Your Questions Answered About the
“Raw Teacher Training Intensive” Program

Below are the most commonly asked questions that are asked about this Training. Please have a read through, and if you still have questions please contact us by clicking here and making contact with us as soon as possible.

Is this a live or online Training?

It is a 100% virtual training, meaning that everything that’s part of the training is delivered through downloads (MP3s, PDFs, word documents etc.) via a special web page online. You don’t have to go anywhere beyond your office desk to do this training – and you get support (see below), while doing it at your own pace!


Who is this training most suitable for?

This is a LEVEL 1 training, so it is suitable for complete beginners with a burning passion to spread the word, through to those who are already teaching classes but know that they could improve on the basics, especially the marketing. The marketing component is absolutely invaluable and can and will make all the difference between whether your classes sell out – or not.


When does the RTTI Training start?

Immediately. You receive all of the training modules right away, all in one go via a special password-protected download page.


How do I get my questions answered?

There is a group Q&A call happening on Thursday 5th October 2017 where you can get your questions answered. All details of how to access this call become available the moment you sign up. If you can’t make the call live – don’t worry – you can post questions in advance, so you’ll get your questions answered either way.


How much time will I need to complete this Training?

It really does depend on how fast you work. Realistically I think someone should put aside 2-4 hours per week to complete the weekly modules and assignments, although you are welcome to work more slowly, or do one module every two weeks, or do multiple modules on a weekend – whatever works best for you. It is very much a “learn at your own pace” training as everything is downloadable right away, and it is completely up to you as to how fast or slow you go. I recommend that you aim to finish the program within 4-6 months which means averaging one module per week with the odd week off.


What do I need to know before I can start to teach?

In terms of where you would need to be at in the Training, ideally you’d be all the way through, but the earliest possible point would be half-way at Module 8 – although I wouldn’t generally recommend it unless you’ve taught raw food classes before.


What is the average cost of equipment to invest in and what should I get?

You can easily teach a good basic raw food class with just a blender, actually. This can cost as little as about £25 (approx. $40). Anything above and beyond that (e.g. a juicer, food processor, dehydrator) is a plus, but actually not necessary when starting out.


Will I learn how to create my own recipes?

Yes. This is covered in Module 3 (“WHAT YOU CAN TEACH AND TALK ABOUT IN YOUR RAW FOOD CLASSES, AND HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN UNIQUE RECIPES & CONTENT”). Please note that this is *NOT* a detailed chef training, however, so I will not be going into advanced raw food recipe techniques – that would be a whole other training! Please note, as a bonus, you receive access to 25 of my favourite raw food recipes which you can use in your own class. Please see the RTTI information page for more about this.


I have never been to a raw food class before. Would you advise me to go to some before I teach to see what does/doesn’t work?

That would be ideal, yes, because I think you really need to see how things work as a participant before you become a teacher, however, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s imperative – just much preferred. The next best thing would be to watch a raw food DVD or watch some YouTube clips. You can see me teaching live and also demonstrating recipes at www.karenknowler.tv which takes you to my YouTube page.


Would it be ethical to teach people about raw food if I myself am not 100% raw?

Absolutely. In fact, most raw food teachers do not eat 100% raw themselves, and do not aspire to; they are mostly all about sharing amazing tasting recipes and the benefits of raw food with as many people as possible.

Here’s the deal: Most people who want to go raw DO NOT want to go totally raw – that’s both the teachers and the students. Those who want to go all-raw are generally just a small percentage of people, although they do exist and they have their own set of needs that they require assistance with from a teacher/coach who is also 100% raw, or has long-term experience of it.

In my opinion, to be a Raw Food Teacher and feel excited, passionate and aligned with what you teach, I think if you were eating at least 75% of your diet raw, 80% of the time, that would be great and enable that to be true for you – but each of us is different, so it’s whatever feels comfortable to you. Most importantly it’s about being a few steps ahead of those that you want to teach.

It’s really the best idea to teach people who want to eat as much or less raw food than you, and also that you’re honest about what you’re doing and why; this way you feel totally ethical and aligned. Most beginners are simply very excited to learn, for them the questions about how much raw food you eat often do tend to come later.

Of course, the bottom line is that you feel in integrity, so you must decide what that looks like for you.


Is there a certification from doing this Training?

Yes, there is a certificate available, please refer to BONUS #4 on the information page to read more about the specifics of this.


What if I don’t pass the exam and therefore don’t get certified?

