Ayurveda Virtual Cooking Class & Meal Kit

Food is medicine. Combinations of herbs and spices with seasonal vegetables can help one to find balance and ease in digestion. Reacquaint yourself with many of the herbs and spices that you may already be familiar with in a new way. Join Jodi Adams, Certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, in April's virtual cooking class as she guides you through the foundations of Ayurvedic cooking traditions, spice blending, and mindful, seasonal recipes. Tune in to the live class via Zoom and cook along in your own kitchen using a pre-portioned Co-op class kit. By the end of the class, participants can enjoy a full meal made from scratch. The class menu includes:

  • Kitchari (pronounced kich-uh-ree): a complete meal intended to nourish and rejuvenate, that combines basmati rice with split yellow mung bean, ginger, and a balanced blend of spices.
  • Ghee: clarified butter, an essential component of Kitchari
  • Vata Churna: an assortment of culinary spices that will be toasted and blended to flavor the food and traditionally used to ease stress, promote good digestion, and create harmony in the body and mind
  • Seasonal greens, roasted sweet potatoes, and other fresh garnishes like avocado and cilantro


Whether you're looking to do an Ayurvedic spring cleanse or you're interested in learning how to incorporate food as medicine, this cooking class will give you the tools that you need to begin your own personal journey to wellness. Register below and preorder your meal kit to pick up on Friday, March 31st from 4-6pm in the Common Ground Flatlander Classroom. The $40 vegetarian class meal kit serves 2 people. Tune in for the virtual Zoom live cooking class on Saturday, April 1st from 3-5pm and cook the dishes in your kitchen using your class kit. Once you submit the preorder form, you will be directed to PayPal to complete your payment. You will receive email reminders about the upcoming pick up date and a link to the Zoom class.

About the Instructor: Jodi Adams

Jodi Adams is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurveda Yoga Specialist. She is trained and certified by the Himalayan Institute in Ayurveda and has been studying and practicing this art and science for the past 10 years.


The wisdom of Ayurveda is 5,000 years old and is known as the sister science to yoga. The lineage of this wisdom is based on the 3 pillars of health: diet, lifestyle and stress-management. These 3 pillars are like the foundations of a building; when they are not in place, we will never be able to reach the top. When we don't have a strong foundation of health and wellness in our own lives, the result is the same - we can never truly live life to our fullest potential. 


Jodi is passionate about helping people feel empowered in their own lives to make accessible lifestyle choices. She is a well-respected yoga teacher in her community with clients such as the University of Illinois, Busey Bank, and Amara Yoga and Arts, as well as teaching privately. Jodi also offers individualized Ayurvedic consultations. Email Jodi Adams for more information.


Her Ayurveda 101 and Spring Cleanse Workshop at Amara Yoga is on Saturday, April 8.  If you are interested in learning more about how Ayurveda can help you, then please register for this workshop at www.Amarayoga.com.