Workshops 2016





Chelsea Streifeneder

Why Aren't You Doing Pilates?
Chelsea Streifeneder

What is Pilates? Pilates is too hard. Pilates is too easy. Pilates is only for people who are in shape. Pilates is too expensive. Sound familiar? During this workshop Chelsea will answer any and all questions you have about Pilates and get to the bottom of all the Pilates myths you have heard or are confused about. She will also have you move and give you some Pilates homework to incorporate into your everyday, healthy lifestyle. This workshop and Pilates is for everyone!

Chelsea Streifeneder is the owner of Body Be Well Pilates. Chelsea’s approach to teaching is practical, hands on, and intensive, but always accompanied by a bit of humor to keep it light! Chelsea is passionate about sharing Pilates and strives to teach concepts as opposed to just teaching exercises. She inspires her clients to take what they learn in their sessions and apply it to their every day lives.



Neal Smoller

Throw Your Mulitivitamin Away
Neal Smoller
10:00 - 11:00 am

Neal LOVES supplements, vitamins, and wellness. But the common use of a multivitamin may be completely unnecessary for many patients.  Neal will discuss what a multivitamin really is and where the ingredients come from. He’ll discuss the current state of the research on multivitamins and why they may not be what everyone thinks they are. Finally, he’ll discuss some small, yet effective changes to your diet to blow your multivitamin out of the water.”

Neal Smoller, PharmD Owner of Village Apothecary, a family owned pharmacy that specializes in personalized care. Striving to cure and prevent diseases via traditional medication, high quality supplements, and compounded medication. The experts on staff provide free diet design and wellness consultations, which hundreds of patients have used successfully.



Michael Salerno

Manage Stress Effectively with Hypnosis
Michael Salerno
11:00 am - 12 noon

Hypnosis is a heightened state of concentration in which the body and the conscious mind are relaxed, while the subconscious mind remains alert and receptive to positive suggestions for change. Learn how to manage yourself better. Those in attendance will experience how hypnosis can alter your thoughts about stress and how you deal with the challenges of everyday life.

Michael Salerno is a Certified Hypnotist who has a practice at the WellTree in Rhinebeck, NY. He works with clients in a variety of areas including smoking cessation, weight management, and stress reduction.



Joel Weintraub

Let's Break the Cycle of Familial Hypertension
Joel Weintraub
12 noon - 1:00 pm

You might think that hypertension is genetic and you get it from your family but it is important to realize that we also inherit our behavior from our family as well. This is good news. We can change our destiny! If our family members have high blood pressure we do not necessarily have to have high blood pressure. This program will teach you how to reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure by improving your sleep and nutrition habits. Let’s break this chain of familial hypertension together.

Joel Weintraub is a “humorous educator” who has managed to merge the formerly disparate worlds of comedy and education. From the “World Bank” to Dangerfield’s Comedy Club to major radio stations, the local news and the Food Channel … they have all laughed and learned with “Humor for the Health of it”.



Sharon Rosen

Stress Less Savor More
Sharon Rosen
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Based in neuroscience and steeped in the unique wisdom of the heart, this workshop will help you understand how to feel more in control of your emotions, lower your levels of harmful stress hormones, and maintain clarity in the midst of chaos. When you know how to deliberately cultivate and access the “wise brain in your heart,” you will respond differently to stress and savor more of life’s precious moments.

Sharon Rosen, LMT,CWC has been helping women relieve the stresses of life since 1987. She is a bestselling author, meditation teacher, spiritual wellness coach and hands-on healer.



Amanda Young

Face the Change: A path to authenticity and overcoming fear through the lens of a fitness professional
Amanda J. Young
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Facing physical or emotional challenges can call our abilities into question and create fear and self-doubt within us. This workshop will focus on tapping into these moments of vulnerability allowing us to dig deep and find our inner courage to lead a productive and fulfilling life.

As a social worker, fitness professional and educator, Amanda has spent the last 20 years helping others find their paths to fulfilling and productive lives. She is one of NYC’s elite fitness instructors, having been featured in Time magazine as a HIIT expert and currently stars in AcaciaTV’s fitness videos. While battling Trigeminal Neuralgia, an extremely debilitating disease, Amanda founded Face the Change, a campaign to increase awareness of the disease and find a cure.