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Global Wellness Day is June 11th!

Saturday, June 11th is on the international calendar as a day to recognize and celebrate the value of living well and engaging in activities that enhance our health and well-being. After all, what could be more important?

That was the question that inspired GWD founder, Belgin Aksoy, to begin this not-for-profit wellness movement three years ago.

“The fundamental purpose of the day is to make us aware of the value of our lives, even if it’s just for one day of the year, to make us stop and think, to get away from the stress of daily living and our bad habits, and thereby find peace with ourselves.”

Aksoy is also passionate about sharing the message that spas are more than places for pampering and weight loss. We are too! Destinations like Glen Ivy provide unique wellness experiences that invite you to step off the fast track long enough to take a few deep consecutive breaths and reconnect with what feeling good feels like.

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With that in mind, let’s celebrate GWD together! We’d love to invite you to head to the hot springs on Saturday, June 11th and take advantage of all the wellness we have to offer. (Check out our activities calendar here.)

Glen Ivy GWD Workshops and Classes Saturday, June 11th

 11AM – 1PM Global Wellness #Hashtag Photobooth 

11AM Aqua Fit

12 – 3PM Sudsy Mud (Club Mud)

1PM Tai Chi and Sound Healing

2PM Hatha Yoga

3PM Aqua Fit

Make Memorial Day Weekend Memorable

Whether you want to celebrate with friends or family, we have everything to make your Memorial Day Weekend one to remember.

Explore our 19 pools and spas or embark on a personal wellness journey by participating in one (or all) of our many activities we are offering throughout the weekend. Kick off the weekend with Aqua Zumba on Friday. Aqua Zumba® is a high-energy, low-impact aquatic exercise class that blends Zumba® philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, and for a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, fun!

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From 12-3pm on Saturday think Club Mud with a twist! We invite you to join us for Sudsy Mud in Club Mud! Slather yourself in Glen Ivy’s therapeutic red clay mud, then prepare yourself for a fantastic foam blast of Dr. Bronner’s all organic, fair trade castile soap. A one of a kind experience in the one and only Club Mud.

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On Sunday uncork the wine and tune into your inner artist! What better way to relax during the long weekend than a glass of wine and painting? Grab a glass of wine and some paint brushes! Experience how easy it is to create an abstract expressionistic painting, while enjoying a delicious glass of wine.   The process you’ll learn is easy and designed to help you learn how to let go and ENJOY the moment. Includes all materials, music and wine. Everyone takes home a painting!

Memorial Day is the perfect time to get in touch with your inner yogi and take our Vinyasa Flow Yoga class. This class is a challenging combination of strength, balance, and flexibility. You will be engaging every muscle as you flow through demanding sequences. Be prepared to deepen your practice and center your mind.  You will have the opportunity to learn more challenging postures. With these classes and more, you’re sure to enjoy your wellness journey at Glen Ivy throughout Memorial Day Weekend!

Meet Kylan Fischer – Glen Ivy’s Newest Yoga Instructor

At Glen Ivy, we focus on total wellness of the mind, body, and soul, that’s why we only have the best and brightest yoga teachers in the industry teaching the most innovative and relaxing classes for our guests.  Meet Kylan Fisher –  our newest Yoga instructor! With several years as a certified Yoga Teacher, she will bring a restorative teaching selection of unique yoga classes designed to relax and renew, creating what is known as “The Glen Ivy Wellness Experience”.

Starting this April, Kylan will be teaching Vinyasa Flow, a challenging combination of strength, balance, and flexibility. You will be engaging every muscle as you flow through demanding sequences designed to help deepen your practice and center your mind.  You will have the opportunity to learn more challenging postures.

Check out our daily activity calendar and make the most of your day!

 

 

Find Wellness at Glen Ivy 

With Spring’s official arrival, it’s important to look and feel your best! Treat yourself to the ultimate spa day and pre-book our Total Wellness Package. For $155 Monday -Friday and $175 Saturday-Sunday, you will receive Taking the Waters admission, a 50-minute massage, facial, or body treatment of your choice, Grotto treatment, and one of our daily wellness activities! Whether you are seeking a relaxing day, or a health and beauty transformation, we offer each guest the ability to create their own personal wellness day.  Enjoy the 19 pools and spas or embark on a personal wellness journey by participating in one of our many activities we offer throughout your day of wellness at Glen Ivy.

