A Tasty Intro to Ayurvedic Food
Yoga-Mojo studio invites our Yoga Community to explore the rich flavor and simple joy that comes from cooking healthy, Ayurvedic*-based foods.
We are honored to host a workshop in Cary, led by Naina Agarwal, a wonderful yogi and student in Yoga-Mojo’s Yoga Teacher Training.
About the workshop:
We will gather to prepare an Indian meal based on Ayurveda principles. The workshop will last 2-2.5 hours. Naina will share with students details on the recipe and cooking the meal (~1 hour), 30-40 mins to share the meal, 20-30mins on Q&A and discussion.
Workshop will include:
– Live cooking class with step-by-step instructions
– Sharing the meal i.e. Lunch
– Detailed recipe
– Spices to take home
– Video recording from the workshop
For the 1st workshop recipes:
– Tadka Dal topped with Ghee
– Mint pulao
– Cilantro and Mint Chutney
Upon the conclusion of the workshop, we’ll be able to sit together and enjoy the meal outside.
Date: Sunday, October 4th – 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: Donation Based (Note: Future workshops are $35-$50/person and is all inclusive)
Time: 2- 2.5hours
Location: Central Cary
This workshop will be hosted by Sally who is opening her kitchen and back deck to attendees. Social distancing required. Location details included in confirmation email.
Workshop is limited to ten (10) students and is donation-based. Social distancing and wearing of a mask is mandatory. Register asap to reserve your spot! Donations received support Yoga-Mojo Teacher Training Scholarships.
Namaste and see you all at the workshop!
I am a cooking enthusiast and a passionate Ayurveda follower, who loves to delight her family and friends by sharing flavorful foods from my kitchen.
Growing up in an Indian household where food was cooked on Ayurveda principles and recipes, watching my mother cook everyday – I had the blessing of watching my mother immerse herself in her home-prepared spices, surrounded by air that became saturated by the many fragrances from her simmering pots and her homemade Ayurvedic ghee. She impressed on me the importance of using the “toolbox” – her spice box – for healing our body, mind and soul. And we all observed her genuine joy when she was in the kitchen, and now my mother’s immense love of cooking has been inherited by myself and my sister.
I began cooking on my own at the age of 18, when I left home to study in London. I was equipped with my own spice box and began to use fresh vegetables, lentils, rice to make meals for myself in the cold English winter months. It was a treat to my soul, and I began to cook every day.
I had an appreciation for Ayurvedic medicine from an early age, but only found my personal space within the practice when I began put my hands to work preparing Ayurvedic recipes.
I am not an Ayurvedic expert, but would love to share my spice box, recipe knowledge, and joy of cooking with others in an Ayurvedic cooking workshop, focused on Indian meals.
*A little bit about Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a holistic, health-centered a lifestyle system that is believed to be up to 5,000 years old, originating within the ancient Vedic culture on the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine today it is practiced in various forms throughout the world, often in harmonious combination with modern science and medical knowledge.
The word Āyurveda, is of Sanskrit origin, meaning “the knowledge of life and longevity.” The primary philosophy is one of prevention – focusing on achieving and maintaining a healthy balance of one’s mind, body, spirit, and social wellbeing to prevent and treat illness, and to experience life to the fullest.
Often referred to as “the Mother of all healing,” Ayurveda is a fascinating approach to health and living, grounded in an underlying belief that all things in the universe, living and otherwise, interact together through shared elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth.
Within this infinite dynamic, humans are born with a specific personal constitution, the prakruti – their individual combination of the physical and psychological characteristics stemming from their particular allocation or weighting of their doshas, or energies, that collectively manage all bodily functions.