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An Invitation to Reana's RawPotluck Housewarming Party + Laughter Playshop!

  • Jun 22, 2014 · 4:00 PM
  • Reana's Bungalow Cottage, Potters Bar, Greater London

A Grand House Warming Rawparty Event!

And… Celebrating our 6th year Anniversary! 22 June 2014

 Dear North London Pot-Luckers!

I would like to invite you to a Grand House Warming Rawparty Event!

And… Celebrating our 6th year Anniversary

Welcome Everyone! Let’s have fun exploring and eating raw food dishes, connecting with new and familiar friends, support each other with our food choices! In the garden, weather permitting and there will be enough space indoors as well.


 NB For bookings email me and i'll send you details to book - click Reana under organizers top left column

Two Choices

1. £5 [contribution in advance see (NB) above]

    -> Times: 16.00 - 22.00 +

    = Laughter Yoga Playshop+Potluck +Party (PPP)!

    [please see description below]

   Playshop people - Please arrive at 16.00 and we will start promptly at 16.30

2. £3 [booking in advance see (NB) above]

    -> Times: 18.00 - 22.00 + = Potluck+Party (PP)


Laughter Yoga Playshop

I would like to start the Party rolling with a Laughter Yoga Playshop, which I will be leading,                          for those who are curious and would like to laugh! (see description further down)

Please Bring

Comfortable clothing and indoor footwear

Raw Potluck

A generous size Potluck dish to share = organic (would be good) live, plant food

- eaten in their natural, uncooked live state :o)

 ~ veg, greens, nuts, seeds, fruit

~ ripe/soaked/chopped/grated/sliced/blended…

NB - kindly avoid agarve nectar and other processed products                                                                                   – suggestion: replace with soaked/dried or fresh fruit 

For newcomers, there are lots of quick easy demonstrations on youtube.

Our Meetup History

To give you a bit of background…6 years ago I had a dream of creating a rawfood community. I held my very first rawpotluck meetup on May[masked], in Highgate Wood and 3 of us showed up. As the membership grew and we started meeting regularly in a Hall in New Barnet…up to 30-40 of us would congregate. We would have a rawfood presenter/educator to talk and demonstrate rawfood and have amazing raw feasts!

3 years ago, in June 2011, I hosted my last rawpotluck meetup at my home. Adam took over, hosting wonder-ful potlucks, during his stay in Highgate; while I made my move, further into Greater London, to Potters Bar and I began developing my dream home on a budget. It is now ready enough to welcome you! 6 years on, from our first 3 members, we have now grown to over 600!


Laughter Yoga Playshop (see description below)

16.00 -  I would like to start the Party rolling with a Laughter Yoga Playshop, which I will be leading….

for those who are curious and would like to laugh!

Please arrive at 16.00 and we will start promptly at 16.30.


Potluck – Rawpotluck + Party

[masked]-Raw Potluck Feast

First course

Delish rawtreats!

Entertainment- any offers???

Time for entertainment from the group!

Anyone who would like to sing a song, dance,

tell a story/poem/joke, play an instrument,

get us all singing, this is the time!


Yummy Desserts and Fresh Fruit

More Party & Dance & Chillout

 …and we can go on into the evening!

  Anyone got some good dance music/drums/instruments to bring?


Nearest Tube – Cockfosters – Piccadilly line – 298 bus  to Potters Bar Southgate Road/Oakmere Avenue stop ( I will send fuller details in the days before, to those that book

Overground –  Potters Bar Station 298 plus other buses (allow enough time for Sunday services)

30 mins from Kings Cross/Finsbury Park/Highbury etc connections

3 mins car ride from Jct 24  - M25, A1, A1000 and other routes to Central London


The house is shoe-free, so please bring slippers or indoor shoes for your comfort

Weather permitting we have lots of space to chill out in the garden. I'll put in an order for warm weather!

 If you have any queries, you can send them to me, by clicking on my "Event Host" picture

at the right of this page, and using the "send email" option

I look forward to seeing you there, both regular peeps and newcomers

 Looking forward to celebrating my house warming with you!

Laughter Yoga Playshop

Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life?

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound and I want to share it with you!

 It’s an laughter routine sweeping the world - a complete wellbeing workout (without the usual yoga postures). Developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria and it has spread across 72 countries.

What would it be like to laugh for no reason? We’ll laugh with special guided laughter techniques and for no reason without relying on humour, jokes or comedy and one can feel the benefits on the very first session! How does it get any better than that??!!

