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Walnut Creek hotels

September 03, 2010 10:42 ET

Renaissance ClubSport Invites the Fitness-Minded to Revive, Thrive & Restore at Their Walnut Creek, CA Spa

Wellness Retreat Designed to Nurture Personal Empowerment for Healthy Lifestyle

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) -  A weekend of empowerment is planned for those seeking an introduction to clean eating and the practice of yoga and meditation Oct. 9-10 at the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel, home of the R Day Spa, Walnut Creek, CA. The "Revive, Thrive and Restore to the Core" Retreat promises a nurturing blend of yoga, nutritional guidance, stress management and personal empowerment designed to boost physical and mental health and set the stage for a lifestyle transformation.

Utilizing some of the finest hotel accommodations in Walnut Creek, this wellness retreat welcomes all levels of participants from beginners to advanced with each day to begin with a focus on learning the foundations to a well-functioning body through detoxifying clean eating and transformation meditation. Afternoons will include practical, hands-on learning on how to bring healthy food and yoga into an everyday lifestyle. Professionals on hand to assist with the program throughout the weekend include:

Susan Volkamer, a registered dietician and health educator, is director of wellness and spa at Leisure Sports Inc. and brings more than 25 years of experience in creating wellness programs that transform lives in all aspects of body, mind and spirit with teaching experience in fitness, nutrition and stress management.

Leslie Davenport, a licensed marriage and family therapist for more than 15 years who understands the health impact of thoughts and emotions, has braided her expertise with body-mind-spirit into a healthcare revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and the spiritual dimensions of life as an integral part of health and healing.

Laura Barton, an award winning nutritionist for Renaissance ClubSport and regional nutritionist for Leisure Sports, has been designing comprehensive holistic nutrition and lifestyle programs for more than 10 years and brings a sensible, whole foods approach to health and healing with a motivational spirit.

Those participating in this exceptional retreat opportunity will receive lodging in a stylish guest room; meals and refreshments including two breakfast smoothies, two lunches, two afternoon smoothies and dinner; all seminars, workshops, cooking demonstrations and exercise classes, guided morning walks and Saturday pajama relaxation meditation, and full use of the hotel's world-class fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Those wishing to participate in the retreat may contact the hotel at 1-925-938-8700 for reservation and information. Guests participating in the retreat will need to bring a yoga mat, water bottle, at least two sets of comfortable workout clothing, exercise shoes and bathing suit (optional).

Rates for the two-day, one-night retreat are $299 per person for shared accommodations or $349 per person for single accommodation. To take advantage of the relaxing Walnut Creek boutique hotel amenities and get an early start to the weekend, participants may add Friday night for an additional $119 and choose from exercise classes or relaxing spa services such as a massage, facial, pedicure or manicure. Advanced reservation is required for spa treatments, however wellness retreat participants will receive a 15 percent discount on all spa services.

About the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel

The Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel is a unique luxury resort-like property offering full-service accommodations and a world-class sports club that includes the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, five group fitness studios, racquetball, handball and squash courts. The hotel is home to the award-winning Va de Vi Bistro, one of the most acclaimed Italian restaurants in Walnut Creek and provides guests with an exceptional offering of California cuisine.