Need a positive boost? Glen Ivy’s resident wellness coach Meg Root is offering coaching sessions for those who need a little affirmation. Her one-hour personalized coaching sessions are designed to help create clarity and positive energy, create wellness goals, and identify simple, doable and effective action steps to help you reach goals and get back to living your life in the best possible ways.

What to Expect From Your Wellness Coaching Session

Meg’s coaching sessions are highly interactive. They begin with focused time listening to your story and where you feel most challenged in your life and wellness. Be sure to spend some quiet time ahead of your session considering what areas of your wellness most need your attention right now. Each session then engages you in a wellness “exercise” so that you return home with a practical, feel-good plan for moving your wellness goals forward.

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Release any fear or negativity around making time for yourself and your wellness. Meg will show you how the process of reclaiming your best life can feel good!

Coaching Session Descriptions

We’re all at different places on our wellness journey. The sessions below are designed to meet you where you are and then go from there. You can choose a direction from the descriptions below, or Meg can easily personalize your session based on your needs and where you feel you most need guidance.

Your Wellness Compass

There’s good news! You already have all you need to feel your best and live your best life. Your Wellness Compass session reconnects you with the wise, intuitive, and empowered energy of your “well-self.” Once you have that energy, confidence, and power back, setting a positive course for success is easy. You will leave this session with a clear, colorful, wellness compass to guide your day-to-day journey back to wellness.

Take Back Your Life!

Your wellness and life’s purpose can easily become lost or buried under the myriad roles you play in your life; wife, partner, mom, daughter, friend, employee. Perhaps you’ve asked yourself the question, “What happened to me?” or “What’s next on the horizon?” Why not reclaim your wellness with this Take Back Your Life! session? Identify what eats up your precious time and energy, reconnect with what makes you feel happy and well, then head home with a practical feel-good path for living your best life.

Inspired G.O.A.L. Setting

Goals are important! They give life meaning and energy, and make our hopes and dreams come alive. But goals are also scary, overwhelming, and elusive! We set them and too often forget them. Meg’s Inspired G.O.A.L. Setting session uses the empowered energy of your “well-self” to help you get clear about your path and energize your actions for guaranteed success. There’s a lot about traditional goal setting that gets turned upside down in this session. Be prepared!

How To Book a Coaching Session with Meg

Contact (951) 277-3529 ext. 1309

Cost

Single 1-Hour Session: $75

New Year! New You Package

$125 and includes a 1-Hour Session with Meg, Grotto Body Treatment, Lunch and your Taking the Waters admission.

*Scheduling is based on availability and is only offered Monday through Friday starting February 1st, 2016

Total Wellness Package

With spring around the corner, it’s important to look and feel your best! Treat yourself to the ultimate spa day and pre-book our Total Wellness Package. For $155 Monday -Friday and $175 Saturday-Sunday, you will receive Taking the Waters admission, a 50-minute massage, facial, or body treatment of your choice, Grotto treatment, and one of our daily wellness activities!

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Whether you are seeking a relaxing day, or a health and beauty transformation, we offer each guest the ability to create their own personal wellness day.  Enjoy the 19 pools and spas or embark on a personal wellness journey by participating in one of our many activities we offer throughout your day at Glen Ivy.

(Package is available February 1st through April 30th, excluding February 12th through February 15th and March 19th through April 3rd. Cannot be combined with any other offers.)

Fun Fitness Friday’s and Wellness Wednesday’s

Join Us for Fun Fitness Friday’s and Wellness Wednesday’s

Fun Fitness Friday’s – April 10th & 24th, May 1st, 8th & 29th

10:00 Joy Fitness Camp
Our JoyFitness Camp is a feel good version of your favorite circuit style workout—no equipment required! Experience body weight training that feels good, but also gets you the results you’re looking for. Head home with an easy to follow 20-minute routine you can do on your own.

