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The Whole Enchilada

Practical Yoga Therapeutics, Ayurveda, and Nutrition

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The wisdom of the ancient yogis tells us it is never too late, or too early, to sequence our life today for a healthier tomorrow. The power of the three key ingredients —a sustainable yoga practice, a wholesome diet, and a healthy lifestyle— to help us look and feel our best is profound.

Join physician, yoga teacher, and acupuncturist Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, and yoga teacher Melina Meza, E-RYT 500, as they share their vast repertoire of wisdom and knowledge to incorporate into your life.

During this relaxed yet highly informative workshop, you will experience:

  • Morning meditations
  • Asana classes
  • Experiential talks on practical yoga therapeutics, diet, nutrition, and Ayurveda
  • Gentle therapeutic practices woven together with talks on relevant health topics
  • An introductory Ayurvedic cooking class, during which you will learn to prepare kitchari.

Baxter’s expertise in yoga therapeutics, complemented and spiced by Melina’s mastery of holistic nutrition and Ayurveda, will empower you to create the whole enchilada.

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 | Melina Meza, E-RYT 500

May 6 - 11, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$475 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

The wisdom of the ancient yogis tells us it is never too late, or too early, to sequence our life today for a healthier tomorrow. The power of the three key ingredients —a sustainable yoga practice, a wholesome diet, and a healthy lifestyle— to help us look and feel our best is profound.

Join physician, yoga teacher, and acupuncturist Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, and yoga teacher Melina Meza, E-RYT 500, as they share their vast repertoire of wisdom and knowledge to incorporate into your life.

During this relaxed yet highly informative workshop, you will experience:

  • Morning meditations
  • Asana classes
  • Experiential talks on practical yoga therapeutics, diet, nutrition, and Ayurveda
  • Gentle therapeutic practices woven together with talks on relevant health topics
  • An introductory Ayurvedic cooking class, during which you will learn to prepare kitchari.

Baxter’s expertise in yoga therapeutics, complemented and spiced by Melina’s mastery of holistic nutrition and Ayurveda, will empower you to create the whole enchilada.

Faculty Bio

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Baxter Bell is a physician, medical acupuncturist, certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and coauthor of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging. With his unique perspective and experience, Baxter lectures to healthcare professionals throughout the country on integrating the therapeutic applications of yoga with Western medicine.

By combining his deep knowledge of anatomy and medicine with an expertise in helping people of all ages and physical conditions, Baxter teaches a healing, nurturing style of hatha yoga that balances the body‰’s desire for action with the mind‰’s need for calm and quiet. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter helps students use yoga to help heal from and/or cope with a wide range of medical conditions.

The cofounder of and a writer for the popular blog Yoga for Healthy Aging, he regularly presents at Yoga Journal conferences and at the International Association of Yoga Therapy‰’s SYTAR Conference. He has also written articles for Yoga Journal and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and is featured in Yoga for Stress, a Yoga Journal DVD. He is quoted as a yoga and health expert by the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Melina Meza, E-RYT 500

Melina Meza has been sharing her knowledge of hatha yoga, Ayurveda, and whole-foods nutrition throughout the world for more than 20 years. She is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and creator of Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to well-being, as well as the Yoga for the Seasons: Fall Vinyasa DVD.

A graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle since 1997, where she also directs the 200- and 500-hour teachers training program. She facilitates yoga and Ayurveda workshops year-round and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries worldwide.

Her growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by her studies with teachers who include Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Jin Sung, Sarah Powers, Gary Kraftsow, Kathleen Hunt, and Dr. Baxter Bell. Melina’s offerings can be found on the sites Yoga Anytime, YogaUOnline, and Gaia (Gaiam TV).

Why Attend

  • Create sustainable nurturing practices that enhance your daily life and well-being.

  • Practice attunement to your own energy.

  • Gain skills that will help you make grounded and informed choices.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    All levels.

  • Things to Bring

    Journal for taking notes

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing for yoga, lectures, and hikes

  • Recommended Reading

    Yoga for Healthy Aging by Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow and Art of Sequencing—Volume Two by Melina Meza

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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