Ayurvedic Cooking Workshops
From an Ayurvedic perspective, every food can be considered medicine, neutral, or poison, depending on how it affects our digestive capacity.
In this 2.5 hour workshop you will be introduced to the key principals of Ayurveda and how to eat and live more consciously, using food as medicine to balance the body and mind in accordance with nature.
During the workshop, you will:
- Receive an introduction to Ayurveda – the ancient health and healing system from India
- Learn what, when and how to eat to build Agni (digestive fire) and balance your body-mind type (known as Dosha)
- Understand the body-minds relationship to nature and the five elements from an Ayurvedic perspective
- Explore the 6 tastes and how to incorporate them into each meal
- Learn step-by-step how to prepare delicious, nourishing, seasonal meals using
- simple, everyday ingredients
- Receive a daily routine that promotes inner harmony and wellbeing in your body-mind
‘Punyam Feast’ for good
In 2017 we launched our ‘Punyam Feast’ cooking experiences to immerse you into the culture and cuisine of Southern India. These 3.5 hour feasts are led by Sre and will leave your senses delighted, your tummy nourished, and your heart wide open. It includes:
A Southern Indian cooking class (2 mains, 2 sides, condiments and dessert)
An introduction to Ayurveda, the 3 doshas and creating ‘Sattvic’ meals to balance the mind, body and spirit
An immersion into the stories and culture of Kerala
Recipes and Shopping Guides to take home
A heart warming meal served in the traditional Keralan style
‘Punyam’, which is Sanskrit for ‘good deed’ or ‘good merit’, is a social enterprise. This means that once our costs have been taken care of, the profits go towards community development projects in Kerala, India.
It’s basically a delicious feel good feast for just $75 per person ($85 including a fish curry) – minimum 6 people.
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A love for food…
Growing up amongst the palm trees, Sre watched his older brother cooking in the Ashram for Saptaham – an annual seven-day festival attended by hundreds of people. He was in awe at his brother’s intuitive, calm approach and ability to open hearts and connect communities using creative combinations of simple, healthy ingredients.
Sre brings a similar love filled style to his cooking, incorporating traditional Southern Indian flavours and spices to his light, vegetarian dishes. His warm smile will inspire and guide you as you step into the art of Indian spice mixing. With a background in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) and Yoga, Sre’s food is known as ‘Sattvic’ – Sanskrit for balancing the body, mind and spirit.
The wonderful food on show, the preparation, smells, taste, the healing properties and stories – all amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and wisdom, and so lovely to share that very special and delicious meal with you all!
An immersive cultural experience and wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternon and share in knowledge and ideas.
I loved learning about the theories underpinning the process of food making, hearing stories about Kerala and learning about the Ayurvedic principles.