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The Fourth Annual Vibrant Living Expo

Register now for the Fourth Annual Vibrant Living Expo

on August 22–24, 2008 in Fort Bragg, California

with lots of great pre- and post-Expo classes!


Cost: $195 for all three days or $75 per day

NEW! Early registration extended - pay just $165 through July 7th!


FREE Thursday Night Plenary

August 21, 7:00pm

Town Hall


Don't miss out on this great event!



2008 Speakers

Joining Master Chef Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light and Dan Ladermann, president of the Institute for Vibrant Living and codirector of Living Light are:


Speakers and Chefs:

Viktoras Kulvinskas, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Shanti GoldsCousens, Dr. Doug Graham, Professor Roziland Graham*, Dr. Fred Bisci, Victoria Boutenko, Nomi Shannon, Rhio, Cherie Soria, Dan Ladermann, Dr. Leslie Van Romer, Matt Monarch, Rachel Carr, Angela Stokes, Jenny Ross, Matthew and Terci Englehart*, Ed Leach, Elaina Love, Doctors Rick and Karin Dina, Don Weaver, Happy Oasis, Tamera Campbell and Michael Saiber, Kari Bernardi, Patricia Cramer, David Ross, Felix Daniel Schoener, Ronnie & Minh, David Rainoshek, Dorit, Martine Lussier, Vinnette Thompson, Barbara and John Stephens-Lewallen, Larry Wagner, Petra Schulte, Matt Samuelson*, AwaHoshi Kavan, Siri Gian Singh Kalsa, Dr. Ruza Bogdanovich*, Jan Allegretti, and Jackie Graff.

* Invited but not yet confirmed


Click here for 2008 Speaker Pictures and Biographies


2008 Vendors & Exhibitors

If you would like to be a vendor or exhibitor at the Vibrant Living Expo, download the registration forms here:

Exhibitor Registration Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF format, 31 KB)

Wellness Pavilion Registration Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF format, 36 KB)


2008 Rising Star Chef Showcase

This showcase opportunity is for "up and coming" raw culinary artists who have a passion to teach! Selected applicants will present a 20-minute culinary demo of an original recipe. This is your chance to "show your stuff" and get your name out to a group of raw foods enthusiasts!

Call 707-964-2420 for an application or click here for pdf version.


View 2007 Rising Star Chef Pictures and Biographies here!



2008 Rawsome Pie Contest (enter now!)

Entries will be judged on flavor, creativity, color, texture, and presentation. Each contestant is responsible for bringing all the equipment and supplies necessary to create their pie. The entry fee is $25 for each pie entered.

The grand prize winner will receive a $450 scholarship to attend any Living Light Culinary Arts Institute training course at the Living Light Culinary Center in Fort Bragg, California and $100 cash. The second prize winner will receive $50 in cash plus other great prizes! The third prize winner will receive $25 in cash and other great prizes, too!

Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann welcome co-host/emcee Joe Connelly, publisher of VegNews to our fantastic 2008 Rawsome Pie Contest! And VegNews Co-Publisher Colleen Holland will be one of the judges, along with other top Vibrant Living Expo Culinary Presenters in a delicious event to be savored!

Call 707-964-2420 for an application or click here for pdf version.


View pictures from the 2007 Rawsome Contest here!


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3-day Ticket $195 or $75 per day online registration - Register now!


Special Pre-Festival Seminars 2008

Pre-register now! Limited seating.


Due to popular demand, Dr. Graham has added a second day to his Maximum Athletic Performance class! Therefore, the Natural Hygiene Raw Nutritional Science Certification Course has been moved to August 18 and 19.


Workshops with Dr. Doug Graham -


Natural Hygiene Raw Nutritional Science Certification Course

Monday and Tuesday, August 18–19, 8:00am to 5:30pm

This exciting 2-day intensive course is presented by Dr. Douglas Graham, DC, world-class athletic trainer, author of The 80-10-10 Diet. Dr Graham is a wonderful speaker, who offers a wealth of up-to-date information on the science of raw nutrition from a Natural Hygiene perspective. Subjects covered will include the anatomical, physiological, bio-chemical and psychological analysis of the benefits of the primarily fruit-based raw vegan diet. Participants at last summer’s course were universally wowed by this power-packed informational seminar!

$595 or $545 with purchase of three-day Expo admission: A $50 savings!

Class is extremely limited - so reserve your place today!


Maximum Athletic Performance
Wednesday and Thursday, August 20–21, 8:00am to 5:30pm

Improve your fitness training! Learn to take excellent care of your body! Stay ahead of the trends in your sport and learn how to take advantage of the physical changes that accompany aging. This class is designed to bring athletes and fitness enthusiasts to the top of their performance abilities and keep them there! Extend your competitive career as an athlete and understand how to include fitness into your life every day of your life.

