Everything You Need for the Tea Lover in Your Life is Right Here!
This month we're featuring tea equipage for that tea moment, in your life or the life of someone you love. We are welcoming Yi Xing teapots to Renaissance almost as though they are people. They feel almost soul-full. They carry a weight, a beauty that bespeaks significance. They're art! These purple clay pots have been carrying tea for people since the 1200's. They picked up a bit of gravity along the way.
When you purchase one of these, or any teapot in the shop, and two or more tea cups OR any two brew-in vessels, we'll include a punchcard for $10.00 in Rishi organic loose leaf teas.
AN AFTERNOON OF YOGA WITH A VIEW....
Join facilitator Alicia Potswald this Sunday, November 18th, from noon to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of yoga with a view. We'll focus on cultivating a deeper connection to the balanced self as we enter this season of sharing and celebration with loved ones.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome to this three-hour retreat that will feature basic, focused information on anatomy of the body as well as the subtle energies within (chi and chakras). Individual and partner poses will take us ever closer to that balance between body, mind, and spirit.
Call or email Renaissance for more information or to register. Limited space, so please register before November 18th if you plan to participate.
Birthday Party Time!
Saturday, July 14th we're going to celebrate our 6th birthday with good food--like ice cream sandwiches featuring ELEVATED ICE CREAM!! And Two for One Chair Massage!!
Please join us between 10:30 and 6:00! YeeHaw!!
GRILLED CHEESE COMES TO RENAISSANCE!
Join us for some of the most delicious and creative grilled cheese you can find, featuring local cheeses, local bakeries' breads, and the freshest seasonal, farm-to-table salads around.
And we're pouring 100 miles of grilly-worthy beers, ciders, and wines for these beauties.
Come and Get It!
ON THE 8TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
Chocolate Now, Massage Later.
Purchase a gift card for a generous hour massage ($75.00) and receive a box of Yvonne's Truffles free of charge!
The best gift duo on the planet!
ON THE 7TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
Purchase one pair of Mismatched Socks and a second pair is 30% off!
These socks are awesome! Comfy, beautiful, mismatched, and employing lots of people in a shuttered mill town. The best!
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
ALL WEEK you can purchase a Javalinks Membership (that's our organic, fair trade coffee-buying superclub) for HALF PRICE.
With your half price, one-time membership fee of $17.50 you get two pounds of yummy coffee, a Toast mug, and the opportunity to buy all the premium coffees you want for $10.50-$12.95 per pound!!
ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
Purchase a Tea Stick and receive 2 free tea sampler tins of your choice filled with the sublimely delicious, organic, fair trade teas from Rishi Tea! These sticks are GREAT for personal tea servings--we use them for our tea flights--and have you noticed, they're perfect stocking stuffers!
ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
Purchase a 750ml bottle of any one of the smashing local ciders and receive a Renaissance champagne glass. Buy two bottles, receive two glasses, three:three, and, you get the picture!
ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
We admit we have a serious crush on Starvation Alley Farms on the Long Beach Peninsula and want everyone to buy the fruits of their land. So today, purchase a bottle of Juicy Cranberries and receive a jar of Saucy Cranberries! SUPER ANTIOXIDANT CHRISTMAS!!!!
ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS: Purchase a Toast Mug
and receive the Renaissance bottle or camp mug of your choice!
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS: Purchase a Bonjour French Press
and choose two coffee mugs of your choice free of charge! These French presses solve the only drawback to French Press coffee: our luscious coffee sitting on our pressed grounds. A special mechanism shields the coffee from the coffee once pressed. SWEET!
EVERYDAY of the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS WE'RE FEATURING A NEW SPECIAL. STAY TUNED!
A BAR IS BORN!
We're excited to be joining in the celebration of the restoration of the Elwha River to its free and wild flowing status with the addition of a new Klahhane Bar!
Filled with our favorite wilderness food--Grand Old Raisins and Peanuts--this bar is just our sweet way of saying "Welcome Back Mighty River!"
Sit back, chomp a GORP bar, and watch with us as two dams come down and 400,000 salmon swim up!
