July 11 – 14 | Online on Zoom | All recorded

Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2024

Macrobiotics in Daily Life,
Current Developments & Traditional Cuisines

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Are you looking to enhance your health,
emotional balance, natural beauty, and spiritual growth?

 

Do you like to draw inspiration from traditional cuisines?

 

Are you curious about how the latest advancements in genetics and public health measures are impacting our health and diet?

Join us at the Online Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2024 for an enriching journey into the world of health and well-being.

Discover how the latest genetic advancements are challenging traditional approaches to health, nutrition, and environmental sustainability.

Dive into diverse culinary workshops featuring Greek, and Polish cuisines, and master delicious, nutritious recipes.

Gain insights from seasoned macrobiotic teachers and counselors on enhancing mental well-being, natural beauty, spiritual growth, and emotional balance.

Improve your digestion and learn new Daoist, Qi Gong and yoga exercises.

Engage in thought-provoking discussions, and inspiring recovery stories.

Connect with a global community, expand your knowledge, and transform your health and well-being.

What can you look forward to?

Thursday July 11

Welcome and basic information on the conference

Join Alex for an eye-opening lecture on the rise of genetics in modern society and its implications for personal and public health.

Dive into the world of personalized medicine, DNA therapy, and CRISPR gene-editing technology, and discover how these advancements are challenging traditional approaches to health, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. 

Learn about the impact of genetically engineered foods and the potential threats these technologies pose to campaigns promoting better diets, healthier lifestyles, and the protection of our environment and biodiversity.

Don’t miss this critical discussion on the future of genetics and its far-reaching consequences.

Open discussions with Donna Clifford, R.N., a macrobiotic nurse and author of Act Like Rice and Mark Leonas, a long-term macrobiotic practitioner.

Join Danka for an enlightening session on psychological diagnosis in macrobiotics, where she explores one of the most practical and immediate methods of self-assessment of your health condition—through your feelings, behaviors, and actions

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to harness this powerful tool in your everyday life to effectively balance your condition and enhance your well-being.

🚀 Ready to elevate your culinary skills? Join Gayle’s cooking class! 🌼 Gayle will teach you how to use an inventory of ingredients, some freshly cooked, some on hand, to create a balanced, beautifully arranged plate of food. Learn to utilize seasonal foods for optimal health.
A perfectly balanced plate of
food is the road map to healthy eating and good health.

Using gentle movements, breath, and sound, you will experience yoga in its simplest, most authentic form. The sessions will help unwind, release stress, and bring a greater sense of ease and balance.

Join us for an inspiring Recovery Panel where you’ll hear firsthand stories of triumph over various health challenges. This time, you’ll meet:

  • Lara Holmes, who overcame digestive issues
  • Jan Jicha, who conquered severe allergies
  • Anne Hudson, who restored balance after amenorrhea
  • Alex Garberg, who battled fatigue, anemia, and a hereditary blood condition

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions, gain insights, and find hope and motivation from these incredible recovery journeys.

Join our Private Discussion Groups for an intimate and supportive space where you can openly discuss anything on your mind, whether it’s personal challenges or interests. This is a perfect opportunity to form meaningful connections and new friendships within a small group setting. Our sessions are designed to foster a warm, confidential environment where every participant can feel comfortable sharing and connecting with others on a deeper level. Come find support, give advice, and grow your network of like-minded individuals.

Friday July 12

Friday July 12

Discover new alternatives to popular tomato and dairy-based sauces. Learn to prepare delectable recipes like Sweet and Savory Summer Vegetable Sauce, Walnut Parsley Pesto, Seitan Stroganoff, and a savory Miso Noodle Bowl. You’ll leave with a variety of recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, all while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.

Open discussions with Donna Clifford, R.N., a macrobiotic nurse and author of Act Like Rice and Mark Leonas, a long-term macrobiotic practitioner.

Enhance your health and natural beauty. This lecture, designed for both women and men, will provide you with easy tips and recipes for clear skin and beautiful hair, helping you to maintain a youthful appearance throughout the years.

