The audio courses in the areas of motivation, habit mastery, and personal development, are designed to get you started towards your achieving your goals, learning at your own pace, in your own time, with the option to follow up in small groups, or one-on-one skype calls.

The hands-on courses are mostly focused on health and well being, designed to get you started sprouting, preserving, bread making, and making pro-biotics such as kombucha and lacto-fermented vegetables, in a small group setting.

Lacto-Fermentation Workshop
Lacto-Fermentation is the age old art of using beneficial bacteria to preserve foods, without the use of preservatives, or high heat which kills beneficial enzymes. In this workshop the student will learn the process of lacto-fermentation, as well as get hands experience to make different varieties of sauerkraut; the easiest lacto-fermented vegetable, as well as the basics of making lacto-fermented beverages, including kombucha and traditional ginger ale.

This workshops includes an brief history of fermented beverages, as well as hands on application to continue to make your own probiotic-rich kombucha and other lacto-fermented drink at home.

Fermenting is easy, fun, and an easy way to a healthier eating lifestyle. The word "fermentation" is often misused to mean "food gone bad", but properly used, it means to preserve without killing beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Most commonly today beverages like beer and wine use the lacto-fermentation process to the stage where alcohol begins to be produced.

Each student will take home jars of their own creations, a kombucha culture, as well as the knowledge to continue making lacto-fermented foods and beverages at home.

Soap Making Workshop
This course guides the student in the properties of different oils in soap, as well as the soap making process. Students will learn to calculate oils, lye, and water ratios, as well as hands on experience to prepare a batch of soap; measuring oils, as well as blending by hand. The student will also learn to cut, cure and package their creations.

Student will take home their soap blend, to use at home, once it has properly cured.

To check on workshop availability, or to schedule a workshop, please contact me. A minimum of 6 people are required to conduct any workshop, up to a maximum of 10 people. Get your friends together for a fun learning experience you can continue together at home. Discounts are available for groups. Some workshops can be conducted at your location, but not all, depending on equipment required to conduct the workshop. Some workshops are only available at certain times of the year, for success of the product. Please inquire if you have any questions or concerns. Happy learning!

The workshops are based on my personal experiences. I am not a trained chemist, cleaning specialist, or skincare expert. Information about my products or recipes haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a doctor or specialist for specific concerns about any skincare issues, cleaning products, or dietary needs. Please use your discretion, based on your own research, when making homemade products.

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Marie-Josee  • Tel: 416.258.6268
Amherst Avenue, Toronto, Ontario    M6E 1Z2     Canada