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!

May 20-23, 2019

Pam Shriver
Tennis with Olympic Gold Medalist

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.

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 2-8 2019

Lisa Hubbard
Pilates Week

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! Join us June 2-8, 2019.

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!
Space is limited. Call 888-373-8773 to book your stay today!

July 21-28, 2019

Marie Ferro
Beauty (Women’s Week)

Marie Ferro is proprietor of her own salon next to the famous Malibu Colony, where she has been in business for 30 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Cal State Northridge.

Marie’s patrons consist of Celebrities, Directors, Producers, Studio executives, as well as Royalty. Marie’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, InStyle,People, Teen Vogue, New Beauty, Glamour, More, Angeleno, Malibu Magazine. Marie has also been asked to be on New Beauty’s advisory Board as well as contributing regularly as their Hair Makeover Artist. She has appeared on E Instyle Network, Good Morning Malibu, Gunthy Ranker Infomercials, music videos and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

July 21-28, 2019

Nikoletta Skarlatos
Beauty (Women’s Week)

Makeup artist and designer Nikoletta Skarlatos first fell in love with her art form as a child in Greece. Since then, she has collaborated with acclaimed filmmakers, top design houses and internationally renowned photographers.

Skarlatos applies her passion and knowledge in the design and creation of richly cinematic characters.
Skarlatos’ diverse body of work can be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest : At World’s End, Miami Vice, The Soloist, Immortals, The Hunger Games Series, Flight, Solace, Free State Of Jones, The Perfect Guy, Spiderman, Blue, Future Man, Lee Daniel’s Star, and the Netflix film, Nappily Ever After.
She has been named the Global Beauty Director for Julie Hewett from 2009-2019. She has collaborated with the House of Chanel and the Estee Lauder Corporation as makeup artist, makeup designer and product developer.

August 4-9, 2019

Donna Flagg
Lastics (Women’s Week)

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

Donna Flagg has been dancing all of her life. She trained throughout her childhood and teenage years before going on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and then graduate from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. After starting a career in business and suffering a dance-related injury, she decided to combine her knowledge, experience and love for dance into a stretching technique called Lastics®.

August 11-16, 2019

Jessica Exposito

Jessica Exposito
Jessica is one of the leading education specialists for Zumba, the largest branded dance-fitness company in the world.

"Being a teacher enriches me everyday." said Jessica. "My heart is happiest when I see the smiles of a studio full of appreciative Zumba fans!"
A native and resident of Spain, she is one of the leading Zumba Education Specialists for Zumba Fitness and Zumba's newest specialty, Zumba® Step, which blends the fun of Zumba's international rhythms and movements with effective aerobic exercises on a step.

November 18-21, 2019

Dr. Valencia Porter
Preventive Medicine

Dr. Valencia Porter is double-board certified in Preventive Medicine and Integrative Medicine and has focused on optimizing health through nutrition, functional medicine and mind-body modalities for more than twenty-five years.

Named one of the “100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda” by Spirituality & Health magazine, she has overseen thousands of clients in Deepak Chopra’s signature detox program and combined the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern environmental health science in her book Resilient Health: How to Thrive in Our Toxic World.

December 8-12, 2019

Alex McLean

Alex McLean has been teaching group fitness since 1995.

He started as a dancer and master class presenter for the Reebok Performance Team and Nike Culture Shock. Currently, Alex is an educator for multiple world class brands including TRX®, Schwinn® and Strong by Zumba®. He has appeared in video and print projects for TRX®, Under Armour® and Strong by Zumba® and worked behind the scenes as a fitness tech for TRX® and Health magazine shoots with Brooke Burke and Cheryl Burke. As a professional dancer and acrobat, Alex has participated in commercials for Facebook and Joy Mangano Home Products. He’s also danced with LeAnn Rimes, Disney, Universal Studios and the NBA/WNBA. Certifications: ACE, AFAA and NASM.

January, 5-10, 2020

DR. Deanna Minich
Health Educator

DR. Deanna Minich

DR. DEANNA MINICH is a health educator, researcher, and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Her books include Whole Detox and The Rainbow Diet. See her website,, and Facebook page, Deanna Minich, PhD, for more details.