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The Academy of Home Staging and Design Announces New 5-Day Interior Decorator Certification Course in Los Angeles, Ca


Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

The Academy of Home Staging and Design is proud to announce it’s latest innovation in Interior Decorating training. According to Kim Kapellusch, owner and creator of several design certification courses including home staging, the program is designed as a perfect marriage of business and design fundamentals in a tactile learning setting and takes less than a week to complete the certification.

The course takes students of all levels through 5 consecutive classroom days of progressive experiential learning with hands-on projects and exercises, multiple guest speakers and intensive business acumen to complete the Interior Decorator Certification. Students will learn all aspects of running and starting an Interior Decorator business immediately upon completion. Says Kim Kapellusch of the 5-Day Decorating Certification program, “With average design training typically taking 2-4 years of college, streamlining the massive amount of content needed to be covered was a feat of absolute proportions. We are so proud of what we have developed and to be able to provide so many people who are interested in design, personally or as a career, the option to pursue that dream in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional training.”

This fast track program will feature design training that teaches students about materials, design principles, architecture and history, window treatments, lighting design and much more. The program not only teaches student about today’s design trends and requires several class projects, but it also touches on important aspects such as business acumen and how to communicate with future clients and land multiple jobs in the design industry. Every student that completes this course will become certified and graduate the program with all the business documents needed to launch a design business.

The 5 Day Interior Decorator Course will begin on October 5th- 9th 2015 in Los Angeles, Ca. Any student who signs up before July 1st will save $ 500. Seating is limited.

For More information about The Academy of Home Staging please click here. To register for The Interior Decorator Course please call 800-574-5576







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DISC Certification Now on West Coast June 4 and 5


San Deigo, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015

DISCcert, has announced its next two day DISC Certification on the West Coast to take place Jun 4th and 5th in San Diego. Corporate trainers, HR professionals and coaches will gather together to attend DISCcert’s comprehensive and highly regarded program. Each participant will be provided with resources and other tools that they can effectively implement into their training portfolio. The two-day class is designed to equip trainers and coaches with training techniques to immerse employees, staff or individuals in DISC. Trainers are also supplied with learning activities, PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans to integrate into coaching, training, and organizational development.

The company’s objective is to enable training professionals to teach DISC to key members of their organization with confidence. DISCcert’s training program is interactive as well as supportive. Classroom attendees are encouraged to work cooperatively to problem solve scenarios that are typically encountered in a company environment. The will utilize role playing, and specific exercises to build a positive and productive culture within their company.

DISC training has been proven to be effective for team building, executive coaching, management skills, conflict resolution, and sales training. Companies also use DISC as a catalyst for conflict resolution, change management, customer service, on-boarding and performance development.

“DISC is used as a method for companies to affect positive change within their organization,” says Miss Burn. “Our March 2015 – DISC Certification Class on the West Coast will help trainers teach staff members better communication skills.”

For more information, and to register for the two Day DISC Certification Program in March, please visit:


http://www.disccert.com/store/class-registration/

DISCcert offers three options for a comprehensive DISC certification program: the two-day classroom format, the in-house program and now the four-part webinar series. All three options enable organizations to save money by capitalizing on their internal training talent. The past and present financial stress has caused many organizations to reduce their training budgets and search out options for capitalizing on their in-house human resource expertise. Becoming DISC certified through DISCcert has been the choice of organizations nationwide.

DISC certified graduates who have taken the DISCcert program, quickly learn how to use the most practical DISC training tools for optimum results. As a result, trainers are able to successfully launch DISC at their organizations, as well as easily implement a reinforcement strategy to ensure ongoing positive progress and development.

Bonnie Burn is a 30-year master corporate trainer and author of Assessment A to Z, Jossey-Bass Publishing. Her expertise as a professional DISC expert and corporate trainer have led her to design the most up-to-date and comprehensive DISC Certification Program available. Through her company, DISCcert, business trainers and HR training professionals can easily gain confidence in knowing how to successfully teach DISC throughout their entire organization.

