Macrobiotic Annual Summer Conference

Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019

“Let food be your medicine and your medicine be food.”—Hippocrates

The 2018 Macrobiotic Summer Conference will feature over 25 leading macrobiotic teachers, counselors, and chefs including Cathy Albanese, Sheri Demaris, Christian Elwell, Edward Esko, Naomi Ichikawa Esko, Alice Fava, Masumi Goldman, Virginia Harper, Alex Jack, Sachi Kato, Judy and Larry MacKenney, David and Nicola McCarthy, Amber Maisano, Tom Monte, Christina Pirello, Evan Root, Jane and Lino Stanchich, Denny and Susan Waxman, Sommer White, M.D, Bettina Zumdick, and many others.

The conference will include over 50 presentations on Macrobiotic Cooking, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Energy Healing, Visual Diagnosis, Nine Star Ki, Environmental Studies, Shiatsu, Yoga, and Meditation. Private sessions will be available for Macrobiotic Counseling, Shiatsu Massage, Nine Star Ki Readings, Menu Planning, and Tao Yin Yoga.

Studies will run from morning to evening and culminate with a Gala fundraising dinner for macrobiotic education on Friday, August 3. The guest of honor will be Martha C. Cottrell, M.D., who celebrated her 90th birthday this year. Gourmet macrobiotic meals will be served daily, and the head chef for the Gala benefit dinner will be Patrick Verre, an executive chef from France who served as Michio Kushi’s personal culinary ambassador and who has cooked for Windows on the World, La Gaulosie, and the Ritz-Carlton.

The Summer Conference is a perfect occasion to further your knowledge and understanding, meet old friends and make new ones, and enjoy a week of delightful food and fellowship in a beautiful natural environment.

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2019 date: July 28th – Aug 3rd, 2019



Includes Tuition, Meals, Gala, and Choice of Accommodations or Commuting for the entire conference.


Includes Tuition, Meals and Choice of Accommodations for the number of days you choose.



Call the Macrobiotic Summer Conference Helpline at 413-212-7445 or email

Counseling & Personal Services

In addition to the dynamic lectures and cooking classes, most presenters will be available for personal health consultations, bodywork, or other private sessions. Availability is limited, so please book as soon as possible by calling the Macrobiotic Summer Conference Helpline at 413-212-7445 or email

Consultations: $350; private services: $150 (acupuncture, massage, Nine Star Ki, etc.)



Featuring 3 healthful, delicious vegan macrobiotic meals each day.

Gluten-free options available. Café with delicious snacks and beverages is open daily.

Payment Policy

A $100 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs. The full balance is due by July 13.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus the $100 non-refundable deposit fee unless less than 14 days prior to event; then 50% refund.

Testimonials from Last Year's Macrobiotic Conference at Eastover

“The Conference attracts outstanding speakers and chefs. The presentations and demonstrations are not only informative…they are inspirational and deeply motivational. Looking forward to 2018.”

“This was my first Summer Conference and I know it won’t be my last. I found how macrobiotics can strengthen and enrich my life. This is truly a gift.”

“The 2017 Summer Conference was unexpectedly wonderful—unexpected because it was the first year in a new venue. The food was outstanding. The people were warm and friendly. The teaching was informative and enjoyable.”

“Outstanding menus and lectures. Great facilities. Interesting instructors and participants. I always feel better after a week of exercise, fellowship, and good food.”

“Summer Conference is a good way for someone who is new to this way of living to get a feel for it and make friends who are also seeking to tread lightly on the earth and promote peace.”