Obviously the town watering hole, Chocolatree is the only place in Sedona to get a full vegan meal, filled with an energy you feel the minute you walk in the door. A vision developed by father, daughter, husband team (David, Jen and Kelly) over a period of 6 years, the restaurant oozes community with its impromptu tea services, day and night music events and weekly workshop offerings. The sacred garden patio will have you grateful for each moment, as time slips away into eternity where you receive a chance to admire the epitome of full bloom, complete with a hammock lined path in this oasis within an oasis. There’s even a room dedicated to chocolate, which you’ll immediately experience if you come during production time when the smell of the intoxicating cacao fills the entire restaurant. This world-renowned restaurant is a place not to be missed, so be sure to make a stop.
How would you describe ChocolaTree Organic Oasis?
A sanctuary created to nurture authenticity.
How do you create a thriving team?
Their mothers/fathers created them. We just all come together to be our authentic selves, in service to our vision. (ultimate vision below)
Who do you admire?
Ghandi, Mother Theresa, babies, Swami Sivananda, Martin Luther King, Swami Vishnudevananda, animals, my dogs.
Because of their authenticity and they spoke up about their vision and did what they could to carry it out.
If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do?
What kind of invisible are we talking? If just invisible not everything I touch as well - I would go to the largest inhumane factory farming opperations and free the animals. Let them all fly and run free. If everything I touch is also invisible or I have an invisible cloak - and if I could get in and out of any gold/silver vault (stolen in the first place) then that's where I would go. Then use those moneys to bust the factory farming operations and let the animals free.
What is one thing people can do to elevate their health?
Remember, we are only a dream of a dream. Do what you feel in your soul and the rest will take care of itself.
If you could give one piece of advice to pass on to the next generation, what would it be?
Just to say, you are loved. and keep a positive perspective.
What is your ultimate vision?
I see a world of natural beauty where every child is born into their very own domain of clean air, pure waters and a garden growing in a splendid paradise. - this extends to all the animals of the world too.