Healthier, happier living through a plant based, raw food diet

Eating a raw food diet, or incorporating more raw foods can help you detoxify, energize and rejuvenate. Many experience significant weight loss and other dramatic health improvements. Getting started with raw food can be challenging, especially if you are in a health crisis. We want to help. We offer online resources including recipes and how-to's, online training courses and certification programs as well as live, 7 day Immersion Retreats.

Endless Summer

Due to popular demand, this summer we are offering not 1 but 2 Live Immersion Retreats!!!

The last few years we had to turn so many people away because we didn't have any more space in our July class. This year we want everyone who wants to come to be able to, so we worked with our partners at The Simsbury Inn, who graciously helped us squeeze in a second summer retreat! Now we have retreats June 29-July 5 AND August 3-9th. Cleanse your body and spirit with our award winning detox program, and enjoy our beautiful location: eating outside, walking or biking the area's trails, and more. There really has never been a more perfect time to come!

Don't wait, these summer retreats will be the LAST ONES THIS YEAR!

Register in April for a summer retreat and get a FREE PRIVATE ROOM UPGRADE, a $455 value!

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Live Immersion

Green Juice, gourmet raw meals, classes and inspirational activities. A fully immersive 7 day experience designed to give you the support and knowledge you need to live a raw food lifestyle.

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Distance Learning

Comprehensive online training including lectures, handouts and exams. The perfect option for the self-guided learner.

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Educator Program

Get certified to teach raw food classes. Get all the knowledge and tools you need to become a raw food educator.

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Upcoming Events

April 6-12, 2014: RFI 7-Day Immersion Course
Location - Simsbury, CT
- $2,597.00  more info

April 12, 2014 9 a.m.: All Disease Begins in The Gut: 7 Steps to Digestive Wellness,
The Medicinal Power of Raw and Dr. Mom - Medicine Cabinet Make-over w/ Lisa Wilson
Location - The Simsbury Inn, Simsbury, CT.
- $10  more info/get tickets

April 14, 2014 6:30pm: It's a Lifestyle! w/ Lisa Wilson
Location - N.I.H.A in Washington, DC
- $10  more info/get tickets

June 29-July 5, 2014: RFI 7-Day Immersion Course
Location - Simsbury, CT
- $2,597.00  more info

August 3-9th, 2014: RFI 7-Day Immersion Course
Location - Simsbury, CT
- $2,597.00  more info



Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the research and opinions of The Raw Food Institute and Lisa Wilson, unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional nor intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of our organization. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are these statements intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.