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8 Days Ayurveda Course In Cooking in Rishikesh

8 Days Ayurveda Course in cooking is a unique opportunity not only to learn new recipe but learn healthy lifestyle.  The principles of Ayurvedic cooking can help to make your meal more balanced that will help to maintain a good health.  “We are what we eat” many people heard about it.But not much understand the sense of it. The ancient vedic masters knew that  all what we used to eat  belongs to the earth element. As much better combination of food is, as much balanced, stable, healthy  person is.Ayurvedic cooking starts with the planning of the meal according to season, age, dosha constitution, digestive fire, continues with the food choices, spices and atmosphere in which meal is taken.

Our Program-

DurationStudy DaysFree DayGraduationPrice
8 Days/7 NightsMonday-SaturdaySundayCertificate Of Attendance33511 INR (To 430 USD) Shared Room.

37408 INR (To 480 USD) Private Room.

According to the dosha (constitution) meal can be divided in Vata (air), Pitta (fire), Kapha (bile, mucous).

“vata” people – are thin, quick, dry, often feel cold, easily get depressed, constipation, anxiety, sleep disorders, the need required more grains, oils, salt a little spice in their diet. Their meal should be well nourished. They should avoid much salads, raw meal, dry fruits, cold drinks. Their food should be warm and cooked.

“pitta” people -people of hot nature, with strong digestive fire, can eat and digest almost everything. They need more raw vegetables and food which are only mildly spiced. Hot, spicy food will lead lead to a skin problems. Large salads, mushrooms, grains, raw vegetables are good for them

“kapha” people -those who tend to be overweight, they are very slower in actions. thinking, decisions- they get benefit from lighter foods such as vegetables and salads and hot, spicy foods. Sweet, heavy, too oily food can lead to disturbance of this dosha, further weight gain and diabetes mellitus. People with a kapha nature should avoid all sweets, dairy, nuts, and most grains such as wheat and rice. However, grains such as quinoa and millet can be taken, buckwheat, salads are also beneficial.

Ayurvedic meal is different from yogic and is not considered as complete vegetarian. But because of most popularization of ayurveda through yoga (that is veg) most part of ayurvedic cooking advertised as vegetarian. We are also following vegetarian and vegan tradition that’s way in our course we offer only vegetarian and vegan cooking.


When planning the meal all six tastes should be considered. The six tastes are:


  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Salty
  • Pungent
  • Bitter
  • Astringent


The sweet taste provides the bulk of the meal and is usually found in grains, dairy, nuts, root vegetables, fruits and sweets.

The sour taste is found in condiments such as yogurt or lemon juice.

The salty taste is provided by salt, usually added at the table.

Spices provide the pungent taste, for the fall-winter seasons consider using cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper and clove to provide the heat in the dishes.

Greens typically provide the bitter taste and may be served alone or included with dal or vegetable dishes. Astringent taste is a drying quality found in many vegetables and beans,lentils or dal.

What You Will Learn In Ayurveda Course In Cooking?


  • basic principles of ayurvedic dosha constitution
  • how to choose receipt according to dosha constitution
  • 20 main cooking spices and how to use them in cooking
  • how to choose spices according to dosha
  • how to order the tastes in meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • how to cook for particular age groups
  • you will get hands-on training and will be able to cook ayurvedic meal yourself
  • how to support common diseases with ayurvedic nutrition


8 Days Ayurvedic Course In Cooking Is Suitable For


  • Beginners & intermediate students
  • For people who want to learn deeply ayurvedic nutrition
  • For wellness and health practitioners who want to bring variety in their consultations


Starting Dates Of 8 Days Ayurveda Course In Cooking In Rishikesh

The Course starts every day whole year around except of weekends!




  • Certificate of attendance
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Maala (string of beads) energized by our Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, PhD (Yoga & Naturopathy)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing Kit
  • T-shirts (1) with symbolic of school
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check up
  • 1 ayurvedic massage


Optional For Moderate Payment


  • Pick up and drop.
  • Other ayurvedic procedures.
  • Detox ayurvedic herbal program
  • Modern automatic Hydrocolontherapy session
  • Ayurvedic doctor conculatation.
  • Number of excursions more than mentioned above.
  • Detailed Aura check-up with providing of written report about Aura statement, disturbances in Aura if they are present, supporting methods and treatment advices of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice).
  • Detailed horoscope assessment.
  • Extra night of accommodation.


Check In : 01:00 Pm | Check Out : 12:00 Pm


  • Accompanying and supporting
  • during time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 Hours.

Time Table


06:00 – 06:30Wake Up And Cleansing.
06:30 – 07:00Shatkriya And Herbal Tea (Yogic Cleansing With Jala Neti (Special Techniques Of Nose Cleansing), Pooja (Mantra Recitation & Fire Ceremony Purification).
07:00 – 08:30Ayurvedic Breakfast Cooking (Hands On Practice)
08:30 – 09:30Pranayama: Breathing Exercises.
09:30 – 10:30Beakfast: Special Yogic Menu.
10:30 – 11:30Ayurveda Cooking Theory Class
11:30 – 12:30Ayurveda Lunch Cooking ( Hands On Practice)
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00Free Time/Therapy Time
16:00 – 17:30Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (Theory & Practice): Number Of Physical Postures According To Study Program.
17:30 – 18:30Ayurveda Dinner Cooking (Hands On Practice)
18:30 – 19:30Dinner.
19:30 – 20:30Special Event/Free Time
20:30 – 22:00Free Time.
22:00 – 06:00Sleep.

Ayurveda Course in cooking Teaching Plan


  • Tri Dosha Concept (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), its connection with nutrition.
  • Explanation of Pancha Mahabhuta – five elements.
  • Explanation of Sapta Dhatu – five body elements.
  • Explanation of Srotas – body channels and their role in digestion.
  • Explanation of Ama – toxins and it’s influence on digestion.
  • Explanation of Agni – digestive fire and it’s influence on digestion.
  • Explanation of Prakriti – constitution.
  • 20 Main ayurvedic herbs for cooking and their qualities
  • Six main tastes and how to combine them during the cooking
  • Postdigestion and role of ayrurvedic spices
  • Ayurvedic food compatibility
  • Menu planning
  • What is pranic food, how to find and prepare it
  • Healthy lifestyle with food habits
  • Main ayurvedic vegan & vegetarian recipes
  • Ayurvedic dishes for different health issues – when & what
  • Healthy eating habits according to season


Pranayama & Mudras:


  • Introduction to Pranayama.
  • Basic Pranayama Techniques & Benefits for Mediatation (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana).
  • The pranic body.
  • Parana and lifestyle.
  • Nadi and their role in Meditation.
  • Breathing and life span.
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana)


Mantra In Ayurvedic Cooking


  • Mantras with correct pronunciation, writing, explanation and their practical applying in Ayurvedic cooking
  • Mantra before starting to take food. Purification mantras, energizing and balancing mantras for cooking.




  • Natural Relaxation Asana, some stratching Asana
  • Meditation Asanas
  • Forward bending Asana.
  • Backward Extensions.
  • Spinal Twisting Asana.
  • Inverted Asana.
  • Balancing Asana.
  • Surya-Namaskara.
  • Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) Group Asana.
  • Lotus (Padmasana) Group Asana




  • Meditation Practice (OM Meditation, Breath awareness Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Sound Meditation, Breath awareness meditation).