- Gentle Yoga | Naomi Judith
- Secrets of the Ranch Recipes | Executive Chef at La Cocina que Canta Denise Roa
- Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
- Collage: Discover Your Inner Artist | Susan Ross
- Beauty and Desire | Donna Sternberg and Dancers
- No More Resolutions: A New Way to Create a Year to Remember! |Cheri Britton, M.Ed.
- Bingo is a Blast with Barry!
- Deborah Szekely at 90 Discusses her Legacy
Gentle Yoga | Naomi Judith
Naomi Judith is a gentle yoga expert, stress management specialist, and nationally known professional speaker who educates people on relaxation, healthy breathing, rejuvenating body stretches, weight management awareness, and how to achieve stress reduction. She is the producer of the instructional video, "Gentle Yoga with Naomi®," which features a form of hatha yoga she originated based on her classical training in 1982.
In 1991, a Daniel's Cable Television grant allowed Naomi to develop her own yoga program on cable television which, still airs today. She has been featured on national TV as well as in the Yoga Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union, Changes Magazine, and among other media. Gentle Yoga with Naomi®; has been presented in various venues including the Palms and Rancho La Puerta spas. Naomi is also the author of "108 Ways to Balance Your Weight and Health Naturally" and has two Gentle Yoga MP3 programs, as well as the Gentle Yoga with Naomi®; Teacher Training Manual and the Student Manual. She is currently serving as the president of the Yoga Education Society in San Diego.
Naomi has served as stress management specialist at Scripps Health in the Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and she has also been on staff at UCSD. Her private yoga practice, including classes, workshops, and private sessions is in North San Diego County. A graduate of Yeshiva University (B.A.) and Brooklyn College (M.A.), Naomi has earned yoga certifications from Sivananda Yoga-Vedanta Ashram and Ananda Yoga, as well as from the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy system. She is a member of the Yoga Education Society and the Yoga Alliance. She currently teaches in Rancho Bernardo and loves to lecture to whoever wants to hear her speak!
Secrets of the Ranch Recipes | Executive Chef at La Cocina que Canta Denise Roa
Chef Denise teaches recipes from Executive Chef at Rancho La Puerta Gonzalo Mendoza, Sous Chef Mariela Manzano and Viridiana Navarrete
Executive Chef Denise Roa deliciously fuses the culinary and cultural heritages of her own life with the healthful "spa cuisine" pioneered by Rancho La Puerta. Chef Roa began her culinary journey at Johnson & Wales University in Miami. She moved to San Diego and began a successful career working for several of the region's most respected restaurants, including Pacifica Del Mar, Crescent Shores Grille, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and Hilton Torrey Pines. Her own restaurant La Trattoria was a local favorite for years. She has also been an instructor at Art Institute of San Diego, training over 500 culinary students to date in essential skills.
Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
Saturday 8 pm., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 pm
Join Beverly Whipple for the following programs:
SENSUALITY AND SEXUALITY: ENHANCING INTIMACY IN RELATIONSHIPS. Beverly Whipple, who has been researching and writing about sexuality for over forty years, presents a program that will help people to learn more about themselves as sensual and sexual beings. They will learn about the variety of ways men and women are capable of having sensual and sexual pleasure and response.
Beyond the G-spot: Research Concerning Women’s Sexual Responses. Dr. Whipple’s research about female sexuality (the Gspot, imagery orgasm, etc.) male and female multiple orgasms and the enhancement of sexual pleasure will be detailed in this program, which is designed for both a male and female audience.
Male and Female Midlife Sexual Changes. The normal changes that occur in men and women during mid-life will be detailed, showing similarities and differences. Hormonal changes in women and the sexual signs and symptoms produced at mid-life in men, will be presented. Alternative and traditional approaches will be offered.
Women’s Health in the 21st Century. Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN will speak about the major women's health issues, the emphasis being on feeling good about being a woman and understanding women's health in the 21st century. Men who live with women will find this program helpful to them as well.
Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN is a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher. She is the co‑author of the international bestseller, “The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality,” which has been translated into 20 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other co-authored books are: “Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex,” “Smart Women, Strong Bones; Outwitting Osteoporosis,” “The Science of Orgasm,” and “The Orgasm Answer Guide.” Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 350 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, published over 180 research articles and book chapters. She is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of N.J. Her degrees include a BS in Nursing from Wagner College, and from Rutgers: a Masters in Counseling, a Masters in Nursing, and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology. She served as President of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology, the Secretary General/Treasurer of the World Association for Sexual Health, was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and was the President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr Whipple has received over 100 awards including the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) for outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements and was named by the New Scientist as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world.
Collage: Discover Your Inner Artist | Susan Ross
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 4 pm
During a series of classes taught by Susan Ross, you'll explore the art of collage and create your own paper designs. With Susan's expert guidance, you'll explore colors, textures and techniques, and paint your own color swatches. You'll then cut these apart and reassemble them into greeting cards or a lovely work of art for your home. Attend as many classes as you wish.
