Working in the 1930s, Marion studied breath and relaxation in Munich, Germany, with Lucy Heyer, who had been trained by Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of body therapies. Heyer worked with her husband, Dr. Gustav Heyer, a colleague and former student of Carl Jung. Lucy and Marion did bodywork on patients who then saw Dr. Heyer for psychotherapy. The Heyers found that with the bodywork, the patients could experience their emotions more easily.
Marion had to flee Germany at the beginning of World War II. She came to America in 1940 and settled in Berkeley, California. For many years she worked as a physical therapist, first at Kaiser Medical Center and then in private practice.
The Rosen Method developed over the years that Marion practiced physical therapy. Marion observed that clients who talked about their lives recovered more quickly and did not come back again with the same problems. She watched for the interconnections between the physical posture and the emotional state of the person, and noticed how the body is a living metaphor of a person's inner state.
In the mid-seventies Marion began to teach and draw more specifically on her early training in relaxation and bodywork. As the body/mind renaissance flourished in California, students were drawn to Marion and her gentle, powerful work. Eventually, the Rosen Institute was formed and Rosen Method training centers were established in many countries around the world.
Gil Hedley earned a BA from Duke in Religious Studies, an MA in the study of Religion and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He was also nationally certified in massage therapy, and practiced structural integration as a Certified Rolfer.
Gil has been teaching a Six-Day Intensive Hands-On Human Dissection Workshops in the US and UK since 1995. He is also the producer of The Integral Anatomy Series, four feature length volumes on DVD documenting his whole body, layer by layer approach the the human form. Gil has also published many articles in national magazines, as well as a book entitled Reconceiving the Body and a book of verse, Coming Into Form.
Since 1975 Judith Delozier has served as a trainer, co-developer, and designer of training programs in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). As an original member of John Grinder and Richard Bandler's group of students, Delozier has made fundamental contributions to the field of NLP through producing a wide range of prominent NLP models. Delozier has also created NLP New Coding, which has resulted in the widespread use of a more systemic and relational approach to NLP. Delozier is the co-author of several groundbreaking books in the field of NLP, including, but not limited to, Neuro-linguistic Programming Vol. I (1980), with Robert Dilts, John Grinder and Richard Bandler, Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Vol. ii (1976), Turtles All the Way Down: Prerequisites to Personal Genius(1987), and The Encyclopedia of Systemic NLP with Robert Dilts and Todd Epstein, of (1999).
Kitzinger's professional background, her definition of and attraction to anthropology, exploring the quality of experiences, studying women in different cultural contexts, the practice of midwifery and homebirths in England, treating illness vs. feeling healthy, social construction of gender, cultural influences on experience of childbirth, changes in birth practices, the relationship between biomedical and cultural birth practices, politics and science, the possibility of being apolitical and objective, and women's decision to choose a c-section.
Jacalyn Duffin, M.D. (Toronto 1974), FRCP(C) (1979), Ph.D. (Sorbonne 1985), is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston where she has taught in medicine, philosophy, history, and law for more than twenty years. A practicing hematologist, a historian, a mother and grandmother, she has served as President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. The author of seven books and many research articles, she holds a number of awards and honours for research, writing, service, and teaching. Her most recent book is an analysis of the medical aspects of canonization, Medical Miracles; Doctors, Saints, and Healing, 1588-1999, Oxford University Press, 2009. With a team led by neuropsychologist Professor Lola Cuddy she has been involved in an award-winning research project on music and memory.
Paul Rabinow received his B.A.(1965), M.A.(1967), and Ph.D.(1970) in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He studied at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris (1965-66). He is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley where he has taught since 1978. He taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (1986) as well as the École Normale Supérieure (1997). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation Professional Development Fellowships (for training in molecular biology). He was named STICERD Distinguished Visiting Professor- BIOS Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics (2004). He is the author of Making time: On the Anthropology of the Contemporary; Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment; Essays On the Anthropology of Reason; Making PCR: A Story of Biotechnology; French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment; The Foucault Reader; Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics (with H. Dreyfus); Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco.
Astrological perspective on health and life
Brendan Feeley practices Jyotish and Ayurveda in the Washington, DC area. He began his studies of Vedic philosophy and spirituality while living in London in 1975 and this led him to the study of Jyotish and Ayurveda. He has studied with the internationally renowned astrologers from India, and is a faculty member of Sri Jagannatha Center (SJC) – USA, and the American Council of Vedic Astrologers (ACVA). He is a regular writer in international journals and a presenter at international conferences over the past ten years. He is also a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Board-certified in traditional Japanese accupuncture and Oriental herbal medicine
Tom Hurrle practices Traditional Japanese Acupuncture in Chicago. He is board-certified in acupuncture and Oriental herbal medicine. He first studied Oriental healing techniques in 1972 with the Macrobiotic teacher Michio Kushi. These studies included dietary therapy and Shiatsu massage, which he has practiced and taught since that time. His studies have also included Hatha Yoga, Zen Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, Qigong, Xing Yi and BaGua. He is a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and the Secretary of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Find out more at www.vitaldirections.com.
Practitioner of Natural and Chinese medicine and structural bodywork, and Integrative healer, Yogi, pychotherapist. Keyvan is also a writer.
Keyvan integrates Classical Chinese Medicine (herbal medicine and acupuncture), Ayurveda, bioenergetic healing, Qi Gong, bodywork and Internal Processing (inner work). He emphasizes taking self-responsibility for one's life-health through self-development, dietary and nutritional counseling, and conscious exercise.
Keyvan has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Chinese Medicine, is certified in Structural Body Therapy, and Jin Shin Do acupressure. He also has a degree in Anthropology. Keyvan is a master level certified yoga teacher with over 30 years experience and study of Asian Yogic traditions including Qi Gong and meditation.
Keyvan has extensive training in Somatic Psychotherapy. He conducts workshops internationally and offers consultations and therapy worldwide during his travels and by appointment via phone and internet. He also provides mentorship in health practices, self and spiritual development. Find out more at www.NewWorldMedicine.net www.AnthroCritic.com
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of several prize-winning books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and What to Eat. Her most recent book is Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. She writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle and blogs regularly at www.foodpolitics.com.