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MACROVegan Health Coach Diploma Course

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Health, Healing and Human Ecology With Bill Tara & Marlene Watson-Tara

Nutrition, Cooking, Diagnosis, Counselling Skills, 35 Video Modules, 900 pages of course notes, Flexible Start and Finish and 8 Hours of Personal Screen Time with Marlene and Bill.

Health, Healing and Human Ecology With Bill Tara & Marlene Watson-Tara

The MACROVegan Health Coach Course is a unique program focused on providing a learning experience for men and women who want to contribute to a healthy world. The course is designed to prepare the participants to help themselves and others to achieve personal health goals.

The course will be useful to those students who want to deepen their study of natural health care and macrobiotics as well as those who wish to utilize the training as an addition to their professional services such as fitness coaching, yoga teaching, vegan coaching, business coaching or any practice of alternative health care.

The Diploma

Nutritionists who have graduated on our course say that we opened a huge window of opportunity for them. Many of them start to offer cooking classes alongside their nutrition consultations. For Yoga Teachers, teaching the principles of vegan cooking and nutrition alongside their passion for Ahimsa go hand in hand. The possibilities are endless for massage therapists who can offer nutrition and many home remedies for a wide range of ailments that their clients are struggling with. Nutritional stress after all is very real and a world-wide epidemic. Acupuncturists have also found our diploma course to be of huge advantage to their business. By changing their clients diets to  wholefood plant-based coupled with their acupuncture sessions, have brought incredible results. 

We have had the most incredible students from 27 countries, all from diverse backgrounds. From bankers, lawyers, nutritionists, high-court judges, barbers, doctors, housewives, yoga teachers, massage therapists, beauty therapists, school teachers, and many more. It is our passion and pleasure to now offer this course online. We have many students from around the world who simply wanted to empower themselves on how to live a long healthy life. We look forward to meeting you. This course is for everyone! 

Course Contents

  • Human Ecology and Healthy Living
  • Nutritional Science and Human Experience
  • A review of Traditional Ways of Eating
  • Nutritional Epidemiology - What the Studies Say
  • Fundamental Problems with the Modern Diet
  • George Oshawa’s Levels of Illness and Health

Health and Emotion / East and West

  • Belief and Behaviour in Health and Healing
  • Relationship of Health to Habit
  • Classical Definitions of Health
  • The Mind Body Connection
  • Basic Character Qualities in Five Transformations as Archetypes to Inform Understanding.
  • Abraham Maslow and Western Ideas of Healthy Behaviour
  • Five Behavioural Archetypes

Traditions of Nutrition

  • Yin and Yang / Understanding Food Energy
  • The Macrobiotic System of Health Care
  • Understanding the Energy of Foods by Growth Patterns, Environment and Effect on Body
  • Using Yin and Yang Classifications to Create Health
  • The Roots of Modern Macrobiotic Dietary Practice
  • The Economy and Ecology of Diet
  • The Cycle of Yin and Yang Through the Seasons
  • Examples of Food Qualities and Taste in the Five Transformations
  • Living with the Seasons
  • Making Adaptation to the Season and Environment
  • Basic Dietary Changes for Personal Needs
  • Kitchen Remedies for Digestive Disorders
  • Kitchen Remedies for Common Illnesses
  • Kitchen Remedies for Cooling or Heating
  • Drinks for Elimination and Detoxifying
  • Kitchen Compresses
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Diabetes Prevention & Reversal
  • Weight Loss
  • Common Causes of Weight Gain
  • Calories, Cravings and Metabolism
  • Women’s Problems
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Pre-Menopause and Menopause
  • Men’s Problems
  • Heart and Circulatory System
  • Prostate Problems

Health Assessment

  • Health Assessment and Oriental Diagnosis
  • The Uses and Limitations of Visual Diagnosis
  • Understanding the Art of Seeing (Bo-Shin)
  • Qualities of Excess in Skin Colour and Complexion
  • Practical Uses of The Face Map
  • Expression and Body Language
  • Posture and Body Armouring
  • Tongue Diagnosis

 Principles and Practice of Health Coaching

  • Orientation to Coaching
  • The Principles of Intentional Listening
  • Bridge Building and Motivation in Healing
  • Rules of The Game, Basic Technique and Inspiration
  • An Ethical Approach to Health Coaching
  • Leading Support Groups and Healing Circles
  • Strategies for Healing Common Health Problems
  • How to Make Safe Adjustments in Diet And Lifestyle
  • Establishing A Health-Related Business


