Marlene Watson-Tara

For over 30 years Marlene has been actively teaching all aspects of health and wellness.
As a teacher of the chiball method, Marlene teaches and incorporates Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and deep relaxation into her daily life and has worked with thousands of clients seeking to revitalize their lives through the philosophy of a wholefoods diet and exercise. 

In addition to her work as a Health Educator, Macrobiotic Counsellor and Cooking Teacher, Marlene has designed various successful programmes and concepts and has been teaching her Living with the Seasons workshops in various parts of Europe, America and Australia over the last decade. She is currently based in her home town of Glasgow in Scotland.  

She has a list of clients ranging from the movies and arts to members of royal families.  In the last 3 years she has been teaching chef’s the arts and skills of macrobiotic cooking.   Her dietary advice draws from the fields of macrobiotic nutrition, her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and common sense.  Her favourite saying – “If you don’t look after your body, then where are you going to live” Marlene teaches alongside her husband Bill Tara working with students who enroll in their Macrobiotic Health Coach Programme.   They also facilitate and run health retreats in various parts of Europe.  Her book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ is available on

Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai, Hawaii

Magical! Paradise! Heavenly!

“This is as close as you can get to Heaven and still take a breath.”

Being a well-travelled, wee soul, I have to say without a doubt that Kauai, Hawaii is my ultimate ‘top spot’ destination. The Hanalei Colony resort is nestled on a secluded stretch of golden beach, set against the magnificent mountains of Kauai’s north shore, and offers much more than just a place to stay.
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Dieting is Out, Healthy Eating is In! 21-Day Weight Loss Program

Livin’ Easy…
Summertime and the livin’s easy... You may remember these lyrics from the popular song Summertime” all about lazy days of summer when everything seems to slow down. Summer is a good time to forget our worries and let our hair down.  It’s the perfect time to lose weight as fresh salads and delicious fruits and vegetables are in season.  Summer is the season of high energy, joy, and passion. Nature is at its full and glorious height, so it’s sensible to use this positive energy to get our health in tip top condition.  One way to do that is to adopt a sensible eating plan that balances our hormones and increases our vitality. A 21- day program is a perfect way to achieve better health and stay in stride with the season.  While on the program, your body will adjust noticeably to your new, healthy regimen.  Perhaps most importantly, you will love how you feel.    Read more

Weight Loss Nature's Way

I am so excited to announce the launch of my digital course 'Weight Loss Nature's Way'. In order to make the biggest impact I can to individual and social health I have created this programme in such a user-friendly fashion that even kids can get involved.  Read more

How to Manage Stress

I was recently interviewed by one of the health magazines about my ‘take’ on stress and what I feel is causing more and more people to be on medication. The number of antidepressants prescribed by the NHS has almost doubled in the last decade, and rose sharply last year as the recession hit, figures reveal. The health service issued 39.1m prescriptions for drugs to tackle depression in England alone in 2009, compared with 20.1m in 1999 – a 95% jump. Wow! –  Read more

Weight Loss Tips from Marlene

A Happy and Healthy 2013 to all of you and may your visions and dreams be fulfilled with all that your heart desires.  If you accept a limiting belief then it will became a truth for you.  The best advice I offer my clients for weight loss and health building relates to energy exchange.  Turn any negative energy into positive; the only thing that stands between you and the body weight and health you desire is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.  Yes! Sustainable weight loss for life is indeed possible.

My Weight Loss Nature’s Way course will be launched this month on the World Wide Web. The on line course includes 10 x 15 minute cooking classes, 10 x tutorials filled with fantastic information and inspiration to keep you on track along with 10 Bonus Health Tips on boosting your overall health.   Information on how to strengthen your digestive system, rid yourself of sleep disorders, strengthen your immune system and some other gems are included in the course.  Read more

Does the World Need More Cake?

I recently won a place in a competition for a T.V. cooking show entitled ‘Food Glorious Food’.  It will be aired in January in the U.K. It was certainly ‘character’ building.   Read more

Move It – Or Lose It!

Exercise is an important part of what I do. Regardless of what kind of a problem a person has, if they can move any part of their body, exercise will make them feel better.  Why? Because exercise gives you happy hormones!  A lack of exercise makes us more tired.  Energy creates energy! I am not talking about pounding your body to the point of exhaustion which is unproductive.  There is no reason that extreme punishing workouts have to be experienced for good health; this is true in both exercise and diet. But you do have to move your body.  Read more

Starting Your Engine

From the many different courses I have designed and teach, my favourite of all time is entitled Ladies Start your Engines. When I started to study TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) many moons ago, I took to it like a duck to water.   Read more


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