26th Annual Health Classic Seminar

Join Dr. Lawrence Kushi, Dr. Terry Shintani, Dr. Gordon Saxe, Dr. Dale Figtree, Warren Kramer, Bob and Melanie Sachs, and many other health and environmental teachers for the 2016 Health Classic at the La Casa De Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California. Choose from over forty health, lifestyle, nutrition, cooking and exercise workshops and classes while enjoying the Health Classic's gourmet, organic, vegetarian cuisine in California's premier coastal town.

Join Dr. Lawrence Kushi, a nutritional epidemiologist, who has been involved in many studies on the role of diet in cancer. He is the Principal Investigator of a large study funded by the National Cancer Institute that examines the role of diet, use of alternative therapies and other factors in breast cancer recurrence and survival. Dr. Kushi is also the son of Michio and Aveline Kushi, who were two of the leading proponents of macrobiotics. His presentation will focus on the seemingly contradictory, but actually complementary nature of what we know about food, nutrition and cancer from these perspectives.

is a professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Complementary Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is also President and Co-Founder of the Hawaii Health Foundation, which promotes health through an integration of universal principles embodied in traditional Hawaiian healing principles with modern medical science. Dr. Shintani is the author of several books, including the groundbreaking Hawaii Diet, The Peace Diet, and Eat More, Weigh Less Diet.

is an assistant professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, and the Research Director for UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Saxe is also a clinical researcher who, as the result of his father's illness, developed a deep interest in whether diet and lifestyle changes could be used to prevent or treat cancer. His extensive research has included studies of cancer of the breast, prostate and pancreas and has been supported in part by grants from the NIH and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Saxe has also studied macrobiotics and Chinese medicine. He has a clinical practice in nutrition oncology and preventive medicine in San Diego, California.

Thursday 6/1

(C) = cooking class
(W) = workshop

* = "Way of Life Studies Program"
** = General Audience Course - suggested as part of "Way of Life Studies Program"

11:00am - 8:00pm Registration
1:30 - 3:00 LUNCH
3:00 - 4:00 Group Hike - Larry Cooper
4:00 - 5:00 Shiatsu -Pamela Buonanotte 
Do-In -Vesna Cupara-Peters 
5:00 - 6:30 On Being Healthier ** -Warren Kramer  
Yoga - Rachel Petkus, LAC 
6:30 - 8:00 DINNER
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome - Larry Cooper
8:00 - 9:30 Real Nutrition -Warren Kramer 
Stress Management & Breathing -Anna Shay McEntee&
8:00 Capitalize Breathing in Stress Management & Breathing -Warren Kramer
8:00 Why Health Conscious People (and Teachers and Caregivers) Get Illnesses?
Warren Kramer


Welcome Gathering

Friday 6/2
7:30 - 8:30 Yoga Pamela Buonanotte 
Tai Chi - Anna Shay McEntee 
8:30 - 9:30 BREAKFAST
9:30 - 10:30 Introduction to Yin/Yang * - Kaare Bursell
9:30 - 11:30 The Kidneys: Key to Our Vitality - Warren Kramer
11:30 - 1:00 Ocean Visit - Larry Cooper
Nature Walk - Lorenz Schaller
Energy Break For Prolonged
Periods Of Sitting - Anna Shay McEntee
1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 - 4:00 Introductory Macrobiotic Cooking ** (C)
   Kaare Bursell
Acid Alkaline Balance:
The Biological Foundation For Health
   Ronald Peters, MD
4:00 - 5:30 Way of Life Studies Panel Kaare Bursell, & Warren Kramer with Larry Cooper
Yoga - Rachel Petkus, LAC
5:30 - 7:00 Older and Never Old
    Catherine Albanese, PHD
Sharing Group
    Warren Kramer And Larry Cooper
Barefoot Shiatsu - Anna Shay McEntee
7:30 - 8:00 DINNER
8:00 - 9:30 An Evening with Dr. Ronald Peters- Ronald Peters, MD
Thai Massage - Rachel Petkus, LAC

Saturday 6/3
7:30 - 8:30 Yoga - Pamela Buonanotte
Qi Gong - Rachel Petkus, Lac
8:30 - 9:30 BREAKFAST
9:30 - 10:30 Five Elements * Kaare Bursell
9:30 - 11:30 Women's Health Workshop (W)
Ronald Peters, MD
Comprehensive Visual Diagnosis (W)
Warren Kramer
10:30 - 11:30 Macro. Approach to Disease* - Kaare Bursell
11:30 - 1:00 How Healthy are You? Jessica Porter
Home Remedies Kaare Bursell
11:30 - 1:30 Herb Walk and Slide Show Lanny Kaufer
1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 - 4:00
Pickles and Condiments (C) - Eric Lechasseur And Sanae Suzuki
Women's Health Workshop (W) - Dale Figtree, PHD
Cancer: What are the Causes Within
Body and Mind?
Ronald Peters, MD
4:00 - 5:30
Doctor's Panel - Ronald Peters, MD, & Gordon Saxe, Md, With Larry Cooper
Women's Sharing Group
Dale Figtree, PHD

5:30 - 7:00
How to Lick the Sugar Habit - Warren Kramer
Yoga - Dana Karpain
7:00 - 8:00 DINNER
8:00 - 10:00 Maize: Secret Grain of the Heart
    Lorenz Schaller
An Evening with Dr. Gordon Saxe- Gordon Saxe, MD
25th Annual Health Classic Party


Sunday 6/4
7:30 - 8:30 Yoga - Rachel Petkus
Pilates -Anna Shay McEntee
8:30 - 9:30 BREAKFAST
9:30 - 11:30
In Context-Extended Study (Part I) Warren Kramer
Cooking for Health & Healing (C) Kaare Bursell
11:30 - 1:00 Order of the Universe (W)- Kaare Bursell
Bringing it Back Home- Warren Kramer And Larry Cooper
Shiatsu- Pamela Buonanotte
1:30 - 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 - 4:15
In Context - Extended Study (Part II) - Warren Kramer
Workshop with Dr. Peters (W) - Ronald Peters, MD
4:15 - 5:15 Closing Ceremony - Larry Cooper

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Please call Larry Cooper at Health Classic office for more information and registration at
(805) 898-0089