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  • Robert Carr, Jr.
    Bob Carr currently runs a macrobiotic center and organic farm, Wonder Full Life Centrum, in the Czech Republic. A long time macrobiotic teacher, counselor and shiatsu practitioner, he directed the East West Macrobiotic Center of Cleveland, and was a founding director of the Kushi Institute of Germany and Macrobiotic Center of Munich. Bob has been a presenter at major macrobiotic events around the world. He taught Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine at the Ohio College of Massotherapy and authored The Energy of Food. As editor of the Macrobiotic NewsLetter and coordinator of the International Macrobiotic Teachers Association, he has been actively promoting vibrant health and One Peaceful World.

    Macrobiotic Consultation - $350/person, 60 min.
    A one-on-one meeting to discuss your particular needs and to receive individualized recommendations to establish, strengthen or regain your health. Using visual, Oriental and macrobiotic diagnosis, including acupuncture meridians, Bob will determine what areas are most in need of improvement. You will receive written, personalized suggestions for diet, home remedies, exercise and lifestyle.

    Shiatsu Massage - $150/person, 60 min.
    Having studied with leading teachers in many countries, Bob consolidated the many approaches into a unique and delightful session. He has been teaching Shiatsu at the Kushi Institute in Japan, Becket, Massachusetts and Germany, as well as around the world. You can choose a light, medium or strong touch. For sports oriented men and women, Bob has worked on professional football players. On the other side, for people with health conditions or frail bodies, Bob can bring them relief and relaxation from tightness, tension and tender or painful conditions.

  • Julia Ferré, C.HT.
    Julia Ferré is a certified hypnotherapist, Reiki master, author and intuitive facilitator in helping to enable higher states of consciousness in her clients. Her work includes personal one-on-one sessions, group sessions, workshops and writing for a worldwide audience. Julia has received certification from the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE) and Sylvia Browne and offers sessions for energy, attunement and personal growth. She is a level 3 Reiki master and author of the two volume set Food and Intuition 101, as well as Basic Macrobiotic Cooking and French Meadows Cookbook. Julia and her husband, Carl Ferré, manage the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation and write for and publish Macrobiotics Today magazine. Julia lives in northern California with her family.

    Intuitive Hypnotism Sessions - $250/person, 90 min.
    Intuitive hypnotism is a way to connect with your own spirit, or higher self. In this type of hypnosis, you will relax deeply and gain access to your subconscious mind. In this state, it is possible to effect a change, such as overcoming a phobia, addressing a chronic issue, installing a new behavior or learning about your soul’s other lifetimes. Hypnosis also helps with long lasting problems, such as lack of confidence, grief or relationship issues. Julia is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist certified with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (with emphasis on behavior modification, stress relief and early life trauma) and is a graduate of the Sylvia Browne Hypnosis Training Center (with emphasis on past-life regression).


    Crystal Reiki Sessions - $150/person, 60 min.
    Crystal Reiki is a one-of-a-kind hands-on session that Julia developed that is perfect for anyone in need of rejuvenation, relaxation, healing or an energetic boost. Julia is a level 3 Reiki master and incorporates Reiki energy, crystals, gemstones and an intuitive reading. This distinctive session combines the power and healing aspects of traditional Reiki with special crystals specifically selected for you and Julia’s unique ability to channel angels and spirit guides.

    In Reiki, Julia places her hands on various locations of the body and channels divine energy to bring healing and soothing comfort. Reiki is warm and kind and supports health and vitality. Julia places crystals and gemstones on and around the body to align the chakras and facilitate energy movement. Crystals and gemstones help clear blockages and focus positive benefits. Lastly, Julia accesses intuitive information and relays any insights received during the session. Information can range from advice about physical needs to guidance from spiritual sources to visions from your past lives. This session is suitable for anyone in any state of health.


    Intuitive Reading, Individual Sessions - $175/single, $200/couple, 60 min.
    Julia uses her intuitive abilities in these sessions to gain awareness, peace, and answers about your situation. Julia goes into a deep hypnosis and accesses information from her spirit guides in the fashion of Abraham-Hicks. If you like channeled material, you will love this session.

    Also called psychic readings, this session can be used to:

    • Connect with loved ones who have passed over
    • Meet and receive guidance from your personal angel or spirit guide
    • Learn (as an individual or couple) about your relationships from a spiritual perspective
    • AAsk questions of your and/or Julia’s spirit guides about any issue you want from personal to global

    Note: All consultations start at the available time-slot, however they may end sooner depending on the purchased consultation option.

  • Marcus Gary

    Marcus Gary has over 18 years of experience with holistic living and wellness. Mr. Gary is an instructor of yoga, Nei Kung Qi Gong, meditation, male virility and Power Yoga. For over 12 years, he has instructed Medical Qi Gong classes in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles areas.

    Maria Johnson has over 23 years of experience as a meditation/spiritual instructor. Maria also has over 12 years of experience as an instructor of Qi Gong and over 15 years as a life coach and counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her background is in psychology and sociology.

    Jamila Makini has over 20 years of experience as a meditation and spiritual instructor, more than 12 years as an instructor of Qi Gong and more than 15 years of life coach mentoring in San Francisco Bay Area. Her background is in biological sciences.

