Healthy Living Retreat 2017

Healthy Living Paradise Retreat !  
We are now moving into our 5th year of this Retreat in Key West.

A Meditative, Active & Motivational Paradise Retreat

August 3 – August 6, 2017
Key West, Florida
with Rob Dorgan & Steve Bolia

Interested in developing new tools to help you relax or to further your quest for a healthier life?

This is what one participant said of her experience at the Healthy Living Retreat:

          “I am feeling SO GOOD after the retreat. I mean it – it was just the shot in the arm I needed. I have more energy, more positivity, and most importantly more optimism about my future. I’ve been doing all the little things you guys and Paul have suggested – don’t over think it, just add small, healthy “rituals” into my life. I am moving more, running more, sleeping better, eating better, and loving life more than I have in a long time.  It has been a wonderful two weeks.”   Rita, Atlanta, GA

Join Steve Bolia and Rob Dorgan at Alexander’s Guesthouse in luscious Key West, Florida for this 3 1/2 day retreat of yoga , guided meditation, laughter, conversations about thinking and acting in a positive manner as well as classes on Juicing,  Food and healthy cooking….oh yeah, and some pool time too!    As a participant, you will walk away with new tools that will help you relax and develop a healthier life-style within your busy day.  Guided Meditations and daily Yoga Classes, will provide you with tools that will allow you to find your center while on your cushion or mat and then out into your busy world!
Classes and hands-on work in the kitchen will provide you with easy and healthy recipes.  Thursday evening’s dinner will be prepared by Steve himself (dinner in 2016 began with a Chilled Cantaloupe Soup, followed by an African Peanut Stew and Frozen Berry Delights for dessert – what will he prepare this time?!!!)

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Pricing:

The Weekend Paradise Retreat includes:
Dinner Thursday evening
Meditation Classes,
Yoga Classes
Conversations on this year’s theme
Healthy Foods Classes and Juicing

Weekend Paradise Retreat is $450.00 per person
Call us at 513.675.7582 to reserve your space.
Check and most major Credit Cards accepted!

Reservations and Nightly Room Charges will be taken care of separately through

                      Alexander’s Guest House 
Be sure to call 1.800.654.9919 to book your room.
Be sure to ask for the ‘Book 3-night get the 4th night FREE’ Special.

Additions:
50 minute Massages will be available from Rob or Steve during Free Times for an additional $50.00.
Contact Steve or Rob (click here) to schedule your appointment.

Be sure to bring your Yoga Mat!

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Meditation and Yoga

 

banner_meditationBoth are ancient practices that can help heal and rejuvenate our body, mind and soul.

Meditation and Yoga have been proven to have many medical benefits separately or together –
•They create a deeper state of rest than sleep, allowing a deeper healing to take place.
•They increase the calming hormones, melatonin and serotonin and reduce stress inducing
hormones like cortisol.
•They have positive effects on aging and blood pressure, insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

For the Mind and Soul – 
• They increase positive emotions like love and compassion.
• Give clarity and focus of the mind.
• Create lightness, humor and balance within us.
• It can open new ways of thought and understanding to help us better deal with grief,
fear and limiting ideas.

For more information on Rob & Steve click here.

 

Relaxation is highly underestimated!

In our on-the-go society that continues to pick up the pace with new and improved technology that keeps us continually plugged in, we are taking less and less time to deeply relax and rejuvenate.  In effect many of us are living in our sympathetic nervous system – meaning we are becoming adrenaline junkies.  Constantly living in this heightened state of ‘fight or flight’, accelerates the aging process and puts us at greater risk for stress related injuries and disease.

Taking the time daily to relax deeply is of utmost importance to our overall well-being.  It helps us to heal ancient stresses as well as current ones and assist in balancing deep psychological imbalances. It can also reverse and slow down the aging process.

Who knew that relaxing could be so beneficial?  Just like eating, sleeping and exercising, relaxing must be a part of your daily routine to truly reap its benefits.  Great!  How am I going to fit relaxing into my day with everything I already have to do?   That’s what this Paradise Retreat is all about!

Rob Dorgan and Steve Bolia – with the assistance of Charlie Wilson – are going to give you options for a better daily life.  To make healthy living a habit, you ‘Have To Keep It Simple’.

This retreat will teach you things that you can do every day to bring a little more peace of mind into your life.  We will show you, with your busy lifestyle, how to do accessible meditation, how to introduce yoga into your life or how to enhance yoga’s presence in your life, how to be a positive thinker, how to appreciate obstacles and stumbles and how to think about nutrition at every meal without making yourself crazy.  This retreat is both for the beginner and practitioner.  It’s a time to learn new life skills and to examine the skills you already have with a beginner’s perspective.

“In the mind of the expert there are few possibilities.  In the mind of a beginner there are many.”
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

Join us as we expand the way we look at ourselves and evolve that vision to include a healthy,
vibrant and radiant Being. YOU!

 

 

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Nutrition

You are what you eat!

You will receive printed recipes for all the food and juices presented during the retreat.

 

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Schedule

We will begin at 5pm on Thursday & conclude at 2pm on Sunday

Thursday Aug. 3rd
5:00pm – 6:30 – Living Room of Rm #17:
Opening Introductions

6:30 – 7:00pm – Alexander’s Kitchen

Alexander’s Garden Bar open for Happy Hour!

