Global Wellness Day’s message is more meaningful today than ever before—when people of all races, religions, and cultures are actively seeking ways to stay well. This year, Global Wellness Day will mount a global 24-hour livestream celebration from sunrise to sunset.
On Saturday, June 13th, the ninth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) celebration—with the motto “One day, can change your whole life!”—will focus on mental health, stress, immunity, nutrition, indoor exercises, love, and compassion.
This inaugural 24-hour, online GWD celebration will showcase an ongoing range of educational and complimentary presentations, ranging from wingsuit BASE jump to dance, astrology to nutrition and Muay Thai exercises to plant-forward cooking classes—and will be available through Global Wellness Day’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Standout experts joining the GWD 24-hour live celebration include: Andrew Sealy, celebrity yogi and Yoga Revealed Founder; Sah Simone, international transformational speaker; Omri Casspi, former NBA basketball player; actress Reba McEntire; Lance Bass, television host and *NSYNC bassist; Matthew Kenney, top plant-based chef; Jeannette von Johnsbach, energy healer; Linda Bettencourt, founder of Nordic Walking Madeira; Janice Lyn, World Champion and professional Muay Thai athlete ; and Dr. Panaran Polkadee, Thai Traditional Medicine practitioner.
Turkish GWD Founder, Belgin Aksoy’s dream of celebrating a day dedicated to wellness has inspired an international network of over 100 volunteer GWD Ambassadors, Key Supporters, and Advisors to help make her dream a reality across the globe. The virtual 24-hour live events organized this year continue to hold three main attributes: educational, non-commercial, and complimentary. Aksoy’s motivating belief is that wellness is not a luxury but the inherent right of every individual.
Global Wellness Day has grown from being celebrated in one country in 2012 to over 150 countries last year when it was celebrated in over 7,000 locations from Cyprus to China. New to the roster of countries this year are Hong Kong, New Zealand, Zambia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Nigeria.
3 Leading Hotel Brands Share Virtual Wellness Activities
Four Seasons: Healing Traditions Old & New Some of Asia’s ancient healing traditions will find their way into homes across the globe on June 13, 2020, as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the Asia Pacific region take the lead in virtual and in-person experiences for Global Wellness Day 2020. A few examples, include:
Join a workout routine with Hotel Manager Simon Barnett and learn an EZ Smoothie recipe by Chef de Cuisine Kamarl John at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. @fssingapore
Connect with Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai for Tea Meditation led by the resort’s naturopath Sudha Nair, discover the flavor and goodness in a beetroot burger recipe from Executive Chef Liam Nealon. Join a guided meditation and distance healing session with Reiki practitioner Shaylini Somani, and combat stress and anxiety with Kundalini yoga. @fschiangmai
Wake up among the treetops in Bali with Laughter Yoga at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan as instructor Putu Purnama shares one of the secrets to why Balinese are always so happy. Then let the endorphins flow through a Restart 2020 Meditation with Ibu Fera, resident wellness mentor and former Buddhist nun. @fsbali
Discover the power of mindfulness with visiting practitioner Carol Kandell at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui as she leads a workshop on changing the habits of speech, bringing focus to conscious awareness of thoughts and words. @fskohsamui
“At Four Seasons, wellness is not an industry but a culture, and every day is dedicated to improving wellbeing,” says Luisa Anderson, Regional Spa Director. “Our resorts and hotels across the Asia-Pacific connect guests deeper with their destination and each other, through deeply-nurturing experiences by the best local and global practitioners as well as our culinary masters. There has never been a better time to celebrate Global Wellness Day.”
Rosewood: Yoga, Traditional Folk Dances, Massage & More
Thirteen properties from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts have developed a range of virtual activations which will be live on the @rosewoodhotels Instagram TV channel for 24 hours. A few highlights to whet your wellness appetite:
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos): 20 minute full-body workout routine with Master Personal Trainer Modu Seye.
Rosewood Beijing: Traditional Chinese Folk Dance & Tai Chi Session by Student of Beijing Tongzhou Luzhou Middle School, Jade Liu & TCM Practitioner at Rosewood Beijing, Wynton Zhai.
Rosewood Luang Prabang: Yoga for Balance with Spa Manager at Rosewood Luang Prabang, Arunthip Brand and her team, Davahn and Boualy, Spa Therapist. Rosewood Little Dix Bay: Self-Healing Massage and Stretching Session by Resident Therapist, Carina Macavinta.
Mandarin Oriental: Calming & Life-Affirming Experiences
This year, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group celebrates Global Wellness Day by offering “24 Hours of Wellness” on June 13, with a 24-hour Instagram livestream highlighting myriad wellbeing experiences at its hotels around the world.
Experience yoga on the river in Bangkok, join a healthy cooking tutorial in sunny Miami, and wind-down with a sunset sound-healing meditation on the Turkish Riviera at Bodrum. This virtual journey around the world invites participants to enjoy complimentary experiences live, with each hour hosted from individual Mandarin Oriental property Instagram accounts.
“During this time of unprecedented stress and anxiety, we all need calming and life-affirming experiences” said Jeremy McCarthy, Group Director of Spa & Wellness. “Now, more than ever, people are realizing the importance of physical health and mental wellbeing. While many cannot physically visit one of our spas at this time, our goal with this initiative is to use technology to bring Mandarin Oriental’s wellness expertise into our guests’ homes, wherever they may be in the world.” For the full calendar of complimentary activities and further information on Wellness by Mandarin Oriental, visit mandarinoriental.com/luxury-spas.