    Digital Meridian Imaging (DMI) - Know the Health of Each of Your 12 Major Organ Systems − $75/person, 30 min.
    From this DMI consultation, you will obtain information about the performance of each of your 12 organ meridians understood in Traditional Chinese Medical Science (i.e., liver, gall bladder, lungs, large intestine, heart, stomach, etc.). By accessing specific points on the hands and feet with a DMI measuring device, a graphic report will be generated that can be used to educate you about which organ systems are excessive or deficient in energy, if there is an imbalance between the right and left side of the body in energy performance for a specific organ, or if there is a total body energy efficiency. The result is a graphic report that is used to develop your custom health program, including Qi Gong exercises, sound therapy and acupressure treatment to balance out the meridians.

  • Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D.

    Dr. Sharon Gutterman is an acclaimed international speaker on mindfulness, stress reduction and well-being. Her integration of life experience and dedication to life-long learning provide a unique blend of wisdom, sensitivity, humor and passion.

    Sharon trained in the intensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program taught by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She completed the practicum at Center for Mindfulness/University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

    Dr. Gutterman’s background includes teaching self-care to physicians at Yale and the University of Connecticut, and she received a Best Teacher Award from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She has facilitated workshops and retreats in the U.S., Israel, Costa Rica, yoga studios, schools, retreat centers and hospitals, and she volunteers regularly at a correctional institution.

    Sharon’s mantra: The quality of care you give others is related to the quality of care you give yourself. Sharon is the founder of Mindful Wow! Wake up to your life.

    Consultation: Mindfully Stress-Less! - $160/one person, $135/person in groups of 2-4, 60 min. Space is limited, so please register early.
    Do you feel like you run on auto-pilot all day long? How often do you miss life’s sweetness, because you can’t settle down and enjoy the present moment? Curious about what it means to live mindfully and with less stress? Take advantage of this private, unique opportunity to learn how to meditate and apply mindfulness concepts to stress-less and refresh yourself throughout the day. You will receive personalized attention and the CD Mindfully Stress-Less!

  • Chandrakant Hiester
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    Chandrakant Hiester is a senior teacher and seminar leader at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. He prepares, presents and leads professional trainings both nationally and overseas in Amrit Yoga and Amrit Yoga Nidra, as well as a variety of other yoga and stress-reduction programs.

    For the last eight years, Chandrakant has been instrumental in developing and presenting programs for the Amrit Yoga Institute. As a student and practitioner of yoga and meditation with Yogi Amrit Desai for thirty-eight years, his experience has given him a solid foundation for implementing programs that nurture and encourage positive changes in behavior, understanding and practice.

    For over two decades, Chandrakant served in various capacities at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Among them was his service as executive chef, supervising the preparation of tasty vegetarian meals for 500-700 guests daily. He also served as Yogi Desai's personal valet and chef for twelve years, where he learned authentic Indian cooking from Yogi Desai's beloved wife Mataji.

    Chandrakant is a preacher's son, a Vietnam era veteran, a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in psychology and a longtime practitioner of martial arts. He brings a unique blend of street-level experience, understanding and practical psychology to all his seminars and workshops, conducting programs for educational organizations, recovery groups, community service agencies, hospital staff and large corporations, as well as yoga and meditation groups.

    Workshop: Experience the Timeless Dimension – the Stress Free Zone – Through the Integrated Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra - $75/person, 90 min.
    You will be guided into the direct experience of energetic inner harmony, integration and balance. The experience of Yoga Nidra takes you effortlessly into the deep state of tranquility and stillness of slower alpha brain waves.
    Yoga Nidra is the master key to:

    • Dissolving and resolving reactive dysfunctional behavior patterns
    • Creating, shaping and actualizing your deepest intentions
    • Freeing the trapped healing energy in your muscular and neuro-glandular systems

    Yoga Nidra creates the necessary conditions for you to access the restorative, regenerative and healing processes of the innate intelligence of the vital life force, Prana. Experience the dimension of consciousness below the “ordinary mind” and unleash the intelligence of the vital life force effortlessly to:

    • Decrease high blood pressure
    • Accelerate healing and prevent premature aging
    • Strengthen your immune system

    Bring a sense of ease and balance into your entire life’s expression with this profoundly simple technique.

  • Dr. Joel Kahn

    Dr. Joel Kahn has been plant-based for 40 years and is known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc.” He has expertise in both interventional and preventive therapies emphasizing lifestyle changes. He combines his university professorship with his love of patients, making his presentations sought after coast to coast. He is the author of three books and hundreds of health articles. Dr. Kahn owns GreenSpace Café in Ferndale, Michigan, the largest plant-based café in the Midwest. He practices heart disease reversal in his boutique clinic, the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity. He has been married for 35 years to Karen, RN, BSN and has four children and two dogs that he loves dearly.

    Cardiovascular Evaluation - $800/person, 60 min.
    Dr. Kahn will perform a detailed history of environmental, dietary and other lifestyle factors related to heart disease. He will provide personalized assessments of heart disease risk. Methods to reduce risk will be discussed. After the cruise, Dr. Kahn will arrange advanced laboratory evaluations in your home town that reveal the nature of inflammatory and other pathways to heart disease. He will perform a cutaneous skin antioxidant assessment during the session.

  • Keiichiro Kita
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    Mr. Keiichiro Kita is the founder of the Society for Harmonic Science in Tokyo, Japan. He also founded The Joy Foundation using the Chinese characters in his family name; ‘ki’ means ‘joy’ and ‘ta’ means foundation.

    The Joy Foundation is dedicated to the research of applying vibratory sound frequencies to the human body and in the environment. The findings are channeled into re-establishing natural, harmonic rhythms that benefit the vitality, health and well-being of an individual.

