2018 Wellness Retreats At Tenaya Lodge Draw Inspiration From The Awe-Inspiring Beauty Of Yosemite

Wellness seekers can renew, reflect and reconnect in the beauty of the High Sierra thanks to a series of new wellness retreats from Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Offered on select weekends throughout 2018, Tenaya’s Yosemite Renewal Wellness Retreats are designed to focus on self-care and mindful reflection through activities such as hiking, guided meditation in Yosemite National Park, healthy eating, spa treatments and creative workshops.

The three-day, two night retreats are offered as a joint venture between Tenaya’s Double Silver LEED-certified Ascent Spa and Yosemite-based Balanced Rock, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging health and well-being through connection with the natural world. Retreat dates for 2018 include: Feb. 9-11, March 2-4, May 4-6, Aug. 24-26 and Nov. 2-4. Each retreat session is limited to just 30 guests, creating the perfect environment for an intimate personalized escape. Retreats can be booked online at http://www.tenayalodge.com/spa beginning Jan. 1, 2018 or by calling (888) 514-2167.

“Our wellness weekends strike the perfect balance between healthy activity and peaceful indulgence,” says Stacy Duncan, spa manager for Tenaya Lodge. “The itineraries use the beauty of our natural surroundings to set the stage for self-reflection and a renewed focus on living to one’s fullest and healthiest potential.”

The three-day experience begins at the AAA Four Diamond Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, where participants enjoy newly renovated, mountain-luxe lodge accommodations. Guests begin their journey with a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment at Tenaya’s 10,000 square-foot Ascent Spa, which offers massage, body treatments and signature facials along with a state-of-the-art gym, spacious saunas and steam rooms. Participants are then in for a mindful experience with hiking, meditation, and yoga lead by certified instructors at Balanced Rock. While each retreat offers a different experience based on season, the transformational journey often includes an excursion into Yosemite National Park where guests are surrounded by sounds of roaring waterfalls, picturesque Yosemite icons, and the fresh aromas of the forest.

Back at the resort, participants wind down with Sunset Yoga followed by a delicious dining experience featuring carefully curated menus designed to recharge and re-energize. A wellness focused workshop is also part of the weekend and can range from aromatherapy classes to step-by-step instruction on painting a masterpiece inspired by the majestic Yosemite landscape. The retreat concludes with guests reflecting over s’mores and wine on the patio— a favorite Tenaya pastime.

For more information and to register for the Yosemite Renewal Wellness Retreat visit, http://www.tenayalodge.com/spa/spa-retreats.

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.

Ascent Spa

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 with 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 sq. foot, Double LEED-certified spa also offers dry saunas, steam rooms and an enhanced wellness center. For more information, visit http://www.tenayalodge.com/spa.

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock is a Yosemite-based non-profit that has been inspiring health and wellbeing through programs and classes since 1999. Yosemite National Park is a world-heritage site celebrated as one of the most sacred places on earth. Recently recognized by Travel + Leisure as a top 10 female-focused travel company, Balanced Rock is honored to offer backpacking journeys, weekend camping retreats, day-hikes, workshops, and lodge-based programs that focus on inward reflection, coupled with outward exploration of this incredible place. Compassionate, personable, and expert staff share a rare and unique combination of local Yosemite knowledge and passion for its natural history, with a spirited dedication to contemplative practices including yoga, meditation, and the creative arts. For more information, visit http://www.balancedrock.org, email info(at)balancedrock.org or call (209) 379-9453.

About Delaware North

Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than 500 million guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of about $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at delawarenorth.com.

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