The Foundations Course

The Ayurvedic Kitchen Course is a 4-class nourishing cooking immersion that dives into the foundational principles of Ayurvedic food and nutrition. Join Claire Ragozzino of Vidya Living and Julie Bernier of True Ayurveda for an exploration of Ayurvedic cooking and eating. Part lecture and discussion, part interactive cooking classeach week progressively builds on the previous learning theme, so you take away knowledge of not only how to prepare a recipe, but a deeper understanding of how to nourish your body. 

You’ll learn Ayurvedic concepts alongside staple recipes, while also expanding your repertoire with versatile real-food formulas for building balanced meals and adapting dishes to meet your bodies’ needs. We want to teach you how we cook and feed ourselves practically each day, using Ayurvedic wisdom while meeting a modern-day lifestyle. 


We want to teach you how we cook and feed
ourselves practically each day, using Ayurvedic
wisdom while meeting a modern-day lifestyle.

Get instant access to the recordings of our group cooking classes. As we demo how to make each dish, you’ll be cooking alongside us while walking you through the process each step of the way. This is truly a hands-on immersion where you get a chance to practice as we move along through the recipes and learning topics. At the end of each class, you'll sit down with finished dishes to enjoy. You’ll not only learn the techniques, but you’ll get to taste and experience this nourishing food and build your confidence in the kitchen along the way.

You’ll also receive access to our exclusive course platform where you’ll find the class recipes, shopping list, prep tips, and information to prepare you for the class. Classes are 3.5 hours long.

You’ll walk away from this Foundations course with a solid understanding of the five elements, the six tastes, the maha gunas and how to build a balanced meal that nourishes your body’s unique needs.


Immersive Classes

This course includes four recorded cooking classes with Julie & Claire. Cook with us "side-by-side" from the comfort of your home. All classes have been previously recorded and are available to watch at your own pace.

Ayurvedic Recipe Book

We'll be covering over 16+ recipes together during the course. We provide you with a detailed recipe ebook with over 22 vegetarian recipes with beautiful photography, menu planning charts and an Ayurvedic pantry guide.

Comprehensive Learning

Receive access to our comprehensive ecourse platform with four learning chapters, class video recordings and supporting course materials. Ask questions at any time on our community forum for personal support in the kitchen.

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"I have been a student of Ayurveda for many years and none of my previous teachers have made the Ayurvedic diet principles quite as easy to grasp for real life application like Claire and Julie have in this course! Each of these beautiful women move through the kitchen with such grace. It was a pleasure to learn from them! The simple fact that I was able to follow the course via recording gave me the ability to carve out these three hours per week for myself to study and cook a nourishing meal. The recipes were easy to make and I will definitely be adding a few of them into my rotation! Thank you, Julie and Claire!!" -Lindsey, New Jersey

"I loved this course and how well organized it was. Claire and Julie are like good friends hanging out with me in my kitchen as I learned to make delicious meals using the science of Ayurveda. They are knowledgeable and very authentic. It opened up in me a new understanding of how to.choose ingredients for health. I learned new cooking skills and loved the meals we made. I've already referred my friends to their next course and I plan to attend their follow up sessions." -Prajna, California

"This course streams into your life-force and fuels you with deep inspiration to nourish and nurture yourself in practical and simple ways. Your days in the kitchen will never be the same again! I loved all the knowledge and the very simple recipes...and the little tips along the way." -Mirjam, South Africa

“This incredible duet was the confidence needed to accept and create what was always in me. Their knowledge, passion, and faith in Ancient Ayurveda cooking wisdom and lifestyle encompassed a vast amount of usable information. They included the versatility to immediately implement this into my original food choices and lifestyle. My before meal prayer will always include thanks to these two culinary gems of Ayurveda.”



All experience levels are welcome—including those brand new to Ayurveda and cooking. This course is designed to be accessible for all, no matter your skill or experience level.


You have lifetime access! You will be able to download the class recordings and all printable materials to watch anytime at your convenience.


Here’s what we’ll be using:

  • Stovetop – no oven needed
  • 2 small pots with lids
  • 10” or bigger sauté, cast iron or frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • A sharp knife
  • Mortar and pestle or coffee grinder for spice grinding
  • Cooking spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Small/large sieves
  • High-Speed Blender 


All sales are final. No refunds will be given after purchase.


Yes, we offer partial scholarships for students in need of financial assistance. Please contact [email protected] for more info.


Claire Ragozzino

Claire Ragozzino is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic counselor with a background in holistic nutrition and natural cooking. Her work is dedicated to bringing yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition to a modern lifestyle. She is the author of the popular site, Vidya Living, and also writes and photographs for online and print publications surrounding topics of food, culture, and our relationship to nature. Her first book, Living Ayurvedapublished with Roost Books, offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic cookbook and lifestyle guide. Claire works with clients around the globe and leads immersive workshops and retreats.

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Julie Bernier

Julie Bernier helps women to bring their bodies back into balance, whether they’re struggling with hormonal imbalances, period problems, digestive troubles, skin conditions, anxiety, depression, preparing for or recovering from giving birth, or any other dis-ease. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in ayurveda: a holistic system of healing from ancient India. Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India.

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