    This scientific and practical research led Mr. Kita to develop the Biosonic Peace Machine. This revolutionary tool delivers specific sound vibrations to body tissues at the cellular level by influencing the energetic field and the body’s energy channels.

    With deep reverence for this work, Mr. Kita has produced over 20 CDs full of the natural, organic sounds of nature. These special CDs can be used like sonic air purifiers to improve the quality of the environment. For example, waves produced by the vibration of sounds penetrate our skin, and the natural rhythms help to encourage homeostasis in the body.

    The author of 8 publications, Keiichiro Kita is considered a leader in the field of well-being using the tried and tested ‘Kita Method.’


    Harmonic Massage with Healing Energy Touch - $250/person, 90 min.
    The Peace Machine is a revolutionary tool that converts soothing low frequency musical sound waves into vibrations that promote mental, physical and emotional health. In this session your specific needs will be addressed.

    This nurturing and non-invasive modality topically administers deeply soothing sounds to various parts of the body. Simultaneously, these frequencies are experienced as music by the ear and received at a cellular level through the auditory system. These frequencies stimulate harmonic resonance throughout the body and brain to promote an internal environment that fosters healing. Energy moves as vibrations in the form of waves occurring at different frequencies. Each organ resonates at a particular frequency; when the organs are out of balance, the frequencies are no longer in harmony. As a result, a discordant sound is produced. In the human body, this discordance in the organs results in disease. The Kita Biosonic Peace Machine is designed to reestablish and maintain a harmonic resonance that creates peace and well-being in mind and body.

  • Warren Kramer

    Warren Kramer is an internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor, lecturer and cooking teacher with over 30 years of experience. He has guided thousands of people back to health over the years. Warren is a faculty member of the Kushi Institute and the Strengthening Health Institute. He is also a member of the Macrobiotic Educators Association. Warren teaches the macrobiotic approach to health and wellness, including principles of food selection and preparation, exercise, work and personal relationships.

    Warren was a traveling cook for six years working privately with cancer patients throughout the world. He currently teaches in nine cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Warren and his wife run the Macrobiotic Center of New England. He assisted Michio Kushi for over 10 years in Boston where he lives. Warren and Fatim have a son, Adam.

    Group Consultation: Traditional Eastern Medicine Diagnosis - $175/person, 2 hrs. 45 min. 
    Space is limited to max. 15 participants. This is an incredible opportunity to gain insight into your own specific condition and health concerns. At the same time, it is a unique study session where you will get the opportunity to see how an experienced macrobiotic counselor uses traditional Eastern medicine diagnosis to make specific recommendations for each person. Food, remedies and lifestyle will be addressed for each participant. Each person will complete a one page health history form that Warren will review prior to the session, and your questions will be answered at the meeting. Please note that individuals who may have a health concern of a more serious nature might consider looking into doing a private, one-on-one consultation for the most personalized advice and attention.

    Macrobiotic Consultation - $350/person, 90 min. 
    A one-on-one meeting to discuss your particular needs and to receive individualized recommendations to strengthen or regain your health. Using visual diagnosis (hands, face and feet), Warren will determine what areas need improvement in addition to reviewing your health history form. You will receive a bound recipe book with personalized suggestions in diet, home remedies, exercise and lifestyle.

  • Susan Krieger

    Susan Krieger, L.Ac., MS, has been a senior macrobiotic counselor and educator for over 30 years. Nationally Board Certified in acupuncture and acupressure (Asian bodywork) and an AOBTA certified shiatsu instructor/practitioner, she is renowned for compassionately helping clients and students regain and maintain their optimal health and balance. Susan has worked closely with Michio and Aveline Kushi, Shizuko Yamamoto, and Dr. John Shen, and she has studied and taught qi-gong, energy healing, diagnosis, and shiatsu acupressure in China and the Himalayas.

    Author of numerous articles on Oriental medicine and holistic healing, she maintains her practice in Manhattan and the Hamptons (including celebrity clients), and presents workshops internationally, e.g., the UN, hospitals, health and women’s organizations, bodywork and acupuncture schools.

    Acupressure/Shiatsu Massage, Hands-On with Energy Balancing, Diagnosis and Health Guidance, $195/person, 50 min.
    An opportunity to deeply relax and de-stress. Susan’s unique, healing, hands-on treatments are tailored to your individual needs for vital health of body and mind. Using facial, energy and Chinese pulse diagnosis, Susan will treat your body with various hands on gentle therapeutic methods and techniques, give you personalized health guidance, breathing exercises, meridian stretches and ki energy balancing. Susan’s treatments will help you rejuvenate your physical and emotional health, energy and wellness, release pains and blockages, increase flexibility, improve sleep and digestion, lower blood pressure, and connect you with your higher self!


    Acupressure Hands-On Facial and Body Rejuvenation Anti-Aging Treatment Massage, $250/person, 50 min.
    Don't miss this opportunity to rejuvenate and beautify yourself inside and out. Susan's famous hands-on techniques stimulate the flow of energy, collagen, and oxygen to the face, clearing stress lines, tightening loose skin and creating a wonderful facial glow! Your session also includes shiatsu/acupressure treatment on special body and meridian points to strengthen your inner balance. Along with her famous healing hands, Susan uses organic, plant-based, fragrance-free lotions. Health and nutritional anti-aging tips are included.


