The Art and Science of Ayurveda Food and Cooking


April 2, 2017

Vedika Global, Emeryville, CA and Online via Webinar

According to an ancient Ayurvedic proverb: “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”


In Ayurveda, food is considered the best medicine. Indeed, food cooked in the right season, with the right spices, and served with a blessing makes all the difference in your health. Any cuisine can be transformed from a mundane meal to a sublime and healing experience if Ayurveda’s universal rules are used in its preparation.


Come learn Ayurveda’s culinary wisdom, as you meet and befriend Ayurvedic superfoods and healing spices that will boost your immunity and overall health, while delighting your taste buds.

In this hands-on Ayurvedic food and cooking immersion, you will learn to:


  • Cook Ayurvedic superfoods and special ingredients in delicious and rare recipes

  • Befriend ancient spices, understand their benefits and seasonal usage to improve your digestion and detoxify

  • Appreciate ecological contemplations and learn to grow rejuvenating garden herbs you can cook

  • Experience confidence in handcrafting Ayurvedic wellness - learn the what, where, when, why and how to establish a foundation for healthy cooking

  • Cultivate a spiritual connection with each healing agent you befriend in this class

  • See and taste freshly cooked delicious food samples

  • Enjoy a fresh cooked Ayurvedic meal during the workshop

Cost: $195

$175 early bird by March 20th, 2017

Please note that this workshop is part of Vedika’s Awakening Health Course. Registered Awakening Health students need not sign up for this workshop separately.

About Your Teachers

Acharya Shunya

Acharya Shunya is a rare teacher who grew up living by Ayurveda since the day she was born in the home of her grandfather, Baba Ayodhya Nath, a renowned master Ayurveda healer who was also her Guru. Her home was her classroom as Baba taught her and the many other students who lived with them at their residential school how to handcraft their health with the help of special foods, herbs, spices, and flowers taught in the ancient original Ayurvedic source texts. Acharya Shunya now teaches her students nature’s secrets with joy as she weaves in her unique Ayurvedic childhood learning experiences and draws upon 35 years of experience as an Ayurveda teacher and healer. Acharya Shunya’s inspiring teachings and personal conviction will inspire you to believe that anything is possible as they awaken your inner self-healer.

Chef Sanjai

Chef Sanjai strongly believes that food is medicine and that Ayurveda food can heal your body, mind and spirit simultaneously when cooked with intention and knowledge of the potency and potential of the ingredients you use. His love of the art of Ayurvedic cooking comes from his childhood spent learning from his mother. He teaches you how to develop a relationship with food, spices, herbs and flowers that makes the whole journey of eating – from selecting ingredients to chopping to stirring to garnishing, and serving food – one of mindfulness and joy. All of the recipes he teaches derive from his years of research into the ancient Ayurvedic source texts, particularly the Bhavaprakash, which focuses a great deal on explaining the healing potencies of nature’s helpers you can befriend to handcraft your health.

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