Mirea Ellis, Kushi Institute Assistant Director
and Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher, started macrobiotics in 1973 in
order to overcome the chronic allergies that had plagued her for years. She studied
with macrobiotic teachers in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and attended
the Ohashi Shiatsu Institute in New York City. Prior to joining the Kushi Institute
in 1982 she worked for various macrobiotic organizations, including the East West
Center of Philadelphia, where she was a macrobiotic head chef. She has taught
macrobiotics and another major interest, wild foods, in various cities in the
Northeast. She has been interviewed on T.V., radio, and in newspapers, and has
published articles. Mirea is the founder and president of Rejuva Organics, a natural
body care products and natural foods consultant business.
Esko, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher and Counselor, is
a key personality in the macrobiotic diet /health revolution. Edward trained extensively
with Michio Kushi, and in 1972 became vice president of the East West Foundation,
the non-profit macrobiotic educational organization founded by Michio Kushi.
Edward has lectured in over a dozen countries,
guiding thousands of people toward better health through the macrobiotic diet.
Authoring and editing more than twenty texts on macrobiotic philosophy and cooking,
many of which have been translated into languages other than English, he was honored
with the Aveline Kushi Award in 2006 for his contributions. With Michio, he co-authored,
among others, Macrobiotic Approach to Cancer (1982), and Nine Star Ki (1991).
Edward has served as a Kushi Institute faculty member since 1977, devoting much
of his energy to the Macrobiotic Leadership Program.
Jack, Kushi Institute Macriobiotic Teacher and Counselor,
is founder and director of Amberwaves, a macrobiotic network to preserve
rice, wheat, and other foods from genetic engineering, climate change, and other
threats and to keep America and the planet beautiful. He has served as editor-in-chief
of East West Journal, general manager of the Kushi Institute, director of the
One Peaceful World Society, and vice president of Quantum Rabbit.
has co-authored many books with Michio Kushi including The Cancer-Prevention Diet,
Diet for a Strong Heart, The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, and The Book of
Macrobiotics. He also co-wrote Aveline Kushi's Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking.
Alex has taught all over the world, and is on the visiting faculty of the Kushi
Institute of Europe and has taught at the Ohsawa Center in Tokyo. He lives with
his wife Gale in the Berkshires.
Jenkins, Kushi Institute Macriobiotic Teacher,
originally from Long Island, New York, went to study at the Kushi Institute in
Massachusetts in 1997. He then worked as the kitchen manager for two years. Between
1999 and 2001, Chris worked at two Japanese restaurants - one in Asheville, North
Carolina, and one in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He returned to work as chef
and manager of the KI kitchen from 2002 to 2012. Chris completed the Macrobiotic
Leadership Program in 2003, and started teaching at the Kushi Institute in 2005.
He has worked as a personal chef in the US and abroad. He taught classes at the
2012 KI Summer Conference in New Jersey, and he will be teaching at the Kushi
Institute of Europe's Summer Conference in August 2013. You can read some of his
recipes and thoughts on healthy eating at sixflavors.blogspot.com
Kramer, Macrobiotic Teacher and Lecturer, is known world-wide with
bringing the macrobiotic approach to health and wellness to organizations and
institutions including the United Nations Macrobiotic Society, Whole Foods Market,
Barnes & Nobel Bookstores, hospitals, nursing homes, churches, temples, health
conferences and tennis clubs (Warren is a former tennis professional).
he has experience traveling throughout the world working in individual homes as
a private macrobiotic counselor, assisting people in recovering their health.
Warren teaches in the Macrobiotic Leadership Program.
MacKenney, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Counselor and Instructor, began
her practice in 1992 under the auspices of Kushi Institute counselors, with the
medial diagnosis of Stage IV inoperable non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Judy recovered
thoroughly through macrobiotics. A holistic health educator and counselor, and
a member of the American Society of Alternative Therapies (ASAT), Judy and her
husband, Larry, ran a macrobiotic health and wellness center in Florida prior
to their involvement with Kushi Institute.
studied with Michio Kushi and now directs Kushi Institute's Way To Health program
in addition to counseling and lecturing in southwest Florida. In 2009 she received
the Aveline Kushi Award. Her recovery through macrobiotics was one of the case
studies presented by Kushi Institute to the National Institute on Cancer.
Masiano, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher, became Kushi Institute's
cooking class assistant and chef in 2008, and is now handling the role of kitchen
manager and head chef, responsible for food ordering, menu design, kitchen scheduling
and training, and meal preparation. She has formally studied macrobiotics for
almost a decade to include graduating from Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Leadership
Experienced as a personal chef and
caterer, Amber has also managed many dual responsibilities during Kushi Institute
Summer Conference kitchens to include being team leader for the cafe and co-team
leader for cooking classes. She has worked with macrobiotic chefs Christina Pirello,
Patricio Garcia de Paredes, Mie Naka, Susan Waxman, and Jane Stanchich.
Zumdick, Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Teacher and Counselor, has been involved
in macrobiotics for over twenty-five years. A native of the Baltic Sea area in
Germany, she studied food science at the University of Muenster. Bettina has taught
macrobiotics and other mind-body-spirit related topics such as meditation, Tao
Yin Yoga and chanting throughout Europe and the United States.
the complex interconnections between mind, body, and spirit through her own healing
journey from Lyme disease, Bettina knows that it is possible to improve your health
and to deepen the quality of all your experiences in life. It is her intent to
share the knowledge and wisdom of this path for better health, vitality, and being
able to pursue your most passionate dreams in life.