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About Our Founder, Kedarji
A former actor, musician and performing arts producer, Kedarji is a healer, meditation master and spiritual mentor with more than 30 years experience teaching meditation, well-being and whole life transformation. He is known for practicing what he preaches and offering what he has become.
He studied holistic medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, shiatsu and deep tissue massage, holistic nutrition, healing and wellness with pioneers of the whole life movement such as Mischio Kushi, Aveline Kushi, Wataru Ohashi, Anne Marie Colbin and Victor Kulvinskas. He completed his studies and training in Oriental Medicine, graduating from The Kushi Institute in 1979, having mentored directly under Michio Kushi. He was taught Meditation, Yoga science and philosophy by a lineage of recognized spiritual Masters in the East.
Kedarji is a ground-breaker in more ways than one. While living in midtown Manhattan (NYC), he embarked upon a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of experiencing and expressing peace, love and human dignity in local communities. At that time, crime in midtown Manhattan was high. This resulted in Kedarji working with Senator Franz Leichter and Congresswoman Ruth Messenger to establish citizen block patrols in the midtown area that were highly successful in working with police to stop crime.
He became known for his curbside discussions with the very perpetrators of the crimes he fought against when, in the style of Nelson Mandela, he encouraged criminals to embrace their own human dignity through the experience of peace, love and respect for the common good.
Refusing to be placed in any ‘box,’ Kedarji is equally at home in spiritual life, as with healing, well-being and the expanding movement toward increased social responsibility.