Faculty

Our practitioner course is unique ‚ it truly is a one of a kind in the world. The Academy of Healing Nutrition Holistic Health Counseling Practitioner course is the result of many years of accumulated experience on the part of our faculty. Every one of our visionary instructors has emerged as a pioneer of the modern day natural healing and food movement. We are passionately committed to teaching and motivating our students so that they in turn can energize the world as practitioners of Healing Nutrition and the Longevity Diet. This course teaches its students to be an educator, practitioner, and counselor woven into one.

Our dynamic faculty of international leaders in the alternative health field have an average of 25-30 years of experience. Faculty member William Tara established the East-West Community Health Foundation in London in the 1970s, one of the first alternative health centers in the world.

Our faculty has the experience over many decades to train you in the clarity and information you need to take care of yourself and your family and be effective leaders, trainers, and counselors in your community. We will show you how to establish a new career and business dynamics to create a practice in diet coaching that will simultaneously align with your own spiritual, intellectual and emotional beliefs.

Roger Green

A co-founder of one of the first alternative medicine centers in Australia, Roger Green served as director of the Australian School of Healing from 1985 to 1999. After founding and directing several private natural health clinics, Green established The Academy of Healing Nutrition with branches in New York, San Francisco, London, and Sydney.

Roger is recognized as one of the world's most innovative and dynamic teachers on modern day natural healthcare. A lively and enthusiastic teaching style, he illuminates and explores the deeper principles and underlying wisdom of an ancient philosophies and Taoist Medicine. Integrating various schools of knowledge into a creative, flexible and holistic approach, Roger is one of the most sought after educators and consultants. With twenty years of experience and practical involvement with natural healing, Roger has developed a unique ability to communicate the subtleties of Oriental thought in a profound and meaningful way.

Bill Tara

For over 35 years, Bill Tara has been an advocate of a Natural approach to health care. He was vice-president of Erewhon Trading Co, one of the first major distributors of organically grown foods in America in the 1960s and was active in the Natural Foods Movement in both America and Europe. He began his educational work in the 1960s and in 1975 founded the Community Health Foundation and the East West Centre in London, England. This centre was the largest and most active alternative health centre in Europe and served as a model for other organizations worldwide.

He has submitted expert testimony to the American Congress on diet and disease and is the author of several books on the Macrobiotic approach to health, including Macrobiotics and Human Behavior. He has given seminars on natural health care in over 20 countries and served on the faculties of the Kushi Institutes, in England and America, the Kiental Institute in Switzerland and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Melanie Ferreira

Health Educator, Writer and Nutritional Consultant Melanie Ferreira has been a pioneer in the Culinary and Healing Arts for the last 30 years and has devoted her life to the relationship between food and its effects on health.

She started her culinary training in Boston with many prominent Japanese Chefs and went on to become the Head Chef and manager of the Seven Sheaves Restaurant in London, England where she developed her cuisine based on organic, whole, seasonal, and local foods. 

Melanie continued her training in the Oriental Healing Arts with Michio Kushi, Jack Garvey, Jeffrey Yuen, Drew Divittorio, and Roger Green, incorporating many of these principles in her teachings. A pioneer in combining gourmet and healthful cuisine she was a personal chef consultant to 2 of the Princesses from the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia as well as the French actress Isabel Adjani.

Nam Singh

Nam Singh, L.Ac., O.M.D., N.C. is a practitioner of all eight limbs of Chinese Medicine: Meditation, Exercise, Diet, Herbology, Astrology, Feng Shui, Massage, Acupuncture and Moxabustion. He is a graduate of the Tai Pei Institute of Traditional Pharmacology and Acupuncture, a graduate of Wei Chuan's Culinary Institute Tai Pei, R.O.C. Taiwan, as well as a chef specializing in Chinese medicinal cuisine. Mr. Singh, formerly of China Moon and Monsoon Restaurants, has worked extensively throughout the bay area restaurant scene. He presently resides in San Francisco. Chef Singh has collaborated on two well-received books, Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine and The Chinese Immigrant Cooking.

Robert Sachs

In his dedication to seeing people receive information that is both relevant and useful to their daily living, the work of Robert Sachs covers every facet of the human experience.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Robert's most formative education in oriental philosophies and healing arts began when he moved to England during his late teenage years.  It was there that he received his B.A. in comparative religion and sociology at the University of Lancaster, began his studies with Tibetan Buddhist masters, and was introduced to the Asian healing arts with such renowned teachers as Macrobiotics master Michio Kushi and shiatsu master Rex Lassalle and began training in hatha yoga. Before returning to America in 1976, Robert was certified as a hatha yoga instructor with the All India Board and Inner London education Authority. He also completed a conventional training as a mental health counselor with the Richmond Fellowship College. A later stint in London saw Robert completing his shiatsu training with Rex Lassalle and being instrumental with his wife, Melanie, in starting the Community Health Foundation, Growing Family Center.

Marian Buck-Murray

Marian Buck-Murray is a Nutrition Coach, Healing Foods Specialist, Natural Foods Chef, and Children's Cookbook author. A graduate of the Academy of Healing Nutrition, Marian turned to AHN after decades of autoimmune illness and surgery.   It was then that she learned how to harness the power of Nature's herbs and foods to heal her adrenal exhaustion and depleted immune system. Marian now runs her own practice, Good Food Solutions, offering one-on-one coaching, workshops and seminars. She specializes helping women transform fatigue and low-immunity into vibrant, energized health.   Marian co-teaches with AHN Founder Roger Green. Her topics include Good Mood Foods, Digestive Solutions, Weight Loss Solutions, Kitchen Pharmacy and Coaching & Business Fundamentals.

Inga Bylinkina

IngaHeadNov12 2011 Inga Bylinkina is Academy of Healing Nutrition graduate and holistic wellness educator. 

She got her Masters degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University in Russia in 2001.

After moving to the United States she started noticing unpleasant symptoms in her body, which became a catalyst for her search for better health and led to studies of Daoism, TCM, Ayurveda, holistic wellness, shamanism, energy medicine, feng shui and spirituality.

After completing her studies at the Academy in 2007 she continued to persue her studies of Chinese Medicine and took two certification courses with Jeffrey Yuen -  Chinese Dietary Therapy and Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, Nam Singh's course on Tonic Elixir Making and intensive seminar on Cooking with Chinese Herbs, participated in Ron Teeguarden's Tonic Hebal Elixir Master program and got certified in Touch For Health kinesiology. She currently continues her studies of Planetary Herbology at the East West Herbal School, as well as Craniosacral Therapy with Gary Strauss.