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A beacon of macrobiotic health & healing since 1978.

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

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Become a KI Intern! 
with KI Faculty
The Internshiphip Program is purely for hands on experience in the classroom, apprentice study with a senior teacher, counselor, or cook, helping with running an international macrobiotic center, and for personal growth and self-development.  It may be taken before, during, or after Level 4.


 Way to Health Program
– 7 Days – Our Flagship Healing Program

Our Way to Health program has helped thousands of individuals and families prevent or relieve cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions with a balanced natural foods diet, lifestyle and other mind/body practices.  Daily cooking classes, lectures and workshops give you the skills to put a well-developed macrobiotic plan in place in your life.  Extras include an individual consultation with a senior teacher, shiatsu massage and other personal development sessions.  Offered once each month.


Way to Health Plus Program

– 7 Days – Hands on Cooking

Spend another great week after the Way to Health Program with further instruction and practice in daily cooking, menu planning and meal preparation.  One-to-one guidance makes sure you go home with confidence in your new skills in healthy macrobiotic cooking.

Mini Way to Health Program

– Weekend – Getting You Started

If you can’t take the full WTH or WTH+, this introductory weekend program will orient you in a healthy, natural direction.

Macrobiotic Leadership Program

– 1 to 4 Week Levels – Kushi Institute Teacher, Counselor and Chef Training

In this outstanding experiential course, you will learn the macrobiotic approach to health and well-being as part of a career track to become a caring, skilled and effective macrobiotic teacher, counselor and chef.  Each level includes courses 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 Sickness.  Level 3 focuses on Social Health, the Environment and World Peace.  Levels may be taken in any order.  Each level runs for 1 month and may be taken in whole or in 1-week modules.  Graduates of Levels 1, 2 and 3 may enroll in Level 4 for professional training and certification.

Healthy Weight Loss Program

– 1 Week – Count your Blessings, Not Calories

This popular natural weight loss program is offered four times a year and includes morning exercise, lectures, cooking classes and other activities designed to help you slim down and reduce risks linked to being overweight, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome.  On a balanced macrobiotic diet, you can eat to your pancreas’, liver’s and heart’s satisfaction and not need to count calories.

Special Weekend Workshops

– Friday to Sunday – Hands on Healing

Workshops on exciting, practical topics including Healing Hands: Macrobiotic Energy Healing, Your Face Never Lies: Principles and Practice of Oriental Diagnosis, Women’s Health Seminar, The Art of Longevity, Better Brain Health, Tao Yin Yoga, Fun with Nine Star Ki, and Winter Solstice Retreat and Celebration.

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Remarkable cancer recoveries

Medically documented cases reviewed by the NCI

  • janet-vitt

    In 1995, Janet was diagnosed with small cell adenocarcenoma of the lung, metastasized to the liver, pancreas, abdomen and lymph. Despite medical efforts her condition severely declined to the point where she was bedridden and on oxygen. At this point, her primary care physician suggested she try macrobiotics–and with family and friends supporting her in the preparation of meals, she recovered full, cancer-free health. She is currently still in excellent health, years after a prognosis of certain death.

    JANET VITT, R.N., B.S.N., Lung Cancer

  • Norman-J-Arnolds

    In 1982, while undergoing a routine gallbladder surgery, it was found that Norman Arnold had a large primary cancer at the head of his pancreas, a smaller tumor in a lymph node, and three cancerous lesions on his liver. The biopsy showed a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, a highly aggressive form of cancer.

    NORMAN ARNOLD, Pancreatic Cancer

  • JudyMCopyfaculty72A

    Judy MacKenney was diagnosed in 1991 with metastatic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed as inoperable and incurable. She underwent chemotherapy. In "temporary remission", she was extremely weak with many painful chemo side-effects. She then began a macrobiotic practice, and within two weeks all her symptoms began to regress. She remains cancer-free, over 22 years later at this point. Her case showed that the effect of macrobiotics is fairly quick in some cases.

    JUDY MACKENNEY, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • christiane_northrup

    I have prescribed Michio Kushi's dietary approach for everything from uterine fibroid tumors to menopausal symptoms—with great success.

    Christiane Northrup, M.D., Macrobiotic treatments

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    Michio Kushi challenges us to see diseases as a message telling us of profound imbalances in our entire way of life. [He] provides valuable stimulus to our nation's growing attention to the links between diet and health.

    Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Macrobiotic treatments