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Ayurvedic Vegetarian, Vegan Cooking Workshop

January 5, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Dr. S. K. Kamlesh will teach a cooking workshop at Lokenani Hale in Wailuku on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 8, from noon to 3 p.m.

The workshop will include an introduction to the principles of Ayurveda, health benefits of Ayurveda and the "six tastes in your food."

For thousands of years, yogis of India practiced techniques of holistic health therapies for body, mind and spirit. These sciences were known as the Ayurveda. Being the oldest documented health science on the planet, the Vedic sciences also extend to proper vegetarian diet, daily regimen, care of the body, yoga and meditation.

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The workshop will include an introduction to the principles of Ayurveda, health benefits of Ayurveda and the “six tastes in your food.”

Dr. Kamlesh has taught Ayurveda cooking worldwide over the past 30 years. He travels frequently between Europe and the U.S. and has established an international clientele to whom he offers workshops and consultations on herbal medicine and self-healing.

On Saturday and Sunday, Dr. Kamlesh will prepare a few exciting dishes, including a favorite dish of Mahatma Gandhi, a soup he learned to make in the palace of the Dalai Lama, and the famous rice pudding that was believed to have nurtured the Buddha before he reached enlightenment.

Saturday's class is $50 per person, dinner included and Sunday's class is $50 per person, lunch included. The cost for both classes is $90.

To register, call 214-6146 (Kathy and Larry), 575-9116 (Aiona) or (808) 366-2853 (Dr. Kamlesh), or email, or

Dr Kamlesh also determines health conditions based on analyzing pulse, tongue, eyes and nails, and offers personal nutritional health consultation and correct diet programs based on body type and health condition. The cost is $200 for one-hour detailed consultation.

Lokenani Hale is located at 1881 Nani St. in Wailuku. Call Aiona for detailed directions. The hale activities room accommodates approximately 35 people.

Dr. S.K. Kamlesh is a seventh-generation Ayurvedic doctor and founder of Kamlesh Ayurveda. His physician forefathers treated the great kings of India in its golden era. Graduating from the University of Lucknow, India, he undertook a five-year degree course on Ayurvedic medicine, after which he was awarded the title "Ayurvedacharya." His search for knowledge led him throughout India and abroad, and included two years with his guru in the caves of the Himalayas.



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