The Elemental Kitchen: A Cook For All Seasons
11 Week Online Programme
2023 dates announced soon!
- Embark on an adventure of seasonal self discovery
- Explore who you are as a cook
- Embrace change that takes you towards a gentler way of being
- Be supported by two experienced facilitators and community group
Give yourself the perfect gift at this moment in time.
More than a cooking course…
The Elemental Kitchen takes you on a gentle yet radical reassessment of who you are;
as both a cook and a consumer. The course guides you towards a stronger continuity between your ideals, and the choices you make in and around what happens in your kitchen and at the dining table.
This course will guide you to embrace your kitchen as both creative playground and sacred temple, it becomes your launch pad and ground zero for inner work and personal alchemy. Be prepared to look within and discover who you are as a cook, to question beliefs, stories and long held contradictions, and to get real about the influences and authorities we invite into our lives.
If you feel ready to embark on an adventure of self discovery, to embrace change and move towards
a more gentle way of being, then we would love to welcome you into The Elemental Kitchen.
The five elements
We draw inspiration from the Taoist model of Five Element Theory and bring this ancient nature focused wisdom to the present day, and weave it into the reality of our modern lives.
More than a ‘philosophy’; we use these elements as a practical tool to help you design and create a personal plan for the changes you want in your life.
“If you want to have an embodied, deep, experiential insight into the wisdom of conscious cooking, then this is the course for you. It challenges and guides you in how to look at the energy you bring to all areas of life, in and out of the kitchen.
I absolutely loved this course, and found the teaching to be expertly delivered. I am now going to enrol with HKA for the one year training, The Sensory Apprentice.”
Susie Cunningham, London, UK, Student – The Elemental Kitchen
“I have just completed the 11 week Elemental Kitchen course. I learned so much, indeed a whole universe opened up for me to experience, to live, to love and to integrate and challenge myself with. This course deepened my interest to explore further the cycles of life and our connection with nature, on all levels. Thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge and for offering to us your love and passion in such a creative way.
Nadine Rossner, Morocco, Student – The Elemental Kitchen
✔ 11 live zoom calls with either Kate or Hayley (one hour per call)
✔ 10 downloadable weekly lesson outlines and support materials
✔ 17 hours of pre-recorded video and audio content. Including..
✔ 11 recorded audio lessons
✔ 8 movement videos
✔ 10 themed meditations and more
✔ 20 beautifully designed recipe cards for food or drink
(as downloadable pdf)
✔ 10 downloadable infographics
✔ private facebook support group
✔ weekly assignment, tasks, journaling
✔ bonus material throughout
+ weeks 1 to 3 are an in depth assessment of our relationships with food – past, present and future
+ moving towards single ingredients
+ exploring who we buy from
+ understanding branding and influence
+ identifying our authorities
+ unpacking how we cook & how we eat
+ dive in to a practical exploration of your elemental kitchen during weeks 4-8
+ each week delivers an immersion into one of the seasonal of elements: metal, water, wood, fire, and earth
+ bring the elements to life through day to day living, meditation, movemement, self reflection and cooking.
+ weeks 9-11 bring together what you have learned and experienced
so far, into the creation of your personal plan for moving forwards by;
+ supporting you into choices for living a life of wholeness & balance
+ building a new network of local and ethical suppliers and producers
“I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this brilliant course. It is like getting a new gift every day. So much inspiration, kindness, knowledge and lovely energy from the wise teachers, Hayley and Kate. I just love the holistic approach to food in this course. It is SO much more than simply cooking.“
“Kate and Hayley have been so inspiring and I came across them at just the right time in my holistic/food journey. The Zoom sessions on food energetics have revolutionised how I see my food… it’s like seeing it with new eyes! They are interesting, fun, approachable and very interactive in their sessions. It’s been so nice to connect with them and I can’t recommend their classes highly enough. Thank you for getting my brain and body thinking!“
Meet the course leaders
Kate Allen & Hayley North
Individually, we each bring an abundance of varied experience and passion for holistic food education and a life lived more gently in tune with the seasons.
Together we work perfectly as a team behind our shared message of food as pivotal to our mental and spiritual – as well as physical – health, as well in equal connection with the world around us.
What are the course dates?
This is an 11-week course.
2023 dates coming soon
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes. We will never turn anyone away who really wants to do the course. If finances are challenging at the moment then please do contact us and we can work something out together.
What will happen after I enrol?
You will receive an email confirming receipt of deposit that secures your place on the course.
You will also be asked to supply a schedule for any future installments, if there is a remainder to pay.
How do I access the course material?
On the course start date (Spring 27th February, Summer 5th June, Autumn 2nd October), you will receive an email containing your log in information for the online platform where the course is hosted.
All the modules, content and links to the live Zoom classes can be found here.
The content for each week will be launched at 7pm each Sunday evening, and we’ll have weekly live discussions via Zoom.
You’ll find ongoing support by joining our bespoke and private Facebook group.
What happens if I can’t keep up with the programme?
Life happens, and committing to 11 weeks can be a challenge.
All the course content is yours for life (through download or with private links to material held online). This allows you to work on and revisit and deepen over time… in your own time.
The value in doing this course alongside the rest of the group offers a level of community and support that enriches the journey, yet for some people working alone is more beneficial and this course is designed to work both ways.
In short, this course – all about navigating and nourishing ourselves through the rhythms of life – and is designed to equip and support you through all that can arise during the 11 weeks, and beyond.
When are the live Zooms?
Our weekly live Zoom sessions are held on Tuesdays at 6.00pm GMT.
You are welcome to attend some or all of the call.
If you can’t make a call, then there is an opportunity to submit advance questions for discussion, as sessions are recorded and shared for you to listen in.
“I have done self work for many years, but nothing has hit my heart like this has. This course is helping me merge all the things I was struggling to bring together, into the physical. I love cooking but food has been love/hate for me for so many years, but now I am reconnecting the energetics of food and my kitchen with the energetics of everything! It speaks a memory of rememberance to my soul and I can’t thank you enough for bringing this together.”
“I signed up for this course on a whim, and I am so glad that I listened to my intuition on this one. Kate and Hayley take you on a magical journey, into places you have never even heard of before. They artfully guide you to see the world around you through a whole new lens.
Yes this is about cooking, but it is also about so much more than that. It is about our energy, the energy of our food and the world around us. Every aspect of the course is brimming with their compassion, passion and consciousness. I finished it with such hope and restored faith in the future of our world.“