Teachers M-Z

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Enhance – Uncover potential – discover core strengths and skills.
Clear – Identify and clear negative beliefs and behaviors.
Transform – Create positive beliefs and behaviors.

Francine is a life coach and kinesiologist practicing since 2003. She studied Touch for Health, One Brain Kinesiology and Emotional Freedom Techniques, and qualified as a life coach with the American Association of Professional Coaches in 2015. She is a Hi-Tech career advisor and gives EFT workshops to colleagues. Her aim for herself and her clients is to use discomfort to create opportunities for loving growth. Originally from Manchester, UK, Francine moved to Israel in 1993, where she lives with her Israeli Yemenite husband in Maaleh Adummim.
francine.mashraki@gmail.com

Workshop

The behavioral barometer is a central tool in One Brain Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a series of tests that locate weaknesses in specific muscles reflecting imbalances throughout the body. We will be learning and practicing a few types of muscle testing in order to use them for self understanding. Working in couples, each person will choose a goal and treat his partner using the behavioral barometer to clear physical, conscious and subconscious negative emotions to create positive beliefs surrounding his goals. 

 

 

AMY MICHELLE--CONFESSIONS OF AN AUTISTIC HARVARD GRADUATE

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Amy Michelle was diagnosed with autism at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio (USA) in 1999. This followed over a decade of false determinations of communications disorders and speech/language/learning disabilities, finally concluding in an autistic (not Aspergers) diagnosis. Amy went on to graduate from Harvard University in 2011 at age 31, a journey made harder by resistance from her parents and no financial support. Amy’s avid interest in science led her to fashion interventions for herself over many years. These included a large variety of speech and language mediations, dietary intercessions and eventually the design and fabrication of two pairs of glasses in order to make processing written language less challenging, something she no longer needs. Amy’s talk will present an understanding of what it feels like to be autistic and practical advice in how to access the advantages of autism, including how communication can work best for autistic people.

 

 

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SARA NAHEAR--CERAMACIST

Sara Nahear, our accomplished ceramicist, has participated in the Whole Health Forum each year, loaning us her creative serving dishes for a heightened esthetic experience of whole food enjoyment. This year Sara will be joining us again to offer beautiful serving platters as a complement to Chef Patrick’s gourmet fare. In addition to selling her vessels, this year Sara will be giving an exclusive pottery workshop on the behind-the-scene making of a pot. 

Sara has been creating her ceramics for the past 16 years, selling on-line and at fairs, and giving classes to children and adults.

 

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Mordechai David Naseck is an internationally known teacher, healer, shaman, yogi, mystic, reiki master, Sufi and holistic health and business consultant. Well known for facilitating life changing experiences, Mordechai David has been featured on television and radio both nationally and internationally. While pursuing his global quest for health, vitality, longevity and spiritual enlightenment, Mordechai David has studied with many masters of the world’s traditions and religions.He has presented at the world’s top resorts, spas, institutes, and centers including Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Miraval Life in Balance Resort, Kripalu Center forYoga & Health, The Omega Institute, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center,  The Ann Wigmore Institute & Foundation, Ascent of Tzfat, as well as aboard the world’s most famous ocean liner, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.  Most recently Mordechai David studied Kabbalah in the Holy Land’s mystical city of Tzfat where Kabbalah has very deep roots.  Mordechai David makes his home in Israel with his beautiful wife Elina.

Workshop: Journey through the Sefirot:

Follow the sound, the rhythm, the energy within … let it move you, let it dance you, let it take you.

Blindfold yourself so your vision is internal, give yourself to HaShem and The Shechinah, G-d, The Creator, All That Is. Let Holiness fill you as you move your body in a rhythmic dance from the core of your being. Release your inhibitions, release your thoughts, release control, release self-judgement … and surrender. Surrender to your authentic self, your pure soul and the essence of your being. Freedom awaits in this empowering inner Journey Through The Sefirot. See you in the realms!!

https://www.mordechaidavidnaseck.com/p/spring-cleaning-healing-meditation-experience

 

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Hannah Roen, LMT specializes in the healing of chronic and acute health conditions, infertility, medically incurable conditions, children’s conditions such as ADD, disabilities, hyperactivity, OCD and other chronic conditions. Bring your questions for answers to all your health issues.

