Special Focus Programs
As a complement to our full regular program, Special Focus programs throughout the year offer an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skill in an area of particular interest or simply try something new. While participation in special focus classes is optional, we believe they will lend an added dimension to your week.
We invite you to revisit this page frequently. We will be adding details about our Focus Programs as they become available. All weeks are $8250 unless otherwise noted.
2013 Special Focus Programs
December 8 - 15 (Coed)
Taking Control of Your Health with Dr. David Finn
Dr. David Finn will lead a dynamic interactive lecture series on a variety of topics throughout the week which will include:
The Health Care Delivery System: How the ACA legislation and the demographics of our country is impacting your care now and into the future.
Top 10 Most Exciting Advances of 2013: And what to expect over the next 5 years.
Personalized Medicine: We can sequence your genetic code but will this help you live longer or healthier? What are the implications of genetic testing and is it right for you?
Mental Health and Wellbeing: It is impossible to adequately address your healthcare needs without understanding the impact of depression, anxiety and stress on your health. We will discuss both the interaction between stress and health as well as management.
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep: It is critical to how we function and yet the prevalence of sleep disorders is very high. We will discuss how to know if you have a sleep problem and what are the safest treatments for insomnia as well as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.
Open Session: To address issues or questions which arise during the week.
Dr. David Finn is board certified in Internal Medicine and a practicing primary care physician for over 10 years at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a major in economics. He always planned to attend medical school but was also interested in the delivery of health care which lead to the dual studies of pre–med and economics. Dr. Finn is the Medical Director of the Mass General Medical Group. He also serves on several committees at the hospital which have oversight on clinical practice and practice improvement. He is especially interested in improving the patient experience.
December 29 - January 5
Your BEST Start for 2014
Get ready for your BEST year ever at the fitness resort readers of SpaFinder named as their favorite for Fitness, Healthy Spa Cuisine, and Going Solo.
Staying in the forefront of fitness, we have added even more challenging classes like Fast Fit and our seriously rugged mountain top boot camp - Outdoor Challenge.
In response to those who are dealing with chronic pain or injuries but want to maintain an active lifestyle, we now include a wide choice of Pain Empowerment classes that help you work with and work through pain that may be preventing you from participating in healthy activities and performing daily tasks. We'll get you moving again and moving right.
The Golden Door's famous Inner Focus program continues to grow and improve with classes including Archery as "standing meditation", Sacred Sounds—the uplifting music of Crystal Singing Bowls and, perfect for the new year, "Twelve Mindful Months" based on the beautiful, inspiring book by Golden Door fitness specialist, yoga instuctor and author, Carol Tibbets.
The fresh produce being harvested for our farm-to-table spa cuisine has never been better under the guidance of our biodynamic gardner, Jeff Dawson. What a treat to tour his 3-acre organic garden and help pick the vegetables and herbs that will be served for your dinner that same evening. Newly appointed resident Nutritionist, Susan Piergeorge, leads educational discussions that help you separate the truths of nutrition from the mere trends as well as heading up the recently formed Golden Door P.A.T.H. (Professional Advisory Team for Health)—a group of nationally recognized experts in the fields of fitness, nutrition, heart health, and skin care.
And, as always, the instant camaraderie between our guests remains our most delightful tradition. Whether you vist the Golden Door to take much-needed time for yourself or arrive eager to make new friends, the warmth of the staff and inclusive atmosphere that naturally occurs each week make the Door an ideal place to "come as you are".
As an extra bonus, we're bringing back by popular demand "The Art and Science of the Cosmos" with astrologer, Alex Bunshaft. Find out what the stars may have in store for you in 2014.
Join us this week for a New Year's celebration that celebrates the New You!
Terms and Conditions
- Rates are per person, per week and valid through December 31, 2013.
- A $2,000 deposit per person, per week is due at the time of booking. If cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to arrival date, deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is received less than 30 but more than 10 days prior to arrival date, deposit will be held for a future visit, if used within one year. If visit is rescheduled or cancelled with less than ten 10 days notice, deposit will be forfeit.
- Bills are due and payable prior to departure. We ask that all gifts be pre-paid. All major credit cards are accepted. We are not able to accept bank/debit cards. There are no discounts or refunds for early departure.
- Promotional and discounted rates may not be combined with any other offer(s) and are subject to availability.
- Rates do not include San Diego Hotel Tax, private lessons/consultations, extra treatments and hair styling.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
- Tipping for exceptional service is appreciated, but always at your own discretion.
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