    Acupuncture Treatment with Visual & Pulse Diagnosis and Health Guidance, $195/person, 50 min.
    Clear your body and mind the old-fashioned way! Experience Susan’s unique and gentle style of traditional Asian acupuncture (using Chinese and Japanese techniques) for your specific physical, mental and spiritual needs and concerns. Susan works with you to reduce your stress and fatigue; clear pains; lower blood pressure; improve digestion, sleep, weight concerns, and allergies; and help move you into a more centered state of being. Your session includes an intake, discussion, assessment of pulses and visual diagnosis, energy balancing, gentle meridian balancing stretches, and health guidance.


    Women’s Macrobiotic Health, Nutrition and Empowerment Consultation, $350/person, 90 min.
    Come to this session to learn exciting ways to empower your health of body and mind – and your life! Susan will support and guide you with any of your individual issues related to health, healing, foods, emotions and life balance. Whatever your age or life stage, you will receive the benefit of Susan’s intuitive abilities and many years of personal and professional experience to move you toward more dynamic health and fuller empowerment. Included is an intake, discussion and health assessment based on Oriental pulse taking and visual diagnosis, personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

    Note: All consultations start at the available time-slot, however they may end sooner depending on the purchased consultation option.

  • Angelica Kushi

    Angelica Kushi is a yoga teacher, health & wellness coach, aerial performer and stunt woman. Born and raised in a macrobiotic home, her education stems from a lifetime of living a holistic lifestyle. Specializing in creating a relaxed and easeful approach to health, her formal training is from the Kushi Institute, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and extensive studies in yoga and Tibetan Buddhism with the Asian Classic Institute and Yoga Studies Institute. Her passion is to provide people with easy and inspiring ways to live a healthy lifestyle so they can live out their wildest dreams.

    Private Yoga Session - $150/person, 60 min., $200/couple, 75 min.
    During our private yoga session you will experience a rounded yoga experience catered to your needs and level. You will be guided with hands-on assists to go deeper into the poses and address specific alignment for your body. We will work with your goals to create an approach to your yoga practice that will challenge you, support you and nurture your life and goals.

    Private Meditation Session - $100/person, 60 min., $150/couple, 60 min.
    Meditation is powerful and challenging; a private session can address exactly what you are looking for. We will work from where you are and take you on a journey that will bring you to a higher level of awareness. The meditation is based in visualization from Tibetan Buddhism; however, it is catered to support you exactly where you are, with exactly what you need.

    Private Elemental Ayurvedic Coaching Session - $250/person, 90 min.
    This session will bring awareness to your daily habits, lifestyle and personality. The richness of these sessions is that they encourage you to “follow your bliss” for a happier and more fulfilled life. In the session we will identify your personal strengths and gifts. The results are empowering and life-changing. You will be given dietary and exercise guidelines to work your body through the seasons; spiritual tools to connect with your inner strength, joy and wisdom; emotional and mental stress-reducing techniques; navigation through relationships to create fulfillment; guidance with career and life purpose; and ways of working with yoga to connect you to your life path. When registering, you will need to provide your birth date, time, and place.

    Note: All consultations start at the available time-slot, however they may end sooner depending on the purchased consultation option.

  • Judy MacKenney
    Judy MacKenney is an internationally recognized, Kushi-certified, macrobiotic counselor, educator and cooking instructor. She is a certified holistic health counselor and member of the American Society of Alternative Therapists. She has had the privilege of studying with Michio Kushi and has presented at medical schools, hospitals, churches and conferences throughout the US. As a faculty member at the Kushi Institute, she currently counsels clients on various health challenges and co-directs “The Way to Health” program. Judy and her husband Larry counsel and lecture in southwest Florida and offer hands-on macrobiotic cooking workshops and retreats. Judy was a 2009 recipient of the coveted Aveline Kushi Award presented by Michio Kushi. She was introduced to macrobiotics in 1992 after being diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her recovery has been documented and featured in numerous health publications, The Incurables television series, and as one of the six best cases presented by the Kushi Institute to the National Cancer Institute. Her joy is guiding people to their optimum health. You can learn more about Judy MacKenney and her upcoming events at www.harmonyhavenhealingarts.org.
    Macrobiotic Consultation - $350/person, 90 min., $575/couple, 2 hrs. 30 min.
    Judy is a Kushi Institute-certified macrobiotic counselor and a certified member of the American Society of Alternative Therapists. She offers a comprehensive macrobiotic consultation with a complimentary four-month follow-up to listen, support, inspire and encourage you in your healing journey. Using visual diagnosis of face, hands and feet in combination with other healing modalities, she will determine a health and wellness program that gives you the tools to emotionally engage in your own self-recovery. You’ll receive a personalized binder with recommended diet and lifestyle choices to help you attain your optimal health.
  • Nancy Montuori
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    Nancy Montuori is a leading proponent of a plant-based diet and its ability to prevent and reverse disease. In 2011, Nancy became a vegan chef and advocate for healthy living. She began chronicling her journey and delicious recipes in her blog called “Ordinary Vegan.” Ordinary Vegan became a beacon for people seeking a healthy lifestyle, and her delicate approach to a vegan life has helped thousands of people and created a legion of fans.

    Nancy was educated in plant-based nutrition by a variety of experts and earned her plant-based nutrition certificate in 2012. Nancy teaches plant-based nutrition, health and cooking classes.

    How To Get Optimum Nutrition on a Plant-Based Diet - $100/person, 55 min.
    Plant-based food can meet all your nutritional needs if you incorporate the most essential nutrients into your daily meals. Learn about the most worrisome vitamin and mineral deficiencies and how to make sure you include them in your daily diet. Nancy Montuori is certified in plant-based nutrition and is the women behind the popular podcast and blog Ordinary Vegan and plant-based nutrition course, Health Eating and Living With Plants. You will leave your session inspired, informed and with a complete understanding of optimum nutrition on a plant-based diet.