RENAISSANCE BEGINS SEARCH FOR AN ADDITIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
We’re taking a thoughtful, purposive approach to growing our massage staff, inviting interested massage therapists to submit your resume and begin a dialogue about joining us. We're excited about helping you grow your practice by sharing our considerable clientele of massage enthusiasts and all the good things that come from working with a team of dedicated massage therapists and receptionists.
Here are some of the attributes we’ll be looking for in our next colleague. We want to assure candidates that while we value experience, we’re also enthusiastic about helping new professionals launch their career. New graduates, please consider starting your brilliant career at Renaissance!
In addition to the Washington State license and professional insurance, the strong candidate will have the following:
• Experience or training in clinical massage or orthopedic massage, with a wealth of skills and techniques to use in service to a range of client needs. We see a wide variety of people with an array of expectations of massage therapy.
• Very strong, enthusiastic references from clients, colleagues, or, in the case of those newly graduated, faculty.
• A desire to work alongside other massage therapists and receptionists; to build your own practice while sharing in the development of the Renaissance professional community.
• Mastery at assessing client needs and placing them at the center of their visit.
• Availability to work late afternoons/early evenings and occasional Saturdays.
Preference will be given to therapists who are currently preferred providers for major medical insurers in Washington State.
Approximately 85% of our clients are returning clients, making our work highly relational. As a result we will ask our new colleague to commit to being with us for at least a year. A very strong candidate will make a two or more year commitment.
Sound attractive? Please send a letter and resume' to our street address or via email to email@example.com.
RENAISSANCE PROVIDES OUR 10,000TH MASSAGE!
And Offers a Massage Special to Get the Next 10k Well Underway!
We're Celebrating a remarkable milestone: Our 10,000th massage! Thanks to clients who embrace the benefits of massage, both as personal health tool and as gift to loved ones, we are grateful and pleased to be doing the work we were made to do!
As part of the celebration, Renaissance is offering a Massage Package designed to make it easier for massage enthusiasts to make a commitment to a year of massage. Buy ten massages and receive 12 massages. (Yes, this includes chair massage as well--it's all good medicine)!
WINTER WELLNESS CLASSES COMING UP!
Join us this winter for strengthening and stretching classes designed to improve flexibility, posture, stamina, bone density, and more.
This January we'll begin a new session of Strong Women--the osteoporosis-busting series of exercises--and Yoga--a mellow approach to improving flexibility, calm, and mindfulness, led by Anna Manildi.
Check our Calendar of Events for all the details!
Cheese, Wine, and Chocolate Pairing Event This Saturday!
All the good things are right here! We'll experience the bounty of the Salish Sea region at this warm, fun event. We'll pair local cheeses with local wines, ports, and other cheeses! We'll taste chocolate and wine, chocolate and cheese, chocolate and stout, and well, what DOESN'T chocolate pair well with???
We begin at 5:00pm
Call to reserve your spot! The event costs $10.00.
Beer and Cheese Pairing with Mt Townsend Creamery's Matt Day!
Join us, Friday, Oct. 22, as we sample and pair Mt Townsend Creamery's awesome cheeses with local craft beers. Imagine a great marriage between Mt T's muscular Trailhead and Port Townsend's beefy Porter, or Seven Sea's hoppy IPA and Mt T's tangy Seastack, or....well, the list of perfect couples goes on. Join us for a great evening of great beer and cheese!
The pairing event is $10.00. We'll begin the great cheese and beer adventure at 7pm. Call us to reserve a spot!
Just want to meet Matt, taste some cheese, and ask him your burning cheese questions? Drop by from 5 to 6:30pm to Meet The Cheesemaker.
It's Farmstead Cheese-a-Palooza this Saturday at our Farmers' Market booth. We're celebrating the release of Mutschli from Pleasant Valley Dairy--the grandfather of Washington's farmstead creameries and a local favorite. We haven't had the popular Mutschli--firm, smooth cheese made from a Swiss recipe that is slightly sweet and nutty--since last spring. So we're celebrating by taking two dollars off the per-pound price.
To fill out the perfect (farmstead) cheese plate with Mutschli we're also bringing Blue Rose Dairy's fresh chevre--both pure/plain and some with Johnston Farm's fragrant dill, Mt. Blanchard--Samish Bay Creamery's take on white cheddar, and, yep, Big Boy Blue, from Willapa Hills Creamery! Now THAT'S a farmstead cheese plate!
RENAISSANCE CELEBRATES OUR FOURTH YEAR!!
Please join us this weekend, July 23-25 for a number of events. On Friday evening at 7:00 we'll gather to celebrate and TASTE our latest Klahhane Chocolate bar: Smooth Caramel and Sea Salt. Chocolatier Yvonne Yokota and Photographer Pat O'Hara will be on hand to accept our awe and gratitude! Then on Saturday we'll be partying in our favorite style from 11-5 with 2-for-1 chair massage and half price wine flights and such. Come hang out with us! Then, Sunday we go WAY delicious, pairing up with Harbinger Winery for a local wine and cheese pairing event. Starts at 4:00, costs $20.00 and we'll be happily tasting 6-7 local cheeses and as many of Sara Gagnon's award winning wines! Join us! Reservations needed for Sunday, otherwise, drop in and party with us!!
RENAISSANCE CELEBRATES AMERICAN HEART MONTH WITH FITNESS WORKSHOPS AND FREE MASSAGE!
We're offering three heart-healthy workshops in February to get you jump-started and well-equipped to strengthen the heart, and just about every other muscle in the body! Sign up for all three workshops and receive a free Swedish massage--the massage proven to improve circulation, decrease blood pressure, and lower stress--all great news for the heart!
Attend the workshops with a friend, gain even more benefits by doing so, and we'll throw in a pot of heart-healthy green tea after each class for the two of you.
The leading cause of death among Americans is heart disease. It's a leading cause of disability. And largely preventable! Let's give it a run for its money, while increasing energy, flexibility, bone density, metabolism, mood, and, well, the good life!
Download the flyer about our February classes, or go over to our Event Calendar for Workshop dates.
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RENAISSANCE WELCOMES ARTISANAL CHEESE EXPERT, TAMI PARR
We're excited to have Tami Parr, author of ARTISAN CHEESE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, joining us on Saturday, January 16th for a Cheese Tasting at 2:00. Join us to learn about the impressive, delicious cheeses growing up all around us!
Tami Parr will be dazzling us with information about cheeses, how they're made, who's making these beauties, and guiding us through a taste delight.
It's free, but you MUST reserve a spot as our space is limited! Call Us Soon!!
CAN'T MAKE THE WORKSHOP? Drop in to Renaissance on the 16th between 3:00 and 5:00 for an informal tasting of local cheeses, conversation with Tami Parr, and book signing.
CLASSES BEGIN IN JANUARY
Join us for some great fitness classes, massage classes, and more this winter!
The osteoporosis prevention class, Strong Woman, begins on January 12th and runs for 8 weeks. We've got a couple half-day Strong Woman classes, too, for those who want to get a quick review of the exercises and do them safely and accurately at home.
Strong to the Core is back with two half-day classes that will help get you started on this smart program.
There are massage classes for babies, and for couples, too! Check out the Events Calendar for all the details!
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
25% Off 100 Miles Cheese Baskets!
Merry Christmas Everyone! It's a stellar day in Port Angeles.
Today on the 12th Day of Christmas we're offering 25% off these baskets filled with your choices of local cheeses, local chocolates, local crackers, and local jams/preserves. It's the most delicious special we've had all month. And maybe the most helpful as you welcome people to your home this week, or visit the homes of others.
There's something in these baskets for everyone who eats!
25% off Cards, Books, Music, and Decks of Cards
Today we're offering 25% off all books, cards, music, decks of cards, or as Katie would say "basically anything square".
Do you love Quotable Cards? Have a yogini ...in your life who could use a yoga deck to mix up their practice a bit? Want to buy the Strong Woman book for a woman in your life? Or, how about you: do you need some upbeat Putumayo music to get you through the Peninsula winter? (Some promising studies have shown that loud exuberant music can actually tame the demon depression.) Today's your day!
25% off All Tea Tins and 12 oz Bags of Coffee!
For those of you who like to give the gift of organic, fair trade, and frightfully fresh coffee or tea, this is the time to gather up some fine gifts. Our tea supplier, Rishi, just took home another slew of gold ribbons from the World Tea Expo for some of its brightest teas and we're happy to have them here, awaiting you!
We're also ramping up our fund raiser for First Step Family Support Center: anyone who writes a check to First Step Family Support Center for at least $6.00 (cash is fine, too) takes home a bag of Cafe' Femenino coffee. There's no limit to the number of bags you can "buy" as long as we've got them--and we've got a lot of these delicious, uber-fair trade, organic beans.
Fellow coffee lovers, let's drink to First Step Family Support Center!
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Buy a Pair of Mismatched Socks, get 25% off a Mismatched Scarf!
On the longest night of the year, you, and/or someone you love needs a scarf! Especially a scarf that won't scratch a tender neck.
The Sock Lady, from Vermont, started knitting these fantastic scarves and socks for friends and family members. They became so popular, and friends badgered her so thoroughly to create a sock business, she did! Now, several people in her rural Vermont town make a living making her socks! We love that part almost as much as the socks & scarves!
All Cheese is 25% Off! PLUS free Cheese Paper!
This weekend it's all cheese, all the time! Today, all cheese by the ounce is 25% off. When you buy $25.00 worth of cheese, we'll send you home with a free package of Cheese Paper!
This week the fresh, local cheeses we're featuring include Mt Townsend's CIRRUS (smoooth, mild, creamy Camembert), AND SEASTACK--the bloomy-rind wonder, fresh, hand-pulled MOZZARELLA from Golden Glen Creamery, BLACK CREEK BUTTERY--Estrella Family Creamery's intensely delicious take on cheddar, and TWO-FACED BLEU--Willapa Hill's Cow/Sheep milk blend bleu cheese that is the creamiest bleu you will experience!
Cheese Plate Special!
This weekend it's all cheese, all the time! Today, when you come in for a cheese plate, we'll take 25% off the total.
This week the fresh, local cheeses we're featuring include Mt Townsend's CIRRUS (smoooth, mild, creamy Camembert), fresh, hand-pulled MOZZARELLA from Golden Glen Creamery, BLACK CREEK BUTTERY--Estrella Family Creamery's intensely delicious take on cheddar, and TWO-FACED BLEU--Willapa Hill's Cow/Sheep milk blend bleu cheese that is the creamiest bleu you will experience!
Tea Equipage Sale
Today we're taking 20% off the price of all tea equipage, including the Libre Tea to-go glass for tea drinkers. This has got to be the smartest piece of tea equipage since the tea strainer. At last tea drinkers can take their uber-fresh tea on the go without over-steeping. Just fill the basket with leaves, turn it over for steeping, then right it for drinking! PLUS; the inner surface of this double-walled vessel is glass so you never have to worry about your hot beverage coming in contact with plastic. Innovation Rules!!
A Free Sunny Mug for Toast Eaters!
Mornings like today's require a sunny mug and have we ever got one for you! The new Toast mug is in the house and we want to give you one.
So, today, come in and have a Renaissance Special--that's an order of toast, plus frommage blanc (that beautiful low fat, high protein, spreadable cheese from Mt Townsend Creamery in Port Townsend) and a personal pot of coffee or tea--and leave with a free (sunny) mug.
Renaissance Scents of Exploration!
Today, we're featuring our own homemade SCENTS OF EXPLORATION. Buy One SCENTS OF EXPLORATION product and get another for 25% off.
In our SCENTS OF EXPLORATION line we gather essential oils reminiscent of travels to Greece, Mexico, Thailand, and China. We also share our own local treasures from the lavender fields in the nearby Dungeness Valley, and the mighty trees of the Olympic Rain Forest. The healing powers of essential oils meet the regenerative power of exploration!
Upbeat World Music Goes on Sale!
Today, we're featuring Putamayo Music--that upbeat, world-expanding music label that brings the music of the world to anyone with a CD player!
Buy one Putamayo CD and... get another for 25% off! That includes some really nice Christmas music they've added to their line-up, including A FAMILY CHRISTMAS, and JAZZ AND BLUES CHRISTMAS. Cool Yule!
