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2Forks Immersion Schedule

2Forks Immersion Schedule

October 2nd - 9th, 2017

Event Schedule

Day 1: Monday

October 2, 2017

  • 4:30-5:30 PM

    Check In & Retreat Orientation

    Mago Retreat Staff

  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Plant-Strong Dinner Buffet

  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM

    Immersion Welcome and Orientation

    Rip Esselstyn

  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    Group Introductions: Why Am I Here?

    Immersion participants come from far and wide to experience this life-changing week in Sedona. Group introductions are an opportunity to learn from one another and to recognize that above all else, our individual health and wellness really is (or should be) the most important asset we possess.

Day 2: Tuesday

October 3, 2017

  • 6:15 - 7:15 AM

    Full Biometric Screening

    Dr. Michael Klaper & Dr. Cameron O'Connell

    A comprehensive look at all your numbers. We'll measure weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and order a full lipid panel to check your cholesterol.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Daily Workout

    Sheron Foster, Jane Esselstyn, Nate & Kristen Turner

    Your choice of yoga, group exercise, or morning hike.

  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM

    Plant-Strong Breakfast

  • 9:45 - 10:30 AM

    Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue

    Rip Esselstyn

    How did Fire Station 2 in Austin, Texas, the barbecue capital of the south, become a plant-based fire house? The heart of Rip’s amazing story—and the inspiration for The Engine 2 Diet—includes a radical overhaul of the foods these men considered “normal” to live on … and the many lives they saved (both in public and within their ranks) by sharing their plant-strong message far and wide.

  • 10:30-11:00 AM

    Active Learning This Week

    Brian Hart

  • 11:00-11:15 AM

    Break

  • 11:15 - 12:30 PM

    Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

    Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

    Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. He'll discuss the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study—the longest study of its kind ever conducted, and explain with irrefutable scientific evidence how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat.

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch

  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM

    Think, Pair, Share - Common Hurdles Discussion

    Brian Hart

  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM

    Why Every Bite Matters

    Dr. Michael Klaper, Immersion Medical Director

    In any moment, our decisions move us toward health and vigor or toward disease and dysfunction. The good news is the human body has powerful forces within it that, when supported, help us heal from injuries and illnesses and sustain us in good health. Our body wants to be healthy; it doesn’t want to be inflamed, infected, or in pain. In fact, it knows how to heal every one of its tissues and organs and is constantly doing so in order to repair the daily damage from the athletic event we call “life.” This lecture makes us realize, truly, why every bite matters.

  • 3:00 - 6:00 PM

    Free Time

    Take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, practice yoga and meditation, take a planned excursion into the charming, resort town of Sedona, or explore the 163 pristine acres of the Mago Retreat Center. Additional activities include massage and individual counseling sessions.

  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM

    Live Cooking Demo - Batch Cooking

    Ann Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn, RN

    Learn best practices to find plant-strong prep exciting, inspiring and enlivening from Ann and Jane Esselstyn, a mother-daughter team with decades of experience in creating plans for plant-strong success.

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Dinner

  • 7:30 PM

    Live Music

    Porangui

    As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies. Serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking: Together, these make an unforgettable experience.

Day 3: Wednesday

October 4, 2016

  • 6:15 - 7:15 AM

    Daily Workout

    Sheron Foster, Jane Esselstyn, Nate & Kristen Turner

    Your choice of yoga, group exercise, or morning hike.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM

    Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease II

    Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

    The leading cause of death—above all cancers combined—is heart disease. But you would be hard pressed to find a cardiologist who prescribes food over a pill or a surgical procedure. Olympic gold medalist and Vietnam Bronze Star–winning surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn will teach you how not only to prevent, but to actually reverse America’s most deadly disease—simply by changing the way you shop and eat.

  • 9:45-10:30 AM

    What to Eat, What to Buy & How to Cook It

    Ann Esselstyn

    Ann Esselstyn is has counseled Dr. Esselstyn's patients for decades, and her experience is in developing delicious, healthful dishes both for their family and for Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Learn the guidelines for following plant-perfect or plant-strong eating - and learn the important differences between the two.

  • 10:45-11:30 AM

    Digestion and Nutrition: Making Sense of What We Eat

    Dr. Michael Klaper, Immersion Medical Director

  • 11:40-12:30 PM

    My Plant-Based Health Journey

    Adam Sud

    Testimonial by Adam Sud. Hear how Adam overcame type 2 diabetes, addiction, and obesity and is now on a path of health and vitality.

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch Buffet

  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM

    Make Food Thy Medicine - Deliciously

    Dr. Michael Klaper, Immersion Medical Director

    Dr. Klaper has been treating chronic conditions with dietary change for four decades, and his research and knowledge in this field are nationally recognized. His case studies examining how food can be the missing medicine that patients need to prevent and reverse disease have made him one of the world's leading experts on the application of nutrition in the clinical setting.

  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Do Now: Solutions to Hurdles

    Brian Hart

  • 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Consultations with Dr. Esselstyn & Dr. Klaper

  • 3:00 - 6:00 PM

    Free Time

    Take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, practice yoga and meditation, take a planned excursion into the charming, resort town of Sedona, or explore the 163 pristine acres of the Mago Retreat Center. Additional activities such as individual counseling and massage are available.

  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM

    Live Cooking Demo - Bowl Building

    Ann Esselstyn & Jane Esslestyn, RN

    With a basic template and a bit of creative inspiration, you can craft a perfectly delicious array of dishes to keep your plant-strong palate engaged and inspired for a lifetime to come. Join Ann and Jane for this entertaining live cooking demo.

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Dinner

  • 7:30-9:00PM

    "What the Health" Viewing and Star Gazing Party

    Dr. Michael Klaper, Immersion Medical Director

    Enjoy an entertaining evening of stargazing and astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky, voted one of the best things to do in Sedona! You will experience an incredible evening of stargazing, guided by professional astronomers with decades of experience.

Day 4: Thursday

October 6, 2017

  • 6:15 - 7:15 AM

    Daily Workout

    Sheron Foster, Jane Esselstyn, Nate & Kristen Turner

    Your choice of yoga, group exercise, or morning hike.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:30 - 9:45 AM

    Do Now: Pantry LIst - Get it /Shed It

    Brian Hart

    Prepare for Plant-Strong success for the long-term with this short, informational session to help you make strong decisions on what foods to get and what to shed.

  • 8:45-9:45 AM

    The Pleasure Trap

    Dr. Doug Lisle, MD

    Why is it that every time you eat something wrong it feels right, and every time you eat something right it feels wrong? This paradox is at the crux of why our nation has become fat, sick, and nearly dead. Stanford University professor Doug Lisle will blow your mind with these critical insights into the deepest recesses of our genetic code— and tell you the secret for sidestepping your DNA’s inherent weakness.

  • 9:45-10:00 AM

    Break

  • 10:00-11:00 AM

    Fact or Fiction: Busting the Myths of a Plant-Based Lifestyle

    Rip Esselstyn

    The meat and dairy industries have been successfully spreading their propaganda for many decades. Learn the facts so you can stand your ground on one simple principle: Plant-based nutrition is the healthiest way to eat! Rip dispels the myths and delivers the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

  • 11:15-12:15 PM

    Special Topics: Breakout Sessions

    Dr. Doug Lisle, Dr. Cameron O'Connell, Dr. Lisa Bjelland, Rip Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn

    These focus groups will give participants the opportunity to have all of their questions asked and answered.

  • 12:30-1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch Buffet

  • 1:30 - 6:00 PM

    Free Time or Sedona Excursions

    Take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, practice yoga and meditation, take a planned excursion into the charming, resort town of Sedona, or explore the 163 pristine acres of the Mago Retreat Center.

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Dinner

  • 7:30-8:00 PM

    Yonanas! Dessert Bar Demo

    Jane Esslestyn, RN

  • 8:00-9:00 PM

    Share Your Story Highlights & Plant-Strong Jeopardy - Game Night!

