Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda
With Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD),
Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India
August 28 – September 4
Arrival: Wednesday around 3 pm / Departure: Wednesday around 2 pm
Ayurveda is an ancient medical science dating back more than 5000 years. According to Ayurveda our health and wellness are mainly influenced by the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. It is a holistic system that uses an understanding of different body types (constitutions) to guide one towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Ayurveda is grounded in a holistic approach to physical and mental health.
Ayurvedic Diet – Healthy Body, Balanced Mind
Ayurveda offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the major principles of Ayurveda. Participants will be given the practical tools to prepare delicious ayurvedic meals at home according to his or her constitution. The daily programme will include two lectures and one hands-on cooking workshop using mostly organic and regionally sourced food items.
Learn to prepare lentils in a variety of ways. Whole grains on a regular basis regulate the blood sugar level and prevent obesity.
Beans and lentils
Pulses are often frowned upon, but they are an ideal source of protein and iron. Properly prepared they are delicious.
Full of minerals and secondary plant nutrients vegetables are essential for good health. Fresh vegetables add variety to our diet.
These can be combined in so many different ways to create new taste sensations and make any meal delicious. Spices play a big role in Ayurvedic cooking and are used for aiding the digestion and their healing power.
Simple, quick and healthy food
Affordable, quick and simple recipes lovingly prepared.
Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and spicy are the six tastes that make any meal complete. They ensure good digestion and optimal absorption, as well as satisfying the taste buds.
Start your day right with an energy boost that will last.
For lunch and dinner
Healthy and tasty food combinations to please the body and the senses. Recipes range from fresh & light to rustic & hearty. Adding seeds and nuts further increases the nutritional value.
Vegetarian gourmet meals
Cook a full meal that will win over even the toughest critics.
Do it yourself
Healthy sweets, fresh yoghurt and tasty flatbread.
Daily Schedule *
6 am: Meditation and mantra chanting
8 am: Yoga Class
10 am: Brunch
11 am : Karma yoga
12.30 am: Ayurveda Talk/Workshop
3-6 pm: Cooking workshop
6 pm : Dinner
8 pm: Meditation followed by an ayurveda talk/workshop
* Daily schedule subject to modification
Cooking workshop topics:
- Breakfast recipes: Thursday August 29
- Lunch recipes: Friday August 30
- Dinner recipes: Saturday August 31
- Quick and easy dishes: Sunday September 1
- Fresh healthy snacks and beverages: Monday September 2
- Festive dishes : Tuesday September 3
Donation for 7 nights all included:
Tent space: 495 €, Shared: 565 €, double: 635 €,
single: 735 €, single with bathroom: 830 €