  • Aaron Mottley
    Born in Belle Glade, south Florida’s agricultural hub, "the muck," so called for its rich soil, Breath Master Aaron Mottley has always had a strong connection to the earth. Losing his mother to cancer in 1989 was the catalyst for this army vet to become an herbalist and natural product manufacturer. Breath Master A started a vegan live-it in 2000, became a Kemetic Yoga instructor in 2006 through Master Yirser Ra Hotep, and certified as a Holistic Health Consultant in 2007 by Llaila Afrika, ND. Along this continuum, he was inspired to pen his classic book, The Obesity Myth: You’re Not OverWeight, You’re OverWaste. Federal government agencies, including FDA, FCC and EEOC, as well as private sector businesses and non-profit organizations, have all benefited from Aaron’s lectures and workshops. Along with health consulting, he practices and teaches H.E.A.R.T. Touch, which he co-created. He works diligently alongside his lovely wife Trina Williams in their business Beautiful Naked sharing and creating holistic healthy lifestyle practices and products.

    H.E.A.R.T. Touch (Holistic Energetics Acu-spiraling Reiki and Tapping) − $70/person, 30 min.
    “What a massage wishes it could be, all grown up and on steroids.” This hands-on, profoundly relaxing, multilayered, multidimensional energy treatment combines several dynamic energy modalities with percussive drumming, chopping, thrumming and optional aromatherapy. Comprehensive chakra balancing and energetic shifts in the physical, emotional and spiritual body are a dynamic part of this flow. Using his hands and the meditative sound of the breath, Breath Master A will render you into a state of hypnotic bliss. Harmonizing waves of energy will penetrate the skin, bones, organs and cells to create a cascading resonance that corrects imbalances throughout all that comprises YOU.


    Breath, Meditation & Sound Group Consultation − $90/person, $150/couple, 2 hrs.
    Mastering your breath will help you improve conditions such as COPD, HBP, IBS, anxiety, insomnia, anger, incontinence, constipation and obesity. Combining the Breath Mastery Technique™, Breath of Fire, and so much more with Tapping the Celestial Drum and the Oz Vibration will have you leaving the room on an energetic and euphoric high. Along with practices that strengthen the bladder diaphragm, diminishing the potential for incontinence, you will learn techniques to tone the perianal muscles. These exercises directly impact vaginal strength and dynamic erectile function. All these exercises are part of well-rounded holistic practices using your creative energy center to constantly re-create YOU.

  • Mayuko 'Coko' Nakashima

    After 13 years of wellness practice, study and teaching in various parts of the world, including Japan, Australia and the United States, certified Rolfer™ Coko Nakashima now bases her work out of Vital Health, Integrative Healthcare Centre near Vancouver’s beautiful Kitsilano Beach. As a graduate of the Rolfing™ Institute in Boulder, Colorado, a craniosacral therapy practitioner, yoga teacher, reflexologist and certified Kita Sound Healing therapist, Coko brings a wealth of integrated healing techniques to her sessions.

    A firm believer in the importance and accessibility of healing practices for all, Coko also shares her experience as an instructor at the Ubuntu Touch Project in Cape Town, South Africa. This project strives to implement Africa's first financially sustainable, wellness-focused education model for low-income women, with a focus on empowerment and social wellness.

    Rolfing™ Structural Integration - $250/session, 90 min.
    The full expression of our physical and emotional vitality is restricted by the tension, pain and stress we carry around on a daily basis. Shed these layers and experience the human body’s natural ability to heal through facilitated movement. Improved physical fluidity and alignment promote the body’s potential for increased vigor and emotional wellness. This session will focus on improving the range of motion in tight muscles using Rolfing™ Structural Integration combined with shiatsu, sound healing, craniosacral therapy, yoga and more. Hands-on deep tissue work will reduce tension in the physical body and each session will include a consultation and home care education.

  • Christina Pirello
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    Christina Pirello is the Emmy Award winning host of the national public television series, ‘Christina Cooks.’ The first pivotal point in her life (and there have been many) came at age 26, after being diagnosed with terminal leukemia. She decided to forgo conventional medical therapies, turned to a macrobiotic approach to living and cured herself. For the last twenty-one years, Christina has been teaching cooking classes, conducting lifestyle seminars and lecturing on the power of food in our lives. Even if people think she’s nuts (but nice...and really funny), they never think of food in the same way again...which is her goal.

    The author of six bestselling, award-winning cookbooks, Christina is considered somewhat irreverent and rebellious by many of her macrobiotic contemporaries. Nothing could please her more. Rocking the boat, creating revolution, making us think…and laugh, instead of blindly following theory and dogma is what inspires Christina’s work the most (backed up by experienced knowledge of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and conventional nutrition). Her philosophy is simple: living a whole and healthy life should make us joyful, free, passionate and open, with gratitude for every blessing, every challenge, every moment, every breath.

    Christina is on the faculty of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where she serves as a professor of culinary arts and nutrition. She also serves on the board of The Farm Market Trust, The Philadelphia Green Council and is a rabid environmentalist and political activist.

    Christina holds both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Miami and was awarded a Master’s degree in Food Nutrition in 2003.

