Our Ambassadors

Our best assets are the people we work with. At Retreats Unlimited, we work with some of the best instructors and coaches in the world. Take a look at some of the people who lead our retreats and you’ll understand why we’re so good at what we do!

Tosca Reno

Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4.

Reno started her career at an age when most would consider retiring, earning her first Oxygen cover at 43, after losing 84 pounds and healing herself. She has competed in numerous physique contests and endurance events. The founder of the Eat Clean® series that kicked off a food revolution by the same name, Reno has sold millions of copies, in several languages. She has helped millions lose weight and become well, thanks to Eating Clean®. Once 204 pounds and officially obese, Reno has maintained this using the Eat Clean Diet® method.Reno is best seen live, where she rivets the audience with her gut-wrenching authenticity and powerful storytelling. She loves life, and is a tenacious woman who has endured intense personal loss including the passing of her son and her husband. Reno is a force.Reno is an expert health and wellness advisor for Canfitpro where she speaks, lectures and conducts wellness seminars and online education programs.

Often called “the woman with 9 lives,” Reno has a depth of experience beyond many. Through her love of family she reveals her selflessness. Through her loss of love and child, she reveals her humanity. Through her consistent caring for others she shares her compassion. Through her grit she shows her resilience. When most would have given up, Reno still stands, sharing her smile and authenticity.

Reno regularly contributes to various publications including Oxygen and Clean Eating.

She is currently developing a TV series with PBS, an episode of which will be aired in January/17.

Specialties:The psychology of overweight, motivation, inspiration, nutrition, exercise and one on one coaching.

Author, speaker, educator and media veteran.

Tenley Molzahn and Emily Potter

Although many recognize Tenley from her television experiences with ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad, dance was Tenley’s first love. Tenley Molzahn and Emily Potter have joined forces to bring you an incredible and transformation experience. With over 12 years of combined experience, Tenely, a Holistic Health Coach and Emily, a Clinical Nutritionist and Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher make an impactful team when it comes to wellness, nutrition, yoga and life stepping into a new YOU.

 

These two women are the founder of the 7 day ‘DIYcleanse’, and a online wellness program ‘Food Freedom.’  They are passionate about supporting women to feel empowered and educated when it comes to nutrition, and your relationship with food.

Tenley and Emily offer knowledge and expertise to create gentle change, lifestyle upgrades and balance. This dynamic duo know how to create an environment of support and encouragement to see incredible transformation. They also have a unique ability to tap into some fun and lots of laughter when diving into big topics.

Tenley’s story began with years of pain and illness and never knowing the cause. It was when she looked at her diet and lifestyle and realized she needed to make some changes to feel well again. Her passion in nutrition fueled her to become a health coach and support others in finding the unknown cause of their years of pain and illness and guide others in learning how to take control and live a healthy life. She teaches that these life alterations are not sacrifices but create the most freeing life you can give yourself.

Emily has experience in running wellness retreats, and has created various programs in the health and wellness field, specializing in detoxification. She has taught yoga in South Africa and San Diego. She has also co-led Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Idaho. She has a B.S in Psychology, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and passionate about holistic wellness. She is a mom of two, and lives with her husband in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

We are delighted to be embarking on this journey together of supporting women in this transformational experience in a luxurious retreat setting!

 

Dina Ivas

Dina wasn’t always a “yogi.”  As a former competitive gymnast, she’s been naturally drawn to creative movement since childhood.  In an effort to share her enthusiasm for fitness, Dina became certified in Group Exercise through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America in 2002.  After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Communications, she moved to NYC to pursue a corporate career.  She taught boot camp and body sculpting to keep her passion for health and fitness alive, but the pressures of big city life and working in a small cubicle left Dina feeling totally unbalanced. It was then that she discovered yoga.

Inspired by how yoga made her feel empowered, strong and centered, Dina signed up for the teacher training program at Sonic Yoga, and became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2010.  She currently leads classes at America’s #1 health club chain Equinox Fitness Clubs, The Yoga Room, and the Brooklyn Athletic Club.  She’s been featured in Shape, Lucky, Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Journal Italia and is a top trending teacher on RateYourBurn.  Dina is a contributing writer for online educational resource Teachasana, proudly co-led the inaugural 200-hour Teacher Training at Anthea Yoga, and serves as a mentor for new yoga teachers getting started on their path.

Dina’s mission is to make yoga fun and accessible to everyone!  She specializes in working with beginners, and strives to inspire students to explore on their mat without judgement.  Her teaching philosophy is simple: “Breathe. Play. Grow.”  Aware of how many people struggle to find time to fit yoga into their routine, Dina started an initiative to bring yoga to corporate offices and has been fortunate to offer her services to multiple companies including: New Balance, Columbia University, King & Spalding Law Firm and Kate Spade.

