Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking Intensive

  • Dates: April 20th – 22nd 2018
  • Cost: €295 per person (discount available for those who have attended Ayurveda for Health care practitioners or Indian head massage diploma)
  • Duration: 3 days (10 – 5pm)
  • Includes: notes, ingredients & tuition
  • To organise a private class please email or call 061 622751

    Ayurvedic Cooking Class

This three day intensive will leave you with a comprehensive understanding of nutrition from the Ayurvedic perspective. There will be lectures on Ayurvedic nutrition as well as cooking demonstrations and time to sample many classical Ayurvedic recipes.

The ancient science of life, Ayurveda, simplifies nutrition with a common sensical approach to food, seasonal diets & eating according to body type.

About Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurveda originates in India and is more than 5000 years old. It is recognised by the W.H.O as the oldest and most complete traditional health care system. In Ayurveda, nutrition extends beyond the individual components of food (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water) and incorporates other important principals, like taste, potency, digestive power, seasonal & individual variations, toxic load, correct timing, food combining, etc. According to Ayurveda the caloric intake to output of energy is not of key importance but rather the diet should be selected in such a way that it should bring back or maintain homeostasis (balance within the body). It should stimulate appetite, pacify the vitiated Doshas (energies) & Dhatus (tissues) and at the same time it should be palatable. Selection of food & recipes should depend upon factors like the condition of digestive capacity, age, strength as well as certain other individual factors.

To understand this concept of nutrition more clearly we will cover:

* The fundamentals of Ayurvedic philosophy

* Doshas

* Body types

* Seasons

* Digestive strength

* Toxin & disease formation

* Elimination 

& much more

All of these topics come succinctly together when forming a complete Ayurvedic diet.

We will also study in detail, all food groups such as spices, vegetables, grains, dairy products, nuts and seeds, fruits, meats etc. from an Ayurvedic perspective. In-between study sessions there will be Ayurvedic cooking demonstrations where you will sample various famous traditional Ayurvedic recipes.

  • As part of the course you will be provided with extensive course notes on Ayurvedic nutrition and also many recipes.
  • This course is ideal for any practitioner wishing to deepen their knowledge in the preventative and therapeutic role diet plays in health.
  • It is also open to any individual who has a keen interest in healthy eating.

For bookings call 061 622751 or email


“Doug was a wonderful host and the day was very informative & enjoyable” Rita Dowling

“The course was a fantastic day, a great introduction to Ayurveda and practical tips to introduce you to healthier lifestyle changes in a gradual & achievable way”. Evelyn Kelly

“Very enjoyable day. Thank you Doug. So much information – great. Very practical class – loved finding out how to use spices & herbs in everyday cooking. Respecting our Doshas give our bodies, minds, soul a breath of new life. Thank you very much” anon

“Excellent day. Enjoyed practical. Interesting flavours from food” ‘Time to practice…’ Colin & Gabrielle

“Really interesting day. Learnt a lot about health & nutrition. Broke through a lot of misinformation I had. Left feeling capable of making gradual changes & inspired to do so. Thank you” Laura

“Thanks for a very informative & interesting day. I am looking forward to slowly changing my habits and looking to improve my health. Food really is true medicine” anon

Testimonials (from other professional courses)

“It was a wonderful course – the content was fascinating, the teacher was fantastic and the place itself was really welcoming -very positive energy. I have loved learning here. Thank you” (participant Shiro-Abhyanga Diploma)

“This is my second visit to Satmya & I love the venue, the informative & welcoming staff, the delicious food and the content of the course. Very Educational, very holistic. – I’d thoroughly recommend it!” (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

”Hello all, Satmya is welcoming & vast amount of education to be nourished from. As a shamanic practitioner & herbal student. Ayurveda is radically traditional medicine that I recommend anyone to learn or experience. With love Macha” (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

Doug has a very effective teaching style and made the course interesting & practical. Linda (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

“A great introduction to Ayurveda and one that will allow me to incorporate aspects in my own natural health clinic”.  Ashleigh, (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

Super 2 days, presentations easy to understand & practical and makes me feel that I can include these Ayurvedic principals in my daily life. I will definitely be back. Carmel (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)