Category Archives: Events

Two Scientists in the Kitchen

Spaghetti Squash with Parsley Lemon PestoDeciding what to eat has gotten so complicated, it seems you need a scientist in the kitchen. So don’t worry – now you’ve got two! Mostly we are two foodies who want to have fun in the kitchen, then sit down to the sensuous pleasures of leisurely enjoying a beautiful meal. Join me along with my pal, Dr. Gilah Rosner, in my home town of Santa Fe, September 7-11, 2016 for our retreat, “Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, Joyful Eating”. We’ll serve you bite size portions of the latest nutritional science, along with generous helpings of traditional wisdom regarding the preparation and enjoyment of wholesome food. Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun?

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At Home with Joan – a Retreat in Santa Fe!

Dear Friends,

I have some very exciting news for you. My husband Gordon and I moved to Santa Fe about a year ago, and people keep asking, “Are you doing any programs in Santa Fe? It’s such a great place!”

Santa Fe is indeed a treasure.  So I’m proud to announce the first ever “At Home with Joan” retreat.  I looked all over Santa Fe for the best venue and found a beautiful, historic monastery a short walk from the charming Santa Fe Plaza. You are going to love it.

So… what is the retreat about, you may be wondering? It’s called Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, Joyful Eating! All my favorite subjects. We’ll explore how cutting-edge nutritional science and ancient holistic wisdom work together to enhance our well being, and we’ll experience the Zen of eating – using narrative psychology, the power of pleasure, and mind-body practices as dynamic tools to jumpstart your path to joyful eating and radiant health.

I’ll be joined by my friend Gilah Rosner, who like me, is a medical scientist who left academia and hospital practice to expand her horizons. She is a wise woman, scientist, herbalist, and fine chef. Like me, Gilah knows that how we eat is as important as what we eat, and that each of us can find our optimal nutritional plan that is delicious, wholesome, and fun to prepare.

So, come and join us to feed your body, mind, and spirit. There will even be hands on cooking demonstrations.  And at last you can end food confusion since both Gilah and I have spent years studying the art and science of personalized nutrition.

What a deal! You get to feed your left brain, your right brain, and your tummy. That’s what I call a full service retreat…capped at 30 participants so that we can have an intimate time together.

Read all about it right here

And please, come and join me. It’s best to reserve your place now since the retreat is sure to fill up quickly.  And you get a discount for early registration as well.

With joy,  Joan

Dr. Joan Borysenko – The Science of Personalized Nutrition

Why am I on a campaign to increase nutritional literacy > Easy- knowing why what we eat matters can change our personal health and the health of our country. Check out my short video on the 5 pillars of dietary doom. It’s part of a presentation that I crafted for the World Summit of Integrative Medicine– an impressive online conference that will start airing soon!

To learn more about this important subject, join Dr. Joan Borysenko at the World Summit of Integrative Medicine – 7 days – 49 groundbreaking speakers – all online – October 5th to 11th, 2015 – Register Now –

A Women’s Spiritual Retreat with Joan Borysenko and Karen Drucker

Ready for some summer fun and inspiration? Want to laugh and cry, learn a lot, kick up your heels, and enjoy the company of a fabulous group of women?

Come on along to the 4th annual east coast women’s spiritual retreat that I facilitate along with the divine Karen Drucker at the Kripalu Center for Yoga an Health in Stockbridge, MA. It’s a fabulous place that nurtures body, mind, and spirit- a perfect place to recharge, renew, and have a great time.

July 17-19, 2015 – Click here for details.

Take Back Your Health

Listen to as Dallas Brown interviews Joan about her book The PlantPlus Diet Solution and the Spiritual Solutions for Women workshop.

Joan will join Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert and other powerful women at the very first Spiritual Solutions for Women this May. This unique, one-of-a-kind event is just for women.

Spiritual Solutions for Women
May 28 – 31, 2015
The Chopra Center at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

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