Do This One Thing in 2018 and Change Your Life Forever

Do This One Thing in 2018 and Change Your Life Forever

A yoga teacher training is similar to combining all of the above ingredients together, mixing sweetly, baking to perfection, and ending up with the most delicious happiness pie you could possibly imagine. Add a sprinkle of tropical jungle paradise, white sand beach and nourishing food and the result may just be the recipe for your new most happy moment to put in the memory bank.

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Alyson Charles, Rockstar Shaman

You know when you meet someone and they fill you with light without saying a word. Then when the words dance out, it’s nothing short of transformational - like a language reserved only for you. That’s Alyson Charles.

This gorgeous creature is one of the spiritual powerhouses, alongside Nikki Sharp and Fern Langham, that will be guiding our guests during our Total Wellness Made Sexy Retreat August 21-25 at the The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

You will immerse in a magic of both the powerfully potent healing energies of the land and the vast spiritual and healing connection of Alyson. You will experience liberation from old fears, blocks and energetic stagnation and return to a balance and peace as you powerfully shift into your wholeness. Reflecting on what you’re there to do and a re-connection to the place within that allows you to fully thrive.

This high-vibrational world will leave with an amplified and massively uplifted energy, gifted with clarity and tools to carry forth in daily practice. Give yourself permission to bust through to the area of living that provides miracles far beyond what you ever thought possible.

We invite you to join us on this fantastic journey.

For more info on the Total Wellness Made Sexy Retreat August 21-25 click HERE!

 

 

 

Self-Care: Habits for Wellbeing

Self-Care: Habits for Wellbeing

Self-care is a fundamental pillar of the Wild Wellness Travel philosophy, and an essential component of health & wellness. Without care for one’s self, there is nothing left to offer others.

What is self-care exactly? If you’re new to the practice, you might think self-care is the lesser-known Care Bear from the popular 80s cartoon. We’d tune in for that! However, self-care is actually a learned, purposeful and continuous practice - with the goal of preventing stress and ailments, while nurturing your spirit.

Every self-care practice is unique to the individual. That’s the beautiful thing! You can design your own version according to what fills your cup.

Meditation, mindful eating, adequate rest, positive thoughts & affirmations, physical movement (yoga! yoga! yoga!), personal grooming, interaction & integration with nature, and an element of play – these are some of the self-care components that we strive for.

While we recognize the importance of everyday practice, we wholeheartedly believe that taking time to fully envelope yourself in wellness is critical to reboot and rebalance. This complete immersion is what inspires us when designing each and every retreat.

We carefully select celebrated instructors and practitioners to guide you on your journey of care and cultivation of self in a comprehensive sense – with exclusive opportunities to work one-on-one.

Our unique five pillar formula is unparalleled in the luxury wellness community, providing our guests with exclusive insights that will support your everyday practice.

We invite you to join us on a journey to greatness.

Other people will sacrifice health for material goals. But it all catches up to you one day and health is the priceless commodity that cannot be begged, borrowed, bought or traded. Your life and health are a statement of your self-worth.

~ Kino MacGregor

Summer Wellness Contest!

Capture a moment of wellness. #RUsummerWWT

Welcome yogis, health & wellness advocates and Zen-like creatures! We want to know - what does wellness look like to you? Is it a nourishing meal, your favourite meditation spot, mindful movements & expressions? A blissful combination of everything? 

At Wild Wellness Travel, we recognize the importance of a regular wellness routine. We also encourage wellness-seekers to step out of their everyday regimen to pause and realign. The summer season is ideal to reboot and reflect - and we have just the thing!

Introducing our Summer Wellness Contest!

HOW TO ENTER:

Show us what wellness means to you – in a photo!

Snap a photo of your favorite yoga expression, bountiful breakfast, breathtaking meditation view or whatever fills your cup. Creativity is key!

Post the photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag #RUsummerWWT @WildWellnessTravel @RetreatsUnlimited

Facebook entries: Like our Facebook page and tag 3 friends on this contest post.

Instagram entries: Like our Instagram page and tag 3 friends on this contest post.

Sign up for Wild Wellness Newsletter. Where exclusive WWT mysteries are revealed.

THE PRIZE:

A 5-day Total Wellness Made Sexy Retreat with lifestyle guru Nikki Sharp & wellness expert Fern Langham!

Located at the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - Hawai‘i Island’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel.

Valued at $5,586 USD!

Brought to you by Retreats Unlimited and Wild Wellness Travel.

* This retreat does not include round-trip airfare, incidentals such as souvenirs, additional tours not part of the itinerary, and spa treatments.

THE WINNER:

Each week, entries will be shortlisted by fan favorites. The more likes the better! Tell your friends to like your photo entry.

The winner will be selected by our Zen-like panel of judges:

@nikkisharp @fernolivia @drnikkistarr @rockstarshaman @millanasnow @seanphelpslife @zax_fit

Important bits:

Submissions close August 8th, 2016.

6 Finalists announced: August 12th, 2016.

Winner announced: August 14th, 2016.

Entering this contest signifies that you have read the rules, terms and conditions and have agreed to them.

