Whole-foods-nutritional-counselor is divided into 3 sections that can be started in any order. The final section is the 50 hr thesis where students typically take private lessons with mentorship by Seymourkoblin and/or Certified Instructors.

Nutrition- Knowledge- Physical : 100 hrs- $1000 

Anatomy & Physiology                                              33 hours
Includes physical mechanics of the body and various bodily  tissue systems. Skeletal, Muscular, Integumentary and other systems are looked at structurally as well as integrated with the meridian system of Chinese medicine. We will study the emotional and intuitive anatomy perspective in the two other  WFNC segments . Chi and Nei Kung alignment exercises are included which teach  students and future clients how to alleviate any body pain while simultaneously establishing strength and flexibility.

Whole Foods Nutrition                                                 20 hours
Basics of Nutrition and how Digestion and Elimination works with different nutrients derived from all sources. Energetic approaches like Ayurveda, Macrobiotics and Chinese Medicine are compared  mechanically and metaphysically.


Communication & Counseling                                  12 hours
Learn to communicate with clients in a way that combines empathy with conflict win /win resolution techniques. Create rapport with people who relate to nutrition on any of the 7 levels of consciousness.

Food Preparation                                                                35 hours
Various methods of food preparation are taught mostly with vegetable based ingredients. Techniques for balancing animal foods are also integrated.


Nutrition- Wisdom – Emotional- 100 hrs- $1000

 Anatomy & Physiology                                                        33 hours
Digestive, Immune, Circulatory Lymphatic and other systems are presented with an emotional perspective integrated into their physical functions. Students will also learn food energetics-how different foods affect the flow of energy in the body (expansion/contraction, up/down, hot /cold, inward /outward, regular/irregular etc.)

 Art of Speaking                                                                      12 hours
Learn to speak effectively  to both clients and groups. The successful counselor  will require both confidence and experience when appealing to a wide variety  of people. Internship/mentorship includes coaching with public speaking.

 Body Reading                                                                        12 hours
Body Reading for Health, Love & Life Path: Learn how the source of your life purpose and challenges are described on your face, hands, body language, back, birth date and more. Discover life lessons, health Constitution and Condition. Help self, friends, family and clients to fulfill thir life purpose. Intuition is our single most important guide when making important decisions. Learn to recognize when its calling you and how to call on it whenever necessary.

INTUITION: The Body maps and theory  of Body reading: Chakras,  Yin/Yang , 5 elements are used to identify one’s own intuitive style and to improve  all intuitive senses – Visual:Aura Reading  &  Seeing  intuitive messages,  Audio=Hearing Messages and Kinesthetic feeling Intuitive Messages. INTENTION exercises will teach people how to set intentions that manifest as reality- for HEALTH- RELATIONSHIP and PROSPERITY. Participants will learn a technique that Seymour created  that will allow participants to feel an event at a specific age in the past where a a pesron is still working through.  Also learn to how use this energy into resolution in the present.

Herbology Introduction                                                       8 hours
Learn the Basics of an East/West orientation to Herbal Studies.

Whole foods nutritional counselor Integration Courses
(Nutrition, Herbs or other Holistic  Electives)                   35 hours
Student chooses which electives are most suited to his/her individual interest

Nutrition- Intuitive- Spiritual – 100 hrs- $1000

Anatomy & Physiology                                  
39 hours

In Contrast to the old models of science, modern scientific views looks at the quantum physics perspective of how the Brain/ Body works. Perception and belief  are included in the study of the nervous , endocrine and other body systems. Genetic malleability and thew most modern understandings of anatomy and physiology are presented.
Energy Anatomy and Physiology– Chakras, Yin/Yang 5 movements /transformations are  focussed on in this segment to fine tune students’ intuition.

Comparative Nutrition                                      20 hours
Learn to use traditional nutrition systems as an energetic language rather than a cultural dogma.  Ayurvedic, Macrobiotic, Raw Foods, Acid / Alkaline,  Traditional Chinese medicine and other models are applied to individual needs rather than  static book information that suggests similar applications for all people.  Learn to discern between believable  intellectual reasonability and  reality when applying nutritional recommendations. Discover what is Really TRUE for each person..

