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 Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old tradition 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 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 – Summer Menu

1) Cooling Digestive Drink
2) Sautéed Spicy Greens
3) Steamed Vegetables w/ Herbed Sauce
4) Colorful Grains
5) Almond Milk Shake (including how to make your own fresh almond milk!)
6) 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 11-2pm. 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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Ongoing Classes

Cooking classes that are small-group and completely hands-on! See details below for the next available series.


The Vegan-Raw Cooking Series


“What about raw food?” people often ask me in class. My answer, as with almost every question is, “It depends!” It depends on your constitution and what you are going through currently, on the season, the cycle of life you are in, the environment you live in, etc.


In general, most people will enjoy and benefit from an increase of raw food in their diet during the summer, when we need to eat cooling, hydrating, light foods.


Please join us for this 2-part series to learn how to prepare delicious menus of raw and vegan foods. You will gain clarity on what kind of raw foods are good for your body type and how to balance between raw and cooked foods. Completely gluten, dairy and soy free!


Recipes include:

•  Breakfasts: raw cereal

•  Juices & Smoothies: therapeutic juices for cleansing the liver without shocking the system

•  Desserts: vegan/raw strawberry cheesecake and vegan/raw chocolate mousse

•  Soups: cucumber soup and carrot avocado soup

•  Appetizers: almond hummus w/ nut falafel

•  Raw Pasta: vegetable noodles w/ parsley-basil pesto

•  Dips & Sauces: olive tapenade & cashew sour cream, guacamole, not tuna salad, etc.


In the process of cooking, you will also learn the basics of how to make fresh almond milk, coconut milk (and open a coconut!), sprouting, soaking, different tricks you can do with a food dehydrator, etc. Of course included are complete meals and pleasant eating with fellow New Yorkers! We will add to each menu a warm, cooked grain dish to balance and ground theraw forces.

With love,


July 15th, 20th, 22nd, and 27th
* Sunday classes held from 4-7pm
* Tuesday classes held from 6-9pm

*Please note the classes on the 15h and 20th are the same class, as are the 22nd and 27th. 


One class - $125
Two classes - $225
Three classes - $275

* All classes are small and come with materials, a hands on cooking lesson covering 8-10 dishes, and a complete meal.



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