Started in 2012 as a day dedicated to living well, the success of Global Wellness Day has seen it spread from its home in Turkey to 87 different countries this year, with an aim to reach out and help 250 million of us in celebrating wellness and living a happier and healthier life.
The annual event covers everything from exercise and eating well, spiritual teachings and meditation, to holistic therapies and beauty treatments, with 4000 establishments including hotels, gyms, and spa and wellness centers around the world hosting events to encourage us all to improve our wellness not only on the day, but all year round.
With this year’s event taking place on Saturday, here we round up some of the events taking place around the globe for you to get involved and say “yes” to wellness.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston will be offering its guests a complimentary outdoor morning yoga session, with Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world also putting on events to celebrate the day, while the Hilton Sedona Resort in Arizona is offering a one-week complimentary gym membership.
Check out the Facebook page for more information on events around the country as well as tips and advice to get started with this year’s seven-step manifesto.
The Four Seasons is also inviting guests across the world to celebrate Global Wellness Day, with the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto teaming with sportswear brand lululemon athletica for a day of wellness activities including motivational speakers, pressed juice tasting, and glow yoga.
Activities will begin with a welcome message followed by a 45-minute yoga flow lead by Audrey Gentile of 889Yoga, followed by an interactive wellness fair for guests of both the event and the Four Seasons. There will also be private 10-minute consultations with the estheticians and registered massage therapists from the Spa at Four Seasons, fresh juices from Revitasize Juice Station, Fitness activations by Equinox Yorkville, a pop-up shop by lululemon, and more.
You can also head to the Facebook page to find out what other events Canada is holding this Saturday.
A variety of free workshops have been organized in Singapore to be held on Global Wellness Day, including meditation, Piloxing, Massage DIY, Zumba and many more. Tara Stiles of Strala Yoga will also be around teaching a yoga class and holding a book signing and photo session, and there will also be classes for children including Kids Yoga and Bollywood and Jazz Dance so the whole family can get involved. Head to their website or Facebook page to find out more.
Shangri-La hotels around the world will be taking part in Global Wellness Day, with the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang hosting a variety of free wellness activities designed to promote healthy and mindful living.
The event will be held in the resort’s beautiful Rasa Sayang garden from with activities including a cooking demonstration, beachside tai chi, Zumba dance workout, detox drinks for all participants, and more.