All The Good Cheese is Right Here!
We're featuring 100 Miles of Cheese today--Saturday--on this 11th Day of Christmas. Insanely delicious cheeses are springing up all around our little corner of the Pacific Northwest and we're putting several of them on special price today. For every 4 ounces of local, farmstead cheese you buy today, take home a free ounce.
In other words, 20% off 100 Miles of Cheese!!
Do the words Bleu, Gouda, Mozzarella sound like music to your ears????????? Get in here!
Life's Too Short to Wear Matching Socks
On the 12th Day of Christmas My True Love Said to Me: Buy One Pair of Mismatched Socks, Get a Second Pair 25% Off
These comfy cotton socks will lift the spirits and warm the soles (sorry, we couldn't resist) of you and/or a loved one, guaranteed!
The Sock Lady, from Vermont, started knitting these socks for friends and family members. They became so popular, and friends badgered her so thoroughly to create a sock business, she did! Now, several people in her rural Vermont town make a living making her socks! We love that part almost as much as the socks!
TOAST is SERVED!
But that's not all....
Renaissance expands its comfy, healthful offerings to include Toast! Yep, Toast! We're toasting up the most aromatic organic bread from Sequim's hometown bakery, The Bell Street Bakery. Top it off with Golden Glen Creamery butter, Elwha Apiary honey, Morganics Marmalade, and/or Mt. Townsend fromage blanc. YUM!!
We're adding cheese plates to our menu, too. Each week we'll feature produce from the Farmers' Market paired with the most delicious local artisanal and farmstead cheeses, and the tastiest crackers on the planet. To see what's fresh every week, click over to Food and Drink and check out Toast!
We're trying our hand at becoming a 100 Mile Cafe'. Join us in exploring the bounty of the region!
Summer Fitness Classes Begin in July
THINK STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY!
On July 7th we'll begin more 8 week series of our favorite classes and bring back a favorite classes as well.
Join us for Strong Women, the osteoporosis-busting strength training program. Or Gentle Pilates--taught by the energizing Cathy Bangs.
Our massage therapists will be leading the Active Stretching class in which participants learn ways to improve flexibility, range of motion, and muscle relaxation. It's just a half hour long and a great way to start the day.
For the summer we're bringing back our popular Strong to the Core class. Cathy Bangs, Lynn Keenan, and Meggan Uecker will guide us through this progressive class that strengthens the entire architecture of the back. It feels GREAT!!!
For all the details check out the Classes and Workshops area of our website, and consider joining us!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FROM RENAISSANCE
Spoil the Mom in your life with CHOCOLATE NOW, MASSAGE LATER. Purchase a gift card for an hour massage and receive a box of Yvonne's Truffles.
Treat Mom to a chair massage any Saturday in May and we'll provide a pot of tea or coffee to share while you're here. (She's gonna love that: You + Massage!)
We're proud and excited to introduce you to our own line of organic dark chocolate bars.
Meet Klahhane! --Chocolate with a Northwest Attitude
These 65% cocoa mass organic bars are made right here on the Olympic Peninsula by local chocolatier, Yvonne Yokota. And befitting the name--Klahhane is the Chinook jargon word for "outside"--each of the six bars features a wrapper with a gorgeous photo by renowned nature photographer and local treasure, Pat O'Hara.
Klahhane will be available on Saturday, December 13th. Life is good, isn't it!?
RENAISSANCE READS BEGINS!
Join us for our new series of Book Clubs with a View! Over the coming days we'll get all the details up on our website, including our first adventure in blogging! Until then, here is a list of the books in our bookshelf this season, including the dates on which we'll meet for discussion....
Number One Ladies Detective Agency (Oct 28th @ 10:30am)
Three Cups of Tea (Oct 29th @ 7:30pm)
Plum Wine (Nov 5th @ 7:30pm)
The Road (Nov 12th, 7:30pm)
Twilight (Nov 13th @ 10:30 am or 9:00pm--for the full moon!)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Nov 19th @ 7:30pm)
Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (Dec 3rd @ 7:30pm)
Good Business (Dec 10th @ 7:30pm)
Welcome to Renaissance!
