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Tenaya Lodge Hosts New Yosemite Healthy Living Retreat

February 28, 2014 Spa & Wellness No Comments Email Email

As spring breathes new life through Yosemite National Park, guests of the all-new Yosemite Healthy Living Retreat at Tenaya Lodge will travel their own path to renewal through a comprehensive wellness retreat at one of the world’s leading wellness resorts.

Tenaya’s Double Silver LEED-certified Ascent Spa

Planned for Fri., Mar. 28 through Sun., Mar. 30; the retreat invites everyone from curious beginners to nutrition and fitness experts to escape the everyday and treat themselves to a whole person experience that reaches far beyond the typical wellness getaway. Guests will participate in outdoor activities, a hands-on cooking class and dinner with Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh and interactive sessions with keynote speaker Jen Ator, certified strength and conditioning specialist and senior fitness editor of Women’s Health magazine; Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA, award-winning speakers and Fun and Fit bloggers; Chado-En Tea Docents, focused on the depth and artistry of tea and Kimberly Parry, founder of Kimberly Parry Organics, a USDA certified organic line of luxurious beauty and skincare products. The expert panel of guest speakers will lead attendees through classes on posture and how it impacts health and fitness, organic personal care products, a lively “Drums Alive!” fitness class and more. Despite a robust schedule, time for relaxation is on the agenda – guests will also have the opportunity to indulge in treatments at Tenaya’s Double Silver LEED-certified Ascent Spa and take home some incredible gifts.

On Mar. 28, arriving retreaters will be welcomed with a reception to get acquainted and try some of Chef Clabaugh’s health-conscious dishes. In addition to organic teas and water infusions, guests can enjoy bites including Pad Thai noodles with shrimp, Dungeness crab and corn soup with fresh herbs, coriander-crusted scallops with chive and potato hash and Asian Box Salad with spinach, red quinoa and sherry vinaigrette.

When the sun rises on the first morning of the retreat, attendees will get their hearts pumping with a morning exercise program and fuel up with a signature “Stay Fit” continental breakfast, followed by guest speaker sessions, a nutrition break and a guided nature hike. After a healthy fireside lunch, guests will prepare for an afternoon of signature treatments at Ascent. Spa visitors will have the option to choose between a custom facial, massage or body scrub with Ascent’s expert team. When dinnertime draws near, attendees will join Chef Clabaugh in an interactive cooking class, which will take them through healthy recipes from appetizer to dessert. Between courses, Jen Ator will take the stage to debunk common workout myths, provide take-home tips for easier and more effective workouts and answer guest questions. The night will wrap up with star gazing, flambé coffee and truffles on Tenaya’s beautiful outdoor terrace.

On Sunday morning, guests will wake up to another morning exercise program and “Stay Fit” breakfast and move on to a final “Drums Alive!” session with Fun and Fit to send retreaters on their way energized and uplifted. By mid-afternoon, attendees will be free to explore more of Tenaya’s activities, explore Yosemite National Park or even revisit Ascent for a la carte services.

Weekend packages for the Yosemite Healthy Living Retreat start at $999 for double occupancy rooms and $699 for single occupancy. Meals, sessions and Saturday spa treatments are included in the price of the retreat for all guests.

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