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 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.


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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 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 – Fall Menu

1) Ginger Mint Tea
2) Cabbage & Kale w/ Fresh Tamarind
3) Digestive Dal Soup
4) Rice & Quinoa Pilaf
5) Apple Torte
* 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 11-2pm. 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

Autumn Seasonal Cooking
Two-part series

As summer blends into fall, we change the clothing we wear, the things we do outdoors, and even the way we set our clocks. Yet, how much thought do we give changing what we eat?

Seasonal eating is a sure way to maintain a healthy diet, even if you don’t know much about Ayurveda and how to balance your Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. October weather in New York gives us a cool relief from summer, along with drying winds and shorter days, a shift which tends towards having dry skin, scratchy throat, and clogged sinuses. Seasonal discomforts. By eating the right foods we can overcome all of this.

What foods to eat more? Which food tastes to seek out and why? What spices are best? Answering these questions with practical tools will be the focus of our October Seasonal Cooking Classes

You will learn the qualities of core ingredients, so you can easily decide what you need to eat when you experience common autumn imbalances such as feeling heavy and fatigued, ungrounded and hyper, bloated, constipated, or too emotional.

All recipes will be quick and easy to prepare, with fewer ingredients and maximum taste and satisfaction. You will also learn simple staples like making your own fresh cheese and almond milk, as well as tips for saving time with cooking and menu planning, and more.

Featured dishes include:

  • Stuffed Avocado
  • Easy Sweet Potato Roast
  • Barley & Quinoa Khichari
  • Creamy Cauliflower Soup
  • Apple Muffins
  • Pear Chutney
  • Ginger Orange Drink
  • Kale & Red Cabbage
  • And much more, at least 16 dishes total!

I hope you’ve had a joyful and relaxing summer. As you get back in town and back to work, please make sure to walk around and look at the trees. As soon as the leaves change and fall, adjust your diet: indulge yourself with eating more avocados, sweet potatoes, baby bananas, nuts; add a few extra drops of ghee or olive oil to your food--feel in tune with nature.


Tuesday, October 7th & 14th, 6-9pm
Sunday, October 12th & 18th, 4-7pm
One person - $125
Two people - $225

*Includes classes, materials, and two full meals!



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