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The Kushi Institute is happy to announce that it will offer the Level One Macrobiotic Leadership Program (MLP) in Toronto, in partnership with the Macrobiotic Centre of Toronto, beginning in April 2014. The Level One Program will be offered over the course of of ten weekends, with five weekends offered in the spring of 2014 and five weekends offered in the autumn of 2014.
Students will have the opportunity to take the complete 10-weekend course and receive certification or take individual weekends so as to accumulate credits toward future certification.
Students who complete the 131.5-hour Macrobiotic Leadership Program will receive a Kushi Institute MLP Level One Certificate.
COURSES & HOURS
Macrobiotic Healing 19.5
Macrobiotic Diagnosis 16.5
Macrobiotic Cooking 60
Shiatsu & Energy Healing 16
Personal Development 10.5
Macrobiotic Philosophy 9
Total Level One Course 131.5
SCHEDULE & FACULTY
SESSION 1 (April 4-6): Macrobiotic Healing, Shiatsu and Energy Healing, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Edward Esko and Alice Fava
SESSION 2 (April 11-13): Macrobiotic Diagnosis, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Alex Jack and Alice Fava
SESSION 3 (May 9-11): Macrobiotic Cooking, Macrobiotic Personal Development, taught by Alice Fava and Bettina Zumdick
SESSION 4 (May 23-25): Macrobiotic Healing, Shiatsu and Energy Healing, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Edward Esko and Alice Fava
SESSION 5 (June 6-8): Macrobiotic Diagnosis, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Alex Jack and Alice Fava
SESSION 6 (Sept. 12-14): Macrobiotic Cooking, Macrobiotic Personal Development, taught by Alice Fava and Bettina Zumdick
SESSION 7 (Sept. 26-28): Macrobiotic Healing, Shiatsu and Energy Healing, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Edward Esko and Alice Fava
SESSION 8 (Oct. 17-19): Macrobiotic Diagnosis, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotic Cooking, taught by Alex Jack and Alice Fava
SESSION 9 (Oct. 24-26): Macrobiotic Cooking, Macrobiotic Personal Development, taught by Alice Fava and Bettina Zumdick
SESSION 10 (Nov. 7-9): Macrobiotic Healing, Shiatsu and Energy Healing, taught by Edward Esko
Closing Ceremony, Awarding of Certificates, and Dinner with Alice Fava and Edward Esko
Typical Weekend Schedule
Friday Evening: Lecture
Saturday Morning: Cooking Class
Saturday Afternoon: Lecture/Workshop
Saturday Evening: Lecture/Workshop
Sunday Morning: Cooking Class
Sunday Afternoon: Lecture/Workshop
Five core subjects: Macrobiotic Diagnosis, Macrobiotic Cooking, Macrobiotic Healing, Macrobiotic Philosophy and Personal Development, and Macrobiotic Shiatsu and Energy Healing, are each related to the others, providing you with a wealth of comprehensive knowledge in macrobiotic principles and practice. The hands-on experience you receive deepens your understanding and advances your skills. The opportunity to fully live a macrobiotic lifestyle while you are in the course provides further personal benefits.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY WITH WORLD-CLASS KUSHI INSTITUTE FACULTY AND TO EXPERIENCE IN-DEPTH KUSHI MACROBIOTIC EDUCATION
Alex Jack, Macrobiotic Teacher and Counselor, is the General Manager of the Kushi Institute. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Evanston, Ill. and Scarsdale, N.Y. He graduated from Oberlin College and did graduate work at Boston University. In the mid-1960s, he served as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, participated in the March in Selma, and went to Vietnam as a reporter. He has served as editor-in-chief of East West Journal, director of the One Peaceful World Society, and president of Amberwaves, a macrobiotic network devoted to preserving brown rice, wheat, and other grains from genetic engineering and climate change. Alex helped introduce modern macrobiotics to China and Russia. He has co-authored many books with Michio Kushi, including The Cancer-Prevention Diet, Diet for a Strong Heart, The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, and The Book of Macrobiotics. He also co-wrote Aveline Kushi’s Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking, The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit with Don Campbell, and edited a new edition of Hamlet that he introduced at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. He is on the visiting faculty of the Kushi Institute in Amsterdam and Rosas Contemporary Dance Company in Brussels. He lives with his wife and family in the Berkshires.
Edward Esko, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher and Counselor, is a key personality in the macrobiotic diet /health revolution. Edward trained extensively with Michio Kushi, and in 1972 became vice president of the East West Foundation, the non-profit macrobiotic educational organization founded by Michio Kushi.
Edward has lectured in over a dozen countries, guiding thousands of people toward better health through the macrobiotic diet. Authoring and editing more than twenty texts on macrobiotic philosophy and cooking, many of which have been translated into different languages, he was honored with the Aveline Kushi Award in 2006 for his contributions. With Michio, he co-authored, among others, Macrobiotic Approach to Cancer (1982), and Nine Star Ki (1991). Edward has served as a Kushi Institute faculty member since 1977, devoting much of his energy to the Macrobiotic Leadership Program.
Bettina Zumdick, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher and Counselor, has been involved in macrobiotics for over twenty-five years. A native of the Baltic Sea area in Germany, she studied food science at the University of Muenster. Bettina has taught macrobiotics and other mind-body-spirit related topics such as meditation, Tao Yin Yoga and chanting throughout Europe and the United States.
Realizing the complex interconnections between mind, body, 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.
Alice Fava, has been practicing macrobiotics for thirty years. She is a Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Educator’s Association certified cooking instructor. She has studied with Michio and Aveline Kushi and other world-renowned macrobiotic educators. She has taught macrobiotic philosophy, diagnosis, shiatsu and cooking mainly in the greater Toronto area and on a voluntary basis in the penitentiary system and a methadone clinic. Her main focus is to share this natural approach to health and healing with everyone who is interested.