Inspired by the mantra “one day can change your whole life,” June 9, 2018 marks Global Wellness Day – a cause for international celebration at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The world’s leading luxury hospitality company is gearing up for the occasion with a global roster of expertly curated programming aimed at restoring the mind, body, and spirit.
This Global Wellness Day marks the third consecutive year Four Seasons has commemorated the social project dedicated to living well – a natural fit for the company committed to creating memorable spaces and experiences that enable guests to unwind, relax and recharge. Hotels and resorts near and far are offering something for everyone with a variety of complimentary and charitable activities that focus on self-care and wellness throughout the year.
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo launches The Lucky Rope Project this Global Wellness Day, a program inspired by the pura vida philosophy. Lucky Rope refers to an original shaman hand-knotted bracelet crafted by local healer Nao Ceci. Bracelets are smudged with palo santo, a sacred Costa Rican rainforest tree believed to attract luck and good health, and infused with Reiki energy to encourage healing and balance. Proceeds from bracelet sales will benefit local children’s charity Creciendo Juntos, through programming led by the Resort’s resident yoga instructor Beto Peña, and its wellness practitioners. Through yoga practice, children are taught breathing techniques, the power of movement, and introduced to the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness, followed by a healthy snack to complete the workshop. Resort guests also have the opportunity to sponsor a Lucky Rope Project visit for USD 500, where they will join in the yoga practice and share a bite during snack time.
Four Seasonss Resort and Residences Anguilla invites guests and local residents to join in a morning meditation and guided walk along Meads Bay Beach, well recognised as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. After taking in the calming sights, participants will be treated to Dean’s Green Supreme, a nutrient-rich drink made from the leaves of the moringa plant. Half Shell Beach Bar manager Dean Bryan uses fresh leaves of the Moringa Oleifera (aka “The Miracle Tree”), a superfood known for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue-protective properties. Dean brings the leaves from his own backyard to blend with bananas, orange juice and mango puree, resulting in a delicious and healthy Anguillan delight.
Join Marine Naturalist Lauren Sauer of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai as she leads participants to the island’s ancient Hawaiian salt pens for a salt harvesting experience. Guests will learn how pure ocean salt has become a cornerstone of Hawaiian living, used for medicine, food preservation and natural health products, including the Spa’s Salts of the Ocean Body Treatment blending seven Hawaiian sea salts and essences, each of which influence the body’s different chakras. The harvested salt will later be incorporated into dishes during a cooking class led by Executive Chef Thomas Bellec. Spa treatment and cooking class proceeds will benefit Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, a local non-profit organisation dedicated to the health of Hawaii Island through the reforestation of native Hawaiian trees. Complimentary fitness activities promoting physical wellbeing will also take place throughout the weekend including rock climbing, pool yoga and stand-up paddle boarding.
Improve balance and gain clarity of mind with the Resident Healers of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown from 9:00 to 11:00 am local time in honour of Global Wellness Day. During a 90 minute session, co-founder of The Cristalline Rashia Bell, together with travel wellness expert Snow Shimazu, will lead participants in yoga and chakra cleansing. Guests will also experience sound therapy, a healing practice for mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. As guests meditate and enter a state of relaxation, they will experience the energetic and healing powers of crystals and stones to restore inner balance and harmony. When the session concludes, guests will be treated to a light post-session smoothie and kombucha bar feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. Programming profits will be donated to Global Green, the philanthropic partner of Global Wellness Day.
As excitement continues to build for the Hotel’s official opening, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is celebrating Global Wellness Day with a “Mindful Morning” in partnership with Comcast. Free to the public, the 90 minute wellness workshop will officially introduce Four Seasons spa offerings to Philadelphians. Starting at 9:00 am local time, the public will enjoy a variety of activities led by fitness expert Steve Hoffman and yoga instructor Susan Gwaltney. Together in the Comcast Plaza, the pair will lead active body weight training, followed by restorative stretching and healing sound bath using singing crystal bowls. June 9 will mark the first Four Seasons event in Philadelphia since 2015 and will feature a photo booth, post-workshop scented towels, healthy snacks and beverages for all those who join in the celebrations.