Main Line Pilates
1740 E. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301

  A One Day Inspiration & Renewal Retreat
Thursday - October 16, 2014
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
View the list of amazing events being presented...
(Scroll down to learn about each of the presenters and what is being offered)
All Levels 
(9:00 to 10:15)
(10:15 to 11:00)
'The Wheatgrass King'
(11:00 to 1:00)
YOGA with Barbara Richardson
All Levels
(1:00 to 2:15)
(2:15 to 3:30)

High Point is a beautiful barn located in Malvern, PA. The perfect space for our
One Day Inspiration & Renewal Retreat. We invite you to give this gift to yourself.
$145 a person or $170 after Sept. 1st.

Pilates with Gina...
"Not only is health a normal condition,
but it is our duty not only to attain it
but to maintain it. "
Joseph H. Pilates

After nearly 20 years in medical sales, Gina was lucky enough to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion for fitness and wellness full time. Gina, a college athlete and fitness enthusiast, added Pilates to her exercise regimen in 2000. In 2002, Gina graduated from the highly regarded

Body Precision Pilates teacher training program in Rosemont, PA. As owner of Main Line Pilates and Yoga in Paoli, PA for the past 8 years, Gina shares her energetic teaching style with her clients, and her enthusiasm for Pilates is contagious. Along with teaching Pilates, Gina has fostered her interest in nutrition and diet through many years of self-study. She loves helping individuals achieve their nutritional goals so they can enjoy life at the highest possible level, and believes that what we eat is directly related to our physical and mental wellbeing. After a cancer diagnosis in her husband 7 years ago, Gina's passion intensified through her personal experience, and she saw firsthand how the food we put into our bodies can not only keep us healthy, but also heal our bodies. Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine". Gina spent two weeks at Hippocrates Health Institute

in West Palm Beach, Florida learning and living a raw foods lifestyle to fully experience food as a healing tool.
Contact Gina to RSVP 

Meditation with Dawn...

Dawn Smelser started formally studying Yoga at 21 and attended a one year teacher training program at The Yogalife Institute in PA. She had no intention of teaching, but rather to gain a greater understanding of this ancient practice. Within four months, she was asked to co-teach the program. She reluctantly agreed. Within 8 months, an unknown benefactor donated a scholarship for Dawn to study at the first organized school of Yoga in Mumbai, India. She traveled to India and began attending The Yoga Institute of Mumbai. There, she lived with her teacher, Dr Jayadeva Yogendra, from 99 to 2000, learning from ancient writings, The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita. While in India, she worked with medical doctors and scientists researching the benefits of Yoga relating to various states of physical and mental disorders and the psychosomatic relationship between the two. She worked with diabetes patients, heart patients, those suffering from orthopedic problems, asthma, depression, anxiety, menopause and women who were pregnant. She lectured at The Women's College of Mumbai and participated in the Caring Heart Program, which set out to 'Bypass the bypass' surgery for Heart Patients. Upon returning to the US, Dawn finished the one year program at Yogalife and began teaching Yoga full time. She continued formal education at the same time and completed another year of Teacher training.
In 2003, she wrote a teacher training program of her own and was the Co-Director of the program that graduated 20 teachers by 2005. From 2005 to 2008, she attended Divine Light Ministry in Downingtown, Pa, studying meditation practices of the Worlds religions and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister.  Dawn is the owner of Mother Heart Studio on Philadelphia PA.


The Wheatgrass King...


Michael Bergonzi aka

"The Wheatgrass King"

Michael has been in the alternative health field since 1990 and has been growing wheatgrass, teaching growing classes and lecturing all over the country. He designed and built the state of the art greenhouse at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, CA. In 1998. During this time he also worked in the alternative health field, traveling as a nutritionist and working with Ellen Tart-Jensen (Ellen spent 12 years with Dr. Bernard Jensen), learning about the Colema Board and the importance of colon health. 


He then went back into the wheatgrass field working for the largest grower in Northern CA. Six months later in 2001, Michael took the greenhouse manager position at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was finally back into lecturing, traveling to Expos, and helping thousands to grow their own wheatgrass at home for pennies a day. Currently, he is working as a consultant for Wellness Centers & people wanting to start their own Sprout / Wheatgrass / Micro-Green Business. Michael's lectures are not only informative, but he adds a sense of humor and stage presence that will keep any audience entertained the entire time. He continues to stay true to what Ann Wigmore brought to light, the Earth, the Oxygen and getting leafy greens back in the American Diet as well as focusing on the "inner self", silence, meditation and whatever personal journey you may be on right now.

Yoga with Barbara...
Barbara Richardson began practicing yoga in 1995. She relished moving on her mat for 8 years before enrolling in a yoga teacher training program at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. She received her 250 hr. teaching certificate in 2004 and has been teaching at area fitness centers and yoga studios since then. In 2005, she became certified to teach
Restorative Yoga, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater. In 2006, she returned to Wake Up Yoga to become certified in
Yin Yoga. Since then, she has attended numerous workshops with yoga luminaries such as Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sarah Powers, John Friend, David Williams, Beryl Bender Birch, Sadie Nardini and Jillian Pransky.

In addition to her yoga certifications, she completed Pilates mat training with
IM=X and Pilates Reformer levels I-III with
Balanced Body University.

Inward Journey with Jen Young
Jen Young has been studying NUMEROLOGY for many years along with ANGEL CARDS and ASTROLOGY. Jen is a licensed "Angel Therapy Practitioner", certified by 
Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.. She has been giving Angel Card Readings for over 15 yrs. She combines the power of Numerology, Angel Cards and Astrology to give a whole and complete reading. She believes that we all have the power to live our best life, the key is in Self-Awareness. Learn about yourself and discover what is in store for 2015! Bring your journal to record the information you will be receiving. Jen is lively, energetic and loves to have fun! To learn more about Jen go to

Jen has studied at:
Certified REIKI practitioner, level 2
Jen trained with Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
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