For over 30 years Marlene has been actively teaching all aspects of health and wellness. As a teacher of the chiball method, Marlene teaches and incorporates Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Chi Ball, and deep relaxation into her daily life and has worked with thousands of clients seeking to revitalize their lives through the philosophy of a wholefoods diet and exercise.

In addition to her work as a Health Educator, Macrobiotic Counsellor and Cooking Teacher, Marlene has designed various successful programmes and concepts – ‘The Natural Woman’ and Weight Loss Nature’s Way are two of her home grown workshops.


Marlene has been teaching her Living with the Seasons workshops in various parts of Europe, America and Australia over the last decade.   She has a list of clients ranging from the movies and arts to members of royal families.  In the last 3 years she has been teaching chef’s the arts and skills of macrobiotic cooking.


Her dietary advice draws from the fields of macrobiotic nutrition, her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and common sense. Marlene teaches alongside her husband Bill Tara working with students who enrol in their Macrobiotic Health Coach Programme. They also facilitate and run health retreats in various parts of Europe and America.


After all her experience in alternative health care, she has a story to tell and a vast amount of knowledge to share with you all about improving your quality of life.

Her favourite saying – “If you don’t look after your body, then where are you going to live?”