Upcoming Cooking Immersions:

For Beginners to Seasoned Professionals...

We offer three one-day SVAyurveda seasonal cooking immersions each year at our Ayurveda healing center in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California. Students learn specific recipes for healing specific imbalances associated with each season, as well as, food wisdom, and cooking techniques to bring out the best in themselves and their family each season. 

Incudes:  multi-course Ayurvedic lunch + live-streaming access for those at a distance.  

From our Students...

...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

“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

Winter/Vata Foods:  Saturday, October 19, 2019,  9am-2pm 

Learn Specific recipes for staying grounded and getting deeply nourished to the bone and beyond this winter...

Includes:  Access to NIA's Virtual Classroom where you will have access to all recipes we'll be serving up in class.  Students taking from a distance, will receive an email link by 5pm Friday before class to join us live online via live stream option



“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