With over 28 years of cooking experience, Jahnavi Foster brings to the table her vast knowledge of different culinary styles. She has learned to prepare various cuisines from people from India, Italy and Mexico. Jahnavi specializes in healthy vegetarian cuisine and creates original recipes to meet the needs of individuals following vegan and gluten free diets. Her emphasis is in the preparation of whole foods: grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits. Over the years, she has taught vegetarian cooking and nutrition classes to inspire individuals to live a healthier and more conscientious lifestyle.
Jahnavi is a health and wellness educator, certified empowerment coach, certified yoga teacher and a licensed massage therapist-–educated in the field of alternative medicine and integrative wellness. She has been an avid student of Vedic Philosophy for the past 30 years. For twelve years she lived in an ashram where she dedicated herself to the process of receiving timeless wisdom. Jahnavi studied dozens of Sanskrit and Bengali Texts while engaged in the practice of meditation and yoga. Her advanced training in traditional yoga led to certifications in the Hatha, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga practices.
In 2007, Jahnavi started her own business, Quiet Mountain Sanctuary–a private mountain retreat, which she ran from her home in the Catskill Mountain Park. Jahnavi provided yoga class, therapeutic massage, vegetarian cooking and nutrition, guided hikes, and meaningful conversation to her guests. Quiet Mountain Sanctuary closed its doors in 2013, but Jahnavi continues her work as a Health and Wellness Educator at Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston, NY.
In 2012 Jahnavi published a new edition of her book Divine Love: an inspired spiritual dialogue based on Traditional Ancient Wisdom. Through her writings, Jahnavi hopes to uplift humanity and assist with the processing of reawakening that is now taking place in the world.
Jahnavi is currently working on her second book: a vegetarian cookbook–inspired by her work at Mother Earth’s.