What's Included

37 Video Classes

900 Pages of Educational Tutorials

8 hours One-to-One Zoom Time with Bill and Marlene

Is there a specific start date?
No, you can start and finish at your own speed. There is no expiry date on the course.
Are there assessments given?
Yes, an assessment is given after each section is completed. Start with the nutrition course and then simply follow the format as listed on your purchase.
Your assignments are as follows:
Written Assignment for Nutrition Course
Online Presentation with us on Cooking and Teaching Skills 
Online Assignment with us for both part I and part II Diagnosis Course 
Online Assignment with us on Health Coaching Practice and Principles 
Live Sessions are Delivered via Zoom
Certificates Awarded on Completion of Assignment for each Segment

Your Teachers:

Since 1967 Bill Tara has been an active advocate for natural heath care.  He was the Vice President of Erewhon Trading Company, one of America’s first national distributors of organic foods, and was a co-founder of Sunwheel Natural Foods in London, England.

In 1969 Michio Kushi encouraged him to begin teaching and slowly this became the focus of his work. He has been a health counselor, teacher, author, entrepreneur and creator of health education centers in Europe and North America.  His innovative and creative teaching of traditional approaches to health, healing and personal development have taken him to over twenty countries as a seminar leader.  He has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows in England, America and Australia speaking on Macrobiotics, Dietary policy and the environment.

In 1975 he founded the Community Health Foundation and East / West Center in London England, a Charitable Trust that was the largest natural health education center in the world.  Together with Michio and Aveline Kushi, he created the Kushi Institute and served as Executive Director of the institute programs in London, England and then the International KI in Boston, USA.  Bill has served as a senior faculty member for the Kiental Institute in Switzerland and the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He was Chairman of the European Macrobiotic Assembly for four years and served as Chairman of the North American Macrobiotic Congress for two years.

In 1975 he edited and published, Your Face Never Lies, based on the teachings of Michio Kushi, which continues to be one of the most popular books on Oriental Diagnosis. In 1985 he published Macrobiotics and Human Behavior, the first book by a Westerner on the Chinese theory of the Body/Mind connection. His last book, Natural Body / Natural Mind is available on Amazon as is his first published novel Portal of Dreams. His latest book How To Eat Right & Save The Planet available world-wide.

Marlene Watson-Tara

Marlene is a long-time vegan, activist, lover of animals, nature and life with a passion for human ecology. As a high profiled and dedicated health counsellor and teacher with over 40 years experience in the health industry, Marlene's dietary advice draws from the fields of Macrobiotic Nutrition, her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and her certification in Plant-Based Nutrition. She has trained private chefs for royal families and has clients from the world of the movies and arts. Her mission and vision is to grow the vegan message worldwide with her dynamic and unique style of teaching. 

In addition to her work as a Health Educator, Macrobiotic Counsellor and Vegan Chef & Cooking Teacher, Marlene has designed various successful programmes ‘The Natural Woman’ and ‘Weight Loss Nature’s Way’.

Marlene has been teaching her ‘Living with the Seasons’ workshops in various parts of Europe, America and Australia over the last three decades. In the last 10 years she has been teaching chef’s the art and skill of macrobiotic vegan cooking.  

Readers of Marlene's latest book Go Vegan will get a clear understanding of the nutritional and environmental principles for a healthy and delicious way of eating. Science, ancient wisdom and environmental issues are all considered in the creation of Marlene's approach. This is the only vegan cookbook that shows you the why as well as the how.

Please join us in service for a healthy world for humans and nonhumans alike. Subscribe to our you tube channel on our Human Ecology Project website page. Our royalties from our books go towards funding our charity. Thank you.

In good health

7 reviews for MACROVegan Health Coach Diploma Course

  1. Michael B, London

    I was initially sceptical about how much difference a change of diet might make. However, having learnt how to make a couple of the more simple dishes Marlene outlines, I found myself sleeping better at night and having more energy during the day. This fascinated me about how I might feel if I went full tilt at this. So, having completed the diploma course I’m now truly reinvigorated. My friends and family have all commented about how well I look. Its down to learning and applying the wisdom and teachings learnt from Marlene and Bill. Its helped me improve my life and hopefully lessened my impact on the environment and animal welfare. I totally recommend this course, what you will learn will help you and the world around you.