When not on the mat, Dina loves to write, travel, and test out the latest and greatest in activewear.  She’s led retreats worldwide at exotic locales, and is always planning her next healthy adventure.  As a self-proclaimed “leggings-a-holic,” and as a former Athletic Apparel Buyer, Dina applies her knowledge of activewear as a consultant and ambassador for several yoga and fitness brands including Michi, Human Unlimited and Noli Yoga.  Find out more about Dina at www.yogawithdina.com.

Mark Harari

Fitness Expert Mark Harari, owner of Pulse Fitness Studio in Sherman Oaks, CA, creator of PulseTread® app for iPhone, and celebrity trainer, has been changing bodies and changing lives for over 15 years.

 

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, fitness and athletics have always been a part of Mark’s life.  After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Mark moved to Los Angles to combine his passions for fitness and business into one.  Pulse Fitness Studio launched in 2007, and it was immediately hailed as the “Best Fitness Studio in Los Angles” by Fox LA.  Mark’s unique concepts for fitness training have been highlighted on shows such as Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood LIVE, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E! Entertainment, and several workout/makeover shows.  In addition, Mark has been a contributing editor for Fitness Magazine, and has been featured with many of his celebrity clients in People Magazine, Shape, US WeeklyOK! Magazine and several other publications, and was named one of “Tinseltown’s Top Trainers” by Shape Magazine.
As word of Mark’s creative workouts spread, he created and launched the PulseTread® app for iPhone. Each day, Mark provides a brand new, personally instructed, 30-minuted cardio challenge for users in over 100 countries around the world.  With the tagline, “Easy Doesn’t Change Your Body®”, you know you’ll walk away feeling strong, accomplished, and step closer to reaching your goals!
As a spokesperson, host, and fitness ambassador, Mark’s passion for fitness is only rivaled by his excitement for adventure. Whether its jumping out of planes or swimming alongside whale sharks, Mark is inspired and motivated by pushing his own limits…a true reflection of his training style with his clients.

Sarah Fragoso

Eight years ago a new lifestyle emerged for Sarah that created much needed positive momentum. After struggling with numerous health issues preceding the birth of her 3rd child, Sarah finally regained her health through ancestral eating and exercise and began to share her journey with others via the Internet when she started her blog and brand, Everyday Paleo. Sarah was the first woman to blog about living an ancestral lifestyle and became on overnight Internet sensation, reaching millions around the globe with her inspiring message and delicious recipes. Sarah has since become an International Best Selling Author of five cookbooks and has had the opportunity to cook with and learn from amazing chefs, from Michelin Star restaurateurs in Italy to cooking school chefs in Thailand.

Her focus is paying it forward, hoping to help others experience the positive changes that she and her family experience everyday. Sarah now blogs exclusively at SarahFragoso.com, communicates through a thriving social media platform, and conducts consistently sold-out nationwide seminars and world-wide retreats. She also co-owns a local gym with her husband John, JS Strength & Conditioning. For the last 6 years, Sarah has also been a top ten iTunes podcaster with her current new podcast hit, Better Everyday With Sarah & Dr Brooke, ranking at number 2 in Alternative Health on the very first day of it’s release.

Rebecca Kordecki

Rebecca Kordecki, creator of Booty Slide and the owner of RK FIT, has enjoyed a robust 20-year career as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Expert, Corporate Wellness Advocate and Speaker. She has had a hand in shaping up some of Hollywood’s finest celebrities and athletes as well as helping to keep their bodies ready for action both on and off the playing fields.

Rebecca’s own athletic background and passion for the industry has led her to various areas of the fitness and wellness industry, including being a Ms. Galaxy Title holder, health & fitness Company Ambassador, fitness model, and wellness radio show host.

Rebecca has been featured on “The Today Show”, “EXTRA”, and has been written up in periodicals such as Vogue, The New York Times, Hamptons, InStyle, Shape, TimeOut NY and Daily Candy amongst others.

 

Eva Redpath

Canada’s Nike Master Trainer. Women’s Fitness Leader. Creator of Body Conditioning by Dancers and Host of Luxury Fitness & Wellness Escapes.

Often featured on the pages of leading Health and Fitness magazines, in newspapers and on TV, she is also host on Coral TV’s digital series entitled “Get Fit In The City”, and regularly sought-after by leading media for her dynamic on-camera presence and expertise.  Eva Redpath brings more than just a workout! She is among Canada’s leading fitness trainers, empowering women to achieve their ultimate best.  If you ask Eva, she’ll tell you she’s only just getting started … follow the journey @EvaRedpath www.EvaRedpath.com.

Dena Roche

Dena is the creator of The Travel Diet, a wellness lifestyle that teaches travelers how travel feeds your spirit, nourishes your brain AND whittles your waist. The idea was born from her work as a luxury travel journalist, where despite being wined and dined, she often lost weight (and stress!) on the road.

