FOOD & JUICING
The food…amazing!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those folks that put their hard work and love into those meals. And a HUGE thanks to having the gluten free options. Please continue to offer that!! Thanks!Shakta
The Food adds enormously to an already fantastic experience.Silver
DINING AT SAT NAM FEST
The food at Sat Nam Fest is lovingly and consciously prepared by our culinary team lead by Shivanter Singh. With over 30 years experience working with food and creating healthful, tasty and joyous dining experiences.
Sat Nam Fest meals are served out of the main dining hall and provide a cozy atmosphere to sit with friends, old and new, to break bread (even gluten free) and share delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals. Meal passes can be pre-purchased for a discount online or for full price onsite. All meals will be served buffet style with an abundance of exciting and nourishing options at each meal.
The menu is all vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options. In our effort to best serve you and our planet, we prepare meals using as much local and organic foods as possible. Each meal will also provide a pure foods section with simple clean foods such as steamed vegetables, Quinoa, millet or brown rice for those wanting to keep to a simpler cleansing diet while at Sat Nam Fest. Every year we work on creating new and better food concepts for Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree, it is such an honor for the Conscious-Strategies team to be able to serve such an amazing gathering of like minded beings, setting the intentions to change the world, one vibration at a time.
This year we will continue offering the juice program so if you’re looking at a healthy way to keep your energy flowing during the festival, this supplemental program is the perfect way to bring good nutrients into your system while experiencing amazing yoga and high vibrational sound currents.
FRESH ORGANIC JUICE AT SAT NAM FEST JOSHUA TREE
This year we are offering the opportunity to integrate 100% raw fresh pressed juices into your festival experience, taking your yoga off the mat and into the ethers. Juicing is one of the best and quickest ways to cleanse your body of toxins and regenerate new cellular growth. When we release all of the un-necessary matter within our system, we can experience our authentic self. At Sat Nam Fest we want to support you and your healthiest self by offering our Juicing Program: 2 cleansing juices + 1 protein shake per day for up to 4 days! Raw juice is anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, and nutritious when a variety of vegetables and fruits are used. Our Juice is 100% raw and only 100% raw Juice possess the electrical power that all living organisms possess. The longer you keep your diet free from processed foods and other common food mistakes, the easier it will be for your body will perform its tasks of cleansing. This is simple science! Our 4-day juice program is not meant to be a fast but rather a cleansing practice supported by a clean diet. Our juicing program is supported by a special menu of pure foods: simply prepared grains such as Quinoa or Millet and the healthiest greens such as kale and swiss chard and an abundance of organic raw veggies. The special juicing program and pure menu was created to to help balance PH levels within your system.
Local organic roasted coffee, Yogi Tea, fresh juice or smoothie offering.
Oatmeal Bar with assorted toppings such as raw almonds, coconut and dried fruits
Fresh local breads, jams, nut butters, butter and butter alternatives.
Scrambled Tofu with fresh veggies, such as zucchini, tomatoes, onions.
Steamed greens and quinoa will also be offered as a simple food offering.
Breakfast potatoes with spices
Yogurt with a granola bar
Garden fresh local salad bar
Southwest Veggie Chili
Arugula Salad with current and fennel with cheese on the side
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with fresh sage and olive oil
Garden Fresh Gazpacho
Simple foods offerings: steamed greens, herbed quinoa, kitchari, brown rice
Yogi Tea, coffee, rosemary lemonade
Garden fresh local salad bar
Chilled Coconut Cilantro soup
Vegetarian fried rice with roasted tofu
Cucumber Asian salad
Pure Foods Bar
Vegan Fudge Brownies
Organic coffee and teas
Meet the Team
Creating the table, a place of nourishment, feeling complete, feeling sustained and finding connection… that is our goal, our “wheel house” as a team. We are here to support you on this amazing journey at Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree 2018. We are plant based, high vibrational foodies who love living happy, healthy, holy lives through the choices we make, especially the food we nourish our temples with. The way in which we approach our own lives is what we aim to bring you all while at Sat Nam Fest – healthy, delicious food that leaves you nourished on a soul level.
Join us and your fellow yogis for a fun, happy, joyous, big family feeling meal time. This is our opportunity to serve you, a community of high conscious yogis on each on our own journeys. This is your opportunity to make new friends while waiting in line, but we promise the wait, and the company is worth it! This is our opportunity as a community to come together, break bread together, look at each other and really see that the other person is you… We can’t wait to see YOU!
~ The Kitchen Team, Led by Shivanter Singh
Shivanter Singh, Lead Chef & Tribe Elder
50 years in the service industry 25 Years in the Holistic Industry
Former Executive Chef/General Manager Omega Institute
Consultant-creating menus concepts, systems and visioning for Blue Spirit Costa Rica, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, Elohee Retreat Center, Rythmia Life Advancement Center.
Facilitating Retreat Internationally
Currently Food and Beverage Director, Cal Reiet, Mallorca Spain.