11:00 Aqua  Fiesta
When your body moves freely and effortlessly, it is pure joy! Add in the Latin vibe and you’ve got an aqua fiesta party! Glen Ivy’s famous aqua aerobics class has been a guest favorite for years, and they are a fun way to get fit in a gentle and supportive environment. The buoyant and resistive properties of the water ease stress on the joints while providing a safe and challenging workout for all fitness levels. Enjoy upbeat music and camaraderie of friends while energizing your body, mind and spirit. This class is perfect for all fitness levels.

2:00 Kundalini Yoga
Feel refreshed, renewed and relaxed. Kundalini Yoga focuses on opening and releasing the spine and the muscles of the back, leaving you feeling energized but deeply calm and centered. Each Kundalini Yoga class concludes with a Gong Meditation to complete your descent into joy.

3:00 PiYo H2O
What do you get when you plunge pilates and yoga into a pool full of cool, refreshing water? PiYoH20! This class combines yoga and pilates inspired exercises with the healing and supportive properties of exercising in water. The result is a unique and effective total body workout. It’s a wonderful way to wind down your Glen Ivy day and head home feeling lengthened, strengthened, and in tune with your wellness.

Theta Healing
A ThetaHealing® session empowers you to live a life balanced in peace, love and harmony – a life you’ve always wanted to live but never thought possible or felt you deserved! In a safe, meditative environment, Anke will guide you through the experiences of forgiveness, acceptance, respect, and trust as you let go of feelings that no longer serve you. ThetaHealing® can release the root cause of physical, emotional, and mental pain and struggle. Fully breathe in the present moment and connect with the true essence of unconditional love, beauty and purity in this powerfully healing experience.

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Wellness Wednesday’s – April 15th & 29th, May 6th & 27th

10:00 Walking for Wellness
Walking for health and wellness is easy, safe, effective, and fun. In this class, Meg Root, our resident wellness coach, will teach you a variety of techniques that will turn your walking into a workout. Learn how to increase your speed, burn more calories, tone key areas of your body, such as abdominals and legs, and make your workout more effective and fun. You’ll also connect with the mindfulness aspects of walking by learning how to walk our beautiful Glen Ivy labyrinth. Footwear recommended.

11:00 Aqua Fit
Glen Ivy’s famous aqua aerobics class has been a guest favorite for years and is a fun way to get fit in a gentle and supportive environment. The buoyant and resistive properties of the water ease stress on the joints while providing a safe and challenging workout for all fitness levels. Enjoy upbeat music and camaraderie of friends while energizing your body, mind and spirit with our low impact aerobic workout. This class is perfect for all fitness levels.

1:00 Inspired Change
We all have areas of our life we would like to change, from improving aspects of our health and wellness to setting a new course for our life or career. But oftentimes change can feel hard, confusing, or even impossible. We can easily feel stuck and overwhelmed. Join Meg Root, our resident wellness coach, to learn how to drop the struggle associated with change and infuse your journey with joy and optimism.

  • Learn why traditional strategies like S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting, finding your “why,” and using willpower to change, often fall short of helping us reach our goals.
  • Replace these worn out strategies with a new, more positive approach called Inspired G.O.A.L. Setting.
  • Discover how you already have all you need to bring your dreams and aspirations to life by learning how to take inspired action.
  • Embrace your new path with positivity and confidence using Meg’s no-fail, feel-good system for making positive choices.

What are you waiting for? Spend some during your Glen Ivy day re-charting your course towards wellness success.

2:00 Yoga for Wellness
Stretch, open, relax and let go. Find joy in movement and peace in stillness with Hatha Yoga. Our certified instructors help you find the perfect practice for nurturing your body, mind and spirit. Stretching and yoga pose options are offered, tailoring the class to the level of each student. Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcomed.

3:00 PiYo H2O
What do you get when you plunge pilates and yoga into a pool full of cool, refreshing water? PiYoH20! This class combines yoga and pilates inspired exercises with the healing and supportive properties of exercising in water. The result is a unique and effective total body workout. It’s a wonderful way to wind down your Glen Ivy day and head home feeling lengthened, strengthened, and in tune with your wellness.

