(When purchasing the Kitchen Sadhana Program before June 1, you save $110)
Week 1: Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition
Description: In this class, you will be introduced to the Ayurvedic principles of nutrition that will help you best understand your body’s unique digestion & how to bring the body into balance with what you consume. We will examine nutrition through the lens of Ayurveda and use this as our foundation to reframe the act of eating as an integral piece to our daily sadhana (spiritual practice). Through this transformational Ayurvedic perspective of viewing food, you will also learn how to build a healthier relationship with your body and what you consume to bring harmony & peace into your kitchen and into your life.
Week 2: Vata Cooking Class
Description: In this Ayurvedic cooking class, we will prepare meals that aim to bring harmony to the wind element, or Vata dosha. Vata accumulates in the Fall & early Winter season and has a tendency to dry out our physical bodies causing excess gas & bloating, constipation, and dry skin. Excess Vata in our system can also make us feel emotionally overwhelmed and anxious which can inadvertently disrupt our appetite and digestion. The simple, plant-based meals we will prepare in this class are grounding, nourishing, and calming for the nervous system and can be integrated into your kitchen sadhana any time you feel increased Vata in your system and especially enjoyed during the Fall & early Winter seasons.
Week 3: Dinacharya, Sacred Daily Routine
Description: In this workshop, we will look at the elements that influence our daily & seasonal cycles and how they affect the rhythms of our physical body including appetite, metabolism, sleep patterns, menstrual cycles, and energy levels. You will learn Ayurvedic practices that are aimed to help you connect to the body’s natural rhythms, experience emotional balance & stability, and create structure in your daily responsibilities. By the end of this workshop, you will create your own unique dinacharya and have a deeper understanding of how to integrate more peace in between each moment.
Week 4: Pitta Cooking Class
Description: In this Ayurvedic cooking class, we will prepare meals that aim to cool and balance the fire element, or Pitta dosha. Pitta accumulates in the Summer season and has a tendency to increase heat in our blood which can cause skin irritation, rashes, and burning sensations during digestion such as acid reflux. Excess Pitta in our system can also make us feel increasingly impatient & angry and can cause us to burnout from stress. The simple, plant-based meals we will prepare in this class are nourishing, cooling, and soothing for mind and body and can be integrated into your kitchen sadhana any time you feel increased fire in your system. These meals are best enjoyed during the late Spring & Summer seasons.
Week 5: Ayurvedic Spice Medicine
Description: In this workshop, we will take a look at the medicinal properties of various Ayurvedic spices, roots, and herbs & get familiar with how to use them in our daily cooking. We will prepare Ayurvedic churnas, or spice combinations for each of the doshas. Each participant will leave this workshop with their own spice churnas to take home and store in their kitchen “pharmacy” to make cooking for their health easy, accessible, and delicious.
Week 6: Kapha Cooking Class
Description: In this Ayurvedic cooking class, we will prepare meals that aim to bring harmony to the Earth element, or Kapha dosha. Kapha accumulates in the Winter and early Spring season and has a tendency to slow down our digestion causing increased mucus to form and sensations of lethargy in our physical bodies. Excess Kapha in our system can also dampen any feelings of motivation and can create mental stagnation. The simple, plant-based meals we will prepare in this class are stimulating, heating, and exciting to the tastebuds and can be integrated into your kitchen sadhana any time you feel increased Earth in your system. These meals are best enjoyed in the early Spring and Summer seasons.