The Whole Body Transformation

By AOLRC
May 30, 2018


Overview

Discover the Missing Pieces Keeping You from Optimal Health, Weight and Happiness

After a decade of chronic health issues, Amie Valpone healed herself by going beyond medicine to heal her body on a level she didn’t even know existed until she discovered it herself. Now, for the first time, she’s sharing her plan, The Experience, with you to help you improve the quality of your life and empower you to learn how to take your health into your own hands. In this fun, interactive and relaxing three day retreat for women of all ages, Amie’s focus will be on nourishment, embodiment and empowerment, not deprivation.
You will leave this retreat empowered to take your health into your own hands with the tools Amie shares and you will realize that you, and only you, have the power to heal yourself.
This retreat will unlock what’s holding you back from feeling your best while addressing the missing pieces that are affecting all of us on a cellular level such as:

  • How to balance your hormones naturally without using synthetic hormone products.
  • How to eat for hormone balance and inflammation, especially focusing on removing “healthy” foods that many people don’t realize cause inflammation.
  • How to address your nervous system and limbic system and gently move your body into a new emotional state that’s healthier for your entire body.
  • How to use neuroscience to create new neural pathways in your brain to help you move through negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs and more.
  • How to open your heart to life after being closed down from past experiences by shifting your perception and the energetics of your body.
  • Learning techniques that you can use to support yourself for self-doubt, self-esteem, confidence and feeling stuck by your emotions.
  • Understanding the unconscious mind, trauma and past experience that are silently and negatively affecting our health.
  • EMF’s and how to protect yourself from cell phones and other frequencies that affect your endocrine system.
  • How to move through anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and stress caused by hormonal fluctuations as well as past experiences that we often carry with us for years.

Understanding the energetics of the body and how to protect your energy on a daily basis. You will Learn:

  • How to create flavor without using gluten, dairy, soy, sugar and other inflammatory foods.
  • How to cook for yourself at home with Amie’s cooking demonstrations and her step-by-step strategy for creating delicious and simple recipes with minimal ingredients.
  • How to connect to your intuition and learn how to trust yourself, especially when working with a doctor or getting advice from others.
  • How to get your body out of the fight/flight mode, where the majority of us are living these days with our fast-paced lifestyles.
  • Solutions for the adrenal-thyroid connection, which is impacting women with their mood, weight, cravings, fatigue and more.
  • Strategies to improve your mindset and how you handle stress when you’re in fight/flight mode.
  • How to increase your energy and learn the missing pieces that are keeping you feeling stuck despite working with the best medical care.
  • Step-by-step whole body detoxification (ex: showing you how to support your liver on a daily basis without pills for PMS, weight gain and hormone imbalances).
  • How to start detoxing the chemicals from your home, personal care products, food and more that silently affect our health.

This retreat is designed for anyone who wants to transform their life beyond medical care. The entire retreat will be a very safe space for women to open up and heal the deeper issues that are going on inside their bodies that medicine does not address.

 

About the Teacher

Amie Valpone, HHC, AAP is chef, nutritionist and the author of the best-selling cookbook Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation & Reset Your Body.
She is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com, where she discusses how she healed herself after 10 years of chronic illness from lyme disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism. At one point, Amie was told she had only 24-hours to live, after contracting C-diff colitis.
Amie lives in New York City where she cooks healthy, organic, whole food meals for her clients. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, ABC News, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SELF Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and PBS.

 

Venus Rising Retreat

By Paige Reist
February 28, 2018

 

Venus. Aphrodite. Goddess of love.

When you hear the name Venus, you may envision dark chocolates and hot make-outs, wild romance and lacy lingerie.

But like most things when it comes to womanhood, this narrow definition barely scratches the surface of the role Venus energy plays in our lives.The planet Venus influences:

  • Your personal style and what you wear
  • How and why you spend your money
  • Every relationship in your life: friendships, parents, children, co-workers and intimate partners
  • What parts of the world you feel drawn to
  • How you like to be courted and cared for
  • Your personal love language

Your Venus (your innate, pleasure driven, erotic nature) is ever flowing throughout your life. The problem is, usually the only place Venus gets a voice is in bed with a lover, on a first date with a new love interest, or in relationship with a life long partner.

