Presenters for the Week of August 9, 2014
- Posture Therapy | Ken Baldwin
- Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Emotional Wellness & Weight Loss® | Jody Miller
- West End Duo | Eveline Kuhn, flute, Arash Amini, cello
Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Emotional Wellness & Weight Loss® | Jody Miller
Taking care of your self… your body, mind and spirit is a full time job. With all of the other demands in life including work and family, it’s no wonder our personal health and wellness can so easily fall to the bottom of the priority list. Jody Miller, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, works with clients to help them to achieve weight loss and fitness goals, ultimately helping them to reduce their risk of chronic disease and to promote a long and healthy life.
The Change Your Mind, Change Your Body® workshop takes a comprehensive, holistic and very compassionate approach to the struggle of taking the best care of ourselves possible, losing weight and keeping it off. The Ranch version of the workshop (exclusively designed for Rancho La Puerta) includes an evening introductory presentation followed by four interactive sessions throughout the week. Participation in the full series is encouraged to gain the most benefit, but if you can’t make it to all, you are welcome to come to the sessions that your schedule will permit.
The workshop is designed for those who have significant weight to lose as well as those who are trying to maintain a healthy weight, and addresses the needs of every fitness level from those just getting started to the avid competitive athlete. The most unique aspect of the Change Your Mind, Change Your BodyÒ philosophy is that it takes into consideration individual life circumstances so that every participant can personalize their experience.
By the end of your Ranch visit, you will be ready to return home with a better understanding as to why diets don’t work, changed your definition of weight loss success, identified stressors and behavior patterns that are holding you back, and learned a myriad of strategies that will help you achieve your goals and optimal lifelong health.
Workshop topics include:
Readiness - Setting Process Goals - Healthy Eating - Exercise - Sleep – Emotional Eating – Stress – Boosting Metabolism – Life Balance – Defenses and Coping - Positive Psychology and Happiness – Lapse Prevention – Behavior Change and Breaking the Cycle
Jody received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and graduate degree from The George Washington University. She was instrumental in the creation of The Women’s Exercise Research Center at GWU where she completed her graduate research.
Jody established her private medial fitness practice, Women’s Health & Support Services in 1992. Her clinical experience spans the domains of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, neuromuscular and immunologic health. For individual clients she provides exercise assessment and prescription, supervision and training, and counseling and education.
Jody created the trademarked wellness and weight loss program Change Your Mind, Change Your Body which she presents internationally for both private groups and corporate health promotion.
Jody received the American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist credential in 2007. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), and IDEA Health and Fitness Association. This year, Jody received the new Exercise is Medicine designation.
Jody is an advocate for childhood wellness and fitness. She is the current Vice President of Youth Programs - WellKIDSä for Infinity Wellness Foundation, an organization dedicated to reducing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and empowering today’s children with self-confidence, practical skills and knowledge.
West End Duo | Eveline Kuhn, flute, Arash Amini, cello
The husband and wife duo of flutist Eveline Kuhn and cellist Arash Amini have performed together as the West End Duo since 1999, shortly after they first met. The West End Duo has performed throughout New York City- where they make their home, as well as in Pennsylvania, New York State, San Diego, Mexico, and throughout the Zürich area of Switzerland. Since 2008, each August, the Duo has performed a special house concert for their friends Judea and Ruth Pearl- the slain Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl's parents, in Los Angeles. At the 2012 house concert, the Duo performed the world premiere of Spirituals (Book II) for Flute and Cello, written for them by Steven R. Gerber. The West End Duo were the first classical musicians featured on an episode of rock guitarist, composer, and songwriter Peter Himmelman's weekly online show, Furious World. The Duo has been featured in Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland) and Zürichsee-Zeitung (Switzerland). Eveline Kuhn and Arash Amini are the co-founders of the New York-based chamber music society, America's Dream Chamber Artists.
Flutist Eveline Kuhn has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, and Lithuania. She performed her New York debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, her Concerto debut with The Symphony Orchestra of New York University, and gave the New York Premiere of Mark O'Connor's The Fallen for Solo Flute and Strings at Symphony Space in New York. She is the Managing Director and an Artist Member of America's Dream Chamber Artists, has been heard on WQXR, and been featured in The New York Sun, The Houston Chronicle, Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), and Zürichsee Zeitung (Switzerland).
Cellist Arash Amini has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Botswana. He performed his New York debut recital in Alice Tully Hall. A graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, he performed as cellist of Mark O'Connor's piano trio and has performed countless world and U.S. premieres of solo and chamber music works. He is the Artistic Director and an Artist Member of America's Dream Chamber Artists, performs frequently in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured in The New York Times, Chamber Music, The Strad, Muso, and Symphony; and on WQXR, NPR, and Voice of America. Arash Amini is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Artist and the Artistic Director and an Artist of Musicians Emergency Fund.