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 SVA 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 SVA 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 – Winter Menu

1. Hydrating Drink
2. Homemade Cheese (Paneer)
3. Almond Rose Delight
4. Zucchini with Cheese and Toasted Almonds
5. Sunflower Dressing 
6. Stewed Apple for Morning Detox

* 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

Seasonal COoking Classes General


Next Class:  Kitchen Staples & Early Summr Cooking 

Freshness is one of the main principles of all healthy cooking.  In this engaging series you will learn seasonal summer recipes that help us stay hydrated and cool in hot weather as well as essential kitchen staples you can use in numerous ways. 


Using canned almond milk, coconut milk, or prepackaged yogurt, cheese, and butter is tempting, but no canned or prepackaged food can provide you with the healing intelligence, benefits, taste, and satisfaction of freshly made staples. Compare the feeling of opening a can to the amusement and pleasure you get every time you squeeze out almond milk or taste your homemade yogurt. There’s nothing like it.


In this hands-on series, you will discover how easy it is to make these basic recipe staples yourself. Over the many years of teaching cooking classes, we have watched hundreds of people make these recipes for the first time, and they were successful without fail. Preparing staples yourself is empowering and rewarding, something you can teach to your kids and be proud of sharing with your family and friends. 


In this series you will also prepare a few recipes using the fresh staples and you will also learn tips for storage and saving time.


Sun, 6/25 & 7/02 - 3-6pm - The Best of Dairy & Quick Summer Recipes p1

Staples covered in the class; how to make:


  • Fresh Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Cultured Butter
  • Cultured Ghee
  • Fresh Buttermilk

Recipes with these staples:

  • Creamy Green Protein Soup
  • Traveler's Yogurt Rice
  • Salad w/ Buttermilk Dressing
  • Blueberry Muffins (using buttermilk as an egg replacer)

Tue, 6/27 & 7/11- 6-9pm - Nut Milks and Spice Blends & Quick Summer Recipes p2

Staples covered in the class; how to make:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Cooling Masala
  • Cooling Pungent Masala
  • Sweet Masala
  • Digestive Masala

Recipes with these staples:

  • Almond Berry Smoothie
  • Beluga Lentil Soup
  • Kale and Roasted Fennel
  • Turmeric Rice
  • Salad w/ Coconut Milk Dressing
  • Pecan Chocolate Cookies

Overall topics for discussion, in both classes, include:

  • Preparing the physical and 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. 
Tuesdays,  June 27 & July 11, or  Sundays, June 25 & July 2, 3pm - 6pm
$125 for one session, $225 for both.


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