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Introduction to Botanical Cooking From Nature to Kitchen

Herbal traditions provide valuable tools for empowered, connected, and meaningful self-care. In this accessible introductory program, explore a handful of culinary herbs and wild edibles in depth, and learn to identify and harvest them, grow and care for them.

Deepen your connection with nature and yourself as you

  • Learn the health benefits of botanical cooking
  • Explore techniques for preparing and using culinary herbs and wild edibles through demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Integrate mindful practices into cooking and eating
  • Get outside to explore Kripalu’s herb gardens and forage for wild edibles
  • Connect consciously with nature.

Weave botanical wisdom into your diet and lifestyle and return home with recipes and seeds to bring your own botanical kitchen to life.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Cooking and Nutrition


Brittany Wood Nickerson is a practicing herbalist, health educator, and cook with a background in Western, Ayurvedic, and Chinese herbal medicine.

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Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is an author, nutritionist, Kripalu faculty member, and important voice in whole-foods nutrition and yoga.

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