Burn is committed to ensuring that all DISC trainers and HR professionals are successful with their training in the short and long term. Here is a sampling of what one graduate is saying: “At the end of the program you will feel confident and prepared to effectively use the tool to coach and develop employees at all levels.” Others can be found at Success Stories. She has trained over 420,000 people in corporate, government and non-profit organizations.

DISCcert offers one of the nation’s leading DISC certification programs with three options for becoming DISC certified: a classroom program, an in-house session, and a live webinar format. Burn envisioned a DISC training resource company that provided practical coaching for trainers prior to, during and after the achievement of DISC certification.

The sessions are positive, engaging, empowering and an ongoing learning experience. The professionally-prepared PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, leader’s guides, and learning activities are designed so that each company or organization can customize them to fit their specific needs. In addition, DISC certified graduates receive 24/7 access to more than 200 DISC training resources, LinkedIn DISCcert Trainers’ Group and automated weekly DISC Tips.







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Fitness Instructor Certification

So you have decided that you are interested in becoming a Personal Trainer in the Fitness Industry or want to enter the industry in a related capacity. So your next logical step should be to get certified by a reputable Fitness Academy.. The fitness, health and wellness industry in India is growing strength by strength, year after year. People from all walks of life and age groups are trying to better their health and fitness & in doing so are on the constant lookout for certified, qualified Fitness Professionals. 

Therefore, it goes without saying that for you to have a shot as a fitness Personal Trainerin today’s busy and competitive world, a certification from a reputable training academy or school plays a huge role in determining whether you start big or get lost in a crowd of your peers. Hard work and determination as well as a passion for your chosen career path can only get you so far, if you don’t arm yourself with the right knowledge and education to help people achieve their goals.

The fact that people are now also getting loads of information off online portals, blogs and magazines dedicated to health and fitness and trying to up their ante, coupled with the fact that gyms are competing with each other for business means that trainers have to be up to date with the latest information in the sphere and can no longer cruise by with simply practical experience garnered by working out in gyms.

Scientific facts about Anantomy, Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology taught at reputed Fitness Academies through their courses helps you become a qualified Personal Trainer who can provide effective, safe & result oriented programs to his or her clients. This further results in more referrals for you through “word of mouth”, thus causing your procatice to take off & also allows you to charge premium rates for your services.

If you are interested in acquiring a fitness instructor certification, most big metropolitans in India like Mumbai, Pune and Delhi have established training academies that will help you find just the course you are looking for. Certifications in courses like Personal Training, Personal Training For Special Populations, Massage Therapy, Sports Nutritionallow you to become a well rounded Fitness professional with a knowledge base that is comprehensive enough to make you into a One Contact Fitness Professional for your clients.
If you are serious about your career choice it is time to get cracking and find a good institute that offers a variety of courses and workshops to enhance your career prospects.

If you are interested in acquiring a fitness instructor certification, most big metropolitans in India like Mumbai, Pune and Delhi have established fitness training academies that will help you find just the course you are looking for.
 

The Academy of Home Staging Finds Dual Certification Courses to be in High Demand


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

The New York Course is a 6 consecutive day, DUAL DESIGNATION COURSE starting on March 30th 2015. According to owner Kim Kapellusch, everyone loves the second designation that can be earned in one course. Along with the core designation of Advanced Home Staging Certification, earning the Staging Design Pro designation is included, showcasing luxury staging talents to the world. The Staging Design Pro designation, unique to The Academy, covers design techniques for the luxury design and staging market that can be applied to a home staging design business. Learn how interior decorators charge and work with clients and how to be fully prepared to add interior decorating to a Home Staging business.

The Academy of Home Staging is pleased to announce there are a few seats left for its upcoming Advanced Certification for Home Staging class that will be held in New York City, on March 30th 2015. This class will be taught by Kara Woods, owner, Staged to Move and recipient of many honors and awards in the Staging Industry.