Workshop:  "What's Wrong with You? Causes and Solutions for Chronic Health Problems

Understanding Causes and Solutions for Chronic Health Conditions Hannah shares her personal healing stories of serious conditions, while going in depth into the Ancient Chinese 5-Element model for understanding human health. When we know the source of illnesses, then we can determine solutions. We are meant to heal disease, not to keep it. Each illness carries a message, and the healing process brings gifts of wisdom and growth. Hannah will share an easy self-care routine to boost the health of the internal organs.

www.HealingSolutionsIsrael.net

 

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Ellen rose- AROMATHERAPY

Ellen Rosen Senor is an aromatherapist, facial yoga instructor and permaculture designer. In 2009 Ellen initiated the Ellen Rose Botanical Beauty line of hand-crafted aromatherapeutic skin care. Ellen’s purpose and passion is whole-istic natural beauty and health solutions for every challenge. She has devoted years of study and daily use to aromatherapy, yoga and reiki. Inspired by Permaculture – sustainable living—she grows vegetables & fruits, builds and teaches earthworm farms for children, composts tirelessly, and observes the miracles of nature with awe and respect. Ellen firmly believes in education for sustainability in all forms and in taking action on behalf of the planet that we call home.

Workshop: FACIAL YOGA: This class offers instruction in a holistic facelift–no chemicals, no surgery, no nonsense. Muscles properly toned and facial exercises performed in the right combination impart a powerful, elegant and balanced build to the face. Join us to learn the secrets of a natural face lift.

 

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Becky became interested in positive thinking and self-awareness after moving from Chile to Israel at age 16. She suddenly had to transition to life in a new country, a childhood blow to her self-confidence and creativity. As a young mother and wife she found herself unhappy and full of anger. Her body began to express her suffering as her right leg shortened from childhood polio that doctors had declared cured. She endured debilitating back pain coupled with digestive resistance to the painkillers she was taking regularly. 

Investigating methods for self-healing, Becky quickly understood that personal reality stems from our own thoughts. A workshop based on the positive thinking methods of Louise Hay taught her to stop blaming herself and empower change. Feelings of failure gradually disappeared. She listened to her pain to understand its message, choosing to embrace supportive and positive thoughts. 

Today Becky takes no pain medication and walks without a limp. She provides a true mirror of deep listening and simple guidance that offers solutions. Becky Rothstein is Israel's only authorized teacher trainer in the positive thinking methods of Louise Hay. Over 30 years of experience allow her to precisely identify the issues that plague people and teach them to find their answers inside.

1. Doors Closing, Doors Opening
What are your dreams and visions for the rest of your life? Clarify the only two possibilities of inner guidance–fear and love. Which one is dominant for you?

2. “Should” and “Could”
“Should” closes out our possibilities; “could” opens the way. Being aware lets us make the changes we crave to bring opportunity to our lives.

3. Negative Messages
We each hold a storehouse of less-than-good-feeling beliefs. We are the owners of our storehouse and can housekeep it the way we want. Let go and let love.

4. Inner Child
With the power of self-love and -acceptance, we learn to reframe snapshots from our past. Compassion releases our difficult stories and sets us free. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. 

5. Forgiveness
Forgiveness opens the door to love. This is the path to Whole Health.

 

 

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Leona Sampson is an author, blogger and translator. She wrote her novel, Community of Ones after losing her son to suicide. She blogs about grief and loss at: http://communityofones.blogspot.co.il/

Workshop: Stop the Struggle and Connect with Joy--Conducted with Nancy Schwartz
This workshop presents a unique triadic model to help us stop struggling with life. This model is derived from an understanding of the three facets of reality–deconstruction, maintenance and reconstruction. Understanding this model enables us to align with the natural flow of our lives, be true to ourselves and offer our unique gifts to the world. It teaches us how to align with the strength inside us and reconnect with joy. The workshop includes practical tools and processes we can use immediately to create change.

http://www.facebook.com/Navigating-Loss-without-Loss-of-Self/

 

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Tamar Schriger, nutritional mentor and clinical nutritionist, has many years of experience working in individual nutritional therapy with workshops in early childhood nutrition for parents, children and youth. Not everyone has the tools and information to make informed decisions about food and eating. To address this need Tamar established “Achla Achila” workshops to relay important messages in a fun and experiential way for kids and youth. Adult workshops present up to date research and practical tips. She has training from Brandeis University and Hebrew University in nutritional coaching, sport nutrition and motivational interviewing. Prior to her work with children and youth, Tamar supervised dietetic nursing care service for 20 years.  

