What Can You Do at Forever Young?
Forever Young Luncheon or General Admission Tickets include your choice of educational sessions throughout the day.
Please note that the Forever Young Luncheon is a separately ticketed event, offering a unique opportunity to hear featured speaker Tal Ben-Shahar present “Choosing Happiness: How small choices can make a big difference.” Stephanie Stahl, CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter, will introduce Tal Ben-Shahar at the Forever Young Luncheon.
General Admission and Luncheon ticket holders enjoy the opportunity to attend Tal’s afternoon presentation “Positive Psychology: The science of happiness.
Be sure to select Luncheon ($200) or General Admission ($24) when you purchase your Forever Young tickets.
Forever Young classes include highly acclaimed speakers, teachers, experts—read about our SPEAKERS HERE!
Read about our SESSIONS HERE—and check back for updates—we’re adding more every day! Program times will be added soon.
Adults of all ages will enjoy a full day of lectures, classes, and workshops at Forever Young.
- Discover an express route to joy
- Go deep inside and burst out to the world with power & grace
- Dance your yoga in community with wonderful world music
- Feel completely refreshed with a strong, healthy, happy body
- Embody Physical health, Brain Health, Heart Health, Soul Health
- • Learn how to bring happiness to life with Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD.
- • Practice yoga and meditation.
- • Explore a wealth of topics promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit with some of the
region’s most respected educators, instructors, and physicians.
- • Participate in fun fitness classes, workshops, and more!
$24 General Admission tickets include all programs plus one lecture by Tal Ben-Shahar.
The "big decisions" in life—marriage, children, career path—are not the only ones that determine whether or not we are content. In fact, the countless small choices we make every day—almost without thinking—can have a profound, cumulative, and lasting impact on how happy we are. In this talk, Tal Ben-Shahar discusses some of the choices that we face at every moment in our life, and then provides ways to realize the potential for happiness that is inherent at every moment in our life.
Positive Psychology, "the scientific study of optimal human functioning," provides practical tools for better living. This new subfield within psychology is unique in that it creates a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street -- making rigorous academic ideas easily accessible. In this talk, Tal Ben-Shahar discusses current research related to the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make you happier.
NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN THE MINI RADIANT RETREAT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST __ REGISTRANTS. THE MINI RETREAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR FOREVER YOUNG LUNCHEON OR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THE MINI RADIANT RETREAT WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS.
If you’ve ever wondered what a destination Yoga Retreat or the Radiant Retreat to Tulum, Mexico is like, or you want time and space to focus, rejuvenate and enjoy yourself, this mini-retreat is for you. Give yourself time to unplug and re-focus. Immerse yourself in the conversation of: Being true to yourself; with self-care, joy, connection, creativity and fulfillment.
What do you really want this year? What’s your next step? The Mini-Retreat provides the space, safety and over 17 years of professional expertise to explore, create and focus on being true to yourself and aligned with your well-being and power. Experience: Inspirational Vinyasa Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Creative Visualization, Pranayama, Stress Reduction Techniques, Mindfulness Meditation, Journal Writing & Self-Study.
All are welcome. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, you can participate in as much or little as you like. No need to be a “yoga person” to enjoy.
Benefits: Rejuvenation - Revitalization - Inspiration - Physical Flexibility, Strength, and Balance - Fun - Nurturing Growth or Reinvention - Calm - Positive and Nurturing Mindset
Please Bring: Yoga mat, Journal, Pen, Towel, Water.
Sleep is a daily biologically timed period of recuperation that is critical to many aspects of health and behavior. Sleep that is inadequate in quantity has been found to promote weight gain and elevate cardiometabolic health risks, including diabetes. Sleep loss also accumulates and contributes to performance deficits and elevated risks of motor vehicle crashes and other accidents. It can increase inflammation and pain; exacerbate our responses to stressors; make our moods more negative; and reduce our ability to express positive emotions, and our ability to correctly interpret positive emotions in others. Sleep loss also slows our cognitive speed, a primary effect of aging. This talk will review the reasons for inadequate sleep, how to prevent them, and the benefits from obtaining healthy sleep throughout the lifespan.
Yin yoga is a natural, healing practice that targets the tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks, and even the bones. In yin yoga, we hold floor poses (forward folds, deep hip openers, twists) for 3-5 minutes, stressing the tissues, allowing us to open up more space in our bodies. There are three main principles in a yin practice The first is to take the pose to an appropriate edge, where we are stressing the targeted tissues and ligaments. Second, we become still in the pose, and allow gravity to have us, softening and surrendering. Third is the principle of time. By holding for longer periods of time, we are fully nourishing the meridians that run throughout the body. This quiet practice will leave you feeling calm, nourished, and reenergized. This practice is for all levels, regardless of experience. Come and experience the quiet power of a yin yoga practice!
Join Megha, master teacher-trainer at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts, for a joyous, powerful, funky-fun dancing yoga event! Enjoy moving your yoga and dancing your spirit through the chakras, with fabulous world music. Bring Positive Psychology to life within your body! Let Your Yoga Dance is for Everybody – and for EVERY BODY! All levels welcome!
