- CorePower Yoga | Dee Hayes
- Zen'ga | P.J. O'Clair
- Ballet | Anatoly Sisman
- Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Joan Nathan
- The Transformation of American Food | Joan Nathan
- The Matters That Matter™ | Molly Davis and Kristine Van Raden
- Forces for Good | Laurie Bassi, Ph.D. and Herb Rubenstein
- Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
- Write Your Life Story Now | Francine Brevetti
CorePower Yoga | Dee Hayes
Dee Hayes has been a senior yoga teacher at CorePowerYoga in San Diego for over seven years. She has been teaching Yoga since 2002, leading thousands of students of all levels through their yoga practice and has practiced yoga herself for well over 30 years. Dee’s yogic path has been inspired by a number of styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, Anusara and heated Vinyasa/Power yoga. After practicing yoga without heat for years, on a trip home to San Diego in 2001, she walked into her first "Hot" Birkram Yoga class and was hooked. "The way I felt after my first heated class was transformational. I had never felt so whole in my entire life." This put Dee on her teaching path. She was living in Virginia Beach, VA at the time, and there were no Hot Yoga studios in the area to be found! After a few months without the heat, she knew she had to get certified and bring this magic to her neighborhood. One of her biggest accomplishment was enrolling and completing the Bikram certification in 2002. She founded, owned, and operated the first Hot Yoga and Vinyasa studio in a 200 mile radius in the Hampton Roads, VA area.
It was no easy task to introduce this style to the area, but her passion, dedication and patience eventually paid off and numerous "hot yoga" studios in the area are now booming.
In 2006, Dee moved back to her native San Diego town and walked in a CPY studio shortly thereafter. She has been enjoying teaching and practicing the gift of yoga wholeheartedly in this community ever since. She also holds certifications in: Jimmy Barkan Power Level 2, CorePower, Hot Power, Yoga Sculpt, Yoga Pilates and CPY Level 2, all from CorePower Yoga; Russian Kettlebell (RKC), Z-Health R phase (joint mobility movement), and Massage Therapy. Dee’s down to earth and straight forward approach in her teaching is filled with compassion, connectedness and gratitude for life exactly as it is in the moment!
Focusing on a deeper connection to the breath with the path of connecting to one’s true nature, she says, "I believe the key to happiness is in the relationship we have with our breath. By simply being with one’s breath you can bring balance to the Body/Mind/Spirit." In Dee’s free time she enjoys long walks on the beach with her one year old Akita (Cleo) as well as bike riding around her home town of Pacific Beach, reading, watching movies, gardening and spending time with her friends and family.
Zen'ga | P.J. O'Clair
PJ is a published author and is the recipient of the prestigious IDEA “Program Director of the Year” award for 2008. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant at fitness conferences and spas worldwide. She has written numerous fitness articles for trade journals and is a guest author with Pilates Style magazine.
Ballet | Anatoly Sisman
Anatoly Sisman, a former soloist dancer with the Lviv State Ballet, immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in 1989 with his wife, Polina, a classically trained pianist, his dance partner and assistant. Mr. Sisman was trained in the classical school of Russian Ballet from the age of 7. He received a degree in choreography from the State Ballet School in Kiev, and from there received a job dancing at the famous Opera Ballet Theater in the great cultural center of Lviv, Ukraine. After coming to the USA, Mr. Sisman successfully taught dance at various schools throughout California, Canada, and Mexico.
Anatoly's students, adults and children, have enjoyed his highly structured, traditional classes. A number of his students are now working with professional ballet companies here and abroad, and always look for ballet coaches of Mr. Sisman's quality and good nature. Mr. Sisman currently is teaching at San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.
Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Joan Nathan
Tuesday and Thursday 4 pm
Joan Nathan is the author of ten cookbooks including the recently published "Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France" (Knopf, November 2010). She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Food Arts Magazine, and Tablet Magazine, among other publications.
In 1994 Nathan published the much-acclaimed “Jewish Cooking in America,”which won both the James Beard Award and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook of the Year Award; as well as" An American Folklife Cookbook," which received the R.T. French Tastemaker Award in 1985. She most recently wrote The New American Cooking which also won the James Beard and IACP Awards as best American cookbook published in 2005. Her other books include “Foods of Israel Today,” “Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook,” “The Jewish Holiday Baker,” “The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen,” “The Jewish Holiday Kitchen,” and “The Flavor of Jerusalem.”
In 2004 she was the Guest Curator of Food Culture USA, the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, based on the research for her book, “The New American Cooking.”
