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7 Day Intensive!



(Graduating class March 2012!)

Join Rip at the up-coming 7-Day Engine 2 Immersion Intensive!



(one of the dishes you will learn how to make and get to create!)

Rip invites you to join Engine 2 in Austin, TX this spring for a weeklong intensive immersion retreat, scheduled for March 13th-19th at the Retreat at Balcones Springs (www.texasretreat.com). Featuring the all-star cast from our sold-out ‘Farms 2 Forks’ weekends (www.farms2forks.com), this 7-day/6-night life-changing week will give participants an in-depth medical & nutritional education about why & how to adopt a plant-strong lifestyle. In addition, the curriculum delves deeply into the psychological and practical methods and practices for successfully implementing sustainable lifestyle changes, with multiple lectures and breakout sessions led by famed nutritionist Jeff Novick and renowned psychologist Doug Lisle.

(Jeff Novick giving a talk)


Each day begins with a selection of morning workouts, ranging from moderate group exercise (led by Plant-Strong personal trainer Nathan Turner) to relaxing yoga to hiking for all levels. After a beautiful hot plant-strong breakfast buffet, each morning will feature two to three thought-provoking and entertaining lectures from our esteemed speaker panel. Following a scrumptious plant-strong lunch, the afternoon features two additional lectures, followed by 2-3 hours of free time. Free time will offer participants a chance to explore the bounty of outdoor activities at the Retreat at Balcones Springs resort, ranging from swimming, canoeing, or horseback riding to a 100-ft water slide and a zip line. In addition, tennis, baseball, and basketball facilities are also available for group activities.


Each evening will feature a hands-on cooking demonstration, followed by a gourmet dinner, and a nighttime activity (including motivational speaker Dick Beardsley and a special screening of ‘Forks Over Knives’).

All participants will be offered two complimentary biometric screenings, and will have 24-hour access to Dr. Linda Carney, the Engine 2 Immersion Medical Director. In addition, all participants will be able to schedule one-on-one consultations with any of our speakers, including Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., over the course of the week.

Comfortable accommodations are available on a double-occupancy basis, and the registration fee covers 18 meals (from dinner on the 14thrd to lunch on the 20th), lodging, and all education materials. Ground transportation and air travel to Austin are not included.

For more information, or to register for this extraordinary week of education and transformation, please contact Program Director Adam Reiser : adam@engine2.com.



(hanging out and having fun!)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/buzzrn Jean Hayes

    Where can we find out more about the cost of the event?

  • http://www.facebook.com/buzzrn Jean Hayes

    Oops, just found Adam’s email on the page for more info…

  • Theresa

    what is the cost of this event.

  • Linda Lauder

    I believe it is around $3400/ person.

  • NatalaE2

    Contact Adam for more details on cost.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lotta.woman Susan Rozar

    How to find out about future events? Can’t make March, but something in fall / winter sound awesome! Susan in Alaska

  • eileen

    does anyone have the cost

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