The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its annual Wellness Getaway from September 5 to 9. 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 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 that will lead a vinyasa yoga class and cooking demo on vegan sushi. Deborah Hanekamp will lead a medicine reading ceremony, an 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 with fitness and wellness amenities.
The resort’s 1,750-square-foot adults-only Wellness Suites are two floors, inclusive of a rooftop terrace with massage bed, chaise lounges and a Jacuzzi. On arrival to the suite, a personal spa concierge provides counsel on a wide-variety of available spa treatments, health offerings at the resort, a special soap selection and information on the in-suite fitness amenities, which include an in-suite exercise kit comprised of a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bike.
After the introduction, guests are treated to a private in-suite massage. When it comes time to lay down for the night, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit can be used to promote relaxation. An in-suite 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 handcrafted soap helps relax guests and prepares them for a deep sleep.
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. Guests staying at Casa Velas have access to the Wellnessing Getaway for $100 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.