Food plays a vital role in our health, balance, healing and rejuvenation. Ayurvedic food is prepared in a way that all six tastes are present in your meal and food is nourishing not only for the body but also for mind. Spices and herbs are added to make foods compatible; they not only enhance the taste of food but also stimulate the agni (digestive fire), increase digestion and absorption and they vary with seasons.
Week 1 (Jan. 6) ~ Basics of Ayurvedic Diet:
— Dos and donts
— Good and Poor Food combinations
— What about: raw, cooked, salads, greens, smoothies etc
Week 2 (Jan. 13) ~ Three Doshas:
— Ayurvedic questionnaire: Identify your doshas (unique constitution)
— Diet for 3 doshas
— Favor/unfavorable/avoid foods per each dosha
Week 3 (Jan. 20) ~ Three Doshas:
— Eat/live/yoga in accordance with your unique constitution
— Address imbalances for each doshas through diet
— Prevention of imbalances
Week 4 (Jan. 27) ~ Healing properties of Ayurvedic spices and herbs
— spices vs herbs and their healing properties
— Heating vs. Cooling Spices
— How to cook spices
— Spices and herbs for common ailments
Week 5 (Feb 3) ~ Cooking for Seasons:
— 3 doshas exist in nature, the seasonal changes
— Diet, spices and produce change by seasons
— Why some foods that provide relief in summer may cause illness, indigestion, source of colds and flues in winter
— Changing diet to prepare body for fall and winter
Week 6 (Feb. 10) ~ Ayurvedic Practices:
— Healthy Ayurvedic practices for all-doshas (i.e. how to cook for whole family, types of oils to use in cooking, self-massage and suitable oils for body per each dosha for joint health,etc etc)
— Ayurvedic practices different foreach doshas
— Women’s Health Ayurvedically
Cost: $199 All 6 weeks $35 Drop In
Instructor Shazia Gogia, MBA, RYT500, E-RYT500, C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist), Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef. Author of “Alchemy of Ayurvedic Cooking”.
A life-long yogini and meditator, Shazia started teaching yoga in 2005. With 800 hours of training in classical Hatha, Integrative Yoga Therapy, “Yoga of the Heart” — Cardiac and Cancer Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Training from Insight Yoga, “Love Your Brain” — Traumatic Brain Injury Teachers Training, “Yinki”, and E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher who has taught at least 2000 hours of yoga), Shazia teaches classical Hatha yoga, restorative, gentle, yin, prenatal, therapeutic yoga and meditation with compassion, love and healing in a safe and nurturing environment.
Shazia is also an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic chef with 1000 hours training in Ayurveda, and author of “Alchemy of Ayurvedic Cookery”. Shazia offers Ayurvedic lifestyle and wellness counseling, teaches private as well as group Ayurvedic cooking classes, offers cooking consultations based on your unique constitution, life style, challenges, health issues, constraints and constitutional pattern of body-mind-consciousness.