    Rip Esselstyn & Brian Hart

  • 9:00-10:00

    Bonfire

Day 5: Friday

October 6, 2017

  • 6:15-7:15 AM

    Daily Workout

    Your choice of yoga, group exercise, or morning hike.

  • 7:30-8:30AM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:45-9:45 AM

    Calorie Density: How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

    Dr. Doug Lisle, Ph.D.

    Once you understand a few key principles about satiety, combined with our innate biological drives to seek pleasure (high-fat, high-sugar foods) and avoid pain (hunger), it’s actually a simple fix. Nature built in the perfect controls that allows you to eat according to your hunger and fullness signals and create your naturally trim body at the same time. The critical piece that we forget to take into account (or deny in our struggle to scheme a way to eat whatever we want and still feel satisfied and weigh a healthy amount) is that food comes in its own ingenious packaging, and the less we mess with it the better.

  • 9:45-10:45 AM

    Q & A

    Dr. Doug Lisle

  • 10:00-10:50AM

    Benefits of Plant-Based Eating: Above & Below the Belt

    Jane Esselstyn, RN

  • 10:50-11:00 AM

    Break

  • 11:00-11:50 AM

    Getting Along Without Going Along

    Dr. Doug Lisle

    Is your social circle less than supportive of your newfound lifestyle? Can't understand why no one is interested in how much they'll benefit from joining you? Learn how to shift your mindset, make the situation positive, and get along with everyone, without going along!

  • 12:30-1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch Buffet

  • 1:30 - 6:00 PM

    Free Time

    Take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, practice yoga and meditation, take a planned excursion into the charming, resort town of Sedona, or explore the 163 pristine acres of the Mago Retreat Center.

  • 6:30-7:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Dinner

  • 7:30-9:00 PM

    Talent Show & Snack Sampler

Day 6: Saturday

October 7, 2017

  • 6:15-7:15 AM

    Daily Workout

    Sheron Foster, Jane Esselstyn, Nate & Kristen Turner

    Your choice of yoga, group exercise, or morning hike.

  • 7:30 - 8:30AM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM

    Visual Charting - Check for Understanding

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM

    Why Movement Matters

    Nate & Kristen Turner

    Whether at your office, in your car, or anywhere else—learn why movement matters every single day, and how to make time to fit any form of exercise into your daily routine.

  • 10:15-11:15 AM

    My Story

    Milan Ross

  • 11:15-11:30AM

    Break

  • 11:30-11:45 AM

    Beyond the Immersion: What's Next

    Rip Esselstyn & Laurie Kortowich, Engine 2 Executive Director

  • 11:45-12:30PM

    "Build a Bowl" Strategy Exercise

    Brian Hart

  • 12:30-1:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Lunch Buffet

  • 3:00-3:30 PM

    Red Letter Writing

  • 3:00-6:30PM

    Free Time

    Take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, practice yoga and meditation, take a planned excursion into the charming, resort town of Sedona, or explore the 163 pristine acres of the Mago Retreat Center.

  • 6:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Dinner

  • 7:30-9:00 PM

    Hope

    Rip Esselstyn

    Every day, people turn to plant-based nutrition as a means to avoid surgery and to free themselves from the restraints of chronic illness. Rip gives hope about the societal shift that's emerging, the megatrend that is evolving, and the ability we all have to stay in the driver's seat for our health and well-being.

    Celebrate all you've accomplished this week during our graduation ceremony, and prepare to leave this life-changing week ready to charge forward into your plant-strong future.

Day 7: Sunday

October 8, 2017

  • 6:15 AM

    Full Biometric Screening

    Dr. Cameron O'Connell and Dr. Elizabeth Wining

    This second, comprehensive check-in of the week, where we measure blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, and all of your cholesterol markers, will show you real measured results from just one week of clean living.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Plant-Strong Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:45-9:30 AM

    Circle Up & Group Photo

  • 9:30-10:00 AM

    Sack lunch pickup

  • 10:00 AM

    Departures