Students that enroll in this class will learn the art of home staging from an award winning owner of a leading high-end Staging Company. In the past year, Kara Woods of Staged to Move has won 4 top industry awards:

     2013 “International TOP 100” Magazine’s Staging and Design recipient
     “Real Estate Staging Association’s 2014 Top Ten Best Occupied Stagings” North America
    “Real Estate Staging Association’s 2014 Top Ten Best Occupied Stagings” North America
    “Real Estate Staging Association’s “United States 2014 Top 10 Professional Real Estate Staging”

This is a six-day class that has additional special activities students will benefit from, including, special field exercises and speakers at the New York City Design Center.

Class sizes are limited to ensure teacher to student mentoring as needed, so sign up today by calling 1-800-574-5576. Students will learn everything they need to know to start and run their own Home Staging Business.    

Home Staging is a rapidly growing industry. The real estate industry across the country has seen significant growth in listings, prices and sales in the past year.

The Academy of Home Staging offers industry leading training that is unmatched by other Home Staging Training courses. Several key factors set The Academy’s training program apart from the rest:

     The only Advanced Home Staging Certification available
     Limited class size (8 maximum students) to provide personalized coaching and mentoring to our students by our Instructors
    Over 10 hands-on exercises including a minimum of 3 in-field exercises. These exercises are crucial to providing students a complete education and insuring the ability to successfully start and manage their own Home Staging business.
    Student and Instructor experience together, apply and discuss all solutions and approaches for all areas of the design and business aspects to a Home Staging Business.
    Student discovery and questions are encouraged in every session.
    Complete Business CD for each student upon successful completion of the class, and passing the Certification exam at the end of the class    
    Committed to the success of every student that comes to The Academy of Home Staging. Ongoing education, regular Alumni newsletters chock full of new information and tips and access to one-on-one coaching.

Interested students should call 1-800-574-5576 today to register and secure their seat in our limited enrollment classes and realize these fantastic savings! All students will be eligible to apply for our finance program.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF HOME STAGING:

The Academy of Home Staging was founded by Kim Kapellusch in 2005 in the LA, area, and has quickly become the Industries’ premier Home Staging and Redesign Certification Training Program. Today, The Academy operates in California; Dallas, TX; New York City, NY; Seattle, WA; Tampa Bay Area, FL; and Washington, DC. In addition to its leading classroom certification classes, The Academy offers a full CD based course, ongoing education and one-on-one business counseling.

For more information, call 1.800.574.5576 or visit The Academy of Home Staging.







Announcing New Barre Teacher Certification From reCharge Pilates and Barre

Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

reCharge Pilates and Barre http://www.rechargepilatesbarre.com is expanding its teacher training program and collaborating with UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation to increase its options for fitness enthusiasts. In January, the Durham, North Carolina studio collaborated with UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation to help bring popular barre workouts to its campus of over 41,000 students and faculty.

“At UNC Chapel Hill, we strive to provide diverse fitness programs for the University community. This collaboration with reCharge Pilates and Barre provides an opportunity to expand our fitness offerings,” offered Lauren Mangili, Senior Associate Director, UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation.

The reCharge® Barre Teacher Training program was created by long-time fitness professional Sloan Rachmuth. The Harvard graduate and former orthopedic surgery consultant created the intensive 20-hour course to be completed in one long weekend at the Durham studio. The reCharge® training course soon be an approved Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a continued educational course.

“This intensive barre teacher training program meets the same standards as other certifications,” explains Rachmuth. “However, the weekend timeline allows our students to begin teaching quickly. Moreover, its intensive format promotes faster learning and builds camaraderie with our students — they become friends who support each other in their professional barre-teaching careers.” Graduates of the barre certification program, including some UNC instructors, receive the opportunity to acquire 50 additional hands-on training hours as assistants in the Durham studio.