Check out our website for information on massage, classes, retreats, teas, coffees, and upcoming events at Renaissance. Or better yet, drop in! We're eager to welcome you.
IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY!!
We're two years old this month and we're celebrating on Saturday, June 21st with a free coffee tasting in the morning featuring all of our organic, fair trade, bird-friendly, and incredibly earthy, steamy coffees.
Pastries from The Little Oven make it a party!
In the afternoon we switch to teas and feature a free tasting of the teas of India and Morocco. In keeping with the theme, Jonel Lyons will offer free henna tattoos!
And throughout the day, Renaissance massage therapists will offer half-price chair massage--our birthday tradition!
Wait, there's more! Gifts for lucky birthday revelers. JOIN US!!
Renaissance Day of Art and Relaxation
Join us on Sunday, June 1st for a day of creative art and relaxation. We'll spend the morning learning to make these gorgeous journals, large and small. While the dyes dry, enjoy relaxing chair massage, organic teas and coffees, and the inspiring view! We'll feast on an organic lunch, then create more art in the early afternoon.
Go to our Events Calendar for All the Details
Renaissance Retreats Return!
Join us in May and June for another series of Renaissance Retreats we call The Space Between. Participants will enjoy relaxing massage with Renaissance massage therapists, the opportunity to create a handmade journal with local artist, Laura Alisanne, and work with local playwright Rebecca Redshaw or poet Kate Reavey to fill that journal with expressive words from within.
Download the flyer for the Retreats and consider joining us! Only 8 slots available in each Retreat so register early.
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Welcome to Renaissance!
We're looking forward to your visit. Watch this page for announcements about upcoming events and changes at the Renaissance cafe'!
RENAISSANCE CELEBRATES THE ALCHEMY OF TWO!
It's one of our favorite holidays and to celebrate the magic of two, we have some massage specials. So bring your soulmate to Renaissance for a celebration of you! Read On......
Purchase a Renaissance Gift Card for a 60 minute (or more) massage and receive a free box of Yvonne's Chocolates. YUM!! 95% of humans agree: this is a match made in heaven.
Massage for Two is 20% off through February 18th. Imagine you and your Valentine in a room with two massage tables and two massage therapists enjoying luxurious massage together. Make an appointment here on the site, or give a call.
This Holiday Season: Treats Now, Massage Later!
This year give the gift that goes on giving by pairing a massage with a gift basket filled with healthful, organic treats.
We've put together lots of pairings: Tea and Massage, Coffee and Massage, Chocolate and Massage, Massage and Massage!
Drop in, or download the Holiday Specials Flyer, to find the perfect gift for the people in your life.
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CANDLE LIGHT YOGA BEGINS THIS WEEK
With the Autumn Equinox we resume candle light yoga on Thursday evenings. Please join us for this sublime experience led by long-time yoga practitioner and graceful teacher, Lee Zurcher.
For more information see our Calendar of Events
SEABREEZE, WINE, AND SONG
A Benefit for First Step Family Support Center
Join us right here at Renaissance on SEPTEMBER 21st for the LAST FRIDAY of SUMMER on the Deck, listening to local favorite, ACOUSTIC NEWS. Sip CAMARADERIE WINES and sample delicacies from MICHAEL'S DIVINE DINING. We'll have chair massage, too, all to benefit the great work of First Step Family Support Center!
$25.00 tickets are available at Renaissance before the event or on the evening of the Party! Call us for more details.
GIVE THAT MAN A MASSAGE!
Give the gift of massage to the Dad in your life for Father's Day and we'll throw in a very cool Olympic Peninsula To-Go Mug (including the first cup of coffee or tea to go in it).
Buy a gift card for a massage and receive the mug and the hot brew free of charge. This is a great deal ($65.00 for an $87.00 value) but the best part is, Dad will be spoiled while he's getting his massage, and every time he drinks something from his Olympic Peninsula cup he'll be reminded that "all the best stuff is right here".
New Classes Begin April 17th!
Start spring the right way, with one or two strength-building classes at Renaissance. This month STRONG WOMEN is complemented by STRONG TO THE CORE. Read on about both classes...
