professional online macrobiotic training
This professional online macrobiotic training has been designed to give you everything you need to live the rest of your life to the full. You will learn how to cook macrobiotic food, meditate, think positively, sleep well, improve self-esteem and appreciate life. At the same this course will train you to help others and to qualify you as a Macrobiotic Health Coach and Cook. The course will enable you to help people get started with macrobiotics and enjoy all the health benefits of eating healthy natural foods, meditation, exercise, positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle.
become accredited with the Macrobiotic Association
Successful students will be eligible to be accredited by the Macrobiotic Association as a Macrobiotic Health Coach and Cook. You will be listed on the Macrobiotic Association website, receive all the benefits from being a professional member and able to get insurance in the UK.
online macrobiotic training with best selling author Simon Brown
The primary teacher for this online macrobiotic training is Simon Brown who is a best selling author of Modern Day Macrobiotics and Macrobiotics For Life.
Simon ran the Macrobiotic Association of Pennsylvania from 1984, London’s Community Health Centre from 1986 and Luscious Organic from 2004. He served as chair of the Macrobiotic Association twice. Simon is well known as an international teacher, having regularly taught in London, Lisbon, Valencia, India, Tokyo and many other countries. He has provided online courses since 2005.
Simon has a strong career in macrobiotics, working as a macrobiotic health coach and consultant since 1985. He also has a wealth of experience in shiatsu, face reading, meditation and feng shui helping make this a truly holistic macrobiotic course.
In this course Simon will share his considerable experience in helping you become a successful macrobiotic health coach and cook.
help create a better world
We are living through times where health and the environment are becoming primary issues. The aim of macrobiotics is to learn how to make the most of our lives, whilst being happy, healthy and positive people. At the same time we seek to live in a way that does the least harm to our planet.
All cooking and foods on this course are vegan and sugar free, with gluten free and other allergies accommodated. Where possible the ingredients will be natural organic seasonal foods sourced from local health food shops.
what you will be able to do
This online macrobiotic training teaches students everything they need to be fully macrobiotic and live life to the full. This includes being able to cook macrobiotic meals, provide macrobiotic advice and practical help to anyone starting macrobiotics. In addition students will have a strong knowledge of macrobiotics and benefit from the experience of practicing macrobiotics under expert guidance.
online macrobiotic training content
- Learn how the MACROBIOTIC PHILOSOPHY can help us take more healthy perspective on life.
- Cook and experience delicious healthy MACROBIOTIC FOODS in a way that is quick and easy to prepare
- Learn all you need to know about NUTRITION to be healthy
- Apply CHI, YIN YANG and 5 TRANSFORMATIONS / ELEMENTS to people, food, lifestyle and health
- Learn practical NATURAL HOME REMEDIES for common issues
- Practice the PRINCIPLES, ETHICS and INTENTIONS to help people
- Develop good COMMUNICATION SKILLS to teach and educate
- Understand POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY and how to be constructive focussing on solutions.
- Practice and teach MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS
- Learn MERIDIANS, ACUPRESSURE POINTS and CHAKRAS and how to use these in HEALING
- Learn how to use FENG SHUI to create a healthy home
- Be able to make a FACE READING and use this in health coaching
- Understand the NATURAL CYCLES of life as expresses through the I CHING and NINE KI
The principles of your online macrobiotic training are chi, YinYang, and five elements. These are very holistic models for exploring ourselves and our relationship with the world we inhabit. Once learnt they are easy to apply to a wide range of subjects including food, feng shui, face reading, body movement, meditation and shiatsu. This makes it possible to learn a wide range of subjects quickly, in one course. You will be able to apply a wide range of successful and healthy changes, holistically to our own lives and help others in their lives. Click Online Macrobiotic Course Contents for full details.
macrobiotic health coaching benefits
You will learn how to apply your online macrobiotic training to:
- Greater energy levels
- Healthy eating
- Good sleep
- Self esteem
- Emotional wellbeing and less stress or anxiety
- Positive thinking, mental clarity, focus and thinking for ourselves
- Developing an appreciation and a love of life
Specific health issues explored in this course include:
- Blood pressure and cholesterol
- Weight management
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- Digestion, constipation and Acidity
- Skin issues
online macrobiotic training classes
The online macrobiotic training is made up of 2 hour online classes on Tuesdays and Sundays. Practical exercises between classes are included. The advantage of 2 hour classes is that each class is short enough for full attention and focus. By having classes 1 or 2 classes a week you will be able to remember what you have learnt from one class to the next. Please allow about 2 hours a week for reading, practice and projects.
Most students find they are naturally eating macrobiotic foods, meditating, thinking more positively and taking exercise naturally and without effort.
You will complete the whole course within a year, this being a reasonable commitment for your macrobiotic training.
Each training session is recorded, so if you miss a class you can catch up. The course includes 5 private tutorials and you may ask questions between classes.
The courses are interactive and you will be encouraged to participate and ask questions.
After successful completion, Simon will also be available to offer ongoing support and mentoring.
Also see Macrobiotics Online for more information
online macrobiotic course dates
The online macrobiotic course starts on 5 November 2023 and finishes 22 October 2024. Tuesday classes are 18:30 to 20:30 UK time. Sunday classes are from 18:00 to 20:00 UK time. Click on macrobiotic training dates for exact dates for every class.
online macrobiotic course fees
The fee for 180 hours of classes, personal tutorials and personal supervision is £1495 or 1675€ for the full training. You can pay in one payment at the beginning of the course or in 4 payments of £395 or 460€ in 3 month intervals. Payments are due by the end of October (£395 or 460€), January (£395 or 460€), April (£395 or 460€) and July (£395 or 460€). US exchange rates at June 2023 make the course fee around $1995. Please check $ to £ exchange rates at the time of payment. Places are limited so that each student get personal attention. To reserve your place we request a deposit of £120, 150€ or $150. Your deposit will be deducted from your last payment.
You deposit will be refunded in full if you cancel 1 month before the start date of the course. Once the course has started there are no refunds. In exceptional circumstances a refund may be given and this is at the discretion of the course administrator.
macrobiotic training reviews
The following are reviews from people who have taken this course.
Anna Joti Low. UK May 2023
Thank you and Filipa for all your devotion and passion to our training. You both delivered every week and module with such expertise, generosity and sensitivity. I learned so much from both of your teachings.
Rhosalaria Gwyneth Robbins-Cox. UK November 2022
Thank you so much Simon and Filipa for a wonderful year long course in Macrobiotics and Health Coaching. It’s been totally fascinating, healing and deeply fulfilling personally and professionally. I have loved every minute of it and it has offered me focus upon my own health and the ability to start to help others too. At the start I was fairly new to macrobiotics and both the practical sessions and in depth course content have given me a thorough initiation into this very healing subject. I enjoyed all our sessions and even when I felt tired I left the online sessions totally inspired and motivated. The practical cooking sessions were amazing – always focused on the importance of Chi, the food we created is delightfully healthful and delicious. Simon and Filipa are clearly experts in their field and it shows.
Maša Čiča, Croatia, November 2022
I have been studying macrobiotics for more than twenty years and had the opportunity to listen and learn from various teachers. I had a great desire to meet Simon Brown and his approach to this great knowledge. The course exceeded all my expectations! It was a year of intensive learning, exchange of experiences and new inspiration. I was impressed by Simon’s gentle and understanding approach, which brings out the best in people and encourages them to reach their potential, and his vast knowledge and experience which are priceless. The course covers various topics that can help the future macrobiotic counsellor to see his or her clients holistically and help in the best possible way. However, I was most impressed by Simon’s and Filipa’s humanity. It left an indelible mark on the whole journey! If you have the slightest doubts about whether you should enroll in this course or not, I invite you to do so and give yourself a year of personal growth!
Sabine Germany 02/07/2022
Ana Paula, Madeira 16/09/2022
Taking classes with Simon and Filipa is a limitless and inspiring experience. The fluidity of topics, practical sense and good humor are always present. Enriching the acquisition of knowledge about Macrobiotics in a current, practical and holistic way.
I learnt to understand the interaction between the human and the environment. The power of food, and its connection with the body, mind, emotions, well-being and being happy. I strongly recommend it.
Donna London 12/08/17
8 months of studying macrobiotics with Simon Brown finished today. I’ve learned so much in that time — a complete mind/body/food experience. I’m going to miss my two weekends a month learning, creating, and enjoying my days with everyone. Now time to put the cooking and coaching into practice! Thank you Simon, Tine and all the other students for being part of my journey.
Andreia Portugal 12/08/17
I’ve been studding nutrition therapy and for a long time I’ve been interesting in different types of philosophies around nutrition, Macrobiotics was one of the ones that most attracted me! Simon’s way of teaching and is knowledge is so impressive and easy to understand, that was always a pleasure and exciting to go to classes. We learn theory but we also practice every class, we cook our own meals and that helps to create an amazing relationship between all of students and teacher. I couldn’t recommend it more! If you are an interested in food, like to cook, want to know more about how food and mind can help to bring you more energy and happiness, macrobiotic and Simon Brown will be a great way to give you the tools you need! I’m very grateful to have had the chance to do this course and to have met Simon, he always knows how to help you grow! I definitely recommend it!
India Midlands UK 21/09/16
Andrew Sussex UK 07/09/16
I wish I all my teachers at school were of the calibre that Simon is; He knows his subject knowledge inside out and introduces it in a very clear and progressive way. He was quite insistent that we covered the course content and that we proved that we had absorbed the knowledge by leading a series of activities. However his relaxed, encouraging and non judgemental manner enabled me to complete the course and leave with so much confidence and inspiration to follow my “life path”. He also has a wonderful capacity to produce a “nurture group” among students on the course. Don’t think about it…. Put your name down and do it!
Sangeeta London 03/08/15
On the first day of our macrobiotic training Simon put all of us at ease. His non judgmental open and patient demeanour made me feel at home. The students bonded well as Simon encouraged everyone’s opinion as a possibility. It helped me share my views.
We covered different forms of energy, yin yang, body types and ways to balance our body, mind and vitality. We focussed on being present by increasing mindfulness during eating, cooking, drinking and almost all aspects of way of life.
Simon never got perturbed, I remember a mishap during someone’s demonstration, however Simon kept his cool and showed us how to remain calm in real life dramas. These qualities most certainly helped me with my patience.
I had been wishing to write a book and spoke to Simon about it. He graciously agreed to help me with my debut book: Faith & True Love – Journey to Inner peace, which has now been published.
I have benefitted immensely with Simon’s macrobiotic course as it opened me to many possibilities. His sincere advice and holistic approach has been invaluable. I recommend this course to who so ever wishes to broaden their horizon and discover their strengths.
Thank you Simon for my journey from the course to my maiden book; Faith & True Love – Journey to inner peace.
Delores Spain 02/08/15
I first started with the macrobiotic diet many years ago, then life happened and I took a different pathway, but the idea of macrobiotics stayed with me as it was a life changing experience.
After all these years I decided it was time to go back to macrobiotics and take a step forward, so last year I signed up for Simon’s Macrobiotic course.
I wanted to learn how to cook and present macrobiotic food in a beautiful, creative way.
My aim was to be able to get others to enjoy the food and at the same time improve or maintain their well being.
What I achieved during the course was this and much more. We would start the teaching day with a tea ceremony/meditation to be followed by lectures on Macrobiotic philosophy including the five elements, yin and yang theory, nutrition, acid/alkaline balance, to mention some of the subjects during the course. Then we would cook lunch guided by Simon´s experience to create and enjoy a meal full of colour with new flavours and textures.
Our guest teachers from different cultures taught us how to adapt Macrobiotics in different ways and provided us with delicious recipes, Japanese, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean…
During the course I developed the idea of a Macrobiotic Catering at a Dance Festival near Barcelona during the Summer.
I felt totally supported by the group´s generosity and wise advice. I must say this experience at the festival was a great success. Thank you all!!!!
At the moment I am looking forward to start the second year in Macrobiotics.
Judit England 17/7/15
I completed Simon’s Macrobiotic Training last summer. At the time I attended the course (in 2013) I was already on my spiritual journey. With the Macrobiotic understanding of nature and human nature, and with the Macrobiotic diet my spiritual journey speeded up enormously. I was flooded by different ideas. They opened me up and rised me higher and higher. Only a year has passed since the end of the course, but it has been incredible. I decided to share my wisdom and support other people’s spiritual journeys. I have now written a book that was created from this dedication.
Helen London 8/7/15
Whilst I was writing a short introductory talk on macrobiotics recently, I realised just how much I have learned about the subject!
Marta Gordon UK 3/7/15
Here you will learn that your health is not only based on the diet, but your mental and emotional states, that are as important as the food you have in your plate. You will also learn how to cook tasty and healthy dishes. Overall it is a very complete course where you will enjoy a fantastic atmosphere and learn how to look after your whole you. It is priceless. Thank you very much Simon.
Jessica Strachwitz Hamilton UK 13/09/14 http://www.valiamo.com
I loved getting to know a very diverse mix of people and learning from each other. I really enjoyed cooking together and deepening my understanding of macrobiotics. Some of the philosophical discussions were amazing. Learning not only from Simon’s wisdom but also other very different perspectives.
I noticed myself and the other students open up to different possibilities during Simon’s macrobiotic training. We all came with strong opinions and learning. It was very liberating to recognise that two opposing opinions can co-exist in harmony. I felt very free not needing to be right or wrong. Before, I think I was stuck in my beliefs. I realise that each of two conflicting ideas can be helpful for different people in different situations.
I learnt how to use new ingredients, combine foods, appreciate new flavours and find out more about the nutritional value and energetic quality of foods. As a group we explored all kinds of cuisine based on the different cultures of the people in the group. My four children have embraced macrobiotics and in a way we have learnt together and experimented with healthy eating. They have reflected how much more energy they have and much better they feel. Even their friends enjoy it.
I use macrobiotics everyday and it has been very useful for my coaching clients where they want to focus on fitting healthy nutrition into busy lives, particularly with children. The feng shui part of the course has been really helpful with a Sleep Project I am working on.
Valentina T London 12/08/14
The macrobiotic training London with Simon has been an incredible journey. I decided to take the class as I was interested in learning more about natural healthy food, but I didn’t know exactly what to expect.
It turned out to be an inspiring path of awareness, of discovering and appreciating, of tasty meals, tea ceremonies, new friends and much more.
Every weekend I was pleasantly surprised to learn something new and exciting, to meet different interesting people and to cook fantastic healthy food together. I loved learning about the five elements, yin and yang, nature’s cycles and how all those reflect on and influence our life. I discovered a lot of new ingredients and their effects, and I also met some unique friends. Simon is a wonderful and fun teacher and the course was a special moment to learn and enjoy.
I’m in a completely different place from where I was before I started the course, Macrobiotics initiated a wonderful transformation in me and inspired me in many unexpected ways. Now I’m including this new fresh approach into everything in my life and into my creativity, and I’m excited for all the new possibilities it’s bringing.
Judit Karuvari Hungary 02/08/2014
When I decided to signed up for a Macrobiotic Training London I did not expect my world to change as much as finally happened. All I wanted: to learn how to cook healthy food to improve my physical condition to keep fit in any circumstances.
I learned all that, but also something more important happened: through the very positive and conscious people in the group, with a warm supporting atmosphere and through Simon’s outstanding leading of the group, I experienced how my emotions transformed: my heart opened up, the trust took over the place from afar, my confident increased. This emotional change opened up my mind as well and so many inspiring ideas have found me, that I am still in a state to find a place for them in my life and find out how I can use them in the practice.
