Tuesday, October 16, 2012

**MOSF Wellness Event**

Sometimes we all need to put down our forks and set down our glasses to discover a new way to find balance and relaxation in life.  Here's an upcoming unique opportunity for readers to consider, brought to my attention by the good people of Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco...

Discover the Secret of Shaolin at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco, October 12, 2012 – In keeping with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s holistic approach to wellness at the award-winning Spas at Mandarin Oriental, Shaolin Master Hu, from Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will visit Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco between October 30 to November 1, 2012 to offer a variety of educational workshops in Tai Chi, Meditation, Qi Gong, and the art of the Zen Tea Ceremony.

Master Hu has over twenty years of experience in Shaolin tradition, and has also obtained a high-level of expertise in Tai Chi, training hundreds of students in both China and overseas in this practice. He will speak about the positive effects that tea and food have on both body and mind, in addition to providing lessons to enhance spiritual balance through Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Meditation.
“We are delighted to invite Master Hu to San Francisco, so that he can share his knowledge of these authentic and age-old eastern practices with a wider audience,” said Kristy Whitford, Director of Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. “This is a rare opportunity for guests to experience and benefit from his expertise.”

Workshops will be offered on October 30 and November 1, 2012. Cost is USD35 per person for group session participation, alternatively, cost is USD60 per person for small group sessions of two to four guests, and individual private sessions can be arranged for USD90 per person. All workshops last approximately one hour. For further information or to make a reservation, please contact The Spa at +1 (415) 276 9608, email mosfo-spa@mohg.com or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco

*Tai Chi*
Follows the principles of yin and yang with both vigorous and gentle natural movements that help to release stress, improve balance and strengthen the muscle system and calm the mind. Sessions will be offered on both Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 at 7 a.m. 
*Traditional Zen Tea Ceremony*
The Shaolin Zen Tea Ceremony is the age old art of preparing and drinking tea that incorporates the senses and encourages participants to use the art of tea and meditation to harmonize both body and mind. The result is a spiritual, relaxing experience that provides a journey to the inner self. Sessions will be offered on both Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 at 3 p.m.

*Qi Gong and Meditation*
Uses breathing to unify body and mind. Focusing on breathing and meditation can improve energy and encourage relaxation and good health. Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, October 30 and Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m.
... About The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San FranciscoLocated on the hotel’s 3rd floor, a dedicated team of holistic therapists guide guests through a sensory experience that touches the mind, body and spirit, providing hotel guests and day-spa users with a harmonious experience of well-being in an unparalleled spa environment. Designed to reflect an elevated level of luxury, The Spa offers a tranquil, meditative setting and features a full array of body massages, body wraps and scrubs, Gentleman Essential treatments, Beauty by Mandarin Oriental and specialized facials, hand and foot rejuvenations, and nail care. A total of four treatment suites, including a special couple’s suite and a relaxing Tea Lounge for guests to rest and reflect, complete this urban oasis.


... About Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is located in the heart of the city and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the bay and beyond from the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building, 345 California Center. Having recently completed an extensive refurbishment with the addition of Brasserie S&P restaurant and bar, and an 8,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center, the hotel is consistently ranked among the world’s top hotels by leading authorities. Features include Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Awards 2011, the CondeNast Traveler Gold List 2011, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the USA, Institutional Investor’s World’s Best Hotels 2011, and is one of Andrew Harper’s Reader Survey 2012: Top 10 Favorite City Hotels in the World.
Reservations required,
please call + 1(415)276-9806
or email mosfo-spa@mohg.com

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
222 Sansome Street


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