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 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 – Early Winter Menu
Classes are generally available Monday & Wednesday from 6-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm, 3-6pm or 4-7pm. 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.
Special Winter Series:
What to Eat for How You Feel
A Three Part Series
This series of hands-on cooking classes will help you determine what foods to eat and how to prepare them based on what kind of a day you’re having. You'll learn to connect your current feelings with recipes and food choices that satisfy both your hunger and your need for well being. The great insight here - the best foods for you vary greatly according to your current feelings. In this series, you'll learn the language of these feelings and the relationship they have with particular foods.
Learning and gradually applying these basic principles will not only help you experience better digestion, but it will make your relationship with food a lot easier.
In this class we’ll learn recipes with specific healing benefits, such as eliminating bloating, constipation, general dryness and improving circulation, settling of nerves and clarity of mind. Some of the recipies included are:
* We’ll also touch on self-care practices, like simple breathing exercise for calming the nervous system, self massage for dry skin and ways to balance nervous digestion and clear EMF toxicity.
Saturdays, January 24 and 31, 3-6pm.
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In these two sessions we learn recipes that support reducing acid reflux (without taking pills), reducing skin and general inflammation, cleansing your liver, and calming “hot” emotions. Some of the recipes included are:
*We’ll also explore self-care practices to calm your physical and emotional fires: sooth sensitive skin, and balance acidic digestion.
Saturdays, February 21 and 28, 3-6pm.
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The energizing recipes incorporate foods and spices with specific healing benefits, such as cleansing, weight loss, reducing phlegm, overcoming sugar cravings, regulating blood sugar levels. Some of the recipes included are:
*We’ll also touch on self-care practices to help build and sustain energy levels, improve slow digestion and eating habits.
Sundays, March 22 and 29, 3-6pm
Healthy Vegetarian Class
Approachable Ayurveda & The Healthy Vegetarian
Ongoing Winter Series
There is always a way to eat healthier whether you are a vegetarian or thinking to make a healthy transition to a vegetarian diet. Or, even if you don't want to be a vegetarian but want to implement more vegetables in your diet in a way that is tasty, practical, and healthy-this class is for you.
In each session we’ll from the basics to artistry, with the aim of making Ayurvedic cooking practical, relevant and fun. Each class reviews a core tool-kit of Ayurvedic cooking and also teaches how to Ayurved-ize some of our favorite dishes. A special focus will be paid to practical healthy recipes for day-to-day cooking. The class is a great way to consolidate previous cooking lessons with us, or start anew on your path to making healthy cooking happen day to day, and taste good too. Each class menu will be different, but will always include on type of Khitchari (the ultimate one-pot meal), popular entrée for dinners, and two to three practical meal dishes, snacks and side items.
Taught by Michael Burdi & Melanie Alexa
Michael Burdi has been a resident chef with Bhagavat Life for several years. Known for his lively and engaging classes and is penchant on flavor, he brings fresh inspiration to each session. Melanie Alexa is a Natural Gourmet Institute grad who has done permaculture residency in India and New Nezland and ha s a life long mission to set up a permacultre farm-to-table project in Greece. She currently serves as one of Bhagavat Life’s lead cooks.
DATES & TIMES:
Tuesdays from 6-9pm, with available classes on January 27th, February 24th and March, 24th.