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Cooking Workshop October (Tridoshik Ahar)


This workshop is about Tridoshik Ahar. This is a type of food that is well suited for people with any prakruti. It helps to bring balance to all doshas. In my clinic I suggest almost everyone a change in diet, and this diet almost always contains mung beans. But many people don't know how to cook it, or only know one dal recipe. This is why I chose this topic for this workshop, to show how to create tasty food with mung beans. They can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I'll also show recipes for snacks. Besides mung beans, you will also learn how to cook various vegetables in an easy, quick and tasty way.


Why did I choose Mung beans?

Mung is considered “nirdosh” in ayurveda, which means it has no harmuful property and is very healthy for body and soul. Mung beans can be used as a whole, split or peeled. Mung sprouts have very high nutrient value.

From an Ayurveda perspective, mung beans have following qualities:

  • ras (taste): sweet
  • virya (effect on the body): cooling
  • vipak (effect on digestion): sweet
  • qualities: light and dry
  • effect on the doshas: tridoshic, balances vata, pitta en kapha
  • effect on the mind: sattvic

What are its medicinal qualities?

It is quite rare to have food that is sweet, cooling and sweet... but also light. Mung has the special quality of being nourishing for the tissues and immune system (due to its sweetness) but also light and easy to digest. It is usually cooked with ghee (or other oil) to antidote its dry and astringent qualities. Mung's sweet quality (both as its taste and post-digestive effect) has a calming, grounding effect on the mind/body but it is also considered Sattvic which means it helps to directly cultivate peace, clarity and contentment in the mind. In Ayurveda, mung is the queen of legumes! It is considered the lightest and easiest to digest, the least gas forming and it is one of only two beans with this Sattvic effect on the mind (the other being red lentils).

The Western viewpoint

From a western perspective, Mung beans are considered an alkaline food, because they have high quantities of predominantly alkaline minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. They are also rich in Vitamin C. They contain both carbohydrates and proteins as well as dietary fibre. They also have a low GI (glycemic index) of just 31 out of 100, which means they offers a slow release of energy into the bloodstream due to the slow breakdown of carbohydrates. And if cooked with basmati rice or eaten with chappattis, you will have yourself a complete protein with all your essential amino acids.


Zuidwijkring 203

1705 lr Heerhugowaard


Friday 19-10-2018 from 14:30 to 17:30

Between 14:30 and 16:30 we will cook our dishes and afterwards we will enjoy a dinner with our own creations.

Price: €60 p.p.


Please send an email (see contact details).

Ayurvedic food for the winter season


What will you learn from this cooking workshop The right selection of vegetables for the season Different kind of winter season recipes Few different kind of snacks And of course you can taste all the food


Every season has their own predominant doshas and each dosha tends to increase during its own season. Vata increases in rainy season (autumn), Pitta increases in late spring and summer, and Kapha increases in the winter.
Properties of kapha dosha are cold, heaviness, and because of wrong selection of food in kapha season people can suffer kapha imbalance complaints like overweight, low digestive power, heaviness, coldness, excessive sleep problems, less energy, laziness, etc. That’s why it’s very important to have a suitable diet for each season. That’s why my next cooking workshop is about Ayurvedic healthy food for the winter season.

What will you learn from this cooking workshop
  • The right selection of vegetables for the season

  • Different kind of winter season recipes

  • Few different kind of snacks

  • And of course you can taste all the food


De Vuurplaats
Keizerfazant 46
1704WL Heerhugowaard


25/01/2019 from 14:00 until 16:30


60 euro

Basic knowladge about Ayurveda


This lecture is about the basic knowledge of Ayurveda. Just as a building can not be built on soft ground, good knowledge of the base is important for all the more complicated subjects.

  • What is Ayurveda?

  • What are vata, pitta and kapha?

  • What is the difference between prakruti and vikruti?

  • Ayurveda learning in depth: internet does not always have the correct answers.

  • This way you can use Ayurveda yourself in your life and improve the quality of your life

  • Try to read your own prakruti and that of your family members.

  • With the help of all your knowledge of Ayurveda try to enjoy healthy and long life.


De Vuurplaats
Keizerfazant 46
1704WL Heerhugowaard


22 february from 14:00 till 16:00


€50 inclusive study material, drinks and snacks.

Panchkarma Workshop

05-04-2019 - 12-04-2019

Our seven-day program, designed by Aarti Landzaat-Waghmare and Prachi Mahajan based on years of clinical Ayurvedic experience, is custom-tailored to your current state of health, wellness and constitution. It is the starting point to pro-actively manage and improve your own health and wellness. Personal attention is given to each patient’s specific needs.


Our Panchakarma Program includes

  • Pre-Panchakarma consultation including complete Ayurvedic consultation, pulse diagnosis and, depending upon the complaints, starting of deepan, pachan (pre-Panchakarma), treatments, diet advice, intake of herbs, etc. Pre-panchkarma consultation will take place around 15-20 days before the actual Panchakarma program.

  • During the Panchakarma program, patients will get daily Ayurvedic treatments of approximately two hours consisting of: Abhyanga (oil massage), Swedana (herbal sweat therapy), Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil to the forehead), etc.

  • Every morning yoga lessons that assist in eliminating toxins and doshas and have a therapeutic and restorative effect on the system.

  • Daily short consultation with your Panchakarma consultant throughout the week to monitor your cleansing process.

  • Special varieties of therapeutic diet and herbal teas provided daily.

  • Lifestyle and diet recommendations specific to each individual.

  • Recipes of all Ayurvedic food used in the program will be provided to the patients.

  • A supportive environment that provides space for true contemplation and self-healing.

  • Post-Panchakarma advice for healthy diet, exercise, lifestyle practices and herbal rejuvenators.

The following additional services are also available free of charge:

  • Learning how to cook Ayurvedic food.

  • Learning how to make henna designs.

  • Ayurvedic beauty treatments such as face masks, etc.


  • From 5 April till 12 April 2019


  • Gulpen, Limburg


  • €1900 per person inclusive taxes, all panchakarma treatments, food and accommodation.

  • Depends on your health insurance, the treatments are (partially) compensated.
Information about Panchkarma

Information about Prachi Mahajan

Panchkarma Workshop in De Uelenspieghel (Drenthe)

24-06-2019 - 07-07-2019

24 June to 7 July 2019 - Uelenspieghel (Drenthe) The massages and treatments of the Pancha karma are reimbursed by most health insurers, from your additional health insurance! Pancha karma is the traditional Ayurvedic cleansing treatment that deeply cleans, balances and 'resets' your entire body and energy channels. During the 15 days of your stay at De Uelenspieghel in Drenthe, care, attention and love are taken care of for you. There is daily personal for you cooked by an Ayurvedic cook. Your personal process, well-being and health are central to us!