International Macrobiotic Course | Level 1

28th April - 13th May 2018

28th April - 13th May 2018
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Level 1 provides a core understanding of the Macrobiotic principles involved in this comprehensive and holistic philosophy.
In this course you will:

. Learn to improve your own health and to help others with the skills of healthy living.
. Benefit from an accelerated program of practical tuition.
. Gain expanding vocational skills with each level of study.
. Benefit from an international teaching staff with years of practical experience.

About the course:

. All classes are given in English.
. Number of hours: 111 hours.
. Equivalence to the Annual Macrobiotic Course, Level I.
. The course includes: lunch, dinner (4 times per week on cooking classes days), handouts, and certificate of participation


Bill Tara, Simon Brown, Lourenço de Azevedo, Geninha Horta Varatojo, Rosalina Silva, João Filippi, Teresa Mizon, Marco Fonseca, Paula Azevedo, Ana Torres, Cristiano Martins, Delfim Machado

Course Program 

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Dates: 28th April - 13th May 2018
Course Fees:
  • From the 1st of December until the 15th of February - 1790€
  • From the 16th of February until the 31st of March - 1890€
  • From the 1st of April until the 27th - 1990€

To guarantee your vacancy please make sure you provide the payment of 25% of the total amount. The last 75% should be payed until the first day of the course.

We reserve the right to cancel the course if there are less than 10 registrations. In case of cancellation, full refund is granted.

Contact us for further information: or (+351) 21 324 22 90


Course Syllabus


• Creating a Healthy Society
• A review of Traditional approaches to Health and Healing
• Developing a Human Ecology
• The Basic Principles of Macrobiotics
• The History of Macrobiotics
• Understanding Body Energy



• Traditional Food Wisdom and Modern Nutrition
• What does science say about diet?
• Yin and Yang / Understanding Food Energy
• Human Physiology and Dietary Considerations
• Understanding the energy of foods by growth patterns, environment and effect on body
• The Roots of Modern Macrobiotic Dietary practice
• The Economy and Ecology of diet
• Making adaptation to the season and environment
• Basic Dietary changes for personal needs



• Belief and Behaviour in health and healing
• Relationship of health to habit
• Understanding Health and Sickness
• The Mind Body connection
• Basic character qualities in Five Transformations as archetypes to inform understanding.
• Practical Visualization Process
• The Power of Affirmation



• Health Assessment and Oriental Diagnosis
• The uses and limitations of visual diagnosis
• Understanding the Art of Seeing (Bo-Shin)
• Qualities of excess in skin colour and complexion
• Practical uses of the face map
• Expression and Body Language
• Posture and Body Armouring
• Hands and Feet



• How to set up a Healthy Kitchen
• Cooking with Grains
• Cooking with Vegetables
• Cutting and Preparing
• Soups
• Beans
• Seaweeds
• Snacks
• Breakfasts and desserts



• Orientation to coaching
• The principles of intentional listening
• Bridge building and motivation in healing
• Rules of the game, basic technique and inspiration
• An Ethical approach to Health Coaching
• Strategies for healing common health problems
• Home Remedies
• Dietary and Lifestyle adjustments for Common Health Problems
• How to make safe adjustments in diet and lifestyle
• Establishing a health related business


28th April - 13th May 2018


Bill Tara

Since 1967 Bill Tara has been an active advocate for natural heath care.  He has been a health counselor, teacher, author, entrepreneur and creator of health education centers in Europe and North America.

Geninha Horta Varatojo

Geninha is one of the most well known Macrobiotic teachers in Portugal and a regular presence in Spain. She is also author of several cook books regarding Macrobiotic diet and writer of countless articles in numerous magazines in Portugal, since 1990's.

Rik Vermuyten

Rik Vermuyten graduated in clinical chemistry and was the chief of the laboratory of Nuclear Medicine Department in the Holy Family Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium.  He studied thoroughly in the fields of macrobiotics, nat

Rosalina Silva

Rosalina Silva has started her path in the study of Macrobiotic Philosophy in 2008 and ever since she has been practicing in her own life with family and friends.

Simon Brown

Simon is the author of Modern Day Macrobiotics and Macrobiotics For Life and a macrobiotic practitioner, consultant and teacher living in London UK. Simon provides online and in person macrobiotic consultations and courses.