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Guest Presenters & Instructors 2017


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!

 Week of May 29, 2017

Robert deStefano- Sleep Guru

Can’t sleep because of stress. Learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response

For the past twelve years Robert has been a nationally recognized voice on naturally ending stress-induced insomnia. Robert’s blending of the science of sleep with his training in Narrative/CB Therapy, yoga, meditation and bodywork, combined with the empathy that comes with being a former chronic insomniac, inspires change while providing a simple path to lasting results.

 Week of June 11, 2017


With Guest Appearances by MasterChef Junior Star & Intern Queen Founder

A getaway filled with challenging fitness classes, relaxing spa treatments and creative events gives you and your teen time to explore activities together.

 June 8-11, 2017

Dr. Goldberg

Women's Heart Health

Author of DR. NIECA GOLDBERG’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S HEALTH. She has also authored the award winning and highly acclaimed book WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN which was updated and titled THE WOMEN’S HEALTHY HEART PROGRAM – Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease published by Ballantine Books.

 Week of June 18, 2017

Kim Kilway

Kim is Director of the Pilates/GYROTONIC® Studio at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & 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.

 Week of July 16, 2017

Marie Ferro

Proprietor of her own salon next to the famous Malibu Colony, Marie specializes in customizing haircuts, color & style.

Enjoy Beauty Week with Marie Ferro and enrich your inner and outter beauty! Marie’s clients consist of celebrities, directors, producers, studio executives, as well as royalty. Marie’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, In Style, People, Teen Vogue, New Beauty, and Glamour.

 Week of July 30, 2017

Donna Flagg

Creator of ‘Lastics’, a technique born directly from the world of dance that releases tension, increases flexibility and stimulates circulation. 

Calling upon her varied experience, Donna designed Lastics to reconstruct the flexibility that dancers have, and from which they all work. It releases tension, increases flexibility and stimulates circulation by teaching people how to articulate their bodies in ways that stretch and elongate muscles from the inside out, and from end-to-end. Not only does flexibility substantially and noticeably improve, Lastics also keeps the body in balance and teaches a unique kind of body awareness and control.

 August 23-26, 2017

John Turk

A personal Trainer with over thirty years experience, John Specializes in anti-aging and weight loss.

As a fit 54 year old, John is very familiar with how the body ages while staying in shape. John knows what works best to slow down the aging process by utilizing proper diet and exercise. He has also helped several high profile actors prepare for their movie roles in which they needed to be extremely fit. A former competitive Bodybuilder and Fitness model, John has appeared on the cover of several high profile fitness magazines such as, Muscle and Fitness, Mens Fitness and Physical Magazine.

 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.

 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 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!