Spring Forward Virtual Cooking Class

A Sumptuous Earth Day Meal

April 25th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

3 Ingredients - 3 Ways
Asparagus, Beets, & Homemade Sausage

Join us in your kitchen & discover new twists on spring favorites. Expand food's potential with poached, roasted, pickled, crumbled, pesto'd, sauced, and spiced. Broaden your horizons 3 ways!

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Spring Forward Virtual Cooking Class

A Sumptuous Earth Day Meal

April 25th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

3 Ingredients - 3 Ways
Asparagus, Beets, & Homemade Sausage

Join us in your kitchen & discover new twists on spring favorites. Expand food's potential with poached, roasted, pickled, crumbled, pesto'd, sauced, and spiced. Broaden your horizons 3 ways!

Yes! Sign me up!

Spring Forward Virtual Cooking Class

A Sumptuous Earth Day Meal

April 25th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

3 Ingredients - 3 Ways
Asparagus, Beets, & Homemade Sausage

Join us in your kitchen & discover new twists on spring favorites. Expand food's potential with poached, roasted, pickled, crumbled, pesto'd, sauced, and spiced. Broaden your horizons 3 ways!

Discover the health benefits of some spring favorites and how to cook them in ways you and your taste buds never imagined!

A Virtual Cooking Class

April 25th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

$85

Get ready to make magic in your kitchen. We'll supply you with a shopping list, prep video, and all the recipes so you can cook along side us in your kitchen!

Herbal and Ayurvedic bath ritual during special and spiritual occasion. A holy hindu ritual in India.

Be empowered in your kitchen and discover the diversity of your everyday ingredients, and make new delicious creations.

In addition to the recipes we'll make together in class, we'll share cooking and prep techniques that will make your meals more nutritious and delicious.

This class is for you if:

You want fun, easy, and flavorful new recipes, while taking charge of your health with naturally nutrient dense foods!

You're looking for diversity on your plate, and are ready for some new cooking techniques.

You're excited to learn more about how to use Ayurveda in the kitchen, this flavor packed ancient wisdom from India.

You're ready to expand your use of spices and herbs, which are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

You love Ayurvedic concepts and would love to dive in and learn more with two seasoned foodies, nutritionists, and Ayurvedic teachers.

You want to "eat better" but it's hard to know what to do and where to start!

You're ready for some inspiration in the kitchen, and you want to take the day to focus on YOU!


I LOVED your class so much! Virtual cooking with you is the best! I thought you did a great job at preparing us-- I loved having the ingredient list and your video to help me get ready– S.W.


Here's how we'll do it!

When: Sunday April 25th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

10:00 - 12:00 PM PST - Cooking in the kitchen

  • Asparagus 3 Ways - Spring Soup, Noodles, & Pesto
    You'll have a new stalky friend to bring to the table.
  • Beets 3 Ways - Raw Pickled, Dry Rubbed Roasted, & Poached
    The perfect spring liver food.
  • Sausage 3 Ways - Patties, Crumble, & Meatballs
    Make your own sausage, spiced your way.

12:00- 12:30 Community Virtual Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM PST- Break - Finish lunch and clean up your kitchen.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Learn more nutrient dense cooking techniques - Protein qualities and meat parts - who needs what, when? Fatty/fat rich, lean, dark, or white?

How to butcher a chicken so you can use all parts - braising, roasting, and stock.

Prebiotic rich foods - Spring foods like beets and asparagus are prebiotic and nourish the microbiome - learn more about how the fibers in these foods interact with your microbiome.

When you register, you'll get an shopping list and prep video so you'll be ready to follow along and cook during the morning session.

In addition to the live cooking session, nutrition lesson, and Q&A, this class includes recipes and handouts.

Cost: $85

Where: In your own kitchen - join on Zoom

Why: Because you're worth it ... make 2021 the tastiest and healthiest year of your life!

Even if you can't join us for the class live, we'll be recording and sending out the replay, so you can sign up and enjoy the class on your own.


Spring Forward A Sumptuous Earth Day Meal will inspire you in your kitchen with new recipes, and open you to the possibilities of your everyday food in the springtime, with 3 new ways to cook and prepare a meal.


Your Hosts for the Virtual Cooking Class

Mary Sheila Gonnella has over 13 years of experience helping people reclaim their health. As a board certified holistic nutritionist and an Ayurvedic practitioner, she provides the information, insight, empowerment, and support you need to take charge of your health and live the life you were meant to live.

She creates a uniquely supportive experience for her clients and students. Her passion makes nutrition concepts come to life, leading her clients to consistently successful outcomes.


Mary Sheila has a way of teaching that is positive and not fear based. Her message is that food and lifestyle changes that can reverse health conditions don’t have to be extreme. Mary Sheila’s approach is informative as well as fun- as all learning should be.

– Jennifer M.


DeAnna Batdorff began her career in 1987 and is the founder of The dhyana Center of Therapeutics, Inc.

She is an Ayurvedic and Tibetan Practitioner and Educator, Massage Therapist, Western Herbalist, Nutrition Counselor and Clinical Aromatherapist.

She presently oversees The dhyana Center in the heart of Sonoma County. DeAnna is committed to inspiring all people to heal, learn and grow through elemental theory, understanding how the body works, and making the connection between mind, body, and spirit.

She lovingly credits all of her teachers along the way: Michael Tierra, Marcel Lavabre, Dr. Lobsang Rapgay, Swami Niranjananda, Dr. Lad, and Ed Bauman. DeAnna has supported well over 150,000 clients and students and considers them to be the best teachers she could ever have.


"When it came to the "food as medicine" picture, DeAnna basically taught what we all cellularly understand as humans. My relationship with food, and my body, completely shifted, and then as a practitioner and future healthcare worker, I was given many, many new tools to help patients/clients. "


Spring into deliciousness today!

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