Vegetarian Cooking

Join a group of like-minded people in the East Village to explore the art of cooking incredibly tasty and healthy food! In these classes, you will learn a variety of dishes, flavors, utensils, smells, textures, and colors to make your life better. And you'll most certainly walk away finding your kitchen a more comfortable, useful, and inspiring place, no matter who you are! This approach is based on the SVA Ayurveda tradition, a 5,000-year-old lineage of holistic medicine that comes from India. It applies to practically any style of cooking, culture, or circumstance.


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Intro Class

These are one-session classes that introduce you to the art of making delicious easy-to-make vegetarian meals based on SVA Ayurveda. You will gain a basic understanding of:

  • Principles of what makes food healthy or not for you.
  • An overview of how to use spices and make spice mixtures.
  • An introduction into making entrées, soups, desserts, teas, and grain dishes.
  • The secrets of making sure your food is easy to digest and assimilate.
  • Tips on applying Ayurvedic principles to any type of cuisine.
  • Resources to support you in accessing optimal food choices in the grocery store or at restaurants

Each class will combine discussion, participatory cooking demonstrations, and ends with a delicious meal for everyone! As Ayurveda aligns health with the rhythm of the seasons, our intro cooking classes change focus seasonally.

Intro Class – Spring Menu
1) Cooling Liver Drink
2) Simple Spring Khichari
3) Cilantro Cashew Chutney
4) Broccoli Rabe and Cauliflower
5) How to Make Fresh Almond Milk
6) Strawberry Almond Milkshake
7) Stewed Apple for Morning Detox


* Classes are vegan and gluten-free friendly. Please notify us upon registering if you have this need.


Classes are generally available Monday & Wednesday from 6-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 3-6pm. Three hours is indicated because there is a meal afterwards and people tend to stay over that long. Classes are subject to availability. You must RSVP ahead of time. We recommend registering 1-3 weeks in advance. If someone cancels their registration within 24 hours, they may reschedule or apply the purchase value to another Bhagavat Life event or service. Bhagavat Life does not offer refunds.

All classes take place at our location: 25 1st Ave 5th Floor. Enter the building through the Bhakti Center main doors.

One Person: $100
Two People: $160 instead of $200 (20% off)
If you aleady have a voucher to attend one of our Intro To Vegetarian Cooking simply email us at to register.

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Seasonal Cooking Classes

Spring Detox Cooking


Spring is about rejuvenation, opening up our bodies and letting go of the winter's accumulated wastes and weight. It's about awakening our cells to welcome the healing heat and light of the sun.


Spring is also Kapha season, the season for detoxifying our body to restore the equilibrium of water and earth energies that lubricate and nurture it: Kapha. 


In these cooking classes you'll learn how to prepare delicious and easy-to-make dishes that unlock all these great forces of nature. You'll work creatively with bitter, pungent and astringent foods, and all nuances of greens, to create a wide variety of soups, drinks, appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts that are so tasty you'll forget they're detoxifying!


Saturday, April 9th, 3pm - 6pm 

Sunday, April 17th, 3pm - 6pm 

$125 for one session, $225 for both.



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Knife Skills-15

With a few simple tips and a little practice, you can make your cooking faster, safer and more enjoyable. Here is your chance to build your knife skills by practicing cutting techniques for vegetables and fruits: slices, cubes, wedges, rings, florets, and juliennes. You will then cook your prepped ingredients into several dishes to create a complete Ayurvedic dinner.


Held on Tuesday March 22nd, from 6-9pm


$125 for one person, $225 for two.


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