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January 2, 2009

Resolve to take care of yourself in 2009

Ring in the New Year by taking care of yourself with a weekend of wellness at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. The two-day programs are held Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24 and 30 – 31, 2009.

“The new year allows us to start fresh and rearrange our priorities,” says Kate Mearns, spa director. “If we are not well in mind, body and spirit, we won’t be ready to meet other objectives.”

The weekend sessions include a Friday night program orientation from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. with warm apple mint tea and a gentle stretch and relax class. To clear the mind, Saturday’s activities begin at 8 a.m. with a one-hour group walk through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, followed by 30 minutes of yoga and Pilates to energize the spirit. From 10 – 10:30, Sharon Rogers, a Colonial Williamsburg storyteller, speaks to the heart with guided meditation designed to help participants find their own healing spirit through the power of listening to the spoken word. Group discussion follows the morning sessions.

Cost for the program for day visitors is $30 and includes both the Friday night and the Saturday morning session the same weekend. For an additional $89, guests may add either a 60-minute juniper and cypress massage or a warming green tea facial to be used during the wellness weekend.

For reservations and information, call 757-220-7720, ext. 7741. All activities meet at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, 307 S. England St. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. For information on overnight hotel spa wellness packages, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/spa.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com or www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/golf.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280



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