Concord Institute

Transform your life through an integral approach to health

Concord Institute is an educational charity dedicated to promoting greater self-reliance and personal responsibility in maintaining our health. Rooted in wholefood nutrition, bodywork, and a dialogue of self-inquiry, our approach is holistic, integrating body and mind. Together these disciplines can transform one’s experience of living into health, wholeness and possibility.

EXPLORE OUR COURSES

selected upcoming programmes and online resources

20-25


SEP-OCT 2024

The Opening

In this programme, through a process of self-inquiry, we examine the ontological structure that determines how we experience and understand ourselves.

Concord Institute, London

Open to all

Long Term


FEB - JUN 2024

Integral Studies Basic Course

The Integral Studies Basic Course is a 4-month course of self-learning and self-discovery that is designed to produce a meaningful breakthrough in quality of health and well-being, and increased sense of aliveness and vitality.

Concord Institute, London

Open to all

Ongoing


Concord Coaching Services

For the first time, Concord Institute will be offering coaching services to the community at large. Six sessions will take place over a 6-12 week period, drawing on our model of Integral Coaching, which is customised to meet the individual needs of each person’s situation.

Online

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

4 Jul - 8 Aug


6 Classes

Tensegrity Series – Awakening Our Link to Intent

“Intent is a force that exists in the universe. When sorcerers beckon Intent, it comes to them and sets up a path for attainment. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.” — Carlos Castaneda

Online via Zoom and in-person

Open to all

8-13


NOV 2024

HeartSpace

Our inability to encounter each other authentically, naked if you will, not mediated through the social veneer of our personalities and concomitant strategies, may be the main reason why there is so much suffering and anxiety in the area of human relationships.

Concord Institute, London

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

13 - 15


DEC 2024

The Meaning of Money

Money in one form or another has been an integral part of the human experience almost since the beginning of recorded history. It has been both a blessing and a curse. A great deal of human suffering can be traced back to our relationship with money.

Concord Institute, London

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

28, 29


SEP 2024

Activate, Sprout, Ferment!

Explore the transformation of foods as an ally supporting our evolving health. Through practical and contextual sessions, you will begin to truly appreciate the nature of the awesome bacterial & fungal body-mind connection.

Concord Institute

Open to all

26, 27, 28


JUL 2024

Summer Wholefood Cooking Intensive

In this weekend intensive programme, we will explore many different ways to use produce that have short summer seasons. We will prepare dishes using cooking styles and techniques that work with the delicate flavours and textures of summer fruits and vegetables, and are suited to the hot weather.

Concord Institute

Open to all

08


Jul

Summer Vegetable Curry

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

02


Sep

Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Flatbreads

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

24


Jun

Green Pea Risotto with Mint & Lemon

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

27


May

Quick Miso Ramen

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

16


Sep

Hearty & Nourishing Miso Soup

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

14


May

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

A beginner-friendly online cooking class that teaches you the basics of wholefood cooking in the form of Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup!

Online

Open to all

9


Jul

Udon and Vegetable Stir-Fry 3-Ways

The ultimate 20-minute 'fast food' that is nutritious and healthy. We will show you how to make 3 different sauces - refined sugar-free!

Online

Open to all

23


Jul

White Bean and Vegetable Minestrone with Pasta

A wholesome, hearty and healthy pasta dish, loved by children of all ages! A one-pot dish that's budget-friendly vegan-friendly!

Online

Open to all

28


May

Beluga Lentil and Mixed Mushroom Bowl

A classy one-bowl dish full of deep flavour that you can whip up in about an hour. Impress your friends & family with this flavourful dish!

Online

Open to all

11


Jun

Red Bean ‘Lubya’ Curry

Join us and learn to cook this Afghan inspired curry dish, including your own unique spice blend. A creamy, peppery, kidney bean dish, full of flavour, perfect for lunch on the go!

Online

Open to all

25


Jun

Mexican-Inspired Burrito Bowl

Flavour-packed, nutritious and a lot of fun to make... this mexican-inpsired weeknight dinner is bound to be popular with all the family!