Ms. Nathan's PBS television series, Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan, was nominated in 2000 for the James Beard Award for Best National Television Food Show. She was also senior producer of Passover: Traditions of Freedom, an award-winning documentary sponsored by Maryland Public Television. Ms. Nathan has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs including the Today show, Good Morning, America, The Martha Stewart Show and National Public Radio.
An inductee to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and Beverage, she has also received the Silver Spoon Award from Food Arts magazine. In addition, Ms. Nathan received an honorary degree from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Culture in Chicago and the Golda Award from the American Jewish Congress.
Nathan serves on the board of DC based organization, Martha's Table, by whom she was recently honored for her work on Sunday Suppers, an annual fundraising event chaired by Joan Nathan, Alice Waters and Jose Andres. Through a collaboration of chefs, organizations and concerned citizens, the dinners, held one night a year in various homes across the DC Metropolitan Area, have raised over $200,000 for Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen.
Joan Nathan was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's degree in French literature and earned a master's in public administration from Harvard University. For three years she lived in Israel where she worked for Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem. In 1974, working for Mayor Abraham Beame in New York, she co-founded the Ninth Avenue Food Festival. The mother of three grown children, Ms. Nathan lives in Washington, D.C. and Martha's Vineyard with her husband, attorney Allan Gerson.
Joan will be teaching two hands-on classes, both at 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with your fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center.
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The Matters That Matter™ | Molly Davis and Kristine Van Raden
Tuesday 8 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 2 pm
We all know that our lives and daily choices are best governed by our most deeply held values and priorities. Yet there is much to distract even our best of intentions. There is no better time of the year than now to consider those things that matter the very most to you, and to then find new ways to live that are reflective of who you are and what you value.
Molly Davis & Kristine Van Raden are co-founders of Matters That Matter™.
Friendship, family, career, and life challenges have taught them about what truly
matters. Their mission is to inspire people to live according to their own deeply held values and priorities by bringing courage, contentment and grace to life. They are co-authors of the internationally published book, Letters to Our Daughters. Their beautiful book, featured on the Oprah Show, is a collection of letters from women to their daughters. It illustrates the common threads that connect us as human beings in the midst of our differences. They have inspired audiences across the country with their challenging, insightful and relevant message. They are currently working on a new book on friendship.
Their message will take you inside the story of their 35 year friendship, and reveal the steps of faith that led to the publication of their book, "Letters to Our Daughters." In that process, through meeting amazing women from around the world, Molly & Kristine learned so much about the matters that matter… those things that are the most important to all of us, regardless of who we are or where we are from. Their program illuminates the common threads that can connect us all as human beings, and underscores the importance of living according to that which is most important.
Workshops during the week:
Courage: What does it mean to live with courage and how do we cultivate more of it?
Contentment: What is does it mean to be content, and how can we increase our
awareness of its presence in our lives?
The 3 X 5 Card: Speaking up, finding our voice and holding on to the reins of our own
Sessions are a carefully designed combination of storytelling, teaching and guided thinking exercises. You will be encouraged and entertained, and you will come away with new personal insights.
Molly Davis is a successful corporate trainer. A gifted teacher, she combines practical strategies and real life stories with humor and heart.
Kristine Van Raden is an accomplished professional artist and consummate storyteller. Her artistic insight brings depth, compassion and creativity to their program experience.
Forces for Good | Laurie Bassi, Ph.D. and Herb Rubenstein
Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 8 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5 pm
America is in a sour mood. Ongoing fears of a double-dip recession. Continued high unemployment. Political gridlock. But quietly, and from an unexpected place, a source of good news is gaining momentum. Companies are discovering that better corporate behavior is becoming a prerequisite for bottom-line success. That is, businesses must be better sellers, employers and stewards of communities and the planet. This new dynamic promises a more hopeful future for the country's economy and even its social fabric. Each of us has an important role to play in realizing this more hopeful future. Come hear how you can be the "leader of your life" to become a force for good.
Programs with Herb Rubenstein:
Creating Your Own Individual Platform
The great saxophonist, Kenny G, says he is not the greatest sax player in the world. But he is probably the most popular. He says his key to success is that he "knows his sound." Leaders have to create their own individual platform, just the way Kenny G has created his own "sound." A platform is the way people can always expect you to approach a challenge. It is your signature -- your most reliable method of leading people and leading yourself. Platforms can be as simple as "being an optimist," or as detailed as "thoughtful, reliable, gets the facts, communicative, and encouraging to all." A platform is more than a leadership style. It is your grounding to be a successful leader. Well-known author, Dan Pink, gets to this issue by asking, "What is your sentence?" This session will discuss the basic elements of a "platform" and help you articulate your platform to help you become a better leader in your everyday live and in all of your activities. Attendees will receive an article by Herb Rubenstein describing how to create your own individual platform.
