Living Foods Lifestyle®
Welcome Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute’s online program to your home, on your schedule, on your time. Immerse yourself in the Living Food Lifestyle and learn-by-doing.
Join us for Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute’s online program, starting on Monday, October 19, 2020. For 30 days, immerse yourself in the Living Foods Lifestyle® and learn-by-doing. This online program will help you to implement lasting lifestyle changes that will impact your health for years to come. The online program will incorporate both pre-recorded instructional videos, to be viewed on your schedule, and weekly live group meetings with the Ann Wigmore teachers. This hybrid program will provide you with the flexibility to set your own schedule, while still holding you accountable. Commit to learning the foods and practices that constitute the Living Foods Lifestyle®, and the philosophy of self-reliance that underlies all the classes taught at the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute.
- Online program (30 days recommended schedule) with one year access to all videos and online content
- Over twenty hours of instructional video content
- 4, 30 minutes private consultations with program teachers to tailor the experience to your personal needs
- Exclusive Facebook community to share and collaborate
- All participants who fully participate will receive a Certification of completion, which will be applied for future discounts at the institute, assignments
- No prerequisites or prior experience required
- All levels welcome
- Language: English
Ready to reserve a spot?
No prerequisites or prior experience required. All levels welcome.
Would like to learn more?
Schedule a 15 min informational session.
- Menu, Guidelines and Suggestions
- Enemas and Implants
- Energy Soup
- Cultured Food
- Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Sauce, White Cream Sauce or Pesto
- Pumpkin Seed Paté
- Green Smoothie
- Green Juice
- Basics of the LFL
- Mindful Eating
- Activating your Lymphatic System
- Food Combining
- Food for Healing Yourself and the Planet I
- Food for Healing Yourself and the Planet II
- Food for Healing Yourself and the Planet III
- Sweet Treats
- Menu Planning
Lalita knew very early on that she had a passion for teaching and initially studied to become an elementary school teacher in her native Argentina. Parental influence directed her to another path, and she became a pharmacist. This gave her knowledge of traditional medicine and chemistry; however, her love of teaching and spirituality kept pulling her in a different direction. She turned to yoga and moved away from traditional pharmacology to what she called the “pharmacy of the kitchen,” and the power of food as medicine.
In 1991 she came to the west coast of Puerto Rico with her husband who had accepted a professorship at Mayaguez University. Lalita had become a certified yoga instructor at Kripalu in 1984, and continued teaching yoga in Rincon, Puerto Rico. There she met a woman who taught yoga at the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute.
Experiences, community, history, and purpose all converged to bring Lalita and Ann Wigmore together on July 4, 1991 when Lalita came to the AWNHI to fill in for the injured yoga teacher. As Lalita tells it, “Ann Wigmore was the first person I met when I arrived and I felt such emotion. It was like my heart was leaping inside of me.” This meeting was to lead to an extraordinary connection between them. Lalita had found her mentor and her mission. Ann Wigmore had found her successors. Lalita and Leola Brooks would become the keepers of the living foods legacy.
When she is not teaching at the Institute, Lalita travels throughout the United States, South America, and Europe teaching and sharing the wisdom and embrace of the Living Foods Lifestyle®. Thousands of students have been touched by her broad knowledge, immeasurable kindness and boundless love. Lalita knows the Universe continues to “weave the threads” of her life.
Carolyn Marin is a senior teacher and therapist at Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute (AWI) in beautiful Puerto Rico. She has been working with AWI since 2000, when she herself went to take the program. She has a masters degree in community psychology and family counseling (since 1993) and has a certification in colon hydrotherapy and reiki since 2000. She started with Iyengar yoga practice in 1993 and continued, changing her practice when she studied at AWI -Kripalu restorative yoga from 2000 to present time. This year she became a certified Sivandanda yoga teacher. Through all her studies, it’s been a important intention to work on her own individual growth and healing
After college, she worked for a non profit organization for woman with HIV/AIDS and focused her studies on foods that heal the body and alternative healing. Carolyn was inspired by her clients and learned to be a vegan chef by several apprenticeships (the omega institute and several vegan restaurants in NY). In 1998 she became certified as a raw food chef w Aris LaTham (sun fire foods) in Brooklyn, NYC. Carolyn is happily married and a mother of three boys She loves traveling and has mission to teach and inspire people to take responsibility for their own health and well-being by making changes in their lifestyle.
Kaelash Neels, Senior LFL Educator, was born in Germany in 1977 into a family that practiced yoga as a way of life. His very first job was working on a sprout farm. Gentle, healthy living was natural for him from the beginning so it was not surprising that he found his way to the Ann Wigmore Institute. In 1999, he began working there in the green house. Soon his talent as a teacher shone through and he began teaching the sprouting and planting classes and then all the food preparation classes. Today he is one of the core teachers of the Living Foods Lifestyle®. He is known for his depth of knowledge, passion for teaching, and dedication to his students. He is able to take difficult topics and make them easy to understand. His presentations are interwoven with true-life stories and humor.
While living in California, Kaelash earned a degree in Somatic Psychology from Sonoma State University. He is also a gifted Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, and Feldenkrais Practitioner. From 2015 to the present he teaches in the Yoga Therapy Training at Kripalu, MA.
Since 2005, Kaelash serves as the secretary on the board of directors of the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico. Furthermore, he is the author of the 3-DVD set Learn to Heal Yourself from Pain through Yoga Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.
Practicing yoga and meditation, living in the tropics by the ocean, windsurfing, surfing, playing the guitar, and family bring added joy to his life every day.