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 – Summer Menu

1. Rehydrating Drink
2. How to Make Fresh Cheese
3. Zucchini w/ Fresh Cheese & Toasted Almonds
4. Red & Basmati Rice
5. Summer Harvest Salad w/ Basil-Sunflower Dressing
6. Blueberry Muffins
7. Cooked Apple “Pre-Breakfast”

* 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

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Easy Summer Cooking is a 2-part series for those who feel less motivated to cook in hot weather. What dishes, even when cooked and warm, can cool down your body? What foods to stay away from? How to manage sharp fiery or slow digestion that most of us experience in this season? Find the answers to these and many more questions in our upcoming classes.

Some of the dishes include: Ayurvedic Electrolyte Drink, Stuffed Zucchini Boats w/ Quinoa Pilaf, Green Beans w/ Fresh Coconut, Traveler’s Yogurt Rice (and how to make yogurt), Cooling Lauki Squash, Flat Rice & Vegetables Breakfast/Brunch, Strawberry Mousse, and more. 

Sunday, June 26th & July 10th, 3pm - 6pm 
$125 for one session, $225 for both.





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In each session we'll go 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. 

Tusday, June 28th, 6pm - 9pm 
$125 for one session, $225 for both.



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