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We all learn best by DOING!  
Just think how much more confident and comfortable with macrobiotic cooking you would be if you could practice under the expert guidance of Kushi Institute cooking faculty!
Whatever cooking skills you'd like to gain, this is your opportunity to work directly with our teachers!

Couple CookingWay To Health PLUS

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ONLY $575.00 

For the entire week!

Fee includes all classes and meals.
Accommodation are HALF PRICE.

Optional 2-week stay 
See below for details.

airport shuttle service
Bradley International Airport

Only $50 each way.  Call for details.  

Could you use some help with any of these?

  • Vegetable cutting skills
  • Balanced meals that take only 15 to 20 minutes to make
  • Pressure cooking (bring your own if you like, to practice with)
  • Dishes to please family and friends
  • Getting more variety
  • Cooking for 1 or 2 people
  • Making meals more delicious
  • Using condiments and seasonings
  • Tasty sauces and dressings
  • Pressed salads
  • Delicious sea vegetable dishes
  • Seasonal dishes
  • and other meal preparation or cooking topics

What happens during the week:

Sunday Afternoon and Evening
5:00 p.m. General Kushi Institute Orientation
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner


7:00 a.m. Exercise
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Class # 1

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Planning Balanced and Quick Meals

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch 

2:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Workshop:
     Vegetable Cutting

     Knife Sharpening Skills

     Making Your Own Pickles

     Using a Pressure Cooker
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner 

Tuesday through Friday


          Every Morning: Hands-On Cooking Workshops

After breakfast, as a group the class participates with the teacher in planning a complete menu, then prepares it for lunch under the expert supervision of the teacher and cooking class assistants.        

          Wednesday Afternoon: Q&A Session

From 3:00 to 4:30 on Wednesday you get to ask your questions, on any macrobiotic topic.       

          Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons: Optional Exercise Classes

From 3:00 to 4:30 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon exercise sessions are optional.  Offerings may include yoga, qi-gong, Feldenkrais, or an outdoor stroll.

Below are some ideas for what to do during free time: 

    On-Campus options include:

  • Simply relax, enjoy a book, socialize, or stroll around our scenic property.  

  • We may offer free yoga or movement therapy classes on some evenings.  

  • Private sessions at an extra fee may be available. Offerings include: macrobiotic consultation, shiatsu massage, restorative massage, or Feldenkrais Functional Integration. Please check while you are here for availability. 

    Off-Campus options include:

  • Go on a Berkshire adventure! Take advantage of the rich seasonal culture or outdoor activities of the region. 

Other program features:  

  • Daily delicious macrobiotic meals
  • Gentle and invigorating morning exercise classes
  • Six nights of accommodations at our scenic 600 acre campus

Program Prerequisites:

To attend Way to Health PLUS some familiarity with macrobiotic

foods and preparation is required. You are eligible if you have

done any one of the following:
  • Previously attended a Kushi Institute program
  • Previously attended other macrobiotic cooking programs
  • Studied cooking privately with a macrobiotic teacher
  • Attended the regular Way to Health the week prior, then go
    right on to Way Health PLUS  

    If you are interested in attending please call and let us know your
    macrobiotic cooking experience  
Optional 2-week stay with
additional $100 discount!

The regular Way to Health is our most popular program. During certain months, if you like, you can attend Way to Health then continue for another great week with Way to Health PLUS.

When you attend both weeks you receive a $100 discount off Way to Health PLUS. Below is the cost for this 2-week option:

2 week Option Program Prices:


    Week 1: Way to Health

    $975 - reduced 1/2 OFF price for regular Way to Health

    Week 2: Way to Health PLUS

    $475 - reduced price - $100 OFF Way to Health Plus  
    $1,450 - Total program cost for the full 2 weeks - including meals

2 week Option Housing Prices:
    Way to Health:  Housing options start at $100 for the week.

    Way to Health PLUS: ALL housing options are HALF PRICE!

    Call for more information on housing options. 
Join us for programs that can change your life!

Call now for more information or to register


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Our Location:

Situated on 600 acres of rolling wooded hills in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts, the Kushi Institute campus is an ideal location for relaxation, reflection and renewal.

We make getting here easier!
If you are traveling by air you can avoid the high taxi fees from Bradley International Airport (about $200 each way!) by taking our convenient shuttle service, which is only $50 each way. The shuttle service only runs on specific days at specific times, please call for details.

Kushi Institute
198 Leland Road
Becket, MA 01223

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