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Ayurvedic Cooking for Kapha Dosha

Online Self-Study Course: This course consists of over 4 hours of videos plus and a 63-page downloadable cookbook. The lessons include cooking demonstrations as well as interviews and discussions with Ayurvedic experts.

Course Leaders: Sankari Wegman, PhD hosts featured Ayurvedic chefs.

Prerequisites: Ayurvedic Cooking for Perfect Health is recommended.

Course Fee: $19

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Maharishi AyurVeda® is a holistic system of health and healing. Utilizing the laws of nature, it aims to create health and balance in the mind and body. Vata dosha is one of the three Ayurvedic principles found in the body. In this 5-lesson online course you will learn:

  • What are the healthiest ingredients, the healthiest cooking methods, and the proper ways of food preparation?
  • The importance of healthy oils in the diet and the guidelines about eating dairy.
  • How to prepare Ayurvedic basics such as ghee, panir, and lassi.
  • What are the best Kapha-pacifying foods including fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and seeds?
  • How to use spices in Ayurvedic cooking to balance Kapha dosha and improve digestion.
  • How to adjust your diet to the seasons and times of the day to maximize your body’s natural rhythms.


Lesson 1
Roasted Curried Cauliflower
Kapha Spice Mix
Roasted Chickpea Salad
What is Kapha Dosha?

Lesson 2
Asparagus Soup, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Millet Pilau, Cilantro Chutney
Ghee and Panir
Digestive Lassi
General Dietary Guidelines

Lesson 3
Cream of Split Pea Soup, Barley Risotto, Kale Chips
Pasta & Bean Soup
Spinach with Currents & Pumpkin Seeds
Kapha-Pacifying Diet

Lesson 4
Mung Dahl with Vegetables, Quinoa Pilau, Apple Chutney
Stewed Fruit
Apple-Buckwheat Pancakes
Spicy Milk
Spices and the Six Tastes

Lesson 5
Sugar-Free Fruit Bread, Lentil Stew, Herbed Polenta, Golden Brussels Sprouts
Thermos Lunch
Daily and Seasonal Cycles


Kapha Spice MixKapha Spice Mix Recipe
Brown lentil stewBrown Lentil Stew Recipe
Digestive lassiDigestive Lassi Recipe
Homemade Yogurt RecipeHomemade Yogurt Recipe


Dr. Tony Nader

Sankari Wegman, PhD

Sankari Wegman, PhD is Assistant Professor, College of Integrative Medicine, at Maharishi International University.

Sankari has a life-long interest in empowering people to live their optimal health. She has a PhD in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine from MIU and has been a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program for 20 years. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the Maharishi School and gives lectures on Ayurveda at universities and high schools throughout the country.


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the third class.

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