The Ultimate Fitness Vacation is not your average 'spa retreat' in which you wander around wearing a robe that god knows how many people have worn, wondering how on earth your rumbling stomach will make it to dinnertime. And let's face it, is there anything weirder than listening to people confess uncomfortable memories about their childhood in between a bunch of 'Omming' and 'Ahhing'?
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation provides you an action-packed daily schedule which includes Cardio, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Strength Training, Swimming, Hiking and Visualization taught by some of the best fitness instructors in California. The Ultimate Fitness Vacation is hosted in the breath-taking mountains of Lake Tahoe. Join us for laughter, fitness, gourmet food, and if you want to wander around in someone else's robe, that's okay too.
Ulitmate Summer Soltice Vacation Squaw Valley USA, Lake Tahoe, California: June 19th-23rd, 2019
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation is hosted at Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and just 7 miles from Lake Tahoe, California.
From mountain biking and hikes along the waterfalls, to rafting, shopping and horse back riding, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy during your ultimate fitness vacation.
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation daily itinerary provides you a framework of activities. You are free to participate in whichever activities you like and when you need a break, relax by the pool with a good book, enjoy a massage or drive into Calistoga, an historic town four miles away with shopping and world famous hot springs.
The Daily Itinerary Includes:
Coffee Tea Fresh Fruit
Morning Guided Visualization
Specialty Classes including: Introduction to Stand Up Paddle boarding, Mountain Biking, Introduction to Weight-lifting
Casually Gourmet Dinner
Dolores Coleman, aka Dee, is the gourmet Chef extraordinaire that fuels the endless crunches, downward facing dogs and sweltering hikes performed by the attendees of The Ultimate Fitness Vacation! Dee is a renowned personal chef and owner of Dee’s Organic Catering, a catering company well known in Northern California, land of the Farm to Fork movement.
Dee’s commitment to fresh, flavorful, organic cuisine is not only delightful to look at, but also heavenly to eat. Truly, you have never tasted anything so good…especially after a 12-mile hike.
We love Dee, not only for her amazing food, but also for her kindness and thoughtful attention to detail in every meal she serves. Dolores Coleman is our inspiration for every calorie burned, and most importantly we get to enjoy her lovely meals three times a day!
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation is about building the whole body, mind and spirit. Our Fitness, Cardio & Weights program is accessible to all attendees. If you've never lifted a 2 lb weight before, or if you are an elite athlete, Stein and Karmin Skaar will introduce you to simple, safe ways to increase your endurance and strength.
The team of yoga instructors at The Ultimate Fitness Vacation has a vast array of experiences including Bikram-style Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Baptiste Yoga.
If you have never taken a yoga class in your life, or are a longtime practitioner, you will be safe with this skilled, thoughtful, deeply experienced team.
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation believes that people should not only build strength, endurance and flexibility, but also a sense of play. Why not? Play is a priority, and we look for fun!
Every morning, The Ultimate Fitness Vacation hosts simple guided meditations covering ideas and concepts to help you navigate road blocks in your life.
Concepts and discussions include practical steps to heal relationships, recognizing and overcoming your fears, visualizing your dreams, and ways to inspire more creativity and love in your life...you know, the good stuff.
“Once again, thanks to Kathryn and her team…another amazing group of people gather to share, ponder, nurture and sweat!”
—Nacy Kolas, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
“So grateful to have met this angel and beautiful soul who is a beacon of light and a spiritual guide for the lost, broken, and those who just need empowerment, encouragement, love, positivity and enlightenment. What this woman is doing is life changing on so many levels and everyone deserves to experience this at least once. I on the other hand will participate in this retreat every year for the rest of my life. Thank you for being a filler of cups! We started out strangers and ended friends and family! I love the family I get to choose!”
—Shante, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
—Jennifer Paul Pompeo, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
“This was Amazing! Ultimate Fitness Vacation…Thank you!!
—Natalie Alvarez Coley, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
"Thank you so much for everything and especially for your warmth, sense of humor and kindness....Helen and I had the best time of our lives. Everybody and everything was just great. Loved yoga, TRX, the people, the food. Will try and go to Bikram yoga in NYC. For some reason after your class I felt as if I were floating above the earth, totally relaxed and happy. My husband and I are in SF now after spending a few days doing wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma. It was amazing."
--Tanya Tiomkin, June Retreat 2017
"A very good value for the money."
-Helen Heifets, June Retreat 2017
"Well - it feels like it was a dream! This retreat was really awesome. Everyone loved Chef Lisa. Workouts were fantastic and varied. Great folks - great instructors... ( loved ethereal Rose!) just a great balance! I'm so grateful for you and I loved your words at this morning's meditation."
--Lesley Ball, June Retreat 2017
"The Retreat Napa 2017! What an amazing experience. Everyone so motivated and open minded to join us in some of the most challenging classes in the blazing heat. The ice baths helped!;-) Missing you guys already!! ❤️ The experience of a lifetime!"
--Lea Shea, June Retreat 2017
"The Retreat Napa with Kathryn Keown, Karmin Skaar and Stein-Erik Skaar was the experience of a lifetime. I had fun and challenged myself to meet new people, be active, relax, and have new experiences. Gratitude to everyone who was there for creating a special experience. It was just what I needed."