Every year, the American College of Sports Medicine polls thousands of fitness pros worldwide to predict the biggest workout trends of the year. In 2015, this ACSM poll revealed body-weight strengthening and yoga as top trends. These two formats are the main components of the reCharge® Barre method. reCharge® barre is a total-body workout designed to tone legs and glutes, and strengthen core muscles with the use of a ballet-type barre for balance and structure.

Dates for upcoming teacher training session are April 24-26, 2015, July 17-19, 2015, and November 13-15, 2015 at reCharge Pilates and Barre (Durham location).

Details are available at http://www.rechargepilatesbarre.com/#!barre-teacher-training/c1y03 or by calling (919) 525-1310.

About Us: reCharge® Pilates and Barre, North Carolina’s largest studio dedicated to Barre and Pilates, offers over 35 classes weekly. Wildly entertaining instructors, jamming music, colorized rooms, and aromatherapy add special touches to the cutting-edge studio experience. reCharge® barre teacher training program combines anatomy lessons, choreography clinics, and cueing practicums that give instructors every tool needed to teach an effective and engaging class. For more information visit http://www.rechargepilates.com or call (919) 525-1310.







DISC Certification Webinar Series Starts Feb 11


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

DISCcert has scheduled its next DISC Certification webinar series to take place Feb 11th, 18th, 25th and Mar 4th from 11am-12pm PST. Graduates of the four part series will earn certification to train DISC skills within their company and to coach clients. The four weekly one hour webinars offer an easy and effective way to obtain certification at the attendee’s location with no need to travel or take time off work. Each trainer is able to complete assigned tasks at their which include homework assignments and exercises. They will also receive private one on one coaching sessions with master DISC trainer Bonnie Burn.

Trainers are encouraged to interact with each other during the online sessions and will receive constructive feedback to improve their teaching skills. After certification, each trainer continues to receive ongoing support, mentoring and will have access to over 200 exclusive online training resources.

Companies involved with the DISC certification webinar series continually send new trainers to become certified. They have reported definitive improvements in customer and employee communication and have increased their bottom line.

Each trainer receives a personal administration website to manage DISC assessments and reports for their clients. They are given access to exclusive resources with continually updated PowerPoint presentations, learning activities and other resources to add value to their training presentations, improve their coaching skills and develop better team organizational skills.

Trainers and business development coaches, who have a desire to improve their skills, have found the DISC Certification webinar series, with personal coaching sessions, an effective way to retain what they have learned and implement it. DISCcert focuses on giving participants the confidence to teach DISC, and makes it a point to prepare each individual to introduce DISC to upper management and staff.

Companies who employ DISC training have found that their staff and employees develop a culture of cooperation that translates to better productivity. DISC has proven to be valuable teaching modality when used to support teambuilding, executive coaching, management skills, conflict resolution, sales training, change management, customer service, on-boarding, and performance development.

“Making DISC training available using webinar technology is a convenient way for trainers to add to their teaching portfolio,” says Miss Burn, “Communication and teambuilding development within a company has been shown to improve dramatically.”

For more information, and to register for both the online and classroom programs please visit: http://www.disccert.com/store/class-registration/

DISCcert offers three options for a comprehensive DISC certification program: the two-day classroom format, the in-house program and now the four-part webinar series. All three options enable organizations to save money by capitalizing on their internal training talent. The past and present financial stress has caused many organizations to reduce their training budgets and search out options for capitalizing on their in-house human resource expertise. Becoming DISC certified through DISCcert has been the choice of organizations nationwide.

DISC certified graduates who have taken the DISCcert program, quickly learn how to use the most practical DISC training tools for optimum results. As a result, trainers are able to successfully launch DISC at their organizations, as well as easily implement a reinforcement strategy to ensure ongoing positive progress and development.

Bonnie Burn is a 30-year master corporate trainer and author of Assessment A to Z, Jossey-Bass Publishing. Her expertise as a professional DISC expert and corporate trainer have led her to design the most up-to-date and comprehensive DISC Certification Program available. Through her company, DISCcert, business trainers and HR training professionals can easily gain confidence in knowing how to successfully teach DISC throughout their entire organization.

Burn is committed to ensuring that all DISC trainers and HR professionals are successful with their training in the short and long term. Here is a sampling of what one graduate is saying: “At the end of the program you will feel confident and prepared to effectively use the tool to coach and develop employees at all levels.” Others can be found at Success Stories. She has trained over 420,000 people in corporate, government and non-profit organizations.

DISCcert offers one of the nation’s leading DISC certification programs with three options for becoming DISC certified: a classroom program, an in-house session, and a live webinar format. Burn envisioned a DISC training resource company that provided practical coaching for trainers prior to, during and after the achievement of DISC certification.

The sessions are positive, engaging, empowering and an ongoing learning experience. The professionally-prepared PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, leader’s guides, and learning activities are designed so that each company or organization can customize them to fit their specific needs. In addition, DISC certified graduates receive 24/7 access to more than 200 DISC training resources, LinkedIn DISCcert Trainers’ Group and automated weekly DISC Tips.







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Uncle Sam Cereals Receives Heart Healthy Certification By The American Heart Association


Eugene, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

Attune Foods, makers of Uncle Sam, a Non-GMO Project Verified fiber and protein cereal brand, brings in the New Year with the Heart-Check mark certification from the American Heart Association® on two cereals. Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran will now feature the well-known Heart-Check mark on the packaging for consumers to easily recognize these cereals as a heart-healthy option. As individuals commit to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, Uncle Sam® is committed to upholding this prestigious honor for its better-for-you cereals.

Uncle Sam® is a 107 year-old brand most recognized for its high-fiber cereal options that are made from simple ingredients. After a review process to ensure the products met all nutritional guidelines, the American Heart Association® certified Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran as cereal options that can be a part of a heart healthy diet. The Original Wheat Berry Flakes is made from just four simple ingredients and offers 10 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per serving, and the Skinner’s Raisin Bran has 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per serving. The new recognition of Uncle Sam® cereals is not only great for consumers looking to live healthier in the New Year, but also benefits retailers that are expanding their healthy breakfast offerings with better-for-you alternatives to sugar-saturated cereals.

“We are honored to receive such a highly coveted certification by the American Heart Association®, as we pride ourselves on providing wholesome cereals that are simple and non-GMO,” said Attune Foods Director of Marketing, Rob Goluba. “For those utilizing the New Year as an opportunity to get back on track with their health and nutrition goals, we want Uncle Sam® to be the go-to choice that jump starts their mornings and nutritiously powers them throughout the day!”

Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran is available in the cereal aisle of natural and conventional grocery stores nationwide. For more information about the Heart-Check Food Certification Program, please visit http://www.Heartcheckmark.org. For more information about Uncle Sam®, please visit http://www.UncleSamCereal.com.

About Uncle Sam®:

An American original since 1908, Uncle Sam® whole grain cereals was founded by physician, Lafayette Coltrin, who had a striking resemblance to our nation’s Uncle Sam character. The line of high fiber and heart-healthy cereals is made from simple and non-GMO ingredients. Due to the healthy nutritional profile of Uncle Sam® products, the cereal is widely recommended by physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, fitness experts and healthcare professionals. For more information on Uncle Sam® cereal, please visit http://www.UncleSamCereal.com.







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DISC Certification 2015 DISCcerts Webinar Series Starts Jan 14


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2014

DISCcert has scheduled its first DISC Certification Webinar for 2015 to take place Jan 14th, 21st, 28th and Feb 4th from 11am-12pm PST. Graduates of the four part webinar series will become certified to teach DISC skills to staff members, employees or coaching clients. The certification takes place during four weekly one hour webinars and offers an easy way for registrants to participate in the comfort of their own office. Before, after, and in-between sessions, each attendee will work at their own pace to complete homework assignments and exercises, as well as receive private one on one coaching sessions.

Attendees are given the opportunity to interact with each other during each session as well as receive constructive feedback to improve their teaching skills. After certification, each graduate will continue to receive ongoing support, mentoring and have access to over 200 exclusive online training resources.

Attendees from nationally known companies, who have previously participated in the DISC training, continue to send new trainers and managers to become certified. They have reported major improvements in customer and employee communication as well as increased productivity.

Each graduate receives a customized administration website to manage client DISC assessments and reports. Grads will also have access to continually updated PowerPoint presentations, learning activities and other resources to add value to their training presentation, coaching skills and organizational development.

Corporate trainers and business development coaches, with a desire to improve their training skills, have found the four part DISC Certification webinar, with personal coaching sessions, a convenient and efficient way to retain what they learn and implement it. DISCcert prides itself in giving its participants the confidence to teach DISC, and makes a concerted effort to prepare each individual to feel confident in introducing DISC to upper management and staff.

Companies who implement DISC training within their organization, have found that it helps to create a culture of cooperation and improve their bottom line. DISC has been proven to be valuable when used to support teambuilding, executive coaching, management skills, conflict resolution, and sales training. It is also supportive to change management, customer service, on-boarding, and performance development.

“Start the New Year off and improve your training skills by learning to teach DISC within your organization,” says Miss Burn. “A DISC Certification will add value and prestige to your training portfolio,” she adds.

For more information, and to register for both the online and classroom programs please visit:


    http://www.disccert.com/store/class-registration/

DISCcert offers three options for a comprehensive DISC certification program: the two-day classroom format, the in-house program and now the four-part webinar series. All three options enable organizations to save money by capitalizing on their internal training talent. The past and present financial stress has caused many organizations to reduce their training budgets and search out options for capitalizing on their in-house human resource expertise. Becoming DISC certified through DISCcert has been the choice of organizations nationwide.

DISC certified graduates who have taken the DISCcert program, quickly learn how to use the most practical DISC training tools for optimum results. As a result, trainers are able to successfully launch DISC at their organizations, as well as easily implement a reinforcement strategy to ensure ongoing positive progress and development.

Bonnie Burn is a 30-year master corporate trainer and author of Assessment A to Z, Jossey-Bass Publishing. Her expertise as a professional DISC expert and corporate trainer have led her to design the most up-to-date and comprehensive DISC Certification Program available. Through her company, DISCcert, business trainers and HR training professionals can easily gain confidence in knowing how to successfully teach DISC throughout their entire organization.

Burn is committed to ensuring that all DISC trainers and HR professionals are successful with their training in the short and long term. Here is a sampling of what one graduate is saying: “At the end of the program you will feel confident and prepared to effectively use the tool to coach and develop employees at all levels.” Others can be found at Success Stories. She has trained over 420,000 people in corporate, government and non-profit organizations.

DISCcert offers one of the nation’s leading DISC certification programs with three options for becoming DISC certified: a classroom program, an in-house session, and a live webinar format. Burn envisioned a DISC training resource company that provided practical coaching for trainers prior to, during and after the achievement of DISC certification.

The sessions are positive, engaging, empowering and an ongoing learning experience. The professionally-prepared PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, leader’s guides, and learning activities are designed so that each company or organization can customize them to fit their specific needs. In addition, DISC certified graduates receive 24/7 access to more than 200 DISC training resources, LinkedIn DISCcert Trainers’ Group and automated weekly DISC Tips.







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Integrated Health Yoga Therapy Introduces Holistic Health Consultant Certification to Meet the Needs for a New Medical Model


(PRWEB) November 26, 2014

As part of Integrated Health Yoga Therapy’s (http://www.ihyt.org/) new Holistic Health Consultant Certification Program ( http://www.ihyt.org/#!holistic-health-consultant/cojj), IHYT welcomes new faculty member macrobiotic expert and natural health counsellor, teacher, and researcher John Kozinski (http://www.macrobiotic.com/), whose unique macrobiotic program for health, in the spirit of IHYT’s own integrative philosophies, combines “the best of eastern and western approaches to food, nutrition, health, and healing with a contemporary interpretation.”

