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ELIOT – An Agewise 2020 New Year Resolution Retreat will take place Jan. 17 to 19 at Shilo Farm in Eliot.

This retreat will offer a unique combination of learning sessions intertwined with movement activities as participants get to “try out” all the components of a healthy lifestyle that has been clinically shown to make a difference in aging.

Dr. Mikhail Kogan, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at George Washington University and a leader in the field of Integrative Geriatrics, will lead the retreat. Nina El-Badry, a scientist and fitness professional who lives in Kittery, Maine, will be leading all the movement sessions. El-Badry’s mother, Elena Petrushova, who also lives in Kittery, is the retreat’s chef and will be preparing all the meals for the retreat using organic, natural ingredients.

El-Badry, who is organizing the retreat, earned a master’s degree in Biology/Microbiology from Missouri State University and works for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Nina has background in gymnastics, Latin and swing dancing. She has been a part-time fitness instructor for over 12 years teaching group exercise classes such as yoga, pilates, Zumba, Zumba for seniors, Aqua Zumba and swing and Latin dances in the Seacoast area. She has been performing with various dance companies for many years and directs her own salsa styling team “Fluere” in Portsmouth and was featured as a principal dancer in 2016 Disney’s feature movie “The Finest Hours.”

This year, the retreat will cover new topics of medical cannabis, herbs and supplements and sleep.

Registration for the retreat is $399 and includes all activities, meals and drinks. Shilo Farm members receive a 10% additional discount. Shilo Farm is located at 88 Beech Road in Eliot.

All retreat information, agenda, lodging and registration at


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