Diksha McCord (Blanche Agassy McCord) was the head chef at The Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat for seven years, where she now teaches vegetarian cooking classes. She also teaches meditation, yoga, and spiritual living classes. She grew up in Israel where she learned Kosher
cooking. She also lived in Japan for three years and was a research
Temple cooking with a Buddhist monk. She has also studied Ayurvedic,
macrobiotic and Indian cooking from premier California chefs.
Diksha has been part of the Teaching staff at the Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat for over 11 years. She graduated from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts and from Bezalel National Academy of The Arts.