Finding the Leader Within You
In this interactive session, you will go back in time and remember and discuss with one other participant when you acted as a leader. We will discuss what helped to generate this "leadership activity" or "leadership role." We will explore how you can foster and create the right types of environments, roles, and actions as an individual that will make it more possible for you in the future to fit comfortably into and be successful in leadership roles. During this session you will rediscover your "leadership gene" and learn how to turn on this gene when it will benefit you and others around you. This session will close with a review of a discussion I had with Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard when I asked her "When was the first time you realized you were a leader?" She had a fascinating answer that will empower you in your quest to be a better leader.
Creating Your Own "To Stop List" - An Essential Step To Better Living
Most people have "to do" lists. But you can't just keep pouring coffee into a cup that is already full. Herb Rubenstein has created and written an article he will share with you on "The To Stop List - The Better To Do List." Every participant will leave this interactive session with several important items written down on their "to stop list." During this session we will explore how to create a strong enough "why" so that your to stop list will become one of the most effective lists you will ever create or manage. We will discuss the key concept of "opportunity cost" and "sunk costs" and share the tremendous benefits and "upside potential" that people of any age can gain from creating and successfully implementing their own "to stop list."
Program with Laurie Bassi, Ph.D.:
This I Believe®
The stories of our lives are powerful teachers—particularly when we give them voice. First begun as a radio series by Edward Murrow, This I Believe has grown into an international organization that engages people of all walks of life in describing and sharing how their core values provide guidance to their daily lives. Come hear some moving "this I Believe" essays, be ready to participate in a lively and inspiring discussion, and maybe even commit a few words to paper to share with your family.
Herb Rubenstein is the author of "Leadership for Lawyers" (American Bar Association, 2008, 2nd ed.) and the lead author of "Leadership Development for Educators" (Rowman and Littlefield, December, 2009, US Publication; Overleaf Publishing, March, 2010, India Publication). He has taught leadership courses at five universities, is the founder of THE LEEEGH, a nonprofit, which stands for leadership in education, energy, environment, governance and health. He is also the President of the Sustainable Business Group, a business consulting firm. He was a founding director of the Association of Professional Futurists, a member of the board of directors of the International Leadership Association, and Chairman of the Board of the Jelleff Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, DC. He was a candidate for the US Congress in 2006 in the 7th Congressional District of Colorado.
Laurie Bassi is an author, speaker, and economist (with a heart). She is the CEO of McBassi & Company, a leader in the emerging decision-science of human capital management. Since she founded McBassi in 2001, she has been working with clients to help them unleash human capability within their organizations. In the earlier years of her career, Laurie served as the director of two U.S. government commissions, and a tenured professor of economics and public policy at Georgetown University. Laurie is a prolific author, with over 90 published papers and books. Her current book, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era, is the 2012 Nautilus Award Winner for best business book.
Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
Sensuality and Sexuality Thursday 8 pm, Beyond the G Spot Friday 4 pm, Women's Health in the 21st Century Tuesday 11 am
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.
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.
Write Your Life Story Now | Francine Brevetti
Sunday through Thursday 4 pm
Join Francine for a five day writing experience, guiding people to write their own life story or that of someone else. The program includes concentration on stimulating memories, writing techniques and exercises, and a review of the options for publishing.
Francine Brevetti captivates audiences with her interactive, informative and entertaining presentations. Participants are transported through time as they start writing their own life stories and begin the journey of turning their memories into history. Francine is a San Francisco native who started her journalism career in the late 1970s with America's oldest daily, The Journal of Commerce. From 1985 to 1997 she worked as a freelance business journalist in Hong Kong, contributing to US, UK, Australian and Asian English-language dailies and magazines, mostly on matters of finance, foreign trade and travel. During that time she wrote Welcome to China, a guidebook commissioned by the China National Tourism Administration.
In 1997, she returned to San Francisco where she still lives. From 1998 to 2008 she worked as a business reporter for the Oakland Tribune. In addition, she secured a commission to write the history of America's oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d'Italia. The Fabulous Fior -- over 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen sold well and is now out of print. A second edition, The Fabulous Fior -- over 125 Years in an Italian Kitchen, with three new chapters is available on Kindle or Nook.
She has been writing clients’ biographies for years and conducts workshops that guide people on how to write their own, assisting them in uncovering the stories and inspirations that make their memoirs come to life. Francine is passionate about helping each person discover the writer within and also works with clients on other own non-fiction books and corporate histories.
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