    Cooking Boot Camp: The Joy of Plant-based Cooking - $150/person, 2 hrs. 30 min.
    There isn't one detail of cooking that doesn’t enchant me. Julia Child once called cooking a life skill and said its importance should never be trivialized. Cooking is more than combining ingredients so that we can eat. Cooking is not just a time-consuming chore, but rather a healing, nourishing meditation and how we make our love manifest. We honor the ingredients...and each other...by preparing food with mindful consideration. Cooking makes our lives whole. Finding pleasure in the process of cooking, from shopping to cleaning, the slicing and dicing, the sautéing and simmering, we experience joy for joy’s sake...not in anticipation of the reward of the meal. From knife skills to basic techniques, cooking styles, and tips and tricks, this workshop will turn your passion for cooking from simmer to boiling over.

  • Jessica Porter
    Jessica Porter is the author of The MILF Diet and The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics. She also collaborated with Alicia Silverstone on the New York Times number one bestseller, The Kind Diet. Jessica has been practicing macrobiotics since 1991, managed the Way to Health Program at the Kushi Institute in the mid-nineties, and has worked as a traveling macrobiotic cook. She is also a hypnotherapist and has created two hypnosis CDs for people practicing macrobiotics and one called HypnoParenting for the HypnoBirthing Institute. Jessica is a trained actress and comedienne who makes her lectures funny, inspiring and informative.

    Cooking Boot Camp: Cook Your Way to a Better Relationship: Kitchen Secrets for Creating Harmony, Laughter and Sexual Spark - $150/person, 2 hrs. 30 min.
    Is your relationship feeling stale? Do you fight all the time, or simply retreat to your corners? Does it sometimes feel like men really are from Mars and women from Venus? Luckily, the bridge between planets can be cooked up in the kitchen! Come to this workshop, where Jessica Porter gives fantastic insights into the workings of the male and female brains, and how certain whole foods, cooked correctly, can help those brains work together. She shows how simple information and tweaks to your daily cooking can make all the difference. Jessica uses humor and wisdom to make this delicate topic hilarious and delicious.

    Hypnotherapy Sessions - $250/person, 90 min.
    Take the opportunity to drop some baggage in the Caribbean! With Jessica Porter as your guide, enjoy profound relaxation while identifying and releasing old emotional stagnation. Hypnotherapy helps with: smoking cessation, stress, phobias, insomnia, low self-esteem, co-dependency, and general stuckness.

  • Piper Shields
    Piper Shields brings the quality of therapeutic touch to the Holistic Holiday at Sea. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Miami Dade College. Persistent with her passion for holistic health and massage, she studied at Educating Hands School of Massage. In addition, she applied herself to the modality of neuromuscular therapy. Piper has eleven years of extensive experience as a successful licensed massage therapist. In recent years, she created a partnership with Educating Hands School of Massage. She currently offers education classes for a holistic approach to heal the body with the use of essential oils and massage. Outside of the school she has taught at the Cancer Community Center, Element Massage, Synergy Yoga, State of Balance Wellness Center, Kaufman & Rossin CPA firm and Greenberg & Trauig law firm, where she has implemented the holistic approach of natural medicine to address health concerns, reduce stress and offer a sense of well-being. Piper is a certified AromaTouch Technique specialist and provides training in the communities for the further development and knowledge of essential oils. Her strongest asset is her passion to promote health and wellness through the body, mind and spirit connection.
    AromaTouch Technique – $200/person, 75 min.
    Experience doTERRA's pure essential oils. AromaTouch is an application of essential oils to the back and feet. AromaTouch addresses stress, immune support, inflammatory response and autonomic balance. It is a powerful way to stimulate body meridians and energy points and bring the body back into balance. This treatment sends you off into a blissful state of relaxation while the healing properties of the oils ignite the body’s innate system for healing.



    Symphony of the Cells and Reflexology – $200/person, 75 min.
    Symphony of the Cells lets you experience the science of doTERRA’s essential oils. Specific essential oils are dropped along and lightly massaged into the spine and feet. Symphony of the Cells’ protocols address the support of various body systems: respiratory, digestive, hormone, neurological, lymphatic and osteo. Additionally, there are protocols for support in case of infectious disease, inflammation, and chronic conditions. After the Symphony of the Cells treatment, you will receive a hands and feet reflexology session.


    Deep Tissue Massage – $200/person, 75 min.
    Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. The goal in deep tissue massage is to break down adhesions in the muscle which can cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.


    Swedish Massage – $175/person, 75 min.
    Swedish massage will relax the entire body. It involves long, soft, kneading strokes that decrease muscle tension and increase blood flow throughout the body.

  • Jane Stanchich

    Jane Stanchich is a macrobiotic teacher, counselor and chef with over 20 years of experience. A licensed nutritionist, Ms. Stanchich served on the faculty of the Kushi Institute and is an international teacher of macrobiotic health principles. This former public-school teacher is a certified yoga instructor and proponent of active exercise.

    Along with her husband, Lino, she teaches at schools, health centers, universities, and corporations in her hometown of Asheville, N.C., and throughout the US and Europe. Ms. Stanchich is a regularly featured writer in the magazine Christina Cooks! and contributor to many others. She has consulted with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s Macrobiotic Program and the Kellogg School of Public Health at Northwestern University. She is an editor and co-producer of her husband’s books, audios, and videos, and also appears on the Do-In video and Laughter Therapy audio. Jane recently produced two macrobiotic cooking videos and is writing her first cookbook.

    Macrobiotic Consultation for Women - $250/person, 90 min., follow-up: $150/person, 60 min.
    Jane offers a comprehensive private macrobiotic dietary and lifestyle consultations for women. Discover your own unique energy and metabolic body type to understand your past health concerns, whether of body, mind or spirit. Based on traditional healing methods blended with modern scientific modalities, the session includes a thorough discussion of your health history, goals and needs. Using macrobiotic principles and recommending the highest quality whole foods, Jane will design your personal dietary plan. A thorough, healing, and balanced exercise program will be recommended as well. You will also receive easy-to-follow suggestions to organize your life to include the planning, schedule, and commitment needed to create a healthy lifestyle. Your health is your greatest wealth, an invaluable asset to be created, nurtured and maintained.

    Body-Mind-Spirit Counseling − Discovering Your Unique Life Path for Greater Health, Joy and Fulfillment - $250/person, 90 min.
    "Where do I go next on my path in life?" This is a question we ask as we seek a vital new direction in our lives. Maybe we are going into a new phase of life, strong in one area, but lost in another crucial aspect of living. Perhaps we struggle with a health issue, a relationship challenge or a job and/or financial hurdle. Or are you simply ready for more happiness, security and vitality in your life?! In this deeply meaningful, transformative private session, Jane will listen to you intently and gently help you get to the heart of your life issues and blocks to your total well-being. She will guide you as you visualize your most positive path in life. You will clarify your personal goals and receive a written plan for healthier daily practices that powerfully strengthen and support you physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sit down with Jane as she coaches you, through transformative spiritual guidance, essential nutritional support, lifestyle counseling, and inner meditation. Leave this cruise knowing how you can begin a path to your deep inner voice, healing emotional wounds, creating positivity and wellness, and most of all...Realizing greater self-love. Included is a supportive and comprehensive one-hour follow-up coaching session when you return home.

  • Lino Stanchich

    Lino Stanchich is a macrobiotic educator, researcher and counselor with over 30 years of experience. He is a respected teacher of the macrobiotic diet, philosophy and lifestyle, along with energy exercises (Chi Kung), shiatsu massage, Do-In self-massage and special eating techniques. Mr. Stanchich serves on the faculty of the Kushi Institute and is a member of the Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Educators Association. A Licensed Nutritionist, Mr. Stanchich is a multi-lingual educator who has established several macrobiotic learning centers in the United States.

    He has lectured at many major macrobiotic centers throughout the world, as well as at universities, corporations and the United Nations Macrobiotic Organization. Author of the popular book, Power Eating Program: You Are How You Eat, creator of "Healing Mealtime Music" cassette, the dynamic self-massage and exercise video "Energize Yourself" and "Laugh for the Health of It" on laughter therapy, Lino has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows.

    Macrobiotic Consultation - $350/person, 75 min.

    Lino Stanchich, in his dynamic, private macrobiotic dietary and lifestyle counseling session provides the following:

    • A detailed dietary food chart and Macrobiotic Beginner's Manual with valuable information, Daily Diary, and Energy Chart
    • Expert exercise and energy advice to enhance fitness and vitality
    • Personal support and coaching to inspire and motivate
    • Follow-up availability for continued lifelong wellness


    Energy Shiatsu Massage - $150/person, 45 min.
    Lino Stanchich, licensed bodywork and massage therapist and international macrobiotic educator, offers shiatsu energy massage. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to receive a healing massage from Lino, renowned expert in the field of natural health. Lino's shiatsu energy massage is a powerful and effective full body massage that utilizes the healing benefits of shiatsu, ancient Asian acupressure that stimulates and tonifies specific "trigger" points in the body. Shiatsu energy massage releases and moves stagnation and toxic blockages in our meridians, the lines of energy that flow from our internal organs throughout our entire body. Shiatsu energy massage, which increases balance and movement of this vital life force, is proven to be highly energizing and healing. In addition, Lino includes muscle massage and body stretching techniques in his treatment. Lino harmonizes with each client through deep breathing, intuition and care. A well-respected, energetic and expert therapist, Lino has over 40 years of experience and education in massage, as well as many other powerful energy therapies.

    Note: All consultations start at the available time-slot, however they may end sooner depending on the purchased consultation option.

  • Bianka Steinfeldt

    Bianka Steinfeldt, originally from Austria, started taking ballet and movement classes when she was 6 years old. She danced for the cities of Bregenz, Dornbirn and Vienna. Following injuries caused from gymnastics, skiing, and dancing, Bianka turned to Pilates to rehabilitate her body. Her experience has shown that “movement heals.”

    She is PAX Kamaryt KEG and Power Pilates certified for yoga and Pilates mat. After moving to the US, Bianka discovered Power Pilates—using the classical Pilates method with a flow. She received her beginner mat, intermediate mat and full equipment certification. Not stopping there, she went on in May 2012 to start a 2-year Master Mentor Program with Lolita San Miguel and finished with success. Then she traveled to Monchengladbach, Germany, the hometown of Joseph Pilates.

    She is always seeking out a new challenge, which allows her to be on the cutting edge and enables her to be creative and innovative as she shares her extensive knowledge and passion for Pilates with her clients. Bianka is also interested in bodywork and got the Jump Board M.A.T. as well as Reiki Level 2 in 2011. If she is not teaching in Florida, you can find her teaching on the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise, where she has shared her knowledge for 7 years. She is also traveling to Europe to lead a workshop, and from there her next stop is England.

    “Whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve.”

    Private Pilates Mat Work - $80/person, 55-60 min., $100/couple, 70 min.
    A private or semi-private mat work Pilates session is intended to train the individual in the proper form and alignment in specially tailored exercises. If you are healthy and fit, one-on-one training can help you go to the next level! If you have neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle problems, have had recent surgery, osteoporosis, or other medical concerns, a personalized Pilates program can be an excellent way to help you to get back to optimal health. Some props such as magic circle, fitness ball, small ball, foam roll, light weight and tera band will be used.

