Ayurveda Culinary Retreat

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Become your own wellness alchemist with Ayurvedic cooking. 

We have a deep connection with food. When we’re happy, we celebrate with food. When we’re sad, we comfort ourselves with food. Food is powerful and fills our stomachs but it also affects our mind. It has the power to either harm us or help us. 

During this retreat, we focus on becoming connected in the kitchen—building our relationship with food through our connection with nature, our connection with ourselves, and our connection to cooking. 

We will explore the dynamics of digestion, the power of plants, the strength of spices, and the greatness of grains, all while learning all about YOUR unique constitution! You’ll learn how to take care of your body type and thrive in every season through theory discussions on topics such as foods that cleanse, building immunity, and treating imbalances with nutrition. We’ll discuss dietary strategies and demonstrate authentic Ayurvedic food preparation. You’ll

  • Learn to cook delicious meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • Deepen your understanding of your dosha
  • Reconnect with yourself and your body’s unique dietary needs
  • Feel vital and nourished year-round.

Our online events with renowned Ayurvedic cooking instructor Nalini Mehta are comprehensive introductions to Ayurvedic cooking. Nalini’s masterful demonstrations and knowledge will ignite your passion, curiosity, and interest in holistic foods and spices.

You’ll have opportunities to participate and get lots of great information and recipes to help you stay healthy, happy, and whole all year!

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Nalini Mehta

Nalini started teaching Ayurveda cooking classes in NYC 12 years ago. She began her career in the food industry as a culinary instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education and NY Open Center teaching vegetarian cooking classes. She has also worked at Candle Café restaurant and Hampton Chutney in New York City.

She has been a speaker at several institutes like Baruch College, Rubin Museum of Art and Princeton University, United Nations Spice Club. Her classes seemed to fan people’s passion, curiosity and interest in a unique experience of India through its holistic food.

Reviews

Rebecca R.
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"This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a great deal. I feel inspired and replenished. Thank you so much! Very helpful!"
Jennifer M.
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"Nalani has a phenomenal spirit that welcomes everyone in the place they are in. She not only covers the culinary aspect wonderfully but also the mental/physical aspects."
Donna W.
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"Nalini Mehta is an excellent teacher. She taught both philosophy and practical preparation of Ayurveda cooking."
Stephanie H.
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"I came into this retreat hoping to improve my personal connection with food—this experience exceeded my expectations."
Bill M.
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"Great instructor that walks you through understanding Ayurveda and how to optimize your mental and physical health by the foods and spices you eat throughout the year."
Emma H.
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"I loved the opportunity to get back to the roots of cooking to nourish myself."
Nicole M.
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"Loved the teachings, meditations, and mind and kitchen connection."
Kmehoop
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"Enjoyed the class, especially the last sessions. I am excited to take what I have learned from the class to my home and family."
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Online Program FAQs

Retreat Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program. 
 
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.

No credit or refund will be given if you cancel on the program start date, if you do not show up, or if you do not complete the program. No refund will be given if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
 
AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

Your program is hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you will need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android 
  • Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here. 

Once you register and reserve your spot, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to access the online sessions. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-392-6870.

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We’re bringing our signature programming to you!

All the knowledge, interaction, and benefits of our on-campus program in a special online format! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a like-minded community for support, education, and empowerment—in the comfort of your own home!

Friday 6:00–7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–1:00 pm

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–Claude H.
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By the time the course was done, I felt lighter at heart and in mind. I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to find their inner peace.
–Maya M.
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"We came out of the course with so much knowledge and great tools to take into everyday life."
- Rob H.
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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
- Lisa L.
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The programs are simply and beautifully life changing. Don't miss your chance to live life with joy and fullness.
- Bonnie M.
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"This was a life changing experience!"
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