Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Hosting Second Annual Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat

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The top-rated wellness resort welcomes guests with spa treatments, classes with industry experts, healthy eats and an itinerary designed for a body in motion

Relax and rejuvenate at the Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat at Tenaya Lodge

I can't think of a better way to start the New Year than with the Wellness & Spa Retreat in Yosemite at Tenaya Lodge. - Julie Keller Callaghan, American Spa Magazine

When developing or maintaining wellness-focused habits, it takes more than simply eating right or being active to lead a whole and healthy lifestyle. And between busy schedules and tempting treats, even the most devoted of fitness buffs can be led astray from time to time. Whether it’s time for a reset or a brand new outlook, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite’s second edition of its comprehensive Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat is just the thing to jumpstart a calm, fit and fantastic 2015.

Scheduled for Jan. 16-19, 2015, the wellness retreat invites guests to indulge in weekend wellness seminars, outdoor activities and fitness classes, hands-on cooking lessons and, of course, plenty of time for pampering at Tenaya’s Double Silver LEED-certified Ascent Spa. Retreaters with relaxation on the brain can enjoy a leisurely check-in at the lodge on Friday, then make their way to an evening welcome reception with hosted wine and healthy hors d’oeuvres handcrafted by Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh, CEC. When the reception wraps, it’s off to bed for a rejuvenating sleep to prepare for the weekend in store.

Saturday calmly begins with an early yoga session with Kimberly Rossi, the Spa Director at upstate New York’s Gideon Putnam Resort, followed by free time to reflect and refuel over breakfast. For the rest of the morning, fitness experts and sisters Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA of Fun and Fit will lead the group in heart-pumping “Drums Alive!” and movement classes. When lunchtime rolls around, guests can eat and learn with Kimberly Parry, owner of Kimberly Parry Organics, and Chef Frederick’s interactive “Farm-to-Table and Beyond” session, featuring a discussion on organic, sustainably-sourced ingredients in both food and personal care products. Attendees will then have some downtime to relish in treatments at Ascent and linger in the spa’s restoring sauna and steam room. The night will close with a keynote presentation from Julie Keller Callaghan, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of American Spa magazine, along with a special tea pairing class and dinner with the tea experts at Chado-En. Keller Callaghan will discuss the hottest trends in the spa and wellness industry, while “Tea Docent” Nez Tokugawa will highlight the positive health impacts of tea while sampling delicious sips and food pairings such as Matcha Ceviche, Oolong Foam and Tea-Brined Smoked Sturgeon, Duck Spring Roll with Hojicha Tea Dipping Sauce and Jasmine Pearl Black Rice Pudding.

“I can't think of a better way to start the New Year than with the Wellness & Spa Retreat in Yosemite at Tenaya Lodge,” said Keller Callaghan. “I'm looking forward to sharing a fun look at the most exciting spa trends for 2015 and also to joining in on the exciting education and activities. Cheers to a great kickoff to 2015!"

On Sunday morning, attendees will hit the trails for a guided nature hike in the crisp Sierra air, taking in beautiful views of the forest and mountains and the aromatic scents of surrounding cedars and pines. After breakfast, Monique Taylor, the owner of Tioga Soap Company, will have guests feeling bubbly with a hands-on “History of Soap Making” class, while Kymberly Williams plans to take everyone through the ABCs – Abs, Butts and Core – of a healthy, safe workout. Guests can then ask presenters questions on anything from their recommendations for the best organic veggies to choosing a better workout during a comprehensive expert panel, while also working up an appetite for a late afternoon cooking class with Chef Frederick. Chocolate cravings are sure to be fulfilled as attendees whip up Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème, Cream Puff Pastries and Chocolate Ganache – after all, part of living a balanced life is knowing when to do indulge! Hungry retreaters can enjoy the fruits of their labor and catch up with presenters one-on-one at an evening dinner and wine tasting. After saying their goodbyes, guests will enjoy one more night of restful sleep and a 2 p.m. checkout the following day.

The Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat can be enjoyed with two packages – the three-night package, available for $1,119 for two attendees or $889 for one attendee, includes the full experience; while the two-night package, available for $889 for two attendees or $699 for one attendee, includes all activities on Fri., Sat. and Sun. activities through lunch.

Find out more about the Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat, outdoor escapes and wellness opportunities at TenayaLodge.com/WellnessSpaRetreats.

About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an all-season resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The lodge, set adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s South Gate at an elevation of 5,288 feet, offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s iconic attractions and many guests savor the alpine serenity of Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Resort dining options run the table from casual to candlelit at Sierra, Jackalope’s, Timberloft and Embers restaurants. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com.

About Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge
Set against the inspiring backdrop of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada range, Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge® allows guests to reach elevated levels of relaxation and rejuvenation. This luxurious Northern California spa creates bliss via 12 treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments, all of which are intended to nourish, heal, relax and protect. It is the ideal retreat after a day exploring the park, hiking the surrounding woods or skiing snowy slopes. The 10,000-square-foot spa also offers dry saunas, steam rooms and an enhanced wellness center. Ascent features an exclusive line of handcrafted Kimberly Parry Organics – one of the highest-rated certified organic skin care lines available – that offers a combination of natural, local sustainable herbal blends from the Yosemite region. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com/Spa.

About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

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