Kitchen Ritual Cooking Retreats


Kitchen Ritual Retreats are your opportunity to reconnect to the magic of cooking.

Come remember what it is to feel nourished. Experience how joyful cooking can be when you can enjoy the process from start to finish, instead of treating it as a grueling chore. Through mindful group cooking sessions, guided meditation exercises, and contemplative journaling, we will examine our relationships with food, while building culinary skills to take home and share.

Each retreat will include both cooking theory and practice, while introducing different themes and cuisines, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Kitchen Ritual retreats are open to all, regardless of your comfort level in the kitchen.



February 2–4, 2018 // Ojai, CA
Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

Nestled in Ojai's secluded East End, a magical estate with two kitchens awaits us, ready to be filled with tastes, smells and our collective mindful energy.

Together, we'll examine barriers that may prevent us from finding joy in our kitchens, and uncover ways to make cooking a fun, nourishing experience.

This intimate retreat will include:

  • Hands-on cooking sessions, including an in-depth class on Plant-Based Vietnamese Cuisine
  • Introductory talk on Ayurveda & Food
  • A visit to the Ojai Farmers Market to source our final meal together
  • Optional guided meditation and Yoga Nidra sessions
  • Journaling activities
  • Free time for connecting, hiking, relaxing, reading
  • Recipe packets to take home
  • Two nights accommodations and all meals
  • The opportunity for participants to request specific themes/modules for coverage in our time together

Pricing & Accommodations

* All rooms have shared bathrooms, shared by maximum 2-3 people. For those with significant financial need, contact Meredith about work-trade options

Main House - Queen Bed Rooms (1 available)
$625 single occupancy/$575 double occupancy

Main House - Twin Bed Room (SOLD OUT)
$550 single occupancy only

Main House - Shared "Indoor Camping" (2 twin daybeds available in private sitting room - BYO bedding; 1 spot available)
$475 per person

Guest House - Queen Bed Rooms (SOLD OUT)
$575 single occupancy/$525 double occupancy

Commuter Rate
For Ojai locals, or those wishing to arrange their own accommodations
$375 per person

To register, email me ( with your desired accommodation and I will get back to you to confirm availability. Payment accepted via Venmo or Paypal, or via other arrangements. Balance due at time of booking, or a payment plan can be worked out as needed.


About the location: This retreat will be hosted at a small, private retreat center in Ojai's East End. Built in 1908, this historic property was once home to J. Krishnamurti, and features a main house and guest house, a yoga studio space, outdoor koi garden, and a bio-pool for swimming. The secluded property is a perfect location for star-gazing, enjoying sunset views over the Topa Topa mountains, and a place where your soul will feel at ease. Click the gallery images below to see this stunning property in its full splendor!

Stay tuned for more 2018 Kitchen Ritual Retreats soon!

Want to host a Kitchen Ritual retreat in your part of the country? Contact Meredith using the button at the bottom of this page.