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 the SVA Ayurveda tradition, a 5,000-year-old lineage 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 SVA 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 – Fall/Early Winter Menu

1) Digestive Basil Drink
2) Steamed Beets Salad w/ Watercress & Fennel
3) Lentilicious Soup: green mung w/ spinach
4) Basmati Rice Pilaf w/ Shredded Carrots & Coconut
5) Homemade Cheese
6) Complete Protein Dessert
7) 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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October Seasonal Cooking Classes

Approachable Ayurveda 2

In this two-part series, you'll learn how to bring Ayurvedic principles into your home in a practical way.  We'll get to know some of the healthiest and most delicious ingredients on the planet that you may not have known are within an arms reach at your grocery store. 

We'll cover the ingredients most commonly used in Ayurveda and learn how to start incorporating them into your cooking at home.   We'll also cover the benefits of such ingredients and go over where to find them and how to use them, making Ayurveda accessible to even the newest participant, and keeping the practice practical to bring home to your everyday routine.  In addition, we will help you bring the fundamentals "closer to home," by learning basic principles to Ayurvedize your favorite dishes.


Tuesdays, 6-9pm November 17th & 24th
$125 for one session, $225 for both.




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