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Aria Club Hires Libby Maio to Oversee its Yoga Program

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As Yoga Supervisor, Maio brings a unique style of teaching that incorporates Pranayama techniques, Banda locks, chanting, and guided meditation

VAIL, CO – Apr. 24, 2013 – Shaun Evans, general manager at Aria Spa and Club, Vail Valley's largest fitness and athletic club, hired Certified Yoga Instructor Libby Maio to direct the club's growing yoga program. With more than 13 years of yoga instruction and management experience, Maio joins Aria at a critical time as the club begins efforts to expand its yoga department. As Yoga Supervisor, Maio will oversee the yoga program in Vail and work closely with Evans and Mike Benedict, Aria’s athletic director, to enhance its yoga programming, incorporate diverse teaching styles and introduce new membership benefits.  

Maio's career began in Beacon Hill, MA where she studied Hatha Yoga for two years before moving to Vail where she worked under Argie Tang, a renowned athletic yoga instructor. In Dec. 2002, Tang promoted her to studio manager at Yoga for Athletes (Y4A). She continued to study directly with Tang and other certified yoga instructors and in two years she completed 200 hours of teacher training and began teaching at Y4A in Dec. 2004. She continued her studies learning about yoga philosophy and anatomy as well as taking Anusara, Ashtanga, Viniyoga and Vinyasa workshops. Prior to joining Aria Athletic Club, Maio taught private yoga classes throughout the Vail Valley.

"Libby has been teaching Vail yoga classes at Aria Club for the past four years and she continues to impress me with her unique teaching style and contagious passion and enthusiasm for yoga," said Benedict. "She has done an amazing job as an instructor and we are excited to have her onboard as we invest resources to enrich and expand our yoga program."

When she is not teaching yoga, Maio takes time to further her yoga education by attending programs nationwide, such as Transformational Yoga retreats at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA with Charles and Lisa Matkin. She has also attended an Anusara intensive, taught by Nova Sprik and Linda Osterberg, which focused mainly on pranayama techniques, meditation and philosophy. Her most recent training was a seven-day Para Yoga Prana Masters training with Rod Stryker in Aspen, CO.

Learn more about yoga instruction at Aria Club

About Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Vail Cascade Resort, a Vail hotel, is a creek-side, ski-in/ski-out base camp to the very best of Colorado — in every season. With the finest features of an alpine village, the resort nurtures guests with a wide expanse of natural beauty; Vail’s most comprehensive conference facility; an incomparable spa and fitness center Aria Spa & Club; creative culinary options with Vail's best restaurant Atwater on Gore Creek; and a wide variety of accommodation offerings, including condominiums ideal for extended stays. Along with every amenity necessary to make the most of each stay, guests enjoy engaging experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love in the most genuine and meaningful way. Visit www.vailcascade.com and call 800.282.4183 for more information.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Lupe Hirt, MindSpeak Public Relations – 303.859-1762 – lupeh@mindspeakpr.com

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