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

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

3 - 5


MAY 2024

Essential Macrobiotics

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.

Concord Institute

Open to all

19 - 25


Aug 2024

JumpStart

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

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

6 - 8


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

1 / 2


June 2024

A Journey with the Marseille Tarot

Join us for a two-day workshop led by Jim Morris (aka Guilhem Morera), designed to reconnect us with the once-hidden feminine energies and teachings that have been suppressed in a world dominated by male imbalance. Through the exploration of Tarot cards, their deep astrological connections, and the practice of ancient Toltec movements, we will uncover the sacred secrets skilfully embedded in art, stories, and symbols. This workshop offers us to open our hearts and embrace the diverse wisdom from around the globe, paving the way for a harmonious restoration of the sacred teachings.

Concord Institute

Open to all

13


May

Moroccan Chickpea 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

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

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

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

18


May 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

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

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

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

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

Learn to cook this Afghan-inspired curry dish, made with spicy, creamy and peppery kidney beans. A wholesome, flavoursome one-pot dinner!

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

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


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

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

8


Apr

Borlotti Bean Minestrone 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

22


Apr

Japanese Kyoto Noodle Broth

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

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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

It took me few minutes to make the decision to do iEvolve. I didn't know what exactly it was but I felt there was something which I want to experience. After iEvolve I felt much more connected ...

Galina Petkova

Traditional Acupuncturist

Essentially the Coaching service turned my life inside out. Instead of fitting in a bit of well-being (bodywork, cooking, journaling) around my schedule, I now fit everything in around a tailor-made structure ...

Debbie Whelan

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

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

The Foundation Course: Helped me to more frequently and easily access the energising realisations of the IEvolve programme. It weaved a new understanding from my mind into my body. It had been a long time since ...

Sam K

Finance

Participating in the Atelier 1-day cooking course was a beautiful, grounding, nourishing and relationally rich day. Jean was a masterful teacher, weaving in practical cooking tips with fascinating insights into the history and ...

Rich Devine

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

I really enjoy these Heart in a Pot classes. It makes cooking healthy meals really accessible. The deep knowledge of food and seasons come through in the teaching. Even if you have made a dish before, there are cooking techniques ...

Phillipa James

"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

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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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