The current health situation the world is facing reminds us of how important it is to build a strong immune system. A healthy body starts with a healthy mind, which can be developed by paying more attention to one’s individual wellness needs.
This coming September 19-20, 2020, join thousands of wellness pioneers around the world for World Wellness Weekend. Fun, creative, and meaningful wellness activities are organized in over 120 countries for this special event.
World Wellness Weekend is all about inspiring and empowering people to make healthier life choices and enjoy an active lifestyle with family and friends. When you feel good on the inside, for sure it will show on the outside. This is what this weekend is all about: a collective coming together of like-minded individuals who place importance on wellness; encouraging and supporting each other to become their healthiest, happiest selves; and seeing the value of wellness to then be able to share it with those around them.
In the words of Wolrd Wellness Weekend founder, Jean-Guy de Gabriac, “There is no nobler mission in life than to encourage each and everyone to become the best version of themselves – physically, mentally, and emotionally.”
Jean-Guy de Gabriac is the owner of consultancy and training company Tip Touch International, who founded World Wellness Weekend in the year of 2017, out of a heart for every person across the globe to recognize the importance of wellness and in turn, taking the steps necessary to cultivate and nurture it.
Another concept World Wellness Weekend is passionate about is the 5 Pillars of Wellness. Believing that when any or all of these pillars are incorporated into your life, your wellbeing immediately improves. Pillar 1 is Sleep & Restoration, Pillar 2 is Nutrition & Nourishment, Pillar 3 is Vitality & Movement, Pillar 4 is Serenity & Mindfulness, and Pillar 5 is Purpose & Solidarity.
Whether this is your first time to join World Wellness Weekend or not, here are a few resorts and spas that you may want to head to for a truly memorable experience this coming third weekend of September. Here are some wellness resort brands that already have a line-up for the weekend.
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Euphoria Retreat Greece
The retreat in Mystras, Greece is offering unique and specialized wellness activities, such as acupuncture, heat ceremonies, and water activities. Beauty and spa therapies, health workshops, outdoor wellness activities, sports and fitness activities, and yoga and meditation also await you at this holistic wellbeing destination retreat set in a culturally and historically unique location. Their free World Wellness Weekend activity includes hiking to Sotiras Chapel. The hike to this chapel has several highlights such as a captivating route that include sculpted rocks, a dense forest, and a surrounding mystical silence, plus traces of frescoes dating to the 14th century that you can marvel at once reaching the church.
Fivelements Retreat Bali
An integrated wellness lifestyle retreat, Fivelements Retreat Bali offers holistic beauty and spa therapies, outdoor wellness activities, sports and fitness activities, and yoga sessions. Each of these wellness strategies are designed with your individual inspiration, awareness, and progress in mind. Set by the peaceful flowing Ayung River, relax, unwind, and find yourself at this tropical paradise of a retreat. Their World Wellness Weekend retreat offers attendees a unique experience with the tools to drive better focus and resilience to enhance performance both within and outside of yourself.
One of Mexico’s best wellness addresses, Chablé is one of the only spas in the world with its own cenote. Guests can choose from an array of reiki, shamanic, and temazcal sessions here, and for World Wellness Weekend, the resort has a whole two days of exciting wellness activities planned. Its General Manager, Rocco Bova, is also a World Wellness Weekend ambassador. Choose between Sunrise Yoga, Soundtherapy, Purification Temazcal, Calistenics and more on Sep 19, and Kundalini Yoga, Functional Training, and Spinning on Sep 20.
To mark this year’s World Wellness Weekend, as many as 20 Anantara hotels and resorts spread out across the globe—from Asia to the Middle East to Europe and Africa—will be hosting various wellness activities. To bring out the inner Zen in you, join in on their yoga sessions, guided meditations, chanting, and breathwork. For a rejuvenating mind and body experience, try out their sleep restoration workshops and sound healing therapies. For a soul-enriching culture experience, get yourself involved in the alms offering to Buddhist monks. Fancy something more physically intensive? Sweat it out at their personal training sessions, Muay Thai classes, high intensity interval training, and aqua aerobics. If you’re looking to shift to a healthier diet, you’ll want to check out their workshops on nutrition and nourishment, plus their healthy culinary discoveries.
Thailand: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Bali: Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Vietnam: Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Anantara Hoi An Resort
Cambodia: Anantara Angkor Siem Reap Resort
Maldives: Anantara Dhigu Resort, Anantara Veli Resort
Sri Lanka: Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Anantara Kulatara Resort
Middle East: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resort
Oman: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
Spain: Anantara Villa Padierna Palace
Portugal: Anantara Villamoura Algarve Resort
China: Anantara Guiyang Resort
Zambia: The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara
Maldives (sister properties): Naladhu Private Island Maldives, Niyama Private Islands
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Check out the World Wellness Weekend for more announcements regarding activities.