Rachelle Girardin, CNP
Rachelle Girardin teaches people about health-promoting food, while travelling the globe and building a community of conscious individuals. Prior to starting her own company, Beyond Nourished, Rachelle worked at Organic Lives in Vancouver, as a Holistic Nutritionist and Customer Service Representative. Rachelle received her Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver and obtained her 200-hour certification in Yoga from The Yandara Yoga Academy in Baja, Mexico. She regularly volunteers at the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House where she prepares food for low income and homeless people of Vancouver. She also participates in ‘The Mobile Smoothie Project,’ a monthly venture that delivers smoothies to various locations in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Rachelle teaches Holistic Food Preparation at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition Vancouver campus.
HFP 04 Holistic Food Preparation
The kitchen is the unique laboratory where pure, natural and whole ingredients are transformed into healthful, vibrant dishes. Hands-on experience in preparation of breakfast “power-drinks”, nourishing soups, simple one-pot dishes and several Ayurvedic food items brings another dimension to the holistic curriculum. Emphasis is on proper preparation of grains through soaking, sprouting or fermentation and choice of healthy un-processed oils and fats to preserve and enhance nutritional value of foods. Raw foods, fermented condiments and other high enzyme preparations will be explored. All cooking classes are vegetarian.