Kitchen Witch: Conjure Autumnal Resilience with Ayurveda & Adaptogens IN PERSON
October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT$50.00
Fall is a season of coziness, of warmth, of celebrating an abundant harvest as the year comes to a close. It’s also the start of vata season in Ayurveda, which brings with it the qualities of mobility, inconsistency, cold, and dryness that can make us feel overwhelmed and isolated in body, mind, and spirit.
Turning your kitchen into a sacred space for gathering, nourishment, and healing (and maybe a little magic!) can be a powerful antidote to this tumultuous energy—even as it shores up our ability to attune to the energy of our foods and notice their effects on our whole system.
In this workshop, we will focus on a category of herbs called adaptogens as a way to harness the intelligent communication between plants and our physiology. By supporting stress in a nonspecific way, adaptogens harmonize the conditions of our internal and external environment, which can be incredibly useful when dealing with multiple, changing, or hard to identify sources of stress.
You will come away understanding how to identify the physical symptoms of stress according to Ayurveda, as well as gain the confidence to use adaptogenic herbs in your daily routines. Attendees will also receive exclusive Ayurvedic “recipes” for foods and self-care practices to balance vata throughout the fall.
After you experience the power of plant medicine, you may never want to leave your kitchen!
You will come away understanding how to identify the physical symptoms of stress according to Ayurveda, as well as gain the confidence to use adaptogenic herbs in your daily routines. Attendees will also receive exclusive Ayurvedic “recipes” for foods and self-care practices to balance vata throughout the fall, and get a chance to sample an adaptogen-rich seasonal Pumpkin Pear Chutney prepared by Jennifer with featured products from Anima Mundi and The Alchemist’s Kitchen.
Jennifer Kurdyla is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, yoga teacher, and writer. Plant-based since 2008, she learned to love food by experimenting with vegan and Ayurvedic cooking in her tiny New York kitchens. She is the co-author of Root & Nourish: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness (Tiller Press), and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more about her wellness services and educational resources at www.benourished.me and on
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