Susan’s Kitchen: See What’s Cooking!

SWB02Horizoltal.jpgSWB02Horizoltal.jpgSusan's Kitchen 1Susan’s Kitchen is located at 20 Clarks Lane in Reisterstown, 21136

Susan teaches vegetarian cooking classes based on Ayurveda – food is medicine – but it’s also delicious! Join us for basic cooking lessons, spice and salt classes, juicing, soups, seasonal, gluten free, kid’s classes, cooking for optimal health and more. 

You will also find guest chefs and cookbook authors throughout the year! 

Susan’s Kitchen is also available for private events, corporate retreats, parties and more. 

To sign up for a cooking class, you can email susan@susans-kitchen.com or call 410-979-2096. We take pre-payment for classes to ensure your space. For the most up-to-date information, please sign up to receive our e-newsletter! Of course, classes are 100% vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options. 

Susan, the former owner of breathe bookstore cafe, is also a Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor, cooking teacher and meditation teacher. Susan had a profound transformation in her life when she began practicing Ayurveda in 2007. She not only lost 50 pounds and 80 points off her cholesterol, she also discovered a lasting path to health and healing that is her mission to share with others. 

10/01/2018 - 10/01/2019 : 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Breathe Ayurveda Study Course Begins October 1, 2019
Hello All!
 
Ayurveda Beginner's GuideI’m so excited that we have so much interest in this course. In the 10 years since I began practicing and teaching Ayurveda, the knowledge of this ancient wisdom has become so much more prevalent in our society. You can buy triphala at CVS, ashwagandha infused tea at Wegman’s, and your yoga teacher might be able to tell you your dosha! 
 
It’s very exciting to see the evolution of Ayurveda, but with all this new-found popularity comes misinformation, unnecessary treatments, consultants offering dubious advice, and all-around confusion. 
 
It’s no wonder you are interested in learning more because you want to really know – What is Ayurveda? How can it help me? How can I help others? How can I learn more? 
 
There are Ayurvedic Colleges and courses all over the world and online, that offer Ayurveda_260_05_fnl4certifications and great wisdom. When the proposal was brought up to me to teach a course I put a lot of thought and research into it and thought about – what is it that people want that might not be readily available? 
 
Not everyone wants or needs a certification course. Not everyone can pick up and move somewhere for months at a time to study.  Some people just want a guided study program that will enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. A deep dive into the well of Ayurveda, without deadline pressures, quizzes, tests, presentations or final exams. A class for the curious as well as those who want to deepen their own practice and perhaps go on to earn certifications, to teach, or to be a consultant. 
 
Foot massageWith that in mind I am creating a course that will show you every aspect of Ayurveda, from historical knowledge and perspective, how the ancient techniques are applied today, practicum classes in cooking, using spices and food as medicine, how to read the pulses, tongue diagnoses, marma therapy, Sanskrit, dinacharya techniques (creating your daily routine), the doshas and how they play a role in our everyday world, and more. The classes will contain metaphysical as well as practical information, as we will also address the use of  crystals and gem stones, meditation, essential oils, pranayama, Vastu (Vedic Feng Shui) and more in Ayurveda.
 
The course also includes a weekend meditation and cooking retreat at Fox Haven Farm in Frederick date TBD.
 
Class size is limited to 12 people to ensure individualized attention and rewarding group interaction. If you feel this is for you, a deposit of $500 will hold your place. Contact me for payment details. The course will being in October . I anticipate our monthly meeting to take place on a weeknight, 6 pm – 9 pm, depending on the needs of the group. 
 
In addition, when you sign up for the course, you can schedule a private consultation with me, and you can get a 10% discount on my next trip to India in late 2019. And you will get a free copy of my book!
 
I will be finalizing the details including guest teachers, the reading list, the format, the timeline and the price, in the coming weeks. I estimate the cost will be between $2800 – $3500 (plus the cost of books)  depending on the teachers I am able to bring in (such as Ayurvedic cookbook author Amadea Morningstar and Vastu Master Michael Mastro)  – but I just wanted you to have an idea. I see this as a 12-month program, meeting once a month in person my home classroom and teaching kitchen, in Reisterstown, and bi-weekly online video meetings. We will also have a private chat group for ongoing support. 
 
In addition to this course, you might be interested in a few offerings from The Chopra Center, one of the places where I received my Ayurvedic certifications. This is the Primordial Sound meditation course: 
 
Both of these will support the teachings I will be offering. These are not in any way required, but you might really enjoy them. 
 
It is so wonderful to have you on this journey with me as we create the first ever Breathe Ayurveda Study Course! Please stay in touch with your questions and thoughts. I will be in touch again soon!  
 
Much love and gratitude, 
 
Susan
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11/03/2018 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ayurvedic Cooking: Settling in for Short Days Winter (Vata/Kapha)
Saturday, November 3, 1 pm – 3:30 pm 
Winter, with shorter days and longer nights, can offer avariety of positive attributes (like getting to sleep earlier!) but many of us suffer a bit from the lack of daylight. Come learn some sunny and bright recipes to fill up your hungry belly. Agni – digestive power -  is high during cold weather, which is why we crave warm stews and soups and nourishing drinks. Come learn the healthy way to fill up! (it’s not pizza and fried foods!). Cost: $55. Materials and recipes will be provided. 
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11/09/2018 - 11/11/2018 : 5:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan & Dawn

Friday – Sunday, November 9, 10, 11, 2018
Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen and Dawn Curtis

ayu daily routineSelf-care begins with SELF. Join us for the weekend retreat as we learn how to take care of ourselves first. In order for us to be there for others, we must go within and see what it is we need to feel good, re-energize, de-stress, sleep well and learn how to do nothing. It is in that down time that the body can heal deeply. come learn the how Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health and well-being, along with her sister-sciences of yoga and meditation, can help you feel better, body, mind and soul.

The weekend will include Ayurvedic (vegetarian) cooking classes, lectures, yoga, mindful walks, meditation and silence. We will be housed together on a beautiful farm in Afton, Va. surrounded by incredible beauty, animals and nature. 

The Galleywinter Farm Retreat Center will be our home for the weekend. Space is limited to 12 people so please sign up as soon as you can. 

Retreat Cost (includes food, materials and all classes): $599. To register please email: susan@breatheayurveda.com or dawn@eastmeetswestcenter.com

Please make your room accommodations here: http://www.leadingforth.com/accommodations

We will begin the retreat at 5 pm on Friday November 9 and end on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm.

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