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May 24, 2016 | 10:37 AM

Soul to Solstice Wellness Retreat Lake Tahoe - Health for Body and Mind

Resort at Squaw Creek is excited to host our first Soul to Solstice Wellness Weekend this June 17 - 19, 2016 here at the resort. Organized by the Spa at Squaw Creek, the weekend includes yoga, pilates and fitness classes; motivational speakers; gourmet healthy dining; life coaching; guided mountain hikes through Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley; and of course, spa treatments!

Book day passes or a full weekend package to indulge in a full weekend of wellness focused on creating balance between a healthy body. mind, and soul. This program is designed to offer participants education, inspiration, and individual experiences, which will allow for personal growth and discovery. 

Why Solstice?

During the summer solstice, we experience more light (it's the longest day of the year) and we'll come together to boost our energy and regenerate our body, mind, and soul. 

The weekend will be at your own pace and schedule. Expect a true soul journey and look to explore the possibilities of breaking through personal boundaries.

Weekend Highlights Include:

  • Friday night Wellness Welcome Reception, featuring a "Healthy Happy Hour" (wine, snacks, a speciality cocktail, a non-alcoholic speciality cocktail and mini spa treatments
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet/Wellness Lunches
  • Saturday night wine tasting reception
  • Various yoga and fitness classes – including sunrise yoga, vibrant vinyasa, mellow flow yoga, pilates, and more.
  • International Speaker and renowned author Donna Hartley presents “Fire up your Life: A Journey of Transformation” followed by book signing
  • The first documented woman to solo Mount McKinley, Norma Jean Bowers presents “Denali Solo: Breaking boundaries”
  • Vision Board Workshop and individual life coaching sessions led by Life Coach Kathleen McNichols
  • Guided Hikes led by Norma Jean Bowers.
  • 20% Discounted Spa Treatments

Guided Mountain Hikes

“Soul of Squaw Valley” This two hour hike leads you along the historic Western States Trail. Wind your way through old growth forests and take a bird’s eye view of Squaw Valley. Lead by Norma Jean Bowers, Lake Tahoe local outdoor enthusiast and first documented woman to solo Mt. Mckinley.

“Nurture through Nature” will lead you through Shirley Creek. Experience waterfalls, wildflowers, and sweeping vistas of the Sierras and Lake Tahoe. Lead by Norma Jean Bowers.

Yoga and Fitness Classes

  • Sunrise Yoga: Empower your day!
  • Vibrant Vinyasa
  • Mellow Flow Yoga 
  • Mat Pilates
  • Roll and Restore

Check out full class descriptions

All Instructors come to you from Tahoe Mountain Fitness

Tahoe Mountain Fitness is co-owned by Truckee, CA locals Holly Hust and Jonathan Van Roo, and has an amazing & well-educated staff that specializes in fitness, martial arts, yoga & pilates.  

Voted Conde Nast Top 5 Award-Winning Spa, The Spa at Squaw Creek is home to some of the most experienced massage therapists in the North Lake Tahoe area. Include spa treatments in your weekend retreat and receive a 20% discount on all services offered. If you are attending the wellness weekend with a group of friends, inquire about our Tranquility Room, which can host up to four spa treatments at once and includes wine or champagne, luxury teas, and small bites.

Keynote Speaker, Donna Hartley

A former Miss Hawaii and television actress, Donna Hartley has shared her compelling story on NBC, ABC, PBS, and in The New York Times. A sought-after expert on surviving challenges and developing heart centered leadership. Donna is a member of the National Speakers Association, Screen Actors Guild and the owner of Hartley International. She is the author of Fire Up Your Life!, Fire Up Your Intuition!,  Fire Up Your Healing! and the Healing Meditation CD and accompanying Insights workbook and has published six stories in the Chocolate for a Women's Soul series and two stories in the Chicken Soup series. 

Speaker, Norma Jean Bowers

In 1990, Norma Jean became the first documented woman to solo climb Mt. McKinley, now called Denali, to the summit of 20,320 feet. Follow her ascent up North America’s highest peak during her slide show presentation and lecture that describe what compelled her to begin the ascent and the controversy that followed her success. 

May 20, 2016 | 01:21 PM

Spa at Squaw Creek Donates Spa Treatments to Local Businesses

Have you ever noticed how massage therapists radiate kindness? Aestheticians emulate grace? One of the best parts of the spa is the immediate vibe of calm, gentle relaxation that you feel the second you walk through the door. At the Spa at Squaw Creek, that feeling only magnifies as you chat with everyone from the spa coordinator, to your spa therapist, to the spa manager.

People that work with people, especially in the intimate environment of a spa, exude warmth – their hands have a healing touch and their smiles are ever-present.

That staff at Spa at Squaw Creek decided to give back to the Lake Tahoe community and donate their time and skill to help to alleviate the everyday stresses of a group of local employees who work for The Family Resource Center of Truckee.

A non-profit, the Family Resource Center of Truckee is an organization dedicated to promoting social and economic success in their community by providing education, mobilizing resources, and advocating for change. They annually serve more than 1,000 local families through one-on-one services in the areas of civil legal aid, healthcare enrollment, food assistance, health education, accessing mental health resources, parental support and other safety net services.

Their team works hard to support the needs of the Tahoe Truckee community’s most marginalized and under-served members and the work is challenging and can be stressful. Spa at Squaw Creek is thrilled to be able to provide spa services to the Family Resource Center’s hardworking staff, and it’s an opportunity that our spa plans to take advantage of bi-annually, which means a new, deserving organization will get to enjoy spa treatments on the house, twice a year.


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