Discover the rich flavors and nourishing traditions of Eastern European cuisine in this engaging cooking class! I’ll unveil a selection of regional culinary secrets and demonstrate how to weave this centuries-old knowledge seamlessly into your busy modern lifestyle. Additionally, I’ll guide you through the art of using plant-based alternatives to dairy and other animal products, showing you how to create delicious, wholesome meals that don’t compromise on taste.

Join me to explore the depths of Eastern European cooking and learn practical, healthful cooking techniques that you can use every day!

Using gentle movements, breath, and sound, you will experience yoga in its simplest, most authentic form. The sessions will help unwind, release stress, and bring a greater sense of ease and balance.

Discover how your daily meals can profoundly impact your emotions, with Jane’s guidance on the right food choices to alleviate anger and foster joy. Learn how to calm irritability, fury, and emotional turmoil through a carefully selected foods that bring greater balance, clarity, and positivity. Jane will show you how to prepare special dishes that not only nourish but also empower and delight, helping you to embrace a more enjoyable life.

Open Discussions with Donna Clifford, R.N., a macrobiotic nurse and author of Act Like Rice and Mark Leonas, a long-term macrobiotic practitioner.

Saturday July 13

The number of people in modern society suffering from anxiety, depression, and some other mental illnesses has risen rapidly in just a few years, especially among children and young adults.

Oliver will look  at some of the causes of these difficulties within our body mind and energetic make up using Oriental medicine, and offering some simple practical solutions to reduce fears, worries, anxieties, depression and other debilitating emotions.

Join Stavros for a culinary journey into Greek Mediterranean cuisine, renowned for its health benefits and rich flavors. In contrast to today’s fast-food version of Greek cuisine, Stavros will showcase traditional dishes blended with macrobiotic principles to create a modern, nutritious, and sustainable way of eating.

Experience a fusion of tradition and innovation that delights the senses and promotes well-being.

Would you like to explore macrobiotics beyond food and diet? Honza, a macrobiotic author and teacher, will ponder into the world of history, literature, philosophy, and art. Join and enrich your views by new applications of macrobiotic principles.

Join Bill for a compelling lecture on the critical intersection of public health and personal freedom. Discover how to protect personal responsibility and body autonomy in the face of increasing governmental control over health freedoms.

With organizations like the WHO proposing measures that could restrict these fundamental rights, it’s more important than ever to stay informed and proactive. Learn about the challenges we face and explore practical solutions to safeguard your health freedom.

Join Lara’s delightful cooking class and take your culinary skills to the next level. Learn to create delicious and nutritious seasonal desserts, ideal for special occasions or casual dining. Enjoy hands-on guidance as you prepare these treats, with recipes provided to accompany the live class.

Elevate your dessert game and impress your friends and family with these healthy, scrumptious creations!

Using gentle movements, breath, and sound, you will experience yoga in its simplest, most authentic form. The sessions will help unwind, release stress, and bring a greater sense of ease and balance.

Join Bob Carr for an insightful lecture on a wide variety of spiritual disciplines. Explore the interplay of body and spirit, and find the right practice to suit your individual needs. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of spiritual harmony and personal growth.

Join our Private Discussion Groups for an intimate and supportive space where you can openly discuss anything on your mind, whether it’s personal challenges or interests. This is a perfect opportunity to form meaningful connections and new friendships within a small group setting. Our sessions are designed to foster a warm, confidential environment where every participant can feel comfortable sharing and connecting with others on a deeper level. Come find support, give advice, and grow your network of like-minded individuals.

Sunday July 14

Sunday July 14

Improve your digestion and intestinal fitness, the fundamental part of our heath and vitality. Enhance nutrient absorption, balance emotions, and anchor your consciousness in your Hara.

In this workshop, you’ll practice Qi Gong exercises, abdominal massage, and Daoist energy healing techniques designed to help you love your belly, improve digestion, regulate emotions, and feel centered in the here-and-now.

