Women's Inspirational Retreat at Wintergreen

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Weekend Program Offers Educational Sessions, Yoga Classes, Spa Treatments

WINTERGREEN, Va. (July 22, 2010) – A spectacular mountain setting is the backdrop for Wintergreen Resort’s annual “Inspirations” weekend, a retreat designed for women to learn, share and enjoy each other’s company, Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7.  Featured presentations from experienced UVA Health System professionals, yoga classes, spa treatments at the Wintergarden Spa, culinary treats, and wine tasting are part of the program. The Resort has partnered with UVA Health System, Veritas Vineyards and Breathe Magazine to present this special event.

The weekend kicks off with a Friday night welcome reception, including a tasting of Veritas wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling waters.  Vibrant coach Nicole Greer will lead the group in the opening session, “Take Your Energy Back.”  Saturday offers morning yoga with Rev. Vidya Vonne of Yogaville in Buckingham County, VA, who has been teaching Integral Yoga classes since her late teens and is the developer of a specialized yoga teacher-training program. Educational presentations on nutrition, stress reduction and well-being are offered on Saturday.

Award-winning author Marietta McCarty is the featured Saturday luncheon speaker.  In her latest book, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most, she brings philosophy alive for everyone interested in the world of ideas. Her philosophy circles ring with voices engaged in hearty conversation, the dialogue laced with laughter in this comfortable setting.

Saturday afternoon is “your time” for spa treatments, resort exploration and down time.  During this time Rev. Vidya will offer a very special “Laughing Yoga” class for interested participants. The weekend wraps up on Sunday with morning yoga, a brunch presentation, Putting it Out There...The Art of Dialogue: Telling the World Your Purpose, and additional spa treatments, if desired.

The resort’s Wintergarden Spa offers a full range of services, such as massages, body wraps, skin care treatments and nail care. In addition, the mountaintop Aquatics & Fitness Center features a cardiovascular and strength studio, heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas.

“Inspirations – A Women’s Retreat” is priced at $525 (includes tax and gratuities) for two night’s accommodations, admittance to all presentations, yoga classes, meals (opening reception, breakfast, lunch and dinner, brunch), gift bag and a $50 Wintergarden Spa credit. The package is available for commuters (without lodging) for $375.

Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, Pa. and eight hours from Atlanta, Ga. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.

To book a weekend package, visit www.wintergreenresort.com/inspirations or call 800/266-2444 for the “inspirations” weekend package.







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