Kushi Institute Program List

Browse our array of program offerings
and find the one that suits you!

In Depth Studies 

Macrobiotic Leadership Program

Varying duration – Long-term study program


Also known as the “Levels”, this is the most in-depth and comprehensive macrobiotic study program available. In this life-changing program you’ll learn how to use powerful healing foods, visual diagnosis, lifestyle changes, energetic principles – and MUCH more. An experiential-based program, under the guidance of Kushi Institute’s faculty of experts, you’ll gain an immense foundational knowledge base and skills that allow you to create the extraordinary health and life you want. Learn more.

Improve Your Health

Way to Health

Week-long Sunday to Saturday

Way-to-HealthOur expert faculty provides step-by-step guidance, making Way to Health the best program choice for people who would like to use macrobiotics to support recovery from a serious illness, or those that want a “quick start” to optimizing their already good health.

To maximize what you learn in Way to Health, stay on for one more great week and get hands-on cooking and menu planning practice in the Way to Health PLUS program. This 2-week program option is the ideal way to help you achieve your health and healing goals. Plus, when you attend both weeks back-to-back you get an additional $100 discount off our already economical Way to Health PLUS program fee! Learn more.

Way to Health PLUS

Week-long Sunday to Saturday

Way-to-Health-PLUS1After attending Way to Health (or other macrobiotic classes), our Way to Health PLUS program gives you daily hands-on experiential practice in cooking and menu planning. You’ll see for yourself how easy it is to make healthy macrobiotic meals delicious, balanced and quick – 20 minutes or less to prepare!  There’s also time for yourself most afternoons to either enjoy the rich local culture of the Berkshires, stroll along our lovely country roads, have a massage or other private session, or simply relax at our scenic location. If you attend this program directly after attending Way to Health, you receive these great benefits: the Saturday between the programs for free,  $100 discount on tuition,  housing is 1/2 the regular fee, and best of all  –  people who attended both programs in a row consistently tell us the second week of hands on practice made a huge difference in their ability and confidence incorporating macrobiotic meals in their life when they returned home. Learn more.

MINI Way to Health

Extended Weekend Thursday to Sunday

Mini-Way-to-HealthIn these challenging economic times, you deserve a break!  That’s why we offer a shorter version of our flagship program Way to Health. If time or money constraints prevent you from coming to our one-week Way to Health program, MINI Way to Health is a great solution for you.  Attending MINI Way to Health also qualifies you to attend our cooking intensive Way to Health PLUS at a future date. Learn more.

2 Day Personalized Program 

One night and two days that fit in with YOUR schedule

2-day-personalizedSpend two days at Kushi Institute enjoying a customized program created especially for you! During your stay you’ll receive a private health consultation and three private classes for personal guidance on starting a macrobiotic plan to support you on your journey to health and wellness. As always, your experience will be enhanced by three delicious meals prepared fresh daily by the talented Kushi Institute chefs. Learn more.

Better Brain Function with Whole Foods

Weekend Friday to Sunday

In this workshop you’ll discover how to use whole foods that contain abundant brain-health nutrients in delicious dishes and natural home remedies, PLUS learn body-mind exercises and meditation techniques that can improve brain function and abilities. Learn more.

Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss Program

Sunday to Sunday

Learn about foods that will not only melt away the pounds but also bring remarkable health improvement, receive tools and tips on releasing emotional eating patterns, and discover how to create quick, healthy dinners in only 15 to 20 minutes. Learn more.



Other Programs, Retreats, & Events

Women’s Retreat

Sunday to Saturday


Join with other women in the beautiful Berkshire mountains for a fabulous week of renewal. Gain new insights as you discover and explore your greater depths and potential, and release old patterns and stress. We offer a variety of exciting participatory workshops, designed by and for women. The retreat is facilitated by workshop leaders whose experience and talent span a wide range of health, healing, and transformation modalities. Learn more.

Relax & Renew

Relax-renewChoose your days and time-frame for this healthy getaway in the beautiful Berkshire mountains. Our R & R program includes accommodations, organic meals, morning exercise (when available), and optional classes.  You can also book a private consultation or body work session to add to your experience.

FREE Open House

Twice Annually – Spring & Fall

On this free, one day event,  have an opportunity to explore the campus, enjoy free snacks and mini-classes, take part in our free raffle, and take advantage of our special Open House discounts at the Kushi Store. Bring your friends and have a taste of all the magic Kushi Institute has to offer!


Program Sample Schedules

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Kushi Institute admits participants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or school-administered programs.

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