Joy Smith, choreographer, owner and director of Santa Cruz Dance Company invites all those aspiring to grow in the areas of dance and nutritional wisdom to share in a beautiful New Year Dance and Wellness retreat. “After two incredible summer retreats, we are looking forward to our best retreat ever on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PST to Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. PST. Our yoga and Zumba classes, combined with world class dance instruction, daily juicing, food prep demos and an abundance of holistic, nutritional wisdom will be life changing,” she says.
After intensive studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education, Smith is excited to present her third retreat, the New Year Dance & Wellness Retreat, a three day-plus seminar combining all the elements of a true holistic experience.
Space still available for the January 2013 New Year Dance & Wellness Retreat
Spend over three perfect days in the beautiful, peaceful settings of the redwoods of Santa Cruz and close to the beach. At Santa Cruz Dance Company, indulge in four to six hours daily of in-depth dance instruction, including various Latin styles of Zumba, plus yoga. At Land of Medicine Buddha, take part in informative and inspiring conversations on holistic lifestyles, including user-friendly solutions for busy lives. A new element to this retreat will include instructions on how to make and use chemical-free, therapeutic cleaning products. Support materials include key information, recipes and special gifts to keep.
New Year Dance & Wellness Retreat program
Classes and activities are scheduled in the first part of the day, leaving afternoons and evenings free to relax and take creek, forest or beach walks. See charming downtown Santa Cruz or visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and ride the world’s largest wooden roller coaster. Attend evening Zumba classes at Santa Cruz Dance Company if you haven’t had your fill!
Daytime meals are provided and juicing is offered two to three times daily. Feel the difference in your health, energy and overall outlook as you eat clean, whole living-foods and juices brimming with nutrition. “Your body will love you for it,” Joy says, “You’ve been meaning to get into that juicing thing? This is it! If you share my passion and want to learn more, this will meet that desire and open up a new world of possibilities. Feed your body and soul among like-minded people who share a passion for dance, wellness, nature, community, personal growth and expansive conversations,” she adds.
Land of Medicine Buddha accommodations
This beautiful retreat center offers clean, simple accommodations that perfectly match the retreat vision. Rooms range from $26-$45 per person per night, with options to share with 1 to 4 others to keep costs low. At the retreat center, find a pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and serene grounds for peaceful walks and meditation, or venture a mere three miles to the beach.
Cost of retreat does not include accommodations and is based on room availability and time of booking.
Early booking – $385.
Week prior to retreat – $445
Register now for New Year Dance and Wellness Retreat
By June Smith