In Service for A Healthy World

We have been very fortunate over the decades to have developed the gift of knowing how to take good care of ourselves and others in terms of food and lifestyle. Our services are based on our combined experience spanning over 90 years working as Health Consultants, Authors and Teachers.

We are not driven by the latest food fad or popular theory but on a solid principled approach that takes into account both Modern Science, Ancient Wisdom and Human Ecology. It is our pleasure to empower our students and clients to create a healthy way of living by learning the life skills that we have seen consistently work to improve health and happiness.


The Original Macrobiotic Health Coach Course is our flagship programme.We have offered this course to students since 2008 and have graduates from 27 countries.


Our short programmes are offered several times a year. They include The Ultimate Health Experience, The Natural Woman, Oriental Diagnosis and many more exciting opportunities to learn new life skills for healthy living.


Individual Nutritional & Lifestyle Consultations are offered all year round by Marlene and Bill to address individual health problems with tailor made dietary and lifestyle plans. Consultations can be arranged either in person or on-line.

Choose your program below to see how we can help


Private Cooking Tuition, Nutritional Training, Chef Training and Small Group Courses with Marlene. These programmes are the foundation for any healthy way of living, learning to make healthy and delicious meals makes it easy to achieve your personal and family health goals.



Nutrition – Eating as If All Life Matters. Eleven video presentations with 300 pages of referenced notes.
Oriental Diagnosis – Bill has been established as a master teacher of the art of Bo-Shin or visual diagnosis. In this Oriental Diagnosis and Body Psychology course, he will guide you through the principles and practice of this ancient art.



Weight Loss Nature’s Way On-Line with MACROVegan  The Goal – Healthy, Sustainable Weight Loss Weight Loss Nature’s Way is not simply about taking off the pounds, you can starve yourself and achieve that! My programme is about creating a sustainable way of eating that can last a lifetime without being hungry and most importantly – improving your health in the process.





Cooklets and Free eBooks



Thousands of happy clients and students

Christina Pirello

Emmy award winning host of ‘Christina Cooks’ & bestselling author

I have known Marlene for some time now and her passion for health and wellness is matched only by her knowledge. Her book Macrobiotics for all Seasons is a must-read for anyone concerned with maintaining, regaining or achieving robust health…so that means everyone! Simple, clear and filled with great information, conveyed with Marlene’s great compassion, style and humour, you will find yourself using this book all the time.


Verne Varona

Speaker & Author, Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods and Macrobiotics for Dummies

Marlene’s expertise and unique teaching style is only exceeded by her charm and passionate dedication. Her practical courses offer a comprehensive view of body, mind and spirit information that will help you refine your understanding, inspire deeper commitment or get the necessary support if you’re on a healing path.


Michael Rossoff, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist, Macrobiotic Counselor, Oriental Medicine & Macrobiotic Teacher.

Marlene has the unique combination of knowledge, enthusiasm, clarity and friendliness that attracts attention and can take you deeper in your understanding just from studying with her. She can do this because she brings you into her family-of-friends and immediately you sense that she is your advocate and supporter. It is always best to learn from those who have gone ahead, yet gladly willing to walk beside you, that is Marlene.


Dr. Roberto Carini, PhD.

Chinese & Alternative Medicine, Acupuncturist, Psychologist

Marlene has been a sister to me and a great teacher. She is able to convey her love of nature and improve the quality of life of anyone through her teachings.


Simon Brown

Author, Modern Day Macrobiotics and Macrobiotics For Life

Marlene is an energetic, clear communicator with a wealth of practical weight loss advice that is backed up by science and works. Her courses are well structured, organised and easy to follow. Marlene’s progressive one step at a time approach is what makes weight loss a reality. I highly recommended Weight Loss Nature’s Way.


Chico Varatojo

Founder, Macrobiotic Institute, Portugal

We are facing tremendous challenges of many kinds, biological, social and environmental, to name the most pressing. Marlene’s work is in line with the latest research on health and weight issues. For those of you implementing Weight Loss Nature’s Way into your life it is very likely that you will change it forever. This course is packed with fantastic educational tutorials and enjoyable cooking classes.


Dr. Lisa Yun Sun – PhD


I have known Marlene Watson-Tara for years and have taught on her course, The Natural Woman. Marlene is such a kind, passionate and wise soul. Over the years that Marlene has been working with her concept Weight Loss Nature’s Way she has received wonderful feedback and results. Her fantastic idea is simple, safe and powerful. Work with it, you will reduce weight and achieve better health.


