healthy living programs

Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals

Tuition $520.  See Accommodation options and pricing on registration page.

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Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, senior Healthy Living faculty member at Kripalu, and author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.

Susan B. Lord

Susan B. Lord, MD, graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, completing her residency in family practice. From 1996 to 2007, she worked at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC. Since January 2008, she has been teaching and providing consultations at Kripalu.


Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is a longtime advocate for community wellness. She serves as medical director of the nonprofit Nutrition Center in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and has led numerous public workshops that underscore the connection between food and health. Lisa Nelson received her medical degree from the UMass Worcester, and completed residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center.


Annie B. Kay, MS, RD, RYT, is the lead integrative dietitian and senior Healthy Living Faculty member at Kripalu and author of Every Bite is Divine.


Integrative Nutrition: Kathie Madonna Swift

Experience Kripalu’s approach to nutritional wellness.

Expand your skills by exploring the Kripalu approach to whole-foods healing and clinical nutrition. This workshop features Kripalu’s world-class interdisciplinary team of leaders in integrative nutrition and whole-person health.

Deepen your experience of nutritional healing in a training that includes

  • Past and present food theories, traditions, nutritional discoveries, and controversies
  • Core nutritional systems and how they relate to common chronic syndromes and diseases
  • The psycho-physiological mechanisms through which yoga and other mind-body practices support lifestyle change
  • Kripalu’s approach to mindful eating
  • The foundations of Ayurveda
  • The dynamic relationship between digestion and health, and the critical role nutrition plays for the brain and heart
  • Integrative approaches to nutrition assessment
  • How to use whole foods, dietary supplements, and mind-body nutrition therapeutically
  • Culinary approaches for common health conditions.

This immersion focuses on the science, art, and practice of nutritional health and is ideal for physicians, nurses, nutritionists, registered dietitians, and other health-care professionals looking to find inspiration for both personal and professional development.

Recommendations (additional cost):

  • Add on a Nutritional Consultation
  • Schedule a Kripalu 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

The Berkshire Health Systems designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the joint sponsorship of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The Berkshire Healthy Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please note There is a $75 charge for CMEs.

This program is eligible for
  • 27 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 14.3 credits for Physicians (MD/DO), $30 additional charge
  • 27 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge
  • 25.5 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
  • 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge