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Guest Presenters & Instructors


Cal-a-Vie Health Spa provides a robust program of expert speakers and instructors for guests throughout the year. True experts in their field, they share professional expertise through a variety of classes, presentations and/or hands-on demonstrations. Contact our Reservations team at 888.373.8773 to book your week!

 October 2-6, 2017

Dr. Steven Masley

A physician, nutritionist, author, speaker and award-winning patient educator.

Dr. Masley has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, and has published significant research on these subjects in leading medical journals. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

 October 17-20, 2017

Heidi Hanna

New York Times best selling author, CEO and founder of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs to organizations.

Her current research explores the connection between stress, brain health and performance. She is passionate about educating and empowering others to transform their relationship with stress in order to bring more energy, attention and intention to the moments that matter most to them.

 October 23-27, 2017

Matilde Parente

Women's Wellness Week
Holistic Medicine

Matilde Parente is a physician, medical editor and healthcare consultant who is board certified in pathology and integrative holistic medicine. A graduate of Duke University and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Parente is the author of Healing Ways: An Integrative Health Sourcebook (Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2016), Resveratrol (Woodland Publishing, 2009; 2011) and many articles on disease management, integrative health, nutrition/lifestyle and worksite wellness.



 Week of November 5, 2017

Sam Brocato

Master Hair Stylist

Sam and his team will share their fabulous insights and knowledge to help make you feel beautiful everyday! Get a makeover from a beauty industry veteran and celebrity stylist who will share the newest trends in hair style and coloring.

December 4-8, 2017

Nick James

 With an MA in Botany from Oxford University, UK, Nick spent almost a decade in Asia where his interest in Ayurveda and other natural healing modalities was kindled.

Nick is the co-founder of Body Bliss, a spa-dedicated company that seeks to combine years of experience using color, therapeutic touch and bodywork with the finest, therapeutic grade botanical extracts and essential oils. Nick’s prime interest is in helping people understand and benefit from aromatherapy – a transformative healing science that has all too often been misunderstood, under-valued and misrepresented.

December 11-15, 2017

Louis Van Amstel

Louis is back to share his La Blast innovative Partner Free dance fitness class with you. 

La Blast combines the worlds of dance and fitness, providing a one-of-a-kind workout that motivates and empowers students of every fitness level to keep dancing and have a Blast!

April 22-28, 2018

Lisa Hubbard

Rhythm Pilates is an exciting fusion of Pilates, Yoga and Dance. Enjoy this new form of mat Pilates that expands on the traditional methods by incorporating more fluid, whole-body movements which are choreographed to music!

Experience Rhythm Pilates with founder Lisa Hubbard – our featured guest presenter.Rhythm Pilates is an evolutionary  approach that takes static movements and transforms them into a series of 30 minute routines that vary in level and complexity. The sequencing is thoughtly created to target the brain, muscles, joints, tissues and spirit. This method has been scientifically proven to increase the metabolic rate by working out to motivating music! 

May 21-24, 2018

Pam Shriver

Cal-a-Vie is proud to welcome back one of the best tennis players in the world, Pam Shriver, for four days of tennis instruction and fun (May 21-24, 2018.) 

Shriver burst onto the national tennis stage in 1978 when she reached the finals of the U.S. Open as an amateur at the age of 16. Throughout the 1980s, she was ranked in the top 10 women’s singles players in the world. Her doubles career includes winning 112 titles, including 22 Grand Slam titles, seven Australian Open, four French Open, five Wimbledon, and five U.S. Open. She captured the 1988 Olympic Gold Medal in doubles in Seoul

June 10-17, 2018

Kim Kilway- Pilates

Kim Kilway is Director of the Pilates/GYROTONIC Studio at The Houstonia Hotel, Club and Spa. 

A former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Kim also toured and performed nationally in musical theater, acted in film and television, and choreographed professionally. Kim applies her own vision, flair and expertise to introduce distinctive classes including Mindful Dance, Pilates For Athletes, Barre Code, Cardio Barre Rowing, Aerial Yoga, GYROTONIC®, Pilates Boot Camp, Pilates on the Foam Roller and Ugi Fitness.