STRONG WOMEN is the modest strength-training program developed by researchers at Tufts University to show that bone density can be rebuilt with twice-weekly weight training. Learn the program at Renaissance--still the only place in Washington to take a Strong Women class! April's Calendar of Events has all the details.
STRONG TO THE CORE is a class designed to build the muscles of the back, hips, and abdomen. We start out slowly to shape, tone, strengthen, and increase flexibility in the muscles that form the architecture of the back. Expect decreased back pain, increased energy, and improved posture. April's Calendar of Events has all the details.
Introducing THE SPACE BETWEEN
A Renaissance Retreat Series
Put your ear down close to your soul
and listen hard. (anne sexton)
We invite you to join us for a day of listening to the still voice within. The Space Between at Renaissance is a day designed to use silence, respite from the tyranny of the urgent, and the body/mind connection to provide space for your own voice.
We've planned a day of guided imagery, massage, gentle yoga, light lunch, and creative expression through art or writing.
Join celebrated local poet Kate Reavey or inspiring art teacher and artist, Martha Rudersdorf, yoga instructor Heather Hummel, and some of the best massage therapists on the Peninsula for this "spa day for the soul".
Download the Space Between flyer for more details or contact us for a brochure. Space is limited to 8 people per retreat so register early to assure YOUR Space Between.
CLASSES BEGIN WITH THE NEW YEAR!
The beginning of the New Year is a natural time to strengthen up our embrace of health and vitality. In that spirit we're
• Expanding our yoga offerings, and
• Beginning a new series of STRONG WOMEN
Enjoy CANDLELIGHT YOGA on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. And for those who treasure the other side of the day, watch the SUNRISE OVER THE STRAIT with Yoga for Strength and Toning on Thursdays at 6:00am. See January's Calendar of Events for all the yoga details.
The STRONG WOMEN Program begins another 8-week series this month. Strong Women is the modest strength-training program developed by researchers at Tufts University to show that bone density can be rebuilt with twice-weekly weight training. Learn the program at Renaissance--still the only place in Washington to take a Strong Women class! January's Calendar of Events has all the details.
LET THE TASTINGS BEGIN!
Visit Renaissance this fall for a Saturday morning tasting of organic teas, coffees, and chocolates from around the world. Check out the Calendar of Events for all the details.
This Saturday we explore the health benefits of green tea and taste the freshest varieties from Japan (with toasty rice!) and China.
From there we take a Chai Journey around the world of Chai teas that takes us to India, Africa, Central America, Greece, and beyond.
Fancy yourself a black tea connnoisseur or want to learn more about the classic blacks? Join us on December 9th for the best!
If coffee is your drink, you'll want to stop by for a tasting of several light roasts, dark roasts, and decafs, all organic, all superfresh!
And then there's our favorite: the Chocolate Tasting with Yvonne Yokota. Check out the Calendar of Events or download a flyer for all the delicious details!
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Move into Autumn!
Renaissance begins two new class series this week, in addition to on-going yoga with Heather Hummel.
Strong Women lifts off for another series of classes on Tuesday. Check our Calendar of Events for days and times. Women in last summer's program increased the weight they lifted by an average of 185%. Think of the impact on bone density!!
The Klahhane Walk Series begins on Wednesday for those who want some early support in developing a personal walking program. On Wednesdays we'll cover important aspects of walking such as stretching, gait, shoes, and more, then walk on the nearby Discovery Trail. On Fridays we'll meet for interesting walks around town. Join Us! There's more information on our Calendar of Events.
THE DUO IS DYNAMIC!
Renaissance offers its first massage special by making one of its most popular--and FUN--massages--MASSAGE FOR TWO--even more affordable than usual. Bring your best friend, your soul mate, your brother, sister, daughter, son, mother or father, your hiking buddy, your tennis partner, or anyone who deserves a treat, with YOU.
One cozy room, two massage tables, and two massage therapists await you and your massage partner.
Massage for Two is usally $120.00. From August 25th through September 9th, at 20% off, the two of you receive massage for $96.00. The sterling company is free, of course!
