Based in Long Beach, California, Diana's raw food classes are consistently the most popular and comprehensive raw food classes in the area. Diana also excels in one-on-one consultations, individual coaching in living a healthy vegan lifestyle, group classes, lectures, presentations, and special events.
Diana Harrelson was personally invited by Alissa Cohen to be a Living on Live Foods teacher. Trained by Alissa in all 3 levels in October, 2005, Diana can certify you as a raw chef and a raw instructor.
Diana is a radiant testament to the transforming power of raw and living foods. She is an expert at motivation and one-on-one counseling to help individuals and families succeed at living on live foods. Diana has conducted successful seminars in corporate and educational settings, has trained trainers, taught high school, and brings to her students over 20 years of personal experience in natural health, nutrition, and vegetarianism. She continues to update her knowledge of vegan and living foods nutrition through research and courses with leading-edge, science-based sources such as Hippocrates Health Institute.
Most recently, Diana has presented living foods at the raw food festival at The Living Temple, Huntington Beach, during gluten-free month at Wild Oats, Long Beach and also lectured on raw food nutrition at the Academy of Natural Healing. She is lending her enthusiastic expertise to the Healthy & Raw Food Support Group at Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City.
What Students and Clients Say About Diana:
"The LOLF Level 1 Class in Laguna Beach on Saturday with Diana was a blast! She is a great instructor as well as a great raw chef! She shared her knowledge and experience and we asked a ton of questions! All of us got to assist in prepping the ingredients for the chili...lol, and its still turned out great! :D It was great fun and a great learning experience; it was really nice to meet some other rawbies, too. Diana gave us lots of ideas on kitchen set up, sprouting, recipe prep and tips to help us be successful on a day to day basis. DH was so *thrilled* when I told him how I was going to re-arrange the kitchen to be more raw-friendly ;). My only regret is I forgot my camera!!" -- Tricia, Aliso Viejo
"Thank you for the wonderful class on Saturday. I truly had no idea that raw foods could be that delicious! ... I now know what is best for our bodies." -- Val, Long Beach
"For all you folks out there, that are on the fence about taking a raw class ... get off the fence. You have to take one of Diana's classes. She is fantastic and the class is so much fun. It's informative and if you really want to embrace the raw life style, this is the way to do it. I had a blast and the food is fantastic. You just have to go. And if you live in Southern California, you have no excuse..GO, EAT, ENJOY, LIVE!" -- Nancy, Los Angeles
"The opportunity to see for the first time what following Alissa's recipes could produce was thrilling. I bought the book that day and have been making wonderful, satisfying dishes since. I can't tell you how exciting it was to meet other people doing the same thing at Diana's class." -- Mickey, San Diego
"Your raw class showed me going raw was not just going to be eating carrots and salads. Showing us how easy the wonderful different foods were to make was the push over my hesitation to go raw. I have been almost 100% now since your class. We have a lot of fun making a lot of great foods. The drive to Long Beach was well worth it. Thank you again for the experience." -- Douglas, Chula Vista
"I just wanted to thank you again for teaching how to live a raw food lifestyle. I have been 100 percent raw since the class and have loved every minute of it! It has been so easy since taking the class, and I don't miss the old way of eating at all! ~ Jennifer M., San Fernando
"Taking the 1st and 2nd level together was terrific. The recipes are so easy and fun, and preparing meals ourselves, rather than demo-mode, was just magic. You answered our questions and guided us in a way that we all felt totally confident by the end of the 3 days. My husband is so happy that I took the course - I'm inspired and happy to prepare lots of delicious treats for us in record time. I have been 100% 'Alive-Foods' since the class - feel phenomenal!!" ~ Mary G., Long Beach
"You are such a beautiful Angel, DO YOU REALIZE WHAT RAW FOOD has done for me, and you participated in my success. Well I simply have a WHOLE NEW LIFE. That is so amazing I could cry with joy." ~ Amy, Redondo Beach
"I just want you to know that since that day when you introduced me to live raw food, it's been amazing. Since that day I've been alive and raw and I just want to thank you very much and I'm looking forward to working with you more . . . You're an absolute blessing in my life, and I'm thankful for you." ~ Jan, Long Beach
"Thank you for the raw chef class. I'd been struggling to stay raw for over a year with little success because of constant hunger pains and cravings for cooked foods. I have no raw restaurants or support groups in my area, so I really needed a real person to just sit down with and help me sort through the overwhelming amount of information I had, and help me make eating raw a simple and joyful part of my life -- and you did! So many times in the past I was close to giving up on staying raw, but now, I'm full of energy -- have no cravings or hunger pains -- and look and feel wonderful. My aunt recently told me she thinks I look better now than I did 20 years ago -- wow! Thanks again for all your insightful counsel and for making raw fun for me again :)" ~ Margo, Lancaster, CA
"Thank you again for the 3 days of classes and I can't wait to try out all the recipes again when I get the dehydrator. My mum is really excited to learn more about raw foods too so we haven't stopped talking. Thank you so much Diana for helping us on this path to being able to spread the word about raw foods." ~ Laurentine & James, Sydney, Australia, Producers of the revolutionary film "Food Matters"
"I wanted to say thank you for the two wonderful days of class this past weekend. I learned so much and I really feel ready to take on the world turning people into one fruit or veggie at a time. I have a lot of people asking me what I'm doing because I just look so different and that feels really good. I know I'm doing something right. Thank you." ~ Liz, South Pasadena
"I want to thank you Diana for all your time and patience. I learned a lot and am incorporating a lot more raw food in my daily diet. Thanks to your wonderful instruction, I am confident I can pretty much tackle any recipe. ... you are a rawsome instructor and very knowledgeable." ~ Towanda, Riverside
"I also wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your presentation at Agape ... thanks for making the raw food lifestyle do-able with your instruction, helpful hints, and your upbeat, comical attitude!" ~ Jilene, Los Angeles