Ojas Ayurvedic Kitchen x Mei Mei Summer Edition
8/19 5:30pm & 8pm seatings
Meet our team!
Bella Salomon is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, certified culinary nutrition expert and plant-based wellness chef. While she has been a passionate home cook for many years, it was while living in Israel that she fell in love with hosting dinners for guests with her husband Uriel through Eatwith, a hub for immersive food experiences. Her background in health care and training in culinary nutrition have contributed to her interest in using food to help people achieve optimal well-being.
In the kitchen she’s known for her attention to detail through interesting ingredients, garnishes, oil infusions, homemade ferments, and twists on otherwise traditional dishes. As the head chef of Ojas Ayurvedic Kitchen, Bella develops modern Ayurvedic recipes for our pop-up events and is available for hire for private parties, individuals, families and retreats. For the past two years, she’s been the personal chef and mama for her two young boys, and nourishing them is her most important job.
Laura Ahrens is a yoga teacher and teacher of teachers, owner of The New School of Yogic Arts, and provider of quality yoga education that emphasizes the intersection of tradition and innovation. She has well over 500 hours of formal training and continues to study with her teachers.
She’s currently in Ayurveda school with Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda. She teaches classes weekly in Brookline and the South End, co-leads Yoga/Ayurveda staycation retreats with Lauren Massalas, leads several domestic and international retreats per year, and will lead her 20th retreat this summer.
In addition to her work in Yoga & Ayurveda, Laura co-owns sustainable and vegan clothing company Miakoda
Lauren Massalas is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, yoga instructor, and registered nurse in the Mass Eye and Ear PACU. Lauren completed a 650 hour Ayurvedic training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and leads workshops weaving yoga, Ayurvedic food, and lifestyle medicine. Lauren believes in the paradox that Ayurveda is a modern medicine, and her gift is to make this ancient system accessible regardless of life’s demands.
Lauren leads seasonal Yoga/Ayurveda staycation retreats with Laura Ahrens that provide immersive Ayurveda experiences. Catch Lauren at her weekly yoga classes in Brookline and the South End that emphasize Ayurveda.
Natasha Gayl Deych
Natasha is a holistic chef who uses personalized meal plans and custom-prepared meal delivery to help clients feel truly nourished. Inspired by Ayurveda, and with certifications in yoga and health coaching, Natasha teaches lifestyle and behavioral habits so that her nutrient-dense creations can be absorbed in every way.
Her approach is specialized to all of your wants and needs without sacrificing flavor and excitement. A coaching call precedes all cheffery. Natasha is super available to clients, and has been known to check in to offer support, real-time advice, and accountability to help you make lasting change.
Slow Down, Love Hard, Live Juicy
Our mission is to bring the slow, seasonal food revolution to our community to encourage personal and collective health.