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 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 October 2018 - October 2019
 This course is full. If you are interested in taking the course beginning in December 2019 send me an email:
Ayurveda Beginner's GuideIn 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 in March, 2018 with Amadea Morningstar, the renowned Ayurvedic teacher and cookbook author.  Amadea-Head300
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 .  Our monthly meetings to take place on Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, with a second “satsang” gathering on the third Wednesdsay of the month. 
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!
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. 
Remember the course is to imbue you with the knowledge of ayurveda to help you with your job and your life – not to cause you stress! My hope is that the course will bring the participants more joy and happiness in life, as we learn about more holistic ways to care for ourselves and others. 

Course fee, including all materials, 2 meetings every month, guest teachers and weekend retreat: $2995. $500 deposit due at registration. Payment plan can be arranged.

​​T​he meeting dates for 2018-2019 are as follows:

Monday, October 1, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Study session

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang (question and answer session)

Monday, November 5, 6:30 – 9:30 Study session

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang

Monday, December 3, 6:30 – 9:30 Study session

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang

Monday, January 7, 6:30- 9:30 Study

Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang

Monday, February 4, 6:30 – 9:30 Study

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang

Monday, March 4, 6:30 -9:30 Study

Saturday March 16, 10 am – Sunday March 17, 5 pm, Retreat in Frederick (Fox 
Haven Learning Center) with Amadea Morningstar

Monday, April 1, 6:30 -9:30 Study

Wednesday, April 17, Satsang

Monday, May 6, 6:30 -9:30 Study

Wednesday, May 16, Satsang – Tentatively scheduled date with Dr. Rammkumar Kuty, founder of Vaidyagrama Ayurvedic Village in Coimbatore, India

Monday, June 3, 6:30 – 9:30​ ​Study

Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang

Monday, July 1, 6:30 – 9:30​ Study

Wednesday, 17, 6:30 – ​8​:30​​ Satsang

Monday, August 5, 6:30 – 9:30​ Study

Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 – ​8​:30​​​ Satsang

​No Session First Monday in September as it is Labor Day. Our September meeting will be on: ​Friday, September 13, Special session Vastu Master Michael 6 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday September 18, 6:30 – 8:30 Satsang.

Monday, October 7 GRADUATION! You will receive a Certificate of Completion 

In addition, we will have a cooking class scheduled for a weekend day in 2019 – time and date agreed upon by the group. This cooking lesson will be 4-5 hours.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Please be in touch to sign up ​and I am happy to create a payment plan for you. If you have already signed up but have not yet sent a deposit you can either send a check for $500 to: Breathe Ayurveda, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136, or send a paypal payment to: “send friends and family money” to​.

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:

And this 6-part intro to Ayurveda 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.  Email me at for more or to sign up.

Thank you! Susan 
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