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