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Family Forward Recap

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Our Family Forward Retreat in May brought a group of expert bloggers to our property.  The weekend was filled with adventure, interesting classes, and even a helicopter ride over Zion National Park. As we’ve followed these participants on social media, we’ve gained better insight into their impressions and experiences here at the Zion Ponderosa. Here are a few their comments (as seen on their blogs).

“I’d recommend the Zion Ponderosa to anyone – it was the perfect weekend of relaxing, nature, adventure, and good times. Sound like this if for you? Who wouldn’t want an awesome and AFFORDABLE family adventure retreat that includes your whole family (Yes! For kids of all ages!)? Then check out Family Forward: Mountain Adventure.”

-Kaylynn, Among the Young

 

“We had a wonderful time being taught all weekend long…, taking tons of pictures and videos, and of course, the epic excursions that we did every day. Mine included going horseback riding, flying in a helicopter, taking a tour in a jeep unimog, and skeet shooting.”

-Valeri, Keeping Up With Us Jones’

 

 ”There are so many awesome adventures you can take but I have to say my favorite was the canyoneering. I can’t describe how amazing it felt to accomplish something I had never done before. The support of our fabulous guides and the rest of the group made it an experience I will never forget. Sometimes the only way you can see the beauty of these areas of the park is to rappel off the edge of a cliff. Hanging from a rope in such a beautiful place is an amazing experience.”

-Leanne, Organize & Decorate Everything

 

Family Forward brought together a group of very different individuals who are all united in their desire to record life, their insights, and their experiences through blogging. They enjoyed the wide range of activities offered here, and we look forward to hosting this group again.

 

Blogger Retreat – Zion Ponderosa

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Zion Park Helicopter

An aerial view from the helicopter looking into Zion National Park.

This past weekend we hosted a large group of blog experts for a retreat at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.   Family Forward was the host organization and Zion Ponderosa simply provided the backdrop, lodging, and extracurricular activities.

Zion National Park Helicopter

Family Forward retreat participants treated to a scenic flight east of Zion National Park.

General Manager Michael Kane did have one big surprise up his sleeve, as he brought in some helicopters from Upper Limit Aviation out of Cedar City to provide some short helicopter rides for the Family Forward guests.

Watch this video and enjoy some of the photographs posted on our Facebook page – here.

This is the retreat provided by the Family Forward organization, and this is the big event they’ll be hosting this fall with us.

#familyforward, #familyforwardzion

 

Zion Wellness Retreat – Interest Growing

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Recently we announced that Zion Ponderosa would be offering two week-long Wellness Retreats in 2014.

This new press release provides more details that are suitable for re-posting and publication.  WellnessRetreat-May2014-ZionPonderosa.  <—Press here for PDF.

Utah Wellness Retreat

Enjoy the seclusion of our 4,000 acre ranch resort on the border of Zion National Park.

For Immediate Release (also see PDF file above)

Get Away To Get Well

Zion National Park, Utah – January 2014 – In 2014 Utah’s Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is offering two exclusive week-long opportunities to build whole-body wellness. The first wellness retreat is slated for May 4 – 10, and offers a daily physical schedule that includes options for hiking, zumba, aquatics, yoga, and pilates. Informative seminars and outdoor adventures will round out this unique experience.

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The “getaway” is often touted as a method for stepping aside from personal issues and cares, and in essence walking away from your current environment, to distance yourself from everyday challenges. This act of physically moving to a new locale is step one, and step two is to move yourself mentally and emotionally.

A natural setting is perhaps the best possible place to get away when seeking greater personal wellness, and few places are more natural than a National Park. With 4,000 acres of private property Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort sits on a forested plateau at the top of Utah’s Zion National Park, literally bordering the park boundary. This private location is definitely high on the natural setting list and offers a prime foundation from which to build personal wellness.

“Wellness is greatly enhanced when the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of life can each be effectively addressed,” says Wellness Retreat Director Mandy Woodhouse. “Our week-long itinerary provides a well-rounded approach offering clean fresh air in a wonderful mountain setting, excellent instruction, physical activities, and a serene environment for personal introspection.”

These week-long experiences are limited to a small groups so that wellness retreat leaders and instructors can focus on specific needs of each individual. Participants will have time to explore Zion National Park and other nearby attractions, plus enjoy evening campfires, star-gazing, and other entertaining opportunities. “Our guest will have the opportunity for active participation in activities or processes that will build greater physical and inner strength and provide the foundation to better manage life,” says Woodhouse.

This all-inclusive experience comes with fine lodging, healthy dining, and days full of activities.

Contact: Mandy Woodhouse – See her contact information on the PDF file (link at top of page).
Web: www.ZionWellnessRetreat.com