McEvoy Ranch, located in Petaluma, Calif., is setting a precedent. Through its brand new program, the 550-acre ranch of Marin County is welcoming outside companies and groups to host corporate and special events for the first time. Guests will have a pick of six customizable indoor and outdoor venues, allowing for a variety of events, gatherings and meetings.
To begin 2017 with optimism and purpose, I took a class on Jan. 1 called “Mindful Intention for the New Year” at The DEN, a meditation center right in the middle of LA’s very busy La Brea Avenue. I wasn’t alone in seeking a positive beginning. The class was packed, a solid sea of meditation cushions.
So, for this first blog post of the year, I thought I’d share some tips from a recent chat I had with Joseph Emet, PhD, author of Finding the Blue Sky: A Mindful Approach to Choosing Happiness Here and Now.
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Rebekah Nelson has recently been hired as an event coordinator at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as the event coordinator at McNamara Alumni Center?
Last week, The Garland, a stylish hotel in North Hollywood, celebrated September’s National Yoga Month with a Sound Off Deep Flow Yoga Class. Held in their lovely outdoor venue Beverly Park, this was described as “taking classic outdoor yoga to another level.” The class combined traditional vinyasa yoga movements with an instructor and a live DJ spinning music that could only be heard through glowing, wireless, noise-isolating, three-channel headphones.
A recently conducted survey by IMEX concluded that wellbeing is a top priority for meeting professionals. IMEX will offer a series of wellbeing initiatives at IMEX America this year to recognize the wellbeing for meeting professionals.
Put Some Pep in Your Step
Lake Arrowhead Resort in Spa in the San Bernardino Mountains in California, just announced a corporate meeting retreat package that gives meeting attendees the opportunity to take wellness-focused breaks.
“Re-energize Your Meeting” features breaks that include fishing, chair massages, spa treatments, health snacks and more. The package is available only until Dec. 31, 2016, so book soon!
Kindred Resorts & Hotels has just added five properties to it's roster. Currently, the company has 56 properties; the additions include: Amangani, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Rancho de los Caballeros, Sea Island and Sun Mountain Lodge.
CALIFORNIA HAS SCORES of options for corporate getaways aiming to restore and recharge. These four hotels have spot-on service and make planning the event an exercise in relaxation, too.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, San Luis Obispo