Guest Speakers

The Vegetarian Society of Michigan

Guest Speakers

Ruth A. Small


Dr. Small, our Institute Director, is a former faculty member of Western Michigan University and has extensive experience in academia.
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Ellen Livingston


Ellen Livingston, MA, RYT, loves to share her passion for authentic, heart-centered, healthy vegetarian living through mentoring, retreats,
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Meena Puri


Meena Puri, ERYT-500, R.A.P. (Register Ayurvedic Practitioner) and a certified Meditation teacher has been teaching Yoga over 22 years and practicing Ayurvedic
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Pratibha Balan


Prathibha Balan received her B.A.M.&S. degree in 2010 from Calicut University, Kerala, India. In addition she completed a diploma in Clinical Weight Loss
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Chef John


Chef John is a diabetes education instructor in Brasil, Jamaica and North America. He trained in Chicago, Michigan and CHI Institute chef training.
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Nisha Chellam


Dr. Nisha Chellam is a Board Certified Internist who is also Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is now practicing under the principles
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Deva Madhava das


Deva Madhava das is a Political Scientist out of North Carolina State University and traveled the country for 5 years as an education consultant for families with school age
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Speaker Schedule

  Hatha Yoga (10:30AM)
Deva Madhava Das Inspired Vegetarian (11:30AM)
Ellen Livingston What are we hungry for? (12PM to 1PM)
  Fruit Is Our Superfood (6PM to 7PM)
Meena Puri 5 Keys to breaking old habit patterns (1PM to 2PM)
Ruth Small Why Vegetarianism (2PM to 3PM)
Pratibha balan Ayurveda (3PM to 4PM)
Chef John Defeat Diabetes (4PM to 5PM)
Nisha Chellam Unresolved Symptoms (5PM to 6PM)