I did a little spring cleaning in my refrigerator and channeled Grandma Mary to come up with this light, tasty lunch. The base is made with celery root which has been used in ayurveda for treating high blood pressure, digestive weakness, inflammation and bacterial infections....

Sweet and sour, this gazpacho is a perfect ayurveda summertime appetizer that will stoke your digestive fire. Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled. Gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian (Yield: 4 appetizer-size servings) 8 Tomatillos, husked, quartered 1 onion, quartered 1 small jalapeño, seeded, halved 1 garlic clove, peeled, halved 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1...

WHEN YOUR CELLS DON'T RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER Autoimmune disorders occur when your body’s cells fail to recognize each other and mistakenly start attacking friendly cells. If left untreated, this eventually creates inflammation and can cascade into a variety of diseases such as: Rheumatoid arthritis (most prevalent),...

Kitchari: An ayurvedic Recipe for Healing and Cleansing Kitchari is an ayurvedic stew for cleansing and restoring the body. It is made with mung dal (split green mung beans) and basmati rice which are delicately spiced to aid digestion, stimulate removal of toxins and restore your...

A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS Have you ever called your doctor with a nagging complaint (migraines, ringing in the ears, sinus congestion, bloating, constipation, heartburn, acne, sciatic pain, etc.) and he tells you there is nothing he can do? Ayurveda, an ancient holistic science from India, believes that...

Mirpoix (pronounced "meer-pwah") is a combination of diced carrots, celery and onions that is used to add depth to soups, stocks and stews. Here it is used as the base from which additional ingredients are woven to create layers of subtle flavors. This tri-doshic vegetarian...

Ayurveda Spring Cleanse Retreat In this weekend workshop we will do a food-based cleanse to stimulate the removal of stagnant physical and emotional energy/toxins accumulated over the winter months. Cleansing with the seasons helps to strengthen our digestive fire. It resets our internal clock to support our immune system, calm...

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA Sunday, February 1st from 1:30-3:30pm Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works! Learn basic ayurveda principles and how to apply them to receive instant benefits!...

January 30, 2015 11am-2pm OPEN HOUSE Santa Monica Community Education is hosting an open house January 26th - 30th to introduce instructors to the community and showcase their upcoming classes. There will be prizes,  raffles/discounts on classes, food and more! I'll be attending on Friday Jan 30th from 11am-2 pm with...

Introduction to ayurveda Learn about ayurveda – the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works! This sequential series of classes will be taught with a combination of interactive lectures and experiential...

Need help staying balanced through the holidays? The holidays are a time to rejoice and give thanks for the abundance in our lives. But sometimes, they bring emotional stress, anxiety and overeating. In this workshop, we will learn the time-proven techniques from ayurveda to bring balance...

Lunchtime Monthly Meditation & Wellness Series – noon – 1:30pm Biltmore Court, 520 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 680, Los Angeles, CA  90071Cost $20 non-CFA members Are you stressed out? Try Meditation. This lunchtime meditation series is for beginners and anyone looking to de-stress, refocus and energize. Seated in...

Introduction to Ayurveda Class - We will review the basic theory behind the ancient holistic system of medicine called ayurveda and learn how to apply it for happier and healthier lives! Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:00 -8:00 PM Heal One World Healthy Living Space3503 W. Pico Blvd Los...

Introduction to ayurveda Learn about ayurveda – the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works! This sequential series of classes will be taught with a combination of interactive lectures and experiential...

Light and nutritious, this side dish is also easy to make and tastes great! Serve with couscous, quinoa or fish. This is suitable for summer and fall and is ideal for pitta and vata; kapha can eat in moderation with the addition of some cayenne...

CFALA Happy Hour Chat Series: Wellness Talk Want to reduce stress, improve digestion and feel better? Join us for a wellness talk and cocktails at the X-Bar in Century City. Lois Leonhardi will provide a brief overview (20 minutes) about the holistic system of medicine from...

Ayurveda: What's My Dosha? Saturday, July 26th from 1-2 p.m. Learn about ayurveda – the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works!  This workshop will be fun and interactive. No prior knowledge of...

Would you like to be healthier (eliminate bloating, heartburn, migraines, acne, etc.)? Would you like to increase your energy? Would you like to lose weight without dieting? The solution can be as simple as modifying your food choices to be in sync with your unique constitution. Learn about...