A positive energy always surges through our annual Women’s Wellness Weekend.
It is palpable, born of varying generations of women sharing life experiences and a collective desire to learn the latest in Western and alternative medical and health practices.
For over 30 years in our casual and intimate setting, we have gathered the best of national, regional and local authors and practitioners to impart their expertise and passions.
In 2012, the enriching tradition continues over November 10 – 11.
Among the subjects covered will be sex talks, medicine with supplements and the all-important power of humor. Cancer awareness and intuitive eating are also included as are achieving optimal health with exercise and naturopathic medicine.
Darwin Labarthe, M.D., recently honored with the American Heart Association’s highest citation – the Golden Heart Award, puts a new spin on matters of heart health. Catch his thoughts on the “Revolution of Thinking of Cardiovascular Health Instead of Disease” on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday’s final speaker is the motivational Donna Hartley. Having survived cancer, heart surgery and a plane crash, her books “Fire Up Your Life” and “Fire Up Your Intuition” offer inspiration when despair looms.
Audience participation is always welcome, and sometimes extends off-stage once the seminar has ended.
Annually, among our towering pine trees new friendships are made, and old ones strengthened as inhibitions are lost while confidence and knowledge is gained. This is most evident during the yoga and other group exercise sessions. No one is judged by their age or fitness ability. Instead, a welcoming invitation – just to participate – is extended to everyone.
Further enhancing the wellness experience, a Saturday night sip and shop is included. While enjoying wine, a visit to vendor booths offers a head start on holiday shopping.
Goods and products range from healthy coaching to handmade goods such as jewelry, handmade woolens and felt purses. Beautifying one’s self and aura can be had by purchasing essential oils for aromatherapy and makeup, calming CDs and handmade lotions and soaps. Recipe books, filled with healthy food preparation ideas, make maintaining a healthy lifestyle easy.
Local vendors attending include Sue Waters from Lather & Fizz and artisan Krista Tranquilla with her Sierra-inspired jewelry.
Knowing food is an important element of any retreat our chefs create meals healthy and full of flavor. No wimpy single lettuce leaf salads are served here. Homemade oatmeal, soups and salads come with a host of healthy additives from cranberries to a sprinkling of sprouts. Protein loaded entrees are trimmed of fat. Our famous brownies are only slightly sinful and packed with the power of dark chocolate’s antioxidants.
Two breakfasts and lunches are included, and an optional dinner on Saturday night. Those attending the dinner will receive a free financial health seminar by Robert Ayres.
Sunday’s concluding interactive Health Fair is where East meets West through sessions of acupuncture, massage and skin screenings. Informational gateways to living healthy include speaking to experts on nutrition, chiropractry and astrology among other disciplines.
The wellness finale also includes a Zumba Party.
We will be looking for you.