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Course Description

Ayurvedic wisdom claims that “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

Ayurvedic masters tell us that the single most important thing we can do for our health is to cook at home with our own two hands. This course invites you to work with the genius of Ayurveda to create personally tailored, healthy and delicious meals for yourself, your family, your clients.

In this course I invite you in to my kitchen where we begin with the Ayurvedic principles, sample the six tastes and the science of creating balanced meals, move on to set up the Ayurvedic kitchen, learn about spices and cook up the meals that constitute the essence of Ayurvedic nutrition, including sides and snacks, tonics and teas – and finally demonstrate a few make-at-home healing remedies to help restore and reignite.

Covered Topics

  • Apply the concepts of Ayurvedic nutrition to your real life meals
  • Learn to feed and strengthen Agni for greater health and healing
  • Enjoy home cooking as an enticing and essential foundation of health
  • Create balanced meals across the day and seasons for friends, family, students and clients
  • Cultivate a more personal, self-trusting, intuitive relationship with nature through food
  • The evolution of Ayurvedic Cooking
  • An overview of the medicine in your kitchen
  • Agni & Soma on the plate
  • How to work with the Six Tastes to create delicious meals
  • The Ritu of Ayurvedic Meals

  • The importance of chrono-biology on digestion
  • Ingredients, spices, and seasons for each dosha

  • Mindfulness Practices for better digestion

  • Learn Ayurvedic cooking as a fundamental ritual for optimal health, well-being and wholeness
  • Learn the power of each taste to balance, imbalance, nourish, cleanse, alter, restore, stimulate, strengthen. physiological intelligence
  • Understand the basic principles of using spices as medicine to encourage your own creativity and exploration int he kitchen
  • Learn how to create meals, meal plans for yourself, your family, your clients
  • Learn to identify and rectify basic violations of the laws of nature in diet

Required Prep

Please have on hand the following items: banana, apple, favorite berry, lemon, lime, arugula, cilantro, turmeric, ginger, fennel seed, mint. Plus optionally, aloe, kale, carrot, basil.

Faculty Instructors

Laura Plumb

Sevanti Institute Instructor

Laura Plumb is the author of the the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, the writer and host of a 53-part tv series called VedaCleanse and of a 12-part series called Divine Yoga. As a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, she is a leading educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred, sumptuous living.

Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura is the founder/director of VedaWise, offering clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness and trainings in the Vedic sciences. She offers classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition, serves as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and The Sevanti Institute, teaches at wellness centers and festivals internationally, is a monthly contributor to Spirituality & Health, as well as an Ambassador for Banyan Botanicals.

Laura’s blog is an inspirational resource for Ayurvedic recipes and wise living. Her popular whole food, plant-based seasonal cleanses are powerful, effective and deliciously nourishing. Her articles on health and wellness have been published in Huffington Post, Ayurveda Next Door, Spirituality & Health, Insight, and the Times of India, among other national and international media.

Laura is an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance, an Ayurvedic Health Professional and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist through NAMA, and a Jyotish consultant in the M.K.Gandhi lineage.