Workshop: Pickling, Sprouting, Fermenting: Breaking Down Food to Build Up Nutrition
Join Tamar for a hands-on workshop to see, smell and taste the wonders of SLOW FOOD. You will learn how to nourish your body with natural, slow food goodness and health. Free gift for each participant while supply lasts.

 

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Nancy Schwartz, LMSW, is a graduate of New York University School of Social Work. She has been a trauma, loss and recovery specialist for over 14 years with extensive experience in palliative care. She has a clinical practice in both Maale Adummim and Jerusalem.http://theplace.org.il/therapists/nancy-schwartz/ .

Workshop: Stop the Struggle and Connect with Joy--Conducted with Leona Sampson
This workshop presents a unique triadic model to help us stop struggling with life. This model is derived from an understanding of the three facets of reality–deconstruction, maintenance and reconstruction. Understanding this model enables us to align with the natural flow of our lives, be true to ourselves and offer our unique gifts to the world. It teaches us how to align with the strength inside us and reconnect with joy. The workshop includes practical tools and processes we can use immediately to create change.

http://www.facebook.com/Navigating-Loss-without-Loss-of-Self/

 

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Keter is a Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor from the Breema Center in Ca. and has been practicing the Breema method since 1997 in Israel and California.  Recently she has been organizing International Breema Workshops with the Director of the Breema Center in California and instructors from Europe and Israel.  She lives on Moshav Aviezer in Emek Haela with her 5 children.  She can be reached at 052-400-5481

Workshop: Breema is the most nurturing and nourishing form of touch there is with an extremely relaxing effect on body, mind, and feelings, supporting us in every aspect of our lives! Breema offers us a tangible taste of life in the present moment as it helps us to release deeply held, "crystallized" patterns in ourselves which manifest physically, emotionally, in the way we think and how we experience life. The art of being present includes Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema exercises and the Nine Principles of Harmony. This class is for anyone who can sit and work on the floor.

 

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Andrew David Shiller, MD is a Torah Jew who made aliyah in 2015. For 20 years he has been applying principles of functional medicine, osteopathy, and mindbody medicine to address unresolved pain and chronic illness. He completed a double residence at Harvard Medical School in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and is board certified in Israel and the USA. He serves on the staff of Tel Hashomer Hospital in the Pain Rehabilitation Unit, and sees patients in private practice in Jerusalem and Modiin, as well as virtual visits worldwide. He can be reached at www.drshiller.com.

Workshop: Integrative Medicine for Auto Immune Disease in a Torah Context

The Torah asks us to affirm each day, "Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad.”   This not-so-simple phrase is pregnant with meaning and inspiration about how to cope and heal from chronic illness. We are told to trust G-d’s care of us. How does that help us respond to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, colitis, and multiple sclerosis? Can healing empower our faith? Can our faith help us heal? How are prayer and healing mirror images?

Torah sages taught us much about healing. Meditative prayer, positive intention and the kabalistic structure of our conscious and soul powers can do more than transform our neurochemistry; they can galvanize our will to make the changes that empower healing. They can help us align our will with that of G-d.  The thought, speech, and action that comprise our self-care then become part of our G-dly service.

A science-based, integrative, three-part model of auto-immune disease motivates a variety of effective self-care and lifestyle choices. It offers balance and healing for our metabolic system and biochemistry–our mechanics and structure–and activates the healing power of our mindbody relationships. It puts our efforts squarely in the center of our service of G-d according to Torah principles.

 

 

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SHOSHANA SHINNAR--PERSONAL TRAINER

Shoshana Shinnar is certified as a personal trainer with a specialization in arthritis care.  Her private practice in mobility training is called OW-to-WOW.  She teaches simple exercises using everyday household items that restore mobility, balance, strength and endurance. In this class we will perform easy exercises that help you regain what you may have lost.  No equipment needed. 