Voting is only part of the process; a judge or panel of judges will determine the final winner. If fraud is suspected, Wild Wellness Travel has the right to determine the winner.

 

 

Terms and Conditions click HERE!

Let's celebrate Global Wellness Day Everyday

I bet that if you’re like me when you think of wellness and what you need to do to be “well” you think, “I need to eat better” followed by “I need to go the gym” followed by massive feelings of guilt because you are doing neither of those things.

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As the 3rd Annual Global Wellness Day (June 11) approaches I started to think what does wellness really mean?

I think when we think wellness, our mind immediately goes to the physical, and I mean the superficial physical. It’s all about being thin if you’re a woman, or buff if you’re a man. Sure we want to be healthy and free of disease, but most of us are more concerned about how we’re going to look at the beach this summer. If we look great in our suit, we must be well. Right?

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Wrong.

Wellness is about so much more than how we look. In fact, wellness is so much more than the physical. I can be a size four and able to run a 10K and to the outside world, I am the poster child for wellness, but if I’m a stress ball, sleep four hours a night, rely on coffee to power through my day and am dealing with a turbulent marriage, am I really well?

Hmmm, maybe I’m not as healthy as I think.

I realized that there is a difference between looking good and being well, and also a difference between fitness and wellness.

Looking good, being fit, eating well and feeling centeredand balanced are all components that make up wellness. To be well, you need to have them all. Ugh, now it’s about even more than just getting my butt to the gym and choosing a salad with light dressing for lunch!

Because wellness is composed of so many things, it’s hard to find only at a gym, or only at a spa, that is why a wellness retreat is so beneficial.

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At a wellness retreat, like those offered by my company Wild Wellness Travel and our partner Retreats Unlimited, programming is offered to address all the different aspects of wellness. There are yoga classes that work the body while calming the mind, fitness classes and hiking to get your heart rate up and torch calories, meditations to bring balance, spa treatments to soothe sore muscles and healthy food to fuel your body and your moods. While Wild Wellness Travel retreats are usually focused on a theme, they all offer elements for every component of wellness. And most importantly, they provide tools for you to take home so you can continue the wellness journey.

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As we celebrate Global Wellness Day, I invite you to think about what wellness really is and if you’re as well as you want to be. And if you want to use Global Wellness Day as the day you commit to becoming well, I invite you to check out the special early booking discounts Wild Wellness Travel and Retreats Unlimited has on all of their retreats.

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The Quiet Call to Colorado

Watch the sun slowly creep over stately peaks of granite and sandstone, gradually warming them to their soothing shades of amber and ochre. You can already feel the hustle and bustle of your day to day life slipping away, letting you relax into a wellness retreat at Gateway Canyons Colorado. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa sooths the soul with outdoor activities, relaxing spa experiences and luxurious accommodations, all while keeping to their environmentally friendly views.

Gateway is located on Unaweep /Tabeguache Colorado Scenic Byway, a long and winding road, leading you into a lush green valley surround by vast, rock outcroppings. This rugged landscape lends itself well to a wide array of outdoor adventure awaiting you at Gateway Canyons. From kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking to fishing and skeet shooting there is something to entice every wild spirit within. With Unaweep Byway being a favorite scenic route for motorcycle and car clubs,

Gateway Canyons boast an auto museum, featuring almost 60 American automobiles from every era. The restorative powers of the surrounding nature infiltrate the resort itself with its southwestern adobe style buildings. Gateway Canyons offers a variety of luxury accommodations, all with a stirring view.

It’s warms the heart to know that Gateway Canyons is a strong ambassador of their eco system and preserving the open space around them. Gateway Canyons practices energy conservation by utilizing a variety of alternative and sustainable energy sources, such as geothermal heating and cooling for the pool and spa. This sustainable mindset is carried on to Gateway Canyons’ restaurants, where they use as much local produce as possible, keeping the cuisine clean, nutritious and delicious.

Join Renee Diamond this month, June 22-26 a DiamondFit Yoga and Hiking Retreat.

The great outdoors has immense healing potential. This retreat will reconnect us to that power and strengthen the body and mind, revealing our authentic selves. Renee Diamond has been a part of the wellness community for over 30 years. She is the creator of DiamondFit, which is a thoughtfully designed yoga program, using yoga, strength training, stretch, and relaxation. World traveler, Sensei, Dancer, Yogi, Athlete, Bodybuilding Champion, Reiki Practitioner Renee is a thoughtful and powerful guide to wellness.

For more info and to book this wellness retreat click HERE!

-Wild Wellness Travel

eat clean, live wild, travel well.

Ladera, St. Lucia, West Indies

Looking for a Romantic Paradise?

St. Lucia, West Indies

 A thousand feet below, an intensely blue Caribbean Sea dashes against the volcanic Piton Mountains. Faintly scented tropical breezes cool your skin. Your private plunge pool beckons. Each suite offers fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made of polished tropical hardwood. And each, deliberately without a fourth wall, invites the spectacular sunsets and astonishing views right inside, to be a part of your very private, very special retreat.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN the ISLAND LIFESTYLE.

