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New York: Ayurvedic Nutrition & Culinary Training with Bhagavat Life

October 21, 2017 at The Bhakti Center (Official) in New York.


presented by Bhagavat Life

date – this 250 hour course will be held over 11 weekends, saturday, october 21, 2017 – june 23, 2018 (see below for details)

location – the bhakti center / room 5e

tuition – $7,950

tuition covers:

all instruction in the above modules, both onsite and remote
application fee, uniform, tool kit, books, and supplies
all meals and groceries during the training
“family meal”(some weekend nights of modules 2, 3, 4)
student skills workshops in key areas such knife work

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The Ayurvedic Nutrition and Culinary Training (ANACT) is the first of its kind in North America. Now you have the rare opportunity to learn how to cook with simple but specific techniques and ingredients to create delicious meals with tangible healing benefits for the body and mind.

This 250-hour training is suitable for certified Ayurvedic consultants and practitioners, yoga instructors, health chefs, and anyone who wants to learn how to cook and eat according to the principles of Ayurveda. The course includes 11 weekend training sessions, over the course of seven months along with remote learning. See course format and outline below for details.

Students will enjoy the advantages of smaller class size and learning hands-on from SV Ayurveda practitioners, and professionals in culinary arts. The program is vegetarian (no meat, fish, eggs), and it will also accommodate students with dairy-free needs.

The training includes 150 hours of hands-on cooking and 200 hours of face-to-face learning. Lunch meals and sometimes dinners are also included with each training day.

In the ANACT program students will:

Learn the basics of SV Ayurveda theory as described in the ancient texts and as it particularly relates to food and healing in our day and age
Identify ingredients according to their biochemical and bio-qualitative properties
Understand the dosha-balancing properties of foods and spices based on their taste, potency, post-digestive effect, and unique healing benefits
Learn the subtleties of making, preserving, and using various herbs and spices in cooking
Learn Ayurvedic food compatibility and practice it in menu planning
Become expert in menu planning, food costing, and sourcing
Gain knowledge and confidence in the correct use of kitchen equipment and procedures
Learn a variety of skills and techniques to prepare prana-rich food
Gain high proficiency with knife skills
Learn how to prepare many traditional Ayurvedic recipes
Learn to adapt and transform everyday dishes, and other styles of cuisine, into health-supportive Ayurvedic meals
Learn how to cook Ayurvedic food for people with illness
Be informed of the current trends in ‘healthy eating’ with their relative strengths and weaknesses
Become connected with the source of real food through farm and market visits
Gain perspective of the spiritual aspects of cooking and consciousness
Become trained in how to facilitate cooking classes
Practice plating designs
Learn how to plan and host dining events
Be trained in volume cooking and catering
Apply eco-friendly principles to setting up and running a kitchen

We will begin Saturday October 21st, 2017 and the closing session and graduation will be on June 23rd, 2018. There are 11 total onsite training weekends spanning 10 months, according to the schedule below. Please review the schedule and course outline below. The dates of each onsite training and the course outline are listed below each module heading (4 modules total). Between onsite training sessions there will be a small amount of reading and homework, about 2-4 hrs of homework per week.

October 21-22, 2017
November 18-19, 2017

Introduction to SV Ayurveda
Ayurvedic physiology
Criteria for ingredients selection and storage: Identification and classification of their biochemical and bio-qualitative properties
Herbs and spices and Ayurvedic cooking
Foods and common dietary mistakes that make us sick
Ayurvedic principles of compatible and contradictory foods
Menu planning and food costing
Converting modern recipes into Ayurvedic recipes
Healthy eating habits and digestion
Cooking for people with illness
Spiritual aspects of cooking and consciousness
Yoga and Ayurveda
Cooking as an occupation
Qualities of a great cook
Organization, time management, team work

December 16-17, 2017
January 13-15, 2018
February 10-11, 2018
March 10-11, 2018
April 7-8, 2018

Measurement conversions
Knife skills
Cooking techniques
Food preservation
Recipes: stocks and sauces, salads, vegetables, grains, soups, beverages, cleansing dishes, desserts, homemade dairy products, digestive aids, accompaniments
Recipe adaptation
New recipe creation

April 21-22, 2018
May 5-6, 2018

The art of teaching
How to plan a cooking class
Cooking class preparation and set up
Presentation skills
Supporting students one-on-one
Live practice, feedback, and skill development

May 19-20, 2018
June 9-10, 2018

Menu and plating design
Setting the table
Planning and hosting a dining event
The virtuous cycle of enlightened hospitality
Buffet set up and management
Volume cooking and catering
Assessment & Review will also happen on June 9-10, 2018

June 23, 2018 – Graduation

*Generally, each training day will be from 9am to 6pm, with a 60-minute lunch break.

Visit Website: http://bhakticenter.org/ayurvedicnutritionculinarytraining/

Address: 25 1st Ave, New York
Ayurvedic Nutrition & Culinary Training with Bhagavat Life

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