The Art of Life School



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The Art of Life School



An intensive study program that is designed to teach the main aspects of Macrobiotic Lifestyle

What it is:

The classes, taught by experienced macrobiotic teachers, counselors and long time macrobiotic practitioners, cover the basic tools you will need for successful application of macrobiotic principles in daily life, for you and your family. The Art of Life School is taught in spring and autumn in Amsterdam. During the summer it is taught in the Dutch countryside during the annual Summer Conference.

Each of the first 3 levels includes 12-14 days of intensive training (80-100 hours of intensive study), both theoretical and practical in the macrobiotic healing arts.

Teachings include:

Cooking classes with demonstrations of various cooking methods and explanations about beneficial selection and combination of quality ingredients.

Lectures about macrobiotic and eastern philosophy, macrobiotic diagnosis methods, macrobiotic health care, physical exercises and practical Shiatsu massage training. Completing the three levels will provide you with all of the practical tools and knowledge you need for day-to-day application of macrobiotic principles, enabling you to grasp your true dreams and to realize your goals. All classes are given in our facilities located in the center of Amsterdam. We have a professional kitchen and a macrobiotic store with top quality foods, books and kitchen ware.

Who is the course designed for?

The Art of Life School is for everyone who would like to deepen and extend their experience and knowledge about life, natural health and self awareness. Whether you are searching for personal enrichment, want to study macrobiotic philosphy, or just want to cook for yourself, then this course is for you. The advanced levels will also prepare you to become professionally active in natural health care, cooking, massage and lifestyle.



October 1 – 13, 2014
Art of Life School Level I


In Amsterdam

November 1 – 13, 2014
Art of Life School Level II


In Amsterdam

February 1 – 13, 2015
Art of Life School Level IV


In Amsterdam

March 1 – 13, 2015
Art of Life School Level I


In Amsterdam

April 1 – 13, 2015
Art of Life School Level ll


In Amsterdam

August 2 – 14, 2015  
Art of Life School Level I, II and III


during the Summer Conference, location Helvoirt


The Art of Life School in Amsterdam Registration Form



The Kushi Institute
These courses will be held at the Kushi Institute of Europe, located in the center of Amsterdam. We have a very comfortable and practical cooking classroom, a quiet Do-In and lecture room, a lunch-service restaurant, and our macrobiotic food shop (Deshima). The shop carries all the ingredients used in these courses, as well as fresh homemade products.