healthy living programs

Nutrition and Cooking Immersion

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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.


Listen: Food, Glorious Food! with Jeremy Rock Smith


Annie has lovely energy, deep knowledge, and a fun loving spirit. It’s a joy to be in the same room with her and to listen to her words of wisdom. Jeremy is amazing on many levels! He is of course an amazing chef, but also amazing teacher. He picked just the right combination of essential techniques and recipes to present and teach us. All the while, he is an absolute genius at entertaining! Had a blast learning from Jeremy. Would do it again and again!
– Alexia R., New York, NY

Create health right in your kitchen.

For everyone.

Do you want to eat healthier and cook more of your own meals? Would you like to feel more comfortable in the kitchen? In this workshop, Annie B. Kay and Jeremy Rock Smith 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 Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 21.75 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
  • 23 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge