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The Class

The Gerson Hands On Workshop was designed to build off of the Gerson Basics Online class to provide patients and their loved ones with a venue for actual hands-on learning. The total class size consists of approximately 30 participants, and is segmented into smaller break-out sessions throughout the day. These small groups will give each participant a chance to make a more meaningful connection with Gerson Institute staff, and like-minded participants. Each day starts with a nutritious breakfast prepared by Gerson chefs, followed by workshops and lectures covering the following topics:

Cooking the Gerson way

Learn the Gerson slow-cooking method and experience how to prepare Gerson Therapy meals consisting of beautiful salad ingredients, creatively enticing dressings, savory Hippocrates soup (a staple on the therapy) and cooked vegetables primed to perfection using only organic, whole-food ingredients, love and care.

pots and pans in kitchen
diced onions
cooked greens

Gerson Therapy Juicing

Quench your thirst with a nutritious and refreshing Gerson juice by actually using the Norwalk and Champion juicers for yourself. Learn techniques for juice preparation and juicing that will save you time, energy and will make juicing easy and efficient!

juice pulp
choping apples
juice cloth

Coffee Enema Technique

Learn the dos and don’ts of preparing the coffee enema solution by making one! Our enema parlor model will exhibit the proper set-up for administering a coffee enema and how to avoid common mistakes.

coffee filter
coffee display

Healing Tools

It is natural to be curious about how the body will react while undergoing the Gerson Therapy. In this demonstration, students will prepare clay packs, castor oil packs and oatmeal gruel to learn the practical application of these healing tools.

clay and spoon
castor oil

At Home

Feel your worries melt away as you learn how to order supplies, set-up your home, secure medical supervision and implement mind, body and spirit exercises.


Gerson H.O.W. uses a hands-on approach to expand upon what you have learned in the Gerson Basics Online class. The topics covered in the online class serve as the foundation for the hands-on learning experience.

It is important that you view the videos in the Gerson Basics Online class before attending as we will not be covering any basic information already covered in the online class.

Upon successful registration, you will receive an email containing a link and password to access the most up-to-date Gerson Basics Online Course. Even if you have already watched this class, please review these updated videos to ensure you are prepared.


$700 per person – fee includes:

  • 6 hands-on training stations
  • 4 instructional classes taught by trained Gerson professionals
  • 6 complete Gerson meals (breakfast, lunch, juices and snacks)
  • The Gerson Basics Manual
  • Gerson Mind, Body, Spirit Guide
  • Complete enema bucket kit with catheter
  • Coffee (½ pound bag)
  • Castor oil (8 oz. bottle)
  • Clay (1 pound container)
  • Gerson Institute Tote Bag

***Included class materials cannot be substituted or refunded.***

Upon successful registration you will receive an automatic email with your Class Guide containing everything you need to know, including information on hotels and lodging, shuttle services, location of class, etc. SPACE IS LIMITED!

**Before registering, please visit the Contraindications & Cautions page to ensure that it is appropriate to attend this workshop**


Travel & Hotel Information

Location, Directions and Transportation ▼
Gerson HOW is held at the Gerson Institute in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego. The address is 4631 Viewridge Ave. San Diego, CA. 92123. If you decide to drive or rent a car there is ample parking in the Institute's lot as well as on adjacent streets.
There will also be a shuttle provided to and from the Institute everyday from the King's Inn hotel. The shuttle will pick up at 7:30 am on Wednesday (Feb. 8th) and then 8:00 am for Thursday (Feb. 9th) and Friday (Feb. 10th).    
Hotel Accommodations ▼
The Gerson Institute has arranged for a discounted rate of $69-79 per night at the King’s Inn. To receive this rate, you must make your reservation by January 18, 2017. Further hotel reservation details are provided in the Class Guide upon successful registration. A shuttle to and from the Gerson Institute will also be provided from the King's Inn. There are other hotels in the surrounding area that are within walking distance to the King's Inn if you decide to stay somewhere else, but you are responsible for getting to the shuttle every morning or driving to the Institute.
King's Inn San Diego - 1333 Hotel Circle South San Diego, CA 92108


To make your reservation online:

1.      Visit

2.      Complete the information in-between “Reservations” and “search”

3.      Click search

4.      Click the box next to “group code”

5.      Enter code: GERSON0217

6.      Click “search availability”

7.      You will see that all rooms listed are for $69-79/night


To make your reservation by phone:

Call 619-297-2231

Please reference the Gerson Institute (GERSON0217) when making your reservation.

You are under no obligation to stay at this hotel and you may arrange to stay wherever you like. Here is a list of other hotels in the surrounding area, and of course you can also do your own research.

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