Past Events


Run Away to Iceland 2017 - Alchemy, Workshops, Events & Tours

Save the date: July 7-17

Join us in Iceland in the middle of Summer for workshops on Practical Alchemy, Sacred Geometry, Geomancy and Toaist Herbal Medicine, along with tour days exploring Iceland's pristine landscapes.


Germany's Rhine River Wine Country Tour

Discover the Mysteries, Geomancy, Legends, Nature, Wine and Food of one of the most enchanting regions of the world

July 22 - August 3

A soulful, romantic 10-day journey (with an optional beginning in Prague)

Join in the camaraderie at the famous wine valleys of the River Rhine beginning

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Workshop with Inga Bylinkina

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 2-5 pm

Location: Different Directions

417 West 57th Street (lower level)
(between 9th and 10th avenues)
New York, NY 10019

Cost: $25


Come explore the ancient Chinese Medicine concept of flowing in harmony with the seasons. Learn effective strategies for maintaining a strong digestive function and a healthy immune response as we transition from the hot vibrant summer into the cold dormant winter. Inga Bylinkina will show us how to make the traditional Chinese healing dish called Congee, or Jook, with rice and a combination of Chinese medicinal herbs, as well as an Herbal Elixir with the superpower to protect you from any external pathogen.

Come experience "Food as Medicine" and get valuable tips on staying in top shape during the unstable seasonal shifts of this time of year. Autumn is an important phase which in Chinese Medicine corresponds to the Earth Element. And, as the rainy months settle in, the Metal Element takes its place. This 'hinge' between the warm and the cold seasons is a time to take special care of our digestive and immune systems. Our bodies and souls have to make the adjustment from the abundant sun and buoyancy that is Summer, to the more withdrawn experience of Winter. The function of the digestive system often becomes deficient in the fall and we are more vulnerable to catch a cold or flu. Gastro-intestinal conditions are common at this time of year, as are allergies and upper respiratory troubles. Taking extra care and eating well to prevent disease and ward off the air born viruses become our main focus now.

There will be tastings and handouts with recipes. Inga Bylinkina is Co-Director of the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York City and a Healing Nutrition Coach.


Workshop with Inga Bylinkina 

Date: Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Time: 2-5 PM
Different Directions

417 West 57th Street (lower level)
(between 9th and 10th avenues)
New York, NY 10019

Cost: $25

The Taoist tradition has used tonic tea blends made from medicinal mushrooms and herbs for thousands of years to promote health and longevity. Inga Bylinkina, co-director at Academy of Healing Nutrition, will show us how to prepare delicious, supercharged drinks by combining high-nutrient tonic tea elixirs with powerful superfoods.

Adaptogenic tonic herbs, blended with superfoods, make drinks that are significantly high in anti-oxidants, essential minerals, vitamins, and micro-elements which help us meet the daily stresses and challenges of our modern life style. We will learn how traditional Taoist herbal teas can enhance the immune system, provide deep nourishment for the brain and nervous system, and  improve our complexion in the process!

After a brief introduction, Inga will demonstrate how to make a hot Taoist Tonic Tea, a  simple alcohol based Taoist Herbal Elixir, a Super Summer Lemonade, and a blended drink of tonic teas with superfoods that is a Coffee Addict's Delight.  Inga will discuss different options to replace coffee or make coffee less acidic and harmful to the adrenals. 

There will be tastings and handouts with recipes.



Free lecture by William Tara


Date: Friday, May 16th 
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Theosophical Society

240 East 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY
Between 2nd and 3rd avenues: 
subway at 51st /53rd / Lexington: 6 E M trains

Cost: Free

Our emotional life is a tapestry woven from of a variety of internal and external factors. Our state of physical health is often ignored in our quest to understand our emotions and yet it is fundamental to appreciating how we react and respond to the world around us. This evening provides an opportunity to explore this relationship through a blending of modern insight and ancient wisdom.

  • How does the food we eat affect the function of the organs?
  • How does blood quality affect consciousness?
  • What is the relatonship between our emotional environment and our health?
  • What insights into emotional health does macrobiotics offer?

