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SHI Macrobiotic Courses
SHI Macrobiotics, also known as the Strengthening Health Institute, is at the forefront of modern macrobiotics. We provide a unique approach that appropriately fits the needs of a modern society. Today’s lifestyles require more focus on convenience and flexibility. For that reason, all of our macrobiotic courses allow our students to learn the fundamentals of healthy diet and lifestyles, while making adjustments and additions to your current practices. Then, your increased knowledge can be used to integrate health-forming habits and an improved lifestyle.
Macrobiotic practice is a unique form of plant-based approaches to diet. This is because it draws from traditional diets throughout history and the lifestyles that have been proven to promote health, vitality, and longevity. Macrobiotic cuisines are nourishing, deeply satisfying and strikingly alive when put together properly. In essence, macrobiotics is a multi-cultural fusion of the unique health-supporting traditions and cuisines from around the world. Practicing macrobiotics will enhance any health-promoting endeavor you should include in your life.
Why Choose Macrobiotic Diet and Lifestyle?
There are two main reasons to choose macrobiotics.
The first is macrobiotics is not just a diet but also a lifestyle. When it comes to long-term health, lifestyle practices are just as important as diet. These practices include taking time to eat, eating with no distractions, having a regular eating schedule, gardening, or taking a walk. Today, life can be chaotic and crazy. This causes us to start eating unhealthy and have an unhealthy lifestyle. However, implementing these healthy practices can help you feel calmer, less stressed, and more relaxed. This improves not only your personal life but also work. When we feel great, we do better work and get more done.
The second reason is macrobiotics is focused on creating long-term health. Many diets are restrictive and only focused on short-term goals, which leads you feeling negative and likely to quit the diet all together. This is not our philosophy at SHI Macrobiotics. Instead, we want all macrobiotic courses to be a positive experience. We do this by helping you add one healthy practice or meal to your daily schedule at a time. The key is building healthy habits when you feel comfortable and ready.
Which SHI Macrobiotic Course is Right for Me?
All SHI Macrobiotic courses are part of a comprehensive program designed for you to become and expert in all aspects of macrobiotics! The best way to gain the highest value from these courses is to take them sequentially. This will ensure that you gain basic macrobiotic knowledge, become familiar with the SHI approach to macrobiotics, and can become an expert on how to translate this information into an implementation plan for your own personal circumstances.
Beginner Macrobiotic Course
Formerly known as the SHI Intensive
The beginner macrobiotic course focuses on a deep dive into what makes the SHI approach to macrobiotics different. The course is generally completed within 7-28 days depending upon your schedule and includes the following topics:
7 Conditions of Health
Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
7 Steps to a Great Life
Changing Sickness into Health
Food, Nutrition & Digestion
Spiritual Do-In & Basic Meditation
Beginner Plus Macrobiotic Course
Formerly known as the SHI Core
The Beginner Plus macrobiotic course is ideal to getting an understanding of the SHI approach to macrobiotics and if you are planning on taking the advanced macrobiotic course, we strongly recommend first taking the Beginner course so that you can skip the Beginner Plus course. Otherwise, feel free to move directly into the Beginner Plus course to further become an expert on the SHI approach to macrobiotics. The course is generally completed within a few months depending upon your schedule and includes the following topics:
How Food Creates Our Taste Preferences & Cravings
Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
The 5 Transformations
Making Balance with Our Past Condition & Environment
How Balances & Imbalances are Self-Perpetuating
Hypoglycemia & Stress
Advanced Macrobiotic Course
Formerly known as the SHI Master-Your Health (MYH) program
The advanced macrobiotic course is taken after the beginner or intermediate course has been completed. This course is designed as a year-long program that results in an SHI Macrobiotics Certification. You can expect not only to become an expert on the SHI approach to macrobiotics, but also will have a strong understanding of the history of diet and lifestyle, as well as how to apply these principles to your own health circumstances. The course includes the following topics:
Macrobiotic Philosophy and Theory
Healthy & Delicious Cooking
The SHI Approach
Oriental Diagnosis & Health Care
Body Rub, Do-In & Shiatsu
Mindful Lifestyle Practices
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Denny & Susan Waxman have organized these macrobiotic courses by combining experience in practicing macrobiotics, counseling others, and preparing some of the healthiest, most delicious macrobiotic dishes. You will come away with the ability to prepare some of the primary staples of a macrobiotic diet.
The SHI approach to macrobiotics and all of the courses we have offered over the last couple decades have already helped thousands of people get back in touch with their bodies — and the world around them. Please join us and start doing so yourself!
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