2019 TEACHERS & CLASS INFORMATION

Please find information on our teachers and the classes they will offer during the 2019 Whole Health Nation Festival.

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Russell Woods

Russell Woods

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

The Secret Name of Health

Want more Health in your life? You can have it! In fact, you can have any energy that you ask your Divine self for. Health, Abundance, Discernment, Creativity, etc. The trick is you have to ask not in words, but in feelings. That's right, emotion is the language of the right brain, which is our portal for tapping into our Divine potential. In Russell’s keynote talk “The Secret Name of Health”, he will guide you through the process of asking for more Health in your life using this emotional language.

Dr. Marina Ponton-Arena

Dr. Marina Ponton-Arena

GUT HEALTH

Gut Health - why it's more important than you think. Deep in your gut, 40 trillion "good bugs" are hard at work helping you digest your meals, making essential nutrients you can’t produce on your own, protecting you from disease, and even shaping which parts of your DNA manifest and which remain dormant. When it comes to the bacteria in your gut, every time you eat, you are feeding somebody. Unfortunately, the modern industrialized diet is all too often feeding the bad guys and, just as important, starving the good. Let's talk about how we can change that and feed the good!

June Ellen Bradley

June Ellen Bradley

Culinary Medicine with Herbs  

Ever wonder if medicine can be found in the produce aisle?  YES!  Learn about some of the ways you can use common herbs and spices as a way to keep and stay healthy.  We will address some chronic issues and learn a few first aid tricks from the kitchen.  You can taste the love as we sample a few delicious treats!

Jennifer Woods

Jennifer Woods

CHAIR YOGA

The Chair Yoga class includes several core exercises, stretching, and breathing while seated - all completely doable for most people. Jennifer believes in working towards a pose rather than achieving it. It will be a gentle class, yet powerful. You'll walk away feeling refreshed and ready for your day! Jennifer's 88 year old father has spinal stenosis and swears that these exercises have made it possible for him to keep moving. Come on along!

Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mushrooms for the Nervous System

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.

Ileana Shaner

Ileana Shaner

KI BREATHING

The Ki Breathing class will introduce you to the Four Basic principles of Ki Aikido through which you will experience for yourself the natural stability, power and ease that result from using your mind and body together. These principles will then be applied to Ki Breathing, a practice that quiets the mind, relaxes and purifies the body, and stimulates circulation and oxygenation of the blood. You will discover a practice that optimizes your physical, mental and spiritual health, and deepens your sensed connection to the Earth and the Universe that sustains us.

Rodney Foster

Rodney Foster

Thrive on the Basics - Feed the Family Meal Prep 101

COO, Director of Culinary Operations- Doctor for Life Personal Professional Chef Clemson University, BS Art Institute for Culinary Arts International Sommelier Guild Certified Intergrative Nutrition Health Coach Over 30 years in the hospitality and food service industry Ketogenic, Low Carb, Diabetic meal prep specialist

Dr. David Seaman

Dr. David Seaman

Pain and Depression

 Chronic pain and depression are the leading causes of disability in America. Both conditions are caused the by the same underlying pro-inflammatory state. Learn how to reduce chronic inflammation from the first person to author a scientific article on the dietary induction of chronic inflammation. Dr. Seaman’s articles have been cited by scientists at Harvard Medical School and many other universities in America and around the world.

Jackie Woods

Jackie Woods

THE BENEFITS OF LIVING IN COMMUNITIES

Are you curious about living in community? Or, perhaps you have a vision about forming a community but don’t have the pieces to make it work? In this rare opportunity, you can ask Jackie Woods, the founder of the Adawehi Community, any question you have about community living. Jackie founded the 125-acre Adawehi Community 20 years ago in the foothills of Western North Carolina. With Jackie’s guidance, Adawehi has grown to include 50 people, 20 homes, a healing center, a conference center, an organic grocery store, greenhouses, gardens, and more. As a thriving vibrant community, Adawehi is a success story amidst the landscape of failed intentional communities that dot this country. Bring all of your questions to Jackie as this will be an interactive discussion, not a lecture.