Expo Calidad de Vida

Karate pose, Expo Calidad de VidaThis weekend in the incredible Puerto Rico Convention Center there will be an exposition for natural health and spiritual enrichment, the Expo Calidad de Vida 2007. During February 16th through the 18th, the expo will offer multiple presentations each hour. The topics of these presentations will include: natural health, personal growth, nutrition, childhood, environmental conservation, and physical conditioning.

Annually, the Expo Calidad de Vida selects a theme and this year's theme is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. On Friday, the 16th, there will be a educational forum for the prevention of child abuse. The forum will include personnel from the Department of the Family, the Ricky Martin Foundation, Puerto Rico SER, ESCAPE, and the Association of Adoptive Parents. The group will discuss the challenges in Puerto Rico and the alternatives.

Highlighted for this year's expo are the participation of three internationally recognized leaders, the first of these is Beto Pérez, the creator of Zumba Fitness. With over 100 certified Zumba instructors on the island, Zumba has become the most popular class in local gymnasiums. Second, Cameron Shayne, creator of Budokon, will demonstrate how the use of ancient martial arts, yoga, and rhythmic movement can produce powerful and permanent changes in your physical and mental health. Next, from Italy, Dorman Racinés will illustrate her innovative program of kickboxing "Beat it Exercise" for exercise enthusiasts. Finally, Enrique Cárdenas, with his broad culture, his creative character, and his eclectic thinking has created a fascinating fusion between the ethnic music and current generations of music to form Music for the Soul.

Tickets for the exposition are available at the entrance. Prices are $22 for one adult day pass, $38 for a three-day adult pass, $5 for minors between 5 and 12, and children under 5 are free. There will also be a fee of $5 for parking for the day. For more information call the offices of Natural Awakenings at (787) 745.3783, or toll free 1-866-692-7888.

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