Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of science. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, called “Mindfulness-based stress reduction,” is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. Kabat-Zinn is the author of Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. The core of his teachings can be found in his book Wherever You Go, There You Are. For more information, visit: www.mindfulnesscds.com
On May 9, 1995, I ate my last cooked meal before I dedicated myself to a 100% raw and living foods diet/lifestyle. The book that most inspired me to make that change is called “Willst Du gesund sein? Vergiss den Kochtopf!” (Do you want to be healthy? Forget the cooking pot!), written by the German Natural Hygienist Helmut Wandmaker.
In 2000 I had a booth at the “Raw Passion” festival in California and met the leaders of the Natural Hygiene movement: Dr. Douglas and Prof. Rozalind Graham. After having visited them and their delightful daughter Faychesca in their home in England, they hold a special place in my heart. They are, without a doubt, some of my favorite nutrition and lifestyle teachers! Their teachings are simple and straight to the point. They are masters in turning complex concepts into teachings that are easy to understand and integrate into one’s everyday life. Their teachings make a lot of sense and continue to influence my teachings.
Doug and Rozland Graham conduct fasting, health and fitness events in North America and Costa Rica. Doug and Rozalind produced a great number of educational products, like the book The 80/10/10 Diet.
To find out more, visit: www.foodnsport.com
I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am without the Ann Wigmore Institute. The Ann Wigmore Institute is my mother ship. There are no words that could express my gratitude toward the Institute’s staff and board of directors. From 1999 until today, the Ann Wigmore Institute is having a positive impact on my life. It is truly a great honor to have been trained by Leola Brooks and Claudia Lalita Salas, the co-founders of the Ann Wigmore Institute and direct students of Dr. Ann Wigmore. Before Dr. Wigmore passed away in 1994, she chose Leola and Lalita to carry on the legacy of the Living Foods Lifestyle®. Furthermore, Leola and Lalita chose to certify me to be one of the few Educators of the Living Foods Lifestyle®, authorizing me to teach Ann Wigmore’s Living Foods Lifestyle®. Once more I would like to express my profound gratitude to my teachers at the Ann Wigmore Institute and the thousands of students from all over the world I worked with, who allowed me to be their Living Foods Lifestyle® teacher, yoga instructor and yoga therapist, and Feldenkrais® Practitioner. The work at the institute inspires me! Since 2005 I have been a member of the board of directors of the Ann Wigmore Institute. I thank the board members for their trust in me! From November to mid August, the Ann Wigmore Institute offers one- and two-week certification programs in the Living Foods Lifestyle® in Puerto Rico, and from mid August to the end of November internationally. To learn more about the Ann Wigmore Institute and their programs, visit: www.annwigmore.org