Keep those wellness New Year Resolutions alive in The Palm Beaches, Florida

02/11/2015

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Keep those wellness New Year Resolutions alive in The Palm Beaches, Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015) -At a time of year when the resolve and determination behind many wellness resolutions starts to fade, turn to The Palm Beaches to keep that positive spirit going with a wellness escape to south Florida.

A subtropical vacation is a great way to rejuvenate a fading resolution, and The Palm Beaches cater to that with multiple ways to rediscover balance, wellness, family time, and natural wonder.

"We really believe in the philosophies of wellness and mindfulness,'" says Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. "A vacation at this time of year has a rejuvenating effect - especially to a beach destination known for its exquisite spas, wellness opportunities and relaxing pace."

When it comes to spa wellness in 2015, very few places can match the offerings of The Palm Beaches. The destination is home to four of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 spas in the United States, including No. 1-ranked Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. This exclusive list also has Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach at No. 6, Eau Spa Palm Beach at No. 13, and PGA National Resort & Spa at No. 25.

For a more intense focus on wellness, nutrition counseling, and youth-enhancing therapies, the world-renowned Hippocrates Health Institute welcomes guests to its tropical 50-acre setting in West Palm Beach. Under the guidance of experts, guests from all over the world benefit from health and nutritional counseling, non-invasive remedial therapies, cutting edge spa services, inspiring talks on life principles and a daily buffet of enzyme-rich organic meals.

Yoga has also taken a prominent place in the modern-day wellness approach, and The Palm Beaches offer some interesting twists on this ancient practice of aligning mind, body and spirit. Try yoga on a paddleboard at Yoga on the Water (YOW), twilight yoga at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, or yoga by the ocean at Yoga at the Beach as well as several other locations within The Palm Beaches.

A new yoga initiative has begun at Kimpton's Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, where all guests are now offered a complimentary yoga class led by James Hanlon. An acupuncture physician and herbalist, Hanlon has studied and practiced yoga for 20 years with a focus on the recovery of mind, body and soul. Classes are available Saturday and Sunday mornings in the resort's Garden Room.

Another oceanfront resort - The Breakers Palm Beach - recently unveiled a flagship fitness facility. The Breakers Ocean Fitness is a 6,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor oceanfront experience, designed to helpindividuals reach their personal fitness goals in an inspiring setting with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Below is a detailed listing of spa wellness and unique yoga offerings in The Palm Beaches:

SPA & WELLNESS
Eau Spa www.eauspa.com
Goosebumps, glamour and ahhh - the official adult playground of Palm Beach where high touch meets high tech. Eau Spa goes beyond the expected with an array of treatments and programs, plus upbeat music, champagne bubbles, decadent cupcakes and a magical self-centered water garden.

Frédéric Fekkai Salon and Spa at The Brazilian Court Hotel www.Fekkai.com  
Fekkai Soleil Collection
Inspired by St. Barths summer chic hair, the Fekkai Soleil collection captures the nourishment of the sun for hair that halos with radiance and shine. The product collection, a three-step regimen, is infused with rich sunflower seed oil to address hair needs before and after the sun or anytime for the most haute hair. The collection can be used individually or together to protect, strengthen and nourish sun-exposed hair.
Products include: Pré-Soleil Hair Mist, Après Soleil Crème, Beach Waves Tousling Spray, and Hair Fragrance Mist, L'Air de St. Barths.

Hippocrates Health Institute www.hippocratesinst.org/
The Oasis Therapy Center and ReNew Organic Salon at HHI provide a wealth of spa and wellness services, ranging from body treatments and acupuncture to massages and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa www.TheSeagateSpa.com  
The Seagate Spa, inside Delray Beach's The Seagate Hotel & Spa, offers a variety of signature wellness specials. Its spa recently added ESPA to its therapeutic product collection, exclusively joining Elemis luxury spa and skincare brands. A selection of wellness therapies offered include: Soothing Aromatherapy Body Cocoon,
Atlantic Glow Body Experience, Seagate Ocean Wrap, Aromatherapy Massage and Restorative Ritual.

SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa www.PalmBeachMarriottResort.com
Firming Si Tonic Body Wrap from Phytomer
SiSpa invites guests to experience a full-body scrub followed by a nourishing sea tonic gel application. The treatment includes scalp and foot massage during a full-body soak in the soothing sea tonic gel, revealing beautifully hydrated skin.

The Spa at The Breakers www.thebreakers.com/the_spa_at_the_breakers
Inspired by the healing and rejuvenating properties of the ocean, The Spa at The Breakers replenishes a body's needs with personalized treatments. The Spa uses luxurious all-natural products, customized treatments, intuitive service, and spa cuisine for an exceptional experience. Nestled within The Breakers magnificent Beach Club, The Spa offers guests a seaside retreat complete with luxury amenities, sparkling pools, and privacy.

The Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort www.jupiterbeachresort.com/spa
Taking inspiration from its tranquil oceanfront surroundings, The Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort pampers guests with a restorative spa experience that rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit. The spa exclusively uses only the finest all-natural, paraben-free products from Aromatherapy Associates, Zents, Hydro Peptide, Skin Authority and OSEA.


The Spa at PGA National www.pgaresort.com/spa/pga-national-spa
The spa was recently upgraded as part of a $100 million resort-wide renovation. It is a full-service spa and salon presenting more than 100 ways to indulge. In addition to the body and beauty treatments one would expect from a luxury spa, there are plenty of surprises, too - including treatments based on the resort's Waters of the World mineral pools; therapies rooted in global healing practices; exclusive services bearing names like Phytomer and Dr. Obaji; and experiences inspired by the paradise setting.

Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Club www.bocaresort.com/play/waldorf-astoria-spa.html
Inspired by Spain's legendary Alhambra Palace, the Waldorf Astoria Spa is a joyful symphony of palatial gardens, grand arches, carved stone, smooth marble, handcrafted tile, elaborate mosaics and cypress woodwork. A team of individual spa experts provide tailored treatments using an array of world-renowned products and unique local ingredients. Ranked the No. 1 spa in the United States by Conde Nast.

YOGA & RELAXATION

Tai-Chi at Harbourside www.harboursideplace.com/event/tai-chi-classes-agape-healing-arts/2014-12-06/
Guests learn to cultivate their "Qi" or Divine Live Force Energy through this ancient Chinese internal arts exercise, for more vitality. These simple movements practiced mindfully sets people on a path towards restoring, minting and optimizing health.

The Bee Organics www.thebeewpb.com/index.php/component/k2/item/39-yoga
Nine instructors with a variety of specialties offer yoga classes on a regular basis at The Bee. Classes are typically an hour in length and available at various times throughout the day.

Kula Yoga Shala www.kulayogashala.com
Kula Yoga Shala provides a sacred space with 40 instructors offering a diversity of disciplines. Kula also has a coffee bar and partners with local healing arts practitioners to provide a range of wellness options.

Bamboo Garden Yoga http://bamboogardenyoga.com
Yoga in the Bamboo Garden
Forget about bamboo yoga mats and opt for a yoga session in a peaceful bamboo grove in Delray Beach.

Delray Aerial Yoga www.delrayaerialyoga.com
Yoga in the Air
Delray Aerial Yoga offers classes off the ground, year-round, with the aid of silk "hammocks" that resemble swings. Benefits of the practice include spinal decompression, better alignment and posture, deeper poses thanks to gravity, and inversions that help the lymphatic system.

Jupiter Dive Center www.jupiterdivecenter.com
Find Peace Underwater
From the shop on Sailfish Bay, head out into the Atlantic Ocean to explore coral reefs and take in a relaxing swim with turtles, goliath groupers and tropical fish. The center works with divers of all skill levels, including beginners.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum www.jupiterlighthouse.org/jupiter-events-february.php  

Twilight Yoga at the Lighthouse
The historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse hosts a serene yoga experience every Monday evening. The class is open to all levels and showcases spectacular sunsets from a unique vantage point. Make sure to bring a yoga mat and flashlight. Classes are at 6 p.m. every Monday in February, with times adjusted in future months to coincide with the setting sun.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens www.morikami.org
Find Zen in The Palm Beaches
Discover a calming and tranquil place to reconnect with one's spirit and with nature. Choose one of six gardens conceived and constructed in the spirit of Japanese masters.
ADULTS $15; SENIORS $13

Yoga at the Beach www.yoga-at-the-beach.com
Beachfront Yoga
One of the most relaxing yoga experiences in The Palm Beaches takes place at Red Reef Park, an ocean side park in Boca Raton. Several of the classes are sunset sessions, helping to make a strong connection with nature amidst a most exquisite backdrop alongside the ocean.

YOW (Yoga on the Water) www.paddleboardingpalmbeach.com
SUP Paddle Boarding Yoga
Who needs studios, wood floors and mats when you can practice this ancient art on a comfortable paddleboard in the warm breezes of the Atlantic Ocean? At Yoga on the Water, instructor Chris Eliades employs his own unique approach to guide students from posture to posture. Chris makes sure everyone is comfortable on the board and also covers basic paddle techniques. When you're done, the Bee Organics team makes fresh organic protein smoothies to feed your body and spirit.

Blueline Surf & Paddle Company www.bluelinesurf.com/activities/
Yoga On Water
Find your center on the water with the guidance of Blueline's many certified yoga instructors. Blueline provides paddleboards, or guests may bring their own board.

About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating an annual economic impact of nearly $7 billion in the local economy, producing $34 million in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supporting more than 60,000 jobs.

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