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   A NEW Kushi Institute Weekend Workshop!

better brain function 

with Bettina Zumdick  
& Edward Esko    

Friday October 11th   
to Sunday, October 13th

In this unique workshop, Bettina Zumdick and Edward Esko combine scientific evidence with an energetic understanding of foods and the body. 

This holistic body-mind experience also includes meditation and exercise classes, providing additional, essential tools to help support and improve brain function. 

Discover how to use whole foods that contain abundant brain-health nutrients in delicious dishes and natural home remedies.

You'll get short-cuts for a making healthy foods fit in a busy lifestyle!

Documented to positively impact brain function, using what you learn about food in this workshop can help:  
  • Improve memory function and learning ability
  • Prevent Alzheimer's as well as other brain and nervous system related diseases such as Parkinson's
"When I started macrobiotics I was expecting health benefits, but not that I would also have more mental clarity - but that's exactly what happened! I noticed that my thinking was less "fuzzy" and slow - more sharp and quick. As a person who values intellect and is a busy business professional this has been very important in my life and career." 
     Meredith Dykstra
Your brain functions better when you provide it with what it needs!

Critically important information and skills this workshop gives you:

Gain an understand of how foods and lifestyle choices are contributing to improving - or declining  -  brain function.  
Learn how to select and prepare foods and meals which help support our brain function and bodies as a whole, bringing them back into balance as well as releasing stagnation.

Discover how to "read" signs of trouble before they begin to manifest through oriental and visual diagnosis. 
Question and answer sessions in each of the classes give you individualized attention.
Bettina Zumdick
Bettina is a leading macrobiotic teacher with over 25 years of experience.

A native of the Baltic Sea area in Germany,   
along with macrobiotics, she studied Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Muenster, Germany and is currently teaching Macrobiotics and other Body-Mind-Spirit related subjects, such as Meditation, Yoga and Chanting in Europe and the United States.

Realizing the complex interconnections between body, mind and spirit through her own healing journey from Lyme disease, Bettina knows that it is possible to improve your health and to deepen the quality of all your experiences in life. It is her intent to share the knowledge and wisdom of this path for better health, vitality and being able to pursue your most passionate dreams in life.
Ed Esko
Edward Esko 

One of the planet's leading advocates for natural health and living, Edward has had a life-long dedication in his work towards planetary health and peace, and is the recipient of the prestigious "Aveline Kushi Award".         


A macrobiotic teacher and counselor for over 30 years, Edward has lectured in over a dozen countries guiding thousands of people toward better health through the macrobiotic diet.


Edward has edited, authored and co-authored over twenty books, including Healing Planet Earth, Yin Yang Primer, Contemporary Macrobiotics, and Macrobiotics for Everyone.


A Kushi Institute senior macrobiotic counselor and teacher, Edward is also co-founder of Planetary Health/Amberwaves, a non-profit environmental organization headquartered in Massachusetts.

Program Schedule:


Friday, October 11

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.             Arrival and On-Campus Registration 

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.             Orientation

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.             Dinner

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.             Better Brain Function and Whole Foods

                                        with Bettina Zumdick 


Saturday, October 12

7:00 to 8:00 a.m              Mind-Body Awareness Exercise

                                        with Bettina Zumdick 

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.             Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Cooking for Brain Health

                                        with Bettina Zumdick 

3:00 to 5:30 p.m.             Meditation and Tao Yin exercises

                                        for Brain Synergy

                                        with Bettina Zumdick 

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.             Dinner

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.             Healing the Brain Naturally 

                                        with Edward Esko 


Sunday, October 13

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.           Mind-Body Awareness Exercises

                                        with Bettina Zumdick 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.         Brunch

11:30 a.m.                       Departure


Schedule subject to change 

Program Fee

$275 includes full program and daily meals

Housing Fees
Includes the full 2 nights, Friday and Saturday  
  $50 - North Hall Single - shared bathrooms
  $30 - North Hall Double - shared bathrooms - per person
FREE - North Hall Triple - shared bathrooms - per person 
$150 - Main House Room - shared bathrooms - per room
              can be used as a single or double           
$200 - North Hall or Main House Room - Private Bath - per room
              can be used as a single, double or triple                                

Airport shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport (serves Hartford, CT)

Only on program arrival and departure days at specific times. $50 each way. Contact us for details. 


To Register or for more information:


Call 1-800-975-8744
Int'l 1-413-623-6457

To register online, decide on a 2-night housing option preference from the above list, then click here to fill out the application.
Kushi Institute Campus in June 2013

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