Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (February 27, 2020) - From May 1-3, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its 2020 Wellnessing Getaway featuring industry experts, fitness classes, self-awareness workshops, sessions on superfood, and other mindful wellness activities. All special Wellness Week activities are included complimentary in the resort's nightly rate.
Mexican fitness trainer and founder of the Cardio & Sculpt Power Yoga system, Rebecca Sutton will kick off the retreat with a 1-hour core cardio and dance workout. Karla Tafra, a highly sought-after yoga instructor and nutritionist from Seattle, will led a mindful yoga session as well as teach a nutrition class on the powers of super foods. Mexican physiotherapist Beatriz Madrazo will host an art therapy workshop, showcasing the powers of creativity and individual expressions. Adriana Azuara, CEO of Mexico's All4Spas will led an ancestral ritual of ocean healing and host a herbal workshop. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit's own shaman, Tonatiuh Garcia, will perform an awe-inspiring fire ceremony, calling guests to join a fire circle to eliminate negative energies and make space for new beginnings. Ana Paula Domínguez, founder and director of the Mexican Institute of yoga, and sound therapist Roberto Gopar, close out the three-day event with a final meditation calling on the five-elements to encourage balance and inner harmony. Additional activities on tap include an Aromatherapy Class, healthy meals made by the resort's Executive Chef Guillaume Morancé, and more.
In addition to the plethora of wellness activities available at each resort, travelers seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat can opt to stay in one of the resorts duplex wellness suites. Velas' Wellness Suites offer a variety of fitness and wellness amenities, including:
MUSE brain sensing headband to aid in meditation practices;
Personal Spa Concierge to provide counsel on a wide-variety of available spa treatments and health offerings at the resorts;
Artisan soap selection;
Healthy gluten free snacks and daily juice options;
In-suite exercise kit comprised of a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and even an exercise bike;
Water menu with a selection from still and sparkling to Coconut and Alkaline;
Organic skin care products from the spa;
Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh;
Nikken Kenko™ pillow and comforter; and,
LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk, which helps guests fall asleep and wake up more naturally.
Resort rates start at $356 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Accommodations in the Wellness Suites start at $426 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit respectively. Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy and include all Wellnessing Getaway activities, 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. Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://velasresorts.
About Roberto Gopar:
Born in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, Roberto Gopar is a pioneer in the research, spreading, and use of music therapy as a complementary treatment for various conditions. He has dedicated 26 years of his life to the research of vibration effects in multiple ancestral instruments, based on the three spheres of being: physical, mental emotional and spiritual.
About Tonatiuh García:
Being the first one to introduce temazcal as a holistic therapy in the spa world, Tonatiuh Garcia has developed projects as coach of temazcal in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Maya. With more than 20 years of experience in different Americas' indigenous traditions, he holds spiritual events in Native Ceremonies, where he demonstrates his knowledge about teepees, fire circles, temazcal, and native weddings.
About Adriana Azuara:
Adriana Azuara is CEO and founder of All4Spas, a representative of Wellness for Cancer in Mexico and Latin America, professor at the University of Tourism, delegate of the Latin American Spa Association, and creator of the luxury cosmetic line AgaveSpa. With 15 years of experience in the wellness and Spa industry, she has been part of more than 700 spa openings in Mexico and Central America.
About Karla Tafra:
Originally from Croatia, Karla Tafra is a yoga teacher, nutritionist, content creator and social media influencer who currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Certified & registered with Yoga Alliance since 2010, Karla offers a variety of classes, from ashtanga & vinyasa to power, yin & prenatal. As a certified IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) Health Coach & Nutritionist, Karla creates custom plans for each and every individual, accommodating all diets and allergens (vegan, vegetarian, paleo, pescatarian, Whole 30, keto, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free). Karla's passion lies in helping people achieve healthier and happier lifestyles. Additionally, she has become known for her workout style, with her fashion-forward activewear displayed in the most dynamic of yoga poses.
About Ana Paula Domínguez:
Founder and director of the Mexican Institute of yoga, and a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, Ana Paula Domínguez studied the traditional system of Indian medicine (Ayurveda) in India and the United States, under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad. She had written several books, and is currently a facilitator for the "Harmonizer Program" of the PeaceEarth Foundation, with UNESCO.
About Beatriz Madrazo:
Beatriz Madrazo is a Mexican physiotherapist focused on emotional expressions through Art Therapy. She achieved two master's degrees in Mexico: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents at Asociacion Psicoanalitica Mexicana (APM), as well as Human Development at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Having participated in two Art Therapy training courses in the USA and Canada, she is currently completing high-level degree training in Clinical Psychology at Asociacion Psicoanalitica Mexicana (APM).
About Rebecca Sutton:
Rebecca Sutton is a Mexican entrepreneur, fitness trainer, and founder of Cardio & Sculpt Power Yoga system, which blends yoga postures with cardio exercises. Sutton is also known as one of the most influential core power trainers in Latin America.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The resort features 267 ocean-view suites, inclusive of 12 Wellness Suites, some with private plunge pools. Of the resort's six restaurants, four, serving French, Italian, Asian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. With treatments inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature Water Journey, SE Spa has been included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas. Other features include an oversized pool, fitness center, 24/7 in-suite service, water sports, tennis, Baby Concierge, Kids' Club, and state-of-the-art Teens' Club. The all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Nayarit features more than 15,064 square feet of indoor meeting facilities. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.