Mikhail (Misha) Kogan
Mikhail Kogan, MD, ABOIM is a leader in the newly established field of Integrative Geriatrics. He is the editor of “Integrative Geriatric Medicine” Oxford University Press textbook. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kogan currently serves as medical director of the George Washington (GW) Center for Integrative Medicine, associate director of the Geriatrics and Integrative Medicine Fellowships and director of the Integrative Medicine Track program at the GW University School of Medicine. He is also a part-time faculty at the GW Institute for Spirituality and Health, and GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities.
Dr. Kogan is a frequent speaker at a variety of international conferences and has multiple media appearances related to variety of topics including integrative medicine, geriatrics, Alzheimer’s disease, and medical cannabis. In addition to his academic and clinical roles at GW University, Dr. Kogan serves on national boards and organizations including: the American Board of Integrative Medicine within the American Board of Physician Subspecialists (ABPS), ProCure Art, IM4US - Integrative Medicine for Underserved, and others. Dr. Kogan is the founder and chair of the board of AIM Health Institute a non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides integrative medicine services to low-income and terminally ill patients regardless of their ability to pay.
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(Kittery, ME )
Nina earned a Masters of Science degree in Biology/Microbiology from Missouri State University and currently works for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Nina has background in gymnastics, Latin and swing dancing. Nina has been a part-time fitness instructor for over 12 years teaching group exercise classes such as yoga, pilates, Zumba, Zumba for seniors, Aqua Zumba and swing and Latin dances in the seacoast area. Students in her classes range from teenagers to 90+ year olds.
Nina has been performing with various dance companies for many years and directs her own salsa styling team "Fluere" in Portsmouth, NH. Nina was featured as a principle dancer in 2016 Disney's feature movie "The Finest Hours".
Nina is an avid yoga practitioner. She is currently enrolled in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training at Traditional Yoga Studies distance-learning program in Canada.
Nina loves sharing her passion for yoga, dance, fitness and health with people around her. She lives in Kittery, ME with her family, husband and their four children.
(Kittery, ME )
Elena Petrushova is retreat's executive chef. Originally from Moscow, Russia, she has a life-time of experience in cooking healthy, organic foods. Elena periodically teaches Russian cuisine at the Traip Academy in Kittery, ME. She owns organic mini-farm where she grows vegetables, berries, herbs, fruits as well as raises poultry. Elena is an expert in wild mushroom picking and food fermentation.