I am very grateful to Simon and all to my friends in the group for a very happy, lively and powerful time which made me possible to arrive to a higher level of conscious life.
Jan Young Manchester 18/07/2014
I started the course as I wanted to improve my own health and that of my family and having already read one of Simon’s books alongside many other health books I decided it was macrobiotics I wanted to explore. I thought I would be learning how to cook delicious macrobiotic meals and gain a better insight into whole foods as well as learning about new foods that I had no idea how where to start with, and I did just that alongside so much more!
From calming meditative tea ceremonies, five element theory and connection therapy to gaining new friends and an understanding myself and what works and what doesn’t work for me. The course has opened me up to so much possibility in life that I didn’t even consider before. Coming from the business world the weekends were a totally refreshing change. I’ve cooked for family and friends who have all loved the food and didn’t realise macrobiotic meals could be varied and enjoyable and they could even have dessert!
Simon is a knowledgeable but most of all supportive teacher who helps you in a caring manner from start to finish and beyond the ten month course. It’s only been a couple of month’s since we finished the 2013/14 course and I’m missing my weekend retreats already.
Luciana Vieira Aron London 23/07/2013
I am very glad I decided to take this Macrobiotic Training London with Simon Brown. He is a very wise man and he has so much knowledge not only about Macrobiotics, but also Shiatsu, Meditation, Stress Management, The Five Elements, Chinese Medicine among others. One of the things that I learned with Simon that I treasure the most is how to listen to other people without being judgmental.
There is another lesson that I learned in our classes that I value a lot: I started being each day more and more aware of my body, my thoughts and the environment. With meditation now I am able to live in the moment and this concept is something that I was presented to during one of our sessions. This is something that I will never forget.
I only have to thank Simon for being so patient, so calm and so open to discussion. In his own way he showed us how to be passionate about natural food and the others in the group and I truly believe that it is why we became so close to each other and keep getting together to cook and to learn from one another.
Debbie Keller UK
Where to begin with my year with Simon on his Macrobiotic Training London? It was a life-changing experience, subtle but real and profound at the same time. My monthly 3 day weekends with him provided a little holiday from life during which time I learnt about the history and philosophy of macrobiotics and all that that entails. We covered a multitude of topics in our little group from yin and yang to acid and alkaline to the 5 elements. We learnt about nourishing the soul as well as the body with the use of tea ceremonies, meditations and shiatsu massage. Each day would provide an opportunity for cooking which became more and more creative as we gained in confidence during the year and learned more and more about traditional macro foods and their healing impact as well as their energetic impact on the body.
I end the course with 8 new friends, with a nourished soul, a new found confidence and of course a greater understanding of the macrobiotic way of life. I am only sad it’s all over.
Alpa Dhamecha UK
I really enjoyed learning about Macrobiotic with Simon Brown. The course was taught in a very open and accessible way, which was very engaging and inspiring.
It was one of the most enjoyable courses I have been on and I learnt a lot, I already miss to come to Simons classes.
Simon is an amazing teacher! The lectures were outstanding and he has an incredible knowledge about macrobiotics that incorporates with nutrition,cooking,healing,shiatsu…
I met wonderful and friendly people in the course, they were happy to share their knowledge with each other. The course has inspired me so much to help people in todays life!
Mihyun Jeong Korea
I heard from one of my friends that using Macrobiotics we could treat people with food. It was a great news for me. So I started my studies of Macrobiotics with Simon Brown in September 2010. I just love to say, without Simon’s help, I wouldn’t be here and happy.
I am so proud to be his student. He taught me so many thing. He gave me confidence and showed me how learn though questioning life.
Macrobiotics is for me like putting everything together. Now I have opened a Macrobiotic studio near Seoul. I am cooking, baking, teaching, counselling, and massaging people. Also, I am cooking for a group of people at a retreat centre. In Korean macrobiotics is still new but I am doing well and I feel it over the moon about it!
Many thanks Simon for your teaching giving me a chance to learn Macrobiotics.