Sayuri Healing Food present

Bali Retreat

Come experience what it’s truly like to nourish your body, mind, and spirit!

Coming with your friends?


Start ONLY from $550/person !

Back to nature, back to your heart!

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Must book in advance

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Course information

Nourishment for your soul!

Come experience what it’s truly like to nourish your body, mind and spirit on this magical island of Bali through healthy living foods, yoga, music, cultural experiences and ceremonies.

Do you enjoy eating delicious healthy food? Would you like to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends around the world?

It is your opportunity to share your gift with others, to shine your light through what you’re passionate about, and to re-connect with your true self, with mother earth, and with one another.

Everyone is welcomed, from those who are entirely new to vegan, raw food, and yoga, those who simply want to immerse themselves in this healthy life-style and tasty vegan food, to those who are experienced practitioners who want to explore their full potential.

If you are a student of our online chef training course, this is your opportunity to meet your colleagues in person in Bali, to make friends and to share your passion & knowledge with them!

If you’ve attended our in-person chef trainings in Bali, do you remember the final dinner party at the end of the training? Remember the excitement, the feeling of empowerment, and the food that tasted the best ever? Remember the experience of the magic we shared through food? Would you like to come back to experience that magical feeling and meet your colleagues again?

Discover the unique ingredients and spices of the Bali island, while cooking up the storm and creating new dishes with your team! When you cook with friends, the deliciousness and joy multiply, and this experience is a treasure of your life that nourishes your soul!

Together we will enjoy the Farm-to-Table cooking experience, which will bring us closer to the mother earth, harvesting our food from the forage and cooking with what we pick from the organic garden. Spending some good time and cooking in nature always brings so much harmony, joy and relaxation. And food tastes even better, you will see yourself.

Retreat begins with cacao ceremony, concludes with water purification and healing fire ceremony, and includes journaling, yoga practice, meditation, gift sharing, and more beautiful and heart touching experiences!! Surely you have heard that Bali is a very powerful land!  So, make clear what you want to let go, and wish to invite into your life!

In your free time, you can explore organic cafes and restaurants, spas and yoga studios, ecstatic dances and kirtans! In this “spiritual hub”, Ubud, you can find plenty of platforms for your spiritual quest and healing!

Allow yourself to be free, listen to your heart! Give your soul love and nourishment. Like our trainings, our intention for this retreat is to re-discover how amazing you are, to remind ourselves that we are the infinite potential!

how to book

Booking Procedure & Payment

CHOOSE YOUR DATE of your choice and click sign up button to purchase the course in Indonesian Rupiah through our secure payment partner MegaTix. You can pay with most international cards, and the currency will automatically be converted.
Payment by credit card will be processed in Indonesian Rupiahs IDR.
If booking from overseas, please choose ‘Credit card’ option when doing the booking.

* For extra inquiries please email us at education@sayurihealingfood.com

*Please note that flight and accommodation are not included. Find our recommended accommodations and taxi information in Travel & Accommodations TAB.

Frequently Asked Questions

for Academy Trainings and Cooking Classes

Please check first if we have already answered your question and if not, do not hesitate to contact us directly by writing us an email (contact details further down).

Our certificates are a proof of completion of each individual training. We offer certain trainings in modules or levels, which is reflected in the certificates. There is no world standard certification in the raw vegan culinary world at the moment, not like the Yoga Alliance.

However our certificates describe the content of the training in detail and are recognised within the raw vegan culinary world. Our foundational Raw Chef Training level 1 certificate proves the achievement of a basic raw kitchen skill set and plant-based nutrition knowledge.

Our certificate is very useful and well recognised in the raw food field, but in Indonesia restaurants very rarely hire foreigners as the immigration rules are very strict and local salaries are lower than foreigners expect. Even volunteering and internships are restricted by the strict immigration policies. In exceptional cases, our café will consider long-term internships (6+ months) but the intern will need to cover all travel, accommodation and living expenses including the “kitas”/work permit costs.

It takes a lot of courage, sweat and tears to cook professionally! Our trainings are a stepping stone into the vegan culinary world and then you will need to practice, practice, practice. Gain experience by volunteering or interning in cafés and restaurants or by assisting experienced teachers in cooking classes and culinary trainings. This will give you opportunities and contacts for your future career.

Please speak to us directly or email education@sayurihealingfood.com and we will put you in touch with any open opportunities we know of. All training alumni are invited to join our Raw Chef Collective Facebook group where we post job opportunities from our friends and network.

This is a very individual question! If you have courage, passion and confidence, yes, please go ahead and share your gifts with the world! It is all about sharing and spreading the love! Our trainings will definitely help increase your passion and confidence!

Sayuri is co-founder of The Seeds Of Life and co-creator of the original Seeds Of Life Raw Chef Training. She is, however not involved with The Seeds of Life project anymore and the trainings have developed since then. Sayuri likes to integrate Eastern philosophies such as Ayurveda and Chinese Tonic Herbalism into her teachings and focuses on World Cuisine recipes and the energetic aspects of food and eating.

Our raw chef trainings are more condensed, we share a similar curriculum in 2 weeks instead of four. We focus on world cuisine recipes, Eastern nutrition philosophies and we offer lectures on holistic, plant-based nutrition, Ayurveda, Chinese Tonic Herbs and Indonesian Jamu. We like to work in groups and inspire creativity and new connections. Our lead instructor, Ella, was an instructor for Matthew Kenney for many years and will happily answer any further questions about the trainings. Don’t hesitate to email her at education@sayurihealingfood.com.