Start your day with Qoya movement every morning.  Enjoying 3 delicious, gourmet meals every day. A special chocolate tasting ritual, rituals with hundreds of rose petals, luxurious gifts, evening candlelight Pleasure Yoga,  extravagant Goddess rituals like you have never experienced…and so much more!

With so much information on the science of astrology, it can sometimes be hard to take in or understand. Through metaphor, creative art, movement, worksheets and rituals Juli and Kitty will take you to the Star School you’ve always dreamed of! Astrology is the ancient science and study of the earth’s natural energies. This education give you the  secret code to your innermost truths and desires, and help you to forecast how to relate to Venus through the different cycles and seasons of your life.

 

About your teachers

 

Kitty Cavalier

Kitty is an expert in feminine sensuality and embodied living. Kitty is also a certified Qoya and yoga teacher.  She travels the world teaching women how to come home to their body as the ultimate oracle, and befriend pleasure as a tool for greater presence and power in life.

 

Juli Everett

Juli is an intuitive astrologer, masterful body worker, Chinese herbalist and healing artist. Juli is the founder of Knead and Seed Wellness Center in Sag Harbor, NY where she performs readings, massage, healings, coaching and leads monthly new and full Moon Circles with the women of her community.

 

Schedule

Daily Schedule

8-9 am – Delicious breakfast in the panoramic mountain view dining room
9:30am – 12pm – Morning Session
12pm-1pm – Gorgeous lunch in the dining room or on the terrace
1pm-4pm – Free time for visiting the spa, hiking, and general frolicking around the mountains!
4-6pm – Afternoon class session
6-7pm – Divine dinner
7:30-9:30pm – Evening relaxation candlelight yoga and sensual integration rituals

Raw Food Bonanza

By AOLRC
December 21, 2017

Overview

Delicious Energy Workshop
Raw food diets have been around since the 1800’s and have gained in popularity over the last few decades. The variations in raw food diets make this a particularly healthy choice for individuals who are interested in making food choices that are based around their body’s individual needs. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore what raw foods can help you to lead a better, healthier life. Through sharing sessions, guided meditation, group interaction, and practicing yoga and breathing techniques, you can begin your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

What To Expect When You Attending A Raw Food Program
Whether you are ready to transition fully to a raw food diet, or are just beginning to explore adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet, this workshop can deliver a number of benefits. During the program you will be able to:

  • Explore how cooking can directly impact the nutrients found within different foods.
  • Discover a balanced way to eat more raw foods on a daily basis.
  • Learn about raw superfoods that can help to boost immunity and heal your body.
  • Bring home raw food recipes after preparing delicious recipes during the workshop.
  • Take a dosha quiz to better understand the types of food that your body needs to become more healthy and balanced.
  • Practice at-home yoga and breathing techniques that are specifically designed to strengthen your digestive system.
  • Return to your natural state of balance and inner peace with proven mindfulness and meditation techniques.
  • For an additional cost, receive a pulse assessment to more intimately know your body’s constitution and what food choices are right for you. Please contact the spa reception at 828-264-8382 to reserve this additional service.
 

About the teachers

Poornima Sharma

Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism. With Poornima’s help, you can let food become your medicine and mindfulness your guide for better living.

 

Schedule

Timings: Fri: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sun: 9:30 am -11:30 pm

 

Friday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session 1: Introduction; Orientation; What is Raw Food? The History of the Raw Food Revolution; How Raw Foods can be used to nourish the body and promote healing.

 

Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2: Western and Eastern Perspective about Raw Foods. Raw foods based on body constitution (Western Perspective blood type, Eastern Perspective, Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and seasons; Experimenting with Raw foods- hands-on experience; Recipes based on body constitution

 

Sunday, 9:30 am – 11:30 pm

Session 3: Practical Tips for how to get the best out of the Raw foods. Learn how Exercise, Yoga, Stretching, Pranayama (Breathing techniques) can be helpful for optimal digestion and assimilation and help your body adapt to raw foods gradually. Take home recipes.


