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 SV 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 SV 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 – Summer Menu

1. Hydrating Drink

2. Homemade Cheese (Paneer)

3. Almond Rose Delight

4. Red and Basmati Rice

5. Zucchini with Cheese and Toasted Almonds

6. Sunflower Dressing

7. Cooked Apple Pre-Preakfast


* 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 3-6pm. 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

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Summer Joy Cooking 


This series focuses on how to keep ourselves balanced in the summer by preparing succulent recipes that will nourish us but not keep us in the kitchen for too long - creating light, colorful and nutritious meals with the use of fewer spices—each meal within the hour!



Session 1
Coconut Limeade
How to Make Paneer
Vegetable Noodles Salad w/ Cucumber Dressing
Steamed Artichokes with Olive Tapenade
Broccoli with Fresh Cheese
Cooling Basmati Rice
Strawberries and Pears in Suspension

Session 2
Basil Limeade
Spinach Risotto
Kale and Arugula Pesto
Radicchio, Fennel, and Beets Salad
Black Lentil Soup
How to Make Almond Milk
Lime Mousse


Session 1

Sunday July 22, 3-6pm - OR - Tuesday July 31, 6-9pm


Session 2

Sunday July 29, 6-9pm - OR - Tuesday, August 7, 6-9pm 




$125 for one session, $225 for both.


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