Sandra Hartmann, holistic Ayurveda nutritionist, chef and book author, born in 1973 in Croatia, has 30 years of experience in Ayurvedic cuisine. In the 1990s, she spent 7 years in Vedic monasteries across Europe and India learning bhakti yoga meditation and Ayurvedic cooking. The alchemy of cooking and the healing power of Ayurveda fascinated the talented cook and she dutifully studied under the guidance of Vedic Brahmins (priests).
Sandra is the founder of the first Ayurvedic Cooking School of Vienna where she dedicates her life to share her knowledge and experience by running workshops and training future Ayurvedic chefs. In 2009, Sandra published her first Ayurveda cookbook which has become bestseller in German: "Der Schatz der Ayurveda Küche" (The Treasure of the Ayurveda Cuisine). The Ayurveda Alchemist Cookbook is new, updated version written with love and dedication to increase consciousness of people trough hidden power of sacred food.