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One Year Professional Training – Health Coach & Wholefood Chef 

October 9, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 2025 @ 3:00 pm

Deepen your understanding of a holistic macrobiotic approach to life and health, and to learn the skills to offer professional cooking and healing to others. Upon completion of the course you will be an excellent Wholefood Chef, able to cook amazingly delicious and healthy food for clients, groups, retreats and in restaurants. You will also qualify as a Health Coach – able to guide individuals and groups in achieving greater health, knowing how to help with many common health problems, and guide people to a happier and more fulfilling life. Additionally, you will also qualify as a Wellbeing Shiatsu Practitioner, able to start a practice in giving shiatsu for relieving stress and tension and promoting general wellbeing. To join this course, we require you to have some foundational knowledge about macrobiotics and macrobiotic cooking, yin and yang and the five transformations, as well as an understanding of the meridian system.

The IMS’s professional training is divided into three parts:


Course times, fees & booking


Next residential course runs from October 2024 to May 2025 (course code 10.24.1) Next online/intensive will begin in February 2025 (course code 02.25.1).


The course fee for the online/intensive is £2995.00, and for the residential course £3,900. A deposit of £750 is payable to secure your place. The course fee includes all teaching, course materials, small group tutorials, and three meals each day. We frequently get couples, good friends, and sometimes mothers and daughters or sons joining our Foundation Year Course. To make this easier financially we offer a 25% reduction for the second person. This reduces the residential course fees for the second person from the usual fee of £3,900 to £2925, saving £975, with 10 monthly instalments of £222.50. The Online/Intensive course fees drop from £2,995 to £2246.25, saving £937.50 with 10 monthly instalments of £154.62 (after paying your £750 deposit and adding a £50 administration fee for paying by instalments). If you want to use this joint discount, please complete two application forms below for our Holistic Nutrition & Cooking Year and contact the school office to ask for this discount.


We have three accommodation options on site, please email us to request accommodation and prices.


October 9 @ 8:00 am
June 6, 2025 @ 3:00 pm
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The International Macrobiotic School
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The International Macrobiotic School
International Macrobiotic School Murtwell House Diptford Totnes
Totnes, Devon TQ 7NQ United Kingdom
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