Set in Tucson, Arizona, health and wellness resort Canyon Ranch has always been attractive, but its workout program is about to get a whole lot sexier. Burlesque queen and lingerie fashion designer Dita Von Teese is coming to town to teach adventurous Canyon Ranch guests the art of striptease this week.
Consider it a sexy seminar in female empowerment. “Burlesque has become a uniquely modern feminist moment,” says Von Teese, who’s been credited with resurrecting the seductive art form, and has turned it into a mini publishing and fashion empire. At Canyon Ranch she’ll lead a Burlesque/Striptease Workshop, teach the history of Burlesque, lead the Dita Von Teese Fit Strip Class, and demonstrate her ruby-lipped beauty routine. By the time Von Teese is through baring her secrets, students will have learned an entire routine including classic steps like “The Burlesque Strut,” and proper techniques for the removal of garters, stockings and gloves.
Von Teese’s seminars are for ladies only (sorry guys). But men are free to try any of Canyon Ranch’s other fitness, health and wellness classes and facilities. They are also welcome to join the week’s special sexuality discussions lead by Canyon Ranch’s wellness experts, though they’ll be geared mainly toward women.
If the sexy week titillates your interest, give Canyon Ranch a whistle and book their five-night package with rates starting at $5,460 per person, based on double occupancy. The all-inclusive package includes room, dining, airport transfers, unlimited classes, gratuities, and $670 credit for spa treatments or medical appointments. Ostrich feather fans are not included however, so you might want to pack your own.