You can retake the certification if you wish. There will be a re-take fee of £49 (+VAT if applicable) to cover our time and admin expenses. You can also use this as an opportunity to submit your exam late if you don’t make the first deadline. If you have followed each module properly it is difficult to fail!


Are any specific teaching qualifications required in order to teach raw food classes?

No. You can teach a raw food class without any qualifications at all – providing you are not teaching more than very basic nutrition, however I created a certification because this Training will really set you apart as a raw food teacher, and obviously having a certification does put you in a stronger position than not having one.


If I want 1:1 assistance from you to help me build my teaching business, how can I get that?

If you’d like my personal 1:1 help to build your raw food business, then please email support@karenknowler.com to let us know exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ll let you know what options are available to you.


What are the benefits of Raw Food Chef Certifications as it pertains to Raw Teacher Training? Do you feel it is necessary?

It’s not necessary to have a raw chef training under your belt to teach, although it’s obviously a bonus if you have advanced food prep skills as it allows you to teach a wider range of recipes. Having said this, in my experience, most people want quick and easy recipes because they are busy working people, and so their first preference is to learn these types of recipes before moving on to something more advanced. This is why you don’t need to be a raw food chef to teach raw food classes, in fact, some people prefer it if you’re not as it makes you appear more relatable.


What Trainings have you had Karen that enables you to teach this material?

I was the first regularly-practicing raw food teacher in the UK and Europe, teaching my first class in 1999 and then teaching on a regular basis for the next 10 years. I have also got extensive experience in running raw food events of every kind – from short evening lectures, through to three day multi-speaker festivals, and into raw food retreats and 5-day live business trainings. I also have extensive marketing and sales know-how, especially online, learning from the best-of-the-best in the world. This combination of knowledge, first-hand long-term experience and passion is extremely rare! At this point, I have taught raw food classes for over 12 years, to over 1000 people in live settings, in three different countries. I’ve also presented at various events, demo’d raw recipes on several TV shows, have had almost one million views on YouTube, and have been training teachers for the past ten years. I was also the founder of the International Association of Raw Food Coaches, Chefs & Teachers (IARFCCT, now retired) and author of Raw Food Made Simple. At this point I honestly believe that I know pretty much all there is to know about teaching great raw food classes, becoming a great raw food teacher, and making your teaching business be as joyful, fun, life-changing and profitable as possible.

It’s this I’m going to share with everyone who signs up to RTTI so they can fast-track to what it took me over 12 years to learn.


Karen, I’d love to take your Training but I don’t have the money right now…

I understand that times are tough financially for many people and I have a great deal of sympathy for this, especially having been at financial low-points during various phases of my adult life.

Here’s my thoughts…

  1. It goes without saying that it’s important that you learn how to respect and manage money – especially if you want to become a successful business owner. Start doing whatever you can around that now if you’re not doing so already. This will get you aligned for being a business owner in the future if you don’t feel ready now.
  2. Have a good long think about what difference this Training could make to you in real terms (i.e. how would you apply it and how much would you earn from it) and decide if it’s worth pursuing. I can’t make that decision for you and wouldn’t dream of doing so, although if you do the math, you’ll realise that you only have to teach one class to get your money back right away! Perhaps a friend or family member would be prepared to fund your dream for a few weeks or months (or gift it to you as a Christmas present!), if you promised to teach a class within 6 months and pay them back in full (and give them a free seat at your first class!). If it doesn’t go against your personal M.O., it’s worth asking for financial assistance if you really do feel passionate about doing this training, as it’s not too hard to find 6-8 people to come to a class, especially when you have my marketing training as well! (I have borrowed a lot of money over the years to take a leap in my own business growth, and I’ve always got back much more from my investment.)
  3. One of my business mentors invites prospective clients to list 50 different ways that they can bring in the money to be able to invest in her programs and I think it’s a great way to start opening up your mind to new possibilities, rather than just saying “I can’t afford it”. Ideas that might go on your “50 Ways” List could be simple things like pet-sitting, house-sitting or baby-sitting. Or they might be to ask for a raise at work, to sell some old jewellery, to put a few things on eBay, or take on a part-time job. For my part I know that when I’m serious about something I will do whatever it takes and always find a way wherever possible. This Training is a very low investment compared to what you can earn back VERY quickly when you take action, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to raise the necessary funds.

As another one of my mentors says: “Nothing is a risk if you trust yourself 100%” – I totally agree with that.

One final point, other students in the past have reported that when they committed to being part of a training, even when they didn’t know how the money would show up, the money did show up! Stay focused and keep the faith!

Good luck in coming up with the right decision and actions for you!


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