Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, invites guests around the world to join in celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 10, 2017. Global Wellness Day is an international day focused on living well, both physically and spiritually with the mantra “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life.” Founded six years ago by Belgin Aksoy from Istanbul, this is a social movement without any commercial purpose, celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of June every year. A special focus of the 2017 celebrations will be to encourage kindness, gratitude, mindfulness and happiness. Global Wellness Day will be celebrated this year in more than 4,000 locations throughout 100 countries.
Michael Newcombe, head of the Global Spa Task Force Team for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is very passionate about Global Wellness Day and believes in the importance of wellness initiatives throughout the brand. Four Seasons hotels and resorts worldwide will introduce a range of activities, exclusive partnerships and amenities, energising spa treatments, healthy food and beverage menus, meditation, fitness and yoga sessions. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will be leading a full wellness retreat leading up to Global Wellness Day, while Nikki Sharp, the new wellness expert for Global Green environmental charity will lead a Helipad Yoga class at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will offer sunrise meditation on the world’s first only natural island green.
Global Wellness Day activities at Four Seasons hotels and resorts include:
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will feature events with a variety of celebrity wellness experts, including Helipad Yoga with Global Green wellness expert Nikki Sharp, breakfast with celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, talk with renowned astrologer Susan Miller, and a plant-based lunch with produce from One Gun Ranch in Malibu, featuring former NBA Star John Salley and renowned author Kathy Freston. The afternoon will comprise of an Eco Beauty Panel with Tata Harper; Romain Gaillard, founder of The Detox Market; Suzanne Hall, editor of The Chalkboard; and Rona Berg, editor in chief of Organic Spa Magazine. The day will conclude with an AcroYoga demonstration with Alo Yoga Ambassadors Andrew Sealy and Caitlin Turner @GypsetGoddess, and a sunset meditation by Todd Savvas. Wellness menu items from Culina restaurant and select spa treatments will also benefit Global Green, the world’s leading environmental charity.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
Guests will enjoy a sunrise meditation at the Tail of the Whale, the world’s first only natural island green, followed by a Crossfit session with Luis Oscar Mora, a Puerto Vallarta athlete part of the Reebok Crossfit games. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is also offering a Stand-Up Paddle Rally with Tropicsurf and Vallarta Adventures. Tying Global Wellness Day to the importance of preserving our oceans for generations to come, the documentary Mission Blue will be showcased in an open-air cinema about the legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic explorer in residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries. In addition, Apuane salon will donate haircut revenue to Canicas, helping kids with cancer and offer free haircuts and styling for anyone willing to donate their hair.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Guests can enjoy a guided walk/run with lululemon athletica, followed by a Buddha’s Brew Kombucha tasting and some cuddle time with adorable, adoptable puppies from the Austin Humane Society, as pets often lead to happier, healthier lives. Four Seasons Hotel Austin is also creating an Inspiration Station with nature-themed colouring books and crayons, offering mini anti-ageing treatments, and hosting a lululemon trunk show in the lobby.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Guests can enjoy a meditation by celebrity healer Aiden Chase in the rose garden, with an array of fresh juices. Fitness and health consultant Nora Tobin will lead yoga at the Sea Wall, followed by complimentary reflexology massages poolside from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, and core conditioning will be offered from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition, spa partners Tata Harper, Hydropeptide and Knesko will offer complimentary mini treatments throughout the day. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will also host a three-night wellness retreat from June 7 to 10, 2017, including fitness activities, wellness menus by Executive Chef Marco Fossati, two spa treatments, a wellness gift bag, full meal plan, access to Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club and wellness sessions and training.
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver has partnered with the top wellness operators to create a week-long line up of cutting edge fitness and wellness experiences for locals and guests, including cycling with Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary, RSVP 33 dance class, an event with Catherine Roscoe Barr, who will teach transforming personal power through body posture, Moment Meditation, as well as sessions with lifestyle studio Tight Club, The Distrikt, and a sunrise yoga class by Dr. Genieve Burley.
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Guests can start the day at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto with Sun Salutation Yoga at 8:30 am. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley will also offer MyBestBody, the ultimate body repair shop, where guest can learn how to make repairs that last and create their very best body for life through simple and delicious Eat2Heal principles. Aileen Thomas, certified nutrition educator and CEO of MyBestBody, will share the four mistakes that keep one rundown, overweight and sick, sharing her professional tips to easily correct them. The impeccably researched, comprehensive nutrition program takes guests on a healing journey to eliminate or vastly reduce inconvenient, painful and even life-altering health challenges. The day will end with a sunset mindfulness meditation on the pool deck at 6:00 pm.
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Global Wellness Day will begin at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach with a sunrise meditation on the beach and a dip in the warm South Florida water, followed by an energising healthy breakfast, fitness classes by a celebrity trainer, a kid’s tennis clinic with Justine Rusk, and a special full moon yoga session.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai invites guests to participate in a schedule of special events and activities to pay homage to World Oceans Day on June 8 and Global Wellness Day on June 10. On Global Wellness Day, the Resort’s Hualalai Spa and Sports Club offers guest various complimentary activities throughout the day including 80-minute sunrise yoga and meditation at the picturesque Beach Tree Lawn and 50-minute guided walk through the Resort and the beach. Both activities will feature local healthy snacks and refreshments from the purveyors and farmers on Hawaii Island. For guests who prefer a more pampered route to wellness, The Spa is highlighting one of the newest treatments, the Passion Fruit Scrub. Passion fruit, also known as liliko'i in Hawaii, has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and essential fatty acids, which helps fortify the cells in our bodies and protect the skin against free radicals. On Global Wellness Day, guests who book the locally inspired treatment will receive a complimentary passion fruit spa product gift.
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Celebrate Global Wellness Day at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown with AKT's Signature Happy Hour Class. The class will alternate between choreographed combinations of dance cardio, toning and dynamic flexibility sections, all set to hot, heart-pumping music for a comprehensive workout that keeps the body toned and energised for days. Prepare to leave dripping in sweat, feeling shaken, and stirred. The class will be led by Ariel Hoffman, Master Trainer and Director of Professional Development at AKT. The Global Wellness Day experience includes 60 minute Happy Hour Class, a take-home yoga mat and a special refreshment by the Hotel's Executive Chef Shaun Acosta. Tickets are USD 10 donation and all proceeds go to philanthropic partner Global Green.
More Global Wellness Day Events and Four Seasons
In addition, the following hotels and resorts are offering Global Wellness Day programs this year: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Resort, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler.
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