Join us and transform your well-being from the inside out.

Join our Counsellors Panel featuring four seasoned macrobiotic teachers and counsellors. This engaging session offers attendees the unique opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on health and diet. Whether you’re seeking guidance on specific health issues or looking to refine your dietary practices, our experienced panelists are here to provide insights and support to help you achieve optimal well-being. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best in the field and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.

Open Discussions with Donna Clifford, R.N., a macrobiotic nurse and author of Act Like Rice.

Celebrate the achievements of two extraordinary individuals at the Michio Kushi Peace Prize Awards.

Join us for motivational and inspiring speeches from two of the most prominent ambassadors of the macrobiotic lifestyle and philosophy. Our honorees:
– Christina Pirello, an esteemed macrobiotic educator and Emmy-Award-winning hosts of Christina Cooks!, and 

– Sandy Pukel, a macrobiotic pioneer and founder of holistic cruises,
will share their insights and experiences, showcasing their dedication to promoting health, wellness, and peace through macrobiotic principles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by their remarkable journeys and contributions to the global macrobiotic community.

 

Indulge yourself while supporting a great cause at our annual Macrobiotic Auction! Whether you’re looking for unique memorabilia, rare photographs, exclusive collection items, discounted courses, special-price consultations, coveted macrobiotic publications, or rare macrobiotic food items, our auction has something for everyone.

Join us for this exciting fundraising event and secure valuable study and learning materials to enhance your macrobiotic journey throughout the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to treat yourself and contribute to the future of macrobiotic education!

We will finish with a humorous skit and heartfelt farewell.

*Schedule may be subject to change.

When?

July 11 – 14, 2024

Where?

Online on Zoom

All sessions recorded!

What is all included?

Online Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2023 teachers and classes

Price:
$347

Join by Tuesday May 21 midnight (ET)
and get Alex Jack’s forthcoming new book: 

GMO & CRISPR Gene-edited Food Checklist

This conference is more than just an educational event—
it’s a community experience that will leave you empowered and inspired.

Who will be presenting?

We have invited some of the most renowned macrobiotic teachers
and counsellors from around the world,
as well as new young and enthusiastic teachers

Virginia Harper
Virginia Harper

Transformational leader in natural healing

Wieke Nelissen
Wieke Nelissen

Macrobiotic counselor and teacher and co-founder of the Kushi Institute of Europe

Bill Tara
Bill Tara

Co-founder of the Kushi Institute with Michio and Aveline Kushi and macrobiotic activist

Jane Stanchich
Jane Quincannon- Stanchich​

Macrobiotic teacher, counselor and licensed nutritionist

Oliver Cowmeadow, macrobiotic teacher
Oliver Cowmeadow

Founder and director of the International Macrobiotic School in the UK

Bob Carr, macrobiotic teacher
Bob Carr

Macrobiotic teacher, counsellor, and shiatsu therapist

Amber Maisano
Amber Maisano

Macrobiotic chef, former head chef at Kushi Institute

Christina Pirello, macrobiotic chef
Christina Pirello

Macrobiotic educator and Emmy-Award winning host of Christina Cooks!

Stanislaw Jerzmanski

Macrobiotic chef

Sandy Pukel

Macrobiotic pioneer and founder of holistic cruises

Lara Holmes, macrobiotic cooking teacher
Lara Holmes

Macrobiotic cooking teacher, chef, and health coach

Dave Sowden
Dave Sowden

Macrobiotic Health Consultant, Bodywork Therapist & Qi Gong Instructor

Lenka Hlavacova

Macrobiotic cooking teacher and small farmer

Stavros Karagilanis
Stavros Karagilanis

Macrobiotic chef and founder of a health food company Peace by Peas

Manjari Agarwala

Yoga therapist and macrobiotic teacher from India

Gayle Stolove
Gayle Stolove

Macrobiotic chef, teacher and counselor

Alex Garberg
Alex Garberg

Private macrobiotic cook & miso producer at South River Miso Company

Alex Jack, renowned macrobiotic author and macrobiotic counselor, former Kushi Institute director and president of Planetary Health
Alex Jack