Beauty and Desire | Donna Sternberg and Dancers
Thursday 8 pm
For over 28 years, Donna Sternberg and Dancers has inspired an open dialogue between scientists, philosophers, and artists across all disciplines. This conversation has revealed new ways of making and showing dances, bridging the gap between science and the arts. Donna Sternberg and Dancers will present Beauty and Desire, a direct by-product of this unique artistic process. The program includes Intoxication, an excerpt from the company’s full-length work The Flowering of Desire that looks at desire from the plant’s point of view as well as the intersection between plant and human desires. The Back of Beauty was inspired by an image from the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” with ethereal music by Lisbeth Scott. Inhale, by guest choreographer Anandha Ray, burrows into the desires that reside in the deep nameless places of our beings. The program will include an informal discussion of how scientific theories of beauty and desire were used to inform and inspire the choreography.
Donna Sternberg & Dancers is a non-profit interdisciplinary dance company founded in 1985 that has premiered over 65 works, including 7 full evening-length performances. We use science as a framework to give shape and structure to our artistic explorations and interpretations, drawing parallels and metaphors between science and human behavior. We intentionally seek partnerships with artists, cultural organizations, scientists and science institutions to find innovative ways to examine science through dance in collaboration with other art forms. The company performs in site-specific locations such as parks, galleries, libraries and on the beach as well as in traditional theaters. DS&D has performed throughout California, been featured on PBS station KCET's television program Life & Times, on City TV in Santa Monica, in radio interviews, blogs, newspapers and magazines. The company has received funding from state and local governmental agencies, businesses and foundations. Donna Sternberg, Artistic Director, has premiered works throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Her work has been commissioned by festivals, dance companies, schools and institutions such as the California Science Center.
No More Resolutions: A New Way to Create a Year to Remember! | Cheri Britton, M.Ed.
Tuesday 8 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4 pm
Making New Year's resolutions is a well-practiced tradition. Most of us make a list of things we will and will not do in the coming year. However, few of us ever get through January before feeling like we've failed.
In this enjoyable program, Cheri will put a new spin on this important, albeit, ineffective tradition. Come and learn how to name your year instead of creating a list of mandates. She will help you look at your next year from "50,000 feet" and decide what the essence is you want to create, not the specifics. For example one could name 2013 "The Year of Good Decisions" and then remain open to making wise decisions all year round. Or "The Year of Healthy Relationships" or "The Year of Self Care."
By departing from the itemized list of do's and don'ts, this thematic approach keeps you in touch with the overall feeling and direction of what you want most this year. You will find that you can maintain a theme when resolutions often fail. Then you are more likely to flourish and make your year a BOOMing success!
Trigger a Change Reaction
If we want things to change . . . then something has to change, right? As simple as this sounds, change is hard for most of us. Yet it is completely necessary if we want to create a result that is different than the way things are now. In this program, Cheri will lay out 6 simple ways to shift both your thinking and your actions. She will show you six ways to begin a chain reaction of change. She will remind you that one small change leads to bigger and bigger changes and then BOOM! You have blasted right through your road blocks.
Lose WAIT and Keep it Off for Good
This is a two part program. Each session can be done separately . . . but together they make quite a pair!
How Big is Your But?
In this program participants will explore their most common excuses. You know the ones I'm talking about . . . those seemingly rational reasons that we all put forward when faced with something we perceive to be too challenging, too risky, too frivolous, too scary, too boring or even too joyful.
By asking . . .
1. What do you NEED to do?
2. What do you WANT to do?
3. What is/are your biggest but/s?
4. What would be different in your life if you gave up your excuses and lost the WAIT?
. . . participants will begin to get a better understanding of what they really need and want and how best to start taking action NOW! Through written exercises, small and large group discussion, and one-on-one consultation, participants will explore their answers to the above questions and learn ways to get off their fanny and kick their excuses to the curb.
What's The Plan, Man?
How long is it going to be before you get it done? You know "it." That business plan, that new website, that messy garage, those piles and piles of papers that you've been avoiding. Worse yet, what about all those unfulfilled dreams? The project you've wanted to begin, the vacations you've been putting off, the hobbies that have been calling your name for longer than you can remember, even that ever-growing stack of books on your bedside table.
In the presentation, Cheri helps you create a plan for doing the very thing (or things) you keep putting off. You will leave knowing what the next steps are . . . and better yet, excited about taking them.
You will learn some techniques for getting things done and making deliberate time for what's important to you. Life can be filled with more successes. No ifs, ands, or buts!
Cheri Britton, M.Ed, is a speaker, author, coach and trainer who has been helping individuals and organizations effectively BOOM Think for over two decades. Through metaphors, anecdotes, and powerful journaling exercises, Cheri challenges executives, employees, entrepreneurs, parents and regular folks to confront limiting beliefs and break out of their "velvet rut" where they survive but definitely don't thrive. The results are literally transformational.
Cheri is author of "BOOM Thinking: The Gutsy Guide to Breaking Out of Old Mindsets" and "Get Your Buts Off the Couch: A 30 Day Program to Help You Eliminate Your Excuses and Get Moving On Your Dreams." More can be found about Cheri at www.cheribritton.com
As a single mom raising two youngsters, Cheri maintains a realistic view of working professionals who juggle careers with family and outside interests. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina with her kids Sawyer and Noah, and her dogs Chance and Moxie.