View Full Version : Teaching raw, what do I charge????
02-20-2007, 05:01 PM
Ok.. I dont know if this was the right place to put this.. but today while getting a massage, I got an offer to have "raw food" classes at the place that teaches palaties ( I am probably spelling that wrong) anyway, I was like ok.. then today I got a call from the local newspaper, they heard that I was a raw foodist and they want to do a story on me.(probably because of that lame wipe swap store) I was like.. wow! Perfect timing! I would like to teach raw food classes.. but.. what do I charge and for how many meals? I am only a level 1 in allissas course so I would not be able to teach her curriculum unless I took level 2 class and the palitie people want me to teach soon! So.. any recommendations?
02-20-2007, 06:15 PM
wow that's wonderful that those things have popped up for you! isn't it beautiful how things just work? i haven't taken any of alissa's courses so i don't know what she teaches in a day/class/course, but i would group meals by category, for ex. "a night in venice" with all italian stuff, or "chocolate concoctions" and then maybe do three to four recipes depending on their complexity. as far as cost i don't really know- what are the prices like at the pilates studio? do they offer other things that you could use for reference? the cost also depends on if you have to pay for ingredients out of your clients fees or if the place will give you food. i hope this helps you, good luck with everything, and just follow what you think is right :-)
Peace and Love,
02-21-2007, 07:42 AM
how exciting!!! you're going to be a local celebrity! ;)
02-21-2007, 12:28 PM
Well alright Missrawdiva! Your path is calling to ya!
Just make sure you cover your costs and your time.
Remember you are setting a precedent for future class prices and don't want to sell yourself short. You also don't want to turn people off. How many people will there be? That's the decider.
If you want to make it a "customer service thing" like a lower cost intro class in order to draw more clients to other more involved classes that cost more that's an option. Or an intro class that is lower cost that invites people to have a solo session with you for a higher cost later...your private time is worth more.
If it was retail you'd just double your costs....but that doesn't factor in your skill. Poeple are paying for your brain!
Let us know how it goes!
02-21-2007, 12:42 PM
Sounds like stardom is catching up with you. How exciting.
Pilates is a form of exercise and great. I believe you may be talking about that.
You may consider teaching your level 1 knowledge and then save enough to get you to level 2.
Wishing you the best. The title is going to grab the people.
One of my friends teaches raw cooking classes based on themes, i.e. Italian.
Food prepared in front of them
Prepared meal of the the food prepared, but made up in advance
Recipes of the meal
Does it in her house
Has about 15-20 per class.
Best to you. May see if there is a local Community or Free School you can teach classes through. I don't know what they call it in your area.
Keep us posted.
02-21-2007, 12:55 PM
There is a couple in my area that host an Introduction to Living Foods where they have the food prepared in advance and they just give a presentation of what Living Foods are all about. They demonstrate a dish or two, and they talk about how to prepare foods, where to shop for them, and what sort of appliances you may need, etc, etc...they charge $35 per person. I believe their class sizes are anywhere from 10-15 and hosted at their home.
i'm currently saving up for the Level I certification class which is coming up next month.
Good luck with this and keep us posted!! I wish I had that opportunity (and publicity) in my area!
02-21-2007, 05:05 PM
Congrats MissRawDiva! That's awesome that you had a window of opportunity open for you. I had something along the same lines happen to me today. Since your not certified through Alissa's program yet, I would suggest you start off with a basic class. Something like raw foods 101. You can talk about what a raw diet is, the many foods you can enjoy, what are the benefits, enzymes, etc. When I do my basic classes I talk about these things and tell my personal story. I charge $35 for the class which is 2hrs. I also prepare 1-2 dishes in front of everyone. Depending on the crowd size I pre make 3-6 dishes and serve the food throughout the class to keep people interested and excited. If I go outside of the city I charge $25. Or if I'm fortunate enough to have a food store donate some food then I lower the cost to $20. Then I would suggest you save your money and get certified through Alissa. I can't say enough how much it has helped me. Thank you Alissa! Well I hope this helps you. Good luck, I will be sending you positive vibes. :)
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