Since the early '70s, Paul has studied herbology, natural medicine, bodywork, and philosophy with a variety of luminaries including Viktoras Kulvinskas, Michio Kushi, Vasant Lad, Stan Malstrom, Hua Ching Ni, Swami Satchidananda, and Michael Tierra. He received his B.S. from Trenton State College in 1975. He received his degree in Naturopathy in 1982 from the Southeastern School of Naturopathy. In 1987 he received certification from the Academy of Oriental Heritage in Vancouver, B.C. In 1988, Paul completed further training in Tui Na massage, Qigong, and Tai Chi at the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 1989 he completed his Masters and certification as an herbalist from East West Herbal School. Paul is certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Asian Bodywork Therapy and board certified as a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology by the National Council for the Certification of Acupuncturists in Washington, D.C.
Since the mid-'70s, Lisa's passion for healthy living has inspired her study of natural forms of health care. In 1978 she became certified as a yoga instructor. She graduated from Kennesaw College in Georgia in 1980 and became a Registered Nurse working in Labor/Delivery/Postpartum and Nursery at in in-hospital Birthing Center. In the years since, she has continued to work as an R.N., doula, and a yoga teacher. In 2007, Lisa became certified in Firstline Therapy, a therapeutic lifestyle program designed to promote and restore health, prevent degenerative disease, and foster healthy aging. Lisa is currently enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, studying holistic, cutting-edge nutrition and health coaching.
Paul Olko and Green Lake Healing Center were featured in the ‘Clinic Profiles’ section of the Journal of The American Herbalists Guild (Volume 9, No. 2, Winter 2010). Click here to read the interview.