the ayurvedic kitchen course
A Nourishing Cooking Immersion
September 25-October 16, 2021
The Ayurvedic Kitchen Course is a 4-week nourishing group cooking immersion. Join Julie Bernier of True Ayurveda and Claire Ragozzino of Vidya Living for an exploration of Ayurvedic cooking and eating. Part lecture and discussion, part interactive cooking class—each week progressively builds on the previous learning theme, so you take away knowledge of not only how to prepare a recipe, but a deeper understanding of how to nourish your body.
You’ll learn Ayurvedic concepts alongside staple recipes, while also expanding your repertoire with versatile real-food formulas for building balanced meals and adapting dishes to meet your bodies’ needs. We want to teach you how we cook and feed ourselves practically each day, using Ayurvedic wisdom while meeting a modern-day lifestyle.
What to expect
We want to teach you how we cook and feed ourselves practically each day, using Ayurvedic wisdom while meeting a modern-day lifestyle.
Every Saturday you’ll join us via Zoom where we’ll gather as a group—in our own kitchens. As we demo how to make each dish, you’ll be cooking alongside us while walking you through the process each step of the way. This is truly a hands-on immersion where you get a chance to practice with us live and ask your questions as we move along through the recipes and learning topics. At the end of each class, we’ll have finished dishes to sit down with and enjoy together. You’ll not only learn the techniques, but you’ll get to taste and experience this nourishing food and build your confidence in the kitchen along the way. We’ll also explore the weeks’ themes through lecture and discussion within each session. Live classes are 3.5 hours, including time Q&A at the end as we share our meal together.
As part of the course, you’ll receive access to our exclusive course platform where you’ll find shopping lists, prep tips, and information to prepare you for each week’s class. After each live session, the video recording will be posted in the course platform to review. You’ll have two months to access all course recordings and download course materials if you can’t join the group live.
Saturdays from 9am-12:30pmPDT
September 25th, October 2nd, 9th & 16th
$295 Early Bird Pricing Until July 1st
$350 Regular Price Until Registration Closes September 20th
*We offer payment plans until September 1st*
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
LIVE WEEKLY COOKING CLASSES
This course includes four livestream cooking classes with Julie & Claire. Cook with us “side-by-side” from the comfort of your home.
Comprehensive Course Platform
Receive access to our comprehensive ecourse platform with week-by-week learning chapters, class video recordings and supporting course materials. Return to the platform at your own pace to share questions, review recordings and download worksheets.
AYURVEDIC KITCHEN RECIPE BOOKLET
We’ll be covering over 16 recipes together during our course, and provide you with a detailed recipe ebook with over 22 vegetarian recipes with beautiful photography, menu planning charts and an Ayurvedic pantry guide.
Each week, we email you detailed shopping lists with prep tips to prepare for our live cooking classes. We also host a group forum and time for Q&A at the end of each class for learning support.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need previous experience with ayurveda or cooking?
All experience levels are welcome—including those brand new to Ayurveda and cooking. This course is designed to be accessible for all, no matter your skill or experience level.
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
We’ll give you specific week-by-week equipment lists, and you likely already have it all in your kitchen. Here’s what we’ll be using:
- Stovetop – no oven needed
- 2 small pots with lids
- 10” or bigger sauté, cast iron or frying pan
- Cutting board
- A sharp knife
- Rolling pin
- Mortar and pestle or coffee grinder for spice grinding
- Cooking spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Small/large sieves
- High-Speed Blender
What if I can't attend live?
No problem; this is the case for many of our students who join from other parts of the world. The recordings will be uploaded to the course platform within 24 hours so you can watch them when you have time. You’ll have access to all class recordings for the duration of the course and 2 months thereafter. As for your questions, you can email them to us and we’ll address them in the live classes.
What’s your refund policy?
Cancel by September 15th for a full refund, no refunds thereafter. Course access + materials will be sent to you September 18th.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Julie Bernier helps women to bring their bodies back into balance, whether they’re struggling with hormonal imbalances, period problems, digestive troubles, skin conditions, anxiety, depression, preparing for or recovering from giving birth, or any other dis-ease. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in ayurveda: a holistic system of healing from ancient India. Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India.
Claire Ragozzino is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic counselor with a background in holistic nutrition and natural cooking. Her work is dedicated to bringing yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition to a modern lifestyle. She is the author of the popular site, Vidya Living, and also writes and photographs for online and print publications surrounding topics of food, culture, and our relationship to nature. Her first book, Living Ayurveda, published with Roost Books, offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic cookbook and lifestyle guide. Claire works with clients around the globe and leads immersive workshops and retreats.
SEASONAL COOKING CLASSES
In addition to our four-week cooking immersion, we also offer a series of seasonal cooking classes to explore Ayurvedic eating through the seasons. Part lecture and discussion, part interactive cooking—our seasonal series is designed to teach you Ayurvedic concepts alongside nourishing, everyday vegetarian recipes.