Annie Kay


The science of health is filled with mystery, but the basics of a healthful lifestyle can usually make things better. First, aim to understand what's going on white your health, then as compassionately as you're able, ponder the distance between where you are and where you want to go.

— Annie Kay


Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, C-IAYT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist. She is also a certified yoga therapist—a master yoga teacher at the E-500 RYT level certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapy—with a licensed private practice. 

In addition to hosting workshops and retreats, Annie speaks at scientific conferences and writes for blogs and magazines, including Eating Well Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yahoo Health,,, Spirit of Change, South End News/Bay Windows, and others. She formerly wrote for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble Healthcare Consumer Institute, and Boston Scientific. 

She's appeared on CNN, PBS, and numerous radio shows and podcasts. 


M.S. Boston University Nutrition Communications

B.S. Cornell University Nutritional Biochemistry

Certifications, Post-Graduate and Ongoing Study

Earth Partner Education Center/Pam Montgomery -Plant Spirit Healing Certification

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - Yoga Teacher Certification, 250 and 500 hour

CDC National Center for Social Marketing - Social Marketing Intensive

American Dietetic Association - Dietetic Registration (RD)

Harvard University Extension - Advanced Journalism Workshops


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