Whole foods nutritional counselor Integration Courses
(Nutrition, Herbs or other Holistic  Electives)              35 hours
Student chooses which electives are most suited to his/her individual interest

 Business Practices                                                         6 hours
Holistic approach to marketing your business includes web page, social marketing article /.post writing and public speaking tips.
 Opportunity? Become a team member of iSOHA’s outreach for promoting Holistic Nutrition as well as being a Certified coach for others going through their program in distance learning or directly with students in your geographical area.

Nutritional Counselor Internship -thesis    50 hours- $500

 Students document assessment and recommendations with at least 5 clients seen over a period of 3- 6 months. The proof is in the pudding of each student’s  assessment and recommendations with clients. Apply, adjust and report each client’s journey with explanations for the different models used with each person’s nutritional journey. Sample thesis are provided and each graduates thesis can be used as a promotional tool for new clients. This section includes private instruction lessons with Seymour Koblin or a certified Instructor to insure confidence and success.

                         Tuition for Commitment to all 4 sections:  $3500

TUITION includes all Books, Audio, Video, PPT presentations  as electronic files

Affordable Payment plans can be arranged -add $350 to total. Once enrolled, the student is responsible for payment of the entire course.


Our 350 hour Whole Foods Nutritional Counselor Program  brings together the two perspectives of scientific knowledge and Energetic properties of foods. We instruct students  on how to help people nourish their  lives by balancing nutrients with the energies that best complement each person’s  nutritional needs. For example, an overly pressured individual, will  be best served by understanding which foods can open and relax his/her  body mind spirit while providing the nutrients that  complement the functioning of all body systems. The iSOHA Nutritional counselor will go deeper than addressing  the clients symptoms by assessing which body system is most lacking and which is overworking. The extremes of this balance is the root/source of any and all symptoms. Physiology and Pathology are integrated with Lifestyle and nutritional deficiencies or excesses in order to provide a Holistic approach to  diet.

George Ohsawa Father of Macrobiotics

“George Ohsawa” once commented how a tree lives for 1000’s of years by maintaining a very simple and inexpensive yet totally inspiring existence. How?
Free of costly supplements, and special therapies, a tree receives nourishment by integrating its life with the same powerful forces of nature that surround all life forms. A tree lives with very basic needs yet shares so much passion by influencing and feeding the souls of all beings who appreciate its majestic presence. These life creating forces of nature are truly remarkable. iSOHA teaches students to integrate these forces of nature into each nutritional counseling.


Now there is scientific evidence verifying the power of these primal sources of energy that ancient cultures have spoken of for thousands of years. The basis of all life that the ancients spoke of as the complementary energies of Yin/Yang are now referred to as gravity, electromagnetic, strong(holding material together) and weak(moving phenomena apart) forces. The Tao, Wuji, or Infinite universe, now referred to as the Unified or Zero Point field is the space that nourishes all life forms.

emotionall Foods

Foods and Emotions are connected


iSOHA students’  recommendations consist primarily of whole foods and herbs as the main  ingredients of a nutritional counseling session.  Supplements are a secondary recommendation in cases of severe deficiencies. All life forms require  three primal nutrients in order to survive. First is air, next is food and third is nourishing relationships. E- Motions may in fact be more energizing than O2 or Food. Feelings/ E-Motions are the only source of fuel that live and grow within us. While O2 and Food come from outside us, it is the inner fuel of sadness, happiness, anger and inspiration, that have the ability to nourish or deplete depending on our response when these states of being are stimulated.
It is common for people to say thoughts and beliefs are important in healing. Are they as powerful as our feelings? Spiritual Development? Almost anyone can feel spiritual at a  retreat in nature.  People use intellectual  concepts learned in ideal environments  as a foundation for spiritual consciousness only to be shown the reality of their true  development when  challenged by the emotional conflict of a close relationship.




All of these-Physical Emotional Mental and Spiritual/Intuitive influences are addressed in a  Holistic nutritional counseling session. iSOHA communication classes teach students to create rapport with clients within several states of Consciousness- 1) Physical, 2)Sensorial, 3)Intellectual, 4) Emotional, 5) Social, 6) Philosophical and 7) Intuitive.

