Programme Leader on Penninghame Process (Primal), Group Leader and Assistant on Truth & Consequences

Ray Butler

Ray Butler is a very successful entrepreneur and a businessman, keen yachtsman (he has sailed the Atlantic twice!) and a compassionate Course Leader in several of Penninghame Foundations courses.
Ray Butler’s personal inner journey and deep transformation has made him passionate about the emotional health and wellbeing of other people. He has been trained by some of the world leading pioneers in personal development, (including Bengt Stern – Meet Yourself Process, Cliff Barry – Shadow Work, Aneesha Dillon – Body Work, Rahasya & Nura), and is continuing to do so whenever the opportunity arises. Ray has been also trained at the Oneness University in India.
Being a member of business community himself and deeply aware of the challenges in today’s business world Ray’s interest lies in helping business people to apply integral approach to life while integrating intuition and inner guidance into everyday decision making.
Ray’s friendly, unassuming and down to earth manner, combined with a solid trustworthiness, compassion and integrity creates a powerful presence for assisting personal healing and inner transformation.

Founder of Health Programmes, Group Leader on Penninghame Process (Primal) and Truth & Consequences

Marie Butler

Following her successes in the restaurant and natural food consultancy business, Marie Butler, co-founder of Penninghame Foundation, has a wealth of wisdom about the health benefits of nutrition and food. Marie has long been educating others on how to use food to strengthen the body, prevent sickness and disease and on the reverse, support the body in its healing efforts if someone is suffering from illness.
‘Food as Medicine’ is a principle that Marie has strongly advocated for the past twenty years. Marie discovered the power of food as medicine as a young woman, when she healed herself from a persisting skin complaint, supported her mother in fighting terminal disease, and continued successfully resolving health problems in her environment purely through changes in people’s diet.
Moreover, keen to help fight the rapidly growing health crisis, Marie is writing a cookbook, manifesting healthy food as glamorous, tasty and exciting and dispelling the longstanding perceptions of it being boring and complicated.
Like her husband Ray, Marie Butler has also been trained by charismatic Swede, Dr Bengt Stern and other world known leaders in the field of personal development. Being trained at the Oneness University in India.
Marie Butler brings a dynamic, life affirming presence to all those she meets.
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Director of Penninghame’s Health Programmes and Program Leader on Penninghame Health Weeks & Mini Breaks, Executive De-Stress Program & The Macriobiotic Coach Study Program

Bill Tara

Since 1967 Bill Tara has been an active advocate for natural heath care.  He was the Vice President of Erewhon Trading Company, one of America’s first national distributors of organic foods, and was a co-founder of Sunwheel Natural Foods in London, England. He has been a health counsellor, teacher, author, entrepreneur and creator of health education centers in Europe and North America.  His innovative and creative teaching of traditional approaches to health, healing and personal development have taken him to over twenty countries as a seminar leader.  He has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows in England, America and Australia speaking on Dietary policy and the environment.

In 1975 he founded the Community Health Foundation in London England, a Charitable Trust that was the largest natural health education center in the world.  Together with Michio and Aveline Kushi, he was a founder of the Kushi Institute and served as Executive Director of the institute programs in London, England and Boston, USA.  Bill has served as a senior faculty member for the Kiental Institute in Switzerland and the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He was Chairman of the European Macrobiotic Assembly for four years and served as Chairman of the North American Macrobiotic Congress for two years. In 1975 he edited and published, Your Face Never Lies, based on the teachings of Michio Kushi, which continues to be one of the most popular books on Oriental Diagnosis. In 1985 he published Macrobiotics and Human Behavior, the first book by a Westerner on the Chinese theory of the Body/Mind connection. His latest book, Natural Body / Natural Mind is available on Amazon.

He most recently served as the head of Natural Therapies at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Albir, Spain, awarded the “Best Medical Spa” by Conde Nast publications.

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Programme Leader on Penninghame Health Weeks, Women’s Health Weeks & Mini Breaks, Executive De-Stress Program & The Macriobiotic Coach Study Program

Marlene Watson-Tara

For over 30 years Marlene has been active in all aspects of health and wellness alongside her ‘day-job’ in sales and marketing and working as a sales agent for Reebok, the sportswear giant.

Her personal life changed radically after a riding accident broke her back.   Reclaiming her health after years of pain inspired her to move once more into the field of health education with renewed passion and commitment.  Her book, The No Nonsense Guide to Healthy Living is the result of Marlene’s life experience and working with clients seeking to revitalize their lives.

In addition to her work as a health educator, macrobiotic counsellor and cooking teacher, running women’s health workshops, she teaches and incorporates Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Chi Ball, and deep relaxation into her daily life.

Marlene has been teaching in various parts of Europe, America and Australia over the last decade.   She has a list of clients ranging from the movies and arts to members of royal families.  In the last 3 years she has been teaching chef’s the arts and skills of macrobiotic cooking.   Her dietary advice draws from the fields of macrobiotic nutrition, her studies in Traditional Chinese medicine and common sense.  Her favourite saying – “If you don’t look after your body, then where are you going to live”

Marlene teaches alongside her husband Bill Tara. Her new book Living with the Seasons/ The Human Ecology Diet with be available in May 2011.

