Transform your
mind, body & spirit

At The Healing Cuisine, our intention is to share the delicious simplicity of healing with whole organic food.  Through our healing retreats, plant-based culinary vacation packages, raw chef certification, cooking classes, raw food diet, juice cleanse detox programs, and private chef services, we provide easy access to healthy, lactose free, gluten free, live superfoods and macrobiotic gourmet ingredients, prepared in or delivered to your vacation home in the jungle or at the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Meet The Chef

Joanne Gerrard Young is an international chef, holistic nutritionist, health educator and mother. She is a leader in the organic and non-gmo food movements. Her mission is to teach people that healthy food can be delicious and fulfilling and to raise awareness of the amazing healing, clarifying and energizing powers of whole.

Create incredible, healthy & nutritious meals

The healing cuisine offers a variety of classes for creating incredible, healthy & nutritious meals. Both group and private classes are available. Read below for more information!

Living Foods
Made Easy

Add more life energy to your daily routine


Learn to create a scrumptious tropical meal


Increase your energy, feel satisfied and nourished

Custom Retreats

Plan Your Tour With Us

Design your retreat of any length, with plant-based foods, raw foods, juicing, yoga, private chef, surfing, massages, healing treatments of choice. Including lymphatic drainage & relaxation massages, reiki, energy balancing therapy, treatment & consultation with an experienced doctor of Chinese medicine. Our staff will help you plan your entire trip to Costa Rica!

A Message From Joan

When I was asked to create the ultimate cleanse experience, I knew it had to be here in Costa Rica, where superfoods grow on trees.