When you go for a week of pampering and fitness at the world class Golden Door in Vista, California you also get an opportunity to enrich your brain processes through the spa’s roster of distinguished speakers. One of the most inspiring lecturers (who actually talks and doesn’t really lecture) is the woman who opened the Door in 1958 Deborah Szekely (do watch the video). Although she sold the popular spa, the 93-year-old dynamo who leads very active life, has remained an integral part of the health and wellness –oriented facility. Her after-dinner chats are not to be missed as she discusses life lessons, fitness, wellness and much more.
Some notable speakers on the agenda for the New Year include:
Golden Door executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. who shares his passion preparing tasty and nutritious meals for. Along with his ace cooking skills, the chef leads the kitchen team, shops for local produce and creates truly amazing garden-to-table meals, and conducts cooking classes for guests. Did we mention he’s also a beekeeper….
Nick James, founder and president, Body Bliss who says, “I am passionate about aromatherapy and its power to enhance our health and well-being, inwardly and outwardly. Nick holds a degree in Botany/Plant Biology from Oxford University. Body Bliss supplies the spa industry with products that are “organic or ethically wild-harvested.” James believes massage and body treatments have “an important role in maintaining a healthy and joyous life,” so his company looks worldwide to find only “the purest and most complete therapeutic grade essential oils.”
Felix Lopez, spiritual leader who disseminates knowledge of healing, mindfulness and meditation in an accessible way. Drawing on an eclectic background as artist, musician, photographer, Pranic (energy) Healer and former Buddhist monk, he offers “a healing possibility that taps into the creative power at the root of all existence.” Born in Venezuela and raised in the U.S., he has studied yoga meditation in India, Buddhism in Thailand, and refined skills as a healer with a native hill tribe in Chiang Rai (northern Thailand). Lopez has clients and students from throughout the world.
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., speaker and industry “trendspotter” for Adults Over 50 also holds a doctorate in Gerontology, specializes in issues concerning baby boomers and mature adults. Her insights and opinions about this age group make her a sought-after speaker, blogger, author, journalist and corporate consultant. She helps companies make products and services accessible and user-friendly and also instructs employees on how to be more sensitive to the needs of adults over 50. Dr. Abramson is the author of The Caregivers Survival Handbook, Home Safety for Seniors, The 55+ Fact Book and The Medicare Resource Guide.
Janice Kaplan, author of The Gratitude Diaries is also a television reporter and producer, magazine editor, and Yale graduate. Kaplan makes a New Year’s resolution to spend a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her marriage, family life, work, health and every day experience. Along the way, she interviews psychologists, academics, doctors, philosophers, celebrities and others for their ideas on discovering the value of appreciating what you have.
For more about the Golden Door click here. To book one the Sunday to Sunday spa weeks that include airport pickup, workout clothes (not shoes but including rain slickers, hats, gloves, kimonos, robes, slipper, go-aheads), cosmetics, head to toe pampering plus early morning hikes plus workouts for every body type throughout the day, nutritious meals and snacks. The Door focuses on the individual allowing guests to be as extreme or laid back in their daily activities. It is truly the best all-around spa in the world for getting mind, body and spirit in top condition.
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