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    Are you looking to deepen your understanding of holistic health and nutrition, while learning the practical skillset of health coaching?

    Our 35 year old curriculum combines the time-honored traditions of the East along with modern cutting edge information, enhanced by practical classes and scientific research.

    When we change our diet, we change our life. By stressing the natural over the artificial and focusing on simplicity rather than complexity, our program provides you with the tools to transform your mind, body and spirit, and live a long and happy life. You’ll have fun and meet like-minded students while you learn and become qualified as a Nutrition Coach. Become part of our next class – the world needs you!

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    Online Modules

    *Option to do the entire course online*
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    Physical Curriculum

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    Holistic Health Practitioner Certification

    Holistic Health Practitioner Certification

    “The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


    Through taoist tonic herbalism, Ayurveda, Blue Zone diets, modern nutritional breakthroughs and our practical cooking classes, we provide an in-depth and flexible approach focused on an individual’s constitutional and health needs. We aim to get you in touch with your own healing ability, intuition and wisdom. NO dogma, fads, extremes, or calorie counting.

    • Introduction to Natural Healing
    • Longevity Diet 101
    • Longevity Diet Cooking Classes
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine 101
    • Ayurveda 101
    • Food Energetics
    • Constitutional Body Types
    • The “Be Your Own Doctor” Philosophy
    • Health Assessment
    • “Barefoot Doctor” Techniques
    • Home Remedies
    • Taoist Tonic Herbalism
    • Superfood Elixirs
    • Medicinal Mushrooms
    • Cutting-Edge Supplements
    • Longevity Lifestyle Principles
    • Meditation, Massage, Body Work & Exercises
    • Counseling and Cultivating Client Rapport
    • Business Development

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    We teach nutrition healing self-mastery.

    This is how we become truly free human beings. We tackle health issues, cultural trends and myths and empower our graduates are empowered with clarity, willpower and passion to achieve their life’s goals and ambitions.

    Through our lively in-house trainings, (a rare occurrence in this day and age of so many online programs), our cooking classes create a fun, hands-on forum for experiencing the healing effects of the Longevity Diet across several platforms: sensorial, emotional, intellectual, and social.

    If you’re ready to feel better, regain your health and vitality and qualify as a nutrition and lifestyle coach who can make a difference in this world, then you’re ready for Academy Healing Nutrition!

    Life is a transformative process‚ a process of cultivation, experience and refinement. When we learn new ideas with practical applications, they gradually replace the negative patterns that previously led to illness and separation from the flow of life.

    My experience at Academy Healing Nutrition was deeply nourishing on many levels. Not only did I learn a great deal about Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs and food energetics, but I learned how to assess my current condition of health – and how to reestablish balance through the healing properties of certain foods, herbs and lifestyle changes. I also learned how to listen to my body and eat more intuitively based on seasonal influences and what my body needs at different times. I was educated on the differences between traditional food practices and modern food production, and how to choose real, life-giving foods over highly processed, disease-producing foods. As a result, I am leaving feeling confident in my ability to be my own healer, and empowered to share this knowledge with others. I am very grateful for this experience and would recommend Academy Healing Nutrition to anyone.
    ~ Kristin



    The Academy Healing Nutrition NYC training begins in October and ends in June each year, and students can join anytime. This comprehensive, 9-month course includes monthly in-person seminars (or live over Zoom) and cooking classes that take place on Saturdays & Sundays, one weekend per month.

    The course includes a physical curriculum–– an extensive binder of material for students to review and study on their own time. It also includes supplemental online materials, including video seminars for those who cannot attend the in-person seminars.

    After attending the in-person seminars and/or completing the online seminars, processing all course materials, and completing a final project, students are able to graduate from the program and qualify for national board certification with the AADP, an independent association for holistic health care professionals.

    *Students who do not live close to NYC have the ability to take the majority, or entirety of the course online.

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    Students are eligible to graduate after the following:


    • Completion of all 10 modules either in-house or online (120 hours)
    • Reading all course materials and workbooks
    • Actively working on their own health improvements and experimenting with AHN Longevity Diet healing recipes and remedies
    • Completion of the following assignments:

    Create a Health Coaching template for use with future clients (templates are provided as a starting point).

