Eating Ayurveda Updates

LIVE Online Course Series

Your food is SO much more than just a nutrient delivery system

It’s often a therapist, an entertainer, and a good friend. And in a world of unlimited choices and contradictory messages about what we eat (High fat? High protein? Vegetarian? Gluten free? Organic?, etc. ), our relationship with food has left us feeling powerless and confused.

This course series will give you a different look at how we feed ourselves...

We'll explore the art of Food as medicine according to the ancient living science of Ayurveda

Each LIVE online module is your chance to explore the secrets of cooking for balance and reveal the power of eating to feed the mind, body and spirit.

We’ll look deeper at your cravings to understand what they’re telling you, and provide keys to transforming the way you think about and choose what to eat in order to bring healing, well-being and happiness to your life.

Delivered LIVE online via Zoom, from my kitchen to yours, you’ll have the chance to bring the experience of Ayurvedic cooking home!

A truly holistic experience for the senses

This series is an opportunity to cook, eat, taste and heal!

Course Modules Include...

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Module 1: The Fundamentals

Making Sense of Ayurvedic Eating + Ayurvedic Cooking at home

4This first course will lay the foundation for approaching your food and even your kitchen as tools for creating the balance that brings health and happiness.  It’s an introduction to the Ayurvedic way of looking at one of our most useful tools for creating who we are… food!  You'll learn...

  • How Ayurveda sees food and uses it to heal
  • What the energy of food means, and why it matters
  • Ayurvedic principles of food as medicine
  • How to cook and eat for happy, healthy digestion
  • Ayurvedic foods for building immunity & vitality
  • How food changes your mind - What sattvic eating is all about
  • Why how you cook matters
  • Kitchen Rituals (Sadhanas) for balance and bliss
  • And SO much more...

You'll receive a set of simple tri-doshic recipes and complete the course with an understanding of how to plan, shop and cook blissfully balancing Ayurvedic meals for all eaters.

Total 4 sessions (6hrs of instruction)
Cost: $85USD [Early Bird til Dec 20th]
Dates/Times (NEW DATES)
Feb 16, 23, Mar 1st, 8th 2020  at 10am AND 7pm (AEDT - Sydney)

CLICK HERE to find the time where YOU are.

All classes will be recorded and replay made available for students.
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Module 2: Balancing Vata with food...

Eating for Autumn & Winter

Vata is the energy of movement.  And according to Ayurveda it’s responsible for more than 90% of all illnesses.  Managing vata can help address the stress and anxiety and physical issues we experience as we age AND during troubles, travel and transition. In this course we’ll discuss how to use food to balance vata through life’s challenges and throughout the year.  You’ll learn…

  • What imbalances of vata look like and what causes them
  • A strategy for preventing vata imbalances
  • The foods, herbs and spices  that are best for balancing vata energy in the mind and body
  • Cooking methods that are best for managing vata
  • Seasonal meal planning → the “vata balancing” plate
  • Some of my favorite vata balancing recipes

You'll receive a set of simple vata balancing recipes and complete the course with an understanding of how to manage vata related issues (dryness, anxiety, stress, digestive issues, etc.) with food and self care throughout the year and your life!

Total 2 sessions (4hrs of instruction)
Cost: $75USD

Dates/Times: January 2019 TBC

All classes will be recorded and replay made available for students.
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Module 2: Balancing Pitta with food...

Eating for Summer

Pitta is the energy of transformation and metabolization.  Maintaining a healthy balance of pitta provides us with the energy needed to hold our focus and passion for life AND to digest and assimilate the food, ideas, thoughts and information that we consume from moment to moment. In this course we’ll discuss how to use food to balance pitta through life’s challenges and throughout the year.  You’ll learn…

  • What imbalances of pitta look like and what causes them
  • A strategy for preventing pitta imbalances
  • The foods, herbs and spices  that are best for balancing pitta energy in the mind and body
  • Cooking methods that are best for keeping you cool and  managing pitta
  • Seasonal meal planning → the “pitta balancing” plate
  • Some of my favorite pitta balancing foods and recipes

You'll receive a set of simple pitta balancing recipes and complete the course with an understanding of how to manage pitta related issues with food and self care throughout the year and your life!

