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Phil Jannetta studied and worked with Michio and Aveline Kushi in the 1970s.
In 1980 he moved to Japan to study Traditional Oriental Medicine.
For 12 years he and his wife Yukiko operated macrobiotics Tokyo, a study centre.
He is the author of Macrobiotics and Oriental Medicine and worked closely together with Lima Ohsawa on the English version of her book,
The Art of Just Cooking. Phil is a long time teacher at the Kushi Institute of Amsterdam during many Summer Conferences.






April 20 – 22, 2018

with Phil Jannetta, USA


Your Personal Outlook for 2018 a 9 Fire year:
Opportunities and Lessons

Nine Star Ki is the system of astrology and directionology
underlying the I Ching, the Aztec Calendar, and other
ancient cosmologies.
It divides people into 9 star types:

  • flexible 1 Waters
  • gentle 2 Soils
  • romantic 3 and 4 Trees
  • balanced 5 Soils
  • disciplined 6 and 7 Metals
  • visionary 8 Soils
  • passionate 9 Fires



The new energy year brings each of us unique opportunities and challenges, and areas of special emphasis - including issues of physical health and emotional well-being, relationships and social interaction, finances, work and career.


Participants will gain detailed insight into their:

  1. Year’s Specific Theme
  2. Special Prospects and Possibilities
  3. Lessons to Learn and Challenges to Work Through
  4. Issues of Timing – what to begin or delay, and how
    to proceed
  5. Spirituality and Topics of Meaning and Purpose

This information will help you make informed choices and decisions; fashion a practical approach for well-being and personal growth; and act appropriately in changing times.


Detailed hour-to-hour program


17.45 - 18.00 Registration
18.15 - 19.00 Dinner
19.30 - 21.00 Lecture / Setting the Stage:
Introducing Nine Star Ki: theory & applications



07.30 - 8.30 Do-In morning exercises with Valentina
08.45 - 09.15 Breakfast
09.30 - 11.00 Lecture / Getting Personal: Part 1
Identifying & interpreting your first number. Describing the nine natures
11.00 - 11.15 Tea break
11.15 - 12.45 Lecture / Getting Personal: Part 2
Continuation of the above…
Identifying your second & third numbers
14.45 - 16.15 Lecture / Getting Practical: Part 1
Each number’s Special Theme, Prospects & Possibilities, Lessons to Learn & Challenges to work through, Issues of Timing - what to begin or delay, and how to proceed, Your Relationships, Health & Travel
16.15 - 16.30 Tea break
16.30 - 18,00 Lecture / Getting Practical: Part 2
Continuation of the above…
18.15 - 19,00 Dinner



07.30 - 8.30 Do-In morning exercises or Nordic Walking with Jarka
08.45 - 09.15 Breakfast
09.30 - 11.00 Lecture / Getting Centred:
Spirituality, the special & specific opportunities available for you this year
11.00 - 11.15 Tea break
11.15 - 12.45 Lecture / Wider Influences:
2018’s broader social dynamics – economical, political and governmental within & between countries
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch, Deshima shopping and farewell




Time: from Friday 17.30h till Sunday 14.00h
Place: Delicious Deshima, Amsterdam
Costs: 345 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 March 1
Get 50 Euro free Deshima shopping voucher for the registration together with back-to-back Art of Life School Level I, II or III



Please check our Accommodation Tips for options.



These courses have limited space, so register early!


Nine Star Ki 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
Bank ABN-AMRO Amsterdam
IBAN: NL77ABNA0498608468


Refund & Cancellation Policy

In case of 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.



Make your travel arrangements in advance and keep the ticket reservation option with possibility to eventually change the dates if needed.

For any questions about the classes or registration procedure please email














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