What we're about

“We are what we eat!”
From a 7 pound baby at birth to a 130 pound adult, our body is built on our diet. Food is a direct transmitter of energy and affects our physical, mental and emotional state. One of the most enjoyable experiences in life, food can also be a major contributor to our wellness.

Eating for Enlightenment is a two and half hour cooking class based on the principles of Ayurveda that helps us use understand who we are and how our food affects us.

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine. “Ayu” is life and “Veda” means knowledge. Knowledge of Life is Ayurveda. Ayurveda has three main focuses: healing, prevention and health care. Ayurveda also categorizes food in to three categories: Satvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. Each category of food has a different effect on the body and the mind.

EFE teaches us the basics of Ayurveda and how to apply them to cooking. The participants learn to use vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs for healthy digestion and elimination of toxins. They also see the relationship between the food we consume and the effects on our state of mind and body.

The participants learn some delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes and valuable knowledge about eating to keep mind and body healthy. This class is a must for anyone looking to take care of their and their family's health! And learn some delicious cooking.

Be a part of this enlightening workshop and surely you will have some food for thought!

Here are some experiences from recent classes!

“Awsome! I loved the informality, the warmth and the tons of great information. I learnt about foods that are healing for dosha imbalances. I never used hing or curry leaves before. I would recommend more classes like this. The Khichdi was incredible. I could eat it all day long.”

“I really enjoyed the workshop and the company of the people who were there. The information was very clear and concise and I had a number of questions that were answered. Would definitely recommend and further study of ayurvedic principles.”

“Wonderful! I learnt about the compatibility of the foods we eat, why the time you eat each meal and the order in which you eat it is so important. I learnt more about the powerful properties of spices and herbs and the way they can neutralize or alter foods that may typically be aggravating to your dosha. Everyone's questions were great and I feel I am leaving with information I need to pursue ayurveda further”

“I felt very welcomed and comfortable. It was a good opportunity to relax and reflect upon living my best possible life."

About the Instructor:
Divya Kanchibhotla, is a meditation and yoga instructor with the Art of Living Foundation. A scientist by profession, she now travels nationally teaching yoga and meditation. Her interest in Ayurveda sparks from her passion for holistic living and exploring the connection between our breath, food habits, body and mind. She has cooked and planned menus for numerous meditation retreats with 20-40 members over the last 4 years.

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The workshop fee is $40 payable by Cash or Check at the venue, which includes the ingredients for the workshop and dinner. For any questions, please contact me.

Sponsored by Art of Living Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 educational and humanitarian organization in the US since 1989, dedicated to empowering the Individuals, with Service and Disaster relief programs in over 130 countries all over the world. Learn more about our programs for a healthy body and mind on the web, http://www.artofliving.org

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