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. Hydrating Drink
2. Homemade Cheese (Paneer)
3. Summer Harvest Salad 
4. Almond Rose Delight
5. Zucchini with Cheese and Toasted Almonds
6. Sunflower Dressing 
7. 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

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Summertime Recipes for Keeping it Cool

Summer is wonderful! It gives us the heat we need to dry up the excessive moisture and mucous of spring. It is a time of long days and high energy, so nature provides us with an abundance of the energy-producing fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. 


This series focuses on how to keep ourselves balanced in the summer by preparing succulent recipes that will nourish us but not keep us in the kitchen for too long. As you might guess it, summer cooking involves less baking or waiting for the heavy beans to be done. In the next few months, your culinary efforts can be rewarded by creating light, colorful and nutritious meals with the use of fewer spices—each meal within the hour!


Tuesday 7/25, 3-6pm or Sunday 7/30, 3-6pm 


  • Coconut Lemonade 
  • Farmer Market’s salad with Creamy Cucumber Dressing 
  • Steamed Artichokes w/ Olive Tapenade
  • Sautéed Broccoli w/ Fresh Cheese
  • Dilled Rice
  • Berries and Pears in Suspension

Tuesday 8/8, 6-9pm or Sunday 8/13, 3-6pm 

  • Cooling Rose Tea
  • Pasta Ahimsa
  • Kale and Arugula Pesto 
  • Creamy Fennel Soup with baby Chickpea
  • Jicama-Avocado Salad 
  • Lime Mousse 

Vegan Raw "Cooking"

If your digestion is telling you whether eating raw foods works for you or not, but you'd like to learn some delicious uncooked dishes that are not just salads, this class is for you? Learn to prepare gourmet, raw food meals that taste great and are easy to make.


Sunday 8/20 3-6pm or Tuesday 8/22, 6-9pm 

  • Ayurveidc Juice Blend for the Summer 
  • Not Tuna Pate
  • Cucumber-Avocado Soup 
  • Zucchini Noodels w/ Basil-Parsley Pesto 
  • Almond Sunflower Cereal  
  • Chocolate Mousse

Sunday 8/27, 3-6pm and Tuesday 8/29, 6-9pm 

  • Chocolate Coconut Milk
  • Firery Carrot Avocado Soup 
  • Zucchini Noodles w/ Basil-Parsely Pesto 
  • Almond Hummus with Dip-in Vegetables
  • Harvest Salad w/ Pink Tahini Dressing 
  • Berry Mousse 


$125 for one session, $225 for both.


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