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Dec 17

Grand Velas Los Cabos Announces 2019 Wellnessing Getaway

Los Cabos, Mexico (December 17, 2018) - From January 24 - 26, Grand Velas Los Cabos will host its 2019 Wellnessing Getaway featuring industry leaders, healthy cooking and nutrition workshops, tools for practical meditation, yoga and fitness classes, and other mindful wellness activities.


Wellness expert, yoga teacher, vegan-trained chef, and best-selling author Nikki Sharp will kick off the retreat with a Vinyasa Flow Class before hosting an Interactive Cooking Class to create vegan sushi and her renowned Bliss Balls. A meditation teacher, author and director of the Institute for Transformational Thinking, Benjamin Decker will lead workshops to learn to apply Practical Meditation Techniques to enhance every area of one's life from relationships to work, and creativity to spirituality. Endorsed by New York Times' Bestselling Authors Marianne Williamson (A Return To Love) and Sharon Salzberg (Real Happiness), his first book, Practical Meditation For Beginners, will be available in the resort's Wellness Suites henceforward. Yoga teacher and nutritionist Karla Tafra will guide a Barre class that tones and strengthens the body with ballet barre moves while at the same time working on the core and balance. Additionally, she'll host a Nutrition Workshop on Superfoods, Microbiome & Essential Oils, teaching easy ways to cleanse one's body, replenish the gut with healthy bacteria and nourish it with vitamins, minerals and much needed nutrients.



Other activities on tap include an Aromatherapy Class, meditation with sound therapy, juicing session, energy cleanse, wellness dinner and more. All special Wellness Week activities are included complimentary in the resort's nightly rate.

In addition to 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 plethora 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;
  • Artisanal 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 $617 USD at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Accommodations in the Wellness Suites start at $804 USD. 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.com/wellnessing-getaway/.  

About Ben Decker:

Benjamin W. Decker, is a social activist, meditation teacher and entrepreneur. His love for meditation & the spiritual teachings of ancient traditions goes back to childhood. Ben has shared his love of meditation with thousands. His work is universal, well-rounded and rooted in ancient wisdom & modern pragmatism. Ben is a founding Meditation Teacher at the most prominent meditation studios in Los Angeles. In fall of 2016, he launched his first online meditation offering on the Unplug Meditation Guided Meditation App. Endorsed by New York Times Bestselling Authors Marianne Williamson (A Return To Love) and Sharon Salzberg (Real Happiness), his first book, Practical Meditation For Beginners, was released in 2018. Ever the idealist and enthusiastic learner, this enthusiasm for meditation has won him praise by Conscious Lifestyle Magazine as "one of the world's leading meditation teachers," and Well + Good as a "superstar meditation instructor."

 About Nikki Sharp:

Nikki Sharp is a wellness expert and best-selling author of two books published by Random House: Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss and The 5-Day Real Food Detox. She is also a holistic health coach, yoga instructor, and vegan chef. What began as studying nutrition to overcome two eating disorders has led Nikki to helping hundreds of thousands around the world through her website and social media accounts. Sharp has been featured in Shape, Elle, Women's Fitness, Men's Health, along with Good Day LA, KTLA, Access Hollywood Live and Fox News, among many other magazines and TV shows.

About Karla Tafra:

Karla Tafra is a yoga teacher, nutritionist, content creator and social media influencer from Croatia, but currently residing in Seattle, USA. She loves working with anyone and everyone who wants to improve the quality of their lives, and help them achieve their goals. Her whole philosophy revolves around a well-rounded wellness approach, as she believe nothing can be achieved with only one factor.



About Grand Velas Los Cabos:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the beachfront property features 307 ocean view suites, all over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools. Duplex wellness suites have designated fitness amenities, a personal Wellness Concierge and healthy food and beverages in suite. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants led by top chefs, including two star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte, complemented by an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to Mexico's fine wine region. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. Se Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personal concierge service; baby concierge; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Los Cabos was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://loscabos.grandvelas.com/.