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July 27, 2010updated Feb 08, 2013

Spa Montage Offers New Wellness Retreats

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Laguna beach, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Spa Montage has added additional wellness retreats designed to enhance personal well-being.
Join life coach Julie Bell with “Manifest What You Desire,” August 28 & 29, “Detox Flow,” a
weekend retreat with Genevieve Fisher, September 25 & 26, “The Art of Living Raw,” October 15-17, “The Art of Qi Gong,” a transformational weekend with Wai-Ching Lee, November 27 & 28, and “The Art of Yin & Yang,” a weekend retreat with Dana Sara of White Lotus Yoga at Cho’s Academy, December 4 & 5.

Help further your personal wellness journey by selecting an experience that
best meets your needs and interests.

Bring balance to your life by combining the healing elements of ocean, yoga,
diet and spa.

AUGUST: Manifest What You Desire in Life with Artist in Residence, Julie Bell, PhD, Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th.
In the weekend dedicated to helping you Manifest What You Desire, Spa Montage combines the elements of spa, with performance intelligence lectures hosted by life coach, Julie Bell to bring balance into your personal life, while
maximizing your performance in the workplace.

Your journey to discovery of self and place will be guided by Spa Montage’s talented
team of highly trained therapists with a Signature two hour Surrender therapy. Following your Surrender, you will enjoy a two hour ocean front lecture with Julie Bell, PhD, sports psychologist, to enhance your ability to
perform your best when it matters most.

Choose from one the following:
1. The Mind of A Champion Experience
o Signature Thalassic Beach Walk
o Oceanfront lecture with Julie Bell
o Customized balancing lunch
o Handcrafted Montage journal
o Full day access to Spa Montage facilities
2. Synergize: Mind & Body
o The Mind of A Champion Experience
o Plus one hour private yoga, pilates or training session
3. Harmonize: Mind, Body & Spirit
o Synergize: Mind & Body Experience
o Plus sunset watercolor at the oceanfront fire pit
o Plus Signature Montage Surrender, 120 minutes

SEPTEMBER: Detox Flow: A Weekend Retreat with Genevieve Fischer, Saturday,September 25th and Sunday, September 26th. Join renowned Vinyasa Flow instructor, Genevieve Fischer, for a weekend of Detox Flow yoga and rejuvenation to purify the mind, body & spirit. Genevieve will guide participants through a challenging sequence of yoga poses, from forward bends and twists, to core work and postures, which aid digestion,
balance and detoxification. These morning workshops will also explore restorative postures that rejuvenate the body’s natural vitality, as well as pranayama and meditation to help balance the mind.

About Genevieve Fischer: Genevieve began practicing Yoga in 1997 and has taught in the South Bay since 2000. She received her teacher training through Yoga Works, Santa Monica, under Annie Carpenter and Lisa Walford. Her primary
influences in teaching have been Seane Corn, Laura Miles, Heath House, Shiva Rea and Vinnie Marino. Genevieve has studied classical ballet since age 7, and her classes emphasize precise alignment, grace, balance, and joyful

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Choose from one the following:
1. Detox Flow
o Detox Flow workshop
o Signature Thalassic Beach Walk
o Juice tastings
o Oceanfront lunch at spa pool
2. Detox Flow Nature Experience:
o Detox Flow Experience
o Plus a sunset hike overlooking the Pacific ocean
3. Detox Flow Spa Experience: $
o Detox Flow Nature Experience
o Plus 60-minute Spa Montage treatment

OCTOBER: The Art of Living Raw, Rejuvenating Lifestyles with Raw Foods, Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17, 2010.
Join us in October for a three day wellness series with Susie Sondag, Natural Wellness Educator, to inspire you to go further in your personal health journey. Come explore and learn ways to support and restore your body’s
balance through the natural rejuvenation process we all possess. Each Surrender Day will begin with a Thalassic Beach Walk to cleanse and prepare your body for your day of wellness. Each lecture will be aligned with one of our 60- or 90-minute spa services to compliment your lecture experience, promoting a sense of total wellbeing.

Chose from one of the following:
1. Art of Living with Raw Foods Lecture and Tasting
2. Surrender to Cleanse & Detoxification
o Art of Living with Raw Foods lecture
o Spa Montage treatment, Laguna Beach Kur
o Friday, October 22
3. Surrender to Anti-Aging
o Art of Living with Raw Foods lecture
o Spa Montage treatment, Anti-Aging Facial
o Saturday, October 23
4. Surrender to Longevity
o Art of Living with Raw Foods
o Spa Montage treatment, Aroma balancing
o Sunday, October 24
* Enjoy a weekend escape with ocean view rooms beginning at $645 per night

NOVEMBER: The Art of Qi Gong: A Transformational Weekend with Wai-Ching Lee, Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th Join Wai-Ching Lee, Master of Qi Gong, intuitive healer, and Certified Holistic Counselor to Spa Montage, for a transformational weekend in the magical setting of Laguna Beach. Wai -Ching will offer four groups Qi Gong sessions intended for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual evolution.
Each Qi Gong session is designed to enhance cellular renewal, support emotional release and stability, developmental clarity, attune intuitive and healing abilities naturally with integrity, grace and ease.

Chose from one of the following:
1. The Art of Qi Gong
o Oceanfront lunch at spa pool
o Full day access to Spa Montage facilities
2. The Art of Qi Gong Experience
o Two Qi Gong Sessions, Spa Elixirs, Q&A with Wai-Ching Lee
o Full day access to Spa Montage facilities
o Oceanfront lunch at spa pool
o Complimentary valet parking
o Handcrafted Montage journal
o 20% off spa services
3. The Art of Qi Gong Transformation Weekend
o Four Qi Gong Sessions
o Oceanfront lunch at spa pool
o Full day access to Spa Montage facilities
o Complimentary valet parking
o Handcrafted Montage journal
o 20% off spa services

DECEMBER: The Art of Yin & Yang: A Weekend Retreat led by Artist in Residence, Dana Sara, Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th, 2010 A Yin & Yang Weekend Retreat led by Dana Sara, owner and director of White Lotus Yoga at Cho’s Academy. The Yin and Yang retreats at Spa Montage are designed to empower you to permanently transform your life and create the
world of your dreams. Gain strength and flexibility in mind and body, break
down old patterns, and cultivate the ability to face challenges that arise and still triumph.

Chose from one of the following:
1. Saturday, December 5th: The Art of Yang Package:
Emphasize vitality and power. This session is a dynamic flowing and energetic
yoga practice designed to build strength, core strength, agility, balance and
overall vitality. The Art of Yang will emphasize how we relate to the world.
2. Sunday, December 6th: The Art of Yin Package:
Draw the senses inward with an early yoga session focused on stretching and
meditation for calming, restoration and rejuvenation. The purpose of Yin is
to grow the flexible body and to promote healing to develop a flow of energy.
Enliven your innate ability to move with fluidity, power and grace. The Art
of Yin will emphasize an understanding on how we relate to ourselves.
3. Ultra Yin & Yang Retreat Weekend: $
o The Art of Yin and Yang Experiences
o Two 60-minute Spa treatments

These Packages Include: Thalassic Beach Walks, Yin or Yang inspired tasting, workshop with Dana Sara, use of spa facilities, customized lunches, sunset watercolors, meditations, hand crafted Montage journal and complimentary valet parking.

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