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Ayurveda Food Alchemy Course

Lets cook together

6 Day Ayurveda Cooking Immersion:

Food Alchemy in Costa Rica

February 3 - 9, 2024

February 17 - 23, 2024

In this Level 1 immersion course, we will explore how to cook meals that are balancing to the 3 doshas, how to recognize imbalances and how to achieve balance through foods.  Not only will you leave this course with an understanding of Ayurvedic principles to achieve optimal health, this immersion is designed to strengthen your awareness and connection to your mind/body through daily yoga asanas, controlled breathing, meditation and other mindful practices.  By increasing this awareness, you will be better able to identify imbalances and allow your intuition to guide your cooking. 

Not only is this course beneficial for those seeking empowerment in their own healing journeys, but also for  professional chefs as you will learn how to make Ayurvedic meals that incorporate the 6 tastes, healing spices and sattvic ingredients balancing to the doshas. 

Your body and mind will become organically in-tune with the rhythms of nature as we explore these topics in the serene and tranquil setting of Pura Veda Gurukulam, a living example of Yoga & Ayurveda in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This program is intentionally designed to immerse yourself in a high-vibrational and sattvic space to engage in this transformational journey with an open heart.

Ayurveda Cooking Immersion Sample Schedule:

Hot water with lemon will be available in the morning.

6:30 - 8:00: Daily Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation

8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00: Kitchen Practicum

12:00 - 2:00:  Lunch & Rest

2:00 - 4:00: Theory 

4:00 - 6:30: Free Time & Exploration (Daily Shuttle to/from Beach)

6:30:  Dinner


  • 3 Organic, Farm to Table, Sattvic Meals designed by Neelam Singh, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Sonia Kaur, Experienced Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance) and Practitioner of Ayurveda

  • Daily Yoga Sessions - a fulfilling practice for yogis of all levels

  • Daily Pranayama Sessions (all levels)-careful attention will be provided to technique and form

  • Daily Meditation Sessions- guided meditations to ease the beginner into this practice.  Longer silent meditations for the advanced practitioner

  • Customized Workshops to explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of food preparation using Ayurvedic principles. 

  • Kitchen Practicum to learn kitchen sadhana and energetics of food preparation in practice

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education 50 Hour Certificate  


  • 6 nights/7 days at Pura Veda Gurukulam


PRICE (Early Bird Pricing Available)

  • Aum Cabin - Hexagon Bungalow (Private Bathroom, A/C & Patio)

    • Shared - $1300/$1500 per person


  • Western Air Temple 1 (A/C & Balcony)

    • Private Room/Shared Bathroom with 2 others $1325/$1525


  • Western Air Temple 2 (A/C)

  • Shared Room with 1 person/Shared Bathroom with 2 others $1250/$1450

  • Western Air Temple 3 (A/C & Balcony)

    • Private Room/Private Bathroom $1450/$1650

  • Humble Abode (Private Patio)

    • Private Room/Shared Bathroom - $1250/$1450 per person​​​

  • Casa Mariposa (off campus 5 minute walk - A/C)

    • Private Room/Private Bathroom/Living Room/Kitchen - $1400/$1600 per person​

*Please view our Accommodations page for more details and pictures of housing.

**Excludes airfare 



**The closest airport is Liberia (LIR). 
We include one group pick up and drop off at Liberia Airport on the first day of the retreat and last day of the retreat, please arrange travel accordingly. 


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