Karolin Troubetzkoy, the Resort’s Executive Director and President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association says the Soufriere region is ideal for developing wellness tourism: ” Saint Lucia is known as one of the World’s leading honeymoon locations, but this is not where our island marketing should begin and end. The spiritual quality of our stunning scenery paired with very unique natural resources such as the mud baths at our Sulphur Springs and the clear thermal waters in the Soufriere region represent a very strong foundation for developing wellness tourism. Combine this with the available activities and programs at our many professional spas on island, and it becomes immediately clear that there is an amazing potential for providing visitors with the ultimate, life changing body and soul experience. We would like to commend our Minister of Tourism, Senator Allen Chastanet, for his vision, personal engagement and tireless efforts in making this first time ever wellness retreat a reality. We very much hope that the event will become a yearly occurrence.”
About the Saint Lucia Health and Wellness Retreat:
Globally recognized wellness practitioners of yoga, personal development and feng shui will lead the first Saint Lucia Health and Wellness Retreat from November 17 to 20, 2011. The inaugural Health and Wellness retreat has drawn three internationally-renowned experts to Soufrière, one of Saint Lucia’s most alluring destinations. John Schumacher, a leading iyengar yoga expert will tailor his daily yoga workshops for participants. With the fabulous Pitons peaks as a backdrop, Dr. Stephen Brewer, acclaimed author of “The Everest Principle”, will lead seminars on achieving peak performance and optimal health. William Spear will guide attendees through the intricacies of the ancient methods of intuitive feng shui – the art of harmonizing the way people relate to their environments.
In addition to harmonizing a roster of speakers from across the health and wellness world, the November event, which has drawn strong interest across the Caribbean and beyond, offers an information-packed itinerary that includes photography and art workshops, culinary classes, as well as pottery and painting design.Participants can also avail themselves of the hiking, snorkeling, mountain biking and other outdoor activities for which Soufrière is known the world over.
“We are delighted to be able to present such a distinguished and varied panel of lifestyle experts,” said Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Minister Chastanet believes in an age of highly stressful environments, travelers are looking to the Caribbean for integrated approaches to stress management, fuller more rewarding lives and well-being.
The retreat is being produced by the Soufrière Foundation in partnership with Soufrière’s resort community and in concert with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. “The natural beauty of Soufrière, the warmth of our people, and the historical therapeutic benefit of the sulphur springs, make this UNESCO World Heritage Site the perfect fit for the Health and Wellness Retreat,” asserted Lynton Lamontagne, Chairman of the Foundation.
For further information about the retreat, contact Lisa Charles of Milestone Development at + 1 758 489-2433 or email email@example.com.