St. Lucia is a feast for the senses. From its mountains to its flora, and from its food to its people, the island beckons you to explore its lush terrain and to fall in love with its culture. Ladera is pleased to offer you a range of sightseeing activities on and around St. Lucia that will allow you to appreciate the uniqueness of its Caribbean history and the magnificence of its tropical location.

Experience the island on horseback or hiking, sailing or shopping. This hotel is sure to appeal to even the most discerning travelers. 

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ROMANCE

Sensual St.Lucia is perfect for secluded getaways. Ladera takes the game of love to a new level.  Ladera’s panoramic locality in between heaven’s two volcanic spires, creates an enchanted romance fit for a St Lucia honeymoon celebration. From the moment you set foot in this St. Lucia romantic resort paradise and of course many magical memories thereafter, you will fall in love all over again with the unspoiled beauty; be pampered by five star service, and savor delectable cuisine. Every bit of your honeymoon will be a unique and romantic adventure.

 

WELLNESS

The Spa at Ladera features indulgent treatments inspired by Saint Lucia's volcanic history and the lush rain forest that surrounds this peaceful retreat. The Spa offers four serene treatment rooms – all in keeping with the same intimate design and scale of Ladera's suites.

Visit the spa for a treatment to ready yourself for the day ahead, or select another to unwind after a day of play. The choice is yours. Enjoy your selected spa treatment in the comfort and privacy of your suite or villa.

Relax pre-treatment or at any time during your stay, in the hot soaking tubs located in the serenity of our spa gardens or take your massage outdoors. This indulgent version of our in-spa massages pampers you outdoors on site of our beautiful Paradise Ridge overlooking the majestic pitons.  Guests may also enjoy the hot tubs in the spa gardens, conveniently located beside the spa.

The trained esthetics staff and massage therapists will provide you with the rest, relaxation and pampering that is their hallmark.

DINING

DASHEENE

Guests and visitors flock to Dasheene to enjoy the spectacular views and award-winning cuisine. Best known for eclectic and innovative menu items, Dasheene is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a Sunday Brunch offering.

Dasheene sets itself apart by focusing on sustainable cooking sourced from locally harvested ingredients. Executive Chef, Nigel Mitchel's kitchen, is dedicated to serving up fresh native ingredients from island farmers and neighboring plantations that grow their produce primarily for the resort.

Chef Nigel's cooking renders stylish interpretations of traditional St. Lucian dishes, such as sweet potato and coconut soup, Caribbean lamb salad, roast conch with pickled vegetables served in a yam basket, Cajun Creole vegetable bakes, jerk poulet sausage, plantain gratin with coconut rum sauce and more.

The Bar at Dasheene is open from 9am each day. It is a perfect setting for a pre-dinner cocktail or to enjoy a live music show. Part of Dasheene Restaurant, the Bar shares the same unobstructed sea views flanked by St. Lucia's signature twin volcanic Piton peaks.

WINE CELLAR DINING

The Wine Cellar at Dasheene Restaurant is ideal for a private dining experience. Lovers who are looking for the opportunity to propose, can enjoy a special exclusivity to celebrate the occasion. Honeymooners can surprise each other with a very romantic dinner during their stay. Simply relax and allow your private server for the evening to pair your meal with delicious wines for an unforgettable experience.

 

What is a Wellness Retreat?

In perusing travel blogs, I often read about participants concerned about the weight gained on cruises and all-inclusive vacations.  They arrive home feeling bloated and exhausted.  It occurs to me that the time we take away from our professional life should be an opportunity to release; let go of the everyday stressors and re-connect with our inner selves.

What better way than to take a “wellness” retreat! A retreat offers a place in which one can rest and relax.  They are usually for small, intimate groups that offer nurturing and healing; a place to connect and learn. They create an opportunity to escape and spend a few days unfettered by the demands of daily life. There are as many reasons to attend as there are variations on the theme, with retreats ranging from offering spiritual enlightenment to demanding intensive physical participation.

My focus is to create wellness retreats that fit somewhere in the middle, the perfect composite experience to strengthen but also relax both your body and mind.   Our retreats offer a daily Yoga practice, meditation workshops, and delicious, well-balanced healthy meals specially created by our own culinary expert.  We share our knowledge of health and nutrition and strive to create a rejuvenating adventure that you will want to repeat!

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Our participants come for their health, their hearts, and their happiness. To detox, to relax, to learn, or to simply share the experience among kindred spirits. To practice yoga with a renowned practitioner and to eat delicious food cooked with care by a transcendent nutritionist.  They come to jump start a new regime at home and they come to be inspired. They leave with fresh vision and goals, new friends, and a renewed appreciation for the world around them.

This May, our retreat is being held in Tulum, Mexico. We are blessed to be hosting the experience at the Shambala Petite Hotel, an exclusive group of casitas nestled on a Caribbean beach. We have partnered with yoga master Maria Filippone and culinary expert Mikaela Reuben.  Check out the adventure and wander into your wild at tulum.wildwellnesatravel.com