Raw Food Bonanza

By AOLRC
December 21, 2017

Overview

Delicious Energy Workshop
Raw food diets have been around since the 1800’s and have gained in popularity over the last few decades. The variations in raw food diets make this a particularly healthy choice for individuals who are interested in making food choices that are based around their body’s individual needs. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore what raw foods can help you to lead a better, healthier life. Through sharing sessions, guided meditation, group interaction, and practicing yoga and breathing techniques, you can begin your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

What To Expect When You Attending A Raw Food Program
Whether you are ready to transition fully to a raw food diet, or are just beginning to explore adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet, this workshop can deliver a number of benefits. During the program you will be able to:

  • Explore how cooking can directly impact the nutrients found within different foods.
  • Discover a balanced way to eat more raw foods on a daily basis.
  • Learn about raw superfoods that can help to boost immunity and heal your body.
  • Bring home raw food recipes after preparing delicious recipes during the workshop.
  • Take a dosha quiz to better understand the types of food that your body needs to become more healthy and balanced.
  • Practice at-home yoga and breathing techniques that are specifically designed to strengthen your digestive system.
  • Return to your natural state of balance and inner peace with proven mindfulness and meditation techniques.
  • For an additional cost, receive a pulse assessment to more intimately know your body’s constitution and what food choices are right for you. Please contact the spa reception at 828-264-8382 to reserve this additional service.
 

About the teachers

Poornima Sharma

Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism. With the Poornima’s help, you can let food become your medicine and mindfulness your guide for better living.

 

Schedule

Timings: Fri: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sun: 9:30 am -12:00 pm

 

Friday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session 1: Introduction; Orientation; What is Raw Food? The History of the Raw Food Revolution; How Raw Foods can be used to nourish the body and promote healing.

 

Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2: Western and Eastern Perspective about Raw Foods. Raw foods based on body constitution (Western Perspective blood type, Eastern Perspective, Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and seasons; Experimenting with Raw foods- hands-on experience; Recipes based on body constitution

 

Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session 3: Practical Tips for how to get the best out of the Raw foods. Learn how Exercise, Yoga, Stretching, Pranayama (Breathing techniques) can be helpful for optimal digestion and assimilation and help your body adapt to raw foods gradually. Take home recipes.


Managing Inflammation Retreat

By AOLRC
December 21, 2017

Overview

The Answer To A Healthier Life Is Closer Than You Imagined
Did you know that chronic inflammation can often be an underlying factor for numerous health conditions, including: heart disease, atherosclerosis, and autoimmune conditions? Through the right diet and lifestyle, combined with proven mindfulness and breathing techniques, you can greatly reduce inflammation within your body. During this workshop you will learn how Ayurveda practices can help you to promote positive changes within your body, including reducing chronic inflammation.

What To Expect During Your Inflammation Management Workshop
Throughout the workshop you will receive numerous tools and applicable techniques to help you reduce your body’s inflammation, so that you can lead a happier and healthier life.

  • Complete a dosha quiz to gain valuable insights into your emotional and bodily needs.
  • Learn what superfoods can help to heal and manage inflammation within your body.
  • Discover what breathing, yoga, mindfulness, and meditation techniques can benefit you on a daily basis.
  • Complete exercises that are designed to heal your mind, body, and spirit by releasing negative emotional energy.
  • Enjoy learning a new daily routine that is designed to reduce inflammation, while simultaneously promoting improved liver strength, digestion, and assimilation.
  • For an additional cost, receive a pulse assessment to more intimately know your body’s constitution and what food choices are right for you. Please contact the spa reception at 828-264-8382 to reserve this additional service.
 

About the teachers

 

Poornima Sharma

Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism. With the Poornima’s help, you can let food become your medicine and mindfulness your guide for better living.

 

Schedule

Timings: Fri: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sun: 9:30 am -11:30 pm

Friday7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Session 1: Introduction; Orientation; What is Inflammation? Causes, Symptoms and Effects of Inflammation; Group share

Saturday9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Managing Inflammation: A Western and Eastern Perspective. Understanding Inflammation for different body types (Vata, Pitta Kapha); Anti-inflammatory Foods & Super Foods; Experimenting with foods- hands-on experience; Recipes

Sunday9:30 am – 11:30 pm
Session 3: Exploring and learning some tools and techniques to manage/reduce inflammation with Diet, Exercise, Yoga, Stretching, Pranayama (Breathing techniques)- Meditation


Managing Inflammation Retreat

By AOLRC
December 21, 2017

Overview

The Answer To A Healthier Life Is Closer Than You Imagined
Did you know that chronic inflammation can often be an underlying factor for numerous health conditions, including: heart disease, atherosclerosis, and autoimmune conditions? Through the right diet and lifestyle, combined with proven mindfulness and breathing techniques, you can greatly reduce inflammation within your body. During this workshop you will learn how Ayurveda practices can help you to promote positive changes within your body, including reducing chronic inflammation.

What To Expect During Your Inflammation Management Workshop
Throughout the workshop you will receive numerous tools and applicable techniques to help you reduce your body’s inflammation, so that you can lead a happier and healthier life.

  • Complete a dosha quiz to gain valuable insights into your emotional and bodily needs.
  • Learn what superfoods can help to heal and manage inflammation within your body.
  • Discover what breathing, yoga, mindfulness, and meditation techniques can benefit you on a daily basis.
  • Complete exercises that are designed to heal your mind, body, and spirit by releasing negative emotional energy.
  • Enjoy learning a new daily routine that is designed to reduce inflammation, while simultaneously promoting improved liver strength, digestion, and assimilation.
  • For an additional cost, receive a pulse assessment to more intimately know your body’s constitution and what food choices are right for you. Please contact the spa reception at 828-264-8382 to reserve this additional service.
 

About the teachers

 

Poornima Sharma

Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism. With the Poornima’s help, you can let food become your medicine and mindfulness your guide for better living.

 

Schedule

Timings: Fri: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sun: 9:30 am -12:00 pm

Friday7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Session 1: Introduction; Orientation; What is Inflammation? Causes, Symptoms and Effects of Inflammation; Group share

Saturday9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Managing Inflammation: A Western and Eastern Perspective. Understanding Inflammation for different body types (Vata, Pitta Kapha); Anti-inflammatory Foods & Super Foods; Experimenting with foods- hands-on experience; Recipes

Sunday9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Session 3: Exploring and learning some tools and techniques to manage/reduce inflammation with Diet, Exercise, Yoga, Stretching, Pranayama (Breathing techniques)- Meditation


Vibrant Health with Ayurveda

By AOLRC
November 30, 2017

Discover how to live a healthier, happier and more wholesome life.

Join us as we explore Ayurveda, a time-tested ancient way of healing and maintaining health. This ancient science has helped people for thousands of years to maintain high levels of energy and balance, and to correct any imbalances as they occur in the system.

The program is an ideal retreat for anyone looking to live a more balanced life. Learn rejuvenating secrets from this sister science of yoga, as well as practical steps to plan your day for higher energy, better health, and deeper rest.

During this program, we will:

  • Discover the tradition of Ayurveda
  • Explore the ayurvedic daily routine
  • Relate it to our personal health goals
  • Learn realistic approaches
  • Includes Yoga and Meditation classes

Ideal retreat for anyone looking to live a more balanced life.

About the teacher

Kimberly Rossi, director of Shankara Ayurveda Spa, has been studying, practicing, and teaching Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda classes and workshops for seventeen years. Kim is a Kripalu Ayurveda Counselor. A certified yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner, Kim believes these paths assist us in being the very best version of our self.


Schedule

Friday 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday 9:30-12:00pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am


Ayurveda Culinary Retreat

By AOLRC
November 30, 2017

Overview

Become your own wellness alchemist with renowned Ayurvedic cooking instructor Nalini Mehta. During this program, we will explore the different dosha body types and how best to nourish them throughout each season. The Vata dosha, easily aggravated by cold, windy, and dry conditions, is susceptible to imbalance during the winter months. In summer, the Pitta dosha benefits from extra dietary care and attention, and the Kapha dosha can become unstable in the transitional seasons of autumn and spring. Lean how to best nourish your body type and thrive in every season, through Nalini’s masterful demonstrations of authentic ayurvedic food preparation. This program will walk you through theory, recipes, and dietary strategies to keep you healthy, happy, and whole all year!
• Learn to cook delicious meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients
• Deepen your understanding of your dosha
• Reconnect with yourself and your body’s unique dietary needs
• Feel vital and nourished year-round

