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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Six-Day Health and Wellness Program Offered in Northern Catskills


New York-based wellness, nutritional and fitness expert Linda R. Asta, RN, BSN, has created a medically supervised six-day program in the Northern Catskill Mountains, through Wellness Retreats NY. The program will provide participants with exercise guidelines, nutritional education and therapeutic modalities to lose weight and create healthier lifestyles in six separate editions this year from July 8 to 13, July 22 to 27, August 12 to 17, August 26 to 31, September 9 to 14 and October 7 to 12.

Medical supervision and instruction will be provided by Asta, Jacqueline Mairer, M.D., Kari E. Hoyt, LMT, and other experts. The program will address specific chronic conditions and how proper diet and exercise can decrease and even eliminate symptoms of many diseases and ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and certain autoimmune disorders. Participants will learn how to create a wellness program that works for them in their daily lives.

This is an ultimate holistic approach, combining medical, physical and emotional issues incorporating both Eastern and Western approaches to healing. The evening sessions conducted by Asta and Mairer will focus on the benefits of a plant-based diet and its correlation to health, longevity and prevention of disease. Hoyt and other experts will lead lectures on the benefits of massage, meditation, yoga and other therapeutic modalities and how they can reduce stress and pain plus make the body more youthful and healthier.

Asta supplements the program by providing ongoing support to help participants meet and maintain their goals. “If we are healthy, we will live a happier life. Learning how to nurture ourselves and restoring our hearts and souls will allow us to make a difference in the world and make this planet a better place to live,” she says.   

 Cost for each six-day program: $1,500. Hotel accommodations must be made separately. For more information on the retreats and/or coaching, call 888-843-3334 or visit