Your Journey to Wholeness: Time to Embark?

by Mary Monroe on Sep 20, 2012

In an increasingly turbulent, stressful and quickly changing world, the challenges to well-being are greater than ever—but so is your opportunity to help clients grow and flourish with fitness, vitality and resilience of body, mind and spirit. There’s no better way to help your clients on their journey to wholeness than to undertake your own journey at this year’s Inner IDEA® Conference, October 25–28, at the La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, California.

“Today it’s more important than ever that you broaden your understanding of the connectivity of body, mind and spirit and the wellness tools that can make a profound difference in the lives of your clients,” says Peter Davis, co-founder and chief executive officer of IDEA. “Few fields are evolving as rapidly as integrative health, wellness, positive psychology and related areas. [They] are showing us the power of integrating mind, body and spirit to achieve remarkable results that can change our lives. The public’s interest in and awareness of these areas have soared, and there’s new research every day. For mind-body professionals who want to stay on the leading edge of the most important developments and practices in integrative health, there’s no place like Inner IDEA.”

A Conference Like No Other

Inner IDEA may well be one of the most uncommon conference experiences in the world. It debuted in 2006 as the first event of its kind to address the mind-body-spirit health revolution by bringing together far-ranging leaders, programs and techniques in a forum that encouraged the development of personal and professional balance, wellness and wholeness. This year, Inner IDEA will feature more than 100 sessions and over 35 leading presenters covering the newest and most influential topics and programs in Pilates, barre training, fusion and integrative fitness, yoga, nutrition, mindfulness, meditation, motivational coaching, positive psychology (happiness), tai chi, Nia®, GYROTONIC® exercise, the Feldenkrais Method®, ZEN·GA™, BOSU® training, healthy aging and much more.

Inner IDEA is known for its unique learning environment, which fosters an ambiance of calm and emphasizes wholeness of both the individual and the community. Unfolding in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment designed to support all participants and many paths to health and wellness, the event encourages a journey inward, as well as a sense of belonging and connection with other participants.

A Powerful, Meaningful Experience

While other events focus specifically on yoga, Pilates, integrative wellness or positive psychology, only Inner IDEA brings them all together, delivering the highest caliber of training so that you can stay fully current in your specialties or expand your scope of practice into new areas.

Here are some conference highlights:

Keynote presentation, “There Is No App for Happiness,” by Max Strom, acclaimed spiritual teacher and author of A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga’s Master’s Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing (Skyhorse 2010). Strom will explore ways to find true happiness and meaning in an increasingly complex world, with practices that enhance physical, emotional and mental well-being.

More than 100 sessions on the latest mind-body-spirit and wellness topics. What does the future hold for fitness, mind-body and health? More than 35 of the industry’s most forward-thinking leaders—including Lawrence Biscontini, MA, Kathy Corey, Rael Isacowitz, MA, Jill Miller and PJ O’Clair—will provide leading-edge education. You can earn up to 20 CECs, plus up to four more with preconference sessions.

Brand-new exclusive programming for 2012. This year’s Inner IDEA will feature an exclusive visionary educational track on happiness and positive well-being—strategies for attaining them and the benefits of enjoying them. You will also find expanded programming on nutrition, as well as many all-new presenters and sessions for 2012.

A return to La Quinta Resort. The setting of La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, California, is back by popular demand. This beloved, meditative 45-acre desert retreat offers an ideal oasis for learning and reflection, with its lush gardens and sparkling pools, waterfalls and hot springs, resting under the magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains. Relax in a cozy casita or spacious villa, enjoy the desert sunshine, pamper yourself at the award-winning Spa La Quinta or take time for hiking and biking, boutique shopping, golf or tennis.

Please join us October 25–28, and become part of this inspiring and dedicated group of people.

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About the Author

Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe IDEA Author/Presenter

Mary Monroe is a freelance writer in the Los Angeles area.