Trust your instincts! You will naturally be drawn towards the training that will benefit you at this particular time in your life. Don’t overthink things :)

Many of us have taken several trainings, just like many yoga teachers have taken different yoga teacher trainings. Elaina Love’s course is more about the cleansing raw life-style , less nuts, low glycemic index. PlantLab’s courses are more technical, more about individual plating & presentation, less nutrition (separate culinary nutrition course), less Eastern holistic perspective.

At Sayuri Healing Food we share our life-style, philosophy, and the most delicious recipes, accessible to everyone.

The 4-day Intensive is a demo-style class in a fun group of 10-20 like-minded people in which we share the basic foundations, techniques and recipes of our raw food lifestyle. In 8 x 2-hour classes we touch on raw kitchen equipment, ingredients, fermentation, dehydration, flavour balancing, raw chocolate… and many desserts!

The 2-week Raw Chef Training is a deep-dive into experiencing the raw vegan lifestyle and learning the practical skills and techniques in groups of 4 at your own equipped workstations. Students also hear talks on Western and Eastern nutrition and philosophy, and we go on field trips.

Both are truly life-changing, they simply depend on the time- and financial investment you are wanting to make at this time in your life

We are very confident that all our trainings will provide great value, even for long-time raw food lifestyle practitioners and experienced chefs.

All our level 1 courses are equally suitable for both. We very often have an inspiring mix of health professionals who are new to the culinary world and seasoned chefs who are new to the world of healthy, raw vegan food. We all learn from each other!

Raw Food kitchens are very different from commercial kitchens, not only with regards to the techniques and equipment, but also to philosophy and kitchen culture. If you are a beginner, we will explain raw vegan basics from the beginning. If you are a pro, you will take many new ideas, techniques, and a whole new worldview back home, promised!

Unless stated in the course description, none of our classes or trainings require prior knowledge or experience in raw vegan food.

First of all, we recommend you try eating a high-raw food diet for at least a little while before joining our trainings. Even if it is just adding more smoothies and big salads to your usual diet. It will make it easier to dive straight into our Ubud lifestyle! Personal experience is so valuable!

You can try these resources:

YouTube search:

  • “Raw Food”
  • “Gabrielle Cousens”
  • “David Wolfe”
  • FoodMatters.com


  • Forks over Knives
  • Earthlings
  • Cowspiracy
  • Dominion

and many more…


  • David Wolfe”s “Superfoods”
  • Gabrielle Cousens’ “Conscious Eating”
  • “Secrets of an Alkaline Body” by Dr’s Annie & David Jubb.
  • “Becoming Raw” by Brenda Davis
  • “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell

If you already have a favourite knife, we definitely recommend bringing it. It is much more fun working with good equipment you are familiar with. We have enough knives for you to borrow if you do not have one though, no worries.

We like Global, Wüsthof, Shun, and Victorinox. We would recommend a 18-21 cm blade + a smaller pairing knife. Try them out in a shop first and buy something that feels right for your hand. Sayuri likes an 18 cm blade.

Until the course fills up. We confirm bookings in the order of payment/receipt.

Our studio capacity is 16 for raw chef/desserts/chocolatier trainings. Some dates fill up very quickly, please check in with us before booking. The maximum capacity for 4-day intensives is 24, so no worries here!

There are many options from the Four Seasons to cheap and cheerful homestays. We recommend looking on Booking.com as only you can know what standard you are looking for.

If you want to stay for longer and rent a house, you can check out following Facebook groups:

We can only pass on recommendations students have made:

In walking distance to Sayuri Healing Food Café and Academy and in budget price-range:

  • Tebesaya Homestay
  • Desak Putu Putera Hidden
  • Bali Sila Tebesaya Apartment
  • Pondok Kutuh Guest Houses
  • Desak Putu Putera Cottages
  • Do Re Mi Guesthouse
  • Krishna House

The following are a little further away for those who ride a motorbike or are willing to take a
motorbike/taxi each day:

  • Villa Mantra https://www.villamantrastudio.com/
  • Runa Guesthouse http://www.booking.com/hotel/id/runa-guesthouse.html
  • Pangkung House www.booking.com/Pangkung-House pangkungbali@yahoo.co.id


  • Rumahtaman villa www.rumahtamanubud.com
  • Green field hotel www.greenfieldubud.com

A little more expensive:

  • Villa Adyashanti: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14077283
  • Villa Merdu (on Tirta Tawar street): https://www.villamerdubali.com
  • Villa Gaia (Gaia Retreat Center): www.gaiaretreatcenter.com
  • Wa Pa Di Ume: www.wapadiume.com
  • Green Field Hotel: www.greenfieldubud.com
  • Bamboo Villa: IG: bamboo.villa, Airbnb: https://abnb.me/ouMLMjE4kM, Email: bamboobali@ymail.com, Phone : +62 (0)89672843885

There are many studios! The two largest are Yoga Barn and Radiantly Alive with different yoga styles and classes. Usada and Seeds of Life offer Ashtanga Mysore practice every morning, as does Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center (15 mins bike ride outside of town).

Bali is very child-friendly! We can easily help you find a nanny. They cost around 70,000~100,000 IDR/hours. you are welcome to contact them directly.
Sri Sakde +62 819-3880-4076 (whatsup)
DwiYanti +62 82 236 177 395 (whatup)

We can also arrange them to come to meet you on the 1st day opening ceremony and you can discuss timing/price etc directly in person.

Can’t find your question?
Please contact us at education@sayurihealingfood.com