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Samas hosts three wellness workshops

SAMAS Spa at the Park Hotel Kenmare in Ireland is to host world renown pilates and yoga instructors and conduct themed weekend workshops throughout 2006.

Guests include Lynne Robinson, Katy Appleton and Dr. Alla Svirinskaya.

Guests seeking a rejuvenating experience abroad will find SçMAS, at the Park Hotel Kenmare the ideal retreat.

SçMAS, a Gaelic word meaning indulgence of the senses, is located on a wooded knoll, adjacent to the hotel and adjoined by a private corridor to offer discerning guests the ultimate in privacy and pampering.

Designed as a haven of rejuvenation and tranquility, SçMAS, reaches beyond the traditional spa experience by incorporating aspects of Asian, Ayurvedic, and European culture into its therapies while combining them with warm Irish hospitality.


Here is an opportunity for regular Pilates practitioners to personally practice Pilates with Lynne Robinson who will be conducting an exclusive private retreat at SçMAS March 10 - 12, 2006.

Director of the Body Control Pilates Group, she has trained hundreds around the globe. Spending most of her time further developing technique and writing (co-author of 15 books), Ms. Robinson is rarely available for personal training sessions except to a few high profile clients, whom she has worked with for years.

This three-day, two-night experience includes five hours of instruction with Lynne Robinson and various meditation and relaxation workshops. The package includes single Superior accommodations, breakfast and dinner each day, lunch on Saturday and a three-hour SçMAS’ Experience. Rates are €945 per person. Class is limited to 15 students.

SçMAS is perhaps the perfect location for Yoga Hikes with Katy Appleton. Author and England’s yoga trainer to the stars, who lists Spice Girl Geri and The Duchess of York as clients, is coming to SçMAS April 29th - May 1, 2006 so yoga practitioners of all levels can enjoy the combination of the ancient practice of yoga in the great outdoors.

This four-day, three-night experience will begin and end each day with a yoga session and incorporate interpretive nature hikes on the Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara into the daily schedule. The package includes single accommodations, breakfast each morning and two dinners, yoga sessions per day and guided hikes. Rates are €745 for a Superior Room, €780 for a Deluxe Room and €810 for a Suite per person.

The Power of Three with Katy Appleton and Dr. Alla Svirinskaya is returning to SçMAS from November 4 - 6, 2006.

Appleton, a master teacher of yoga who works with the body’s natural energy systems to create a holistic approach to rejuvenation integrates her teaching with that of Dr. Alla Svirinskaya, a fifth generation Russian Energy Healer with a background in Orthodox medicine.

This incredible team promotes a holistic philosophy of body, mind and spirit and their combined healing work has transformed the lives of many people, bringing wholeness and healing.

This three-day, two-night program includes group and private consultations with Katy Appleton and Dr. Svirinskaya, daily Morning Serenity Walks, use of the Thermal and Relaxation facilities, and a one-hour spa treatment.

The package includes single Superior accommodations, and breakfast and dinner each day. Rates are €1,750 per person. Class is limited to six students. (Partners not attending Power of Three but sharing accommodation a charge of €125 bed & breakfast charge per night would apply.)

An ideal completion to these mind-body retreats is a SçMAS’ Experience, which consists of three principal elements: Thermal, Holistic Treatment and Pure Relaxation. A defining element of a SçMAS (indulgence of the senses) experience is the personal customization by each guest along with their private therapist.

These experiences are booked in blocks of time rather than by specific treatment, with a three-hour minimum, thereby allowing therapists to address individual needs. Guests can choose from five heat experiences; over 70 holistic treatments, and an array of relaxation rituals which are the basis of its lifeStyle ProgrAm.

The SçMAS Experience is an additional €140 (includes one-hour thermal suite, one-hour holistic treatment of choice and one-hour pure relaxation.) Additional treatment time is €55 per 30-minutes when taken on the same day as the SçMAS Experience.

Complimentary to all guests of the Park Hotel Kenmare are all Morning Serenity, Mind & Body Classes, including Tai-Chi, Yoga, Meditation and other mind relaxing activities scheduled throughout the day; use of the fitness center and The Lost Garden of SçMAS for meditation and reading.