Ayarah offers unique vegan cooking classes, events and retreats around the globe
What we do
Ayarah’s mission is to educate and inspire people on how to live a happy, full, plant-based lifestyle. We do this by teaching hands-on cooking classes, workshops, and retreats covering all aspects of plant health and nutrition. The ideas, the how-to and the why!
Our cooking classes and workshops are held in Roleystone a short 30 minute trip from Perth CBD. Ayarah is 100% vegan and follows a plant-based lifestyle for ethical, environmental and health reasons. We are all about living life to the fullest on plants!
Hello, I’m Raya Higgs, owner and chef of Ayarah and I live in the Roleystone on ten acres of natural bush with my husband and four incredible husky fur babies.
From as early as I can remember, I have always been in the kitchen. When I was just a child I would watch my mum make food for us. She would always just throw together ingredients in a big bowl and everything would always taste great!
I have always loved experimenting by seeing different food or dishes I like and then going home and trying to recreate them with my own personal spin on things.
My vegan lifestyle started through my bodybuilding journey. In the year of 2014, I started on what I thought was a great way to get in shape and be healthy. I started at local competitions and before I knew it I was placing top three in several World federations and I won my pro card.
However what I quickly realised was that when I was dieting down, I was restricting my diet with low micronutrients. My body was missing vital minerals and vitamins for my optimum health. So I quickly started ditching the traditional nutritional things you get taught in bodybuilding and began my vegan lifestyle in 2015, embarking on a healthier lifestyle and never looking back. Eating more, being healthier, better balanced and definitely not starving myself to lose weight.
So on a mission to inspire I started with Matthew Kenney’s Plantlab in 2015 and quickly found my passion for food and life was here! This is why I created Ayarah, to educate and inspire others to choose plants over animals. Not just for animal welfare, but our health and environmental impact on the world.
Every person I meet who is interested in a vegan lifestyle asks me the same question first… But what do I eat? This is where Ayarah can help, from loads of flavour packed recipes, interactive cooking classes, and luxury retreats, we have you covered.
Thank you for visiting!
Matthew Kenney’s Plant-lab Culinary School
Raw 1 & 2
Desserts 1 & 2
Nutrition and society
Plant Based in Practice
Diseases of Affluence