Mieke Vervecken-Pieters

Director of De Natuurlijke Kookschool, Belgium

Rarely have I met a teacher like Marlene. Despite her age she has the enthusiasm and energy of a youngster. Her life experience, humor and compassion lead you with ease towards a healthier and more satisfying life. Cooking is not a bore for her, and her ideas for quick and healthy meals show she understands the modern woman and how little time there is. She is a successful businesswoman, yet also knows the importance of health in life.


Joyce Webber

Director – Balanced World Limited

Bill’s experience in all aspects of the health & wellness industry has proved invaluable to me and everyone I have been able to connect with him. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his advice and influence. Long may the words of wit and wisdom continue.


Dr. Martin Innes


I recommend Marlene’s Weight Loss Nature’s Way Programme as nothing short of wonderful. This course is not only aimed at weight loss but addresses all aspects of health that will bring the body back into balance. This in turn will increase vitality and reduce nutritional stress. Weight Loss Nature’s Way is a sustainable and easy to follow course no matter where you live in the world.

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Eunice Gailey

Physiotherapist MCSP and Member of HPC

I have known Marlene for 20 years. Her work is as infectious as her shining personality and passion for health. I would highly recommend Marlene’s Weight Loss Nature’s Way programme to get your body back on top form. The ten modules consist of short cooking classes, education tutorials, health bonus tips and a 10 minute exercise video. You have it all with this course.


Dr. Vijay Sonthalia


Weight Loss Nature’s Way is such a wonderful concept we should all take it on board. Marlene has created such a straightforward and easy to follow programme that works. Her teaching has introduced a fantastic and simple way to safeguard your health while reducing your weight.


Tracy Case

West Yorkshire Business Services Consultant

Marlene is without a doubt the most incredible force of nature I have ever known. You feel more ‘alive’ just by knowing her. Her excitement, enthusiasm and passion for the love of her work is infectious. Her eyes light up when she shares her mission and vision for the world. I do believe that her vision for Weight Loss Nature’s Way will change many lives in more ways than one, while, at the same time reducing animal cruelty and helping the environment.


Peter Symons

Successful Health & Wellness Business Owner

An impromptu meeting with Marlene in my hometown Perth, Australia, catalyzed a complete change in my career and lifestyle. With her infectious energy, her simple, clear and hard hitting message, she won my trust completely and I began living healthy ever since. I have built up a successful wellness business with her wonderful support across the miles. Marlene’s greatest testimonial is Marlene herself!

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Christina Pirello

Cookbook author and Emmy Award winner – Cookbook author

I met Bill Tara 20 years ago when I was making a lifestyle change. Through his teaching and mentoring I became a teacher myself and through his continued counsel and friendship found my own voice and the way to speak my own truth. It has served me well in my life. Bill changed the way I see the world and for that I have the deepest love and gratitude for him. No one should miss the opportunity to experience study with him.

Read our blog about healthy living

November 25, 2018by Marlene

Soups and broths have been a regular feature in cooking since before historical records. In fact, one of the oldest books in Chinese medicine is Dr. Yi Yins Soup Classic.[1] In the West we can look to Hippocrates, the Father of Western medicine. He was fond of recommending barley soup to his patients. What we know is that when a person is ill, they may find it easier to drink a restorative soup than eat a full meal. Soups have been used for many reasons.

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October 23, 2018by Marlene

Our Vegan Advocacy Work Back in the time of Copernicus, most would have thought it impossible if you said that you were going to convince everyone that the Earth revolved around the Sun, rather than the other way around, but it did eventually happen!  So, the past teaches us to have hope for the future. In our 90 years combined teaching Bill and I have high hope we can all come together and make a better world, a VEGAN WORLDwhere humans and non-humans alike live in harmony. Success can only be achieved through education, understanding and ultimately action.

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October 8, 2018by Marlene

We are delighted to offer our expertise to corporates or private groups. Please send us your request, no matter how big or small. We are in service for a healthy world for humans and non-humans alike.

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September 29, 2018by Marlene

For over fifty years I have watched dietary fads come and go. Usually, they are simply a way of selling books with wild claims. Sometimes they revolve around a new “superfood” or ingredient with supposed magical ingredients, and sometimes they are simply permission to carry on with a specific bad habit. The Carnivore, Ketogenic, Paleo or Dukan diets are examples of the former.

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Our Vegan Advocacy Work

Back in the time of Copernicus, most would have thought it impossible if you said that you were going to convince everyone that the Earth revolved around the Sun, rather than the other way around, but it did eventually happen!

So, the past teaches us to have hope for the future.

Bill and I have high hope we can all come together and make a better world, a VEGAN WORLD. Success can only be achieved through education, understanding and ultimately action.

Making vegan – the new normal is our mission.

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