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

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


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

Long Term

Nov-Jan 23/24

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

24 - 29

NOV 2023

iEvolve Belgium

iEvolve introduces 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.

Emagine Center Paardenmarkt 65, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Open to all


JAN 2024

Atelier de Cuisine: The Stillness Within

In this one-day workshop, we will learn about the fundamentals of seasonal cooking. Aligning ourselves with the seasons gives us the best that the produce has to offer in terms of its flavour, texture and nutrient content. Connecting with nature's rhythms also calibrates our bodies, encouraging overall health and wellness.

Concord Institute

Open to all

19 - 25

Aug 2024


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

2, 3

DEC 2023

The Seasonal Cook: Festive Cooking

This early winter season is traditionally a time for celebration and festivities where we observe rituals that centre around food. In this weekend intensive workshop, we will get to know these winter crops, and enjoy new ways of cooking wholefoods to suit this season's festivities.

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


Dec 2023

The Art and Craft of Chocolate

Join us in this delightful odyssey, where the essence of natural ingredients intertwines with creativity, leading to the crafting of irresistible, guilt-free chocolate indulgence!

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

Open to all


Mar 2024

Gluten-Free Bread: A New Approach

Welcome to our gluten-free breadmaking workshop, where you will learn a new approach to gluten-free breaking that's delicious, nutritious and easy to sustain from your own kitchen.

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

Open to all


Jan 2024

The Art and Science of Fermentation

Welcome to the wonderful world of fermentations, and learn about the simple methods of preserving vegetables, turning them into a whole range of tasty treasures in your kitchen.

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

Open to all


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.

Concord Institute

Open to all

25 - 28

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


30 Oct-04 Dec

Heart in a Pot: Autumn – Winter

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


JAN 2024

Macrobiotics at your fingertips

This workshop is aimed at people who have a desire to discover the power of food on their health and well-being and are curious about taking care of themselves in a different way. In this introductory, practical and theoretical course you will learn the beauty of the Macrobiotic philosophy, its uses of Yin and Yang and the Five Transformations in the kitchen.

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


The Foundation Course provided a framework through which I transformed my relationship with myself, with my family, and with Life. Through integrating the bodywork, whole food cooking, and dialogical inquiry ...

Richard Devine

Consultant Social Worker

I was recommended iEvolve by my partner and found it tremendously powerful. The course offers a safe space to feel vulnerable, which is important in diving deeply into one’s past, one’s presumptions and ...

John O'Donnell

Chartered Accountant

"From participating in the seasonal cook I came away having got a real context of  the beingness of the cook and that bringing consciousness into the art of cooking with seasonal vegetables combined with other wholesome ...

Matt Warren

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 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


I decided to participate in iEvolve after realizing that while I thought things looked alright from the outside, I was not living a fulfilled life that nurtured the real me. So many years had been spent building ...

Helen Leonowitz

Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Educator

I found my coaching service experience to be hugely powerful.  By working intimately, one to one with a coach I reached new depths and levels of clarity in my body.  The disciplines of cooking and bodywork now feel so woven ...

Gorgia Pownall

During this weekly rendezvous with my body, guided by the calming voice and clear instructions from Gregor, I gently get in touch with my physical self. The soft but fully engaged techniques of using your breath, muscles and ...

Anne Bogaerts

Career Coach

I remember approaching the Foundation Course with a lot of hesitancy. Questioning whether or not I felt ready to fully bring myself to the programme, whilst dealing with quite a lot of change in my personal life. ...

Lauren Facey


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