Making the decision to dedicate your precious (and usually limited!) vacation time to a wellness retreat is big and for many a decision that is not taken lightly. Prior to committing, it is important to understand and truly believe that a focused retreat can be one of the most powerful opportunities to positively impact, shift, change and transform both your current and future state of health and wellbeing.
It was mid-November in downtown Toronto when I was invited to spend a month at the breathtaking Ti Kaye Resort and Spa in St. Lucia to develop their yoga and wellness programming. With the dream of elevating a 4-star resort and spa to one of the world’s most sought-after go-to spa destinations, complete with wellness and yoga programming, I got to work. Read on for a quick snapshot of my top 3 #dreamjob priorities at Ti Kaye Resort and Spa!
The essence of travel is changing. From detoxing to juicing to boot-camp to yoga and beyond, the new 2-week vacation is all inclusive of more than just food and drink - but instead of wellness in all of its forms - fitness, spa treatments, diet plans and more. People are going away to heal, rejuvenate, detoxify, re-inspire and repurpose their lives.
Wellness can be described as the quality or state of being healthy in both body and mind. The result of deliberate and conscious effort, wellness is multi-dimensional and holistic and certainly changes over time. As a mindset, a movement, and now an industry, wellness has become somewhat of phenomenon that is definitely here to stay.
As we approach the busy holiday season we wanted to share a couple of highlights from some of our favorite blog posts featured on MindBodyGreen. These articles do a wonderful job of communicating the value of carving out time for self-care and some of the incredible benefits that can be deeply absorbed while on retreat. Hold these thoughts with you as you navigate through the next couple of months, perhaps setting the intention that 2016 might just be the year of you!