Ayurvedic Cooking Classes

Details

  • Dates:  15th November
  • Cost: €60 per person
  • Duration: 4.5 -5 hours (10-3pm)
  • Includes: notes, ingredients, tuition, breakfast and lunch
  • To organise a private class please email or call 061 622751

Combining cooking skills with Ayurvedic nutrition this course will leave you with a comprehensive understanding of food, seasonal diets & eating according to your body type.

A little about the Course

In Ayurveda, food is seen as a powerful medicine and it lies at the foundation of health.  This course will teach you about Ayurvedic nutrition and how to apply Ayurvedic principles into your everyday cooking.

About Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurveda originates in India and is more than 5000 years old. It is recognised by the W.H.O as the oldest and most complete traditional health care system. In Ayurveda, nutrition extends beyond the individual components of food (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water) and incorporates other important principals, like taste, potency, digestive power, seasonal & individual variations, toxic load, correct timing, food combining, etc. According to Ayurveda the caloric intake to output of energy is not of key importance but rather the diet should be selected in such a way that it should bring back or maintain homeostasis (balance within the body). It should stimulate appetite, pacify the vitiated Doshas (energies) & Dhatus (tissues) and at the same time it should be palatable. Selection of food & recipes should depend upon factors like the condition of digestive capacity, age, strength as well as certain other individual factors.

This course is designed to show you the basics in Ayurvedic cooking and to give you an understanding about the energetics of food.

Ayurvedic Nutrition aims to restore health to the body by:

  • Teaching you how to eat according to your body type
  • Creating awareness of seasonal variations
  • Using the 6 tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, salty & astringent) to bring balance to each meal
  • Improving digestive function to enhance absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste products

        Course Outline

  • Introduction to Ayurveda & Ayurvedic cooking
  • The energetics of food & food combining
  • How to use spices & herbs to transform the food you eat
  • Seasonal variations of diet and lifestyle
  • Preparation & cooking of an Ayurvedic breakfast & lunch
  • Preparation of Chai

As food changes seasonally, so does this class

The Winter Class: Strength and Immunity (15th November 2014)
During Winter, our bodies need to increase strength and immunity through tonic foods. This class will focus on ways to strengthen your body and boost immunity through diet and lifestyle tips.

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