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A beacon of macrobiotic health & healing since 1978.

Learn, heal, and renew in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts

 ONE-DAY SALE:  Cinco de Mayo   May 5th only

15% off our Annual Summer Conference 

One of the Premiere Macrobiotic Events in the World

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner (the phrase literally means the 5th of May in Spanish), we don’t want you to feel left out of the festivities.  That’s why we are inviting you to attend our Annual Summer Conference, one of the premiere macrobiotic events in the world.  And guess what, it’s happening right here on our Kushi Campus -what could be more celebratory than two weeks in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts in the height of summer?  That’s why we are offering you this discounted rate off program registration.   Please do join us for the festivities and we are flexible:  you can join us for one week or two, one weekend or two, and even one day or two [7/31 to 8/14.]  

Don’t miss out on the festivities.  

Phone lines open: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm  

Nancy in our Registration Department awaits your call:  1.800.975.8744

Spring Fund Drive 2016

Dear Friend of  the Kushi Institute,

Nothing is more important than food quality—our daily bread or rice, the staff of life. Terrorism and national defense are dominating the news and presidential campaign. But as Michio and Aveline Kushi taught, proper diet and way of life are the keys to sound health; a calm, clear mind; and sound judgment. A practical solution to personal and planetary ills lies in creating a sane food and agricultural system. Read More ……..

121343-dennis-kucinichDennis Kucinich to Receive Kushi Peace Prize

Former Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich will give a keynote address on “A Healthy, Peaceful Sustainable Future” on Saturday, May 14, at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington, MA, Sponsored by the Kushi Institute and the Berkshire Coop Market, Rep. Kucinich’s talk begins at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and attendance is free. Read More……

Our Annual Summer Conference in the Berkshire Hills 

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Sunday, July 31st – Sunday, August 14th

Join us for a week or two, a weekend or two, a day or two.

Toward a Sustainable Future”

Join us for a dynamic two-week program offering classes on the macrobiotic way to health, holistic wellness, sustainable living, and cooking techniques and themes.  With over 55 presenters and almost 150 classes, we’re introducing our experienced faculty along with the top macrobiotic teachers, counselors and chefs from around the world.  Enjoy the calm, healing energy of our 600-acre campus composed of rolling meadows and rich woodlands in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends and create new alliances. 


 Our Core Programs: 

Macrobiotic Leadership Program

  Teacher, Counselor and Chef Training. Click here  for program dates.

In this unique experiential program, you will be introduced to the macrobiotic approach to health and well-being as part of a career track to becoming a skilled macrobiotic teacher, counselor and chef.  Each level includes classes in cooking, visual diagnosis, healthcare, shiatsu massage and energy balancing.  Level 1 focuses on personal and family health; Level 2 focuses on creating health and well-being as well as preventing and relieving illness; Level 3 focuses on social health, the environment and on creating a more peaceful and harmonious world. You may take each one-month Level in any sequence and in week-long or month-long increments.  Graduates of Levels 1, 2 and 3 may enroll in Level 4 for professional training and certification.

  The Way to Health

Macrobiotic Residential Seminar

Discover the Healing Power of Food

Offered monthly. Click here  for upcoming dates.

Our Way to Health introductory programs will orient you in a healthy, natural direction. If you can commit a week or even better two, join us for our  Way to Health and Way to Health Plus programs. These programs have helped thousands of people prevent or relieve cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions with a balanced natural foods diet and lifestyle practices. Daily cooking classes, lectures and workshops give you the skills to put a well-developed macrobiotic plan toward diet & lifestyle in place.  Crunched for time? We also offer a weekend MINI Way to Health! 

 Upcoming Programs and Events:


Spring Open House 2016

Saturday, May 28th


 For more information visit the Open House page under the Special Programs Tab.



Are you a Chef with Macrobiotic Cooking Experience?  If the Answer is “Yes,” We Need You!

We are currently seeking individuals with macrobiotic cooking experience to fill several positions.  This is your opportunity to join our talented culinary team.  Click here for Employment Opportunities.

Love to Garden ?  Click here to Volunteer – Aveline’s Garden Program  

Our Volunteer Service Week is Back! 

Sunday, July 24th to Saturday, July 30th

Have you always wanted to come to the Kushi Institute and experience macrobiotic living in a community setting?  

This is your opportunity to GIVE BACK and:

  • enjoy delicious organic macrobiotic meals daily prepared by our talented Kushi Chefs;
  • experience the calm, healing energy of our 600-acre campus located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts;
  • create new friendships with like-minded individuals who are interested in a more natural and balanced way of living. 

During this week, we will have a variety of projects under way:  landscaping and gardening; trail maintenance, painting and cleaning are just a few.  In return for a 35 hour work week, you have this unique opportunity to be introduced to the macrobiotic way to health and to be in the Berkshires during summertime!

Click here for Volunteer Service Week.


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