Concord Institute

Integral Studies

Basic Course

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about our new course

The Integral Studies Basic Course becomes our primary introductory course. It replaces the iEvolve programme and the Foundation Course, both of which will be retired this year. The new course will bridge the gap between the inquiry work of iEvolve and the practical application of that work in the Foundation Course.  It represents for us a comprehensive mind-body approach to health and well-being.

The overall mission of Concord Institute is to promote greater self-reliance when it comes to achieving and maintaining optimal health and well-being. The secondary mission is to produce fundamental shifts in human awareness to create new openings for growth and development.

The educational curriculum of the Institute employs an integral model for health and well-being that encompasses wholefoods, culinary arts training, bodywork practices, self-inquiry, self-expression, and the creative arts.

selected upcoming programmes and online resources


OCT 23 - MAR 24

Integral Studies Basic Course

The Integral Studies Basic Course is a 6-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


JUN-AUG 2023

The Foundation Course

The Foundation Course is a three-month course that is offered to graduates of the iEvolve programme on completion. It is an integral part of the educational curriculum of the Institute and is specifically designed to provide the tools and training necessary to sustain and build upon the breakthrough produced in iEvolve.

Concord Institute, London

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

21 - 27

AUG 2023


JumpStart is a seven-day residential that takes place at Oxon Hoath in Kent. The programme offers intensive training in wholefood cooking and bodywork practice, alongside dialogue that questions our conventional way of looking at life.

Oxon Hoath, Kent, UK

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

3 - 8

NOV 2023


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

23 - 24


Back to Our Roots: Toltec Movements

In this series, we will engage in powerful Toltec movements from the lineage of ancient seers and recapitulate our early childhood to discover the code at the core of who we are.

Concord Institute

Open to all

8 - 10

DEC 2023

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


The Assisting Programme

A 12-week training programme in which you will regularly support Concord events as a way of cultivating your own transformation, supported by a coaching framework.

In Person & Online

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

27 - 22


Soba Night Dining Club

We invite you to join us for a delicious, traditional Japanese Soba meal, a classic favourite here at Concord Institute. Bring a friend, come along after work and relax with good company and great food. We look forward to welcoming you into the heart of our community.

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

Open to all

23 - 25

Jun 2023

The Accomplished Cook

A unique chance to work with our Master Chef Jean Tornè in-person at our London centre. Through interactive hands-on cooking classes and intimate tuition, participants will be guided in the development of the skills, knowledge and attitudes of an enlightened wholefoods cook.

Concord Institute

Open to all

20 - 23

APR 2024

Power, Intent and Evolution

This residential programme over four full days is intended for those who have completed a basic transformation programme such as iEvolve. It contains equal portions of Tensegrity and dialogue, each of which is used to release and redeploy energy.

Oxon Hoath, Hadlow, Kent

For graduates of the iEvolve seminar



Heart in a Pot Cooking Series

In our busy lives, food often becomes mere fuel, leaving us feeling empty and disconnected from our bodies. We can end up feeling run-down and unable to make an impact in the world. In our classes we offer an alternative approach to food that prioritises nourishment and connection.

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

Open to all

9 - 13


Starting with Silence

Begin the day by cultivating a space of quiet and stillness, and create a moment for ourselves to wake up gently, allowing a sense of groundedness and clarity to be with us throughout the day.

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

Open to all

7 - 12


The Balanced Body

In this series, we’re bringing together the basic principles of Pilates, gentle body stretches and freeform dynamic movements with music. We will also be incorporating relaxation exercises, letting the movements integrate into the body.

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

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


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

Reading a book or going to a therapist can, if you are lucky, help you understand who we are, how we function. What made JumpStart unique is that in one week, not only did I understand transformation with my ...

Johan Bogaerts

Vice-President, Marketing

I have had painful issues with my hip and back since March this year, which made me very nervous about embarking on any bodywork at all. I am so glad that I have taken part in two of the series and have now enrolled for a third. ...

Barbara Grantham

ONS Study Worker

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

I was drawn to participating in the iEvolve programme after going through a period of change in my career. I'd noticed a disconnect between what I was doing day-to-day and where my passions lay. My heart was no longer in my work, ...

Gavin Wilshen


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 ...

Anne Bogaerts

HeartSpace has made me much more aware of life’s opportunities and riches than ever before - my life is exciting at a level that I didn’t imagine possible. I feel more able to tolerate high levels of stress ...

Jane Penfold

Social Worker

My coach was intuitive, sensitive and fierce in her clarity. She felt like my mother tiger when I was lost and scared, needing someone to be brave and strong to help me roar. I trusted her completely with my well-being and desire ...

Louisa Chowen

Service Manager

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

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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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This House is Not Your Home by Chris Warren

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Land of the Gods

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Full Circle – Musical Piece by Stephen Hopper and Christopher Bangs

Here, we share a piece of music named ‘Full Circle’ written and performed by community members Stephen Hopper and Christopher Bangs.

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