Last week visiting Shaman, Energy Healer and Author Swami Sadashiva Tirtha guided some of our guests through a very interesting Ayurveda workshop here at the resort.
To begin the day, Swami conducted a serene yoga meditation session outdoors by the new waterfront deck, alongside the gleaming turquoise waters of True Blue Bay and the Caribbean Sea’s pristine horizon.
After a little break, drinking fresh lemongrass and moringa tea locally grown at the resort, all participants sat by the Dodgy Dock lounge area to commence the workshop. All participants learned about the Ayurveda basics, and took a guided quiz to define their Doshas. Then Swami explained about the foods, colours, spices and aromas that compliment each individual Dosha.
After this, all participants sat to enjoy a delicious Ayurveda lunch prepared by our local Sous Chef Esther, guided by Swami in the principles of Aryuveda cooking. Esther, although a bit nervous about the new experience, cooked an extraordinary lunch. This consisted of carrot and ginger soup, followed by a plate of aromatic, fresh, locally grown vegetables and grains seasoned with Grenadian spices and home made ghee. Raita and local chutneys where also available at the table. Fresh lemon grass ice tea and delicious locally made Lassi were the drinks enjoyed by the group . But the highlight of the meal was the pineapple and coconut ice creams prepared by Pastry Chef Luciann.
The workshop was followed, a couple days later, by a hands-on cooking class, conducted in part by Sous Chef Esther explaining the correct way to purchase (or pick) and then cook local Callaloo. Swami then explained the Ayurveda techniques of portion control and cooking. After the cooking session, the time came for participants to enjoy once again a scrumptious lunch prepared by themselves.
Swami Sadashiva Tirtha is the author of The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, & Longevity http://www.swamisadashivatirtha.com/
For more information about future Ayurveda workshops and yoga meditation sessions contact [email protected].