This program teaches the gold standard of nutritional excellence enabling not only a long, healthy life, but also reversal of serious chronic disease. Participants will be informed and motivated how to use food and nutrition therapeutically to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reverse and resolve coronary artery disease, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Nutritional excellence is 100 times more effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes compared to taking medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. This is about getting well, not merely covering up problems with drugs, that come with their own set problems and dangers. We will reviewing the principles of longevity science with the scientific evidence that shows we can win the war on cancer right now, with adherence to a diet-style rich in anti-cancer phytochemicals; which also prevents against dementia. Lastly, understanding the underlying causes of food addiction and emotional overeating are essential to achieve and maintain an ideal healthful weight.


Without addressing the quality of what we eat, it is almost impossible to control the quantity of what we eat. In other words, micronutrient excellence prevents overeating calories. Thousands of individuals have not only lost weight but reversed serious illnesses that are most often considered permanent, such as diabetes, chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, lupus, asthma, allergies, sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction, hepatitis, and obstructive coronary artery disease.


About the Teachers

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher and six-time New York Times best-selling author. He serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation. Dr. Fuhrman has authored numerous research articles published in medical journals and is on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Science Division. His two most recent books are Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook and Fast Food Genocide.



Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:00 am -12:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)


Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early

we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
7:30-9:00 pm Program Session

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an


Date & Time

Starts: Aug 31, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Sep 02, 2018 01:00 PM


Dr. Joel Fuhrman


Starting at $637
Includes room, meals, tuition

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