About the Teacher


Nalini started teaching Ayurveda cooking classes 12 in NYC years ago . She began her career in the food industry as a culinary instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education and NY Open Center teaching vegetarian cooking classes. She has also worked at Candle Café restaurant and Hampton Chutney in New York City.
She has been a speaker at several institutes like Baruch College, Rubin Museum of Art and Princeton University, United Nations Spice Club. Her classes seemed to fan people’s passion, curiosity and interest in a unique experience of India through its holistic food.
Through RTI she offers an array of vegetarian cooking classes options all rooted in the science and philosophy of Ayurveda along with annual Ayurveda Culinary trips to India.Today RTI has shared this rich culinary experience with over 1500 people by offering public and online classes as well as corporate team building courses

Early Bird registration ends July 27th at 11:59 pm EST.

Ayurveda Culinary Retreat

By AOLRC
November 30, 2017

Overview

Become your own wellness alchemist with renowned Ayurvedic cooking instructor Nalini Mehta. During this program, we will explore the different dosha body types and how best to nourish them throughout each season. The Vata dosha, easily aggravated by cold, windy, and dry conditions, is susceptible to imbalance during the winter months. In summer, the Pitta dosha benefits from extra dietary care and attention, and the Kapha dosha can become unstable in the transitional seasons of autumn and spring. Lean how to best nourish your body type and thrive in every season, through Nalini’s masterful demonstrations of authentic ayurvedic food preparation. This program will walk you through theory, recipes, and dietary strategies to keep you healthy, happy, and whole all year!

 

• Learn to cook delicious meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients
• Deepen your understanding of your dosha
• Reconnect with yourself and your body’s unique dietary needs
• Feel vital and nourished year-round

About the Teacher


Nalini started teaching Ayurveda cooking classes 12 in NYC years ago. She began her career in the food industry as a culinary instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education and NY Open Center teaching vegetarian cooking classes. She has also worked at Candle Café restaurant and Hampton Chutney in New York City.
She has been a speaker at several institutes like Baruch College, Rubin Museum of Art and Princeton University, United Nations Spice Club. Her classes seemed to fan people’s passion, curiosity and interest in a unique experience of India through its holistic food.
Through RTI she offers an array of vegetarian cooking classes options all rooted in the science and philosophy of Ayurveda along with annual Ayurveda Culinary trips to India.Today RTI has shared this rich culinary experience with over 1500 people by offering public and online classes as well as corporate team building courses

Early Bird registration ends July 27th at 11:59 pm EST.

Ayurveda Awareness & Spinal Care

By AOLRC
November 30, 2017

Overview

Join physical therapist, yoga therapist, RYT 500, and Ayurvedic practitioner Medha Garud for this life-changing program for spinal care and optimal health.

In this course you’ll learn to

  • Strengthen your musculoskeletal system
  • Prevent injuries and accelerate healing
  • Manage your emotional response to pain
  • Deepen your understanding of your Ayurveda body type
  • Manage seasonal changes according to your body’s needs
  • Modify your diet and lifestyle for excellent health
  • Balance yourself with yoga and breathing techniques

About the Teacher

Medha Garud is an experienced Ayurvedic consultant and has been extensively trained in Ayurveda at the International Art of Living Foundation’s Panchakarma Center and the Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital in Bangalore, India. Medha trained with the world-renowned Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Vasant Lad as well as leading Ayurvedic expert Dr Suhas Kshirsagar. Medha coordinates the Ayurveda and Panchakarma programs at Art of Living’s Shankara Ayurveda Spa. She is also an Art of Living teacher, yoga teacher and registered therapist, a member of the International Yoga Therapy Association, and a licensed physical and massage therapist. Medha considers herself a life-long student of mindfulness, meditation and yoga, always on the path of growth.


Schedule

Friday
7:00 – 7:20pm Orientation
7:30 – 9pm Session 1

 

Saturday
9:30 – 12:00 noon Session 2

Sunday

9:30 – 11:30 am Session 3


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