Total 2 sessions (4hrs of instruction)
Cost: $75USD

Dates/Times: February 2019 TBC

All classes will be recorded and replay made available for students.
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Module 3: Balancing Kapha with Food...

Eating for late winter & spring

Kapha is the energy of transformation and metabolization.  Maintaining a healthy balance of kapha strengthens the body, regulates weight balance and builds mental, emotional and immune system resilience.  In this course we’ll discuss how to use food to balance kapha through life’s challenges and throughout the year.  You’ll learn…

  • What imbalances of kapha look like and what causes them
  • A strategy for preventing kapha imbalances
  • The foods, herbs and spices  that are best for balancing kapha energy in the mind and body
  • Cooking methods that are best for keeping you energized and  managing kapha
  • Seasonal meal planning → the “kapha balancing” plate
  • Some of my favorite kapha balancing foods and recipes

You'll receive a set of simple kapha balancing recipes and complete the course with an understanding of how to manage kapha related issues with food and self care throughout the year and your life!

Total 2 sessions (4hrs of instruction)
Cost: $75USD

Dates/Times: March 2019 TBC

All classes will be recorded and replay made available for students.

Dive into the world of food as medicine...

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Your host on this adventure...

Chara Caruthers is an outspoken voice for the power of living your truth.  An international teacher, author, advocate and mentor for women’s wellness, she has inspired and motivated women of all ages to live juicier, more connected lives by embracing the principles of yoga and Ayurveda. As a writer (Huffington Post, DoYouYoga.com, Elephant Journal), presenter (Wanderlust Yoga Festivals, FoodMatters TV), and creator of outreach and educational programs aimed at “getting real” about what’s keeping us stuck, her unique voice and soulful approach have been celebrated as a galvanizing force for the future of authentic wellness.  Chara is an internationally recognized senior yoga teacher and educator (E-RYT 500, YACEP) a certified Ayurvedic practitioner (NAMA) and a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT).

Chara’s lifelong love of food and fascination with applying it as medicine was the catalyst for her attraction to Ayurvedic cooking.  I was also the beginning of an ongoing love affair with the idea eating like you love yourself.

I look forward to cooking with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this course be delivered?

This course will be delivered LIVE online via Zoom, which means you can attend from anywhere in the world. 

Each 1.5hr class will be offered at two different start times to cater for the variety of timezones around the world.

You’ll have the option to appear on video or just watch and listen in without having your video on.  Chara will deliver all the classes and engage with the participants live from her kitchen and office at home.

Will we actually be cooking?

Yes. Each course will be a combination of information and practice. All courses will include a cooking component as well as components dedicated to discussing ingredients and their healing qualities and tips on how to buy, store and prepare ingredients.

What if I can’t make any (or all) of the sessions live?

Every session will be recorded and made available offline for ALL participants.  If you can’t make the live sessions you’ll have access to viewing them later, and sending through any questions for subsequent sessions.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people (primarily home cooks) who are interested in learning more about the Ayurvedic approach to food and cooking.  It is designed for beginners and busy people who enjoy healthy eating but may not have the time to spend hours shopping or in the kitchen. 

I’m a beginner to Ayurveda, will this course suit me?

Yes.  The Fundamentals course includes an overview of Ayurveda to give you a context for everything that you’ll learn and experience.  You’ll also have the chance to ask questions LIVE, so it’s truly perfect for beginners. 

How does the series of courses work?

I’ve broken down the subject matter to make it easily digestible and suitable for everyone.  The Fundamentals course is recommended for everyone but the additional courses are focused on each of the doshas and kitchen pharmacy, so you can do them all or choose which ones feel most relevant to your interests or needs.

Do I need to take all of the courses in order to make sense of Ayurvedic cooking?

Nope.  You’ll gain quite a bit from the Fundamentals course and depending on where you are in your understanding of Ayurveda, each of the other courses offers specific insights into the Ayurvedic approach to food as medicine for balance and bliss.

It's time to start

Cooking like you love yourself.