--Karilen Mays, June Retreat 2017
"I cannot thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful week of yoga, exercise, great food and amazing friendship . The Retreat Napa was a great experience for Jennifer and me. We loved every minute of all that you, Brittany, Stein and Karmin offered. We also loved the people and establishing new relationships. More significantly, thank you for your kind heart and willingness to help others be the absolute best version of themselves. Being with like-minded people concerning health and wellness was superb. Everyone deserves to feel as good as we all do! Totally outstanding! Looking forward to the next retreat. Count us in on Napa next year for sure, and we are hoping to work out Maui in the near future ."
--Mark Ostrowski, July Retreat 2016
"The Retreat Napa is about so much more than yoga...it's about laughter, health, gourmet hand made meals, friends and beautiful places! Another amazing day hiking in sunny California!"
--Carla Ashley, July Retreat 2016
"Last week I had an incredibly beautiful week in Napa at a Yoga retreat. The people I met and got to know will be forever ingrained in my heart. Even though I twisted/sprained my ankle the first day I came home a changed person because of my experience and the yummy vegan food! If you ever get a chance to do this for yourself, it is life changing."
--Jeannette Burchart Hans, July Retreat, 2016
"Thank you Kathryn for bringing the most incredible group of people together to#retreatnapa. Only 25 hours in and it's already the experience of a lifetime. Meditation, yoga, cardio in the sun, pool, coffee, more yoga, now time for some business development #360resumesandcareers I'm lookin at you..."
--Carmel Redell, July Retreat 2016
"What an amazing week. I took so much in from those 5 days! Truly incredible! Right down to the awesome quotes you lovingly left on our beds each night! You are so special and are creating such life changing opportunities for people! "
--Lesley Ball, July Retreat 2016
"We all loved the yoga class and couldn't stop talking about it yesterday - even my son. No aches and pains or complaining. I think the sun helped warm our bodies too and what a beautiful setting. It would be fun to wake up like that everyday. Thank you for teaching us. Everyone loved the visualization part too. Your words were very inspirational. If you have them written down would it be possible to send them to me? It would be a good reminder. Thank you for the book to write our thoughts in. I already started in mine. My friend gave me the book "Where will you be 5 years from now." It's about turning your dreams into goals and then accomplishments. It all fits so perfectly with what you said yesterday. Things do come in unexpected ways."
--Ann Young, June, 2016
"I have to tell what a wonderful time I had. You did an amazing job creating such a great experience for all of us. The location/accommodations were so special and unique with the way Derek recreated the ranch coupled with your special touch in each room. The activities were challenging and also relaxing... I appreciated the modifications on the late afternoon yoga each day. The meditations/visualizations were perfect and I am pretty sure made just for me at times.😊"
--Karen Norman, January 2016 Retreat
"Just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU for the weekend!!! You did an amazing job of putting together on an awesome retreat, spectacular food, and getting a fabulous group together. Way to inspire and manifest sister! Good times, great start to 2016 and many thanks!"
--Carrie Parks, January Retreat, 2016
"I seriously had such an amazing time with you and everyone. I feel like it was a vacation. It was a blessing to be able to take the best yoga classes around, eat the most delicious vegan food and meet so many wonderful people. I truly felt so inspired by everyone there...I'm so happy our paths crossed. So with that I am so in for Retreat Part Deux! I miss our little home in Napa already!"
-Karmin Skaar, January Retreat 2016
"I have not taken time for ME in 15 years. I needed that more than you can ever imagine! Thank you so much for treating me to that special cottage that really gave me some alone time. I am seeking out yoga in Sausalito now because I realized how much I've been missing. Meeting wonderful Peeps and moving my body..."
-Elly G., January Retreat, 2016
"Thank you for rocking Triple S and putting on a beautiful retreat! I appreciate that I could take part in a special weekend of good peeps, fabulous food, lovely yoga, butt-kicking cardio and all-around relaxation and fun. That massage was a special treat - thank you for that! Congratulations!"
-P.C., January Retreat, 2016
"It was a wonderful beautiful retreat. I really had no preconceived ideas or expectations. What I am bringing home is a renewed sense of serenity and commitment to a home yoga practice. I loved everyone at the retreat, the food(I would not reel that in - it was excellent), accommodations, the classes.....Thank you so much for going for your dream!"
-R.G., January Retreat, 2016
"Kathryn, you always say, "Thank you for sharing your practice with me." Let me say,"Thank you for teaching us." I can't really think of a better way to start off the weekend or kick start Saturday morning by spending 90 minutes in a hot room with you. I believe that we're all for the better. Hope you have a great weekend and we'll see you next time. "
"Kathryn was one of my first yoga instructors when I began practicing over 15 years ago. Since then, I have encountered many, many teachers over the years in many different places and have always placed Kathryn at the top of the list of favorites. She brings a powerful, peaceful universal understanding of yoga to the class, knowing the correctness and details of each posture, the physical benefits being gained, all while encouraging and motivating every single person in the class. The joy she exudes while doing this is infectious! I cannot recommend more highly Kathryn Keown for any position concerning yoga. Anyone under her leadership will consider themselves lucky and blessed. I do."
--Joel Hendler, Founder, Hendler Design