1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
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“E Malama Kou Kino… Care for Your Body” at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 31 – November 3, 2013

Visitors and the local community are invited to participate in the first annual “E Malama Kou Kino…Care for Your Body” event at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Workout sessions and wellness seminars are complimentary for overnight guests The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Outside guests and local Hawaii residents may purchase a day pass by calling (808) 665-7079.

Due to high demand and limited availability advance reservations are recommended for all events including those complimentary to guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. To reserve your space, please call (808) 665-7079.

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Thursday, October 31

7:30 a.m. – TaijiFit Flow by David Dorian Ross
TaijiFit™ is a mind/body “exercise” that combines the best of traditional Taiji (Tai Chi) with modern Western fitness. It’s a workout appropriate for any age or fitness level. Workout, 60 minutes

9 a.m. – Yoga Joint Remedy by Felicia Tomasko
If you wake up feeling stiff and tight, this joint mobilizing series can be a great remedy to feel a sense of ease and freedom in the joints in order to feel ready for the golf course, the pool, or the dance floor. Workout, 60 minutes

10:30 a.m. – The Naked Athlete with Nick Tumminello
The Naked Athlete will show you how to develop a world-class Functional Strength and Fat loss workout at a moment's notice—wherever you are. Workshop, 90 minutes

2 p.m. – Power, Freedom and Flow by David Dorian Ross
Join David-Dorian for the enlightening, interactive lecture designed to identify in your own body and mind what is keeping you stuck and how you can break through and regain your balance using the ancient art of Taiji. Workshop, 90 minutes

3:45 p.m. – Safe, Sound Sleep by Felicia Tomasko
This class will offer a restorative sequence that draws upon the practices and philosophies of yoga and Ayurveda (a traditional Asian system of holistic health) to allow our nervous system to relax, allow our entire bodies to decompress, and to encourage sound, deep sleep. Workshop, 90 minutes

5:30 p.m. – Scary, Skinny Cocktail Happy Hour in Alaloa Lounge
Enjoy specially priced Halloween-themed skinny cocktails from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 1

7:30 a.m. – Taiji to Go by David Dorian Ross
Learn a 10-minute routine you can use anywhere, to get back into the rhythm of healthy thinking and feeling. Workout, 60 minutes

9 a.m. – Yoga for Strong Immunity by Felicia Tomasko
Prepare for a gentle vinyasa class that encourages range of motion throughout the body specific for encouraging circulation through the lymphatic system--our body's detoxification system. Workout, 60 minutes

10 a.m. – Sense of Place
A Sense of Place begins with the presentation of the award-winning documentary Then There Were None followed by a discussion of the history and subjects discussed in the film. A guided walking tour of the Honokahua Preservation Site explains its significance to ancient Hawaiians and its’ role today.

10:30 a.m. – How Taiji Can Save Your Life b David Dorian Ross
In this lecture you will learn about the oldest wellness model, Taiji, its organizing principles and philosophy provide you with the key elements to change your life and help change the world. Workshop, 90 minutes

11:30 a.m. – Lei Making
Make your own fresh-flower lei while learning its’ importance in the Hawaiian culture as a true sign of Aloha! Meets in the Medicinal Gardens breezeway.

2 p.m. – More Gain, No Knee Pain with Nick Tumminello
Knees issues don't have to cancel your workout. Discover the top lower-body exercise variations you can use to work around bad knees and still get great results. Workshop, 90 minutes

3:45 p.m. – Take a Deep Breath and Destress by Felicia Tomasko
Breathing practices to reduce stress and encourage balance. Every minute, we take between 10-20 breaths. With the right technique, these activities can be opportunities for us to let go of habitual tension in order to find a sense of ease and comfort in our bodies as well as to experience more clarity and greater mental focus. Workshop, 75 to 90 minutes

5:30 p.m. – Skinny Cocktail Happy Hour in Alaloa Lounge
Enjoy specially priced skinny cocktails from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

6 p.m. – Waihua Spa Evening Event
Delight the senses with tray-passed healthy pupus, skinny cocktail bar, mini-treatments, trunk show, gift bag, raffle, retail sale and more. Tickets are available for purchase by calling (808) 665-7079 or visiting

Saturday, November 2

7:30 a.m. – Chakra Energy YogaFit by Beth Shaw
This movement class will take you from the root chakra all the way up to the crown chakra, with different poses for complete balance of mind, body and spirit. Workout, 60 minutes

9 a.m. – Beyond Pilates by Claudia Micco
This Pilates inspired class combines Pilate’s mat exercise, core fitness training, aromatherapy, yoga asana and easy self-massage techniques. This class is designed to take you beyond Pilates to become strong, stretched and centered. Workout, 60 minutes

10:30 a.m. – YogaLean by Beth Shaw
YogaLean is not a diet, but rather a guide to developing a practice that meets you where you are in life and in your body, it slowly and graciously transforms you from the inside out. Through gentle, ancient and proven practices, this workshop takes you on a journey inward, where true transformation on every level begins. Workshop, 90 minutes

2 p.m. – Wine, Chocolate and Wellness by Robert Ferguson
Robert shares with you the rich history of both wine and chocolate, and the “how to” of enjoying food favorites without the concern of weight gain while optimizing personal wellness. Workshop, 90 minutes

3:45 p.m. – Top 10 Ab Exercises by Nick Tumminello
Join Nick Tumminello - one of the world's top trainers - as he clarifies the confusion and narrows the field by showing you the top 10, scientifically founded and athlete approved, abdominal exercises. Workshop, 90 minutes

5:30 p.m. – Skinny Cocktail Happy Hour in Alaloa Lounge.
Enjoy specially priced skinny cocktails from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

7:30 a.m. – Labyrinth Meditation Walk
Labyrinths used for meditation are based on patterns that date back thousands of years and have roots in many cultures and traditions. It is both kinesthetic and introspective, a complete mind-body integrative activity. Please wear tennis shoes or walking shoes . Workout, 60 minutes

9 a.m. – Flex and Flow YogaFit with Beth Shaw
Learn to work your body and mind in a unique way. Discover the strength and cardiovascular benefits from this workout. As a strengthening program, YogaFit Flex and Flow provides a comprehensive, time efficient and functional way to strengthen all the muscles of our body, using our own body weight as resistance. Workout, 60 minutes

10:30 a.m. – The Eat Anything and Everything Weight Loss Revolution by Robert Ferguson
Robert Ferguson shows how to prepare fat BURNING meals with your favorite foods, customize carbs to your unique metabolism, lose the weight you want and live diet-free for life. Workshop, 90 minutes

2 p.m. – What is Keeping You Stuck by David Dorian Ross
By applying the ancient principles of Taiji, David-Dorian has created a wellness model that helps you find your weakest link, that piece that is keeping you stuck or not allowing you. Learn about the missing link to your own formula for long lasting Health and Happiness. Find where your body and mind are imbalanced, learn how to fix them with interactive with quizzes and Assessments. Workshop, 90 minutes

3:45 p.m. – Mediation in Motion by Beth Shaw
Lose yourself in flow and grace as we wind down our conference weekend with the ultimate chill out and be present class. Set to a slow flow, we will follow our breath and see where our journey takes us. A true meditation in motion, based on kriya yoga practices and traditional yoga poses and stretches. Workout, 60 minutes

5:30 p.m. – Skinny Cocktail Happy Hour in Alaloa Lounge
Enjoy specially priced skinny cocktails from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Event schedule is subject to change.
Beth Shaw, CEO

Beth Shaw is the Founder and President of YogaFit Training Systems, Inc, Yogafit Canada, and Yogafit China, the leader in Mind Body Fitness education and the largest training facility for yoga instructors in North America. Along with running YogaFit, she's an internationally renowned health and fitness expert. She has published a series of yoga and fitness books, has a number of fitness DVDs, and appears in international media frequently. (More)

Robert Ferguson, MS, CN
America’s Diet Free Life Coach

Robert Ferguson, MS, CN is a nationally recognized voice of wellness and weight loss, CEO of Diet Free Life, LLC., entrepreneur, TV personality, motivational speaker, author, certified nutritionist and fitness expert who currently serves on the Presidential Task Force on Obesity for the National Medical Association. (More) 

David-Dorian Ross
American T’ai Chi Champion

David-Dorian Ross has been playing T'ai Chi (The Art of Harmony) for 35 years and holds the record as America's competitive T'ai Chi Champion - winning 8 US Gold Medals, a World Silver medal and 2 World Bronze medals in T'ai Chi performance David-Dorian is the founder of T'ai Chi Fitness Instructor Training (F.I.T.)™ - the first teacher training program recognized by the fitness industry. (More) 

Nick Tumminello
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coach Nick Tumminello is the owner of Performance University International, which provides hybrid strength training & conditioning for athletes and professional educational programs for fitness professionals all over the world. (More) 

Felicia Tomasko, RN, E-RTY 500

Felicia Marie Tomasko RN, E-RYT 500, inspires people to follow the path to personal freedom and vibrant health through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. She integrates more than twenty years of study of the ancient approaches of Yoga and Ayurveda with her training and licensure as a registered nurse. (More)

Claudia Micco
Wellness Coordinator, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A pioneer in the mind/body fitness movement for over 25 years, Claudia Micco teaches and trains clients from all over the world. She is also the creator of the HypnoFit method, combining self-hypnosis, exercise and “Aloha” to create life long healthy habits. She holds her ERYT 500 thru the Yoga Alliance, is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and is a licensed Hypnotherapist and Massage Therapist.