Upcoming Cooking Immersions:

For Beginners to Seasoned Professionals...

Learn Ayurvedic Cooking to bring out the best in each season for yourself, your family and your local farmers!  Whether you seek to improve your cooking skills, the health of your family, or just have some good old fashioned fun in the kitchen, you're sure to enjoy learning which foods, spices and beverage choices to focus on throughout each season. The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda offers three 1-Day Ayurveda Cooking Immersions taught by Traci Webb annually in our Arcata, Humboldt County California center. Discover the JOY OF COOKING, LEARN AYURVEDIC NUTRITION, and MAKE NEW FRIENDS!

From our Students...

“There are a long list of course highlights for me! I really enjoyed learning about all the main basic staple foods and how to build my meals around the most important parts....Being in such a cozy space with beautiful people and learning life changing information, could only be made better by the aromas of this class! From lectures, to new recipes, to the good hands on cooking, to the magnificent feast with the class, this class was very healing to my soul. Thanks!" ~ Ava

“I am so happy to have the tools to create nutritious meals for my family.  The information I received is invaluable.  I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thank you!" ~Karena Gore

“I already cook a lot, so the highlights for me were getting to meet and cook with the other students, eating the delicious food, learning about ayurvedic methods of cooking, spices, and learning Ayurvedic principles as applied to cooking. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and energy! The workshop was fun and inspiring. ” ~ Katie Moore

“Thank you so much Traci! It was wonderful, educational, and delish! Highlight was the meals-obviously!! Meeting new people, feeling all the love from the food while learning of its intelligence and conscious preparation. The notebook of recipes is a must have! ...Providing snacks was thoughtful and helped keep the energy up (including all the refreshing beverages)”, -Samantha Dudman-Miller

We offer 3 seasonal ayurvedic cooking immersions throughout the year to help you and your family be your best all throughout the year.  Ayurvedic cooking involves eating in cycle with nature's rhythms.

Each cooking immersion includes

Lunch Prepared fresh by Traci

Ayurveda Nutritional Wisdom for the upcoming Season Including Which...

food categories
fresh herbs and spices
to focus on during that season

Properties of foods & spices for that season

Best Cooking methods for that season

Seasonal Meal Design

Bonuses Include:

an Organic, locally sourced, multi-course Ayurvedic lunch including dessert

Option to get your hands dirty in the kitchen and make one specialty dish together with your classmates
Access to our virtual classroom where you can download class recipes for everything we make
Priority access to Traci's next seasonal cooking immersion (spaces are very limited)

Upcoming Immersion Dates:

* Times:  9:00am-1:00pm (lunch served at noon)

August 24, 2019  - Summer Season Immersion (Pitta)

(Deadline:  Midnight, August 22)

October 19, 2019  - Winter Season Immersion (Vata)

(Deadline:  Midnight, October 17)

January 25, 2020 - Spring Season Immersion (Kapha)

(Deadline:  Midnight, January 23, 2020)

...days filled with exotic spices, food, friends and celebration. Traci shares and teaches healing ayurvedic recipes from her heart with passion and love. This class is not to be missed! ~ Amber Lucero



“Thank you Traci,  for bringing us all together in a sacred space to prepare beautiful meals and build lovely much needed community. I appreciate you!" ~ Keri Sheppeard

“I learned so much. I’ve been cooking lots of Ayurvedic food at home and have starting teaching some of the concepts in my cooking class at work too! Hands-on cooking was great.  Learning about the health benefits of each food and each spice. I loved the take-away points Traci gave us (how we can incorporate it into our lives at home). This course was worth my time and money and I would recommend this course to a peer. The Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Not only did I learn about how Indians have used food as medicine for thousands of years, but I got to cook the food myself and enjoy a healing feast every night. We were given all the recipes along with practical advice about how to incorporate the Ayurvedic diet into the Western lifestyle. Since I’ve completed the course, I have changed the way I cook for myself at home (which my friends and family love!), but I have also incorporated what I learned into my professional practice as a dietitian. This is a very educational as well as practical course. And plus, it’s lots of fun!” ~ Tessa Thralls

 “I had a blast! Since class, I've been cooking up a storm! I make Yoghurt, milk facials, paneer, subji's, chai's and all kinds of wonderful things! I really enjoyed learning new information about food and nutrition! I've been making ALL kind of food using the 6 taste. It has been the key to making the most wonderful tasting/nourishing food I've ever made! Feeling blessed to have gained such wonderful knowledge! I am hoping to possibly have my mom come out to take it with me again! I think she could really benefit! Plus its just a wonderful over all experience! Also, I really loved...so many recipes! and sharing the space with everyone! Thanks Traci!!!” ~ Lucy Howell