The Elemental Kitchen: A Cook For All Seasons

11 Week Online Programme

BOOKING NOW – starts 27/2/22

  • Embark on an adventure of self discovery
  • Discover who you are as a cook
  • Embrace change and move towards a gentler way of being

Give yourself the perfect gift at this moment in time.

This is not a cooking course.

It’s important to understand that this course is not a cooking course.

What this course is, is a radical reassessment of where we are at, where we have come from and where we are heading.

Food is at the heart of all of our courses because food matters. Along with air and water, food is something that unites us all, every day of our lives.

The kitchen is our playground, our launch pad and ground zero for the inner work.  So, be prepared to look within and discover who you are as a cook, to question beliefs, stories and long held contradictions, to get real about the influences and authorities being invited 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 have you in the group. 

You can be assured of an intimate group, with a maximum of 18 people. This ensures that your facilitators can give their fullest attention to every participant.

The five elements

In this course we bring together the five elements of Taoism and Traditional Chinease Medicine.

This is more than a ‘manual’ or a ‘philosophy’; we use these elements as a practical tool to design and create a personal plan for the changes you want in your life.

“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.”

Kelsey Webb, Cornwall, UK

Student - The Elemental Kitchen

“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

Course content

✔ 11 live Zoom classes (one per week) 

✔ 11 pre-recorded audio talks

 ✔ 20 recipe pdfs (food and drinks) 

✔ 8 pre-recorded movement videos 

✔ 10 audio themed meditations

✔ 10 infographics

✔ private facebook support group

✔ weekly assignment, tasks, journaling

✔ bonus material throughout 

Module 1

+ 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

Module 2

+ dive in to a practical exploration of the five elements during weeks 4-8

+ week long immersions into metal, water, wood, fire, and earth 

+ bring the elements to life through day to day living, meditation, movemement, self reflextion and cooking.

Module 3

+ weeks 9-11 bring together what you have learned and experienced so far, into the creation of your personal plan for moving forwards

+ living a life of wholeness & balance

+ building a new network of local and ethical suppliers and producers

+ creating your personal action plan

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.

Marie Thostrup Greve, Devon UK

Student - The Elemental Kitchen

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!

Rhiannon Starks, GP, Cornwall

Online Learning Student

Meet the course leaders

Kate Allen & Hayley North

Together we bring an abundance of experience and passion for holistic food education and life itself.

What brings us perfectly together as a team is our message of food as pivotal to our mental and spiritual – as well as physical – health.


What are the course dates?

This is an 11-week course. In 2022 there are three opportunities to take this journey with us:
27/02/22 – 15/05/22
05/06/22 – 28/08/22
02/10/22 – 18/12/22

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’ll receive your login details and the course will beign on XX 2022.

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 in our private Facebook group. 

How do I access the course material?

Once your space on the course is confirmed, 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.

What happens if I can’t keep up with the programme?

We understand that life happens and that committing to 11 weeks is a challenge. However, the value in doing this course alongside the rest of the group offers a level of community and support that enriches the journey tenfold. 

This course is all about the rythmns of life and is designed to support you through all that arises during the 11 weeks, and beyond.

All content is available for life – through download or with private links to material held online.

When are the live zooms?

The weekly live zoom sessions are held on Tuesdays at 6.00pm GMT. You are welcome to attend some or all of the call, or if you can’t make it then all sessions are recorded and links uploaded into the private Facebook group.


Your investment:

The 11-week course is £355.

We are also offering an upgrade option:
Get the course, plus a one-hour 1:1 Mastermind session with one of the course leaders, for £430

Click the button below to reserve your place now.

Or to enquire further about this course, contact us directly.

“Since working with Kate at one of her fermenting workshops, I’ve introduced various ferments (especially kimchi) into my diet, I am currently no longer getting gastric pain and am off my meds for it! Can’t wait to attend future workshops.””

Danny Roberts

Student - Fermenting Vegetables Workshop

Working with Hayley 1-2-1, she took into account all my personal circumstances to help devise something that would work for me. She supported me to take it at my own pace, making changes gradually. I love how Hayley is a true holistic chef, taking many factors into account and supporting others to find what works for them. Her compassionate approach makes the process such a joy.

Nathalie Joel-Smith

Yoga Teacher, London

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