healthy living programs

Nutrition and Cooking Immersion

This popular program provides you with a strong foundation in nutritional science while also showing you how to use that information to create simple, healthy meals for you and your family. Come learn to create health right in your kitchen, and have fun doing it.


Tuition $460. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.

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Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, LDN, RYT, is Lead Nutritionist at Kripalu. Author of the award-winning Every Bite Is Divine, she is also an integrative dietitian and a Kripalu Yoga teacher. Annie is the former director of the Osteoporosis Awareness Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. For nearly 20 years, she has been an advocate for science-based mind-body health in the national media, at conferences and workshops, and through her writing. She knits, cooks, gardens, and writes.

Jeremy Rock Smith

Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and began his career in classical French cuisine, working in fine restaurants in the United States and abroad. In 2005, Jeremy’s love for teaching and natural foods led him to Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, where he applied his classical training to creating healthy cuisine in their kitchen and as a demonstration chef. He joined Kripalu in 2010 as Chef de Cuisine.


The teachers were truly amazing—passionate, inspiring, engaging, and genuine. They walk their talk. They emphasized the importance of trusting your body and listening to its wisdom, and really encouraged me to continue to follow my own unique path.
– Carrie Ann B.

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Create health right in your kitchen.

Do you want to eat healthier and cook more of your own meals? Would you like to feel more comfortable in the kitchen? Join us as a leading nutritionist and Kripalu’s Executive Chef share the latest nutritional research and the best ways to prepare food to ensure that you get the most out of your meals.

Come and learn

  • How to prepare healthy, whole-food meals
  • The art of shopping with economics and the planet in mind
  • Which foods promote health and well-being
  • Why the way you cook your food is so important
  • Time-saving cooking tips and techniques.

Gain an in-depth understanding of which foods, cooking methods, and herbs and spices help to promote health, vitality, and mental clarity. Return home with delicious new recipes and the confidence you need to get in the kitchen and start cooking.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on a private Nutritional Consultation
  • Take care of your body with a healing Kripalu Meditative Massage

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

Additional information:

CE Credits
This program is eligible for :
  • 23 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge
  • 21.8 credits for Registered Nurses (RN), $30 additional charge
  • 23 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge