Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking

Nourish, Heal, Savor: The Ayurvedic Art of Nutrition and Culinary Wisdom.

7 Day Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking Course

Set sail on a delightful culinary adventure with our 7-day residential course on Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking. Immerse yourself in the art of conscious eating and cooking, guided by the wisdom of ancient Ayurveda. Discover the profound connection between food, taste, and well-being, and transform your kitchen into a sanctuary of nourishing self-care. Through this transformative journey, you will uncover the secrets of Ayurvedic cuisine, empowering you to create delectable, dosha-balancing meals that nurture your body and soul.

Course Overview

Through this course, step into a world where food transcends mere sustenance, becoming a powerful tool for achieving optimal health and harmony. Go deeper into the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition, where the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent – play a vital role in balancing the body’s energy systems. Learn the art of selecting, preparing, and combining ingredients to create nourishing dishes that align with your unique dosha constitution. Through hands-on cooking demonstrations and practical lessons, you will gain the skills and knowledge to transform your kitchen into a haven of culinary artistry and holistic well-being.

Who this is for?

This course is designed for food enthusiasts, health-conscious individuals, and anyone eager to embrace the transformative potential of Ayurvedic nutrition. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this course welcomes all who seek to create a harmonious relationship between their diet and well-being.

Why AyurSadhna?

AyurSadhna offers authentic Ayurvedic teachings in the spiritual haven of Rishikesh. Our courses are led by Ayurvedacharya Dr. Harsh Agarwal, a renowned expert with over 10 years of experience in Ayurveda, Yoga Consultation, and Spiritual Healing.

Course Highlights

Topics Covered

Experience the culinary magic of dosha-specific recipes. Learn to create dishes that align with Vata, Pitta, and Kapha constitutions, ensuring a harmonious balance within your body. Discover the art of selecting ingredients and crafting meals that not only tantalize your taste buds but also promote overall well-being according to your unique doshic profile.

Explore the vital importance of ingredient quality in Ayurvedic nutrition. Delve into the significance of choosing fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced foods to enhance nutritional value. Understand how the inherent qualities of ingredients impact digestion, absorption, and the overall energetic balance of your body.

Embark on a sensory journey with the Shadhrasa, the six tastes integral to Ayurvedic nutrition. Learn how incorporating sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes into your meals contributes to a well-rounded diet. Discover the nuanced effects of each taste on your dosha balance and overall satisfaction in every bite.

Uncover the 20 Ayurvedic attributes that define the energetic qualities of food. Gain a nuanced understanding of how these attributes influence your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Explore how selecting and preparing foods with specific attributes can address doshic imbalances and promote optimal health.

Transform your kitchen into a healing sanctuary. Learn the therapeutic properties of common kitchen ingredients and spices. Understand how herbs and spices, readily available in your pantry, can serve as natural remedies to support digestion, boost immunity, and address specific health concerns. Explore the synergy between culinary art and medicinal benefits.

Daily Schedule

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Yoga Class

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Head for breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rest/Self Study/Reflect

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Ayurveda Class

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Rest/Self Study/Reflect

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lunch Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Rest/Self Study/Reflect

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Pranayama & Meditation

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ayurveda Class

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Rest/Self Study/Reflect

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Meet Your Instructor

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Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Harsh Agarwal

Ayurvedacharya Dr. Harsh Agarwal, a globally recognized figure in Ayurveda, Yoga Consultation, and Spiritual Healing, brings a wealth of credentials and achievements to his distinguished career. Holding a Graduate Degree in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from Gurukul Ayurveda College, affiliated with Kanpur University, Dr. Harsh possesses over a decade of expertise specializing in chronic disorders and their Ayurvedic treatment. Pioneering the Rishikesh Medical community, he has positively impacted the lives of more than 20,000 patients from India and abroad. Certified as a Yoga Teacher with over 1,750 hours of specialized training from the renowned Isha Foundation, Dr. Harsh is also adept in pulse diagnosis and aromatherapy, holding a certificate from Maharishi European Research University (MERU). Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Harsh actively participates in medico-social initiatives, contributing to social welfare camps, International Ayurvedic Exhibitions, health fairs, seminars, and disaster management efforts. In 2012, he founded Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam (VAN), a highly esteemed Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center in Rishikesh, offering consultations, courses, Panchakarma treatments, herbal medicines, and spiritual healing. Driven by a continual quest for knowledge, he has journeyed to the Himalayan region, learning Mantrosparsh, Meditation, and Yoga Sadhanas from esteemed saints. Dr. Harsh Agarwal’s commitment to his patients is underscored by his belief in the power of empathy as a key element in their healing journey.

