This training has been postponed.


Meanwhile we are offering Simple Ayurvedic Cooking. This is ideal for beginners and for those who are new to the Hale Pule approach to cooking.


Become a certified Ayurvedic chef

Food is medicine. It has the power to heal and transform our bodies and minds. When we approach eating from its true, sacred nature, it is like no other medicine on the planet.

Learn to use the healing power of food as a certified Ayurvedic chef. In this 100-hour program, you’ll learn to incorporate the principles of Ayurveda into personal and commercial kitchens to bring health and wholeness to every body. This certification is ideal for Ayurvedic health counsellors and practitioners who want to better support clients' eating habits or for anyone looking to become a personal Ayurvedic chef, run a catering business, prepare healing food at a spa or wellness centre or simply enhance your family’s or client's eating habits.

“People always ask me what we do to make the food so wonderful and healing at Hale Pule. I say it’s not just what we cook, it’s how we cook that makes the difference.”

- Myra Lewin, Founder and Director of Hale Pule and author of Simple Ayurvedic Recipes and Freedom in Your Relationship with Food


Create healing Ayurvedic recipes

After attending this program, you’ll understand how to use food as a tool for healing and self-discovery. You’ll be able to walk into any setting – whether it is your client's home, a Yoga teacher training, retreat center, spa or your own kitchen – and prepare delicious, simple meals that heal from the inside out.

In this 100-hour certification program, you’ll learn:

  • How to apply the principles of Ayurveda, including bhutas, doshas, agni, dhatus, food combining, gurvadi gunas and maha gunas, to every bite.
  • The use of Ayurvedic herbs and spices to bring healing, balance and great taste.
  • How to lead cooking workshops and one-on-one training for individuals desiring a healthy relationship with what and how they eat.
  • How to prepare meals for different needs, including illness recovery, restoring balance and large group settings where people have a range of health issues.
  • How to bring sattva into meals by creating a harmonious cooking environment, managing your energy as a chef, applying sustainable cooking practices and understanding the role of prana in food.
  • In-depth instruction in meal planning, recipe development, kitchen management, cooking tools and food preparation.
  • What it takes to cook with consciousness in a commercial setting, including catering events and professional kitchens.
  • How to respond to trends in eating and work with clients based on their unique starting points.
  • The many ways you can work as an Ayurvedic chef and tips to start your own business.
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Hale Pule's Ayurvedic chef training includes:

  • Lodging for 13 nights surrounded by nature in simple, shared accommodation.
  • Free access to our online course, A State of Health: Getting Started with Ayurveda, so you can be ready upon arrival with an understanding of the basics of Ayurveda.
  • An Ayurvedic health consultation, done via video conference prior to your arrival so you can learn to become your own healer.
  • Three Ayurvedic meals a day of organic, locally grown, vegetarian food.
  • Instruction to develop a personal spiritual practice to enhance your work as an Ayurvedic chef, including Vedic fire ceremonies, pranayama, meditation and Yoga asana.
  • A select, intimate group setting designed to give you daily hands-on experience in the kitchen so you can develop the confidence and skills you need to work as an Ayurvedic chef.

“The lessons have helped to anchor my knowledge of Ayurveda. I feel motivated and inspired to prepare fresh nourishing meals with a little more creativity, and to continue sharing this wisdom with love. ”


How you'll spend your days in Hale Pule's Ayurvedic chef training:

We have created a daily schedule for this training that works with the Ayurvedic concept of dinacharya. Within this structure, your body will realign to nature’s rhythms and you will feel more creative and vibrant

Your daily dinacharya

5:00 a.m. | vedic fire ceremony, pranayama and meditation

6:30a.m. | Yoga asana

7:30 a.m | breakfast of fresh, organic food

8:15 a.m. | morning lecture and kitchen practicum or farm work followed by lecture and kitchen practicum (alternating days)

12:00 p.m. | lunch of fresh, organic food followed by personal time

2:00 p.m. | afternoon lecture and practicum in the kitchen

5:00 p.m. | dinner of fresh, organic food

6:30 p.m. | evening guided meditation and sunset agnihotra to honor the setting of the sun

8:30 p.m. | lights out

Application discounts and details

  • Receive a $200 discount when you pay in full 2 months in advance.
  • Hale Pule students and graduates of our programs, including the 200-hour Yoga teacher training, Ayurvedic Health Counsellor Program, and Ayurvedic Treatment training, receive an additional $100 off.
  • Once you submit your application will be contacted for an interview.
  • A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your place upon acceptance.
  • All students accepted into the program will be required to complete pre-work. Details will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Please note that there will be a small additional transaction fee for international payments.

Myra Lewin is a NAMA-certified PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider. This program is eligible for continuing education credits for Ayurvedic practitioners and Yoga teachers with NAMA.