Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking Certification Course with Dr Sonal Bhatt

August 16th-24th, 2015

This seven-day intensive course is designed to give the student a sound understanding of the Ayurvedic nutrition and food combinations that empower health and digestion. Students will learn how to plan well balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles.

Ayurveda, a traditional holistic, natural healing science of health from India, has been practiced for over 5,000 years and teaches us how to live a healthy, balanced life. Ayurveda emphasizes diet as the most essential part of a healthy life.

This course is open to every one including yoga teachers, yoga practitioners; those who want to become healthy vegetarians and would like to learn about balanced food according to the principles of Ayurveda.

Course overview:

  • Introduction to the basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Determine your own body type with tridosha theory
  • Introduction to Dincharya (daily schedule)
  • A balanced diet according to Ayurveda
  • The twelve Ayurvedic food groups
  • Sources and balance of the six tastes (shad rasa): sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, pungent
  • Food combinations using Ayurvedic principles
  • Proper preparation of vegetarian proteins for the maintenance of essential protein in diet
  • Use of Ayurvedic herbs and spices to enhance the digestive process
  • Planning well balanced, nutritious meals

Cooking workshops overview:

  • Menu will cover Tri-Dosha receipes for all body types
  • Recipes to be cooked with therapeutic herbs and spices
  • Proper food combinations used to enhance the digestion
  • Preparation of nutritious sweets
  • Preparation of healthy hot and cold drink
  • Hands on cooking with Ayurvedic care and guidance

August 16th: Arrival day and introduction at 7:30-8:00 pm

Daily schedule from August 17th-23rd

  • 5:30 am: wake up
  • 6:00 am: satsang (meditation, chant and talk on yoga philosophy)
  • 8:00 am: yoga class
  • 10:00 am: brunch
  • 11:00 am: karma yoga (selfless service)
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm: ayurvedic lecture
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm: ayurvedic cooking workshop
  • 5:00 -6:00 pm: kitchen clean-up
  • 6:00 pm: dinner
  • 8:00 pm: satsang with cultural program
  • 10:00 pm: lights out

August 24th: Course test, graduation, and departure

Course Director: Dr Sonal Bhatt. Resident Ayurvedic physician Dr. Sonal Bhatt M.D. (Ayurveda), B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchkarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto. Dr. Bhatt has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchkarma specialist, teacher and researcher in India, Canada and North America for over 20 years. She has been invited to many famous institutions as an expert on subjects including Ayurvedic nutrition, Panchkarma therapy, diabetes, and stress management. She is a life member of the All-India Ayurvedic Congress and Gujarat Ayurvedic Congress, and was a regular invitee as Ayurvedic doctor on All-India Radio. She is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto. Tel 1-647-283-9070 www.ayurvedafortotalhealth.com

Graduates of the course will receive a certificate of successful completion by Ayurvedic Dr. Sonal Bhatt and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.

Programme Fees: CDN $450 (not including accommodation)

Accommodation: 8 nights Staying at the Ashram

How to apply: To register for the course please click on the link below.

Ayurvedic Nutrition Application form

For enquiries about the course contact yogacampregistrations@sivananda.org