Online Macrobiotic Winter Conference

A Global Forum on Creating Personal & Planetary Health

When: January 21-27, 2018

The Online Macrobiotic Winter Conference is the first of its kind, bringing macrobiotic friends together from around the planet.

Presenters include:

Sunday, January 21st: 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Welcome and Orientation with Bettina Zumdick/Alex Jack/Edward Esko - Free Event

Monday, January 22nd: 

  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST: Valentina Nelissen, general manager of the Kushi Institute of Europe, on “Making the Transition to a Macrobiotic Plant-Based Diet with Your Partner and Children
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Alex Jack, co-author with Michio Kushi of One Peaceful World, on “Diagnosing Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-Un, and Other World Leaders”
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm EST: David and Cynthia Briscoe, directors of Macrobiotics America, "Brain Power: Diet and Lifestyle for Keeping your Memory and Mental Vitality" and "Maintaining a Macrobiotic Core for Longevity of Practice"

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST: Ginat Rice, macrobiotic educator from Israel, on “Health in Your Hands: Medical Palmistry”
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Bettina Zumdick, founder of the Culinary Medicine School, on “Transforming Emotional Eating and Cravings”
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm EST: Virginia Harper, founder of You Can Heal You in Nashville, on “Crohn’s and Colitis—Modern Cause, Traditional Cure”
Wednesday, January 24th
  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST: Bill Tara, co-director of MacroVegan in Ireland, on “Macrobiotics and Human Ecology”
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Warren Kramer, a teacher, counselor, and chef from Boston, on “Less is More: The Transformational Power of Eating Less”
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm EST: Carl Ferre, editor of Macrobiotics Today, on “Alkalize in Stressful Times”
Thursday, January 25th
  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST: Tom Monte, best-selling holistic author, on “Living in Alignment—The Source of Health, Recovery, Good Judgment, and Fulfillment of Your Life’s Greatest Joy”
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Christina Pirello, celebrity chef on PBS’s Christina Cooks!, on “Back to the Cutting Board”
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm EST: Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics, on “The Yin and Yang of Gender”
Friday, January 26th: 
  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST: David McCarthy, director of the Kushi Macrobiotic School in the UK, on “Food, Health and Our Environment: The Quest for a Sustainable Future”
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Edward and Naomi Ichikawa Esko, teachers in the Berkshires, on “9 Star Ki Predictions for 2018”
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm EST: Denny and Susan Waxman, authors of The Complete Macrobiotic Diet, on “New Directions in Macrobiotic Practice”
Saturday, January 27th: 
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm EST: Edward Esko, Alex Jack and Bettina Zumdick "Next Steps" - Free Event
The first session on Sunday afternoon, January 21, will be an orientation with Alex, Ed, and Bettina. There are three live sessions planned daily, Monday through Friday, January 22-26, at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. The concluding presentation will be held on Saturday, January 27, with the hosts. During each session, one or two presenters will speak and share their topic. At the end of each session, time is allotted for live Q&As from the viewing audience.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, come join us and participate in this informative, inspiring mid-winter break. All sessions will be recorded, and you will be able to watch missed presentations at your convenience online for up to 6 weeks after the end of the actual event.

When we awaken to our greater selves and align our Ki, or naturally streaming life energy, with others, we contribute to the critical mass that can change the world.


Online Certificate Course in Macrobiotic Healing, Counseling and Guidance

In this first of its kind course combining video, audio, print and live interaction, students around the world will have the opportunity to study all facets of macrobiotics with Edward Esko, long time associate of Michio Kushi and Founder of the International Macrobiotic Institute (IMI.) The Macrobiotic Online Program is designed to enable students to gain ongoing benefit from their daily practice of macrobiotics while developing the knowledge and skill to guide and counsel others toward health and happiness. The Macrobiotic Online Program is divided into three 12-week courses:

Course One: Core Macrobiotic Studies

Course Two: Foundations of Healing

Course Three: Advanced Applications of Healing

Course One and Two are open to everyone. Course Three is open only to graduates of Course One and Two.

When: Course One starts in January, date TBD: weekly group call time TBD

Where: online

Contact: to register


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