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Hands-On, Lecture

Achieving Balance with Ayurveda

Saturday, April 29

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


6 out of 14 available
Achieving Balance with Ayurveda (4/29/17) 9:30am-4:30pm$195.00

Born in India millennia ago, Ayurveda is one of the oldest prevention-oriented systems of health care which offers a complete way of life and a finely-tuned system of natural healing based on harmony and balance. Spend an entire day with Chef and Ayurvedic Instructor, Richard LaMarita, where in the morning session you’ll learn the fundamental principles of Ayurveda including consciousness, mind/body health, the theory of food and digestion, balancing and planning a menu, identification of the various doshas (body types) and then, in the afternoon, you will prepare a delicious vegetarian meal to enjoy together.

Class starts with a 2 hour lecture, there is a 1 hour break and then cooking is done in the afternoon.


This course is eligible for 6 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Registered Dietitians. 

Dishes We'll Cover

Wild Mushroom Rasam

Mini Samosas With Cauliflower-Pea Filling

Bean and Mushroom Kofta Patties In Curried Tomatoes

Coconut Green Beans With Curry Leaves and Urad Dahl

Braised Greens Indian Style

Tamarind Chutney

Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onions

Mango-Brown Basmati Rice Pudding Parfait With Cardamon Syrup

Ginger-Spiced Green Tea Chai

About the Instructor

Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 30 years. He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he works as a private chef, and is a Chef Instructor at NGI.

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