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Ayurveda Mindful Eating by Nirmala's Kitchen Cooking School at the Farmstead

Nirmala’s Kitchen Cooking School at the Farmstead, in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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Sep 16 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Change unhealthy relationships with food and eating.

  • Do you eat when you are stressed out, sad or not even hungry?
  • Are you a sugar addict?
  • Have you tried to lose weight only to have regained it a few months later?
  • Have you tried to eat more healthfully, but just cant seem to stick with it?

Nirmala's Ayurveda Mindful Eatingintegrates mindful practices with the science behind eating habits. In the classyou will learn the scientific basis of how we form eating habits, and how we can use this knowledge to change them. You will also learn concrete mindfulness skills to help you become more aware of and gain control over your eating, and how to use them on your own time, at your convenience and pace.

The class will conclude in preparing a vegetarian dish with spices and fresh ingredients to savor andhelp you manage unruly eating habits.

This is a three-hour class.


Join us at the farm in our state-of-the-art kitchen, for classes that will transform yourhome cooking.

Our school at the farm offers:

- Hands-on learning with Nirmala and her expert teachers and peers

- Transformative flavor combinations of spices, techniques and local CSA produce to nurture the whole body.

- Practical, relevant lifestyle skills

At the farm school, there are no hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, but all your meals cooked will deliver big flavors.


Nirmalas Kitchen is a leading specialty spice manufacturerheadquartered in New Yorks Hudson Valley and founded in 2003 byNirmala Narine. She has travelled to over 167 countries working withlocal farmers in search of unique spices, studying their flavors andcombining her extensive Ayurvedic knowledge to create spice blendsthat fuse cultures through food.

Nirmala started out selling spices at local markets, cultural events and at museums. Now Michelin 3-star chefs seek after her flavorful line of distinctive and high quality spices.Her line of products are sold on six continents

A true talent for discovering wonderful thingswe refer to her as the Indiana Jones of spices. Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-owner at Le Bernardin

the spice rack that has everything by The New York Times

Martha Stewart

Today, Nirmalas farm is truly a destination, once a working dairyranch and vibrant rodeo from the 1800s through the 1960s. Five decadeslater, she has reincarnated the farm to the art of whole living; anAgro-ecology destination, Spice Shop, Apiary, a hands-on learningCooking School, Spice Suppers, and an Ayurvedic holistic wellnesscenter, focusing on transcendental yoga meditation.

Nirmala is a sought after speaker and consultant on global trends,flavor, and fragrance. She is the author of a YA novel, EllishivaCinnamon, and multiple travel-memoir cookbooks, the television hostand executive producer of Nirmalas Spice World (ZLiving Network),and the founder of Nirmala Global Village, a foundation dedicated to empowering orphans around the world.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you are driving to the event, directions from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) are as follows:

Take Exit 18, New Paltz. Pass through the toll plaza to the traffic light. Turn right onto Route 299. Proceed through two traffic lights. At the second light by Lowes make a left, go one block to a stop sign, make a right.

We are less than a half-mile, look for white horse fence on the left. If you past the church you have gone too far.

Bus and Train Travel

Bus service is available on Adirondack Trailways to the New Paltz. Service departs from Port Authority in NYC, Albany Trailways, Route 17 in Ridgewood, NJ and locations in southern New York and Long Island. Trailways can be reached at 800-858-8555 and online at Bus is 80 minutes from NYC.

Train service is available via Metro North and Amtrak trains to the Poughkeepsie Train Station, approximately 15 minutes away from Highland. From New York City, Metro North leaves from Grand Central and Amtrak leaves from Pennsylvania Station. Information is available at for Metro North, and for Amtrak trains. Train is 95 minutes from NYC

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. You are welcome to bring a phone or camera. We will supply aprons and all cooking equipment/tools. However, if you prefer to use your own kitchen knife, you are welcome to bring it.

Please bring containers to take home your delicious creations.

No pets allowed.


By registering for a class at Nirmalas Kitchen, the guest agrees to the following policies. Nirmalas Kitchen is not liable for the following:

Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property and/or equipment.

Any bodily injuries or damages that you may sustain as a result of participating in any class, workshop, or program on Nirmalas Kitchen property.


Unless you explicitly make a request to our management team not to be photographed, Nirmalas Kitchen has full consent to take photographs while you are on our premises. Nirmalas Kitchen has full and unrestricted publishing and use rights of these photographs.

Curriculum is subject to revision.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Cancellation policy: We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets. If you are unable to attend a class and notify us at least one week (7 days) in advance, you may select another class of equal value within the following two months.

Although it very rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel or change the time or date of the event or class due to weather, safety, or other uncontrollable circumstances. You may schedule or select another class of equal value within the following two months by emailing us at

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