My Favourite Sadhana: Sarita

My Favourite Sadhana: Sarita

In this series of blog posts we will invite some of the Wise Earth Master Teachers and Sadhakas to share with us their own experiences of Kitchen Sadhana.

For our first post we’d like to introduce Sadhaka-Adept and Master Teacher Sarita from Pennsylvania in the USA.

sarita headshot

Tell us about your studies and practice with Wise Earth Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda has been my personal spiritual study since 1996.  I have been personally trained by Maya Tiwari, world spiritual leader, author of 6 books and founder of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda.  I’ve earned the title of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda Master Teacher, which means my study exceeds 1000 hours. I currently train Wise Earth Ayurveda practitioners worldwide in 4 Ayurveda programs.  Maya continues to mentor me in the science of Ayurveda, and I continue to teach and develop monthly meditation workshops, and seasonal yoga/ayurveda retreats.

In 2010, Wise Earth School of Ayurveda awarded me the title of Sadhaka-Adept.  It is a great honor to be called a sadhaka.  It means one who is devoted to practicing daily life as sadhana (conscious living).  Most importantly, it acknowledges my ability to apply what I have learned in Yoga & Ayurveda to my daily life. The hallmark of being a sadhaka adept is always seeking the easiest, simplest solution to life challenges, while maintaining a steady inner state. My personal commitment to inner harmony makes my life extraordinarily rich in many ways.

Sarita and her ironWhat is your favourite sadhana practice in the kitchen and why?  

My favorite practice is roasting spices because it fills my kitchen with such a wonderful aroma. It immediately brings me to my center.

What is your favourite item in your sadhana kitchen (if you have a picture please send too but this is not essential)? How does this item connect you to sadhana when you use it? My favorite item in my kitchen is my round flat iron.  I love making toast and grilled sandwhiches on it.  Guests visiting me are always curious as to why I don’t have a toaster, but as soon as they taste the toast I make on the flat iron, they don’t care anymore! Its so delicious.

I love it so much because it reminds me of my grandmother, who used to make me toast and oatmeal every morning I stayed with her.  She made the best toast in the universe!  The other reason I love it so much is because it reminds me to stay simple and hands on with my food.  Less electronic devices, more love.


How can we find out more about you and your work? 

You can use my web site

Thank you Sarita, Hari OM!