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EMPOWER and ENHANCE yourself with this ongoing series of educational workshops.


Kristen Taylor, Frank Giglio, Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes-Monarch, Rehmannia Dean Thomas  …plus many more!

Now you can access the information necessary for achieving your ultimate health goals in a light-hearted community environment. Are you ready for a health curriculum that is empowering and educational — as well as entertaining and juicy?

Owner of Bee Green Foods and creator of Succulent Raw Tucson, Kristen Taylor,

is ecstatic to announce this budget-friendly, educational series of vitality masters.

SIMPLIFY and SPICE UP your kitchen life

with a budget-conscious flare.

RECIPE DEMOS and LESSONS taught by TOP RAW CHEFS, including Frank Giglio.

All brought to you in cutting edge style by video, live stream and/or guest appearances.

Each event will be coupled with a H IGH INTEGRITY MARKETPLACE – offering the best, hand selected, premium products at member discounts.

We invite you to join us on this informative journey. Seating is limited.

Succulent Raw Meetup  Tucson Sign Up

For detailed information, to view the calendar, and to reserve your spot, please visit our Meetup group page, Succulent Raw Tucson.

Join Succulent Raw Meet Up Group, created and organized by Kristen Taylor, in Tuscon, Arizona today.  Meet Up Group is free to join!




Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Anniversary Potluck with Franky G

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

SUNday Gathering with Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch



Vitality Masters Series Speakers

Matt MonarchMatt Monarch

Matt Monarch is 100% raw vegan; his diet consists of only raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and seaweeds. He has been eating this way for eight years and enjoys extraordinary good health, bountiful energy, clarity of mind and a deepened connection to nature.

He is committed to the raw lifestyle and passionate about spreading this message of health to others. Born and raised in California, he now travels all over the world, lecturing on raw foods and exploring the delights of fresh raw produce in different locations. He inspires audiences with his enthusiasm and simple, accessible approach to going raw in a healthy and sustainable way and is sought after as a speaker at raw gatherings.

Owner of Raw Food World.

Angela StokesAngela Stokes

Back in 2002, Angela was 23 years old and morbidly obese.

She was lost in miserable cycles of a non-existent love-life, uncontrollable overeating and complete denial. But that all changed when she was lent a book, The Raw Family, by the Boutenkos that revolutionized her life. She began eating raw and the improvements in her health over the next weeks were astonishing.

She said, “You could almost see the weight burn off me. ­I will never forget seeing my collar bone again for the first time in years; my skin and hair quality improved dramatically, my energy soared and I was filled with vitality and a new hunger ­for real life.”

Since her discovery of raw food, Angela’s journey has continued and not only has she found happiness, but she has also shared it and made a point of helping others who struggled as she herself struggled. She now lives an almost completely sustainable lifestyle in Equador with her husband Matt.

They chronicle their raw food journey and experiences, at Raw Reform, inspiring the health-seeking community and reminding everyone that no one need face such change alone.

  • Completed and documented a 92-day juice feast
  • Recognized by the Raw Spirit Festival with the Golden Chopstick Award as an “Up-and-Coming Raw Food Leader”
  • Author of titles such as A Juice Feaster’s Handbook, Raw Emotions, and Raw Reform: How to Go Raw for Weightloss
  • Featured on CNN News, Get Fresh Magazine Pear Magazine, First for Women Magazine, and many more


Rehmannia Dean Thomas Vitality MastersRehmannia Dean Thomas

Rehmannia Dean Thomas is a Taoist Tonic Herbalist, trained for 8 years under Master Herbalist Ron Teeguarden, serving as his personal “Teamaster”, where he learned the precepts of the oldest and most sophisticated official health system in Human history, which employs the use of herbal substances for health. Rehmannia is the reincarnation of a Taoist Shaman herbalist from a Shaolin Monestary in the 1500’s. It is said that this herbalist vowed at the end of his life to return to Earth when mankind was ready to receive the true depth of Taoist health philosophy.

Rehmannia has done many lectures on the precepts and mechanics of the Taoist health system, and has now written a book on this here-to-fore secret modality. “Healing Thresholds” brings to light a philosophy of health that has never been exposed in the west, and now appears more valuable and timely than ever, as the wisdom it holds may represent an essential component of the new consciousness that is rapidly emerging- a consciousness that enfolds physical purity with spiritual insight. He has given many lectures at locations including the Tree of Life, Longevity Now Conference November 2009 and the Eden Retreat with David Wolfe.

Rehmannia’s return visit to Succulent Raw Tucson has been highly requested by members that discovered life-changing health wisdom during his lecture last September.

Frank GiglioChef Frank Giglio

Frank Giglio is a classically trained chef from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT and a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Since the age of 15, Frank has fully immersed himself into the culinary world. Young and intrigued, Frank went on to apprentice under some of the countries top chefs where he was able to find a deep understanding for the creative process of working with food, as well a learning the fine art of tastes and flavors.

As the years past, Chef Giglio sought after a deeper connection to the theories of raw foods and cleansing, which led him to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ. With a strong passion for using food as medicine Frank works greatly to produce sustainable cuisine, which to him, means seeking the highest quality foods grown locally and in alignment with the environment.

The base of Frank’s culinary offerings lie in classic technique and traditional foods preparation. Frank’s merging of herbalism, superfood and raw food nutrition with fresh, seasonal and local foods create a cuisine, that is wholesome,pure and full of vitality!

*Additional speakers will be listed as event dates are confirmed.

Succulent Raw Meetup  Tucson

Sign Up

For detailed information, to view the calendar, and to reserve your spot, please visit my meetup group page, Succulent Raw Tucson.

Join Succulent Raw Meet Up Group with Kristen Taylor in Tuscon, Arizona today.  Meet Up Group is free to join!



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