John Kozinski brings vast experience having taught and counselled over 38 years both in his own Macrobiotic Family Practice and as a senior faculty member at an international natural health institute with over 27 years uninterrupted tenure (1986-2013). He has aided thousands of people in their recovery from/improvement within a wide variety of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, diabetes, hypoglycemia, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and mood disorders. He also trained many macrobiotic teachers and counsellors working in the field today. He has appeared on television and radio, written numerous articles on the topic of natural health and healing, and created an extensive series of macrobiotic health education CD’s and DVD’s. John maintains a teaching and counselling practice in Massachusetts while travelling extensively to assist in natural health programs and counselling.

John’s macrobiotic program for health draws on his wealth of experience and research, truly flowing from the holistic notion of whole body health and healing. It carefully interweaves strands of Chinese medicine, modern nutrition, allopathic medical approaches, Ayurvedic medicine, eastern and western herbal remedies, the energetic healing arts of Quigong/Do In and yoga, and his ongoing practice and teaching of shiatsu massage. Both conventional and alternative healing modalities have been a part of his sweeping, meticulous, ongoing research and study as he works to incorporate and integrate best practices concerning natural health care methodology and diagnosis.    

The term Macrobiotics refers to a philosophy of living applied to diet, lifestyle, and healing therapies to not only address individual conditions but to help optimize each person’s ability to create, in the course of life, their own greatest experience of physical and mental health. While its philosophies and practices were developed and popularized in Japan although based also upon Chinese traditions such as principle of balance known as yin and yang, it is important to understand that macrobiotics represents the way all indigenous cultures ate, and to a large extent, the way most populations on the planet ate prior to the industrial revolution. Modern Macrobiotics originated with George Ohsawa who introduced these oriental philosophies and practices to the West in the mid-20th century. Among his disciples was Michio Kushi who was instrumental in developing and refining North American Macrobiotics practice out of Massachusetts through the Kushi Institute.

Balance is the key element in Macrobiotics practice, but on a more basic level it presents a dietary model in which grains (preferably whole) and vegetables (preferably local) dominate and other foods play a minor role or are avoided completely. This latter group includes meats, animal fats, eggs, poultry, dairy products, refined sugars, tropical fruits and fruit juices, coffees and stimulant teas, hot spices, processed foods and refined grains and flours. The middle of the pyramidal model includes beans, seeds, nuts, and natural sweets in moderate amounts. The model is a basic representation of a more complicated system in which all foods inherently express a level of both yin and yang, with some being more balanced than others. Whole grains and vegetables represent the most inherently balanced foods, but through knowledge and practice a healthy Macrobiotic diet can also achieve balance through the juxtaposition of contrasting yin and yang foods within the same meal. Relaxed eating and proper chewing are also important aspects of a healthy Macrobiotics diet.

Diet may be the key element of Macrobiotics but Macrobiotics is not limited to diet. Sleep, exercise, exposure to fresh air, sunlight, and green plants, right down to intricate details about how we wash, dress, and order our homes and meals all find a place in Macrobiotics philosophy and practice as part of seeking a balanced lifestyle in which to maximize one’s experience of physical and mental health.

Integrated Health Yoga Therapy, both through its new Holistic Health Consultant Certification Program, and its addition of Macrobiotics expert John Kozinski to the IHYT staff, is dedicated to helping educate those to who want to help others find their best selves and live their best lives. For other exciting certifications and workshops, from bodywork and massage to yoga therapy, check out http://www.ihyt.org/#!training-programs/cnnj.

About Integrated Health Yoga Therapy

IHYT is a yoga therapy school for a wide range of health professionals whose practices might benefit from the skill-sets and philosophy underlying therapeutic yoga. Yoga therapy is becoming more and more recognized and utilized by the medical-scientific community as a safe and effective complementary therapy and treatment in a wide range of conditions. IHYT offers a carefully selected curriculum of evidence-based educational programs taught by faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, as outlined on our website at http://www.ihyt.org/







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