  2. Shilpa Arora, Nutritionist, New Delhi, India.

    Dearest Marlene & Bill I consider myself lucky and fortunate that I had the opportunity to meet you two wonderful souls who enriched me by your teachings. It was not just a course or a programme but a complete learning and enlightenment to see health & nutrition from both of your valuable experiences and knowledge was amazing. I really appreciate and recommend your programme world-wide. Your open heartedness in educating and simplifying concepts of Macrobiotics will never be forgotten. I also really appreciate Bill for sharing his life experiences and his beautiful humour which made us look forward to every class and to Marlene who is just the most incredible human dynamo I have ever had the experience to meet and who I know is destined to have her own T.V. Series.

  3. With enormous love and respect to you both, Caisa Ruteskog, Sweden

    In the beginning of 2011 I attended Marlene and Bill’s Ultimate Health Experience course which inspired me to undertake the Macrobiotic Health Coach Programme. Both programmes were amazing experiences. The knowledge given about the impact of food and nutrition was phenomenal. For the first time in my life I actually understand WHY the body needs the food it needs. And how we can stabilise and even reverse disease with diet and exercise alone! Their invaluable experience and vast knowledge is shared openly and abundantly. The help and support each of us participating received relating to specific health issues was beautifully delivered with love and humour. I would recommend Marlene and Bill to anyone who cares about well-being in any form, from learning to eat a balanced diet (whilst losing weight at the same time), detoxing and strengthening your body, to more severe health problems. My heartfelt thanks, I feel empowered and immensely inspired to go out and support others to learn about the healing properties of a plant-based whole food diet.

  4. Jo Davison, Entrepreneur & Business Coach, London

    “If you want to turn your life around Marlene and Bill Tara are the people to help you achieve that. Having enrolled on their Macrobiotic Health Coaching course in Scotland I’m already beginning to feel like a new woman. The course is an intensive insight into how and why a plant based diet works. More importantly Bill and Marlene work seamlessly together to teach how to apply this knowledge to your daily life. With afternoons spent cooking we were taught how to prepare over 40 dishes and spent the mornings learning about the theory of why certain foods go with others and the impact on our bodies. With lots of great meditation and chi ball to keep the muscles active, you have a perfect balance of a break, a learning experience and the possibility of changing your life.” As well as creating a fantastic business.

  5. Samali de Tissera, Perth, Western Australia

    The Macrobiotic Health Coach Course with Marlene and Bill was one of the best educational experiences of my life. As a musician and classical piano teacher I was looking for an educational course not only for myself and family but to start teaching and sharing this way of life with many others. I am so happy I made the commitment to travel from the other side of the world to study with Marlene and Bill The course content was amazing, so relevant, useful and extremely generous. I am so grateful for everything that I received during this two week programme, Bill and Marlene literally share their life’s work with their students. There is no doubt that this experience with them will fundamentally influence the health coaching I will proceed to offer not only myself but to all my clients. I can’t wait to get started teaching. Marlene, your food is absolutely delicious; every meal we had was my ‘new’ favourite!

  6. Samantha Nordin, Health Counsellor, Florida, U.S.A.

    I have studied and practiced macrobiotics in the U.S. and abroad for over 6 years. It was only after travelling to Scotland and taking the macrobiotic coaching course did the “Macro Way” finally come into focus for me. I gained a greater understanding of macrobiotics I was not able to achieve before now. Bill and Marlene’s approach was fresh, modern, easy and informal…simplifying and clarifying….cutting to the core…truly lifting the fog on the essence of macrobiotics. Their teachings gave me the structure, the tools and support I needed to be able to share the macro message with friends and family in a more “user friendly” way. I will return to my coaching clients, and hopefully cultivate new ones, with more confidence, enthusiasm, renewed energy, better insight and fabulous cooking skills. Thank you Bill and Marlene…I am forever changed. Cheers for now…Sam

  7. Helen King, Naturopath/Masseuse, Surrey, England

    There is a saying which goes something like “if you give a man a fish, you feed the man, if you teach a man to fish you feed the village” – and so with Marlene and Bill’s courses – you are taught so much information, you in turn, can teach the world about food and its impact on your health, about living in harmony with the seasons and it’s a very exciting place to be – both are so generous with their knowledge – not a question goes unanswered and you will literally leave a different person … oh and you’ll have a real laugh doing the course which I found a massive bonus. Bill and Marlene are truly gifted teachers and share their work with such an incredible light heartedness.

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