If you have been dreaming of a wellness getaway where you can completely switch off, unplug, and unwind, then this might just be what you are looking for. One of my favorite all-inclusive resorts, the “beyond all inclusive, beyond all compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, is hosting its 2018 wellness getaway. With wellness workshops, vegan cooking classes, fitness sessions, juice therapy, spa ceremonies personal trainers, and more, the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle is here!

2018 Wellness Getaway at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Sept 5-9

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will be hosting its annual Wellness Getaway this year from September 5th to 9th. Expect sessions led by industry leaders, a medicine reading ceremony, Spa Atelier Self-Discovery workshops, tea tastings, juice therapy, Anti-Gravity Yoga, meditation, vegan cooking classes, and other mindful wellness activities.

Instructor highlights include Deborah Hanekamp, known as “fashion’s favorite healer,” who will lead a medicine reading ceremony, a full-sensory experience, combining sound and crystal healing, energy balancing, intuitive reading and spiritual guidance. Joanne Encarnacion is a San Francisco-health and wellness coach and blogger at gofitjo who will lead HIIT (high intensive interval training) workouts, and Nikki Sharp is 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.

In addition to the wellness activities, 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 for travelers seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat. 

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About Deborah Hanekamp

Mama Medicine is Deborah Hanekamp – “fashion’s favorite healer” (Vogue Magazine). Mama Medicine facilitates Medicine Readings out of her Space in Soho, NYC. These ceremonies integrate over 17 years of experience and wisdom in the healing arts. Her work blends ancient knowledge from across a variety of traditions. At the end of every Medicine Reading Ceremony, Deborah prescribes a ritual bath. These beautiful baths (with flowers, crystals, and herbs), along with her unique aesthetic and approachable personality, have garnered Mama Medicine tens of thousands of global followers on Instagram. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, and Marie Claire. In a world of gurus and self-help, Mama Medicine helps us connect to the inner shaman within us all: the power of love.

About Joanne Encarnacion

Joanne Encarnacion is a health and wellness coach empowering women to live their most authentic lives by defining health and wellness on their own terms. She is also the creator behind GOFITJO, a wellness blog boldly bringing light to all the raw emotions, authenticity, and rawness to a woman’s journey seeking to redefine a healthy and happy life. Joanne Encarnacion uses her personal well-being journey to bring attention to the deep connection between our mental and physical health. The health coach shares her experience with anxiety and depression, and how for her, focusing on her physical health also meant improving her self-image.

About Nikki Sharp

Nikki Sharp is a wellness expert and best-selling author of two books published by Random House: Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Lossand The 5-Day Real Food Detox. She is also a holistic health coach, yoga instructor, and vegan chef. What began as studying nutrition to overcome two eating disorders has led Nikki to helping hundreds of thousands around the world through her website and social media accounts. Sharp has been featured in Shape, Elle, Women’s Fitness, Men’s Health, along with Good Day LA, KTLA, Access Hollywood Live and Fox News, among many other magazines and TV shows.

About The Resort’s 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. 

Reservations & Pricing

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. This includes 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. For reservations or more information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.

Sounds like the perfect wellness getaway! 

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