Yoga

Food Yoga Academy Launched

The Food Yoga Academy, the brainchild of International director of Food for Life, Paul Rodney Turner (aka Priyavrata das) has officially launched. The Academy’s first course is Food Yogi Certification Level 1, where students can learn the fundamentals of the food yoga lifestyle and how to enrich their lives through conscious eating and devotion. Based on the teachings of his book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul, students will learn the art and science of eating with consciousness and compassion to provide a framework to elevate the act of eating from the dry and mundane to a soul-satisfying experience. In this introduction to Food Yoga, Turner lays out the 10 fundamental truths. Students will learn about the more subtle aspect of food and how to achieve optimum health by practicing the Food Yogi diet and lifestyle, which includes, what to eat, when to eat, water therapy, detoxing and the sacred geometry of wholefoods. The courses will also include raw vegan food demonstrations, including smoothies, pates and crackers, cheesecakes, and soups, etc. Students will be tested at the end of the course to earn their certification. WHAT IS FOOD YOGA? “This Level 1 course gives the fundamentals of the prasadarian lifestyle,” says Turner. “However, in Level 2 we will dive deep into all the details of preparing food with love in order to nourish the mind and spirit. His book food yoga was a direct response to the inspiration behind Food for Life, Srila Prabhupada who said that “Everyone should get a chance to take prasadam*.” “I realized that we had to empower people with the knowledge of prasadam but in order to do that I had to build a framework for understanding. The book, therefore, takes the reader on a journey of first discovering how food and thoughts […]

Food for Life Global joins Yogathon event

Food for Life Global is one of the event parters participating in the Yogathon organized by Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI) on the first International Yoga Day to be celebrated on June 21.  100+ cities drive, 15 cities in New Jersey-New York area, seven cities in California, six cities in Texas and three cities in Ohio have already finalized the details of the Yogathon, said the organizers.  Among the Yogathon’s other partners include the Indian Consulate in New York, Air India and Subway.  The United Nations declared June 21 as World Yoga Day on December 11 last year, following a proposal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his visit to the United Nations in September last year, Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian Yoga at the international level and that June 21 be declared as the World Yoga Day. [youtube]https://youtu.be/yivaJPqXCgE[/youtube] “We are more than happy to partner in this event,” explained director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner. “Food for Life Global hails from a yoga tradition and our mission is to create peace and unity in the world through teaching spiritual equality in action — free vegan food distribution. A non-violent diet is promoted in the yoga sutras and so it is only natural that our organization be involved in promoting the ideals of yoga.” To learn more about this event, visit http://www.overseasvbi.org/ 

12 day Nepal Adventure with the Food Yogi in April

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Join the Food Yogi for this exclusive trek in Nepal, April 3-14, 2015 Paul Turner the “food yogi” and Food for Life director is teaming up with Bohemian tours to put on an exciting trek in Nepal.  I have traveled to 65 countries in the last 30 years and have seen so many amazing places and had so many life-changing experiences, including: visiting three war zones, walking on rock ledges in the Grand Canyon, getting sprayed by Niagara Falls, scuba dived in Bali, and taking the orient express through Siberia during the Winter. I have even visited India over 25 times, but somehow I have never made it to the Himalayas.  So next April, Paul plans to change by leading a tour, trekking some of the most beautiful passes in the Himalayas while teaching Food Yoga and connecting with each one of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether. It is sure to be a life-changing experience. The spots are limited and there is an early bird discount of $200 off if you register before November 30.  Highlights include: Incredible Himalayan trekking in the Annapurnas Whitewater rafting on the Trishuli River w/ overnight camping Exploring the amazing UNESCO architectural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley Boating on Lake Phewa Vegan BBQ and kirtan in the Himalayas Yoga/meditation sessions Seminars on Food Yoga and connecting with the 5 elements Reiki healing for humans and animals Aromatherapy basics Cost Includes Airport pickup & drop services Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (3 star category by Nepalese standard) in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis Insurance, meals and accommodation and other expenses of trekking crew (guide and porters) All your meals (Vegan) Simple tea-house lodge accommodation with 3 meals daily during the trek Necessary trek permit and national park fee Farewell dinner with cultural programs Transportation […]

Food for Life Director featured in AUSTRALIAN YOGA LIFE

Nourishing the Soul – The story of a food yogi First Printed in AUSTRALIAN YOGA LIFE (Sept – Nov 2013) www.ayl.com.au Nourishing the Soul Sitting on a beach in Sri Lanka at the beginning of his world tour earlier this year, Food For Life (FFL) Global director Paul Rodney Turner was quietly reflecting on his life journey. “I pondered why I find myself travelling so much?” he wrote on his blog, Travel Diary of a Food Yogi. “Why I can’t seem to settle? The easy answer to that is because I can. I am single, without any debts and a worldwide mission.” But there is more to this story. “Yes, I travel for those reasons,” he says. “However, I also travel because I am searching for ‘home’.” What does home mean for this yoga devotee who was born and raised in Sydney’s western suburbs and who now directs the largest plant-based food relief organisation in the world? “In its purest definition home is the spiritual domain, or where the soul is most happy,” he says. “Since I am not qualified to be in the spiritual domain at this time, I can only hope to find a sense of home by being in a place of soul happiness.” Turner believes that in order to be qualified to enter into the spiritual domain we need to achieve a state of purity whereby our consciousness can tune into a higher spiritual frequency. “Being in a place of soul happiness means that, until our consciousness is fixed in the higher spiritual frequency, we can at least relish our connections in this world in the purest way possible – through unconditional love,” he says. With its slogan Uniting the World Through Pure Food, Food For Life Global operates on the hope that the liberal distribution of plant-based meals prepared with […]

Food for Life Hong Kong

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A relatively new affiliate of Food for Life Global is the Food for Life Hong Kong (FFLHK) project operating out of the ISKCON Bhakti Yoga Centre in Tsim Tsa Tsui. The volunteers have been serving meals to underprivileged children and elders in the city a few times a month, however, now with the support of local bankers, they plan to expand the service. The typically serve Chinese-style vegan meals, like vegetables and noodes, spring rolls, rice and puddings. On June 4, FFLHK public relations coordinator, Prashant Joshi organized a volunteer appreciation dinner at the Ernst & Young offices in downtown Hong Kong. Supporters included staff from Deutsche Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Ernst & Young. Mr. Dixit Joshi and Sukrit Khatri, Deutsche Bank also awarded FFLHK the House of Lords Award – service for humanity and the SEWA Pioneering Award. Director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner was the guest speaker on the night and he gave an overview of the NGO’s international scope of work, as well as praise the tremendous efforts of all the local volunteers, that included children of the financial supporters. The children were asked to share their experiences and when asked by Paul, “Who would like to start their own Food for Life project,” every one of them raised their hands in excitement. The evening was capped off with a lovely dinner prepared by the FFLHK team headed by Siromani Dasi. To learn more about Food for Life Hong Kong, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613391298689884/ PHOTO ALBUM https://www.facebook.com/priyavrata/media_set?set=a.10151537271092732.1073741836.539062731&type=3