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What is Wellapalooza?

Wellapalooza is the coolest integrative health and wellness conference – ever!

Think Vacation, calm, fun and informative – the perfect way to recharge & restore you mind, body + soul!

June 10th-12th, 2016

Venues:

The Mindfulness Center

Haven on the Lake

Turf Valley Resort

All located in Bethesda, MD & Columbia, MD

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Dr. Clair Francomano
Dr. Clair FrancomanoEDS + Genetics
Dr. Larry Afrin
Dr. Larry AfrinMCAS & Author of Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness & Medical Complexity
Dr. Christine Mohrhaus Hale
Dr. Christine Mohrhaus HaleTenet Healthcare & EDS Athletes
Deborah Norris, Ph.D.
Deborah Norris, Ph.D.Evidence-based approaches for Mindfulness Approaches to Chronic Pain & The Mindfulness Center
Rebecca Snow
Rebecca SnowNutritionist/Herbalist/Chef

& More! & More!

Details will be announced soon and a final event scheduled will be posted as Wellapalooza 2016 Retreat Weekend gets close

Accommodations: Turf Valley Resort

Turf Valley Resort has graciously offered to hold a small number of rooms at a discounted rate.

The Wellapalooza room rate is $144 per night + tax for an Executive King room. Turf Valley has agreed to extend the room block rate for a bit longer and has added the option for a standard room (1 queen or 2 double beds) for $119 per night + tax.

Cost of accommodations is in addition to your retreat registration.

The room block rate expired on May 20th, but Turf Valley has agreed to extend the prices listed above for those who are still interested in booking a room. Please make sure to state that you are making reservations in association with Wellapalooza.

Reservations should be made by calling Turf Valley directly. Please send an email to Kendra@wellapalooza.com if you have any questions or concerns.

***Please note – while Turf Valley is doing their best to accommodate our group, rates and availability are not guaranteed.***

Day One

Friday, June 10th, 2016 – The Mindfulness Center (Bethesda, MD)

At The Mindfulness Center

**Registration & check-in for those who are participating in restorative yoga at 12pm with Dr. Norris to begin at 11am

At The Mindfulness Center. Max 10 Wellapalooza attendees – must sign-up in advance through Kendra

Max 25-30 Wellapalooza Attendees. Must sign-up in advance through Kendra

The do’s and don’ts with a mini class for those who may not feel like they can go to Jessie’s. I was thinking that I could lead this one and maybe even have it counted as 1/4 community service classes for YTT – thoughts?
All levels welcome. Max 17 Wellapalooza Attendees. Must sign-up in advance through Kendra

Day Two

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 – Haven on the Lake, Whole Foods (one floor above Haven) & Turf Valley Resort

***Some of us will be signing up for the barre fusion class at 8:45am. Join us!***

Have lunch at restaurant near Haven on the Lake, or at Whole Foods one floor above Haven on the Lake

***There are 2 classes at 12:15pm at Haven on the Lake – Rejuvenate Your Spine Yoga Wall Class (60 mins) & Meditation (30mins)***

Seminar is confirmed and will be in one of the yoga studios, not the indoor pool area since this is solely a demonstration/seminar. Mike is available to take appointments afterwards. Personal Watsu appointments are not included in your Wellapalooza registration, and are the responsibility of each person who makes a personal appointment. Information on Watsu Aquatic Massage can be found here.

Seminar/discussion based on newly redesigned integrative healing brochure for EDS (at Haven on the Lake)

Movement for Hypermobility approaches include, Natural Movement Principles, Yoga for Hypermobility, and how to move “Just 5 Minutes” a day

***Please note: you will need to drive from Haven on the Lake to Turf Valley Resort. There are no shuttles. If you are coming in from out of town, you will probably want to rent a car for your own convenience.***

Aquatic Fusion is a private group class for Wellapalooza attendees who are registered for all three retreat days, or Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

This class is optional, but all attendees are welcome to attend. No signs-ups/registration required.

If you plan on participating, please remember to bring a bathing suit! 

If you plan on participating, please remember to bring a bathing suit.

Keynote presentation by Dr. Larry Afrin (Saturday evening at Turf Valley Resort)

Day Three

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 – Haven on the Lake & Turf Valley Resort

If staying at hotel/Travel to Haven on the Lake for early morning MindBody Classes

At Turf Valley Resort (for retreat attendees who are attending Sunday only, 3-day attendees who have not seen Dr. Afrin yet, or those who would like to attend one of his sessions again)

Use of Turf Valley Resort’s Amenities or Spa/Travel to Haven on the Lake for MindBody classes/Haven on the Lake’s Healing Environments or spa.

***Alternate time possible for private group class or seminar for Wellapalooza attendees (optional).Time and class to be confirmed, but we are working to coordinate one for our group on Sunday as well ***

***Please note: You will need to drive from Turf Valley Resort to Haven on the Lake. There are no shuttles. If you are coming in from out of town, you will probably want to rent a car for your own convenience. We can also try to work on carpooling with those who are staying at Turf Valley, if needed.***

Lunch on own at restaurant near by Haven on the Lake, at Turf Valley, or at Whole Foods one floor above Haven on the Lake.

***There is a Power Hot Yoga class at 11:45am at Haven on the Lake***

***Alternate time possible for private group class or seminar for Wellapalooza attendees (optional). Time and class are not confirmed, but we are working to coordinate one private group class or seminar for Wellapalooza attendees.***

Acupuncture seminar for Wellapalooza attendees.

To be confirmed.

Facing the symptoms and issues associated with a downhill spiral due to a chronic illness(es) & the subsequent diagnosis

Presentation/discussion at Haven on the Lake

Barre Fusion is a private group class for Wellapalooza attendees who are registered for all three retreat days, or for Sunday, June 12th.

This class is optional, but all Wellapalooza attendees are welcome. No sign-ups/registration required.

Additionally, we are hosting a Physician’s Learning Lunch with Dr. Larry Afrin on Sunday, June 12th from 11:30-2pm at Turf Valley Resort. Accommodation & golf options are available as well. (Additional fees apply)

Retreat Pricing:

$75-$125 per day or $275 for 3-day registration

***Meals are not included, other than light snacks and drinks, or food that is part of a seminar, presentation, or book signing event. The reason we are not planning on including food is because it helps keep costs down, and there’s a massive Whole Foods one floor above Haven on the Lake. There are a ton of options within walking distance of The Mindfulness Center as well. It’s also nearly impossible to provide food that is safe and acceptable to everyone in our very sensitive community.***

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