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Angela Agrati-Prange

Italian born Angela has always had a passion for food, health and vitality. From studying in the United States, under the expert tuition of Japanese world class chefs, Angela started to learn the in-depth skills and benefits of whole food and macrobiotic cooking.

Angela put her knowledge and talents to good use for the next twenty years across Europe.  She taught cooking classes and trained chefs in macrobiotic cooking, worked as personal chef to a wealthy family and also worked in a macrobiotic clinic cooking for sick people, who were treated with homeopathic medicine and a strict macrobiotic diet with wonderful results.  Thirteen years of this period were spent as Head Chef at the Macrobiotic Study Centre in Berlin. Here she cooked for the large team of researchers and staff, trained new macrobiotic chefs, catered for large functions and conferences and established an open restaurant, welcoming and nourishing many visiting parties, including VIPs and celebrity diners. Angela then established, and continues to own, a very successful whole food restaurant back home in Italy, which is still delighting diners with her recipes today.

Angela’s ability to combine flavours, colours and textures in a meal that provides balanced nourishment to the body is second to none. Her extensive knowledge, gained through experience, of food groups, ingredients and seasonal cooking enables her to ably educate course participants through active demonstrations and discussions. Her unique recipes will be treasured forever! Angela’s Italian enthusiasm and expression simply serve to generate fervour and passion for food amongst all those who come across her. Angela’s extensive experience and knowledge mean dining at Penninghame is an absolute pleasure, not only for all of the delicious flavours and variety of dishes but also for the good of your body.

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Programme Leader on Primal and Truth & Consequences

Kari Paues

Kari Paues is an internationally renowned therapist. She has developed a unique and deeply effective therapeutic method over a 20-year period, designed to restore us to the fully vibrant and authentic beings we were born to be.

Drawing from a vast arena of knowledge and experience she aims to give each person the necessary skill set to handle inner and outer conflict and to make positive long term changes by learning how to truly take responsibility for their lives and decisions. Kari’s method probes all levels of the persona, including personal, familial, societal, cultural and quantum/collective, rooting out all potential causes of trauma in the system.

Her expertise includes body-psychotherapy, energy work, voice dialogue, family constellation work, esoteric science, hypnosis, regression and meditation, NLP, inner journey work, emotional release, breath work and many different methods for releasing suppressed and blocked emotions, stress, tension and fatigue. Kari has combined her knowledge and expertise in these modalities to create her own acutely perceptive way of working with individuals. She also works with competence development and coaching for businesses both individually and in groups.

Besides Sweden, Kari has worked and studied in UK, Germany, Denmark, USA, India and the Far East. She has enjoyed a richly varied life and was a television and radio journalist for 20 years. Kari is also a breeder of border terriers with Bourbon Kennel and is a licensed riding teacher who competed for many years in dressage and show jumping. For the past 20 years it is her passion to assist others to create a joyful, meaningful and responsible life and the ability to have wholesome relationships.

Kari is based in Stockholm, in her native Sweden.

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Programme Leader on Primal and Truth & Consequences

Rosie Manton

Rosie has always been a creative spirit. Throughout her rich and varied life, she has had three guiding themes; Art, Music and Dance, with curiosity about people and how they function making a fourth! Rosie has always been passionate for the right of individuals to be and to freely express themselves.

Trained as a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist she has over twenty years experience of individual client and group work and is currently running workshops and training therapists in Penninghame, London, Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Rosie has creatively combined her experience of the body and the mind offering a blend of the healing arts, dance, music and art with psychotherapy. Rosie trained with Gabrielle Roth and is now teaching 5 Rhythms dance – reconnecting dance and spirit. She is also a fully qualified leader of Holotropic Breathwork workshops, certified by the founder Dr Stanislav Grof. Rosie is ever expanding her remit of expertise, with advanced bodywork training with Aneesha Dillon in Pulsation, a blend of Reichian Bodywork and Chakra work.

For pleasure, Rosie paints and plays Sousaphone in a local jazz band in Southern Spain, where she lives with husband Malise.

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Andrew Programme Leader on Oneness Experience Intensive and Assistant on Primal

Andrew Wallas

Andrew’s background is in business and includes great success in the Financial Services Sector in the City of London with extensive experience of starting, developing and selling businesses. Andrew has acted as Chairman of a number of small and medium sized companies, all of which were financially very successful.

Andrew’s business career created significant outer success and financial security but this was correlated with a sense of inner meaningless, loneliness, despair and isolation. In 1984 after a profound spiritual experience that deeply transformed his life Andrew felt drawn to seek alternative careers, where he would get more than financial rewards for his labour.

