Retreats 2005

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California
Zaca Lake Retreat

Golden Gate School of Feng Shui
August 12-15 LearnTao™ Practitioner Training with Roger Green & Melanie Ferriera
August 16-17 Vedic Healing methods with Robert & Melanie Sachs

Enjoy rest, great food, life supporting information and nature. Learn healing methods that are time tested, that increase vitality and health simply, easily, economically and enjoyably! Join us in our August summer retreat, taking place in a beautiful pristine natural setting as we explore the essential Taoist and Vedic healing dynamics for achieving health, healing and a balanced lifestyle. We will provide practical information based on the teachers combined 120 years experience! Study with international health pioneers Roger Green, Melanie Ferreira, Robert and Melanie Sachs. You will learn how to be your own doctor through Taoist and Vedic diagnosis techniques and combine food and herbs for power effects that regenerate your internal organs, strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. You will also learn bodywork, shiatsu massage and home remedies including experiencing a blissful ginger compress. Experience a Karna Purana and Netra Basti- ancient vedic techniques that Robert and Melanie have taught hundreds of spa attendants to use. Integrate Eastern philosophy, Taoist and Tibetan Medicine, Ayurvedic Healing and Macrobiotic principles with the most cutting edge western nutritional concepts of our age! We are doing our own wholefood taoist cooking prepared by Melanie Ferreira. She will also bepresenting lectures and cooking demonstrations. You will have the chance to learn some practical cooking techniques!

Located just outside of Santa Barbara, Zaca Lake is a naturally occurring 20-acre mineral spring lake. The retreat has 450 acres of wooded, mountainous land, and adjoins thousands of acres of the Los Padres National Forest. It is surrounded by native animals and birds. Activities can include hiking, biking, swimming, boating and wildlife and bird watching. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Rolling Stones and many more celebrities have stayed at Zaca Lake. Accommodation is in well designed log cabins in a pristine setting. We will be doing our own catering in whole food gourmet style cooking. For more information on the retreat site, click here. No public transportation is available in the immeditate area. If you get to a close town, you can make arrangements with us to pick you up on August 11th.

LearnTao™ Practitioner Training: US $620. Vedic Healing Methods: US $300.
Arrive on August 11th afternoon/evening. Accommodations for that night is $80.
Accommodation and food per day combined $120: Accommodation per night $80. Food per day $40.
Payable to Roger Green by check or click here to pay by credit card.
Book and pay directly over the internet - click on retreats or fill out form and POST or FAX
or Phone 917 969 9989. Email: info@fengshuiseminars.com

Learn Tao Holistic Practitioner training:
Qualify and become involved in a career which aligns with your spiritual orientation. Expand your consciousness from the ground up and help others to regain and maintain their health and vitality with our one year Certificate Training Program for Holistic Health Counselor and Taoist Healing Practitioner. The course continues after the August retreats approximately once a month on weekends in New York and San Francisco.

* This retreat is open to all to attend.
* It is also a requirement for our Feng Shui practitioners certificate course (reference module 7).
* This retreat also starts our 1 year Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and Counselor Certificate course.


New York
Dao Mountain Retreat in Catskills
New York School of Feng Shui
August 20-23 LearnTao™ Practitioner Training with Roger Green

DAO Mountain Retreat is only 90 minutes from New York City, buses leave 5 times per day. 63 acres of beautiful nature with plenty of room to breathe the chi and unwind. Other outdoor options include tennis and swimming. Fabulous and healthy food! Cottages have spectacular mountain and forest views! Far from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, it is an ideal place to deepen your understanding of the Tao. For more information on the retreat site, click here.

Tao Mountain Retreat, Book your food and accommodation directly with TAO HEALING ON: 1-888-999-0555
For more info, email: info@healingdao.com.

LearnTao Practitioner Training with Roger Green: August 19-22 Tuition US $620

Please note: We are not doing our own cooking. Dao Mountain retreat will provide healthy food.
You can arrive the evening of August 19th for dinner. Class starts 10am, August 20th and ends 4pm, August 23rd.

