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The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

boat on waterPlenty has been written about the benefits of taking a vacation/break (even if short): from lower stress and anxiety, less risk of heart disease, the ability to accomplish goals better, and an overall better outlook on life.  Regular guests of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort know this well, which is why so many return – some a few times a year- to renew and restore.

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The New Networking: “Sweatworking”

The traditional way of networking has always been rather formal in

Photo from Victoria Freile
Photo from Victoria Freile

nature.  Entertain through hosting a meal, attending a community event, exchanging a business card .  While the traditional way still applies in many instances, a new trend has been emerging and Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is the prime destination spot for this new trend called  “sweatworking”. 

The idea is that groups do not gather for passive get-togethers such as drinks, but that they will bond and build relationships better over workouts, followed by snacks, which fosters more conversation post-workout.

2556500_origNo one knows this better than Certified Yoga Instructor Cori Lassahn of Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Valley, who began a concept of teaching yoga in beautiful, epic settings where attendees could relax, renew and reconnect with yoga and delicious wine and food samplings after.  Vineyard Yoga has become one of our area’s hottest activities and Lassahn has also brought this concept to Alisal.

team-buildingAlisal Guest Ranch and Resort provides prime networking and “sweatworking” opportunities: from the traditional (lunch or dinner at Alisal River Grill), to golfing, tennis, the ropes course and team workout games, to horseback riding for guests and group workouts that include yoga, the beautiful weight room or even a specially- designed dance fitness session custom-designed for your group.  Alisal specializes in maximizing the networking experience to provide you and your attendees maximum benefits through unique activities designed to inspire and build long-lasting relationships.

 

 

The New “Networking” for Businesses

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has always been the site of legendary boat on waterevents – and particularly for corporate retreats or for incentive programs for companies world-wide.  From our ropes course to scavenger hunts to many other activities, our onsite professional event managers will work with your lead or DMC to customize a memorable experience.  This commitment will never change.

What has shifted slightly, however, in the last year , is how individuals network and how they do business.  Old school philosophy dictates Continue reading The New “Networking” for Businesses

The Alisal Experience | Tennis

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With six full-size tennis courts, Alisal provides players of all skill levels a beautiful setting in which to serve and volley. Our tennis pros are on hand to arrange for group or individual lessons, to match players up with other guests or members for practice or competition, and to schedule the occasional friendly tournament.

We offer special summer adult group classes starting in June, as well as introductory classes for children ages 6-14.

We have a full-service tennis shop adjacent to the courts, featuring HEAD racquets for sale or rent, clothing and shoes, racquet stringing and gripping, tennis balls and accessories.  Alisal logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and visors are also available.


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Interview with Alisal Guest Ranch Tennis Director Walter Seemann

Alisal Tennis Director Walter Seemann
Alisal Tennis Director Walter Seemann

Continuing our series on the stellar Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort allstars who comprise the heart and soul of our property, we bring to you Mr. Walter Seemann, Tennis Director.  Many of you may know  Mr. Seemann from your visits here, but see what fun items you may not have known about him with our interview below.  The next time you see Mr. Seemann, Continue reading Interview with Alisal Guest Ranch Tennis Director Walter Seemann