Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Peru

5 Days, Multiple Departures

Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Peru
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Vegetarian cuisine is both tasty and culturally diverse and this retreat aims to show you just that. You will experience time and again how wholesome food prepared with love and good intention is exquisite, eye-pleasing, and fulfilling. Johanne holds a vegetarian nutrition certificate and is a coach in mind-body nutrition & the psychology of eating. She worked as the cook in a hostel in Costa Rica for over a year and at this Wellness Retreat Center for over 3 years and made a name for herself as a great cook. Johanne is happy to share her knowledge and passions with her guests. Johanne will teach you how to prepare and eat more plant-based foods and raw foods without the dogma and the fanaticism often associated with them. Her goal isn't to convert anyone to vegetarianism but to encourage and inspire people to eat a balanced diet.

If you already follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you might become savvier and will come away with tasty recipes, as the possibilities of vegetarian dishes are endless. There's so much you can do with fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans, lentils, and peas), whole grains, sea vegetables (seaweeds) nuts, and seeds, which are all part of a balanced vegetarian diet. Come learn to transform these ingredients into delightful dining experiences that are sure to excite your palate and engage your senses.

The content of the cooking workshops within this retreat is informative, easy to understand, and digest. You will learn to prepare and enjoy various dishes daily. You will receive hands-on experience preparing food, practical tips and tricks, as well as savor delicious and nourishing food. You will hopefully discover new foods like locro de zapallo, Johanne's vegan take on a popular Peruvian dish.

You will learn to prepare healthy breakfasts, learn about superfoods, sprouting, juicing, fermenting, dehydrating, making smoothies, nut and seed milk, raw desserts, and much more. You will get to ask questions as you prepare meals from start to finish. The workshops are fun, relaxed, and practical.

​Before your arrival, you will be asked what foods you love, what foods you dislike, if you have any food allergies, and if you want to focus on lacto-ovo vegetarian recipes (no meat, no fish, and no animal tissue products), vegan recipes (only plant-derived foods), or raw vegan recipes. The recipes and menus are then further customized to honor such requests. 

​Eating nutritious foods and moving our bodies are two of the most important ways in which the actions we take on a daily basis contribute to our overall health and well-being. Thus, this program would not be complete without yoga practice and a walk in the protected forest.  

About The Host


Hi there, I'm Johanne.​

I am a certified health coach, yoga instructor, Reiki master/teacher, wellness retreat leader, heart-based entrepreneur, and a lover of tropical climates, animals, and nature. I am a constant learner of subjects related to wellness and personal growth. Sharing my passions, meaningful connections and authentic conversations nourish me.

​I am devoted to empowering the health and wellness of others with the intent of helping them live their lives to the fullest. I believe everybody should have an advocate for their health and well-being.


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