France
St. Tropez Retreat
London School of Feng Shui
September 2-5 LearnTao™ Practitioner Training with Roger Green

Trimurti, south of France, is picturesquely set within the French countryside and in the middle of beautiful vineyards. Internationally renowned St. Tropez is just a short drive to the coast. The city of Nice would be the main airport for those traveling from overseas. Trimuti has lovely bangalo accommodations, swimming pool, natural teaching spaces and the best food in France!

LearnTao Practitioner Training with Roger Green: Tuition US $620.
Book your food and accommodation directly with Trimuti. Arrive on August 31st. Fly into Nice is best. Very resonable rates. For directions: www.trimurti-seminaires.com. For more info, email: trimurti@libertysurf.fr. PH + 33 - 4 94544411.

St. Tropez, South France: Trimurti retreat center
Book your food and accommodation directly with Trimurti. Arrive on August 31st. Fly into Nice is best.
Very reasonable rates.
Email to book: trimurti@libertysurf.fr
Directions: www.trimurti-seminaires.com and email Roger Green for explanation on how to get there
PH + 33 - 4 94544411

Click here for food and accomodation rates and directions. Click here to pay for retreats directly online (coming soon.)

Australia
Blue Mountains Retreat
Sydney School of Feng Shui
November 18-21 LearnTao™ Practitioner Training with Roger Green
Details to come...

About the Retreats

Summer School of Rejuventation!
Natural Healing Retreats
Enjoy rest, great food, life supporting wisdom and nature

Join us in our August summer retreats, taking place in beautiful pristine natural settings as we explore the essential Taoist and Vedic healing dynamics for achieving healing and perfect health.  

*download flyer (pdf)

LearnTao™ Practitioner training

- Qualify and become involved in a career which aligns with your spiritual orientation.
- Expand your consciousness from the ground up with Roger Green and other faculty teachers in our LearnTao™ Practitioner trainings. Integrate eastern philosophy such as Taoist and Tibetan Medicine, Ayurvedic Healing and Macrobiotic principles with the most cutting-edge western nutritional concepts of our age!
- We support you in making the changes necessary to meet all modern day challenges. Learn healing methods that are time tested, that increase vitality and health simply, easily, economically and enjoyably!   
- Study with international health pioneers Roger Green and Robert and Melanie Sachs.
- All accommodations are very reasonably price.
- This retreat is OPEN TO ALL to attend.
- It is also a requirement for our Feng Shui practitioners certificate course (as Module 7).
- This retreat also starts our intensive 1 year Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Trainer and Counselor Certificate course.
- A further 7 weekend seminars are required for qualification. More details on the LearnTao™ Practitioner training certificate course to come...

BOOK BY MAY 1st

Call: 1-917 969 9989
Email: info@fengshuiseminars.com


LearnTao™ School of Holistic Healing

with Roger Green

4-day training will cover: health and healing, food energetics therapy, spiritual alchemy, diagnosis, longevity cooking skills, nutrition and energetics for anti-aging, health maintence and rejuventation, home remedies, body-centered awareness, meditation practices, massage techniques. Begin your certificate practitioner course.

Roger Green will be teaching his 4-day seminar on LearnTao™ Tao Holistic Health Counseling and Healing - Food Eenergetics, Longevity preventation natural medicine, self- diagnosis techniques, shiatsu massage, bodywork and home remedies based on The barefoot doctor tradition-master your own heath.

These seminars will open the doors to wisdom, healing and universal spirit. Maintaining and regaining your health is the ultimate creactive activitiy.! Roger Green will be covering the concepts of Oriental Diagnosis, self healing and Food Energetics.

We will learn the approach to self diagnosis throught the eyes and understanding your 'energy.' We will develop comprehensive skills to be able to 'access' any state of health. We also focus on understanding the healing effects of food and herbs. Learn how secure health and vitality for yourself and family!

