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Ayurvedic Cooking Class and Therapies

Join Seventh Wonder Holistic Spa owner Falli Shah and her husband, Sunny, for an Ayurvedic cooking class from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 11, 2021. During this event, the pair will teach attendees how to make khichari—a dish known in Ayurveda to be cleansing, balancing and protein-rich. “This meal includes a vegetable side dish, salad and papadum—an Indian flatbread that is thin and cracker-like, often eaten as a snack,” says Falli. The class will be held on the spa’s outdoor deck, overlooking the garden.

According to Falli, Ayurveda aims to balance the body’s energies, known as the three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. “These energies consist of the five basic elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. It is an ancient practice meant to heal the whole body, mind and spirit,” she explains. “At Seventh Wonder we recognize the key to health is to honor our true nature.”

In addition, Seventh Wonder Holistic Spa’s in-house Ayurvedic practitioner, Vaidya Goswami, offers many different Ayurvedic treatments including Shirodhara, Abhyanga and Indian Head and Shoulder Therapy, to name a few. “His specialty is in pain management and weight loss ritual. He works with clients to structure treatment plans and makes remedies, tailored specific to your needs, with all-natural ingredients from India,” affirms Falli.

Cost for cooking class: $45. Location: 4236 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville. To register, call 904-381-8686 or visit Seventh-Wonder.com/events. A full list of Ayurvedic treatments can be found at Seventh-Wonder.com/Services/Ayurveda-Treatments/.