Sudhanshu RK

For all the non-residential courses, Sudhanshu is also the host and course coordinator. He is the Co-founder and Creative Director of AyurSadhna, responsible for handling and managing various projects. Sudhanshu is a firm believer and passionate about yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and artistic endeavors. Read More

After working for many years as a Creative Art professional in the advertising industry, he understood that in today’s world of consumerism, there is a need to understand what we are consuming. As an advertising professional, he felt responsible for what he was encouraging people to consume. With many questions and ideas, he left to pursue his own passions, which he found while working alongside the team at AyurSadhna. Sudhanshu is an inspired creative who loves bringing new ideas and perspectives to the table. He has also experienced many benefits of Ayurveda in his own life since his first meeting with Dr. Harsh Agarwal.

For him, AyurSadhna is a mission where he feels that we have come to a point where we should look back and understand the roots of our authentic knowledge, making it a part of our lives. His main motive is to promote authentic knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda worldwide. To achieve this, he puts his conscious mind and creative thinking into different projects at AyurSadhna.


Situated in the serene foothills of the majestic Himalayas, AyurSadhna stands as an Ayurveda center, offering a tranquil sanctuary for those in pursuit of a holistic healing experience. Nestled in a secluded hamlet surrounded by lush forests and cascading waterfalls, our retreat center beckons to those seeking respite from the daily grind, providing an ideal setting to reconnect with the inner self.


At AyurSadhna, our dining ethos is deeply entrenched in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of holistic healing. Recognizing that food is a form of medicine, we emphasize the profound impact of diet on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Thus, we exclusively serve the freshest, most nutritious plant-based Sattvic cuisine.

Crafted with love and care, Sattvic food is light, easy to digest, and nourishing for both the body and mind. Our menu adapts seasonally to showcase the bounty of fresh produce, offering a diverse array of dishes tailored to meet various dietary needs.


Our accommodations are generously appointed, providing a blend of space, comfort, and modern amenities to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. With a range of room options, including private rooms, shared accommodations, and family suites, each space features private bathrooms, WiFi access, and air conditioning.

For those seeking a truly transformative experience, AyurSadhna offers a variety of Ayurveda retreats, courses, and therapies designed to assist you in achieving your holistic health goals.

Additional Details

Dining Hall

Our expansive and airy dining hall boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

Room Decor

Adorned in a simple and elegant style, our rooms feature natural materials and traditional Indian décor.

Common Areas

Numerous common spaces are available for guests to relax, socialize, and partake in group activities.

Friendly Staff

Our staff is not only friendly but also attentive, always ready to assist with any needs you may have.

At AyurSadhna, we are steadfast in our belief that a holistic healing experience should nourish both the body and soul. With great care, we have cultivated a welcoming and supportive environment, inviting you to witness the AyurSadhna difference for yourself.

Terms & Conditions

To maintain the energy of this transformative course, students are required to refrain from intoxicants and tamasic foods throughout the 35 days. Commitment to inward reflection and the application of knowledge and practices is key to maximizing the benefits.


Find Out What's Included


– 7 nights’ accommodation shared by 2 people (single and AC rooms available upon request and with extra fee)
– 3 vegetarian meals per day
– 2 servings of tea with organic cookies/snacks
– Free entry to fire ceremonies and worship sessions, (if held during the course)
– Theory and practical sessions with experienced Ayurvedic and Yoga doctors/instructors
– Outdoor activity to nearby holy place

Additional Activities

Available at Additional Cost

Additional Activities

– Ayurveda consultation
– Ayurvedic treatments such as massage, Shirodhara, etc. (please refer to the treatment section)
– Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification therapy

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