Co-Founder of Conscious-StrategiesLLC, Wheel-Haus-Productions.info
Certified Kundalini Teacher
Certified Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher
Certified Health Coach
Professionally trained chef
Transpersonal Therapist/concentration on health and wellness
Certified Shamanic energy healer. Studied with Alberto Violdo/Four Winds.
Along with various other trainings and programs focusing on alternative healing and wellness
Showcasing the excellence in service and high vibe nutritional food for all.
It’s an honor to serve
Bob is a culinary, health and wellness, and operations professional with twenty years of food service experience with an expertise in management ranging across farm-to-table, plant-based, fine dining, and large scale food services. He was the General Manager & Executive Chef at the Omega Institute for 14 years and most recently the opening Chef for the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY. He currently consults with hospitality teams operating retreat centers, conference centers, hotels, and restaurant groups who want to focus on building wellness programs, community engagement, and supporting the local economy. He loves working with creative, team-oriented people in building an environment where the culture is socially conscious and the mission is in service to whole relationships.
Katie Hartman is a retreat catering chef based in the southwest. Growing up cooking and eating traditional foods with her Sicilian grandparents, baking with her German grandmother and sprouting lentils with her mom, Katie developed a curiosity and passion for real food made with love early in life. Katie has been cooking vegan food professionally since 2003. She has worked in vegetarian restaurants and for private clients in Chicago, New Zealand and northern California. Katie began catering retreats in Joshua Tree, California in 2011, and joined the Sat Nam kitchen crew in 2013.
Freddie Henken, Sat Nam Fest Café Manager/ The Juice Guy
Freddie has become known in South Florida PGA circuit for his amazing Bliss Balls, which will be showcased this year at the café
Freddie has been a part of Sat Nam Fest for the past 4 years, always excited to have his with us, Freddie is a master carpenter, he also is a yogi, and brings his teachings specifically to veterans, make sure to visit the café and hang with Freddie, he also runs the juice program…Juice Up
Jan Paul Kahlan aka JP
Plant Based Chef
Owner & Creator Naked Foods CR
Jungle Juices Alchemists
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Owner Nosara Organics
Jan Paul has been roaming the jungle landscape of Costa Rica for many years. Originally from Miami, Florida, this Argentine/Ecuadorian/American
brings his latin flair and love of healthy vegan and raw foods together to create some of the most unique and mouth-watering treats this side of the equator. After years of friends and neighbors stopping by at all hours of the day for his goodies, JP started a small Cafe near his home base in the
Crystal Blue Pacific Waters of San Juanillo. ‘Soda Para Todos’ was a sacred spot for all those blessed to know it but the shade of the avocado tree in the sleepy town of San Juanillo proved inaccessible for the masses. Eventually JP relocated operations to the bustling little town of Playa Guiones, Nosara under his former catering name, Naked Foods. While you’re there you can visit with JP who is still the same laid-back, health-loving, friendly surfer dude he always has been.
Michael’s kitchen beginnings and experience began in the late nineties with the first introduction as a volunteer, then later earning a position working with chefs Vittorio Luccariello, and Mirko Paderno in Piero Selvaggio’s restaurant Primi un Ristorante in west Los Angeles. A small restaurant with an incredible reputation, that catered to movie and television executives and talent. It was here that he was exposed to northern Italian cuisine and all the different positions of the kitchen.
Next, an opportunity presented itself to move to Selvaggio’s flagship restaurant Valentino in Santa Monica, California. Here he was an assistant pastry chef to Armond Sheveladian. At the time, Valentino was one of the top five restaurants in the United States. He had two years of amazing experiences and exposure to unique products and fantastic food and techniques. Later on he moved to Watergrill in downtown Los Angeles to continue in pastries, as the assistant to Wonyee Tom, who continued to expose Michael to priceless techniques and experiences. After Watergrill, came Lakefront Restaurant in Mammoth Lakes, California, then Café Mellise with Chef Josiah Citrin in northern Los Angeles.
Mike currently works with Shivanter Singh internationally together they have worked in Chile, Costa Rica and most recently at Cal Reiet Mallorca Spain,
Stacy is an experienced yoga teacher, massage therapist, and educator, She has trained hundreds of yoga teachers throughout the world in places as diverse as: Norway, Japan, Canada, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. She served on the faculty of the Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica from 2009–2015 as a senior teacher and is currently on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Massachusetts. Stacy holds the E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP designations through the Yoga Alliance and has been the director of Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training since 2011. Stacy is also the social media manager for Tommy Rosen and his company Recovery 2.0. Her home base is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her Favorite Quote on “Work”:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs.
Our go to guy for everything, this is Shawn’s 3rd year at Sat Nam Fest, he will be supporting the juice operation and also holding down the café with Freddie, excited that he is back, Shawn lives in Colorado and has a stonework business. Check out his facebook page.