Cherie Soria to speak on Vibrant Living Expo

Raw Inspirations Radio :: Cherie Soria will be my guest August 12, 7 pm pst, 10 pm est.

Check it out! She has been doing this awesome event for years. Very worthy!



Chef Cherie Soria

Chef Cherie Soria

This will be an incredible event, and an extraordinary opportunity to network with well-known authors, health experts, chefs, and filmmakers. The venue is both highly professional and intimate! Don’t miss the 5th Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™ August 21-23 on the majestic Mendocino Coast of Northern California — an impressive line up of “raw talent”, all presented with Living Light’s trademark professional style and standard of excellence.

The event, co-sponsored by The Institute for Vibrant Living, is designed to be both educational and entertaining: you’ll experience the wisdom of top health experts, the culinary expertise of renowned raw food chefs, and presentations from motivational speakers, animal rights activists, and environmental leaders. Three days of non-stop education and entertainment will include The Traveling Green Lifestyle Film Festival featuring many winning films from Dorit’s Los Angeles event! (See film festival section below).

Living Light and the Institute for Vibrant Living is also producing a free event on Saturday evening, August 22nd at the gorgeous refurbished 800-seat Cotton Auditorium. “The Green Revolution: Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet”, will feature keynote speaker and founder of EarthSave International John Robbins, author of “The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World”, international bestseller “Diet For A New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth”, and “Healthy at 100”. John will be joined by former cattle rancher and animal rights activist Howard Lyman, author of “Mad Cowboy”, with entertainment provided by the internationally acclaimed pianist and author of “The World Peace Diet” Will Tuttle. It’s a deliciously exciting line-up of authors, health experts, and gourmet raw chefs. Health educators include our own Dan Ladermann, Brian Clement, Ph.D. and Anna Maria Clement, Ph.D. of Hippocrates Health Institute; Viktoras Kulvinskas, the “father” of living foods; fitness expert and author of “The 80-10-10 Diet” Doug Graham, D.C., author and popular speaker Paul Nison, and Thomas Lodi, M.D. a homeopathic physician specializing in metabolic medicine and integrative oncology. Also on the roster are Happy Oasis from Raw Spirit Festivals, Jameth Sheridan,N.D., Angela Stokes and Matt Monarch, The Raw Food Doctors™ Rick Dina, D.C and Karin Dina, D.C., Priya (Paul Turner) who feeds thousands of hungry around the world with organic vegan food, Frederic Patenaude, Kevin and Annmarie Gianni from the Renegade Health Show, John Kohler, Matthew and Terces Englehart from Café Gratitude in San Francisco and Berkeley, and motivational speaker Victoria Moran, author of many books.

Culinary magic will be provided by Living Light Director Cherie Soria, author of “The Raw Food Revolution Diet”, the “Raw Gourmet” Nomi Shannon, and stellar pastry chef Vinnette Thompson who will be visiting lead chef for Pastry Arts-Unbaked!™ as well as Jenny Ross from the very elegant 118 Degrees restaurant in Orange County, along with Living Light chefs Elaina Love of Café Soulstice, Kari Bernardi-Ibsen, and Jennifer Cornbleet, who will be launching her latest book “Raw for Dessert” and sharing new recipes. Living Light Head Chef Matt Samuelson and Culinary Programs Manager Martine Lussier on will demo their favorite recipes, and keep things running smoothly in the culinary venue. Newcomers this year include favorite newlyweds, Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes, Rod Rotondi of the popular Leaf Cuisine restaurants, and Kevin and Annmarie Gianni, internationally known health advocates, authors, and web TV hosts of The Renegade Health Show.

We are also pleased to welcome back Ronnie and Minh Skurow, who as husband and wife raw food teachers, create beautiful and tasty Vietnamese-inspired specialties, and two local chefs, Cordon Bleu trained Barry Horton of The Ravens restaurant at Stanford Inn, and Terry Nieves of Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetables will also present. Terry will also offer a delightful wild-harvesting workshop. Her culinary demo will feature sustainable bounty from the beautiful Mendocino coast. Excalibur doyenne Stephanie Raya, “Chef Steph” and company President and CEO Shauna Verkade, both trained Living Light chefs, will share expert tips on dehydration; Rising Star Chefs include Andrea “Andi” Griffith, who has written a dietbook: “The Fruits and Greens Diet”, Kirsten Gum, a popular host on the Travel Channel who is conceptualizing a raw lifestyle TV show, and Heather Haxo Phillips, who teaches classes at Whole Foods Market and Café Gratitude in the Bay Area. You’ll learn all of the latest tricks, tips, and shortcuts, while watching dazzling presentations.

