Foundation Certificate

Holistic Nutrition for Body and Soul

Next course runs from 24th March 2021 to 16th January 2022

On-site training course over 9-months

£3,750
Accommodation is available on-site.

Overview 

The Foundation Certificate provides a thorough basic training in macrobiotics, a wide range of directly related subjects, and personal development. You can expect to learn things on this course for your own and others benefit and use this knowledge in its own right or as a basis for our diploma course and a potential new career. You can also expect to learn a lot about yourself, connect with like-minded people and enjoy an enriching journey of discovery. 

  • Create health with a balanced plant-based, macrobiotic diet
  • Set up and equip a kitchen for preparing macrobiotic food
  • Understand the methods of Oriental health diagnosis

Holistic Nutrition Course Students    Holistic Nutrition Course 

“The School gave me an opportunity to look inside of my life and being. I wouldn’t have been able to start my emotional work without the school’s support and encouragement. I feel safer and grounded. The support from all the teachers, course mates, kitchen assistants, teaching assistants was amazing”
Yuko Ozawa Weston

What Does This Holistic Nutrition For Body and Soul Course Include?

This course includes the history, philosophy and practical application of macrobiotics in relation to cooking and nutrition. It also covers the wider aspects of the macrobiotic philosophy i.e. how the human energy system functions, how to diagnose health problems, exercises to rebalance body and mind, how to heal with diet and nutrition and listening skills.

  • How to heal through diet, lifestyle and emotional intelligence
  • Practice health-giving exercises including Do-In, Qigong, breathwork and meditation
  • Learn dozens of healing recipes and practical cooking skills

“This course has been life-changing, self-affirming and so rewarding for me. I have found such a connection with myself, spiritually, emotionally and with the wellbeing of others”
Charlie Boyd

How Is This Course Structured?

The standard course is spread over seven modules, which can is taken over a nine-month period. The course includes 20 cooking workshops, theory classes, tutorials, healing exercise sessions and personal development workshops.

  • 30 days of teaching, 7 Modules, each one is 4-5 days long
  • Cooking workshops in our beautiful teaching kitchen
  • Daily healing exercise sessions
  • Theory classes and small-group tutorials

There is also home study with practice of all that you will be learning, and assessments at the end of the course. Upon successful completion, a Foundation Certificate is awarded.

What Kind Of People Do The Foundation Certificate? 

People book this course for a variety of reasons. Some love cooking but want to learn the macrobiotic approach to cooking healthy food for themselves and their families. Some students enrol with a view to changing their careers or enhancing existing professional skills. Others want to study nutrition from a holistic point of view that specifically includes lifestyle and emotional healing.

“The empowerment and self-awareness I gained have made me a new, happier person. It is a life-changing programme”
Silvia, Macrobiotic Health Consultant, Chef and Food Styler

We have students coming from all over Europe, the Middle East, north Africa and Hong Kong. With over 25 different nationalities and an age range of 20 to 65 years old, the breadth of age and culture of students greatly enriches the learning experience for everyone.

Who Are The Teachers?

The teachers for this course include Founder and Principal of The School Oliver Cowmeadow and a range of experienced theory, cooking and exercise teachers. With over 40 years experience of teaching as well as guiding thousands of students and clients towards greater health, Oliver is one of the countries leading pracitioners of macrobiotics.  Find out more about Oliver and the other teachers for this course here.

Are There Entrance Requirements? 

No. The main requirement is an enthusiasm for studying and practicing a holistic approach to eating and living. We do however, strongly recommend taking our highly-acclaimed Looking After Your Health 5-day course before enrolling. We also recommend booking a Skype (or similar) meeting with one of our teachers to help you understand fully whether this course is for you.

How Much Does The Course Cost? And Can I Pay Monthly?

The course fee is £3,750 and yes, you can pay monthly. A deposit of £750 is payable to secure your place. The course fee includes all course materials and three meals each day.

Is Accomodation Available?

Yes, we have rooms available. For accommodation options please click here.

Booking

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