Adventure and Wellness Programs at Red Mountain Spa in Utah

edited by Nan Frient

As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Red Mountain Spa, located in St. George, Utah, offers a new menu of adventure and wellness programs to encourage guests to shape up in style.. Guests will have a variety of fitness and wellness opportunities to choose from - 10 programs, workshops and retreats.

Spa-goers have three new retreat opportunities in 2008. Red Mountain Spa announces Yoga in the Canyon, a series of three Yoga retreats in the heart of the red mountains of Utah, including Connectedness: The Joy of Being in Relationship, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and Nurture your Passion: Iyengar Yoga Retreat.   Also new is Red Mountain's Fitness Boot Camp, using tools from Navy Seals to help guests seeking fitness.

RETREATS  

Connectedness: The Joy of Being in Relationship, June 12 – 16

The journey to Yoga enlightenment begins in June with Connectedness: the Joy of Being in Relationship, led by Red Mountain's Deb Christensen. Christensen holds certifications as an instructor in Nia blue belt, Kundalini Yoga, Power Pilates and in PACEing. This retreat offers a blend of movement, meditation and mantra designed for the adventurous soul. 

The Connectedness: the Joy of Being in Relationship retreat also comprises an orientation dinner with Christensen, Red Mountain welcome gift, one 50-minute Jamu Massage, take home aids, Breathwalks in Snow Canyon, meditation, mantra and movement as a way to achieve a sensation of connectedness. The five-day/four-night Connectedness: The Joy of Being in Relationship retreat starts at $457 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, August 7 – 11

Guests seeking the ability to relax and heal the mind and body will benefit from the Kundalini Yoga and Meditation program. Taught by Jessamy Bowie, the workshop's powerful and effective form of yoga stimulates the nervous and immune systems, improving strength and flexibility, centering the mind and opening the spirit. The benefits of Kundalini Yoga include weight control and relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression and insomnia. The five-day/four-night retreat starts at $454 per person, per night, double occupancy.

Nurture Your Passion: Iyengar Yoga Retreat, October 9 - 13  

This retreat is designed for those who have had some exposure to Yoga but are interested and ready to learn more about the multi-dimensional world of Yoga, including active and restorative yoga postures, breath awareness, relaxation, philosophy, chanting and contemplation – while enjoying the outdoors at Red Mountain Spa. This Yoga Retreat Adventure, led by Enilse Sehuanes-Urbaniak RYT (yoga instructor with more than 20 years experience in Iyengar Yoga) will give participants a balanced, inspiring and heart opening experience, allowing individuals to explore the deeper, spiritual aspects of Yoga. The five-day/four-night retreat also includes massage treatments, hiking and gourmet dining and starts at $452 per night, per person, double occupancy.

PROGRAMS

Fitness Boot Camp Incorporates TRX Suspension Trainer & Offers Time to Trim Up with the Family

Utilizing the expertise of the armed forces, Red Mountain Spa introduced their Fitness Boot Camp in January 2008, featuring the TRX Suspension Trainer for a total-body workout in an outdoor environment. The program is led by friendly drill sergeants (aka fitness trainers) and includes private nutritional and fitness consultations, personal training, heart rate workshop, warrior yoga, Boot Camp class, two 50-minute spa treatments, an exciting G.P.S compass course and take home aids. Parents are also encouraged to bring their teens and spend time bonding over their commitment to health. This eight-day/seven-night package starts at $455 per person per night based on double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities are not included. 2008 Dates: May 18 – 25, June 8 –15, July 20 – 27, August 17 – 24, September 21 – 28, October 19 – 26, November 16 – 23, and December 21 – 28. 

WORKSHOPS

Yoga for Detox Workshop

Emphasizing the importance of the science of yoga for detoxification of the body, organs and spirit, the workshop focuses on specific poses (Yoga Asana) like twists, gentle supported inversions, standing poses and breath awareness that help to eliminate toxins and improve the flow of blood, lymph and nerves in the muscles, organs and joints. The deep effects of this practice benefit the skeletal, circulatory, endocrine, nervous and immune systems improving overall well-being on a physical, mental and spiritual level and is offered once a month during Detox week. The workshop is available for all levels and a gift is provided to attendees.  Yoga for Detox Workshop is $55.

Canyon View Yoga Workshop

Red Mountain Spa offers guests the chance to experience Yoga at sunset, among the red rock cliffs and petrified sand dunes of Snow Canyon State Park. The red rocks and blue skies create the backdrop to begin a journey, which unites the body, mind and spirit.  During this workshop, guests practice and embody the Ancient Theories of: Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama) and Meditation. Through the observance of these three theories guests become more aware of their posture, alignment and relationship to movement, allowing the body to become more flexible while releasing tension. Whether a novice or veteran in the practice of Yoga, the program brings guests back to nature in the calming, spiritual atmosphere of Snow Canyon. The workshop is offered twice a week and is available for all levels. Canyon View Yoga Workshop is $35.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Replacing caliber testing (the pinch test), Red Mountain Spa's BIA analysis provides a noninvasive and accurate assessment of key biomarkers such as body composition (ratio of fat mass to lean body mass), total body water (intracellular/extracellular) and phase angle (indicator of cell health). The procedure takes minutes and requires adhesive sensor pads to be applied to the hand and foot while the battery-operated computer measures the various components. The 80-minute nutritional consultation covers all biomarkers and gives guests a comprehensive, proactive nutrition recommendation and is $150. The 15-minute BIA testing to determine only body fat is $50. 

Nordic Walking

Known for its hiking programs and convenience to Snow Canyon, Red Mountain Spa offers an environment for Nordic Walking, sans the snow. Also known as ski walking, the effective exercise combines fitness walking with modified hand-held ski poles. Guest burn up to 40 percent more calories than regular walking on the 45-minute jaunt and strengthen their upper body while reducing stress on their joints. The class is included in the Spa's inclusive fitness programming.

Water Walking

Red Mountain Spa introduces Water Walking, which utilizes the resistance of water to tone the body and raise the heart rate, guests walk forward, backward and sideways, during the wet 45-minute Aqua class in Red Mountain's seasonal pool. Classes for all levels are available. The class is included in the Spa's inclusive fitness programming.

Tai Chi on the Rocks

Tai Chi has been referred to as a moving meditation. Practiced among the red rock cliffs and petrified sand dunes of Snow Canyon State Park, Tai Chi allows guests to deepen their ability to relax, increase focus and strengthen concentration. Staged at sunset, the nurturing energy from the rocks radiates upward into the body refueling its natural healing capabilities. The southwest setting along with Native American music invites guests to practice the universal form and graceful movements of Tai Chi, while immersing in this mediation in motion designed to connect the mind, body and spirit.  The class is included in the Spa's inclusive fitness programming.  

The retreat cost also includes the following:
Deluxe Accommodations
Healthy Gourmet Cuisine - Three Meals Daily
Complimentary Bike Rental
Complimentary In-Room High-Speed Internet Service
Daily Guided Morning Hikes, Awareness Walks & Tai Chi on the Rocks
Unlimited Fitness Classes including Yoga, Pilates, Chi Ball, Boot Camp & More
Cooking Demonstrations & Nutrition Classes
Healthy Living Classes & Events

Full Use of Resort Facilities including Red Cliffs & Desert Breeze Indoor & Seasonal Outdoor Pools, Whirlpools, Walking Trails, Strength Training & Cybex Cardio Equipment 

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