What if you could laugh yourself healthy? Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxygenates our body and brain, makes us feel more healthy and energetic, with physiological and psychological benefits. Clinical research has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood.

It is like a cardio workout, bringing more oxygen to the body and brain making us feel more energetic as well as relaxed.

How can we laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter Yoga helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives openness and optimism to cope with difficult times. It helps to change your mood within minutes, releasing happy endorphins cells. Are you ready for that? It is like a cardio workout, bringing more oxygen to the body and brain making us feel more energetic as well as relaxed. Only come if you seriously want to laugh & feel good! :oD!

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  • Reana

    missing u already Gina! Enjoy yr away time and yr gorgeous kids :o)

    June 29, 2014

  • Gina P.

    I had a great time at Reana's potluck i really enjoyed the laughter workshop too. I wont be able to come to the next one in August as i'm away but i hope to make it to other potlucks. xxx

    June 29, 2014

  • Reana

    thank you Szilvia, i enjoyed laughing and celebrating with everyone too! next Potluck is planned for early this space! ;o)

    June 29, 2014

  • Szilvia B.

    Thanks Reana for organising this wonderful rawlicious meeting. Laughing with you and all the others were fun. I am looking forward to the next one.

    June 29, 2014

  • Diana D.

    Thanks Reana for a delightful and delicious time. I enjoyed meeting such lovely lively people and having fun together in your beautiful space.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • nina

    This was a lovely evening. We all enjoyed the great variety of delicious raw foods, and each others' company. Reana is a warm and welcoming hostess. Thank you Reana - I'm really looking forward to the next time.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Anne

    The Queen of Raw Potlucks returns triumphantly with a sun-kissed, laughter-filled and fabulously delicious event! Huge thanks to all the guests, too, for sharing their wonderful dishes!

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Reana

    thank you Maha for loading some lovely pics!

    June 23, 2014

  • Ann

    Thank you..xx

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Mr. X


    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Reana

    Great fun! I enjoyed playing and laughing with everyone! :oD

    June 23, 2014

  • Ann

    Hi anyone going from Watford?..:)

    June 22, 2014

  • Reana

    may be next time, Amani!

    June 17, 2014

    • Jas T.

      Reana send me postcode so I can come tomorrow

      June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry change in plan:(

    June 17, 2014

  • Reana

    Welcome to our meetup Lola!
    really glad you will be joining us at our
    Rawpotluck Party Celebration!
    I have replied to you via email,
    with the booking details
    see u soon x

    June 16, 2014

  • lola o.

    Hi Reena .. I'm new to the raw food movement and would love to come and share some time with you at your house warming... How do I book a ticket? (I'm new to meet up as well)

    June 16, 2014

  • Reana

    Thought this may be of interest to users of raw cacao powder and reports on other superfood products.

    Health Ranger releases cacao lab results: beware of toxic CADMIUM!

    June 12, 2014

  • Reana

    For people who want to book the 22 June Party, there is a blip on the meetup system for booking through paypal. I have contacted Meetup and they are looking into it. In the meantime if you want to book for the playshop/potluck/ the link with my name - under organizers - top left column.
    If you send me an email ..i'll send you my sort code/ acc number, for a bank transfer. and i'll then move your name into the list x
    sorry about the inconvenience

    June 4, 2014

  • Reana

    come and join us on 22nd JohnnyF, I'd love to hear more about your olives ..and sure others would too! :o)

    June 4, 2014

  • JohnnyF

    All this sounds fun. I regret though, that I have eaten my entire crop of olives - even though all but two of my supermarketfoodies disliked them. Personally I found them rather tasty, in a rawfoodie type way. I plan to bring back a much bigger quantity this year, and I think I have found a good way of dry-curing them - no salt - no heat - no chemicals - totally raw. When they are ready - I will bring you some. Thanks for keeping me posted. see you all

    June 3, 2014

  • Helen

    This is tedious! It won't let me pay!

    June 3, 2014

    • Reana

      Hi Helen, so glad you'd like to come! sorry that you are having problems with the pay system. Technically it should take you to a paypal facility, to pay online. I can't test it myself because i am the organizer. Please send me an email and describe to me what happens when you click rsvp...and i'll see what i can do. Otherwise i'll send u details to do an online bank transfer. Thank you

      June 3, 2014

  • Helen

    T and I would love to come.

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Reana

    enjoy the US..we'll miss u : o) xxx

    (Intend to have a go at accounting soon) x

    June 2, 2014

  • Adam

    Sorry can't make it, I'll be away in the US. Have a great pot luck

    June 2, 2014

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