“Mama Medicine” Deborah Hanekamp, GoFitJo Joanne Encarnacion and Wellness Expert Nikki Sharp hosting Wellness Getaway
Many of us look forward to hearing about the Wellness Getaway at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and this one is sure to be one for the books with Wellness Workshops, Vegan Cooking Classes, Fitness Sessions, Juice Therapy, Spa Ceremonies & more.
The Wellness Suites at Grand Velas complement this journey with in-suite fitness amenities and a personal trainer (more below about this adults-only option).
The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its annual Wellness Getaway from September 5th to 9th. On tap are complimentary sessions led by industry leaders, a Medicine Reading Ceremony, Spa Atelier self-discovery workshops, juice therapy, Anti-Gravity Yoga, vegan cooking classes, and other mindful wellness activities. Instructor highlights include Joanne Encarnacion, a San Francisco-based health and wellness coach and blogger at GOFITJO, who will lead HIIT (high intensive interval training) workouts; and Nikki Sharp, a Los Angeles-based health coach, yoga instructor, vegan chef and best-selling author of Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss and The 5-Day Real Food Detox, that will lead a vinyasa yoga class and cooking demo on vegan sushi. Deborah Hanekamp, known as “fashion’s favorite healer,” will lead a Medicine Reading Ceremony, a full-sensory experience, combining sound and crystal healing, energy balancing, intuitive reading and spiritual guidance. A vegan menu with wine pairing; cacao ceremony; Kundalini yoga sessions led by Ana Paula Domínguez, founder and director of the Mexican Institute of Yoga; meditations; and tea tasting led by Olivia Medina, the first Mexican Tea Master, are also offered. In addition to the wellness activities available, guests can opt to stay in one of the resort’s wellness suites designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible with a plethora of fitness and wellness amenities.
Nightly rates start at $336 per person per night based on double occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Wellness Suite Rates start at $425 per person per night based on double occupancy. Wellness Suites are for adults only. Guests staying at Casa Velas have access to Wellnessing Getaway for $100 USD per person per day, including all event activities and transportation between the two properties. Velas Resorts’ all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more.
More about the Wellness Suites:
The resort’s 1750 sq. ft. Wellness Suites are two floors, inclusive of a rooftop terrace with massage bed, chaise lounges and spacious Jacuzzi. On arrival to the suite, a personal Spa Concierge provides counsel on a wide-variety of available spa treatments – many with local influences in mind, health offerings at the resort, a special soap selection, and information on the wide variety of in-suite fitness amenities, which include an in-suite exercise kit comprised of a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and even a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike. After the intro, guests are whisked away for a private insuite massage. When it comes time to lay down for the night, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh affords the essential oils needed to experience total relaxation at night. An insuite sleep kit inclusive of Sacred Sounds for Sleep CD, Vibrant Nature Silk Eye Pillow, Deep Rest Aromatherapy Roll-On lotion, Restful Sleep bath salts and relaxing handcrafted soap helps relax guests and prepares them for a deep sleep.
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