October begins with the
Yogarasayana India Retreat:
AYURVEDA FOR DAILY LIVING & SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES
at Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
NOVEMBER STARTS WITH THE SALT LAKE CITY
YOGA & AYURVEDA TOUR: Details to follow!
AND WE END THE MONTH WITH:
YOGA & AYURVEDA THANKSGIVING RETREAT
IN JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER
W/ARUN DEVA, JUTTA HECHT & DARSHANA THACKER
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER WERE COOKING MONTHS: A REVIEW:
August/September turned into a foray in uncharted territory. Because of the complexity of our relationship with food in the 21st Century, when Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda (that’s me:) decided to start teaching Cooking Workshops, we wanted to take the stance that cooking is sacred and eating is an intimate act.
Thus we ended up calling our Workshops: The Sacred Art Of Eating: Secrets of Ayurvedic Cooking.We includes a host of Annapurna Goddesses. To begin this journey I found the perfect Goddess in Nomi Gallo. She is an amazing cook and Ayurvedic Practitioner. We tested it all out in the kitchen of a friend in Salt Lake City.
By the time August rolled around and here I was back in So CA again, another wonderful chef, Ayurvedic Practitoner and dear friend, Jutta Hecht became the perfect addition as lecturer and cook extraordinaire!
Jutta at work
- Secrets of Ayurvedic Nutrition Lecture w/Jutta
We had an amazing showing in Cardiff, CA.
By this time I had run into an actual Ayurvedic Vegan Chef, Darshana Thacker and the pact was sealed!
Darshana, Arun and Jutta in the kitchen
Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda and Vapikaspirit were joining together to create some wonderful culinary magic. We had three Workshops in a row! Hollywood Hills, Vista, NO SD & San Juan Capistrano. We were assisted in our journeys with the amazing Megan McCarver (Chai & Kichadi Mistress!), Jacquelin Sonderling (Rocking Vegan Ayurvedic Cookies!)) and Jecenia Hidalgo (The Flowers!).
In the Hollywood Hills home of J~Q
Each Workshop was a warm event with just the right amount of sacredness and intimacy needed to create joyful meals and joyous friendships.
The Joys of Goddesses Cooking
The Spice Medley: Kitchen Pharmacy
Seasonal Fresh Vegetable Medley
Now we take a break till the November Thanksgiving Retreat when we, Darshana, Jutta and I, get to play for 3 days with cooking sumptuous, organic and fresh foods again for all our friends. Please join us if you can!
The Sacred Art Of Food