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
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.
*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
Spring Detox Cooking
In these cooking classes you'll learn how to prepare delicious and easy-to-make dishes that unlock all the healing forces of spring. According to Ayurveda spring is the season for detoxifying our body to restore the equilibrium of water and earth energies that lubricate and nurture it: Kapha.
You'll work creatively with bitter, pungent and astringent foods, and all nuances of greens, to create a wide variety of soups, drinks, appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts that are so tasty you'll forget they're detoxifying!
Featured dishes include:
In this series we will also cover:
Sunday, April 26th & May 3rd, 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:
Tuesday from 6-9pm, March, 24th.