With a BA in Philosophy and Theology and an MA in Psychology, Andrew trained and qualified as a psychotherapist and provided a clinical practice in London for many years. Andrew has extensive experience in individual and group psychotherapy, gained through formal education as well as participation in a variety of trainings and targeted courses. His 26 years of experience include psychoanalysis, body-psychotherapy, bioenergetics, biosynthesis, humanistic, primal, re-birthing, gestalt, psychodrama, etc.

Andrew also facilitates groups on inner child work (based on the work of John Bradshaw and Alice Miller), psycho-spiritual development and recovery from addictions. Andrew continues to work daily to further his spiritual journey and to support others in their own journeys.

Andrew is a co-founder and Chairman of the Penninghame Foundation.

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Programme Leaders on Transforming Lives

Dr. Rahasya Fritjof Kraft and Nura Anette Kraft

Mystic, physician, spiritual teacher, lecturer, author and Oneness Trainer, is working with people for more than 33 years. Meeting Osho in 1980 has transformed his life. In 1999 a profound awakening experience led him to a new perception of reality. In 2005 Rahasya and his partner Nura visited Oneness University and since they include the Deeksha in most of their courses around the world.

Nura Anette Kraft is one of the early Aura-Some teachers for all levels of training. She is also a certified Physiotherapist and Oneness Trainer. Nura has been on the spiritual journey since meeting her master Osho in 1980. She teaches Aura – Soma around the world and travels with her partner Rahasya. With him she co-leads Deeksha and Meditation Retreats, Tantra for Partners, Transforming Lives for Deeksha Givers and sacred journeys, sharing her wisdom and deep loving presence.

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Shiatsu Instructor Health Coaching Programme

Paul Lambeth

Paul Lambeth is a teacher and practitioner of both macrobiotics and shiatsu. He has  a wealth of experience and his classes are especially noted for their energy, vitality and innovation.

He began his practice and study of macrobiotics and shiatsu in 1979 and was fortunate enough to  learn from Michio and Aveline Kushi, Shizuko Yamamoto, Bill Tara, Denny Waxman, Jon Sandifer, Mike Burns, Saul Goodman, Rex Lasalle and others. During 1985 and 86 he and his wife Joy helped to establish Kientalerhof, a natural health study centre and home to the Kushi Institute Of Switzerland, in the Swiss Alps.

Over the years, beside teaching for The Community Health Foundation, The Kushi Institute of Great Britain and The Rosewell Shiatsu Centre ,Paul has worked with and given presentations to a wide variety of groups and organisations  including; Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School, The Football Association, Phoenix House, The Walker Health Project, Northumberland Cancer Support Group, The Back Pain Society, etc.

Paul is an all round health coach, giving shiatsu treatments, macrobiotic health and lifestyle guidance, individual and group cooking sessions as well as a broad range of classes, including his popular Whole Health Discovery Days. His extensive understanding of the effects of food, ki ( life force energy ) development exercises, and meditation practices, have enabled him to guide numerous people to cultivate their health and vitality, and many to overcome serious conditions.

Paul’s  approach to natural healthcare is simple and straightforward, staying close to basic principles of  balance and connection to nature. He aims to assist individuals in expanding their view as to what a healthy life can be, and equipping them with the means to achieve it. He lives in Alston, in the North Pennines with his wife Joy. They have four sons, now grown up. The eldest, Jack ,is resident chef at Penninghame.

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Health Coaching Programme Associate Instructor

Lisa Sun

After Lisa gained her master Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Shandong University, Lisa started to Work in the Attached Hospital in 1996. By 1999, she had been promoted to be a senior doctor and acquired her PhD. Lisa has worked in the UK since 2001. Lisa specializes in dermatological and internal disorders as well as the field of women’s health.


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Ludwig Appeltans

Ludwig has always had a passion for protecting and helping the environment. When he was only eight years old he discovered that trees produce oxygen so convinced his parents to plant an oak tree in the garden. His passion for permaculture was born, even though he didn’t know the word. 
He has always had the desire to be deeply connected with nature.

Over the years his nature connection journey has included being a scoutmaster in his late teens, organizing survival expeditions for young offenders in his twenties and living entirely off grid in Scottish woodland for four years in a self-made shelter with a wood-burning stove.

His ongoing exploration of sustainable food production systems and ways of reconnecting ourselves to our natural environment has led him to establish himself as a forest garden/permaculture designer and teacher and bush-craft mentor.

Earth Ways was created by Ludwig Appeltans in 2007 in a response to a fast-growing demand worldwide for sustainable ways of living that work in collaboration with nature rather than continually fighting against it.

He has many years’ experience of restoring natural habitats, re-introducing biodiversity, pioneering sustainable ways of growing food and harvesting bio fuels, as well as mentoring others in bush-craft and survival skills. 
Ludwig obtained his Permaculture Designer Certificate in 2009 from Patrick Whitefield, the foremost permaculture expert in Britain. Ludwig successfully completed a Permaculture Training of Teachers course organized by ‘Designed Visions’ in 2010.

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