Reclaim Your Health


September 15th – 20th 2019

Learn to design your own nutrient dense diet and how to prepare traditional foods for human health.

Tutor:  Kay Baxter and members of the Koanga team
Location:  Koanga Institute, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Date:  September 15-20, 2019
Time:  9am – 4pm each day

Full price $920

Early bird discount price of $828 available until 15th August

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This course will look at the essential relationship between the quality of our diets and its reflection in our overall health, and the health of our children, and grandchildren. You’ll learn the principles of a traditional diet, as documented by Weston A Price, and how to put that into practice in our world today.  You will learn how to design your own diet so that it meets with the levels of nutrition required to maintain your health, using the foods of your choice.

You will learn to plan, prepare, cook and eat a complete nutrient dense diet, and you will learn the following techniques:

  • Making broth
  • Using raw milk.  Kefir, kefir cheese, feta cheese, yoghurt, whey etc
  • How to make lard and use traditional fats and oils
  • Correctly prepare grains seeds and nuts.  Making bread cakes etc
  • Making Lacto ferments
  • Making fermented drinks and vinegars

Three days focus on Weston Price cooking and preparing nutrient dense food.

During the final two days we will introduce you to the Gut and Psychology Diet (GAPS) and you will learn to prepare and eat GAPS food (a la Dr Natasha Campbell McBride).

The emphasis here is hands on but plenty of theory and discussion as well.

Kay is a teacher who lives what she teaches and has a lot of experience here with both eating Weston A Price and GAPS diets.  This could easily be the week of your life that you take to reclaim your health and get you back on a track that feels good.

About Koanga: The Koanga Institute, the Permaculture Research Institute of Wairoa New Zealand, is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. For your benefit, we run multiple courses, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in organic living, Permaculture, Thorny Croft animals, appropriate technology and alternative building methods.

The workshops, apprenticeships and internships are for anyone interested in living sustainably, designing their own lives and empowering change in their communities. Koanga Institutes range of leading edge courses impart knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to be more self-reliant and resilient in supporting your family and your local community. These include learning about growing highly mineralized microbically active soil, the basis for nutrient dense food (beyond organic) and holistic health, preparing and acquiring nutrient dense food, many other workshops.

The welcome will commence at 4:30pm on Sunday, so please arrive any time from 3:00pm onwards, allowing you time to set up your tent/sleeping space and get settled.

The plan for Sunday is:
4:30pm            Welcome
5:00pm            Tea and walk facilities together
6:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm            Introduction circle

Meals Included Here at Koanga we are very aware of how important food is to eco-systems, people, cultures, communities and ultimately our health. 

All food served on our courses is:

  • Locally Sourced
  • Organic
  • Unrefined
  • Nutrient Dense
  • Traditional
  • Prepared following Weston A. Price principles 

We will not be catering for food preference or intolerance. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact us with your queries [email protected] so we can further discuss.

Camping Facilities Included  We have set this workshop up so you are able to camp onsite and use our facilities. You’re also welcome to stay somewhere in Wairoa at your own cost, if you prefer. If you are coming from far away and wish to arrive the night before and leave the day after the workshop you will need to let us know. Usually people arrange their own food and their own cooking facilities during this time.

Please note: The Workshop will be confirmed two weeks before it begins. If circumstances prevent the Workshop from going ahead, enrolment fees will be refunded in full.

Payment Options: We can offer an option for you to pay off the Workshop in instalments; providing that the workshop has been paid for in full no later than 2 weeks before the start date. To ask further questions, secure your place or organise payment options please e-mail [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel their place at a workshop with more than three weeks notice will be given an 85% refund, however cancellations after this time can only be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours, no refund can be given.

Comments from previous participants:

If you want to understand what nutrition is all about and get yourself a complete range of tools to prepare tasty and healthy meals and treats Koanga is definitely the place to come and get empowered                Lulu

This workshop provides the information and support to improve your health through eating a diet richer in available nutrients. This workshop teaches you to get all the vitamins and minerals etc. from real food rather than through a dependency on ‘industrial’ products                 2017 student



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