Ayurvedic Cooking Class for Yoga Practice with Sanjay

Starts on Saturday, 11/03/2023
Price 50.00 €


Saturday 11.03.2023 15:00 - 19:00

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences. A balanced Ayurvedic diet enhances and supports one's Yoga practice as Ayurveda is aimed at relieving diseases of the body and mind.

Sanjay has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for 11 years. From his own experience, he found that using Ayurveda for healing has greatly helped his Ashtanga Yoga practice and his health. He has been studying Ayurveda with Dr. Padmini Ranganathan in Mysore, India for the past 10 years. In addition, coming from a traditional South Indian family Sanjay has gained a lot of knowledge about cooking from his family.

In the cooking class, Sanjay will provide an introduction to Ayurveda and talk about how food can influence one's yoga practice and will teach you how to cook Sattvic Ayurvedic meals including making Ghee. You will learn about some basic Ayurvedic principles such as the 3 qualities of Primal Nature or Gunas (Rajas, Sattva, Tamas) and the 3 pranic/life energies or Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). Yoga is about returning the mind to its original pure or Sattvic state. A Sattvic diet will help achieve this by enhancing one's yoga practice. In addition, you will learn about helpful daily routines (Dinacharya) and seasonal routines (Ritucharya) which are essential for health and transforming body/mind to a higher level of functioning.

The class will begin with the making of an immunity boosting herbal tea followed by an hour-long slide presentation about Ayurveda and Yoga with Q&A. Then we will cook and discuss as we go along.

Please allow enough time as the class may run longer than planned as students have more questions and discussions over dinner. So do not plan anything immediately after the class.

Please bring your own plate and spoons, and 2-3 containers to take home any food if leftover and ghee (bottle is best).

Everyone will get a bag of different basic spices including a copper tongue cleaner (for Dinacharya) to take home. Recipes will be sent by email after class.

The Workshop will be limited for 9 people. The class takes at least 3 hours and costs: 50€ for the workshop and 10€ for ingredients/supplies (10€ please in cash).

Teacher :


"To me, Yoga is more than just an asana practice. Since Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, I believe that to get the most benefit from a Yoga asana practice, one must try and incorporate all the 8 limbs of Yoga and follow an Sattvic Ayurvedic diet. " Sanjay was exposed to Yoga and Ayurveda having grown up in a traditional Hindu family in Bangalore/Mysore, India. He studied engineering and lived in Boston, USA for 25 years before quitting the corporate world and moving to Munich, Germany as a freelance photographer. In 2011, Sanjay started studying Ashtanga Yoga in Boston, USA with George Whiteside and Jean Cho. From 2012, he studied at the KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), Mysore, India under the guidance of Sri Sharath Jois, spending 3-4 months at the shala each year. In 2017, he was authorized to teach by Sri Sharath Jois. Sanjay has many years of experience in Ayurvedic cooking learned from his family, self-study and his own personal experience following an Ayurvedic diet to supplement his yoga practice. He enjoys teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurvedic cooking. He has been studying the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi since 2013.


1.11/03/202315:00 - 19:00Thorwaldsenstraße 29, 80335 MünchenSanjay


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