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 – Spring Menu

1) Reyhdrating Drink
2) Simple Kitchari for Spring Detox
3) Beets & Squash Soup
4) Steamed Kale Salad 
5) Seasamee Sweeties
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 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.

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

Early Summer Cooking 2

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. 


Dishes will be based on freshly picked, seasonal herbs and produce from the farmers market, and will include:


  • Different ways to cook greens, as in Spiced Greens or Spinach & Taro Soup.
  • How to make almond milk and use it for berry smoothies.
  • Colorful salads & dressings, such as Creamy Cucumber Dressing.
  • Learn how to make your own gluten-free flour mix and use it for baking, as in Blueberry Muffins (gluten-free).
  • Divya's unforgettable baked vegetable "fritatta." 
  • Cooling chutneys and sauces with cilantro, mint and basil.
  • How to make basmati rice less starchy (and lighter) and cooking into a colorful pilaf.
Sunday, June 7th & June 14th, 3-6pm.
Tuesday, June 2nd & June 16th, 6-9pm
$125 for one session, $225 for both.

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