Essential Links


Strengthening Health Institute

The Strengthening Health Institute (SHI) was founded in 1997 to teach others how to create lasting health and how to discover and live fully their life’s dream.

Denny Waxman

An internationally recognized teacher, counselor, and writer on health, natural healling and macrobiotics. For the past thirty years, Denny has used his expert knowledge in rational ways of eating and the healing power of foods to help others improve their health through diet and lifestyle modifications.

Kushi Institute

A Macrobiotic Educational Center, founded in 1978 by Michio and Aveline Kushi, where students from around the globe attend residential-style programs on the macrobiotic approach to health and healing.


Patrick M. Riley

An advocate of natural health care since 1978.  Patrick does both Shiatsu Therapy and Macrobiotic Health counselng. He devotes his professional time to working with individuals assisting them to restore their natural healing ability through the use of diet and common sense living.

Shiatsu On Site

Founded in the early 90’s Kerry Palanjian and  Associates have been providing services for major law firms, corporations, and hospitals for over a decade.

Practice Yoga Studio

Hatha yoga classes influenced by Iyengar, Anusara and Vinyasa yoga.

Yvonne Fisher

Yvonne Fisher, of Insight Body Therapies in Ft. Washington, is a nationally certified massage therapist specializing in Bowenwork and Emotional Freedom Technique.


Tim McFarlane

Essene’s own Tim McFarlane, is a well known artist in the Philadelphia area and is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia.