Background: Jill Ayn Schneider began her professional career as a
school teacher in New York State during the late 1960's. During a
time when civil rights and anti-war sentiments filled the hearts and
minds of her generation, she impacted the lives of hundreds of
children and their families in her suburban classroom. Her teaching
styles were progressive, creative, somewhat outrageous, but mostly
sensitive to the self-esteem issues so necessary for others to learn
and to be successful. She has never seen herself as the typical
authority figure, but rather a person whose methods of discovery
involve a sincere enthusiasm in her interaction with the world and
with others. Jill's hope for a better world is very evident in her TV
project with children called
Annie Sunbeam and Friends,
an animated cartoon series she is presently promoting.
Master: In 1973, Jill went to Nepal and India, where she met her
teacher, Prem Rawat, also known as "Maharaji". She received The
Knowledge, while in India, and has practiced for the past 33 years.
Her inner journey has been the most important element affecting the
way she lives her life. It has given her the capacity to live moment
to moment, like a child, but with both feet planted in the material
world as well. She says, "Without Maharaji, I wouldn't like my life
as much as I do." I have been given a simple way to go inside and
connect to that magic called Love.
Illness: In 1975 Jill was diagnosed with Malignant Cervical
Cancer. She refused all Western Medical treatments and pursued study
and alternative practices of Macrobiotics, Yoga, Meditation,
Metaphysics, Affirmations, Music and Massage. Jill quit her stressful
job working as an activity counselor with the mentally ill, and went
hiking in the Andes Mountains. Four months later back in Miami, she
tested negative for all cancer. Three years later she gave birth to
her son, Aaron, now 28.
Juice Fasting Healings: In 1991 Jill was diagnosed with a fibroid
tumor in her uterus, the size of a lemon. She fasted for two weeks on
juices, then retested. The tumor has shrunk to the size of her thumb
Raw Food Healings: In 2002, Jill began to eat 90% raw vegan food.
As a massage therapist and guitarist she knew that her days using her
hands might be limited because of severe arthritis. Within two years,
the arthritis in her hands went away. She is now able to continue
doing massage and play her beautiful songs on her guitar.
Therapist and friend of Bo Diddley: In 1981, Jill worked
for Bo Diddley as a therapist and all around helper in his
home. Aaron, four at the time, and Jill lived in a 17 foot
travel travel on Bo's back 40 with the cows and snakes. Jill
learned as much as she could about the music business and just
had a great time working for THE MAN. Here is a recent photo
of Jill and Bo backstage at one of his concerts. She is
giving him a massage and having a ball.
He is still
traveling all over the world and entertaining at 78. What an
past 30 years, she has developed her own
as a bodyworker, yoga
juice fasting and raw food
Over the past
four years her juice fasting coaching business has tripled. Her
ability to gently guide people into a nutritious and delicious liquid
diet of organic fruits and vegetables improves with each client. Many
of her clients return home still on the fast and continue on their own
for up to a week or two. All of her skills are incorporated into the
retreat programs. Wait until you hear her play and sing with her
guitar. She's quite an entertainer.
Author: See her 1997 article about the cancer in
Health Magazine. She was also published in More Hot
Chocolate for the Mystical Soul, a compilation of soulful stories
by Arielle Ford in 1999. She has self-published her first e-book about
her challenge with cancer and a CD of healing songs called
Romancing Life: An
Alternative to Cancer.
Her adventurous and
passionate life is documented in words and song with great clarity,
passion and humor.
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Call (561) 638-8873 for further information.