Yoga and Ayurveda – The Movement and Rasa Experience

Yoga and Ayurveda – The Movement and Rasa Experience


With Nidhi Pandya and Monisha Raja
Monday, May 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

This one-of-a-kind Asana and Culinary Ayurveda experience will use yoga and movement to ignite your inner fire and heighten your senses for a unique taste-testing and meal experience rooted in these two Vedic sciences.

When Yoga and Ayurveda come together, the result is not 2+2 but rather 22. These two sister sciences work in tandem. While Yoga brings knowledge of self for enlightenment, Ayurveda works to preserve the body as an exploratory vehicle for the world inside and out.

In this combination class, we will –

  • Explore postures that stimulate, nourish, and balance the Agni
  • Work to heighten sensory awareness
  • Go through Ayurvedic principles of eating
  • A gentle food meditation and six taste experience, The Rasa Experience
  • A light Ayurvedic dinner rooted in the six tastes

This class is suitable for all levels. We invite you to come with an open mind and an intention to go deeper within and connect with your inner fire.

The Rasa Experience™ is a unique and interactive culinary adventure that teaches you to understand the benefits of foods based on their taste, not just their labels. According to Ayurveda, the taste of a particular food carries the secret code of its potential action in the body, and learning about the six tastes (Shad Rasa) empowers you to choose foods that bring balance to your unique body. The Rasa Experience will change the way you look at your foods forever.

Nidhi Pandya is a classically trained Ayurvedic practitioner and carries generational Ayurvedic wisdom from her grandfather, an Ayurvedic healer from India. Her strength lies in demystifying Ayurveda to make it comprehensible and accessible to all. She is a speaker, teacher, writer, and practitioner. You can find her work in various publications, including mindbodygreen and Ayurveda, and Health Tourism Magazine.
She is the creator of The Inner Climate™, a revolutionary approach to wellness. Nidhi is currently working on two books and lives in NYC.

Born into a culture of Yoga and wisdom traditions, Monisha Raja started her yoga practice at the age of four and has been teaching for over 22 years. Monisha hails from Kerala, India, the birthplace of Ayurveda – the original mind-body healing system. She is honoured to have studied and been certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach under the tutelage of Dr. Deepak Chopra and his expert educators. She is passionate about sharing the therapeutic benefits and impact of Yoga and Ayurveda, guiding individuals to greater health, balance and inspired living. Monisha lives and practices in New York City.