Workshops, lectures, presentations, cooking classes, meetings and more:

January 4 - 6, 2019

Refilling your Well - Self Care Practice Retreat:

Treat yourself to a sacred time-out. Refill your well with nurturing activities that ease stress, increase joy, and replenish your soul. Come reconnect to your source, discover transformational tools, and give yourself the gift of lasting inner peace. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

January 20 - 26, 2019

Online Macrobiotic Winter Conference

For more info, please click here!

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, come join us and participate in this informative, inspiring, mid-winter forum with dozens of like-minded friends and families around the planet. 

There are three live sessions planned daily, Monday through Friday, January 21-25, at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. At the end of each session, time is allotted for live Q&As.

The opening session on Sunday, January 20, will be an orientation with organizers Bettina Zumdick, Alex Jack, and Edward Esko and is free of charge to anyone, but you must sign up.

All sessions will be recorded, and you will be able to watch missed presentations at your convenience online for up to 6 weeks after the end of the actual event.

When we awaken to our greater selves and align our Ki, or naturally streaming life energy, with others, we contribute to the critical mass that can change the world.

February 1st, Saturday 7 - 8 pm Eastern Time, webinar

Miso Happy Show  Register Here!

with Alex Jack and Bettina Zumdick and guest speakers and presenters.

March 18 - 28, 2019

Culinary Medicine Cooking Intensive Level 1, 2 & 3

Level 1: March 18 - 20 - Included: 2 hands-on cooking classes per day plus lunch and dinner

Level 2: March 22 - 24 - Included: 2 hands-on cooking classes per day plus lunch and dinner

Level 3: March 26 - 28 - Included: 2 hands-on cooking classes per day plus lunch and dinner

Morning Cooking Class: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Cooking Class: 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Dinner: 5 pm - 6 pm
(subject to change)

March, Mondays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, dates coming soon, Eastern Time, Eastover

Food as Medicine Course - Berkshire Community College - Eastover Resort

This series of classes will explore the role that diet plays in the prevention and relief of chronic disease and common conditions and in the maintenance of optimal health and well-being. Combining holistic paradigms, cutting edge scientific and medical research, and personal experience as dietary counselors and teachers, the instructors will present students with a compass to evaluate dietary trends and nutritional advice and help make better personal choices. The instructors are directors of Planetary Health, Inc., a nonprofit based in the Berkshires that sponsors the Amberwaves network to protect the food supply from genetic engineering, climate change, and other threats.

Culinary Medicine Level 1 - part A webinar only: Register here!

Three 2-hour pre-recorded webinar sessions plus 2 hours of one-on-one personalized question&answer session by appointment.

Part A: webinars – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer session (Part B hand's on cooking classes available by request)

  • Understanding the concept of yin and yang and extreme foods/Basic understanding of healing foods

  • Lifestyle suggestions for health

  • Understanding and balancing nutritional factors (minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins)

  • Foods for common health conditions (skin conditions, headaches, constipation, back pain, insomnia, acid reflux and others)

  • Cravings and emotional eating

  • Introduction of the 5 transformations according to the seasons, times of the day, organs – supporting and destructive cycles

  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of constitution/condition and face

  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of hands and palms

  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of feet and legs

  • Personalized question & answer session by appointment.

Culinary Medicine Level 2 - part A webinar only:  Register Here!

3 pre-recorded webinar sessions - each 2 hours long (total of 6 hours) - plus 2 hour of personal questions & answers by appointment.

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions (Part B hand's on cooking classes available by request)

  • Further studies on the 5 transformations regarding cooking

  • Liver and Gallbladder disorders like fatty liver, gallstones, hepatitis (diagnosis and home remedies)

  • Heart and Small Intestine disorders like hardening of the arteries, high or low bloodpressure, etc., Crohn's disease and home remedies (diagnosis and home remedies)

  • Spleen-Pancreas and Stomach disorders like hypoglycemia, diabetis, ulcers, acid reflux disease, etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)

  • Lung and Large Intestine disorders like constipation, diarrhea, colitis, asthma, lung cancer, etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)

  • Kidney, Bladder, Reproductive organ disorders like kidney stones, UTI's, etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)

  • Diagnosis of tongue and posture

  • Diagnosis of dreams and dreams as a doorway to power, love, knowledge, self realization and more

Charting Your Destiny - 9 Star Ki Webinar Recording $179 More info and Register here! 

9 Star Ki (also known as Feng Shui Astrology) is based on a recurrent natural cycle of 9 energies. This system (underling the I Ching, Aztec calendar, 9 Muses in Greek philosophy, and other ancient cosmologies) divides people into 9 primary star types based on their date of birth: flexible 1 Waters; gentle 2 Soils; romantic 3 and 4 Trees; balanced 5 Soils; disciplined 6 and 7 Metals; visionary 8 Soils; and passionate 9 Fires. The 5 in depth classes will cover:
1. Your Primary Energy & Forecast for 2018 
2. Creating Stellar Relationships 
3. Managing Your Diet & Health with 9 Star Ki 
4. Discovering Your 2ndand 3rdEnergy
5. Cycles of Personal, Social, and Planetary Change 
9 Star Ki is an invaluable compass for managing your spiritual journey through life as well as daily, monthly, and yearly affairs. During this event, you may discover many things about your life and relationships that will astonish and enlighten you and contribute to continual self-realization in the future.

Special topics teaching available at request:

  • Macrobiotic Healing and Cooking (miscellaneous subjects, see topics below)

  • Meditation, Chanting

  • Luminous Beauty – Beauty that shines from within

  • Memory Loss or Brain Fog? Attain Healthy Memory and Laser Like Focus thru Whole Foods

  • Healthy Weightloss

  • Digestive Distress

  • Women's Health

  • Depression Adieu! Hello Happiness!

  • Stress: the Silent Stalker

  • Liver Detox - Lively Liver!

  • Breast Cancer

  • Thyroid and Adrenal Gland Balance

  • Prana of Food

  • Healthy Heart

  • Overcoming Lyme Disease

  • Navigating the Holidays with Delicious and Healthy Holiday Meals

  • Emotional eating? Sugar addiction or other food cravings?

  • Tao Yin Yoga, Gentle Exercises combining Yoga and Qi Gong

  • Dreams as a Doorway to Inner Knowledge, Peace, Wisdom, and Power

  • Power of Crystals and Healing with Crystals

Please email ( or call (413)429-5610 for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.

Schedule is subject to change: Bettina Zumdick reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund.