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Ayurvedic services for retreats 

Upgrade your retreats with our Ayurvedic services 

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What is Ayurvedic cooking for retreats?

Ayurvedic cooking is a style of cooking that is designed to promote balance and harmony within the body.

When it comes to Ayurvedic cooking for retreats, Vanashree Ayurveda provides the best cooking services.Melas prepared are fresh, whole, and seasonal. This means locally sourced ingredients are used whenever possible and meals that are in harmony with the natural rhythms of the seasons are prepared.

In Ayurveda, there are three doshas, or body types: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha has its own unique set of characteristics and requires a different balance of foods to maintain health and balance. When planning meals for a retreat, it's important to consider the doshas of the participants and create a menu that caters to their specific needs.

For example, Vata types tend to be airy and light, so they benefit from warm, grounding foods like soups, stews, and root vegetables. Pitta types tend to be fiery and intense, so they benefit from cooling, calming foods like cucumber, coconut, and mint. Kapha types tend to be heavy and sluggish, so they benefit from light, spicy foods like ginger, cumin, and turmeric.

In addition to these general guidelines, Ayurvedic cooking for retreats should also prioritize simplicity, purity, and intentionality. This means using simple, whole ingredients, avoiding processed foods, and cooking with a sense of mindfulness and care. Vanashree Ayurveda takes are of creating the menu depending on the constitutions of the retreat participants.

Here are a few examples of Ayurvedic dishes that we provide for a retreat-

Kitchari: a simple, nourishing dish made with rice, mung beans, and spices

Vegetable curries : flavorful and warming dishes made with seasonal vegetables and spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander

Ayurvedic teas: soothing and aromatic teas made with, spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom etc.

Overall, Ayurvedic cooking for retreats provided by us are nourishing, balanced and aligned with the natural rhythms of the body and the seasons. All our meals help support the health and well-being of your retreat participants and create a memorable and transformative experience for all involved.The experience of your retreat will be dramatically enhanced.

Ayurveda basics & cooking classes for retreats 

Ayurveda is based on the idea that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda is holistic in nature, meaning that it focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.

Here are some basic principles of Ayurveda that are taught during the Basic class at the retreat-

Doshas: According to Ayurveda, every person has a unique constitution, or prakriti, which is determined by the three doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas are responsible for regulating different bodily functions and can be balanced or imbalanced depending on a person's lifestyle and diet.

Diet: Ayurveda places great emphasis on diet and nutrition. It recommends eating fresh, whole foods that are appropriate for your dosha and avoiding processed or artificial foods. Eating a balanced diet that supports your unique constitution can help maintain good health and prevent disease.

Lifestyle: Ayurveda also emphasizes the importance of a balanced lifestyle that includes regular exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management. It recommends practicing yoga, meditation, and other relaxation techniques to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

Mind-body connection: Ayurveda recognizes the strong connection between the mind and body and emphasizes the importance of mental and emotional health. It recommends practices such as mindfulness, journaling, and self-reflection to cultivate a healthy mind and spirit.

The retreat participants will be enlightened by how simple changes can achieve powerful results.

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