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, utencils, 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. If you are interested in gaining tools to eat better, healthier, tastier and easier then this class will have immense value for you. Join either our 2.5 hour intro class or 4-part seasonal class today! Both are described below.
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:
Each class will combine lecture, discussion and cooking demonstrations, and ends with a delicious meal for everyone!
Intro sessions are available on the following days, each week:
Monday & Wednesday from 6-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday from 11-1:30pm
*RSVP is required before attending. These class days are subject to availability. We strongly recommend RSVPing 2-3 weeks in advance.
1) Cooling Liver Drink
2) Ayurvedic Khichari (rice, lentils & vegetable stew)
3) Fresh Coconut Chutney
4) Vaidya's Salad
5) Energy Balls
6) Loki Squash and Green Papaya Soup (a delicious liver tonic)
7) How to open and use fresh coconut
8) How to make your own Probiotic Coconut water
9) Stewed Apple for Morning Detox
***RSVP is required before attending****
***Classes have limited capacity, and we recommend registering 1-3 weeks in advance, as classes do reach capacity quickly***
Please contact us at BVTLife@gmail.com or call 646-571-0710 to register and RSVP.
Cooking classes that are small-group and completely hands-on! See details below for the next available series.
Join us in preparing dishes that are hydrating, cooling and nourishing to balance with the heat of summer.
Learn how to keep your Pitta (heat) under control when temperatures rise so that you can prevent unwanted hot flushes, skin rashes, excessive sweating and emotional outbursts.
One of the menus will include all Italian dishes which Divya adapted to follow the Ayurvedic food combining & preparation principles: Green Risotto, Zucchini & Fresh Cheese Frittatas, Arugula and Red Raishes Salad w/ Olives & Fresh Herbs, Quick Asparagus, Chard & Spinach Soup w/ Parsley Pesto, Gluten-Free Pasta, Strawberry Mousse and so much more. Italian food already tastes so good. Now you can learn how to make it really good for you.Divya and Co-Teacher OM will guide you in how to prepare your physical and vibrational channels for transitioning into spring and preparing your body for detox.
25 1st Ave, 5th floor.
Limited to 10 students per class. Fee: $340 (includes all materials, tuition, 4 sumptuous meals of at least 8 dishes each).
I didn’t know it was so easy to cook healthy, flavorful food with ingredients from “scratch.” I never cooked with spices before other than salt and pepper. If I knew making great flavorful food was so easy, I would have started a long time ago. Now, I can say that I actually can “cook.”
~ Maria Depanfilis
The vegetarian cooking class has been a life changing experience. I have learned so much about wholesome foods and their nutritional value—how to cook, how long to cook so that we retain their flavor and food value.
~ Rita Mitra
Divya’s cooking classes open up a wonderful world of Ayurvedic healing that you can take into your home and body. I highly recommend to all
~ Pamela Rich, Vedic Master Chopra certified
It gave me the confidence to go home and begin trying these dishes for this spring/summer season. I loved the information and nutritional tips about each dish. It makes cooking process more insightful.
~ Jonathan Borin
This class has changed the way I approach food, the way I approach life! Eating is finally a spiritual experience. I think it’s rubbing off on my friends!
~ Pamela Harris
I feel jumpstarted to do more cooking for myself.
~ Ivy Gabbert
This was much more than a cooking class. We learned so much about good and healthy food and living. I loved the combinations of spices and herbs–and was amazed each time by the incredible feast that we put together.
~ Kirsten Endacott