Macrobiotic teacher, counselor and author

Danka Jack, macrobiotic counselor and teacher
Danka Jack

Macrobiotic teacher and counselor

Cynthia Vann
Cynthia Vann​

Former U.S. Air Force officer, macrobiotic practitioner and environmental health specialist

Anne Hudson
Anne Hudson

Macrobiotic practitioner

Donna Clifford, R.N.
Donna Clifford

Macrobiotic teacher and registered nurse

Jan Jicha
Jan Jicha

Macrobiotic teacher and author

What do participants say about our conferences?

“I enjoyed the topics that were perhaps more advanced and deepened my understanding how macrobiotics applies to other parts of life other than just cooking.”
Brian Smith
“I appreciated the inclusive atmosphere, allowing for different styles of cooking and practice to be presented, and encouraging us to find our own way for our individual condition, situation, and practice.”
Elaine Danforth
“The conference was excellent! The only thing that was missing was the usual fabulous macrobiotic food. I enjoyed the talks: Cooking ideas to recharge my meals, health concepts to broaden my knowledge with highly knowledgeable teachers, a range of ideas to think about, and the yoga was exactly what I’ve been looking for which includes the yogic breathing exercises. The teachers were great and the overall program was rich, well organized and fun.”
Ellen Harris
“Hearing lectures on improving both physical and mental health, attending cooking classes and learning new recipes, sharing ideas with macrobiotic counselors and like-minded people all renew my energy and inspire me to be even more conscientious in my daily macrobiotic practice.”
Audrey Polt
Entire conference was amazing. Looked forward to it each day.”
Lila Kutolowski
“2023 was the best yet—I don’t know how they keep getting better every year but somehow it gets pulled off beautifully.”
Rebecca West

Transform your health with insights from the Online Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2024!

Delve into critical discussions on GMOs, health freedoms, and traditional macrobiotic practices. Enjoy interactive workshops, inspiring talks, and community connections.

Don’t miss out—register today!

Frequently Asked Questions

I have other arrangements and can’t attend all the lectures. Will the lectures be recorded?

Yes, all the lectures will be recorded, and you can watch them again anytime at your convenience.
The only thing that is not recorded are the discussion sessions to ensure the privacy of the participants and create a safe atmosphere for mutual sharing.

Can I pay by check?

Sure. Please, address the check to Planetary Health, Inc., P.O. Box 487, Becket, MA, 01223, and let us know at contact@planetaryhealth.com.

 

Do you live outside of the US?

Use coupon code “worldmacro2024” to get $100 discount!

Have you not been to our conferences yet or in last 3 years?

Use coupon code “joinmacro2024” to get $100 discount!

Would you prefer an installment plan?

Please contact us at contact@planetaryhealth.com about your preferences and we will set it up for you.

How long will I have access to the recordings and other materials?

Recipes will be sent to your email and the recording  will be available for 2 years 😊

Would you like to ask another question?

Please contact us at contact@planetaryhealth.com and we will be happy to reply to you.

“I highly recommend the Conference. It is a great learning experience. It develops spirit and higher development, 
and motivates people to care about themselves, others, and the whole planet.”

– R.T.

Who is organizing this for you?

Alex Jack, an internationally renowned macrobiotic teacher, counselor, and author, worked closely with Michio and Aveline Kushi for nearly forty years and served as former director of Kushi Institute in Becket. He co-wrote The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, The Book of Macrobiotics, and many other books on diet, health, and the environment with Michio Kushi and is currently writing a multivolume series on the Spiral of History.

Danka Jack is a macrobiotic teacher from Slovakia. She grew up in a macrobiotic family, learning and applying the remedies and principles in her daily life since childhood. She is the Special Projects director at Planetary Health, giving courses and consultations in macrobiotics and 9 Star Ki.

Danka and Alex Jack

Experience the best of macrobiotics
at the Online Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2024!

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