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Hands-On Cooking with Chef Ben Baker

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, learning is always something on the menu with Travaasa® Austin’s hands-on culinary classes. Guests can get acquainted with basic knife skills or refine more advanced techniques with instruction from Executive Chef Ben Baker. A sample of the culinary experiences include:

Appetizer 101: A fantastic opportunity to learn different appetizer recipes while incorporating knife skill techniques. This class offers tips to help take the stress out of party prep and makes hosting your next get together fun, easy and impressive!

Fish 101: Welcomes guests into our industrial kitchen to learn different fish cooking techniques and recipes. This class makes the often-intimidating fish preparation a simple process. After the class is complete, participants dine on their catch on the Mesquite Patio.

Once you master the cooking portion, take your gourmand training to the next level with our wine pairing classes. For more information on Travaasa® Austin’s Culinary experiences, visit our cooking demonstration page.

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Man Month at Travaasa® Experiential Resorts

This June, in honor of Men’s National Health Month, the teams at Travaasa® Austin and Travaasa® Hana, Maui have designed a series of signature programs and activities to celebrate all things men, offering male guests experiences that focus on their physique, pastimes and palates. Each destination has added its own local flavor into the program and will also be introducing a new menu of signature men’s spa treatments.  Some of the can’t miss, manly highlights include:

Hanging in Hana
Machete Madness Coconut Husking
Private Surf Lessons
Martial Arts Conditioning (Lua)
Chief’s Archery experience
Throw Net Fishing Tour
Masters of Mixology Class

Male Bonding, Texas-Style
Beer Tasting 101
Grilling and Smoking with the Travaasa Culinary Team
Beer Tasting Experience
Discover your Six Pack: Core Fitness
Conquer the Prickly Pear Challenge Course
Introducing: New Men’s Spa Menu and Line of Products

To treat the males in your life to any of these experiences or book the ultimate guys’ getaway, please contact Travaasa® Austin or Travaasa® Hana, Maui at: 1-855-TO-TRAVAASA.


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Travaasa® Austin Introduces Watsu® Spa Program

AUSTIN, Texas (April 13, 2012) – The award-winning Spa at Travaasa® Austin is proud to announce the introduction of a Watsu® program to the destination resort and spa’s existing menu of innovative treatments. This unique form of bodywork is performed in a specialized, private pool heated to body temperature (96 degrees). The water allows the practitioner to use the warmth and the buoyancy of the water to improve the body’s well-being. Dedicated to health and wellness, The Spa at Travaasa® Austin will offer 60 minute Watsu® sessions as well as 60 minute Waterdance® sessions in a traditional Watsu® pool. Treatments are tailored to each individual’s specific needs, and can be effective for improving circulation, help lessen everyday stress, arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain and relieve pressure to nerves, joints and muscles.

Watsu® treatments offered at The Spa at Travaasa® Austin include:

o Watsu® Sessions – A combination of unique stretches and natural movements of the body in a private, secluded pool is designed to help to free the spine and open energy pathways for improved physical mobility. (60 minutes)

o Waterdance® Sessions – An expansion on the Watsu® treatment, this practice slowly introduces stretches and movements that completely submerge the entire body underwater. The dynamic experience allows the body to move limitlessly, and is profoundly meditative and effective for deepening emotional awareness. (60 minutes)

Joining the Travaasa® Austin team, Laura Srygley is a Certified Watsu® practioner and a member of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, Association of Bodywork Professionals and is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In addition to traditional Watsu®, Srygley is also trained in an adaption for special needs clients, Waterdance and Healing Dance.

The Spa at Travaasa® Austin focuses on the use of authentic elements and a holistic approach to relaxation and wellness, while incorporating local Austin flair into its signature treatments. Deeply relaxing spa services, alternative therapies and healing rituals are threaded with exercise, nutrition and self awareness for the ultimate spa and wellness experience. All overnight-guests of Travaasa® Austin are provided with a daily $125 credit that can be used toward any spa service. Day spa packages are also available.

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