Energetic studies include  Ayurvedic, Macrobiotics, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Western diet perspectives studied include, Raw, Cooked, Alkaline, high protein and Vegan approaches. ISOHA counselors are taught to assess which of the above influences  match the constitution and condition of each client. We treat people’s individual needs without ascribing to any one or right / wrong approach- BALANCE


For those interested in Macrobiotic  Counselor Certification or any other specialty (Herbs, Aromatherapy, Chi Kung), the Internship will be unique. More time will be spent comparing traditional specialty theories and practices.  We study how specialties like Macrobiotic, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Aromatherapy or Chi Kung fit into a wide application that includes cancer prevention  and therapy, immunological  dis-ease and any other symptomatic approach. All  studies are integrated into the personal issues of each person we work with, The roots and history as described by the founders of Macrobiotics or any specialty will be studied in a way that integrates traditional practices with the many varying modern day nutritional applications.

Students can choose from the different electives and internship directions to create their own style of Nutritional Counseling. Some may like to emphasize, herbs, some aromatherapy, vegan approach etc.


Course work is designed to be completed within six to twelve months, however, students can finish in any time frame that is comfortable and participation can be extended to accommodate varying  work schedules.  Individual classes are offered on weeknights and weekend days.  Distance learning is also available with direct coaching by Seymour Koblin  and other Certified Teachers.




Foods affect Feelings



Martina Coco Smart Cuisine Vojackova –  ESSENTIAL  SEASONAL MACROBIOTIC  Food Preparation series starts this September 2017. Martina and Seymour share  a wide scope individualized approach to Macrobiotics  that is  both healthy and  DELICIOUS.


Healthy delicious and satisfying foods

“Martina’s food is so satisfying. Most people are amazed that it is Macrobiotic. Unfortunately, the Macrobiotic experience for many in Czech Republic is other than delicious or creative. I am so grateful to find Martina. Her food radiates vitality and an inquisitive,  inspiring flavor that makes one wonder how can such healthy food be so satisfying?  One taste of her food and you will understand what I am talking about” – Seymour Koblin


iSOHA’s Macrobiotic Counseling and Cooking Certification will impart these principles and practices to all participants.

Whole Foods and Comparative Nutrition, and Food Preparation classes are best taken in the beginning of the course and the Clinical Internship will culminate the program with actual case studies.

The International School of Healing Arts offers a correspondence DISTANCE LEARNING version of the Nutritional Counselor course.  300 hours in lessons are studied through books, or handout formats and may include audio/or video tapes of classroom lectures, These materials and tests are sent to the distance learning student in a progression that is appropriate for each student’s available time frame and level of competence. Once lessons are completed new lessons will be sent by post or e-mail. Seymour Koblin will supervise each student through their studies through e-mail, video, chat or  phone conversation. Tuition also includes personal hands-on education and  testing by Seymour Koblin or a Certified teacher located in student’s area. 


In order to verify comprehension and hourly progress, reports, questionnaires and tests are returned to the School for grading.  Although flexibility is provided for individual situations, it is recommended that the student complete a minimum of 5 to 20 hours of coursework per week.  Students must write a  monthly progress report to ensure continuing commitment in the course.

Completion of the remaining 50 hours of clinical internship is accomplished through detailed client history forms and nutritional recommendation guidelines, which the student writes for each client they are working with.  These on-going monitored case studies provide a valuable experiential practicum and serve as the student’s thesis.

After all coursework, questionnaires and reports have been completed, a final exam is sent to the student.  The essay style exam is a measure of the student’s ability to apply their learned skills in a creative problem solving format as the questions do not have answers that could be memorized or be found in reference material.
Affordable Payment plans can be arranged (add $350 to total Tuition of 3500 = $3850.) Once enrolled, the student is responsible for payment of the entire course.

Some students may apply previous experience and education as transfer hours which reduces both Tuition and Time commitment.

                                            Ask about our work-study Scholarship program.



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