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Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces its third consecutive year of celebrating Global Wellness Day on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The festive day is entirely not for profit, and encourages patrons to take a break from the stresses of everyday life and recognise the value of living well. This year, the special day will be commemorated in 100 countries at 4,000 different locations across the globe, and the celebratory roster at Four Seasons Hotel Washington is an exciting one.
Marathon runner, tri-athlete and General Manager David Bernand leads the way in the Hotel’s commitment to health and wellness. “DC has consistently been ranked as one of America’s fittest cities, and we actively strive to embrace that high standard of wellness at Four Seasons. However, both our guests and employees lead busy lives, and at times it can be difficult to remember the importance of self-care. Global Wellness Day allows us all the chance to pause and think about the value of our personal wellbeing, and provides motivation to continue good habits for the rest of the year.”
Hotel guests and locals alike will be able to partake in a variety of complimentary activities throughout the day featuring leading health experts and brands. No advanced registration is required for participation, and events are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.
6:30–7:30 am: Bernand will kick off the Global Wellness Day activities by leading guests on the Run My City course through DC’s most iconic monuments, memorials and museums. After participants have completed the approximately 5-kilometre run, they will return to Four Seasons.
8:00–9:00 am: A yoga ambassador from lululemon athletica will guide guests through a Vinyasa Flow class alongside the C&O Canal.
12:30–1:30 pm: OreOfe “LadyFit” Iluyomade will guide guests through an upbeat African inspired dance fitness class called “You Can Dance.” The class includes stretching, flexibility, warm-up and cardio segments and is set to current African and Caribbean music.
A revitaliser juice made with orange, mint, kale and ginger and superfood muffins with oats, carrots, blueberries, walnuts, flax seed and apples will be provided after each activity to help guests refuel and energise for the rest of the day.
Food and Beverage Activities
10:30 am – 12:00 noon: Join renowned nutritionist Ashley Koff RD, best-selling author and powerhouse blogger Tess Masters: The Blender Girl, James Beard awarded Chef Nora Pouillon and BOURBON STEAK Head Bartender Torrence Swain for a comprehensive panel discussion on wellness and nutrition. Each expert will share knowledge from their own unique field, and give practical advice on how to make better choices day-to-day to increase wellbeing.
June 10–17, 2017: Mindful eating is an important aspect of wellness. In celebration of Global Wellness Day, all week long BOURBON STEAK will offer its patrons a complimentary take-home salad to pair with any leftover steak or protein from their meal. The nutrition-packed salad is made of mesclun, cucumbers, radishes and strawberries with a side of sherry vinaigrette.
Spa and Wellness Activities
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Guests can indulge in 100 percent natural and non-toxic beauty with Flash-Facials from Tata Harper. The 30-minute pampering session will leave skin feeling cleansed and renewed.
3:00–4:00 pm: Join Martha Beck certified life coach and yoga instructor Elena Sonnino for an interactive talk on mediation. Explore strategies and ways to incorporate meditation in daily life or to take an existing practice to new depths through movement, breath and an understanding of the chakra system to go deeper into oneself.
4:30–5:00 pm: Come for the stillness, leave with the glow that exists within. After her meditation lecture, Sonnino will lead a 30-minute guided meditation designed to activate hope. Appropriate for all levels.
2:00–5:00 pm: After a full day of activities, attendees can indulge in a mini-makeover from natural mineral makeup line Jane Iredale. A makeup artist will apply three products to brighten the complexion and refresh the face in minimal time.