Aerobics with Soul ® | Maria Nhambu
- 10am Aerobics with Soul – Sunday through Friday
Maria’s program combines the magic, spontaneity, creativity, expression, music and rhythms of Africa with the safety guidelines of the American fitness industry. Based on the tribal dances she learned growing up in Tanzania, East Africa, creator Maria Nhambu's Aerobics With Soul ® will liberate the dancer in you and show you that fitness with an ethnic beat is not only aerobic, but sensual, educational, entertaining and fantastically fun. The movements are broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels so everyone can participate. The only requirement is an open mind, a happy, relaxed body and the ability to NOT take yourself too seriously!
Love Cycles | Linda Carroll, M.S.
Love Cycles with author and therapist Linda Carroll.
SESSION ONE. Relationships are explored as a series of stages through which we travel – from romantic bliss to rude awakening to disillusionment and sometimes despair until, finally and ideally, a resting place where love has grown deeper, richer and more settled. Each of the journeys described is based on a synthesis of the current literature on marriage, intimacy, biology, and poetry through the ages. This very popular short talk invites people in all stages of relationship, from single to those in a long-time commitment, to enjoy a witty, informative and fascinating exploration of love's path.
SESSION TWO. The Stages Defined. Decoding Love's Potion; Wisdom and Folly; How to Select an Appropriate Partner. The Inevitable Power Struggle; The Never Ending Loop; Learning the Counter-Instinctive Move; Finding Wholeness in a Difficult Relationship, on your Own or with Another.
SESSION THREE: Linda Carroll offers a surprise session which will sizzle with interest describing sexuality through the stages, covering issues of intimacy, passion and lagging libidos, as well as differences in desire. Linda will use anonymous questions and choose topics from her many years of experience as a "Hot Monogamy" therapist to create a lively and informative dialogue
Linda Carroll has been a practicing therapist for 30 years, specializing in couples. In the nineties, she and her veterinarian husband, Tim Barraud, began to teach a couples' course based on the Imago process of Harville Hendrix, the PAIRS training of Dr. Lori Gordon, and their own insights, study and practices. They continue to offer retreats and seminars all over the world, and Linda is currently at work on a book project, Love's Cycles, based on this work. In 2006, her memoir, "Her Mother's Daughter," was published by Doubleday, and in 2008 Conari Press published "Remember Who You Are."
The New Left in Latin America: How New? How Left? | Richard Feinberg
Voters in Latin America have been turning to new presidential faces and new political movements as they seek to unseat corrupt governments and to escape from poverty. These colorful new faces include former union leaders, indigenous rebels, ex-military officers, economists, businessmen, rehabilitated politicians and several very impressive women. What critical political and economic developments account for their stunning electoral victories? What are their programs of government – and how great are their chances for success? Will these new leaders further consolidate their democracies – or seek to replace them with charismatic authoritarianism or some innovative forms of participatory democracy? Will they continue to integrate their economies into global markets – or will their search for social equity spawn a rebirth of economic nationalism? Importantly, what do these new faces in our Hemisphere mean for the United States in the years ahead?
Richard Feinberg is professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. He serves as Director of the University’s APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Study Center. In addition, he is the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of the prestigious publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs.
Prior to his arrival in California, Feinberg was Special Assistant to President Clinton and Senior Director of the National Security Council’s Office of Inter-American Affairs (1993-96). As the President’s senior adviser for Latin America, Feinberg was one of the principal architects of the 1994 Summit of the Americas in Miami.
Previously, Feinberg served as President of the Inter-American Dialogue and Executive Vice President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). He has held positions on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and worked as an international economist in the US Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs. He received his doctorate in economics from Stanford University and his bachelors’ degree from Brown University.
Feinberg has authored more than 150 articles and books, including Summitry in the Americas: A Progress Report, The Intemperate Zone: The Third World Challenge to US Foreign Policy, and Subsidizing Success: The Export-Import Bank in the US Economy. His opinion editorials have appeared in many leading newspapers in the United States and internationally, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times.
Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
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.