Superfood Raw Chef Certification & Yoga Retreat

When: 7 Aug 2015 - 20 Aug 2015 (Fri - Thu, 13 nights)
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Villa Manuel Antonio

7-room, multi-story villa with full kitchen, several living rooms, balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean and rainforest. Includes shared bathrooms on each floor and outdoor swimming pool with barbecue. See more events in this venue
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Amber Zuckswert - Owner

Amber is the founder of Epicself.com and Epic Living Retreats in Costa Rica. She’s an internationally recognized online/live pilates and yoga instructor, professional contemporary dancer, and holistic nutritionist from San Francisco, CA. As a contemporary ballet/modern dancer with over 25 years of technique, performance and teaching under her belt, Amber turned to the Pilates method to stay in peak mind/body condition and injury free. Since graduating from the rigorous and renowned comprehensive Ron Fletcher Program of Study she’s worked with a vast array of clients from professional dancers and athletes, to pre and post natal, to rehab, to busy executives, on the mat and all pieces of equipment.

Shortly after finding pilates she dove into the world of yoga immersing herself in extensive study of several lineages including: Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, and Ashtanga, along with several meditation techniques. Amber specializes in injury prevention and peak performance training.

She’s taught for some of the worlds most revered clubs, retreat centers, and festivals including Equinox San Francisco, Sports Club LA, Rancho LA Puerta, Bali Spirit Festival, and The Envision Festival. For the past 6 years, after teaching across Australia, she began facilitating retreats and workshops in various paradise locations including Mexico, Bali, and Costa Rica. She currently resides and designs retreats and teacher training programs in gorgeous Manuel Antonio beyond coaching her in person and online client base. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Kate Magic - Raw Chef


Kate Magic, one of Europe's leading raw food educators, has over two decades of experience of the raw lifestyle, and is raising her three sons on a raw vegan diet. She is the Creative Director of RawLiving.eu, the author of three best-selling raw recipe books, and has a busy international schedule giving talks and workshops on raw foods.

Kate is the author of ‘Eat Smart, Eat Raw’, the UK’s best selling raw food recipe book, which was updated and reissued in the Summer of 2013; and ‘Raw Living’, a recipe book and guide to the raw lifestyle, both published by Grub Street. Her third book, ‘Raw Magic’, is a ground-breaking book of superfood recipes, published by Process Media in 2012.

Kate is Creative Director of the Raw Living website which was founded in 2002. Raw Living offers advice and information on the raw diet, as well as stocking the most comprehensive range of raw foods and superfoods products in Europe. She has created over 20 unique products for the Raw Living brand, including chocolate bars, trail mixes, cakes, teas and skin creams.

Kate has been featured in most of the UK’s national press including The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, Metro, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Red, Zest , Closer, Reveal, Woman’s Own, Top Sante, Scotland on Sunday, Positive News, International Lifestyle Magazing, Image, The Green Parent, Lifescape, Juno, and Get Fresh. She has made a number of national media appearances including BBC TV and radio, ITV, Channel 4, Passion for the Planet digital radio, NTS radio, and Radio Reverb.

Kate has a well-established fan base who love her positive and uplifting approach to life. She has a rare ability to join the dots and illustrate how personal growth contributes to global change, in a way that makes it accessible and fun. Her site, Kate’s Magic Bubble, is a subscription website where members access exclusive content such as articles, interviews, recipes and videos, and which gives fans an opportunity to connect and to ask Kate questions personally.

Kate is an accomplished public speaker, who puts on regular events across Europe. Kate has held workshops in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Iceland, India and the USA. Her classes are always well attended and much appreciated for their unique blend of practical hands-on kitchen advice and inspirational spiritual guidance.

Her new project for 2014 is to create The Raw Magic Academy, an online video resource where all of her talks and workshops can be found for the viewer to access whenever and wherever they like, and watch as many times as they please.

Kate is driven by a passionate desire for change in this world. Everything she does is fuelled by her vision of humanity living together in peace and unity, and restoring our mother earth to a garden paradise. She believes raw foods and superfoods to be an important tool to unlocking our inner potential and empowering ourselves as individuals to create the cultural renaissance that is so urgently needed at this time.

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