A Weekend Wellness Retreat for Women at Gateway Canyons Resort

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Gateway Canyons Resort, the soft adventure destination in the breathtaking canyons of southwest Colorado, will host the second annual Women’s Wellness Weekend on July 24-26, 2009. The keynote speaker is the award-winning Naturopathic physician, Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, and the weekend agenda is just what the doctor ordered, with challenges and strategies for body, mind and spirit.

award-winning Naturopathic physician Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed to speak at Gateway Canyons Resort

Sometimes you have to be outside to be able to go inside

The popular destination of Gateway Canyons Resort is again welcoming guests for a women-only weekend that will focus on wellness of body, mind and spirit. Scheduled for the height of the perfect southwestern summer weather, July 24-26, this retreat will offer physical challenges, mental explorations, and spiritual nourishment.

“Sometimes you have to be outside to be able to go inside,” commented Tammy Anderson, Director of Resort Lodging and Guest Experience “and the agenda for this year’s retreat is a good balance of outdoor activities, lectures and dialogues, and some alone-time for spa treatments and resting.” Even before the opening reception on Friday that features Colorado wines, the Women’s Wellness Weekend begins with a group walk around the Wildflower Loop. Registration for the event includes the reception, guides and instruction for the planned activities, lodging, and meals through breakfast on Sunday. Both breakfasts will be served in the Pinto Bean Canteen, a mining tent set up in the shade of old growth cottonwood trees. Lunches will be served inside at the Kiva Café, and Saturday night’s dinner venue is the private loft of the Resort’s fine dining restaurant, the Paradox Grille. The planned activities include power hikes, Thai partner yoga, personal training and the opportunity to rappel 75 feet off a red sandstone cliff. Elective spa treatments will also be available.

The featured speaker for this year’s Wellness Weekend is Penny Kendall-Reed. Dr. Kendall-Reed earned her first degree in biology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her physician’s degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has appeared regularly on television, in magazines and on radio in both Canada and the United States, and she will be sharing strategies for managing stress and making the most of women’s individual resources.

A setting for this type of comprehensive health retreat could not be more conducive to both stimulation and reflection than that of Gateway Canyons Resort. The Resort will provide shuttles from the Grand Junction Regional Airport for the hour long drive to this off-the-beaten-path wonderland. The turn off is Colorado Highway 141, the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. This road takes Resort guests through the spectacular Unaweep Canyon, a geological marvel where rocks from nearly every chapter of the Earth’s history are revealed, and past famous historic sites like the Hanging Flume and into the high mesas of the “West End.”

The Gateway Canyons Resort Women’s Wellness Weekend is a chance to leave a familiar world and get back to Nature, and to return home rested, rejuvenated and resolute in the intention to manage personal stress more effectively. Rates start at $575 per person, based on double occupancy, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, contact Erin Reece at 970 931-2655, email info (at) gatewaycanyons (dot) com, or visit online at http://www.gatewaycanyons.com .

About Gateway Canyons Resort
Gateway Canyons Resort is a premier vacation destination with full amenities, breathtaking scenery, a range of outdoor activities, and the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum. Located one hour southwest of Grand Junction on Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway 141, the resort is easily accessible. Frequent flights are available from Denver and Salt Lake City at the full service Grand Junction Regional Airport. Private planes may arrive in Grand Junction or Montrose. Rental cars and resort shuttles are available. For more information, call 866.671.4733 or visit http://www.gatewaycanyons.com for an online press kit, press releases, and downloadable photographs.

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