Your own private learning haven
In addition to weekly training classes and mentoring, you will spend one week in-residence with Andrea Leda and your fellow cohort to kick off our 6 months together.
Your immersive retreat is 6 days and on the majestic Oregon Coast. We stay in a beautiful private home which includes a live-in private chef who will prepare three organically sourced meals per day. Your in-residence experience is included in the cost of the program.
To commemorate our program, we meet for a 4-day graduation weekend in Portland, Oregon. This weekend includes your half-day Equus intensive, teaching your culminating project, a graduation circle, and a final night celebration dinner catered by our chef, Zachary Mazi.
Dates & Locations
Historic Reed House
Your RETREAT INCLUDEs THE FOLLOWING:
More than 44 hours of in-person training
Private or shared room (no more than 2 people) in a beautiful retreat-style home
Live-in private chef, Zachary Mazi
Three organically sourced meals per day plus local PNW wine and beer
Optional daily yoga and a morning journal practice
Journal Writing & Meditation
Northwest adventures such as beach combing, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and star gazing
Space to retreat between classes and time to yourself
Partnering and group work to strengthen your practices
Deep dive private coaching with Andrea
Meet your private chef, Zachary Mazi
Chef Zachary Mazi has been cooking for friends since he was a kid, and has been wearing his chef coat & apron proudly since 2005.
Graduating magna cum laude from Le Cordon Bleu in 2006, he has worked in nearly every style of food service from fine-dining to festivals, as well operating a restaurant & piloting multiple catering businesses.
Throughout these years, Zachary has traveled and digested a wide range of food knowledge: science, lore, foraging, plant medicines & a growing list of global cuisines.
Zachary grew up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by farms & foods, where he cut his culinary teeth under the auspices of Portland's unparalleled food scene. His last 6 years have been working as budding restauranteur & wild-crafted chef (mycophagist) in Santa Cruz, CA, where he was recognized as Santa Cruz's Best Personal Chef in 2014, and his restaurant Ulterior received Best New Restaurant in 2017 in the Santa Cruz GoodTimes Best Of Awards.
Zachary currently lives in West Linn, Oregon, toward the Mt. Hood wilderness just outside of Portland.