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Ayurvedic Cooking for Vata Dosha

Online Self-Study Course: This course consists of over 3 hours of videos plus a 60-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

Course Description

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 and the easiest to upset. Irregular lifestyle, stress, rushing, overwork all contribute to Vata dosha imbalance which can lead to anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and irregular digestion. Fortunately, Vata dosha is also the easiest of the three doshas to balance.

The main focus of the course is a healthy Ayurvedic diet. We will demonstrate how to cook delicious vegetarian recipes that are designed for the Vata body type including soups, main courses, desserts, breakfast, and drinks.

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1
Butternut Squash-Apple Soup, Pasta with Chard & Panir, Pear Cake
Stewed Fruit
Homemade Vata Tea
What Is Vata Dosha?

Lesson 2
Nutty Oatmeal
General Dietary Guidelines

Lesson 3
Zucchini Soup, Butternut Squash Pie, Avocado Cucumber Salad
Banana-Walnut Pancakes
Vata-Pacifying Foods

Lesson 4
Rice, Mung Dal, Green Bean Curry, Okra Curry and Spicy Pumpkin
Semolina Halva with Raisins and Pistachios
Thermos Lunch
The Six Tastes & Spices for Vata

Lesson 5
Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa, Lentil Soup, Cashew-Raisin Cookies
Daily and Seasonal Routine
Heart Health Tips for Vata

Sample Recipes

Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe
Cucumber-avocado salad
Coconut Green Bean Curry Recipe
green beans


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 Lesson Three.

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