Let Your Yoga Dance will help you to:
Bring: water bottle, loose, layered clothes, yoga mat or blanket
Yoga as practiced in the West is almost exclusively Yang (active) or muscular in nature. The Yin style of Yoga which holds poses (asanas) for a longer period of time with the muscles relaxed, stretches and stresses the more hidden connective tissue (such as ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, etc.). Using the breath in the pose is important to calm the mind and to relax more into the posture. Yin Yoga is perfect for students who look for a deeper spiritual dimension of Yoga through a more passive, and more gentle approach. WholeBodyYin© is Katrin's signature class. In this class she will work the whole body (plus the mind) in all directions. The Yin sequence is designed as a flow, each posture is connected, sometimes through a Yang pose (as a transition). WholeBodyYin© is be perfect for everybody who is interested to explore the vitality and benefits of this unique style. Live music by Steven Groff
The journal, for many people, is the space in which they express themselves most deeply and honestly; in fact, many studies show that expressive writing, such as journaling, is beneficial to mental, physical, and spiritual health. Additionally, it's a wonderful place to let out creativity and playfulness – and a great way to gather material for any other, more “public” writing. In this workshop you will learn the basics of vital journaling, and some myths of journaling will be debunked -- for example, that you need to write every day or it's not a "real" journal. No writing experience or expertise is needed. Please bring something to write with and on.
The USDA recommends that half your plate be vegetables and fruits. But, eating more fresh produce from your own garden, farmers' markets, CSAs, supermarkets, and ethnic grocery stores inevitably means more trimmings, wilted leaves, bruised flesh, spots, and more in the trash. Aliza Green will show you how to make the most of the foods you buy, minimizing waste and maximizing flavor and nutrients. She believes that leftovers are a beautiful thing: a chicken carcass makes the best soup and, with a little help, extra meat and gravy can be transformed into a deeply-flavored pasta ragu. You'll learn how to use every plant part from corn cobs and tomato cores to fennel stalks and mushroom stems and how Italian Jews made a specialty of spinach stems, artichokes, eggplant, and squash-foods disdained by the general population. She welcomes your questions so don't hesitate to ask!
November Project™ is a FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston, MA as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 17 cities in across four time zones in North America, the movement is using a simple sense of accountability (verbal) to motivate and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to get out of their beds and get moving. Our members vary from Olympic medalists, professional athletes, marathoners, triathletes, current and former collegiate athletes all the way to complete fitness rookies and recent couch potatoes just looking to kickstart their healthy life choices. If you think that you’re not fit enough to join the group, stop thinking and come see what the fuss is all about. We welcome everyone and anyone regardless of age or fitness level. Our workouts are always sub 60 minutes and consist of varying cardio, bodyweight training and many sweaty hugs. How can you join? Simple… Just show up! We will lead a sub-60 minute, body weight workout similar to our weekly workouts at November Project. We will briefly discuss the philosophy behind November Project and its emphasis fitness, community and accountability. www.november-project.com
Life is not a sprint to the finish line; it’s meant to be savored and fully experienced. Learn to stay energized to reach long-term goals while balancing the immediate demands of day-to-day life and developing self-leadership—the ability to create and control your own inner experience while contributing to the overall good.
You may have heard the story of Josephine Tesauro and her twin sister---identical in every way, except that by the age of 92, while Josephine was still working a part time job and driving a car to her bridge games, church and the market, her sister was incontinent, had had a hip replacement, and suffered from both destroyed vision and dementia. How was it that they aged so differently, despite their shared genetics? In this session, you will learn that the answer isn’t just in your genes. Studies are increasingly showing how environmental changes, such as chronic caloric restriction and other modifications occurring in early development and adulthood, might be key to ageing phenomena.
Movement is one of the most effective tools we have in our happiness toolbox. Join Petra and discover a new way to look at exercise and reframe “Why” you work out. Petra will discuss which workouts will make you happy and how to find the motivation you need to get you started. This session will also discuss how to stop striving for perfection and begin living your best life. Leave with 10 tips and tools that you can use on Monday to increase your happiness meter.
This interactive session will discuss healthy process and positive dynamics that enhance relational health. Core interactive patterns, major defenses to being intimate, and specific skills will be shared and enacted.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to say No to someone or something else. For many of us though, No doesn’t come easily. Clinical psychologist and bestselling author, Judith Sills, will discuss why No really is so tough to dish out, why it matters that you get better at it, and what you might do to make your No easier for friends and family to take.
This workshop provides a taste of the fundamentals of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and pain, and to improve well-being. Through meditation and awareness exercises, we will explore this practical time-proven approach to living fully in the present moment that has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health. What you will learn: · What mindfulness is and how it can reduce stress and enhance well-being · A variety of mindfulness meditation practices · Applications of mindfulness in day-to-day living
In this workshop you will discover how to activate and use a profound power right within you that can change any area of your life – health, longevity, relationships, finances… You will learn the six easy steps to Theta, the brainwave that taps into your infinite potential. You will learn how to issue The One Command that stops your negative thinking instantly, and begins the process of achieving your goals. You will actually imprint your DNA through this technique and come to understand that reality is not what is, but is yours for the making. You will take home a new tool for creating the life you want. You will begin the path of masterful living.