healthy living programs

Transforming Stress: Mindful Living and the Art of Nourishment

Tuition $440. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.



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.

Healthy Living Faculty Each of Kripalu’s Healthy Living Programs is taught by an outstanding team of skilled health and wellness professionals who draw on many years of experience working with people to turn their health around through integrated approaches to healthy living.


Transforming Stress: Mindful Living and the Art of Nourishment

Susan Lord on Stress


This program is the best investment of time, energy, and money I have made in myself. Susan Lord is exceptional.
– Alexandra A.

Ultimate self-care involves a resilient response to life’s stressors. Stress can diminish us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, causing suffering and illness. Meditation and mind-body practices offer an effective way to manage stress and transform it into creative energy.

This workshop addresses the challenge of making sustainable lifestyle changes and provides the scientific knowledge and skills to support those healthy changes. Integrative physician Susan Lord uses a small-group format to help you uncover personal issues that trigger your stress response.

You learn

  • The science behind the stress response and how to elicit its antidote: the relaxation response
  • A variety of simple mind-body modalities, including meditation, drawing, movement, and writing exercises to recognize and transform stress
  • The seven steps of mindful living to change old patterns of thought and behavior
  • A personalized plan to create a balanced, rewarding, and sustainable lifestyle when you return home.

Explore new ways to nourish your mind, body, and spirit in this deeply nurturing experience of self-discovery.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on a private Nutritional Consultation
  • Relieve stress with a relaxing 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.