Crescent City Ayurveda

Optimizing the health of New Orleanians

Upcoming Events

Okra Gone Global: Ayurvedic Cooking with a Creole Twist

Learn how to apply the healthy principles of Ayurvedic cooking to traditional New Orleans Creole cuisine!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

1 – 3 pm 

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113  

Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, is an ancient system of holistic medicine that uses food to address healing at the root of disease.


Every season, Crescent City Ayurveda will be bringing you a scrumptious and seasonal dish to expand your holistic horizons. In this fun and exciting cooking demonstration, learn how to bring these ancient teachings into your life using the culinary staples of New Orleans: in this case, okra! Our dish, smothered okra masala, brings together the flavors of New Orleans and India to give you a delicious, nutrient-packed delight.

In this class you will learn:

  • The six tastes of Ayurveda
  • The five guidelines for healthy eating
  • An easy and fun Creole dish with an Ayurvedic twist

The class will be offered by Henri Folse and Aria M. Mason and everyone will get a chance to eat a sample of the results!
Costs are $35 per person, which includes admission to SoFaB. You can sign up to pay through PayPal below. Don't miss out!
(In the event of cancellation, the class will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 15.)
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Past Events

Curry with Soul: Ayurvedic Cooking with a Creole Twist

Learn how to apply the healthy principles of Ayurvedic cooking to traditional New Orleans Creole cuisine!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6 – 8 pm 

Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center

4300 S Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70125 

Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, is an ancient system of holistic medicine that uses food to address healing at the root of disease.

In this fun and exciting cooking class, learn how to bring these ancient teachings into your life using the culinary staples of New Orleans.

In this class you will learn:

  • The six tastes of Ayurveda
  • The five guidelines for healthy eating
  • An easy and fun Creole dish with an Ayurvedic twist

For those of you who enjoyed the cooking class and would like to make the recipe at home, here is a link to the recipe. 
The New Orleans Public Library is not a sponsor, nor does it endorse any practices or points of view of the sponsors of this program.

Introduction to Ayurveda

Learn the basics of this ancient holistic science of healing in this free two hour talk.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 

6 – 8 PM

Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center

3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans, LA 70125

Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, is an ancient system of holistic medicine that addresses healing at the root of disease.

In this fascinating lecture, learn the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to bring these ancient teachings into your life through the food you eat.



In this lecture you will learn:

  • The causes of disease from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • The characteristics of the five elements and the three doshas
  • The six tastes of Ayurveda and how to apply them to balance the doshas
  • The five guidelines for healthy eating

Healing Your Life Ayurvedic Wellness Program

Learn how to take charge of your health and heal your life in these 6 two-hour classes based on the book Healing Your Life by Dr. Marc Halpern.

September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, November 7, 2017

6 - 8 PM

Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center

3900 General Taylor St.

New Orleans, LA 70125

In these fascinating, fun and interactive classes, learn how to bring the ancient teachings of Ayurveda into your life. Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, is an ancient system of holistic medicine that addresses healing at the root of disease.

In these six classes you will learn:

• The basic principles of Ayurveda

• Your natural constitution and the nature of any imbalances you may have

• The causes of disease

• How to heal your life using five sense therapies, including: food, touch (self-massage), aromatherapy, color therapy, sound healing and healthy lifestyle routines

• Healing techniques including meditation, nasal cleansing, pranayama (breathing techniques), and more!

To register for the class, please read carefully the Refund Policy and Registration Agreement below, fill out the registration form below and click the Register Now button, and then make a payment of $150 using the Buy Now button below.

Refund Policy

Full Refund available only up until 48 hours before the start of the program. No refund within 48 hours of the start of the program. Rarely, for reasons beyond the control of the Instructor, Crescent City Ayurveda, or the California College of Ayurveda, the course must be cancelled. If this occurs, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, the Instructor, Crescent City Ayurveda, and the California College of Ayurveda will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond tuition actually paid to the Instructor, Crescent City Ayurveda, and/or the California College of Ayurveda (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses). 

Registration Agreement

The California College of Ayurveda, Inc. (CCA) is a private college and is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to offer programs in the study of Ayurvedic medicine, as prescribed by the California standards set forth in the Education Code.


This agreement is legally binding when signed by the individual attending this workshop and accepted by the Instructor or by the California College of Ayurveda. Your agreement below acknowledges that you have been given reasonable time to read and understand this agreement and the Refund Policy listed above, that you agree to your rights and responsibilities, and that you have obtained information about the program that you plan to attend and agree to the timing, venue, fee, instructor, and intent of the program.