Bill Tara is one of the worlds most experienced macrobiotic educators. His teaching is based on over 45 years of experience as a health consultant, seminar leader, author and natural health activist. He has been invited to 22 countries to teach his Human Ecology approach to macrobiotics. He was the first western writer to explore the Chinese system of the Five Transformations in its applicaton to emotion. He is the author of Macrobiotics and Human Behaviour, Natural Body-Natural Mind and editor of Your Face Never Lies by Michio Kushi.


June 3-12, 2016: The Alchemy Of Prague 

"10 days of absolute fun in one of the most beautiful and magical cities in the world"

We have an incredible line up of presentations, trainings, workshops, a conference and tours all beginning on the evening of June 3rd.

The setting is perfect for one of the foremost alchemical teachers in the world, Aurelius Electrum (Paul from Canada), to conduct his workshop. We will set up a practical alchemical lab with its array of beakers, vials and fires and take you through the process of making plant medicines in the traditional way, full of its extracted life forces.  

The following weekend will be a gathering for the International Healing Water Technology Symposium.  Experts from all around the world will present their cutting edge ideas on the power and magic of water, hydrogen and oxygen.

In-between the two major educational weekends, we have a week of intriguing walking tours of Prague, a river cruise party, day trips to old Bohemia and lectures on the history of the Alchemy of Prague and an Enochian-Ophanic-Angelic language ritual workshop! 

It does not get better than that!

Book by April 1st to receive major discounts.

Bookings and information:

Roger Green - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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May 14, 15, 16  - Zhou - Tian Qigong Retreat in Prague, Czech Republic

Longevity Practice Through the Power of Tao with Nam Singh Tao Shi

This Taoist Longevity Practice is a Shamanic form of Qigong, offering great benefits from regular daily practice. In this unique seminar and workshop, you will be empowered with practical knowledge for daily practice. 

Couse schedule will include the following:


  • What is Taoism?
  • Nameless way
  • View teachings
  • Adepts
  • Methods with a view: Wu Wei Dao
  • The Principle

Three Treasures Practice Workshop

  • Setting and eating
  • Sitting: Zuo Wang means “setting and forgetting”
  • Moving: Inner Workings
  • Why sitting, moving and eating?
  • Master Li Ch’ing Yuen Longevity Exercises

 Nam Singh, O.M.D., N.C. is a practitioner of all eight limbs of Chinese: Medication, Exercise, Diet, Herbology, Astrology, Feng Shui, Massage, Acupuncture and Moxabustion.  An Ordained Taoist Priest of the Dragon Tiger (Longhu) Sect, a member of the Dragon Gate sect and a student and practitioner of the Zheng Yi Tao (Orthodox Celestial Masters lineage).  Mr. Singh is a graduate of the Tai Pei Institute, R.O.C. Taiwan as well as a chef specializing in Chinese medicinal cuisine.  Formerly of China Moon and Monsoon Restaurants in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. As a chef, Nam Singh has collaborated on two well-received books, “Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine” and “The Chinese Immigrant Cooking.”  He is currently living in San Francisco, California, conducting classes in cooking with Chinese herbs, cooking with the teas of China, and practicing and teaching religious taoism from its shamanic roots. He is a faculty member of the Academy Healing Nutrition and teachers on their practitioner training courses in New York and Prague.

Bookings and information:

Jana Kriváňová - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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April 15, 16, 17  - Evening Talk + Weekend Workshop with Nam Singh

Cooking with the Teas of China

Friday, April 15 

Nam Singh will give an introductory talk on cooking with the Teas of China.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Fee: $20

April 16-17

Throughout the weekend there will be talks, tastings and demonstrations. Nam Singh will be cooking a variety of recipes using tea. Come and experience these unique recipes. This is a topic that is rarely covered, and only a teacher that had a real cutural immersion such as Nam Singh can teach it!

Time: 9:30am - 5pm both days

Venue: 242 East 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10022

Cost: $350 - Saturday and Sunday (includes evening talk on Friday)

 $175 Saturday only

For centuries China has recognized green tea and the teas of China as one of nature’s most powerful healers.  Nutritional research confirms that it has remarkable preventative properties, and may aid against cancer, heart disease and many other health problems.  Packed with antioxidants, it is delicious as it is healthful.

In this seminar and workshop Cooking with the Teas of China, accomplished chef and Academy faculty member Nam Singh will show you how to put potent protectors to work in your cooking. He introduces different types of teas, and explains why green tea and other teas are the most healthful and flavorful.  They are also extremely versatile and he will present recipes, among them soothing soups, rich sauces and exquisite entrees. 

If you ever wondered how to use green tea and other teas from China in another way other than brewing, this is the workshop for you.  Experience one of the most powerful and functional of healing plants in your diet and enjoy it while experiencing its attendant health benefits.

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March 18-20, 2016: New Life Expo in NYC!

NEW LIFE EXPO is a big 2.5 day event in New York City that takes place twice a year. We will have a table at this fantastic event and will be happy to meet you and chat about healing with nutrition and ways we could support your health and career goals. 

We will have a guest from Canada at the table - Paul Harris - an adventerous researcher, inventor and practitioner of achemy. He will be demonstrating a ground-breaking new technology called Theraphi Plasma Device and you can experience it's healing powers for yourslef! Paul Harris will also be giving talks at the expo, presenting a rare opportunity to learn about up and coming healing technologies from someone who is directly involved in their development and testing.

You can find our table under “Academy Healing Nutrition” - Table 213

Paul Harris Talks schedule:

  • Friday, March 18,  6pm (Room A ,1st Floor)
  • Sunday, March 20,  1pm (Room B, 1st Floor)

The Expo takes place in the Penn Plaza Pavillion:

401 7th Ave New York, NY 10001

For more information on the expo, presenters, participants and to purchase your pass go to:

For a complete program of the event, download the printable schedule here:

 March 25, 26, 27, 2016  - Experience Plasma Health: The Theraphi Device

Natural Pain Relief, Longevity, Rejuvenation and Reduction of Degenerative Disease

Join inventor Paul Harris (from Canada) for a weekend demonstrating the new Theraphi Health Device.

Friday, March 25 

Paul will give a talk and demonstration of the revolutionary Theraphi machine.

Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm

March 26-27

Throughout the weekend there will be talks and demonstrations. You can try out the device yourself free of charge!

Time: 10am - 4pm 

Venue: 242 East 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10022

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               New York City, April 11-13, 2015

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A weekend workshop with an optional extra Advanced Monday guided and taught by Aurelius Electrum from Canada.

This three day event (with the option of just the first two days) will provide an in-depth look at both inner and external alchemyutilizing a wide spectrum of alchemical teachings including Eastern Vedic and Taoist as well as the Western Hermetic Traditions.

We'll look at various laboratory apparatuses, their description, set-up and use, as well as laboratory safety.

Working with the plant kingdom through the art of distillation, we'll create an alchemical menstruum as well as an essential oil for use in future alchemy courses.

The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundation for a physical, mental and spiritual understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of Nature.

This is a practical workshop. We are setting up an alchemy lab so you can witness the complete experience of making plant medicines and Ormes. Participants will take home a bottle of rectified mercury from the plant kingdom and a bottle of Ormus.

You can just attend the first two days with the option of the Monday. In the weekend we will complete the Ormes making and tinctures. Monday will be a continuation plus will cover advanced themes.

Day One: April 11th

o Alchemy Philosophy, Theory and Practice
o Types of Alchemy
o Laboratory Safety
o Lab Equipment
o Distillation Setup
o Rectification the Spirit of Essence of Rosemary
o Three Alchemical Principles in the Three Realms
o Alchemical History
o Nicholas Flamel
o Paracelsus
o John Dee and Edward Kelly
o Isaac Newton

Day Two: April 12th

o Introduction to Ormus
o Wet Method Demonstration
o History of Ormus and Monoatomic Elements
o Ormus Production Methods
o Ormus and Agriculture
o Ormus and the Ancients
o Complete Wet Method Demonstration
o Learn how to make your own Ormus at home.
o Participants will take home a bottle of Ormus.

Day Three: April 13th

o Herbal Tincturing
o Essential Oil Distillation
o Calcination
o Planetary Correspondences
o Spagyric Herbal Elixirs
o Preparation and Uses of Herbal Elixirs
o Seven Planetary Elixirs
o Preparing for the Mineral Work
o Kabbalah
o Bottling of Products
o Future Course Summary

Save the dates!

WHEN: April 11-12 (+ Optional April 13 workshop)
WHERE: 240 East 53rd Street, New York, NY
TIME: 9:30am - 5pm each day

2-day WORKSHOP COST: $300 
Optional Monday workshop: $150

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NOTE: There is an Introduction to Practical Alchemy evening talk on Friday, April 10th, with wine, cheese and finger food. This is a good chance for you to get a sneak peak at this weekend Alchemy workshop, meet our alchemist Paul "Aurelius Electrum", network and socialize with some of our Academy Healing Nutrition students. 


