Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

Conscious Cooking with Ayurveda

Seminar Taught by Usha and Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc February 23 - 25, 2018
Conscious Cooking with Ayurveda
We thought you would enjoy reading what some of this year's participants had to say about this seminar.

“Dr. Lad himself made the biggest impression on me. I am coming away infused with his amazing wisdom, energy, compassion, and humor.” – Caren F

“I feel like I’m experiencing how the ancient rishis intended this knowledge to be transmitted.”- Greg V


“Although Ayurveda is a very extensive life science, Ayurvedic cooking can be kept simple, following natural consistent guidelines. I also am motivated to experiment with recipes to experience the effects of spices and herbs.” – Adele K


“Dr. Lad’s knowledge, kindness and generosity are what most impressed me; he’s a funny guy too!” – Cecily H


“My kitchen will be transformed and my awareness of food enhanced.” – Mireille L


“I am so glad that this school exists, I feel so grateful for the work you do. I am happy to see so many students here to carry on this healing tradition.” – Melissa B

True nourishment happens when we cook and eat with awareness. This includes awareness of:

  • agni, our digestive fire
  • our state of mind while cooking and when eating
  • the basic principles of Ayurvedic food combining
  • of the medicinal properties of the spices, vegetables and other ingredients in our kitchens and on our plates

Ayurveda says that when cooking is performed with awareness and love, not only is the body nourished but the mind and consciousness as well, leading to enhanced health and wholeness with every bite.

During this weekend seminar (a favorite at The Ayurvedic Institute), we transform our classroom into an Ayurvedic kitchen filled with delicious sights, sounds, smells and tastes that nourish all of the senses. Through observation, demonstrations and hands-on participation, you will learn from Usha and Vasant Lad how to prepare delicious dishes using proper ingredients and techniques and then enjoy a flavorful feast as a class.

In addition to hands-on cooking demonstrations, this weekend provides a thorough introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition from Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc. Learn how to create an appropriate and individualized diet using the ingredients and spices that are best for you. Understand the five elements and six tastes inherent in all food. Gain an appreciation for the subtle energies that affect digestion, like seasons, time of day, environment and more. You will return home prepared and inspired to bring a new level of awareness to your cooking!

Seminar Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Time
Friday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$360 Members, seniors, graduates
$400 Standard enrollment

Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours is provided.
This program is approved by NAMA for 11 PACE credits.

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You can watch the opening Friday lecture live online on our website from 7 to 9 p.m.