Olaf Fischer
Kushi Institute

    center for natural healin

Newsletter April 2011 ..

Kushi Store Featured Book
NEW - Summer Levels!
Campus News
Making a Difference

  Olaf FischerKushi Store  

Your online source for the highest quality macrobiotic food, books, cookware and more

Book Highlight:

A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health  by Meg Wolff      

Book Meg Wolff

After enduring the loss of her leg to bone cancer, and her breasts to a radical mastectomy when the cancer returned, Meg decided to take it upon herself to search for answers.


"Doctors gave me little hope after I'd been through all the traditional medical treatments.

"So I gave a macrobiotic diet a try. I believe it saved my life. I eat a more modified plant-based diet now and remain very healthy 12 years out.

"My cookbook
A Life in Balance is packed with healthy, easy, delicious, plant-based recipes - mine and some from very special guest contributors, famous and not-so famous!"

  - Meg Wollf

Although it's filled with wonderful recipes, you'll find Meg Wolff's A Life in Balance is far more than a cookbook.

Click here to purchase A Life in Balance


Call 800-645-8744






Kushi Institute programs are

a life-changing experience!


Upcoming Dates:  


Click on a program name for more info 


Free Open House

Mini-classes, snacks and more! 

Starting at 1:30 p.m.

May 14

October 15  


Way to Health 7 days 

Every Month!  Next dates:  

May 1-7

June 26-July 2
July 24-30

Aug 21-27 

Way to Health PLUS 7 days  

Our most hands-on cooking program 

8 times a year! Next dates:

May 8-14

June 5-11

July 3-9

August 28-Sept 3


MINI Way to Health 4 days 

Every Month! Next dates:

May 19-22
June 16-19
July 14-17
August 18-21


Macrobiotic Leadership Certificate  

Program (Levels)  

This 3 month program can be attended in time frames to suit your needs. Minimum time is a week-long "Module".

Level 1 start dates   

July 17-24   (Module A & B only)  

September 18


8-Day Healthy Weight Loss 8 days

September 4-11  


Diabetes & Hypoglycemia 4 days

Dec 8-11  


Summer Conference  4 days

August 4-7

Want to see more dates?
For the full 2011  calendar click here. 

NEW - Start Level 1 this July!    

If you've wanted to attend our comprehensive Macrobiotic Leadership Certificate Program but you can only attend programs in the summer, here's great news!

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For the first time we are offering the
first two weeks of Level 1 in the Summer.

Each level is four weeks long but can be taken by weekly "modules"

Here are the dates for this special summer offer:
          • Level 1 Module A   July 17 to 24
          • Level 1 Module B  July 24 to 30

In future years we'll offer further Level Modules in the summer so participants can eventually go through all of Levels 1, 2 and 3 one or two weeks at a time.



Learn the keys to optimizing health 

In this in-depth and comprehensive program you'll learn how to use powerful healing foods, visual diagnostic techniques, and energy currents in the body to bring about extraordinary changes in health and well-being.    


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Five core subjects:

Macrobiotic Cooking

Macrobiotic Diagnosis

Macrobiotic Energy Healing
Macrobiotic Healing
Macrobiotic Philosophy  


Hands-on experiential training is the foundation of our program and key to  

a true macrobiotic understanding.


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NEW - Free Housing Options  

for Levels Programs  

Level participants have housing
choices of single, double or triple rooms.

New for 2011 -
triple room housing is free!

Our economical shuttle service from Bradley International Airport makes it easy for people who are flying in to get here. Plus, you can arrive up to two days early for Level 1 Module A at no extra charge (space permitting).

To see more about the Levels click HERE.  


For more information on all our programs or to register

call 1-800-975-8744

or email programs@kushiinstitute.org 





Registration Office and Main HouseLive and Learn Macrobiotics
as a Kushi Institute Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to experience macrobiotics and feel the benefits of our healthy, delicious cuisine and scenic natural environment. 


Volunteers contribute 40 hours per week of their time and energy in one of our departments.



Benefits during the volunteer commitment include housing and meals plus attending some classes in free hours. Volunteers who commit to 17 consecutive weeks earn a month-long Level program, including all classes and meals, after their volunteer commitment is completed. 

Current Openings:

Administrative Departments: In these positions a year commitment is required however there is a possibility of transitioning into a paid position after 17 weeks. Requirements for the positions are basic computer skills, a pleasant phone voice and personality, and multitasking ability.


Kitchen Department: Our kitchen prepares the meals served daily to guests and staff. Minimum one month committment. 


To see more about volunteering at Kushi Institute, how to apply, and volunteer fees, click here.


To learn more about volunteering, please contact Erika at mlprogram@kushiinstitute.org


 Help Make A Real Difference
In Someone's Life
Mother and Daughter 

Each year Kushi Institute provides a significant number of people with
scholarships for the Way to Health program, where they learn how to  

use the macrobiotic approach to health and healing to improve their health.


Those who receive scholarships are facing a serious illness and have very  

limited funds. Most often, these individuals have had a drastic decline in  

income due to loss of health, and cannot attend the Way to Health program without a scholarship.


We never turn anyone away! 

Your support can save lives!

Your donation is tax deductible

We appreciate any size donations! Choose one method below to make

a donation to Kushi Institute and help someone have a better, healthier life!

  • Click HERE to make a secure credit card donation online.
  • Call us at 1-800-975-8744 and use your credit card.
  • Send a check, payable to Kushi Institute, and mail to:  Kushi Institute Donations, 198 Leland Road, Becket, MA 01223
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