Virtual Cultural Immersions

While the pandemic has put the brakes on traveling for enrichment, it does not have to stop enrichment itself! That’s why we at Authentica are bringing you the best of what the world has to offer us so we can continue to have a more interesting and enriched life. Practice Zazen meditation with a Japanese Monk, walk through the bustling markets of Thailand for a cooking session, align your chakras with a Yoga workshop – all from the comfort of your own home.

Yoga Workshop

Yoga helps improves posture, flexibility, and immunity. Yog is the union of body, mind, and spirit. So join this session to exercise and strengthen this union, as an expert guides you through a rejuvenating asanas routine that includes sun salutations and basic yoga poses, with a focus on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. The session will also help you practice breathing techniques and align your chakras.

Yoga helps improves posture, flexibility, and immunity. Yog is the union of body, mind, and spirit. So join this session to exercise and strengthen this union, as an expert guides you through a rejuvenating asanas routine that includes sun salutations and basic yoga poses, with a focus on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. The session will also help you practice breathing techniques and align your chakras.

Thai Cooking Workshop

Let your taste buds explode with the combination of four key tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter which together give you that delectable and distinctive taste of Thailand. The Thai have a saying, gan gin gan yu, (as you eat, so you are), which is reflective of how integral food is to Thai culture and identity. What makes Thai food so unique is that it allows lots of leeway for personal preference. So come join us to learn from a trained chef about the principles of Thai cuisine.

Let your taste buds explode with the combination of four key tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter which together give you that delectable and distinctive taste of Thailand. The Thai have a saying, gan gin gan yu, that translates to “as you eat, so you are”, which is reflective of how integral food is to Thai culture and identity. What makes Thai food so unique is that it allows lots of leeway for personal preference. So come join us to learn from a trained chef about the principles of Thai cuisine and prepare a popular Thai dish.

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Sway to the beats of invigorating music as you learn a fun and energetic form of dance. Bollywood dance is a beautiful blend of different styles – from Jazz to classical Indian dance and Bhangra to Hip-Hop dance. A vibrant and entertaining style, Bollywood dancing is an exotic and exciting way of exercising and getting fit through dance. This session offers a fun and expressive workout which is suitable for dancers of all levels – and all genders.

Sway to the beats of invigorating music as you learn a fun and energetic form of dance. Bollywood dance is a beautiful blend of different styles – from Jazz to classical Indian dance and Bhangra to Hip-Hop dance. A vibrant and entertaining style, Bollywood dancing is an exotic and exciting way of exercising and getting fit through dance. This session offers a fun and expressive workout which is suitable for dancers of all levels – and all genders

Vietnamese Coffee-making Workshop

Join us to make a cup of authentic Vietnamese coffee. Learn about the long history of coffee production and the third wave of coffee style in Vietnam. Vietnamese coffee is rich, flavourful and sweet, with bold, dark nutty flavours. In this session, learn how to brew various styles of Vietnamese coffees and ask questions to your barista as (s)he helps you choose and brew a good cup back home. 

Join us to make a cup of authentic Vietnamese coffee. Learn about the long history of coffee production and the third wave of coffee style in Vietnam. Vietnamese coffee is rich, flavorful, and sweet, with bold, dark nutty flavors. In this session, learn how to brew various styles of Vietnamese coffees and ask questions to your barista as (s)he helps you choose and brew a good cup back home.

Zen Meditation Workshop

Experience a spiritually enriching Zazen session (seated meditation), a cornerstone of Zen Buddhism. More than just a method of relaxation and healing, it is the awakening of your true self by modeling Buddha’s own path to attaining spiritual enlightenment. Right from the striking of the Han to being guided through the Zazen posture, and ending with the chanting of the sutras, this holistic meditation workshop will help you enhance clarity and experience an inner awakening.

‘Beyond the distance, come and calm together. The joy that leads to “now and here”. Go to Zazen to bring your mind and breath to life.’

Experience a spiritually enriching Zazen session (seated meditation), a cornerstone of Zen Buddhism. More than just a method of relaxation and healing, it is the awakening of your true self by modeling Buddha’s own path to attaining spiritual enlightenment. Right from the striking of the Han to being guided through the Zazen posture, and ending with the chanting of the sutras, this holistic meditation workshop will help you enhance clarity and experience an inner awakening.

Indian Cooking Workshop

Bold and robust, Indian flavors have inspired chefs around the world. In this session learn how a wide variety of spices play a key role in this dynamic cuisine and how historical events such as invasions, trade relations, and colonialism have played a role in introducing certain foods to this country. Shake up your usual dinner repertoire as Indian cuisine allows you to get creative and adventurous with its array of spices and condiments

Bold and robust, Indian flavors have inspired chefs around the world. In this session learn how a wide variety of spices play a key role in this dynamic cuisine and how historical events such as invasions, trade relations, and colonialism have played a role in introducing certain foods to this country. Shake up your usual dinner repertoire as Indian cuisine allows you to get creative and adventurous with its array of spices and condiments.