In this comprehensive fitness program you'll learn the secrets of optimal performance to help you all areas of your life: health, lifestyle, injuries, biomechanics, overload, recovery, kinetics, psychology, neuro-training, nutrition, competition, unpatterned routines, and best of all, the Zen of fitness. Dr. Graham has been working with both world class and aspiring athletes for more than thirty-five years.

$595 or $545 with purchase of three-day Expo admission: A $50 savings!

Class is extremely limited - so reserve your place today!


Save up to $200! Take both classes for $1090 or $990 for both when purchased with 3-day expo pass.


Click here for more information on the workshops & seminars


Special Post-Festival Seminars 2008

Pre-register now! Limited seating.


Special Seminar with Viktoras Kulvinskas

Monday, August 25, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Experience the wit and wisdom of the internationally acclaimed author of “Survival Into the 21st Century”, Viktoras Kulvinskas. Widely known as the “father” of living foods, this Harvard-educated former astrophysicist will amaze you with the depth of his knowledge and scientific acumen. If you've never seen Viktoras speak before, give yourself the gift of being in the presence of this truly extraordinary human being. Viktoras stresses the importance of enzymes and green nutrition in creating a youthful body and mind. His vast knowledge in the field of science and enzymatic nutrition enables him to shed a unique light on this important subject.


Cost: $95 in advance or $125 at the door.


Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition

Raw Food Doctors™ Rick and Karin Dina

Monday, August 25, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Living Light Culinary Arts Institute has teamed up with Raw Food Doctors™ Rick and Karin Dina to offer “Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition,” a fun and informative 4-hour course in the science of raw food nutrition.  It will be held on Monday, August 27, 2007 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Living Light Center. This course will provide an abundance of scientifically based raw food education via multimedia presentations and group participation designed to help you gain a greater understanding of raw food nutrition and give you confidence in the role of raw foods for greater health and vitality. Class topics include understanding the caloric density of various foods, the effects of heat on food chemistry, raw food sources of vitamins and minerals, vitamin B-12 and raw vegan nutrition, optimal blood sugar regulation, and the role of essential fatty acids in human health.


Cost: $95 in advance or $125 at the door.


FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods
Tuesday, August 26, 8:00am to 6:30pm

Take Living Light’s entry-level class in a one-day intensive format. This course is the first in the Associate Chef training series and is a prerequisite for most other Living Light courses. Dozens of superb culinary presentations will show you everything you need to know to create a wide variety of delicious, easy-to-prepare raw recipes. Create fabulous organic raw vegan cuisine for optimal health and rejuvenation! Rich nut milks and creams, appetizers and pates, cultured foods, smoothies, sauces, dressings, soups and salads, simple entrees, dehydrated goodies and snacks, desserts, Learn kitchen gardening and sprouting, basic knife techniques, and equipment use. Delicious Buffet Lunch will be served!

Tuition: $325 (a savings of $150 from the 2-day FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods)


For more information or to register for FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods or other Living Light Culinary Arts Institute chef training classes, please go to the Workshops page.


Click here for more information on the workshops & seminars


Mini Raw Film Festival

Hosted by Dorit of Serenity Spaces

Schedule to be announced soon!


Make your reservation and reserve your hotel/motel/campground now for best selection.
Click here to go to the Accommodations page.

Raw and natural lifestyle vendors contact

Click here to view the Vendor Booth FAQ page.

Download the vendor registration forms:

Exhibitor Registration Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF format, 31 KB)

Wellness Pavilion Registration Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF format, 36 KB)

Volunteers are needed. Learn how you can have fun, build community, help with this event and save money!
Click here for details.


Cancellation and Refund Policy
Tickets for the Vibrant Living Expo and related workshops and seminars are nonrefundable, including Introduction to Raw Nutritional Science. You may however, transfer your tickets/registration to another person prior to the event. Please provide transfer notification to Living Light in writing, by e-mail, or fax.


Click here to view and download the Vibrant Living EXPO Poster
Please print and distribute!



Special thanks to our Vibrant Living Expo Sponsors!
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact


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Vibrant Living Exhibitor Pavilions in the Company Store
are FREE to the public!





Speakers, culinary classes, wellness presentations, activities, fitness classes, music, entertainment, raw film screenings, raw pie contest, exhibitor booths, panels, raw food vendors, and of course GREAT RAW FOOD!


Click here to order DVDs from the 2005-2007 Vibrant Living Expo





New -- Live Streaming Video -- Free

If you are not going to be able to attend the 4th Annual Vibrant Living Expo – all is not lost.

The Plenary Session, Thursday Night, August 21, 7:00 PM (PDT) and Cherie Soria's opening keynote "The Raw Food Revolution!" (Friday, August 22, 9:00 AM PDT) will be streamed live to the internet. Free!


Click here for 2008
Live Streaming Video!




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