Call us soon to make an appointment! 360/565-1199
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IT'S DECK TIME!
Check out the Peninsula Daily News for a coupon, or just come in and mention this special for sun worshipers and massage saavy Port Angelenos (and lucky visitors).....
Bring a Friend to the Deck: Share a pot of luscious organic tea, or a steamy carafe of organic coffee, or two iced beverages, and the two of you enjoy half-price chair massage on Fridays and Saturdays. That's chair massage at 50 cents a minute!
Nutritional Approaches to Osteoporisis Prevention
Join Registered Dietician, Amanda Cash, for this presentation on the latest information and resources regarding nutrition and bone density. Amanda will discuss the foods that build bone density, the value of supplements and how to best utilize them, as well as share some recipes to incorporate great bone-builders deliciously into our diets.
Hmmmmmm, maybe she'll even bring some food????
Amanda will present on August 17th at 11:30am and 6:00pm here at Renaissance. Cost for this 90 minute presentation is $12.00. Call or email us to reserve your spot.
ANOTHER STRONG WOMEN SERIES BEGINS on September 26th! More details on our site later this month.
Massage. Right When you Need It. Just When you Want It.
Enjoying regular massage as part of one's healthful lifestyle is ideal--for the body/mind/spirit and for getting on a massage therapist's calendar. But sometimes, we strain a muscle, have unexpected free time on our hands, or want to treat someone (including oneself) and want or need a massage. Now!
Finding a massage therapist available on short notice can be a challenge.
Not anymore. At Renaissance we'll get you in to enjoy a relaxing and/or therapeutic massage from a licensed massage therapist. See our massage menu here on the site, or download a copy for your convenience below.
Think about chair massage. It's not just for the airport anymore!
There is a growing number of people popping in to Renaissance midweek over their lunch hours or breaks to get a stress-relieving chair massage. Last week a weary social worker took a half hour break from a tough case to regroup and relax with a 20 minute chair massage. A county employee with a 50-page report deadline came by for a quick 5 minutes of forearm and upper body massage before returning to his typing marathon.
Call first, if you'd like or simply drop in for a chair massage. We're pretty sure you'll be glad you did.
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This Week At Renaissance!
Join us this Thursday at 11:30 am for a whirlwind organic tea tour. We'll taste sublime white teas, healthful greens, calming botanicals, and sprightly blacks. We'll even drink green rooiboos! Yes, GREEN rooiboos! Yum! Call us, or send an email, to reserve your spot on the deck!
Then, on Saturday, true coffee fans can enjoy the kind of morning we sometimes fantasize about: a sunny deck, small cups of luscious and mysterious brew delivered the best way--from a French press, surrounded by people who understand us, talking about some of our favorite topics: Arabica beans, brew times, and, well, you know... Call us.
For more information, click on our Calendar of Events, just to the left.
As always, remember, we're the place you can call for massage, WHEN YOU NEED IT! We offer chair massage on a drop-in basis, and chances are good that when you want a therapeutic full-body massage, a Renaissance massage therapist will be here when the need arises.
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Last Days to Register for Strong Woman Program
Strong Woman--the strength-training program developed by Tufts University researchers to decrease the risk of osteoporosis--begins Tuesday, July 11th and runs through August 31st. The one-hour class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is still room in the following classes: 9:00am, 5:15pm, and 7:00pm. Cost for the 16-session class is $80.00.
Call Renaissance to reserve a spot!
Strong Woman begins at Renaissance
Renaissance welcomes the beginning of Strong Woman, a strength-training program developed at Tufts University to prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Information sessions are being held at Renaissance on June 27, 28, and 29 at 10:00am, 12:30pm, and 5:15pm.
Saturday, June 17th 9:00am to 5:00pm
The dark ages of renovation have come to a close and the age of Renaissance is here! To celebrate, Renaissance is holding a day-long event involving delicious treats, good company, and an hourly drawing for free massage. Come by and check out the fantastic renovations of the old pilot boat captain's house, take in the view that captured the mariners heart, and learn more about Renaissance.
To read more about our grand opening celebration and the activities taking place at Renaissance on saturday view our flyer.
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