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Kripalu Kitchen The Essentials

For everyone.

Learn kitchen basics in a fun and lighthearted program designed for fledgling cooks, or those who want to feel more confident with healthy cooking techniques. Build a solid foundation for your cooking practice by learning

  • How to organize your kitchen for efficiency
  • The basic equipment every kitchen should have
  • What staples to keep in your pantry
  • How to identify, purchase, and prepare vegetables, fruits, grains, and proteins
  • Fundamental knife skills
  • Simple cooking techniques.

This program with Kripalu’s Executive Chef includes a tour of the Kripalu Kitchen and plenty of time to unwind in yoga classes. To deepen your skills, combine this program with Kripalu Kitchen: Beyond the Basics.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Cooking and Nutrition


Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, began his career in classical French cuisine.

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