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Body and Sol Women’s Expo Hits the Stage on March 8 and 9

Feb 27, 2014 12:48PM

Babs and Hollycakes (Expo spokespuppets)

The Body and Sol Women’s Expo will hold its second annual multi-day retreat and extravaganza on March 8 and 9 at the Tucson Convention Center.

The community event aims to enrich the spirits and lives of Tucson women and provide a place where learning, creativity and purpose strengthen local businesses. At the heart of the Expo and its creation are small business owners, artists and health and fitness practitioners, exhibitors and sponsors.

Paul Boynton, author of the book, Begin With Yes, will be a keynote speaker for the event. Begin With Yes will also be the Expo’s theme, inspiring attendees to not only have a dream, but to also change their lives in powerful and amazing ways.

The lineup of speakers includes local Tucson and internationally known speakers Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Victoria Maizes from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., also from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the author of Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care; Susie Cox, master astrologer and author of five books and a monthly astrology column for the well-known designer Tory Burch, called What’s Your Sign?; and Becky Aikman, author of Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives.

An opening VIP reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., March 7, where worldrenowned guitarist Gabriel Ayala will perform and sponsors and exhibitors will be appreciated and acknowledged.

Matt Russell will broadcast his “Live On the Menu” radio show from the event floor, and Maria Powell will host one of her popular Bienvenidos a “Su Casa” TV shows. A profesionally produced fashion show will feature desert-appropriate and stylish fashions from Maya Palace and Banana Republic. Grammy nominee Linda Chorney will perform tunes from her nominated CD and lead a drum circle and classical guitarist Ayala will round out the musical performances on both Saturday and Sunday. The stage will feature fitness demos such as yoga and boot camp and cooking demonstrations, including samples for the audience.

The show is a stage for launching many new ventures, including: Susie Cox’s new book, Susie’s Love Signs, and the Tucson Puppet Lady’s whimsical creations.

The Expo is also supporting two local charities. Wings for Women, which helps women and children with basic needs, and Youth On Their Own (YOTO), which focuses on promoting high school graduation and continued success for homeless youth.

With support from Mayor Rothschild and the city of Tucson, The Body and Sol Women’s Expo 2014 will bring business downtown and support the city’s economic development.

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