Saturday, March 1, 2008

Body & Soul Adventures - A life-changing experience

Body & Soul Adventures - A life-changing experience
March 2008

Renowned well-being program, Body & Soul Adventures, based in the enchanting rainforests of Brazil, offers clients the opportunity not only to escape from high-stress lifestyles, but also revitalize their health and regain their strength. The power of outdoor adventures coupled with an intense health and fitness program, creates a truly life-altering experience. This magical and challenging sequence of daily activities helps guests to relax and unwind. Owner Michael Mitchell invites guests to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime experience—enjoy rainforest hiking, sea kayaking, yoga, surfing, snorkeling, a complementary daily massage, aromatherapy, evening entertainment and a low calorie diet, all guaranteed to tone bodies and clear minds.

Body & Soul Adventures offers the ultimate solution for those who are looking for a jumpstart to get in shape, need a few days to de-stress or simply want to shed a few pounds. Through intense exercise, adventure and fun, Body & Soul Adventures challenge individuals’ to find and push their personal limits, bringing on the thrill of having accomplished something that was never imagined possible. By embracing and expanding on a philosophy of healthy living, the program provides a life-transforming, active travel and spa experience. It offers a break from the stress of work and career responsibilities, makes clients feel better about themselves, and creates a fresh environment to make new friends.

The program includes a nutritionally balanced diet, contributing to an improved quality of life, consistent weight control, a stable psychological state, better cardiovascular health, increased muscle mass and detox. Body & Soul Adventures has carefully selected the best trails and beaches in Paraty, Brazil as an integral part of this complete experience of exercise, diet, and relaxation in a serene and natural environment. The outcome? A quantum leap into physical and mental well-being.

Three new programs have been added this year—the Yoga Adventure, Dance Adventure and Ilha Grande Extreme. The Yoga Adventure allows clients to deepen their practice of yoga while experiencing the beauty of the Brazilian rainforest and tropical beaches. The retreat program is led by experienced and charismatic guest teachers who refresh guests’ spirits.
Body & Soul Adventures’ Dance Adventure is for those who are looking to learn Brazilian style dancing. This unique adventure combines daily dance lessons of Samba, Forró and Capoeira with yoga, rainforest hiking, and kayaking.

The Ilha Grande Extreme Adventure leads guests on a no-frills 100km adventure around the carefree island paradise. Hike the magnificent island for an unforgettable adventure.
Body & Soul Adventures proves that adventure does not necessarily mean a lack of comfort. Tastefully decorated in beautiful surroundings, this modern, comfortable and relaxing hotel is where guests are pampered and cared for after the day’s grueling activities. Both superior and basic suites are available. The suites are airy and spacious, and Wi-Fi connection is offered in all rooms.

Body & Soul Adventures
145 Rua Prisciliana Soares, Apt. 31
Campinas, CEP 13025-080
Tel: 1-877-627-8431

Sunday, June 15, 2003

La Cense Montana - A Ranch giving expression to passion

La Cense Montana - A Ranch giving expression to passion
June 15, 2003

La Cense Montana is an 88,000-acre horse training and working cattle ranch, focused on developing premium recreational Quarter Horses—the most popular breed in the U.S., excelling at sprinting small distances—and operating top-grade Black Angus cattle (originating from Scotland) through the principles of natural ranching. La Cense Montana is the only ranch in the United States exclusively endorsed by horse trainer Pat Parelli to offer recreational Registered Quarter Horses educated under the method of Natural Horsemanship.

Each of the 100 plus head of horses is hand selected from specific breeding farms, where the horses at the ranch are foaled and raised in a natural herd environment. Each horse is chosen based on the highest standards of conformation, disposition and health, and is educated at La Cense, using the methods of Natural Horsemanship—a two-year program. The horses are then sold as recreational horses, offering horse lovers of all levels and experience the chance to enjoy strong, sound and safe horses with positive temperaments, good discipline, and great skills at adjusting to new situations – and to find out what it is to form a true partnership between horse and rider.
La Cense also offers high-quality Black Angus cow-calf pairs of a genetically pure line developed at the ranch over many years.

The ranch gives expression to the passion that owner William Kriegel feels for Quarter Horses and their training. It is a means for sharing his love of horses and his desire to promote a special partnership between horse and rider that he knows is possible.

Located along the western slopes of the Blacktail Mountain range in Southwest Montana, La Cense Montana extends across 122 square miles of varying foothill and mountain terrain. The ranch‘s main facilities, including a 60,000 sq. ft. Indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and multiple barns, sit at an elevation of 5,300 feet, approximately 10 miles south of the small college town of Dillon, Montana – a historic Old-West town, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Prettiest Towns.”

La Cense Montana
4600 Carrigan Lane
Dillon, Montana 59725
t: 406-683-8777