7:30pm
Dinner in Alexander’s Garden

Friday Aug. 4th
7:30am – Pool side
Fruit and Tea

8:00- 9:30am – Yoga
Upper Decks – Alexander’s

9:30 – 11:00am – Alexander’s Garden
Breakfast

11:00am -12:30pm – Living Room of Rm. #17
Meditation

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Juicing and Healthy Food

1:30 – 3:30 – Free Time

3:30 – 5:00 – Conversation

Alexander’s Garden Bar open for Happy Hour!

6:30pm
Sunset Cruise – Key West Harbor (Optional with an extra charge per person)

Saturday, Aug. 5th

7:30am – Pool Side
Fruit and Tea

8:00 – 9:30am – Upper Decks
Yoga

9:30 – 11:00am -Alexander’s Garden
Breakfast

11:00 – 12:30
Meditation Techniques

12:30 – 2:45
Lunch Break

3:00 – 5:00 – Yoga with a Kick followed by Yoga Nidra Meditation

Alexander’s Garden Bar open for Happy Hour!

Sunday, Aug. 6th
7:30am – Pool Side
Fruit and Tea

8:00 – 9:30am – Yoga
Upper Decks

9:30 – 11:00am – Breakfast
Alexander’s Poolside Garden

11:00 – 12:30 noon
Meditation Techniques

12:30 -2:00pm
Closing Session

 

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Accommodations

The retreat will be held at the tranquil and beautiful Alexander’s Guesthouse in Key West, Florida.

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Room packages are available through our Host, Alexander’s Guesthouse.
(visit website)

Alexander’s is offering a SPECIAL package for this weekend:

Book 3 Nights and get the 4th Night FREE*! We would suggest that you stay 5 nights to have a day before or after just to really relax!  Above is a link to Alexander’s web site – there will be 15 Rooms available (Room #17 will not be available during this retreat because that is where some of the events will take place!) – each room is unique, so be sure to review the site to find that perfect fit for you! All rooms feature a King or Queen Bed – so, suitable for 2 ppl.
Several Rooms sleep up to four people – be sure to ask an Alexander’s Front Desk staff member which rooms can accommodate more than 2 people.  There is an additional charge of $30.00 per night per person for rooms with more than 2 people.
*To secure the Special Offer please be sure to contact Alexander’s Guesthouse directly @ 800.654.9919.

When booking your room and travel arrangements be sure to arrive before 4:00pm on Thursday and to leave no sooner than 5:00pm on Sunday. May we suggest that you arrive on Thursday and depart on Monday, Aug 12th.

Airlines serving Key West International are: 
Delta, American and US Air.

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Fab Fun in Key West

There will be lots of Free Time to enjoy the sights, food, history and beauty of Key West.  Below is a list of Alexander’s Favorite picks for things to do, things to see and places for dinner or lunch.  Keep in mind that Help Yourself is only three blocks up the street from Alexander’s and is a great spot for lunch, a snack or an early dinner!

Here is a list of a few of the places we recommend if you would like to do a little something around town.
Alexander’s can happily make any of these arrangements for you. 1-800-654-9919

Snorkeling and Sunset Cruises

Danger Charters Sailing Cruises: Upscale/great service – $75/$100 per person for Half day/Full Day…
Wind and Wine sunset cruises are $79.  They usually have about 23 guests on board.  (Visit Site)

Fury Catamarans: Sunset Cruises, Snorkeling, Parasailing, Jet Skiing – larger catamarans.
Rates begin at at $40 per person (Visit Site)

Venus Charters: six person boat…great for private charters..can take you anywhere to snorkel, dolphin watching, light tackle fishing.
Prices begin at $500 for four hours – but split by 6 guests could be great – $84 per person. (Visit Site)

Paddle Boarding

SUP Key West Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Eco Tours (Visit Site)

Clearly Unique Kayak Tours of Key West: A wonderful boat trip out to the mangroves and areas of interest. Once there everyone gets into “clear kayaks”
and enjoys a tour where they share lots of interesting details about ocean wildlife. (Visit Site)

Places to Eat

Help Yourself – right up the street from Alexander’s. (305) 296-7766 (Visit Site)

“The Café” – vegetarian restaurant. (305) 296-5515 (Menu)

Azur Restaurant – two blocks from Alexander’s. (305) 292-2987 (Visit Site)

Santiago’s Bodega – in Bahama Village. ( 305) 296-7691 (Visit Site)

915 Restaurant on Duval (305) 296-0669 (Visit Site)

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. (305) 295-7970  (Visit Site)

Seven Fish – fantastic seafood (305) 296-2777 (Visit Site)

Rent a Bicycle and take a ride around the island or to the beach!  You won’t need a car while you are here!  These can be rented at the front desk of Alexander’s Guesthouse…$18 for the first day and $10 thereafter.

Alexander’s front desk is always available to make reservations for you at restaurants or for any activity.  We are happy to take time to share with you all the wonderful things to do in Key West, even where to catch the perfect sunset.  We can make arrangements ahead of time or while you are here.

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