This course is the culmination of many years of experience in practicing the principles of Taoist natural healing. Roger Green has been the director of several natural health clinics as well as running the Australian School of Macrobiotics for 18 years. He will cover the concepts of Oriental Diagnosis, self healing and Food Energetics. There will be practical sessions on shiatsu, home remedies, compress and other healing techniques. He will show you how natural healing really works! There is also an optional home study cd-rom available that is compulsory for our Holistic Health Counseling students
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Vedic Healing Methods
with Robert and Melanie Sachs

California, Zaca Lake near Santa Barbara, August 16-17
New York, Dao Mountain at Catskills, August 23-24


Ayurveda, the study of longevity, offers everyone the means to discover their own personal path toward health, strength, beauty of body, mental clarity and joy. Although this knowledge is at least
3000 years old, Ayurvedic principles and practical bodycare techniques still offer deep reaching solutions to some of the most common present day problems.

2-day training will cover:

Physical exercises

To activate the five element systems in your body
Five Tibetans - rejuvenation exercises ¨The Five Tibetan Rejuvenation exercises used for thousands of years
for each of the Five Sense Organs - eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands,

Guided meditations
to increase a sensitivity to the energy of the five elements
on compassion - to help the remove the suffering of others
calm and clear hte mind

Ayurvedic Theory
How the Five Elements work together to form the three doshas
How to recognize your own dosha body type and those of our clients
Use your understanding of hte doshas so you can communicate better
with your clients

Enjoyable practical treatments that improve all your senses

Improving digestion and cleansing the mouth and tongue
Netra Basti - bathing the eyes in clarified butter to reduce eye
strain and improve eyesight
Kansa Vataki - foot massage with a special three metal bowl to relax
and balance the fire energy in the body
Nasya - face massage, warm compresses and nose drops to clear the sinuses
Short Marma Massage - Vital energy point work like gentle Shiastu to
reduce psychological stress
Karna Purana - bathing the ears with warm sesame oil which helps
hearing and relieves jaw tension

The main focus of the program will be on giving and receiving the treatments that are designed to relax, refresh and renew so we can do our work with more clarity and kindness.

AYURVEDA is an ancient holistic healing art that originated in on the Indian continent. It is the oldest, most completebody of information we have available to us today that offers each of us the opportunity to realize our full potential and beauty. The goal of Ayurveda has always been to discover what makes us healthy, happy and deeply inspired.

DOSHAS three qualities of energy in the body that can become unbalanced.
- VATA the dosha that combines qualities of space and air
- PITTA the dosha tha tcombines qualtiies of fire and water
- KAPHA tha dosha that combines qualities of earth and water

Faculty

Roger Green

This course is the culmination of many years of experience in practicing the principles of Taoist natural healing. Roger Green has been the director of several natural health clinics as well as running the Australian School of Macrobiotics for 18 years. He was the co- founder of one of the first alternative medicine centers in Australia.

His school was the umbrella for many aspects of natural healing training including Diploma courses in Counselling, Shiatsu, Feng Shui, and Wholefood Chef and Cooking instructors. It was the first center in the west to teach and integrate all aspects of the 8 rays of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

His Feng Shui practitioner training program has been internationally recognized as the premium training in this area. His workshops and seminars on Feng Shui and   The LearnTao™ programs have been taught in over 40 Countries.

Click here to read more about Roger.

Melanie Ferreira

(Our Gourmet Wholefoods Chef for the Zaca Lakes Retreat)

Health Educator, Writer and Nutritional Consultant Melanie Ferreira has been a pioneer in the Culinary and Healing Arts for the last 30 years and has devoted her life to the relationship between food and its effects on health.  

She started her culinary training in Boston with many prominent Japanese Chefs and went on to become the Head Chef and manager of the Seven Sheaves Restaurant in London, England where she developed her cuisine based on organic, whole, seasonal, and local foods.  

Melanie continued her training in the Oriental Healing Arts with Michio Kushi, Jack Garvey, Jeffrey Yuen, Drew Divittorio, and Roger Green, incorporating many of these principles in her teachings. A pioneer in combining gourmet and healthful cuisine she was a personal chef/consultant to 2 of the Princess's from the Royal Family of Saudi Arabria as well as the French actress Isabel Adjani.  