    Reiki Treatments - $75/ person, 55-60 min.
    The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word ‘rei’ which means universal life and ‘ki’ which means Energy. If one’s ‘life force energy’ is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress; if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.

  • Derek Tresize
    Derek Tresize is a vegan WNBF Pro bodybuilder residing in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, is a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, and is co-author of the website Vegan Muscle & Fitness. Derek has followed a plant-based diet since 2007 and promotes it to his clients and in the fitness and bodybuilding community as the best means to fitness and long-term health. Derek is a member of the Plantbuilt team of competitive vegan bodybuilders, is a contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness magazine and Naked Food magazine, and co-author of The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions. He trains clients full time as co-owner of Richmond's only plant-based personal training studio, Root Force Personal Training, and online via Vegan Muscle and Fitness, where he and wife Marcella Torres strive to create as many plant-based role models as possible to show the world that the diet isn't a handicap in the world of athletics - it's an advantage!
    One on One Personal Training Session - $150/person, 60 min.
    Join Derek for a private personal training session. Derek is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, and together you will build a customized program to fit your goals, fitness level, and access to exercise equipment. The session with begin with a brief consultation, then proper mobility, posture, strength, and endurance activity will be included along with how to advance the plan on your own as you progress.

  • Mary-Lynn Wieber

    Mary-Lynn Wieber is a nationally certified and Florida State licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician and certified Chinese herbologist who practices holistic, integrative medicine, incorporating the science of the West and the artful wisdom of the East.

    In addition to practicing Acupuncture, Mary Lynn also teaches Acupuncture, along with herbology, feng shui, and Ayurveda at Everglades University. Before becoming an Acupuncture Physician, her journey started as a Hatha Yoga teacher, studying Ayurveda, meditation, homeopathy, and the joy of eating with awareness. Her focus on nutrition expanded when she discovered live blood cell analysis – a nutritional evaluation made from one drop of blood, a microscope, and a TV monitor.

    Esoteric Acupuncture: The Gateway to Expanded Healing - $250/person, 50 min.Acupuncture can induce a meditative state of heightened awareness with complete relaxation. Esoteric Acupuncture combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Hindu chakra system, Sacred Geometry and the Kabalistic Tree of Life to benefit mind, body, spirit and soul. This treatment uses traditional acupuncture, crystals, essential oils, and sound/music therapy to clear and align the chakras, release old energetic patterns, and open you up to a higher level of consciousness and well-being. During this 50-minute session we will interact with the soul level through mindful intention and awareness of the heart center. Esoteric Acupuncture can help you know yourself in a more profound way and live progressively deeper as you expand your spiritual energy.



    Live Blood Cell Analysis Using Darkfield Microscope - $300/person, 60 min.
    This nutritional evaluation is done with one drop of blood from a fingertip placed on a glass slide and under the microscope. The image is then transmitted through a digital camera onto a monitor, so you and I can both see what is inside your blood! We can see parasites, candida, yeast, fungus, bacteria, heavy metals, and liver and bowel toxicity. We can see the white blood cells of your immune system, the strength of your digestive system, the permeability of your liver and more. This rare look inside the body can show the progression of a body imbalance from the initial phase to long-term issues. You will receive counseling on optimal pH balance and a DVD video that captures your microscope images to take home immediately for your private viewing and to incorporate with your health practitioners. A summary report detailing your findings will be emailed to you within two weeks after the cruise.


    Note: All consultations start at the available time-slot, however they may end sooner depending on the purchased consultation option.

  • Jeannie Wrightson

    Jeannie Wrightson is a Master Cosmetologist, expert colorist and hair designer. She is the owner of Green Hare Salon and creator of a pure plant hair colorant she affectionately named Green Hare Hair Mŭd™; and Bunny Beauty™, a food grade vegan skin care line. Jeannie gained attention for her creativity and avant-garde work in Atlanta, Georgia, earning her a position on the 1988 Styling Team for the Democratic National Convention.

    For thirty years, her professional commitment to the hair color “path less traveled” has set her apart from the crowd and marked her as a leader in the field of truly natural hair color. Her honest, pure approach to natural skin care has given her a client retention rate unmatched in the industry, and made her a “tour de force” in an otherwise toxic industry.

    A native of southern California and raised in the Ozark Mountains, now living in Atlanta, Jeannie has combined her love of natural, nonchemical, non-toxic living with the beauty industry to prove that you do not have to dye for beauty!

    Beautiful, Natural Hair Treatments! - $216/person, 2 hrs.
    A consultation appointment with Jeannie is the best kind of “me time”! Hair coloring or a conditioning treatment with no worry of getting sick from chemical exposure or breathing a salon full of aerosol spray residue and chemical fumes. During your consultation, Jeannie will personally introduce you to her all natural pure plant hair color or a pure plant deep conditioning hair treatment. Please allow two hours in your day to treat yourself and enjoy nature’s beauty cache!

    Beautiful, Natural Skin Treatments! - $216/person, 2 hrs.
    A consultation appointment with Jeannie is the best kind of “me time”! Skin care with no worry of getting sick from chemical exposure or having bovine growth hormone or sheep placenta smeared on your face! During your consultation, Jeannie will personally introduce you to all natural skin applications that work for your individual type of skin and show you how to incorporate them into a facial. Please allow two hours in your day to treat yourself and enjoy nature’s beauty cache!

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