    Coach two clients as case studies, and journal your experience for classroom discussion.

    Create an independent study project on a health subject.

    You will need to devote some time to self-study and completion of the assignments that are required for graduation. On average, our students spend 4 hours per week on course related activities.

    Our comprehensive workbooks, study guides, and self-guided tests will enable you to master the information at your own pace.


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    Academy Healing Nutrition has set me off on a journey to finding health and vitality through nutrition. It has been fascinating to learn the benefits of traditionally prepared foods that have been a part of ancient cultures. It has opened my eyes to seeing more clearly how our modern way of eating has stripped us from our roots and robbed us of our health.
    ~ Anne

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      I am so grateful that I got my nutrition education at Academy Healing Nutrition. I chose this school over others because I liked the focus on some of the modalities in Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, which have been proven to support health for thousands of years. I also liked the idea of having hands on cooking classes. It was an intimate learning experience where I had the one-on-one support of my
      educators and alumni not only while I was enrolled, but even after I graduated. I truly would not trade my time at the Academy for any other version of this education. I passionately believe it has given me the foundation to dive deeply into practicing a tangibly healthy lifestyle for myself, my family, and my clients.
      ~ Kelsey



      As a graduate of the Academy Healing Nutrition, not only will you have the power to heal yourself, you’ll have the tools to coach others through their step-by-step transition to a longer, healthier life. 

      A health coach is a master of communicating how to achieve habit change. When clients are ready to make a shift, you can guide and keep them motivated for a lasting result. Health Coaching is one of the most exciting industries to be in and it is emotionally, spiritually and financially rewarding.

      What can you do with a holistic health coaching certification ?

      Although it may seem like a recent phenomenon, AHN faculty and grads have pioneered successful health coaching practices around the world for decades.

      Over the past 30 years, AHN alumni have gone on to:

      • Launch their own health coaching businesses
      • Open their own wellness centers (and schools!)
      • Become private chefs
      • Expand their offerings as psychologists and counselors
      • Deepen their yoga teacher training
      • Write for wellness publications 
      • Consult with wellness startups
      • Recipe testing and development 
      • And so much more!

      Career Development topics: creating your mission and life purpose * defining your business identity * goal setting and action planning.

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      Key Dates for 2021-2022

      Course Description

      Our 2021-2022 course dates are below. While modules are normally live (with recordings available online), due to COVID-19, our course will be running online until further notice. Rather than recordings, students will enjoy lively weekend modules hosted on Zoom with additional support via a course advisor and student forum.


      OCT 9-10, – Introduction to Longevity Diet and Natural Healing

      NOV 7-8, – Cooking Class: Longevity Diet Recipes

      NOV 13-14, – Cooking Class: Longevity Diet Recipes

      DEC 11-12, – Eastern Health Assessment

      JAN 8-9, – Cooking Class: Longevity Diet Recipes II

      FEB 12-13,– Cooking Class: Tonic Elixirs & Superfoods

      MAR 12-13, – Barefoot Doctor & Home Remedies

      APR 9-10,  – Advanced Longevity & Supplements

      APR 23-24, – Traditional Chinese Medcine & Daoist Tonic Herbalism
      *Chinatown tour April 24th 1pm

      MAY 14-15, – Ayurvedic Medicine

      JUNE 11-12, – Business Training

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      Red indicates a practical cooking class – eat drink and enjoy! Learn new recipes, discover new ingredients, apply the power of the Longevity Diet to heal diseases and bring you back into balance.  If you miss a module you can always catch up through our online viewing.

      If you are unable to join us for some or all of our live training, you can begin our ONLINE Training today. View modules and download our extensive course materials in your own time. By joining our online classroom, you gain access to all course components and can always attend any in-house training without paying any extra fees. You decide what works best for you: attending in-house, completing the training online, or a combination of BOTH!


      Take the next Step! We look forward to your joining us.

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      In house training starts October each year
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