 

Dena is a former NCAA Division I athlete who received her wellness coaching certification from The Institute of Integrated Nutrition. She also holds a Level II Reiki certification.

Her travels fuel the concepts for using vacations as the way to kick start a wellness lifestyle, and her personal journey of having to reinvent her life in her late 30s lead her to blend the physical elements of The Travel Diet program into her TNT (Travel N Transformation) retreats designed for anyone who is struggling through a transformation and wondering “WTF, Where do I go from here?”

Dena is an expert in the wellness travel space and has been quoted on the topic in publications like USA Today, Yahoo, The Street, The Arizona Republic and more. She speaks on the topic at events like The New York Times Travel Show and Travel Industry Exchange and for corporations like Lincoln Motor Company. Her wellness travel articles have appeared in United Hemispheres, Robb Report, Spa Magazine and other national and international magazines and online publications.

 

 

 

Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training Director, guides retreats, leads workshops, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite musicians of Tanglewood Music Center. She has taught courses for students at the Boston Conservatory, Juilliard School, Harvard, and Princeton. She is passionate about empowering and encouraging people to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature through the time-honored teachings of yoga, Ayurveda and Mindfulness. Larissa has been featured in Yoga Journal, More, Elephant Journal, Spirituality & Health, InStyle, and Yoganonymous, and regularly teaches for Yoga Journal Live and Wanderlust. When not on the road, you can find her writing, teaching, and consulting at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. Learn more at larissacarlson.com.

Katie Bressack

A lover of smoothies, chocolate and avocados, Katie Bressack works with her clients to implement simple, healthy choices that make a lasting impact on men​’s​ and women’s health. Katie attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is Board Certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She has furthered her education through the Institute of The Psychology of Eating​, ​and trained with Dr. Sara Gottfried​ and Nicole Jardim. Katie is also a Registered Yoga Instructor.

Katie specializes in healthy weight loss, pre-natal nutrition, hormone balancing as well as stress reduction. With Katie’s support, the woman she counsels lose weight, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood, prepare for pregnancy, increase energy levels, and live a healthier and more vibrant life.

She has also supported businesses through corporate wellness programs for six years in New York City and Los Angeles, partnering with companies such as Mattel, Digitas, Karl Storz, Publicis Modem and Prodege amongst others. Katie previously worked in digital advertising and print journalism before pursuing a career in nutrition and wellness. ​She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog​, P​iper. When Katie is not health coaching​,​ you can find her on her yoga mat, watching movies, walking on the beach, hiking and ​spending time with friends. You can learn more about Katie here www.katiebressack.com and feel inspired to live a healthier life by following her on Instagram @katiebressack

 

 

 

 

Nikki Noce MD

Dr. Nikki Starr Noce, M.D.  is committed to love, compassion, happiness, health and harmony.

As a Love Ambassador and Life Enhancement Practitioner, Dr. Nikki Starr is passionate about awakening the healing power of love, as well as inspiring and empowering people to live the life of their dreams through her writings, sessions, retreats, workshops and The Initiation Course™.

After receiving her Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine and completing her internship at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Nikki Starr chose to follow her heart and focus on love, “whole-istic wellness and living life to the fullest. Traveling the world, embarking on a spiritual path and experiencing ancient and various healing modalities played a major role in her decision. She is also an Energy Healer, Intuitive Guide, Reiki Practitioner, certified Yoga Instructor and has a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in Psychology and Nutrition.

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Nikki Starr appeared on the Fox Television show Utopia, where they named her #DrLove. With her loving nature, she impacted the lives of millions of people, leading by example with yoga, meditation, healthy eating and compassionate interactions. Dr. Nikki Starr believes in media as a platform to awaken consciousness in humanity.

Mark and Michele Sherwood

Mark Sherwood, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Michele L. Neil-Sherwood, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), have a full-time wellness-based medical practice in Tulsa, OK called the Functional Medical Institute where they adopt a whole person approach, which is outcome based looking at each individual’s unique needs. Their aim is to obtain the highest level of function while maintaining total health (physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually) through a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach. The couple host Living It TV, a weekly television program airing regionally in the Midwest US.

 

Drs. Mark and Michele co-authored Amazon #1 best-selling book, The Quest for Wellness. Their second book is nearing completion. They have been seen on national TV, been quoted on CNN and are regular contributors to the Huffington Post.

