Join us for this relaxing, health-filled retreat, designed to help you detoxify and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit and to give you tools and motivation to continue to make your health a priority when you return home. Every morning and evening, nationally recognized holistic health physician, Amrita Sandra McLananhan, M.D., and Sumati Steinberg, R.N will outline recipes for success in their healthy-living workshops.
They will discuss yogic techniques and dietary considerations that can assist you in:
• losing weight
• decreasing high blood pressure, cholesterol and stress
• reversing diabetes, heart disease and cancer
• relaxing and re-energizing
You will spend three restful nights and four relaxing days in our beautiful LOTUS retreat house overlooking the James River. Each morning you will greet the day with guided meditation and Hatha Yoga classes. You will continue to refresh and de-stress body, mind and spirit with noon and evening meditation and optional afternoon Hatha Yoga class. Everyday you will enjoy delicious, nutritious, organic vegetarian meals. There will be time allotted for nature walks, saunas, relaxing in the hot tub or massages and health consultations (at an additional fee).
“Thank you for opening your heart and helping illuminate our paths with your warm presence, kind words, focused mind, healing energy and powerful will.” —Program participant
“We trust her [Dr. McLanahan’s] wise council and she exudes love and peace.” —Program participant
Amrita (Sandra) McLanahan, M.D., is a nationally recognized authority on preventive medicine, nutrition, stress reduction and primary family health care. As Director of Stress Management Training at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute for twenty years, she worked with Dr. Dean Ornish to document the benefits of dietary change and stress management to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. McLanahan is the author of the book Surgery and its Alternatives: How to Make the Right Choices for Your Health and is the medical consultant for the book Dr. Yoga.
Sumati Steinberg, R.N. is the nurse wellness coach at Kyanite Mining Corporation. As head of their comprehensive Wellness Program, she teaches and coaches employees on all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention. She served as Dr. Amrita McLanahan’s Personal Assistant for eight years and was the administrator for the Integral Health Center in the 90s. Sumati is married, with three children and two grandchildren. She grew up in a yogic household and raised her children with the same guiding principles.