Sun, Aug 05|
The Treehouse Kitchen
Ayurvedic Six Tastes Tapas and Inner Sound Illumination Meditation
Looking to learn new recipes and exploring healthy ways of eating?
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The Treehouse Kitchen, 950 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
About The Event
Join Chef Johnny for the Taste of Transcendence. The Art of Ayurvedic cooking brings together the techniques of consciousness, expansion, and the healing application of plants, herbs, and food. Ayurveda is established as a natural system of healing wisdom, with the emphasis on prevention and preservation of health. It originated 5000 years ago in India. Ayurvedic principles and foods work with the body’s innate intelligence in order to promote natural self-healing. Ayurvedic diets are customized depending on a persons specific body type (or “constitution”), called a dosha.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Basic Ayurvedic philosophy and principles.
- Overview of origins of Ayurveda and healing potential of the different aspects with practical techniques.
- Discover body types and the 3 doshas with relation to nutrition with examples of foods which balance/aggravate your body type (dosha).
- Discover the 6 tastes inherent in all food.
- Observe Ayurvedic organic vegan cooking class demo style.
- Learn the healing powers of spices and herbs and how to use them
-Enjoy delicious Six Tastes lunch
This class will help you better understand your body type and naturally make mindful eating choices for optimal nourishment and well being. Whether new to Ayurveda or growing expert, Chef Johnny will inspire you to see and feel the profundity of this wisdom and taste it too.
The second part of this class is the "The Inner Sound Illumination Technique Meditation"
This technique is taught by Johnny almost exclusively and was originally received from Babaji himself through Ashok Kumara, a renowned teacher of music from India. The technique is taught in about 45 mins. It is fun to do and brings many benefits including an increase in frequency in the body resulting in more refined awareness and joy. It offers very deep states of relaxation and rest and therefore; a release of stress and fatigue. It is rejuvenating on a deep level. It involves the chanting of single syllable seed sounds or mantras along with simple visual images for each chakra. It also employs laughter to increase dopamine in the brain and breathing techniques for deeper relaxation and experiences of pure consciousness. Anyone can practice this technique on their own once they have been trained. It is said to cleanse the chakras and energetic system as a whole.
You will receive the instruction of this unique ISIT meditation including hand out with illustrations to take home.
Chef Johnny Brannigan is an Internationally trained Ayurvedic, vegetarian and vegan chef with a deep base in Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western natural, holistic medicine. Initially introduced to the Vedic lifestyle and practical meditation techniques by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Switzerland he quickly became renowned as an artistic chef and teacher of Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation. Chef Johnny has taught and cooked in over 33 countries, always learning and gaining inspiration for new recipes, whilst integrating Ayurvedic principles into the food. He co-founded a unique Ayurvedic inspired snack company in Great Britain, The Organic Snack Company in 1998 and then travelled to USA where he cooked at The Raj. At this time he published his first cookbook, The Global Vegetarian. After moving to Kauai, Hawaii in 2002 he co-authored the award winning Eat Taste Heal, an Ayurvedic guidebook and cookbook. Chef Johnny is a regular contributor to the Chopra Lifestyle blog as well as a presenter at the Chopra Center’s “Living in Balance” retreats and AAPNA conferences.