Dr. Mark is a 24-year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, where he logged a decade of courageous service on the department’s SWAT Team. He is also a former Oklahoma state and regional bodybuilding champion, and ex-professional baseball player. Dr. Mark’s passion for wellness motivated him to develop several wellness-based courses, which he teaches to law enforcement professionals, corporations, and churches throughout U.S. and worldwide. He firmly believes that “each person has an awesome destiny and purpose in life, which can be revealed only through the pursuit of total wellness.” Mark is a motivational speaker whose presentations are sought by audiences nationwide. His passion and experience for total wellness make him a versatile role model for people of all ages.

Dr. Michele is double board certified (internal medicine and sports medicine) and has been certified and trained through Cenegenics, BioTE Medical, Metagenics, Helm’s Medical Institute, A4M, and AMMG. She specializes the following medical services: Age Management Medicine, Naturopathic and Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, First Line Therapy, Lifestyle Coaching, Prolotherapy, and soft tissue modalities of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. She has an extensive fitness and athletic background: Martial Arts (brown belt- Judo, Black belt Tae-Kwon-Do), Strength Training/Bodybuilding (multiple state and national titles), Russian Kettlebell System (RKC Certified, CK-FMS Certified, Primal Move Certified) and Iyengar Yoga Methods.

The couple understands the importance of nutrition, medical food & supplementation, exercise prescription, rest, stress management, hormone balance and the functional movement.

 

 

 

Rachel Elizabeth

Rachel Elizabeth is a celebrity fitness personality, trainer and nutrition coach, determined to cause a positive effect on the lives of people worldwide. Through evidence based fitness and whole foods nutrition education, and messages of inspiration and encouragement, she strives to help you live a holistically fit lifestyle and recognize your given value and potential.

Rachel Elizabeth has graced the covers and pages of numerous publications, and has been featured in multiple commercials and fitness videos. She has appeared as featured fitness expert on media segments such as Seattle’s King 5 NewDay NW, and for numerous radio, satellite radio, and online interviews. Rachel is also a published author, activist, and philanthropist. Through her personal brand, Cause Fitness, she supports the efforts of local ministries and sustainable global human-interest organizations such as Charity Water, World Vision, and more.

Lauren Griffith

Fitness and wellness expert Lauren Griffith is best known for her high-energy fitness classes, boot camps and instructor training programs. Lauren continues to create fitness and yoga programs to motivate and inspire her clients, including her newest creation Agility Barre®. Born in Northern California, Griffith’s passion for fitness originates from her childhood playing team sports and later began teaching group fitness classes at the age of 18 while attending college at Washington State. After her studies, she went on to teach a wide variety of fitness and mind-body classes and continue her passion for helping others. Griffith now resides in San Diego with her husband Jeff, daughter Haley and son Hunter.

American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Group Fitness Instructor and Continuing Education Provider. Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Lead Trainer for 200 Hour Yoga Training (E-RYT).

Catherine Roscoe Barr

Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc Neuroscience, is founder of The Life Delicious, a global wellness coaching practice with luxury retreats from Vancouver Island to London, England and private clients worldwide via Skype. Catherine is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and coach practitioner, and writes about fitness, food and travel for numerous publications including Montecristo, Canadian Living, WestJet Magazine, BC Business and BC Living. Before settling on the West Coast she lived in Sydney, Toronto, Oregon, Montana, and practically everywhere in Alberta. She can be found jogging with her adorable dog, dining with her fabulous husband or voraciously reading anywhere comfy.

Devon Combs

Devon Combs, “The Horse Listener and the Cowgirl of the Wellness Industry” and Founder of Beyond the Arena, has taught over a thousand women how to live unbridled lives by connecting to their intuition through working with horses.

Utilizing the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method, Devon assists women who are searching for healing unresolved issues and creating fulfilling futures.
A lifelong horsewoman with a charismatic and down-to-earth attitude, Devon experienced the healing power of horses firsthand. Her intelligent, empathic work with others grew directly out of her own journey through bulimia and depression, where at the crossroads, equine therapy saved her life. It opened the door to her life’s work of connecting others to horses for healing and spiritual renewal.

Devon has been featured in COWGIRL Magazine, FOX News Radio, and is a contributing author in the Amazon best-selling book, “Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women.” To learn more about Devon and the healing power of horses, enjoy www.beyondthearena.com.

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, and earth conservation with her writings for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of Yahoo.com. A teacher on YogaGlo.com, she is a pioneer of advanced yoga education, cofounding 90 Monkeys, an online and in-person school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers and studios in 65 countries. She is the co-author of the new book, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga.

Dr. Brooke Kalanick

A licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr. Brooke attended Seattle, Washington’s Bastyr University, where she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Brooke takes a balanced approach to health, using both conventional and alternative therapies. Metabolic nutrition, fat loss resistance, and fitness remain her area of focus and in her Manhattan clinic she primarily treats women with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and PCOS – as well as other female hormone imbalances.

With these women she works to reset their hormones, their heads, and their habits, so they can finally feel at home in their bodies.

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