4:00 Yoga for the Face
Here we introduce you some simple yet effective facial exercises for a lean, sculpted and younger looking face. Yes, face yoga is a promising technique that involves series of exercises which help to tone the face just like yoga for body tones and relaxes the body.

Take In The Waters, And A Yoga Class Too!

While Glen Ivy might be known for our luxurious spa, and famed hot springs, we also offer an array of activities for your day. From Hatha Yoga to AquaFit, our fitness classes will help you achieve a toned body and peace of mind. We are also excited to be offering a series of wellness activities including ThetaHealing®. In a safe, meditative environment, Master ThetaHealer Anke will guide you through the experiences of forgiveness, acceptance, respect, and trust as you let go of feelings that no longer serve you. ThetaHealing® can release the root cause of physical, emotional, and mental pain and struggle, allowing the true essence of unconditional love, beauty and purity to come out in this powerfully healing experience. To plan out your ideal day, take a look at our full activity calendar, found here.

Fitness can be FUN!

Let’s face it, working out is not enjoyable (well for most people), especially when you are planning on enjoying a relaxing day at the spa. You may think it seems strange to take time out of your day of pampering and relaxation to engage yourself into an activity that involves the word “fitness,” but that’s the great part about JoyFitness classes. They are FUN and they don’t seem like fitness at all!

If you haven’t tried the Hoop Fit JoyFitness class yet, then you should make a point to try it now! The Hoop Fit class does not seem like a workout at all because it is so much FUN! You may have forgotten how entertaining and carefree it could be to hula hoop. The benefit now is that you can burn up to 400 calories in 1 hour of hooping and it doesn’t even feel like work!

 

Blog HoopTo start the class everyone grabs a slightly weighted hoop and the stretching begins. This is essential to any workout, especially if you have been enjoying a relaxing float in the lounge pool beforehand. Who knew you could use your hoop to stretch? The instructor will show you different ways to stretch, like lifting the hoop above your head and leaning it backwards to help to open your heart; you can also use the hoop to help hold your balance while stretching your hamstrings. After the warm up you learn different ways to move the hoop around your body.

First, you’ll start with the basic hula hoop moves. There are 2 different stances that you learn. You’ll spin the hoop in the direction that you feel comfortable as you try to keep it moving. Just when you get the hang of it, you’ll change the direction of the hoop to work out the muscles on the opposite side of your body and you’ll quickly realize that this is actually hard work and it feels awkward! Just keep moving! It takes time to get use to the movement but that’s the fun in it. Just when you think you got it, it changes up on you. When you learn the different stances and get comfortable with that, you’ll learn to walk with the hoop while it moves around your waist and it is pretty tricky.

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After learning the basics of moving the hoop and walking with the hoop then you’ll start to learn how to do fun tricks like spinning it over your head and bringing it back down to your waist, grabbing the hoop behind you and bringing it up over your head, or spinning the hoop below your waist and trying to keep it there so it doesn’t fall to the floor. You may not be a pro at any of these things, you may not be able to even keep the hoop up in the traditional stance, but that’s the fun in this class, you just keep moving and trying and everyone is there to have fun. At the end of the class you can free style and do whatever you want while moving with music. Enjoy a laugh with your friends, laugh at yourself and just simply have fun while working out without even knowing that you’re burning calories.

Hoops can be purchased at www.hoopnautica.com

Kundalini Yoga

Yoga has become a popular form of physical, mental and spiritual exercise practiced all over the world. It is also one of the most popular JoyFitness classes that we offer at the Hot Springs. There are different forms of yoga which focus on particular movements and aspects of mental and spiritual well-being. One type of yoga that we offer is known as Kundalini Yoga.

Kundalini Yoga focuses on opening and releasing the spine and the muscles of the back. Each class concludes with a Gong Meditation to complete your descent into joy. So after you have lounged in the sun, warmed up in the mineral bath and lathered up in Club Mud, take time out to enjoy this unique form of exercise that will leave you feeling energized yet, deeply calm and centered.

 

 

 

 

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