Don’t miss the most incredible culinary line-up in the most professional venue anywhere! Two Pre-EXPO Workshops: Take a Walk on the Wild Side and discover Raw Green Superfoods from the Ocean! Local Mendocino seaweed harvester Terry Nieves of Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company will conduct an exciting field trip adventure along the ocean at low tide in a brand new pre-Expo workshop! August 20, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM $95 (Water sock rentals available for $3 a pair – please reserve ahead) Spend two full days with Dr. Doug Graham, D.C. on August 19-20 for an amazing and informative seminar Nutrition and Athletic Performance. $499 – or special deal of $449 – save $50 on the admission price for this seminar when you purchase a 3-Day Expo pass.

Five Post-EXPO Workshops: Basic Knife Skills 101 With Living Light Chefs Tuesday, August 24 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM $145 Knife Skills 102 With Living Light Chefs Tuesday, August 24 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM $95 Prerequisite: Basic Knife Skills 101 FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ With Cherie Soria and Living Light Chefs Wednesday, August 25 8:00 AM-6:30 PM $365 Special Seminar with Viktoras Kulvinskas Tuesday, August 24 9:00 AM-1:00 PM $95 Advance, $125 at the door Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition With Rick Dina, D.C. and Karin Dina, D.C. Tuesday, August 24 2:00 PM-6:00 PM $95 Advance, $125 at the door.

Don’t miss over 50 presentations in three days, great exhibitors, a Rawsome Pie Contest, silent auction, fantastic gourmet raw food, parties, music by reggae DJ Larry Hacken, harpist Joel Andrews, crystal bowl performer AwaHoshi Kavan, and more! Many thanks to all of Living Light’s sponsors: Gold Sponsor Stanford Inn By the Sea, Silver Sponsors E3 Live, VegNews, HealthForce Nutritionals, and GetFresh!, Bronze Sponsors Excalibur, Transition Nutrition, Hippocrates Health, and Harvest Market Register now for the 2009 Vibrant Living Expo! Register online at or call 707-964-2420 or 800-816-2319. For additional sponsorship opportunities visit here.

And there’s more: Traveling Green Lifestyle Film Festival at the 5th Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase, August 21-23! Many of the great films shown at Dorit’s Los Angeles event will be a part of the Traveling Green Lifestyle Film Festival at the Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™ this summer! A special film venue is being constructed at the Living Light Culinary Center for continuous showings of the selected films throughout the three day event.

Attendees will be able to choose between a talk, a culinary demo, or an amazing thought provoking film! Newsflash!!! Deborah Koons Garcia will be on hand to introduce her groundbreaking film “The Future of Food” and show a short version of her next film (still in production), “Soil in Good Heart”. Other excellent films to be shown: Mike Anderson’s “Healing Cancer from the Inside Out”; Howard Lyman’s “Mad Cowboy: The Documentary” (with writer/cinematographer Michael Tobias); Alex and Nicolas Ortner’s “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” (with director Aaron Butler); John Robbins’ “Diet for a New America” (producers Judy Pruzinsky and Ed Schuman); producer, writer, director Deborah Koons Garcia’s incredible documentary film “The Future of Food” and a film clip from her soon to be released film “Soil in Good Heart”, and Lionel Friedberg’s “A Sacred Duty”. The Green Lifestyle Film Festival celebrates filmmakers who dedicate their talents, income, and energy to examining what sustainability really means. Don’t miss this outstanding summer event! or 707-964-2420 for more information!!!


About Laura Fox

Laura Fox, host of Visionary Culture Radio, produces events and media to assist in The Shift.
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2 Responses to Cherie Soria to speak on Vibrant Living Expo

  1. Cindy Soto says:

    Wow. Your Aug. 22 event sounds awesome. I’ll be at the Hippocrates Institute hosting a group of guests going through the 3 Week LifeChange Program. I wish you much success at the event. You have quite a line-up!

    Keep up the great work in educating the planet about the right way to live.

  2. Thanks for the mention, Laura — ‘most appreciated. I’d love to get to know you and your work better. I’d also like to be considered as a guest on Raw Inspirations. There’s more about me at, and I’m on Twitter @charmedlifelady. I’ll follow you, too.

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