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Wellness Experience coming to Snowmass

Aspen Times Staff

Wellness – the condition of good physical and mental health – is one thing. Achieving it is another.The latter will be the focus of the Snowmass Wellness Experience, a three-day immersion in the latest techniques, practices, products and philosophies of healthy living, July 15-17, in Snowmass Village.”Wellness is intriguing to different people in different ways,” notes Susan Hamley, director of marketing for the town. Whether people are interested in improving their physical health, learning about mind/body connections, or simply exploring new ways to consider overall well-being in a beautiful mountain setting, they’ll find “an A-list roster” of wellness speakers, facilitators and activities in Snowmass next month, she said.This year’s keynote speakers are internationally renowned spiritual leader Deepak Chopra; Harvard behavioral expert and author Joan Borysenko; best-selling author and one of health care’s most captivating motivational speakers Dr. Len Horowitz; and emerging medicine pioneer Dr. Elliott Dacher. Other featured speakers include best-selling author and motivational coach Karen Salmansohn; best-selling alternative medicine author Dr. Burton Goldberg; internationally renowned corporate consultants and best-selling authors Ed and Deb Shapiro; award-winning writer and editor Marc Ian Barasch; and internationally noted speaker and yoga teacher Swami Muktidharma. In all, more than 40 lectures and interactive workshops will be offered. Topics run the gamut from whole nourishment to healthy relationships to pet therapy to Chinese herbology. Such current hot topics as living wills and dealing with Alzheimer’s are also slated to be covered, and Aspen Valley Hospital will be holding both health screenings and workshops in its pavilion tent, as well. The Snowmass Wellness Experience goes beyond workshops and lectures by also providing healthy cooking demonstrations sponsored by Body & Soul Magazine; 16 unique types of yoga, pilates, tai chi and dance instruction with fitness experts; guided medicinal plant and nature hikes; a vendor village with the latest wellness products; and pavilion tents dedicated to massage, nutrition, yoga, and health. Attendees have the opportunity to catch the world premiere screenings of two feature-length documentaries: “Curing Cancer, the Best of Both Worlds” and “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives,” which won best picture for its short version at the Aspen Shortsfest 2005.Tickets for the event range from $20 for a pavilion pass to a $450 all-inclusive preferred seating weekend pass. For more information on tickets and the schedule, visit http://www.snowmasswellness.com/. For lodging and general Snowmass information, visit http://www.snowmassvillage.com/ or call 1-800-SNOWMASS.