Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Celebrates Global Wellness Day on June 9

Washingtonians and visitors alike are invited for complimentary health and wellness activities with industry experts
May 16, 2018,
Washington, DC, U.S.A.

For the fourth consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC celebrates Global Wellness Day on Saturday, June 9, 2018. This social movement celebrated in 100 countries across the globe is entirely non-profit and reminds the entire world of the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise and beauty treatments, spiritual teachings and ways of thinking, to the harmony between body and spirit. 

Marathon runner, tri-athlete and Hotel General Manager David Bernand leads the way in the Hotel’s commitment to health and wellness. “DC has consistently been ranked as one of America’s fittest cities, and we actively strive to embrace that high standard of wellness at Four Seasons. We know that both our guests and employees lead busy lives, and at times it can be difficult to remember the importance of self-care. Global Wellness Day allows us all the chance to pause and think about the value of our personal wellbeing, and provides motivation to continue good habits for the rest of the year.”

This year, the Hotel’s celebratory roster is an exciting one with self-care activities planned for the entire day. Advanced registration is not required but recommended for participation, and events are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are invited to join fitness classes, attend meditation and Ayurveda seminars, and listen to the Hotel’s in-house specialists for a wellbeing panel discussion. To RSVP to the Global Wellness activities, e-mail

Fitness Activities

7:00–8:00 am: Bernand will kick off the Global Wellness Day activities by leading guests on the Run My City course through DC’s most iconic monuments, memorials and museums. After participants have completed the approximately 5-kilometre (3 mile) run, they will return to Four Seasons.

8:00–9:00 am: Join Martha Beck certified life coach and yoga instructor Elena Sonnino alongside the C&O Canal. Calm the hustle, quiet the mind, and strengthen the body with this whole body practice. Begin with grounding postures and breath work that flow seamlessly into building standing postures, providing space within the body to deepen and space within the mind to endure. 

10:00–11:00 am: Join Nikolett Kiss for Zumba and continue the fitness-party as she takes guests on a dance journey with Latin and international rhythms in The Fitness Club’s workout studio.

Fresh watermelon and mint juices and banana cranberry mini health muffins will be provided complimentary after each activity to help guests refuel and energise for the rest of the day.

Wellness Activities

9:00–10:00 am: Increase vitality through Ayurveda with Chopra Center Certified teacher Susan Weis-Bohlen, who is the former owner of Breathe Books and Breath Bookstore Café in Baltimore.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: A comprehensive panel discussion featuring the Hotel’s in-house experts on self-care techniques, drawing from the Hotel’s Just for YOU wellness retreat. Each coach will share knowledge from their own unique field, and give practical advice on how to make better choices day-to-day to increase wellbeing.

  • Registered aromatherapist and founder of Petal Life Sonee Singh, whose mission is to inspire conscious living by teaching YOU to take control of your health and wellness
  • Hotel Executive Chef Andrew Court, giving tricks to cooking better and healthier for YOU
  • Hotel’s Spa Director and self-care expert Dinka Cammett, who specialises in personalised alternative approaches such as Reiki
  • Certified life coach Elena Sonnino, sharing mindset tweaks to make room for YOU in your life
  • Manager of The Better Nutrition Program Rachel Silverman MS RD, is a better health enabler powered by better nutrition

3:00–4:00 pm: Join Martha Beck certified life coach and yoga instructor Elena Sonnino for an interactive talk on meditation. Explore strategies and ways to incorporate meditation in daily life or to take an existing practice to new depths through movement, breath, and an understanding of the chakra system to go deeper into oneself.

4:00–4:30 pm: Come for the stillness, leave with the glow that exists within. After her meditation lecture, Sonnino will lead a 30-minute guided meditation designed to activate hope. Appropriate for all levels.

Self-Care at Home

9-11:00 am and 2:00-5:00 pm: Meet Sonee Singh, Petal Life owner and registered aromatherapist and allow her to assess one's well-being. Singh will blend therapeutic grade essential oils to re-align chakras, giving attendees a better sense of balance. Aromatherapy blends will be available for purchase.

10:00–10:45 am: Susan Weis-Bohlen, Ayurvedic consultant, will have copies of her new best-selling book, Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance & Heal Naturally available for sale. For guests who purchase Weis-Bohlen’s book they will receive a complimentary pulse reading and tongue diagnosis.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC aims to raise awareness on personal health and wellness with Hotel employees, guests and the public alike. For additional information or to RSVP to any of the activities, r-mail or call 202 944 2074. Join the Hotel as it celebrates Global Wellness Day by following @FSWashington on Instagram and Twitter and @FourSeasonsHotelWashingtonDC on Facebook. Make sure to follow and share #FSWellness and #GlobalWellnessDay to take part in the global celebration.


Anina Belle Giannini
Director of Public Relations
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, 20007