Online

Open to all

10


Jun

Spicy Summer Black Bean Stew

Monday Night Cooking is our light-hearted and fun evening cooking session packed with informative tips and wisdom to boost your cooking skills, enjoy delicious wholefood meals and cook in our community kitchen.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all

13


July 2024

Sourdough Bread Making

Chef Nicholas Allan has been making sourdough bread for 20 years. In this one-day workshop you will learn the art and science of sourdough bread making and make a range of delicious breads using 40-year-old Shipton Mill sourdough starter.

Concord Institute, Unit 2-4 Thane Works, London, N7 7NU

Open to all


Ongoing

Tensegrity Practice Groups

Tensegrity is the modern name for a unique system of movements and practises handed down from Seers of Ancient Mexico. We offer regular series of classes, sharing the benefits of Tensegrity with newcomers and regular practitioners alike.

Centre for Science and Arts, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Open to all

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about concord institute

In October 1998 the Concord Institute for Integral Studies was set up as the main education and training centre for the Community Health Foundation (CHF), a registered UK charity founded in 1976 on Old Street in London.

The mandate of the Community Health Foundation is and has been to offer educational programmes and services to the community at large that enable people to become more self-reliant in terms of assuming greater responsibility for their health and well-being.

The particular education and training in “self-health” offered by the CHF has been variously referred to as the macrobiotic, holistic or integral approach because it takes a larger and more comprehensive view in understanding the human condition.

Among other things, this approach encompasses the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of people’s lives.

The institute discovered that taking a holistic approach was more efficacious in the long run toward restoring health and biological integrity, and for building more powerful immune capabilities for dealing with potential health problems that may lie in the future.

est. 1976, over 40 years of supporting
healthy and purposeful living

the last 10 years: (2007-2017)
294 programmes

5,676 participants
34,862 meals served

testimonials

My coach was amazing. She was totally committed, trustworthy and fully present at every second of our phone calls. Her style of communication was clear and honest. She pointed out things to me which nobody else had done so far in ...

Maike Lehmann Sander

Midwife

Whereas iEvolve cracks open the seed, The Foundation Course provides a hot house for it to grow and gain strength. It is a highly practical programme that nourishes body, mind and heart and breaks up fixed ...

Tim Crowther

My coach created a space where it was possible to access what is within me, whether I liked it or not. I am ever so thankful that my coach was available and present for me. He did a remarkable job and I truly felt his intention ...

Anna Legaspi

Financial Services

"I signed up for the Seasonal Cook class to learn and find more variety in my cooking, using fresh organic vegetables. During this course I was able to improve my cooking skills and learn a number of meal variations, meals I can ...

Örjan Erikkson

iEvolve shifted the paradigms of how I see things. I experienced an amazing group and individual experience which produced positive change. I loved the references the course uses. The weekend has a pace and a ...

John Scally

Secondary School Teacher

As a coach, I was an ally who walked alongside my coachees, looking at areas where they were wasting energy or not being fully responsible in their lives. To hold another accountable for what they say they’re going to do meant ...

Raphy Mendoza

Brand Strategist and Graphic Designer

"My friend invited me to iEvolve when I was in a really tough place in my life. Health issues were affecting my ability to work and I was in a relationship that wasn’t serving me. Underlying this was a deeper question that ...

Lumi Thring

Shiatsu Practitioner & Taiko Drummer

My intentions for participating the Coaching Services were big,… I was struggling with one of the most existential questions: “Why am I here, what is my purpose?” and a more practical matter: “I want to consume alcohol ...

Anne Bogearts

Participating on The Foundation Course at Concord Institute has created a new space for me to be in my life I didn’t know was possible. Through practising the disciplines of bodywork, wholefoods cooking and ...

Blandine Bardeau

Artist, Macrobiotic Health Coach & Cook

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posted
18/01/2024

Toltec Movements by Jim Morris

Human beings are relational creatures. Wherever and whoever we are, we are always in relationship with others – friends, colleagues, family, partners… In this online series, we will practice powerful Toltec movements to explore what it means to have integrity in our relationships.

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02/01/2024

Arriving at the Totality of Oneself

Arriving at the Totality of Oneself

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16/02/2023

Macrobiotics by Bill Tara

Macrobiotics: An Ecology of Mind and Body During this two-day workshop with Bill Tara, we will see how this ecological way of thinking can be used to empower us in the development of a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

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24/05/2022

This House is Not Your Home by Chris Warren

Here, we share a piece of music named ‘This House is Not Your Home’ written and performed by Chris Warren.

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