in the mornings and on clear days. Adjacent is the on-suite bathroom.

This retreat will take place in Bali, Indonesia. The Ark, where you will be staying at, is located in Penestanan area, on the west side of Ubud, and less than two kilometers from the town center, an easy and characterful walk.

Nearby places

  • Alchemy restaurant - 5 minutes' walk
  • Main road - 7 minutes' walk
  • Town center, less than 2 kilometers
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Detox classes with Dr. Amy Rachelle ND
  • Pure Raw’s chef certification
  • Raw related and detox business classes
  • Food classes by guest chefs

Course orientation, October 30, 2016

Once signed up, you can join for snacks, drinks, and learn how to find Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw, how Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw's place works, plus meet one another, Amy and guest teachers. You'll also receive an introduction to the course, have the opportunity to schedule colonics, massage, and more. Please bring questions, and let them know if you need help with anything. The orientation is intended to help all get acquainted, be prepared, and get ready to start.

Level 1, vegan and raw food chef certification course

By joining this retreat that will be held from October 30 to November 10, 2016, you will receive Pure Raw’s chef certification. Learn specific and varied raw kitchen techniques - and recipes that heal, satisfy, and comfort and be recognized as a raw food chef.

Course program

  • Raw food as 'food as medicine'
  • Heal yourself and others through little nut use low glycemic, low fat, little to no fruit, properly food combined, organic and local, no inflammatory additives like soy, corn, cashews, peanuts, or monosodium glutamate
  • Personal to professional confidence and knowledge
  • Sharpening your skill set
  • Bettering health for yourself and others
  • Creating tasty, innovative, and health promoting food
  • Innovative recipes
  • Being a continued source of inspiration and creativity
  • Making eating healthy fun and supportive

Course curriculum

  • Expand your recipe knowledge
  • Experience more variety and options in your daily diet
  • Learn how to prepare food for special events
  • Picky palettes, differing family needs, and more


  • Juices, smoothies, and mylks
  • Breakfast and brunch
  • Soups, starters, and salads
  • Pates and cheeses
  • Condiments and snacks
  • Crackers, wraps, and bread
  • Entrees, simple to gourmet
  • Desserts and sweet things

Daily menu and theory schedule

Recipes and theory are taught by Chef Jillian Love. Learn how to prepare delicious and healthy vegan raw foods for daily life and experience impressive "I can't believe this isn't cooked" dinner parties. Also, learn recipes and techniques for everyday life and for professional use in business. From 9.45 to 10.45 a.m. every day before chef class begins, Amy Rachelle will lecture on raw food science, the Pure Raw approach, why raw food, raw food dogmas, and more.

Day 1

  • Tour of the kitchen and setting up your raw food kitchen
  • Soaking and sprouting
  • Knife skills and safety
  • Chocolate and carob desserts
  • Gourmet Italian night

Day 2

  • All things juicing and blending
  • Flavor balancing
  • Chips and dips
  • Techniques: dehydration and simulating cooked food textures
  • Comfort foods

Day 3

  • Comfort foods
  • Techniques: raw food thickeners, binders, and emulsifiers
  • Raw cakes
  • Breads, crusts, and wraps
  • Thai cuisine

Day 4

  • Planning and preparing
  • Traveling raw - tips and tricks, easy snacking
  • Dairy alternatives: nut and seed cheeses
  • Pizza party
  • Skills test - texture and flavor
  • Mexican fiesta night

Day 5

  • Raw food plating and presentation
  • Rawkin party prep - how to plan a party or event
  • Raw pies
  • Condiments
  • Sides, fries, and slaws
  • Picnic barbecue style

Support from guests business speakers

Do you have a dream of owning a raw or detox related business? This training helps you advance to the next level with practical hands-on business advice and support from the guest business speakers. Learn how to use delicious food and how to detox as a tool for healing fatigue, bloating, digestive issues, candida, skin problems, and creating balance and emotional stability - without compromising taste and fulfillment.

Daily schedule

  • 06:45 Yoga and movement
  • 07:45 Break
  • 08:00 Meditation and singing
  • 08:45 Support circle with Dr. Amy (sharing time, personal guidance)
  • 09:30 Break and juice
  • 09:45 Lecture and content
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Chef training, kitchen work and play (learn recipes hands-on and theory)
  • 14:00 Break, speaker, and field trip
  • 16:00 Chef training, kitchen work, and play (learn recipes hands-on)
  • 18:00 Meal sharing
  • 18:30 Evening event, speaker, and field trip

Level 2, holistic detox - body to business, science to spirit

This program will be held from November 11 to 18, 2016. During this detox training, you will learn how to heal your body and being for life, clean within for clarity, and gain energy to achieve your goals. From beginner to advanced - physical to emotional, what’s your vision for yourself? Body to being, spirit to self-empowerment?

Program benefit

  • Balance weight
  • Increase energy
  • Clear skin issues
  • Determine life direction
  • Go for your dreams
  • Be supported, emotionally and physically
  • Enjoy the sun, jungle, and water
  • Rest and repair in lush tropical nature

Suggested diet and cleanse structure tailored to individual needs

  • Day 1 - Blends
  • Day 2 to 5 - Juice
  • Day 6 - Blends

Detox program structure

  • Science of cleansing: How and why it works
  • Personalized process: Tailor support for your personal needs - physical to emotional
  • Determining dreams and desires: What do you really want?
  • Emotional release and reconciliation: Clearing the past
  • Planning and preparing: Turning dreams into reality
  • Action steps: Practically going for your dreams and maintaining your progress at home

Daily schedule

  • 07:45 Morning movement
  • 08:45 Break and juice
  • 09:00 Meditation, singing, and dancing
  • 09:30 Support circle with Dr. Amy (sharing time, personal guidance)
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 Detox science class with Dr. Amy
  • 14:00 Break, speaker, or field trip
  • 16:00 Emotional detox class with Dr. Amy

Scholarship giveaway

Last year Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw gave away a scholarship for their Bali 10 day retreat, this year it's three weeks! It was such a success, they'll do it again this year. One for an Indonesian to support their Give Back Bali project, and one to a westerner.

To apply, please write Dr. Amy with the following:

1. Why are you applying? What is your dream, need, and interest?

2. What will you do with the information you will learn?

3. How will it benefit you and others by coming on the retreat with Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw?

Terms: submissions will end on September 10, 2016

  • The winners will be announced September 15, 2016.
  • All food is included and the retreat.
  • Not included: airfare, hotel, and other related expenses.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please send Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw your flight details and they will arrange your airport pickup. The price of the pick up is 25 USD one way.

Seasonal information

The weather is mostly warm, about 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius all year round. Be prepared for rain. It usually rains for an hour on most days during the rainy season (from late November to April 1).

Dressing information

Summer clothes with a light jacket for the evening and flip flops and good shoes for walking are recommended.

Passport / visa

Be sure you have six months before the expiration of your passport or Indonesia won't let you in. Your airline typically won't even let you board from your origin! If you're coming from Australia, be sure to have a return ticket or a ticket leaving to another country and at least 500 USD in your bank account. Bring a current ATM receipt for proof.

Upon arrival in Bali, you will receive a 30-day visa costing 350,000 IDR. Be sure to have Indonesian rupiah before getting on your flight to Bali. If you plan on staying longer than 60 days, check with your local Indonesian embassy for visa regulations (typically a six-month social visa is granted). It's much more expensive to avail a visa in Bali than at home (should you stay longer than 60 days).

Local expenses / money information

Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw recommends traveling with your ATM card and withdrawing cash as you go to Bali. It costs about 5 USD for every 300 USD you withdraw (maximum withdrawal amount at one time is 300 USD - be sure to find ATMs that allow this maximum amount). If you prefer to travel with cash, travel with U.S. bills or Australian dollars or euros, to exchange for rupiah.

One US dollar usually equals about 10,000 IDR and one EUR about 13,000 IDR. Be sure to bring bills printed 2006 and up. It's typically not possible to exchange bills 2005 and below.

Pricing information

It is possible to take the level 1 and level 2 separately. The price for level 1 only is 2,495 USD while for level 2 is 1,950 USD.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Dr. Amy Rachelle

    Based in New York City and Bali, Indonesia - Amy Rachelle created Pure Raw in 2005. Coaching individuals and groups on the Pure Raw approach to raw foods (candida free vegan raw food​, proper food combining, low glycemic, little nut use, emotional work) - her work is a successful formula based on sun food nutrition, internal cleansing, developing healthy habits, therapeutic emotional processing, meditation, and yoga.

Daily meals are included on this retreat. You will be provided with a lot of beautiful simple to gourmet delicious food so there is no need to bring anything unless there's something you specially enjoy.

Spa treatments like massage, sauna, manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments are available for 10 USD each. Colonics are also offered for about 60 USD per session. Available therapists will go to your place.

During your free time, you can choose to rest, have spa treatments, visit a waterfall and pool, walk in nature, visit temples, sing and dance, shop, or go on a motorbike adventure.

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental
For information about the booking conditions, please send Amy Rachelle's Pure Raw an inquiry.
  • Review by Michelle B. from Detroit, USA

    "I must tell you once again how grateful I am for the experience I had in Bali with you. Amy, you literally changed my life."

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  • Review by Mirjam from Amsterdam, Holland

    "Being around you and in a raw food environment has already impacted me a lot. In a good way! I’m much more focused on making food choices that will make me feel good, instead of just fulfilling a short-term need. And I feel focused in a very off-handed natural way, without an “I should” approach. I very much like the way you integrate not only the food but also the mind, body, emotion aspects."

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  • Review by Paige B. from New York, USA

    "Every year I think of you remembering the amazing life changing experience I had with you! I am forever grateful! It gave me tools to realign my life whenever I need to get back on track, in so many ways."

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  • Review by Nadia from Amsterdam

    "Wonderful class again today! I am always so inspired and motivated. I want to thank you so much for who you are. This was exactly what I needed at this time."

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  • Review by Michelle from Perth, Australia

    "What an amazing course, a big thank you for inspiring me."

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  • Review by Margaret from New York City, USA

    "Thanks again for shining the light on this way of life for me so beautifully so that I can upgrade my physical, emotional, and spiritual selves together."

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  • Review by Sara from New York, USA

    "Thank you for continuing to be the light in my life I need in order to find the path. You’re an inspiration and a vision of hope and love. I am really excited about the work I have to do and the tools to come! Today gave me a burst of energy to do and be the best of me, thanks to you."

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Arrival: Sunday October 30, 2016
Departure: Friday November 18, 2016

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