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What is ORMUS or ORMES

It is believed that ORMUS elements are an integral part of our physiology, from our skin, nails and hair, all the way to the blood, brain and the rest of our organs, and into the DNA structure itself. Where there is plentiful ORMUS in the body, surprisingly rapid healing of damaged skin and muscle tissue with minimal scarring takes place.

ORMUS is thoughtfully adapted and developed from ancient alchemy wisdom. In this weekend class we will show you how to make it at home from sea water (using sea salt), and at the end of the weekend you will have a small bottle of ORMUS to take home, along with the special rosemary tincture we will be making in class.

Paul (Aurelius) will also demonstrate many other remarkable healing products.

"Out of all my travels, I have never come across anyone who has such a depth of knowledge about plant medicines and how to make them. Paul will show you how to set up an alchemical lab at very low cost and how to make tinctures and spagyrics the old alchemical way, capturing all of the life essences. You can make these powerful remedies at home, saving $$$ over a life time, at the same time re-connecting with a deep understanding of nature's healing. Incorporated into this weekend is the art of ormus making. This is the most cutting edge of nutrition and nobody knows about it except a few. It is starting to be a good developing cottage industry in USA and Australia. In my opinion, ormus will be in every superfood item and skincare product in the next 5 years."

- Roger Green
Founder and Director
Academy of Healing Nutrition

Benefits and observable effects of ormus include:

- clarity of thought
- improved mental focus
- heightened senses
- reduced fatigue
- improvement in skin firmness and skin tone, reduced pigmentation

Ormus regulates blood sugar, supports healthy immune function, promotes deep hydration,
encourages longevity and radiant vitality.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

with Taoist Healing Arts Master

Nam Singh

April 14-15, 2012 New York City



Medicine and food are of the same origin. ~ Chinese saying

Learn how to make Chinese herbal remedies. 

Discover Internal Alchemy and Medicine based on the Taoist way of taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

The Chinese have used herbs for many centuries. Tens of millions of people in China use them regularly to maintain or build their health.  A large and rapidly growing number of Westerners have discovered these incredible herbs and are now using them with great benefit. The rich knowledge of Chinese herbs is not only a treasure of China, it is also a treasure of human culture. In this weekend Nam Singh will give a simple, yet not superficial introduction to Chinese herbal knowledge for people who cannot read Chinese.

Health Coach Training

Health Advocate and Leadership Training Intensive with Bill Tara

               Scotland - September 4th - 9th, 2012

health advocate intensive workshop

This seminar will focus on the details of counseling and communication skills so essential for effective consultation, coaching and teaching. The course is open to those who have completed the Health Coach Training or any course in natural health care who is serious about continuing in professional practice.

Over the four days residential you will have the opportunity to develop coaching and counselling skills as well as developing a deeper understanding of the role of emotion in the healing process, the use of creative visualization and how to run support groups that really empower people in the healing process.

Bill will share his experience in:

  • Health Coaching, Consulting and the Shamanic Tradition
  • Finding your personal Action Platform
  • Developing Coaching and Leadership Skills
  • Communication skills in counselling
  • Using Visualization in healing
  • Establishing Healing Circles and Support Groups

Alchemy Workshop

Monoatomic Trace Elements - The Cutting Edge of Superfood Nutrition

               New York City, November 19-21


A weekend workshop with an optional extra Advanced Monday guided and taught by Aurelius Electrum from Canada.

animal sunIn this practical alchemy course we will learn the history of Hermetic Mysticism and the techniques used by the fathers of modern chemistry, herbology and medicine. We'll look at various laboratory apparatuses, their description, set-up and use, as well as laboratory safety. This weekend followed by its optional Monday workshop, will provide a wide spectrum of alchemical teachings.

Join us in uncovering the ancient history and modern use of this unique state of matter. ORMUS, or m-state materials, are thought to be the precious metal elements in a different atomic state. Aurelius Electrum is an eclectic researcher and educator from Canada who has spent the last twenty years studying various forms of esoteric knowledge and phenomena including Alchemy and Sacred Geometry.

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