The Sophia Institute is proud to present this very special 2-part event with Debra Poneman and Dr. Ronnie Newman

Friday, November 3 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET and Saturday November 4, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
A virtual event live via Zoom — all registered participants will receive links to the recordings (video/audio).


Although chronological aging is inevitable, physical aging does not have to occur in the way we’ve been taught to believe. Discover what scientifically verified research is revealing and learn the simple steps you can take—at any age—to ensure lifelong health, endless vitality, and mental clarity!

Join award-winning, Harvard-trained mind/body researcher Ronnie Newman and success, lifestyle and natural health expert Debra Poneman for this two-day virtual retreat as they share with us some of the ways you can slow, stop and even reverse the aging of the brain and the body, including how to:

Stop mental decline and have a clear brain and sharp memory for life
Apply exercise protocols that positively impact the effects of aging (and even lengthen our telomeres)
Know which foods cause the worse inflammation in the brain and body leading to chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and weight gain, and which foods can prevent and reverse inflammation
Understand what science says is now wrinkling our skin more than sun exposure
Rejuvenate your sleep patterns to slow the aging process
Understand why hydration is even more important than you thought 
Reduce stress, release anxiety, and clear your brain and open your heart with the power of your breath, meditation, and other practices
Get on the fast track to happiness.

Learn simple lifestyle changes that could determine whether you go down the “inevitable” path of degeneration of mind and body, including memory loss, physical weakness, thinning hair, compromised eyesight, and loss of overall vitality.

Learn practices such as meditation and breathwork to open your heart and strengthen your mind.

Learn how to begin living with a clear mind, excellent memory, effortless efficiency, restful sleep, boundless energy, good digestion, glowing skin, and a happy heart—with no pharmaceutical intervention and its inevitable side effects.

It is not inevitable that your memory diminishes, your ability to have deep rejuvenating sleep decline or your skin wrinkle. There are simple changes you can make at any age to ensure lifelong health, vitality and radiance—and Ronnie and Debra will be sharing them with you.

Being Ageless: Cultivating Lifelong Vitality, Clarity, and Radiant Health will give you simple steps you can take to have abundant health and happiness now and in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

Speaker Bios

Debra Poneman Debra Poneman is a true pioneer in the world of transformation.

For more than 40 years, through her Yes to Success seminars, she has shared the tools and techniques to live a life of ultimate success with hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

In the 1980’s, decades before the internet made worldwide communication instantaneous, Debra’s seminars were being taught around the world in countries including Norway, England, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, and South Africa, as well as dozens of U.S. cities.

Using the knowledge gained in her seminars, her graduates went on to become mega-successful entrepreneurs, NY Times bestselling authors, profound world-changers, millionaires, billionaires—and some of the most recognized names in the world of transformational leadership.

Many call Debra the mentor to the mentors. 

Debra has also been an in-house trainer beginning in the 1980’s, with companies like Mattel Toys, McDonnell Douglas, and the Xerox Management Group—at a time when it was practically unheard of for women to be corporate trainers.

Debra has appeared in print throughout the country and on TV networks including ABC, NBC, FOX and CNN and on shows from coast to coast including Good Morning New England, Chicago Today and Mid-Morning LA.

In 1988, at the height of her success, with her Yes to Success book in the hands of a top agent and in the midst of negotiations for her own national TV talk show, Debra, true to her own teaching of following your heart, walked away from her career and disappeared from the public eye for over 20 years when she decided to live her true passion and became a fulltime mom at home.

With her daughter now a successful doctor of chiropractic and her son an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, philanthropist, and sports agency owner, Debra is once again traveling the world sharing the universal secrets of how to live a life of true and lasting success as well as how to turn back the hands of time through her acclaimed Ageless seminars.

Ronnie Newman, Ph.D. Bio

Professor Ronnie Newman, is an award-winning Harvard trained researcher, educator and published author in the field of Mind-Body Medicine and Peak Performance. Her team’s pioneering research in the early 80’s on the effects of meditation on health, wellbeing and longevity shattered the existing understanding of inevitable mental decline with aging—and demonstrated that meditation could impact our vitality and length of life. She has spoken on this topic on 5 continents and appeared on NBC, PBS and CNN International among others.

Equally important, she is a senior meditation teacher with almost 50 years experience.  She is also the founding Director in the US of Research and Health Promotion for the Art of Living Foundation and on the faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Institute in Florida, as well as an honorary faculty member at Sri Sri University in India.

Ronnie has presented internationally to organizations including the United Nations, the World Bank, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health and has appeared in US News and World Report, Newsweek, Prevention Magazine and has been published in numerous scholarly peer reviewed medical journals.  Her dynamic keynotes and workshops have benefitted Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, Oracle, Visa, Intel, as well as professional organizations such as the American Business Women’s Association and the American Psychological Association.

As well as being an expert on anti-aging, Ronnie is also an expert in maximizing peak performance, boosting productivity, increasing emotional intelligence and thriving at any age.

Hourly Schedule

Event Schedule

6:00PM8:00PM EST
November 3
10:30AM4:30PM EST
November 4


Nov 03 – 04 2023


$250 Early Bird (Until Friday, October 13)

$295 Regular Price


Virtual Program
Join us via Zoom Conference