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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Announces New Epigentics Wellness Program in Partnership with Lifewellness Institute

Five-Star Resort Debuts Integrated Wellness Collective Program

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a Five-Star, Five Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, is pleased to launch a new, highly customized integrated health and wellness program called the Wellness Collective. With the goal of providing members and guests with the tools to make sustainable changes in their overall health and wellbeing, Rancho Valencia has partnered with Lifewellness Institute, the premier wellness center in San Diego, to create a robust calendar of intimate workshops, enlightening lectures and activities based on the cutting edge science of epigenetics.

“For most people, motivation tends to be the greatest around the new year so we decided to launch the Wellness Collective this month to help kick start guests and locals’ fitness and wellness routines,” said Kristi Dickinson, spa and fitness director at Rancho Valencia. “We wanted to combine the already incredible wellness experience and offerings available at Rancho Valencia with a personalized plan from Lifewellness Institute to create a transformative program for long-term, health and wellness.”

The Wellness Collective program consists of six chapters, each represented by sixty days. Each chapter is an opportunity to transform a lifestyle factor, ultimately creating a culture of wellness for the participants including:

• January & February - Movement & Fitness 
• March & April - Attitude & Perspective 
• May & June - Nutrition & Toxicity 
• July & August - Sleep & Respite 
• September & October - Relationships & Connection 
• November & December - Stress & Balance

Based on the sequencing of the human genome, and the idea that genes change in response to wellbeing and individual care, the sixty day programs are custom designed to generate sustainable transformation through a variety of workshops, tailored activities and more.

The Wellness Collective is available to Rancho Valencia spa members, as well as guests and locals in the form of retreats. Retreats over three, five, or seven days include accommodations, wellness consultation on a chosen chapter focus, three healthy spa cuisine meals a day, personal training and private fitness, unlimited yoga, Pilates, spin, barre, and TRX classes, a daily 90-minute spa therapy customized to individual needs, welcome wellness gift and supplemental lectures by leading industry experts. All retreat participants will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with Dr. Lee Rice, DO, FAAP, FAOASM, founder of the Lifewellness Institute. With more than thirty years of experience as a family and sports medicine physician, Dr. Rice is one of the premier international medical experts on wellness.

Upcoming retreats include the following:

• Movement & Fitness - January 8-14 
• Attitude & Perspective - March 5-11 
• Nutrition & Toxicity - May 7-13 
• Sleep & Respite - July 9-15 
• Relationships & Connection - September 17-23 
• Stress & Balance - November 12-18

For more information on Rancho Valencia and the Wellness Collective, please visit or call 858-756-1123.

About Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
In February 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Rancho Valencia the #1 resort in the U.S. and the #1 Relais and Châteaux hotel in the world. Rancho Valencia has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. In late 2011, Rancho Valencia closed its doors to undergo a massive $30 million property-wide renovation which comprised of major updates including two new restaurants and a bar, Veladora and The Pony Room, an expanded fitness center, addition of the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, wine room, and a complete re-design of the 49 guest casitas and private three-bedroom Hacienda. With the help of the renovation, Rancho Valencia has recently earned additional numerous awards including Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, AAA Five Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as #1 in Best Resorts in Southern California, and #25 in the top 100 resorts in the world.

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