Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant and educator in the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda tradition. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she is the cofounder of Bhagavat Life, the only Ayurvedic culinary school, in New York. Having taught thousands of people how to cook, she and her husband Prentiss launched North America’s first Ayurvedic chef certification program and Divya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic restaurant in Manhattan. Divya is the author of “What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen” – the book is now in its 7th print with a German edition recently released also.
In this episode, we discuss:
•Divya’s path, growing up in Bulgaria and finding the hidden Bhakti yoga ashram, travelling to India, finding Ayurveda, and her restaurant in NYC
•The book that has profoundly impacted her path
•A common misconception about Ayurvedic food
•The key principles of Ayurvedic food and cooking
•The importance of spices and which Divya loves
•Divya’s favourite meal
•Her favourite must-have cookbooks
•Divya’s new upcoming offerings, including online cooking classes, and another book on the way!
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