 She was the founder of the Healthy Gourmet Cooking School  and the Director of the Nova Institute Cooking School in Colorado. She has been a contributing food writer for health publications including Natural Health magazine, and Macro News.   Recently Melanie has been featured on several New York City television shows, including Views with Roz Abram's and Channel 5 evening news.

Her most recent accomplishment includes certification in Classical Feng Shui from The New York School of Feng Shui and Amerchi Feng Shui School. She has been incorporating many of these principles in her nutritional counseling including The Four Pillars of Destiny an ancient Chinese Astrology.  She is presently an instructor in the  Natural Gourmet Cookery School Chef's Training Program and the Institute for Food & Health as well as maintaining a private consulting practice in the tri-state area. Melanie is also head of Slow Food Hudson Valley that supports local, organic, sustainable cuisine as well as the farm to table connection.  

She can be reached at 914-772-4982 or by email at mferreira8@optonline.net.

Topics that Melanie will be teaching at the Zaca Lakes Retreat:

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: The Myth & Truth About Fats

Explore the myths & truths about saturated fats and cholesterol. Learn about The Cholesterol Myth, and the many benefits of cholesterol.

How eating good quality fats can help you loose weight, build energy, fight disease and boost your immunity for a lifetime. Why you need the right kind of fats.

Villainous or Virtuous? The Truth About Fats and Oils
The media continually bombards us with conflicting information about the consumption of different types of fat and their deleterious effects. Should we eat margarine or butter? Are animal fats good or bad? Are tropical fats and oils, (like coconut and palm) downright deadly. In this seminar you will learn about the myths and truths of saturated fats and cholesterol and how not including these important fats in your diet can contribute to chronic fatigue, low energy, anxiety, depression, thyroid imbalance, hypogylcemia, skin problems, digestive disorders, food cravings, heart disease and cancer. Get the latest scientific research on fats and oils.  Learn how the processing, packaging and heating of oils and fats can profoundly affect your health. Learn how to buy, store and cook with good fats and oils for maximum health.

You will also learn about:
New Fangled Foods vs.Nutrient Dense Foods
Lacto Fermented Foods
Pickles
The Joy and Ploy of Soy
The Importance of Choosing Local, Seasonal, Organic Foods
Pastured Fed Livestock
The Kitchen Pharmacy (Home Remedies)
Stocks, how to prepare them and what to do with them
Discover what Weston Price, the dentist who traveled to isolated parts of the globe to study the health of populations untouched by western civilization found.

Melanie Sachs

A certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Melanie Sachs' skill as a teacher and therapist have made her sought after by some of the world's leading spas and beauty schools. Her book, Ayurvedic Beauty Care (Lotus Light Publications), is considered a must for those interested in the expanding field of natural and conscious body care.

She is also a consultant for The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in La Jolla, California, the Greenhouse Group in Dallas, Texas, and is the chief instructor in Ayurveda for the International Dermal Institute worldwide. Both she and Robert are also featured instructors at the Mahindra Institute and Primavera Life in Germany. Recent projects include her development of Primavera Life's Ayurvedic Spa line under the trade names of Unlimited Mind (for Vata), Spontaneous Joy (for Pitta) and Rainbow Body (for Kapha).

Click here to read more about Melanie.

Robert Sachs

Along with his wife, Melanie, Robert has pursued studies in Indian and Tibetan Ayurveda for over a decade. Recognized by such teachers as Dr. Deepak Chopra and other physicians of both eastern and western traditions, their published works in this field are considered to be the clearest and most usable texts available.

He is the author of Nine-Star Ki: Your Astrological Companion to Feng Shui (Vega Press 2001), Tibetan Ayurveda: Health secrets from The Roof of The World (Inner Traditions, 2001), Rebirth Into Pure Land (originally with Zivah Publishers, 1994), Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Dying and Death (Inner Traditions International, 1998), and The Passionate Buddha: Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love (Inner Traditions, 2002). Most of these titles are available in several European languages.

Click here to read more about Robert.

 

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