BHAGAVAT LIFE presents VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES with Divya Alter
THE BHAKTI CENTER – 25 First Avenue NYC
For class schedules see descriptions below
2.5 HOUR INTRO CLASSES: $100
*** MENTION THAT YOU HEARD ABOUT THE CLASSES THROUGH THE BHAKTI CENTER AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT***
COOKING FOR SPRING DETOX – 4 CLASS SERIES: $340
To register or RSVP write to BVTLife@gmail.com or call 646-571-0710
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. If you are interested in gaining tools to eat better, healthier, tastier and easier then this class will have immense value for you. Join either our 2.5 hour intro class or 4-part seasonal class today! Both are described below.
2.5 HOUR INTRO CLASSES
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 to understand 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 lecture, discussion and cooking demonstrations, and ends with a delicious dinner for everyone!
*Classes are vegan and gluten-free friendly. Please notify us upon registering if you have this need.
Schedule for Introductory classes
Intro sessions are available on any of the following days, each week:
Monday & Wednesday from 6-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday from 11-1:30pm
Admission is $100
***20% discount when you mention THE BHAKTI CENTER***
***RSVP is required before attending. These class days are subject to availability. Please give a minimum of 72hrs notice to confirm your registration (we recommend RSVPing 2-3 weeks in advance).****
Please contact BVTLife@gmail.com or call 646-571-0710 to register and RSVP.
Cooking classes that are small-group and completely hands-on! Hands-on classes are limited to 15 students, so register early. The next available hands-on series is “Early Autumn Cooking” which will be held every Tuesday from September 11th – October 3rd from 5:45-9:00pm
Cooking for Spring Detox! / 4-Part Series
April 16th – May Tuesdays 5:45-9pm
or Weekend Days
April 20th & May 5th, 12th & 18 from 4-7pm
Spring is the time to plant the seeds of health for the coming year, to shed toxins accumulated during winter, and to strengthen the body and lose any unnecessary weight. Unfortunately, few people know how to adjust their diets to detoxify safely. Many juice fasts and other cleansing practices can be harsh and damaging or simply not suitable for your body type.
Ayurveda states that cleansing should always go hand-in-hand with nutrition and nourishment. In this 4-part hands-on series, we will learn how to enhance our spring detox with convenient, easy-to-make, delicious wholesome foods that also help strengthen our whole system. Come discover a whole load of new recipes that include such elements as: dark leafy greens; vegetable entrees that support the liver, kidneys and colon; spices that can help unblock our energy channels and chakras; tonifying soups; smoothies; chutneys; and Khichari, a centerpiece of Ayurvedic nutritional healing.
Topics for discussion will include:
· Preparing the physical & vibrational channels for detox
· What are toxins?
· When detoxification can become re-toxification
· Detox Routine—daily, weekly, monthly, annually
· The 7 body tissues and what foods clean them
· Home Detox Protocol—gradual, gentle and effective cleansing without side effects.
Divya and Co-Teacher OM will guide you in how to prepare your physical and vibrational channels for transitioning into spring and preparing your body for detox.
25 1st Ave, 5th floor.
Limited to 10 students per class. Fee: $340 (includes all materials, tuition, 4 sumptuous meals of at least 8 dishes each).
To register: email@example.com or (646) 571-0710
I didn’t know it was so easy to cook healthy, flavorful food with ingredients from “scratch.” I never cooked with spices before other than salt and pepper. If I knew making great flavorful food was so easy, I would have started a long time ago. Now, I can say that I actually can “cook.”
~ Maria Depanfilis
The vegetarian cooking class has been a life changing experience. I have learned so much about wholesome foods and their nutritional value—how to cook, how long to cook so that we retain their flavor and food value.
~ Rita Mitra
Divya’s cooking classes open up a wonderful world of Ayurvedic healing that you can take into your home and body. I highly recommend to all
~ Pamela Rich, Vedic Master Chopra certified
It gave me the confidence to go home and begin trying these dishes for this spring/summer season. I loved the information and nutritional tips about each dish. It makes cooking process more insightful.
~ Jonathan Borin
This class has changed the way I approach food, the way I approach life! Eating is finally a spiritual experience. I think it’s rubbing off on my friends!
~ Pamela Harris
I feel jumpstarted to do more cooking for myself.
This class has inspired me to cook more inventive and creative vegetarian dishes. It’s amazing how
delicious healthy food can be!
~ Ivy Gabbert
This was much more than a cooking class. We learned so much about good and healthy food and living. I loved the combinations of spices and herbs–and was amazed each time by the incredible feast that we put together.
~ Kirsten Endacott