“Sanae is powerful yet gentle, wise and intuitive.”
– Tobey Maguire


“Sanae’s journey is almost unbelievable; she had experienced death and rebirth more than anyone I know, and it has made her deep and rich and full of wisdom. “
– Jessica Porter
Author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics


“A truly unique and amazing woman, healer, chef-artist, friend, animal lover, and force of nature herself!”
– Jane and Lino Stanchich
Kushi Institute Certified Macrobiotic Educators and Counselors


“Sanaa’s love of life, compassion, vast knowledge, contagious smile, and pearls of wisdom are sure to inspire anyone looking for greater body, mind, and spiritual happiness!”
– Wendy Esko
Eden Foods – Director / Marketing Research
Author / Macrobiotic Teacher


“Sanae is a gifted companion and guide on our shared journey to greater health and happiness. Her writings, recipes, photos, and other musings are consistently inspiring and illuminating. She is a seasoned teacher, counselor, and chef and the embodiment of the macrobiotic way.”
– Alex Jack,
Executive Director, Kushi Institute and co-author of The Book of Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi


I have a saying about Sanae, “Do not underestimate Sanae.” She is quite petite, but crazy strong. She is deeply passionate and serious about all her undertakings, but she almost always makes me laugh. I am her teacher, but I consistently learn from her.  Sanae has an ability to articulate both the physical and emotional world and make one feel that the healing that needs to be done is possible and that the route need not be painful. That her patience, wisdom and strength will lead you to heal in a beautiful and peaceful way.”

– Nancy Goodstein
Yoga teacher at Santa Monica Yoga for Yoga Teacher Training


Sanae has a presence and a focus that makes you feel as if you’re truly
“seen” by her. She’s attentive and intuitive and with her unique
physical experiences, can brings a special understanding of emotion and
feeling to her teaching. Learning from Sanae is a gift and you’re
fortunate to be her student!

– Jamie Elmer, E-RYT500