We all learn best by DOING!
A totally hands-on macrobiotic cooking workshop.
Practice menu planning and
preparing meals that are
delicious, super-nutritious and
quick to make (15 to 20 minutes)
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.
Click HERE to see program dates
ONLY $575.00 for the entire week!
Fee includes all classes and meals.
Accommodations are HALF PRICE -
starting at $50 for the whole six nights.
Optional 2-week stay
Attend Way to Health and Way to Health
PLUS in a row. See below for details.
Economical airport shuttle service
Between Kushi Institute and Bradley International Airport
Only $50 each way. Call for details.
Watch Loretta and Dixie talk about their experience
in the Way to Health PLUS program
Could you use some help with any of these?
- Improving vegetable cutting skills
- Creating great, balanced meals that
take only 15 to 20 minutes to prepare
- Using a pressure cooker
- Getting more variety in your meals
- Cooking for 1 person or larger groups
- Making meals more delicious
- Using condiments and seasonings
- Tasty sauces and dressings
- Delicious sea vegetable dishes
When you're able to prepare macrobiotic meals quickly and easily - and they are delicious and varied - you're more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan.
What happens during the week:
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Arrival
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 a.m. Exercise
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 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 to 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Cooking Workshop:
Knife Sharpening Skills
Using a Pressure Cooker
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Tuesday through Friday
Hands-On Cooking Workshops
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the class participates with the teacher in planning a complete meal, then prepares it under the expert supervision of the teacher and cooking class assistants.
Thursday's workshop focuses on making strengthening dishes.
Afternoons: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
On one of these afternoons you'll be able to bring your questions to a Q&A Session with a Kushi Institute senior macrobiotic teacher. On the other afternoons there will be an optional movement workshop offered.
After lunch there is a 1 hour closing session, and the rest of the day is free for you! Some participants choose to leave after the closing, while others stay on until Saturday after breakfast, for more time relaxing and enjoying our meals and our lovely location.
- Daily delicious macrobiotic meals
- Gentle and invigorating morning exercise classes
- Six nights of accommodations at our scenic 600 acre campus
Ideas for what to do during free time
On-Campus free time options include:
Simply relax, enjoy a book, socialize, or stroll around our scenic property.
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:
To attend Way to Health PLUS some familiarity with macrobiotic
foods and preparation is required. You are eligible if you havedone 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
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:
$975 - reduced 1/2 OFF price for regular Way to Health
2 week Option Program Prices:
Week 1: 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.
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 or email for details.
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