In the modern world, it’s easy to feel as if we’ve lost our way with food. We’ve lost a sense of connection with the things we’re feeding ourselves and our loved ones. Cooking becomes a chore of domestication rather than an act of love and self-expression. We fail to appreciate how different foods affect us—and how we affect our food. We minimize the importance of appealing to all our senses in exchange for getting food that’s cheap, fast, and often nutrient-poor.

The Sri Sri Ayurveda method is a traditional Indian approach to cooking that is easy to implement in any kitchen. Its basic principles rest on the premise that food should nourish body and mind. It should taste delicious and inspire a sense of lightness, peace, and joy.
The Ayurvedic theory also says that certain foods are better suited for an individual based on their unique body constitution, the time of year, and even the manner in which food is prepared. While cooking in the Ayurvedic way, emphasis is placed on preserving the nutrients, taste, and energy of food, which are often lost through conventional methods of food preparation and cooking.

In this culinary retreat, participants will experience:

  • Hands on cooking classes exploring the basic principles and techniques of Ayurveda
  • Interactive lectures about Ayurvedic cuisine and its benefits
  • Individualized dietary assessments and plans for optimal well-being

By the end of this retreat, participants will gain a deeper understanding of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom as it applies the entire culinary experience. Students will develop the tools needed to establish a more peaceful relationship with food and rediscover the joy of cooking. Leave with an individualized diet plan according to body constitution and the seasons, 20 delicious recipes, and a range of food preparation techniques that allow the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to be easily and joyfully assimilated into daily life.

*This program is for anyone with a passion for cooking and an interest in Ayurveda theory. All materials and ingredients provided.


About the Teacher

Sejal Swami is a faculty member of the Art of Living Foundation. She sees cooking as an art form and has a lifelong passion for exploring different food cultures. Sejal discovered the Ayurvedic way of cooking and gardening in 2009. Since then, she’s traveled the world teaching others this simple yet elegant cuisine. Her students have included at-risk children in India, local farmers, and corporate leaders.


Date & Time

Starts: Jul 05, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Jul 08, 2018 12:00 PM


Sejal Swami


Starting at $565
Includes room, meals & tuition

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