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Macrobiotic Cooking and Workshop Weekends


Five Energy Transformations in Cooking


January 19 – 21, 2018

with Wieke, Horriah and Valentina Nelissen


A Compass for Daily Life

All things continually pass through alternating stages of contraction (yang) and expansion (yin). The 5 phases of this energy change are called the 5 transformations and can be applied to all aspects of life. The nature of these energies is ascending (Tree), very expanded (Fire), gathering (Soil), contracting (Metal) and floating (Water). These energies are used to explain your personal 9 Star Ki Chinese Astrology character. By applying the 5 transformations in cooking you will discover the healing power of food for you personally. Special dishes will be prepared to nourish your star type. You will discover which food and preparations are beneficial and which food and preparations are undermining your physical and mental health. Orient yourself in a clearer, healthier and more rewarding direction!
This weekend will help you to understand the universal laws of cause and effect that govern all things. The cooking classes and workshop will give you the practical tools to understand energy flow, manage your health and realize your goals.




17.45 - 18.00 Registration
18.15 - 19.00 Welcome dinner
19.30 - 21.00 Introduction lecture with Wieke:
Explanation of the 5 Transformations



08.00 - 09.00 Do-In morning exercises with Valentina
09.15 - 09.45 Breakfast
10.00 - 12.30 Cooking Class: The 5 Transformations in a variety of dishes
12.45 - 14.15 Lunch and free time
14.30 - 16.00 Lecture and personal question with Wieke: The 5 Transformations in health, emotions and relations
16.30 - 18.30 Hands-on workshop with Horriah:
Healing drinks and condiments for each personally
18.45 - 19.30 Dinner



08.00 - 09.00 Do-In morning exercises or Nordic Walking with Valentina
09.15 - 09.45 Breakfast
10.00 - 12.30 Cooking Class with Wieke: Tasty dishes to nourish your personal
health condition
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch, Deshima shopping and departure




Time: from Friday 17.45h till Sunday 14.00h
Place: Delicious Deshima, Amsterdam
Costs: 295 Euro, including warm organic macro-vegan meals, study material and participation certificate.
Classes are in English.


Early Bird offer

Get 20 Euro free Deshima shopping voucher for the registrations received before November 19
Get 50 Euro free Deshima shopping voucher for the registration together with back-to-back Art of Life School Level I, II or III



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These courses have limited space, so register early!


2018 Winter-Spring Study Weekends Registration Form



Your registration is final after receiving your registration form and non-refundable down payment of 100 Euro.
In case of cancellation more than six weeks prior to a course, a full refund is granted except for the non-refundable down payment. Less than six weeks prior to a course or departure during a course, than no refund is possible
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In case of your cancellation, more than 6 weeks prior to a course, full refund is granted except for the non-refundable down payment. Less than six weeks prior to a course, or if interrupting a course, no refund is possible. This policy is valid for all educational programs.

The minimum amount of registrations for the course is 7. We reserve the right to cancel the course if there are less than 7 registrations.

In case of this type of cancellation, 1 week notice before the course starts, full refund is granted or you can leave your credit amount with us to follow next/another course.


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