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Dec 27

Six Experts Headline 2020 Wellnessing Getaway At Grand Velas Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico (December 18, 2019) - The GVLC-Yoga2018-7-R,large.1543260250.jpgAAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos announces it will host its annual Wellnessing Getaway in 2020 from February 19 - 21st. Hosted by experts in health, nutrition, and wellness, the 3-day lineup of wellness-focused activities includes a number of yoga and fitness classes, healthy cooking and nutrition workshops, session on skin care, sonotherapy, ancestral dinner, traditional Mexican rituals, and much more. All Wellnessing Getaway activities are included in the nightly rate.


Mexican spiritual guide Tonatiuh Garcia will kick off the retreat with an opening ritual calling on the elements. Then it's high impact with a workout from wellness influencer and certified personal trainer Rachel DeVaux. DeVaux's GOOD SWEAT program combines HIIT and circuit training with strength and compound movement. Additional activities the first day include a masterclass in skin care from Adriana Azuara, CEO and founder of All4Spas; vigorous vinyasa complemented with guided yogic sleep and glowing body paint, let by international yoga teacher Danica Johnson; and an ancestral dinner on the beach. Day 2 is another day of all-encompassing wellness complete with active stretching, plant-based culinary class led by nutritionist and wellness expert Sabra Seligman, and sound therapy from pioneer Roberto Gopar. The final day of the getaway offers a mindful yoga practice with pranayama, where guests can learn about breathing practices that help calm and balance both the mind and body; an interactive healthy cooking class; and a closing ritual on life in harmony. Healthy meals throughout the getaway will be prepared by Grand Velas Los Cabos' executive chef Gabriel Kolofon.


GVLC11-wellness-a,large.1550594746.jpgTravelers seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat can opt to stay in one of the resort's duplex wellness suites. Velas' Wellness Suites offer a variety of fitness and wellness amenities, including:

  • 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;
  • 25 min of personal training per day;
  • Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine;
  • 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.  

February rates start at $695 USD per person per night based on double occupancy and $1,182 in single occupancy in an Ambassador Suite. Wellness Suite rates start at $787 in double occupancy. 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 are included in the rate. Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://velasresorts.com/wellnessing-getaway-los-cabos/.


About Roberto Gopar:

Born in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, Roberto Gopar is a pioneerimage013.jpg 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.


image012.jpgAbout Tonatiuh Garcia:

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 th_010317_azuara_015.jpgWellness 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.


Rachael DeVaux 2.jpgAbout Rachael DeVaux:

Rachael DeVaux is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer sharing her tips for a healthy lifestyle. She grew up in Washington and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics. DeVaux completed her dietetic internship at the University of Northern Colorado's distance DI Spring of 2016, and soon after became a licensed nutritionist.


About Danica Johnson:

Danica Johnson is a 500-hour certified international yoga Danica 0514.jpginstructor having taught in Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, and Morocco. Based in Seattle, Washington, she offers private, corporate, and studio yoga classes, ranging from gentle restorative yoga to heated power vinyasa. She helps her students to cultivate body love, a sense of self-acceptance, and creativity.


PHOTO 1.jpgAbout Sabra Seligman:

From Miami, Sabra Seligman is a plant-based nutritionist & wellness expert. She holds a degree in Nutrition and a natural healthcare practitioner certification. Over the last 18 years, Sabra has spoken at numerous conferences, led international projects in the hospitality and spa industries, offered corporate training and developed a wide range of menu options as a plant-based chef.


About Grand Velas Los Cabos:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos GVLC23-panoramica,huge.1554159386.jpgon 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. A gallery of contemporary art continues 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/.