Concord Institute


transformational programme

iEvolve is our core educational programme, introducing participants to the transformational work of Concord Institute.

The programme’s rigorous process of self-enquiry offers a new engagement with life that is at once redemptive, yet at the same time acts as a springboard to catapult our lives into the unknown of evolutionary possibility.

upcoming iEvolve programmes:

Friday 21, Saturday 22, Sunday 23 (9am-11pm), Wednesday 26 May 2021 (7pm-11pm)

iEvolve guest events

To arrange a 3-way Zoom Guest Event with one of our trained facilitators please contact us on 020 7607 1140

about our work

The primary 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 and significant shifts in human awareness to create new openings for growth and development.

The educational curriculum of the Concord 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


MAY 2021


iEvolve is our core educational programme, introducing participants to the transformational work of Concord Institute.

The programme’s rigorous process of self-enquiry offers a new engagement with life that is at once redemptive, yet at the same time acts as a springboard to catapult our lives into the unknown of evolutionary possibility.

Concord Institute, London

Open to all


JUN-SEP 2021

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

22 - 6

APR/MAY 2021

Japanese Spring Cooking

In this 3-week series with Mutsuko Johnson, we shall invite the fresh energy of Spring into our kitchens. Once a week, we shall create simple, seasonal Japanese dishes; a delight for all the senses.


Open to all

1 - 9

MAY 2021

Basic Alchemy

Learn the essentials of Macrobiotics and Oriental Healing, with well-known teacher and acupuncturist, Michael Rossoff. This online course is educational and highly interactive, bringing clarity to our understanding of health and healing through discussion and lively conversation. 

Online via Zoom

Open to all

4 - 8

MAY - JUN 2021

Grounding Your Body

In this series, you are invited to slow down and connect with your body. We shall explore passive and active movement, breath-work, guided imagery, voice work and awareness practices, to leave you feeling connected and restored.

Online via Zoom

Open to all

29 - 6


JumpStart: Health-in-Action

JumpStart: Health-in-Action (online) is a two-weekend online programme that will be an abbreviated form of our annual residential JumpStart programme. The intention of this programme is to transform your experience of life from being something to overcome or survive to being a journey of ever unfolding possibility.


For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

17 - 20

JUN 2021

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


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.


For graduates of the iEvolve seminar

12 - 17

NOV 2021


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

10 - 12

DEC 2021

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

23 - 29

AUG 2021


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


August 2021

Dreaming A New World

During this two day workshop, we shall call on the tools of an ancient Toltec tradition to clear the path to who we really are. We will identify what we no longer need and release it, gathering new energy to dream ourselves forward.

North London

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


I had a very moving experience of the iEvolve programme. I wanted to feel that breakthrough in my body so I enrolled in the Foundation Course. The course placed a focus on our day to day way of being in life, a ...

Susanne Roche-Iles


The Foundation Course was an adventure of inquiry and discovery about the nature of the mind and the heart. It brought me great presence, open-heartedness and authenticity - not merely for myself, but in ...

Danny Schmulevitch

Environmental Facilitator

The effect of participating in Power, Intent and Evolution was a profound one. I came out of the programme, especially the first time around, with all my senses amplified and having a clear vision for the year ...

Ales Marek

web developer, Tensegrity facilitator

"I came to participate on iEvolve, somewhat recognising that my experiences of life (particularly around relationships, work and wellbeing) was repetitive - I was complaining about the same stuff all the time. I could see ...

Raphy Mendoza

Brand Strategist and Designer

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 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

For me, On Leadership was about choosing a life of vision, and about standing on my own two feet. In a way, it wasn’t so much about the vision itself, rather the commitment I made to take care of it, and the ...

Blandine Bardeau


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

The Mastery of Cooking offered an invaluable insight into possibilities of wholefood cooking, approaches to flavour combinations and responsibility required to do justice to the ingredients. It also showed me what it means to ...

Dana Luftmanova

Operations Analyst

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