Hour to Hour Program
Summer Conference 2014

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Hour to Hour Program
Art of Life School 2014

Macrobiotic Career Training Program
Main Subjects





Meet with participants from around the world, in the midst of nature, at the comfortable conference center Guldenberg, Helvoirt, Holland



Adelbert Nelissen (Netherlands),

is the founder, director and senior teacher of the Kushi Institute of Europe, one of the world’s leading centers on macrobiotic education.
Since over 35 years he has lectured all over Europe as well as Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East. His audience includes farmers, housewives, medical doctors, nutritionists, educators, politicians, landscape architects, midwifes, businessman, acupuncturists, massage therapists. He is one of the pioneers in the natural organic food movement and introduced and developed since 1970 hundreds of products for the European market, including price winning sourdough breads, tofu products, sugar-free natural sweeteners and many fermented plant-based products.
Together with his wife Wieke Nelissen he is the inspiring force behind the International Macrobiotic Conferences and the Leadership Programs the Art of Life School, the Art of Cooking School and Women’s & Family Health where thousands of students from over 100 countries in the last 35 years shared their knowledge and insights and were able to start hundreds of centers and businesses.
Adelbert Nelissen designed The Ideal Food Pattern for Humanity, explained clearly in a brochure, comparing the Modern Food Pattern and its consequences on health, ecology, global warming and world peace, and will be available in 10 different languages. He is father of 5 children and has 10 grandchildren.





Nine Star Ki Astrology in Relationships
Nine Star Ki is an ancient numerological system explaining in a very detailed way the influence of the energy of the earth, in time periods, on every individual. Depending on your date of birth, the oneness of your body, mind and spirit is cosmically influenced by nine different characteristic energies. In this class Adelbert will explain your four personal character numbers and how you relate to others: family, colleagues, friends.


Why More and More People Become Allergic to Gluten
For thousands of years civilization was able to digest gluten, as a plant based protein. During the last 25 years hundred millions of people became allergic for hundreds of products. Especially gluten allergy is exploding as a result of drastically changed eating habits. Adelbert will explain in this lecture how to prevent and how to cure (gluten) allergies.


The Food – Mood connection
Fear, depression an mood changes are the most common mental complaints. More protection and anti depressive are the medical approach. Adelbert will study with you the deeper physiological cause, how to stabilize your condition with proper nourishment and exercises.


Macrobiotic Super Foods
Super foods are big business at the moment. The more or less official definition for super foods are foods extremely high in concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti oxidants. Surprise surprise: Macrobiotic meals burst with all the above named nutrients! Not in pills but in daily delicious meals.


Understand Your Constitution and Condition Through Oriental Diagnosis
In this class on Oriental diagnosis Adelbert will teach you how your face and body are expressing your psychological character, your constitution as well as your recent condition. How to maximize your strong points and how to strengthen weaker points. He will explore with you the direct relation to your diet, life style and destiny.


Stop Stress and Fatigue in 7 Steps
The most common discomforts people share are stress and fatigue. This lecture will focus on feeling relaxed, vital and without stress in a very practical way. A must for everybody who starts or ends the day with stress or is chronically tired! In every situation, at home and at your job you can apply what you learn regarding:

  • posture
  • breathing
  • visualization
  • (self) massage
  • meditation
  • nutrition
  • relaxing or strengthening drinks


Cooking Class


Cooking with Fresh Wild Herbs and Japanese Traditional Seasonings
In this cooking class you will learn how to prepare wild vegetables and herbs in a medicinal and culinary way. Beautiful and very tasty, with the use of Deshima’s newly imported Japanese seasonings.




Early Morning Meditation and Mantra’s
Sounds help to open your spiritual channel. Some very beautiful and powerful mantras will be introduced. Mantra’s and meditation: an excellent start of the day.


Oriental Diagnosis in Walking and Movement
You will be amazed by how your movements can teach you about your condition. Corrective exercises, let the energy flow smoothly.


Early Morning Do-In
Start your day fresh! Clear your mind; stimulate the flow of your energy! Wear light cotton clothes.