 

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ARI SINGER--VISION THERAPY

Eye and I - Yoga for the Eyes

Ari Singer is a yoga instructor and vision therapy teacher. Ari wore glasses from the age of 13 to 27 until the day he decided to get rid of them. After succeeding in improving his eyesight he now teaches others to do the same!

Workshop: In this class we'll discover how simple eye exercises and understanding of how the eyes work we can restore our eyesight, improve our vision and get rid of our glasses.

 

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Yoga is an integral part of Sarka's daily life and her way of perceiving the world. She started practicing dynamic styles of yoga, which she learnt in Europe and India, in 2004. She then discovered the enormous potential of a gentler approach to the practice during her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training inthe Prana Yoga Teacher College of Vancouver. There she experienced the power of deeply meditative Yin Yoga and received that certification. Sarka's way of teaching encourages the students to bring full awareness to the present moment, inspires them to peacefully connect through their body and breath with their true self and thus discover their own immense life potential. 

Workshop: Yin Yoga: Journey to the North Side of the Mountain
Yin Yoga merges yogistic and Taoist traditions for a practice of quiet power. Most yoga practices in the Western world tend to have a yang nature, focused on muscle work to reach a particular form. Yin yoga focuses on softness, surrender, acceptance and a meditative state of mind. Attention is drawn towards the connective tissues, of such importance to the range of motion (ligaments, tendons, fasciae, joints). Yin yoga specifically targets the lower spine, pelvis and femur joints and effectively stimulates meridians that pass through this area of body. Each posture is held for relatively long period of time (3 to 5 minutes) to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues. Yin yoga can be quite a challenging practice due to the length of time postures are held. The release of stiffness is not only on the physical level, but allows space for emotional cleansing. Other benefits are deep relaxation,  a peaceful mind and renewal of the life force. It is a great complement to a dynamic yoga practice, sports, and our sometimes hectic life. 

Suitable for all levels of practitioners, with variations to fit everyone´s needs and dispositions. Please inform Sarka about any health or other concerns you might have before the start of the yoga class.

 

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Ilana Tal loved competitive sports and swimming as a youngster in Maryland. She has made her passion for sport into a career, studying Outdoor Functional Training at the Wingate Institute in Netanya. She holds additional certifications in Core training, TRX, Fitball, and kickbox. She also holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and is a certified Animal Assisted Therapist.

Workshop: "Strength and Stability" 
This is a core strengthening workout focusing on balance. We will combine elements from pilates and yoga for a deep yet calm workout. Most of all we’ll learn to listen to our own bodies to work at a level that is just right for us.

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YUVAL TEREN--MIND READER AND COACH

Yuval Teren is a Mind Reader and Coach who began his career at the tender age of five in magic, telepathy and illusion. At the time he was considered the youngest magician in Israel. At nine, Yuval recognized his intuitive abilities to read thoughts. He currently serves in the IDF as a military mind reader–the first and only IDF soldier to ever serve in this position!

Yuval presents a unique mind reading show revealing people’s past, present and future, from their lucky number to their deepest secrets! But don’t worry, he knows what he can reveal in a show and what should stay a secret!

 

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SHOHAM WAJSMAN--FENG SHUI

Shoham Wajsman is a master teacher with the Israel Feng Shui Academy and expert in Chinese Astrology. She has been practicing the art of Feng Shui since 1996. Shoham has trained over 500 practitioners and given myriad private consultations over the last 22 years. Shoham was trained by masters from the far east like Professor Geng Ziang Zen, Grand Master Yap Cheng Hay, Mater Reymond Lo, and Roger Green, among others. 

Workshop: The Inner and Outer Home

We live most of our lives indoors. What is the influence of indoor energy on our health, sleep and relationships? Does that energy change with time and can we improve its influence?

Feng Shui expert Shoham Wajsman brings the ancient teachings of antiquity to the Whole Health Forum to explain the forces that effect our lives through the inanimate world of houses and objects, which actually are full of life and mystery.

The knowledge of Feng Shui was developed 4500 years ago during the period of the Yellow Emperor. This Eastern holistic approach that views man as one with his environment brought us the secrets of “Feng Shui,” literally Wind & Water. It remains practical and useful information to this day. This great understanding brings techniques and formulae to communicate with our surroundings in the language of form, color and material.