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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Aug 28, 2009-|
Aug 30, 2009
07:30AM - 07:00PM
|Napa Fresh Aire Festival|
inspiring 3 day retreat on personal well-being & eco-conscious awareness
The Westin Verasa Hotel
The Napa Fresh Aire Festival, Featuring Dr. Andrew Weil, Set to Enrich the Body, Soul and Planet, August 28 - 30, 2009 Event Registration is Now Open with Early Bird Ticket Pricing Available Through June 21st Napa, CA (June 5, 2009) The Napa Fresh Aire Festival is pleased to announce that Early Bird tickets are available through June 21st for the three-day healthy lifestyle festival, set for August 28-30, 2009 at The Westin Verasa Hotel in Napa. Tickets can be purchased at www.napafreshairefest.com/registration.html The Napa Fresh Aire Festival provides attendees a weekend of total health, wellness, and renewal, with programs and outdoor activities featuring over 60 leading authorities and 75 sessions devoted to personal well-being and eco-conscious living. Health enthusiasts will gather in Napa to hear noted speakers such as Dr. Andrew Weil; enjoy a concert by two-time Grammy Award-winning "Wings" guitarist Laurence Juber; participate in outdoor fitness programs and yoga classes; learn about bio-dynamic food and wine; and sample treatments and demonstrations of health and healing modalities. Billed as an inspiring retreat experience, the Napa Fresh Aire Festival provides attendees the opportunity to choose the programs and activities of interest to them. The program's mission is to provide fresh perspectives and new points of view on health and wellness; fitness and nutrition; personal growth and spiritual well-being; greener living; and more. A highlight of the weekend will be the keynote presentation by Dr. Andrew Weil, a best-selling author and world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine who TIME magazine named one of the Top 25 Visionaries in 2007. Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and the future of medicine and health care. As founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Dr. Weil has devoted his career to developing, practicing, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine. Friday keynote speaker Dan Buettner is the best-selling author of "THE BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest," published by National Geographic Books in March 2008. Buettner is the founder and president of Blue Zones, an organization that helps people live longer, better lives. Other featured speakers include David Ewing Duncan, national media correspondent and best-selling author of "Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals About His Future, Your Health And Our Toxic World;" Dr. Steven Pratt, board-certified ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital and the author of The New York Times bestseller SuperFoods Rx and his latest book, SuperHealth; 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life; Drs. Holstein and Taylor, noted sexuality experts and authors of Your Long Erotic Weekend; as well as medical specialists from University of California San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa. Guests can mingle with Dr. Weil and other select presenters at the Napa Fresh Aire Benefit Reception on Sunday, August 30 at 1:00 pm. The benefit will include an informal reception with featured presenters along with healthy food, wine and music. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Land Trust of Napa County and COPE Family Center. On Saturday night, festival attendees will gather for another soul-nourishing event concert by Laurence Juber, two-time GRAMMYÂ® Award Winner, Fingerstyle Guitarist of the Year, and former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's band, Wings. At the festival, attendees will hear Juber perform in what is his most satisfying milieu for his own personal, artistic expressions an acoustic, fingerstyle soloist. In between these other activities, attendees can take part in all level of classes at the Napa Fresh Aire Yoga Campus or participate in A Taste of Napa at downtown Napa wine tasting rooms and restaurants within walking distance of The Westin Verasa Hotel. The Napa Fresh Aire Festival also includes two events that are free to the public. The Fresh Aire Exposition on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. features high-end exhibitors offering traditional, alternative, spiritual health, fitness, recreation, and eco-conscious products and services. The Wellness Area offers sample treatments and demonstrations of health and healing modalities. Cost of the festival is $280 per person for a 3-day Fresh Aire Pass, which includes all programs (except the Fresh Aire Benefit Reception), keynote speakers and Juber concert. For those that register before June 21, special early bird pricing is available for the 3-Day Fresh Aire Pass at $225 per person. A Friday Only or Saturday Only Pass is $140 per person and includes the Friday program with Friday keynote speaker Dan Buettner, or Saturday's program with Saturday Juber concert. Tickets for the Saturday evening concert can be purchased separately for $30 per person. The Benefit Reception is $80 per person. Special activity tickets also are available that feature special lunches, wine tasting, bike rides, kayaking and more. For more information on tickets, visit http://napafreshairefest.com/registration.html Programs and activities will take place at The Westin Verasa, River Terrace Inn, Oxbow Public Market, AVIA Hotel, and the Napa Valley Opera House. Visitors can stay within walking distance from programs, activities, and evening events at The Western Verasa, River Terrace Inn or other nearby hotels. For specific information on the Napa Fresh Aire Festival's 3-day program, list of presenters, activities, lodging packages, and more, visit http://www.napafreshairefest.com or call 1-888-285-5893, ext. 4. # # #
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