Archive for October, 2011
3-day Weekend Retreat with Anke Banderski
November 18-20, 2011
Rediscover lost passions and let go of inner fear and doubt as you find renewed joy, healthful balance and deeper sense of purpose in your life.
- Experience the benefits of ThetaHealing®, Theta Yoga, Purpose Quest, and Vision Board with Anke as she guides you on a holistic journey that will allow you to relax, detox and find happiness and harmony to embrace the abundance and peace that come with an open heart and calm mind. No yoga or ThetaHealing experience required.
- Cost: Shared Room $678
Private Room $728
Package includes all retreat activities, accommodations, meals, free spa time and programs at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. For more information, or to reserve, please call 951.277.3529 ext. 1198 or request online.
MASK-erade Week is all about skin care and we’re putting your skin care knowledge to the test. Take our fun skin care quiz and find out fun facts like what foods are best for your skin and how often you should exfoliate. Learning more about how to get healthy and glowing skin is just a click away!
Leave a comment and any additional skin care questions or fun facts below and we”ll be selecting random winners to receive $10 Glen Ivy Spa vouchers!
Celebrating NINE Fantastic Years at Glen Ivy Brea!
We are very excited to celebrate the success of Glen Ivy Spa, Brea. Glen Ivy’s first day spa has been a favorite place for Orange County residents to seek relaxation, beauty and wellness since opening at Brea Mall in 2002. And what do you do when you want to thank those who made it possible? You throw a party of course!
This exclusive evening is designed to celebrate YOU! our guests, and we hope that you will bring a friend to double your fun and share everything that you love about Glen Ivy. The festive event will feature tasty bites from our award-winning Chef Bill Wavrin, including his famous cake pops! Live music by one of our favorite artists, Tini Grey will set the mood. And a Spa Party would not be complete without Spa Treatments!
- Chair Massage
- Express Facials
- Foot Scrubs
- Skin Scan Consultations
- Make-up Applications
- Polish Changes
- Clarisonic Skin Care System Demos
Please sign up for your complimentary mini treatment when you arrive!
Party guests will also have exclusive savings on products and future treatments, plus the chance to win prizes and Glen Ivy gift baskets!
If you are bringing a guest, please indicate in your email, or ask your friend to RSVP to the Facebook Event.
Halloween is just around the corner so we thought we’d have some fun this week celebrating with our new Mask-erade Contest! Stay tuned for skin care trivia, a fun photo contest, and some facial care “Treats and Tricks” from the Glen Ivy professionals! And we’re giving you a treat—some great homemade facial recipes and a chance to win some Glen Ivy prizes!
Mask-erade Photo Contest
Find the mask that works best for your skin type below, whip it up and snap a photo of yourself. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday October 27 at 5pm. We will select our favorites and post them here to the Glen Ivy Blog and Facebook, plus one lucky Mask-erader will win 2 complimentary vouchers to experience The Grotto Body Treatment!* Winner will be announced Monday, October 31!
Homemade Facial Recipes from Spa Magazine
Problem Skin: Peach and Cucumber Mask
Helps tighten pores and rejuvenate the skin
Mature Skin: Fig and Olive Oil Mask
Cleanses, exfoliates and rejuvenates aging skin
Dry/Sensitive Skin: Honey and Oats Mask
Helps reduce wrinkles and repair, protect and moisturize dry skin.
And for those of you who want to dive head first into fall, try this Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (which can last up to five days in the refrigerator).
Use your Skin Care IQ to WIN Prizes!
Visit Glen Ivy on Facebook each day this week for more chances to win when you test your skin care IQ with fun trivia and quizzes, Ask a Glen Ivy Skin Care Professional, plus more “Spa at Home” skin care tips and recipes. Each day we will be selecting random winners to receive $10 Glen Ivy Spa vouchers.* Be sure to invite your friends to join us, the more people play, the more prizes we have to give!
Welcome to week three of the Glen Ivy Autumn Book Club.
This week’s chapter introduces us to Sara, a young mother who is quite opposite to last week’s character, Daria. Sara happily put her sense of adventure on hold in favor of the stability and comfort of marriage, children and home life. Sara reminded me of so many women who are happy in their devotion to their family even though they have lost a little piece of themselves. Kate’s challenge to Sara is to take a vacation by herself – something almost unthinkable to most mothers of young children. Although not seeing a way that she could possibly leave her children or husband, at the urging of her friends and family she manages to overcome her fears long enough to get on a plane.
Do you think Sara would have had the courage to go to Venice on her own had she not witnessed her friend battling cancer? Did she and the other characters in this book “borrow” strength from Kate – the woman they were supporting for so long?
While in Venice Sara finds peace and solitude; from peace and solitude she begins to remember lost pieces of herself. How important do you think it is for mothers or women in general to make time to be alone and express themselves creatively?
“Motivation is the push. Inspiration is the pull.” —Natalie DeBruin
A few years ago, my sister-in-law’s good friend called her with an invitation. Would Lynn join her and a group of friends to walk 60 miles in a Susan G. Komen Foundation 3-Day For The Cure? The plan would be to meet regularly and train for the event, then cross the finish line together in celebration of her 15 year anniversary of being cancer free. “At first it sounded overwhelming,” said Lynn. “I was exercising a little bit at the time, but this was 60 miles of walking over 3 days! I was not sure I would be able to do it, but how could I say no?”
As it turned out, her friend’s triumph over breast cancer was the inspiration Lynn needed to take on a bold fitness challenge. And with that seed of inspiration, came a strong sense of motivation to train consistently toward her goal for six months. As Deepak Chopra, well-know spirituality author suggests, “Instead of motivation, look for inspiration. Inspiration comes from the same word as spirit. When you are inspired, the spirit moves you.”
When it comes to beginning an exercise program, many of us are hard pressed to find the motivation to get started. But exercising for a cause you really care about could be just the internal “tug” you need to get moving. While the primary goal of these events is to raise money and awareness for a particular organization, it certainly would not be selfish if you raised your fitness level at the same time! Events such as 3-Day For The Cure or the Leukemia Society’s Team in Training, not only provide a memorable experience, but often have all the ingredients that ensure your new and improved fitness program lasts long after you cross the finish line.
A Specific Goal: Perhaps you’ve heard the term “SMART’ goals—Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, Realistic and Timed with a deadline. With a date, time and distance to commit to, you have a SMART goal on steroids! There will be no turning back after you hit the “Sign Me Up” button on your computer.
Free Guidance and Training Advice: Many people don’t exercise because they don’t know how to get started. Visit a charity event’s website and you will see that once you sign on, you will have access to progressive training programs, e-mail reminders, certified coaches and other virtual training support free of charge.
Built In Support System: One of the biggest indicators of ongoing success in any fitness endeavor is the strength of your support system. Lynn’s training team met two to three times each week to walk together. She acknowledged that having a set time and a group of people waiting for her helped her stay committed to her goal.
Success! Three days, 60 miles, and two sore feet later, Lynn crossed the finish line with an enormous sense of accomplishment. “Knowing that I completed the distance along with thousands of other people, some still fighting their disease, made me feel incredible. I also felt proud to have helped raise over 8 million dollars to support breast cancer research and community programs.”
In the end, Lynn accomplished her original goal of supporting her friend’s journey back to good health and raising money for an important cause. At the same time, she acknowledged that she also stepped up her own fitness program. “I noticed that my endurance improved while training for the event, and to this day, my group of friends and I still meet for coffee and our weekly walk.”
Lynn’s story demonstrates that we are often nudged to get moving because of someone else’s story. But ultimately, the push to keep moving comes from discovering our own. While my pragmatic side loves the idea that exercising for a cause could inspire more people to get moving, I can’t help but be “moved” on a deeper level by the wellness lessons inherent in an experience like hers.
As Lynn walked the streets of Philadelphia with thousands of like minded people, she felt a deep sense of gratitude for her own good health. “Watching a husband push his wife in a wheelchair along the course for three days, made me realize how lucky I was to be able to walk the distance myself.”
Are you inspired by Lynn’s story or have a similar story of your own? Why not join our monthly challenge for October and “Find A Cause” that moves you. We’d love to hear and share your inspiring stories with our readers. You never know who will make that important connection because of you.
This October at Glen Ivy we have our focus on Women’s Health with our all day event next Sunday, October 23 at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, and our monthly challenge is to Support a Cause. All year around, not just in October, Glen Ivy is a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness, starting with these handy self inspection cards you will find hanging in the showers (image below).
Today we are applauding this fun and informative video from Rethink Breast Cancer, and a free app that uses HOT MEN to remind you to do regular breast checks. We love it and had to share, hope you will enjoy and spread the knowledge by sharing with your friends.
Watch the video, Rethink Breast Cancer
Download the FREE App, Your Man Reminder
Welcome to week two of the Glen Ivy Autumn Book Club.
This week we meet Daria, the youngest in Kate’s circle of friends. In reading this chapter and learning more about this character, I kept waiting for her self-described unpredictability to reveal itself. It seemed to me that Daria was perhaps predictable in her unpredictability. She was reliable in her care for Kate; this doesn’t seem like a characteristic that would be held by someone who was genuinely rebellious and unpredictable. Is it perhaps that Daria is actually craving the things she claims to be averting? Henry seems to be truly unpredictable in his lifestyle, but do you think that he maintains a groundedness that is missing from Daria’s life? Why might this be?
Daria’s challenge was to learn to bake bread. When I think of baking bread it brings to mind feelings of warmth, stability and the comforts of home – was Daria’s real challenge to embrace these qualities within herself?
I look forward to reading your thoughts on Daria. In the upcoming week we’ll be posting details about our Book Club Spa Day…stay tuned! Happy reading!
The Spa Supervisor will work to assure the highest quality of skin care, nail and massage services to Glen Ivy Guests. It is the goal of Glen Ivy to exceed the expectations of each guest, as measured through a 70% or better “exceeds expectations” rating on the guest comment survey. Develop and maintain positive employee relations within department. Oversee all aspects of sanitation, room and equipment maintenance in the spa. Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Spa, to include working with the Salon Spa Director and Massage Spa Director to assure efficient staffing that is responsive to guest and business needs, back bar inventory, and positive, effective communications with all staff. He or she will work to optimize service room utilization, and to increase to the profitability of both departments.
Valid and current California Cosmetology license or CA State Massage license strongly preferred. Some college strongly preferred. ISPA CSS certification required.
At least 5 years esthetics, massage or nail tech experience and at least 2 years spa or salon leadership experience.
Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.