The 6th Annual Global Wellness Day returns with worldwide events planned for June 10, 2017. The Four Seasons Scottsdale is my favorite local Global Wellness Day celebration, and where I’ll be getting my fit on.
Opt to stay at the hotel and you’ll enjoy summer rates starting at $189. Locals are also welcome to join in activities even without being an overnight guest.
The wellness festivities start bright and early at 6 a.m. with a Tai Chi class, followed by a 7 a.m. yoga class. Enjoy one class for $15 or both for $20, including a healthy smoothie. Water and towels will be provided; local guests are requested to bring their own mat. Locals can extend the wellness celebration with a Global Wellness Day Pass that includes the Tai Chi or morning yoga class, a 25-minute spa treatment and a healthy lunch in Proof. The cost for the day pass is $135.
Or start the day with a two-hour ride wellness bike ride. The route will explore the beautiful landscape of North Scottsdale at a leisurely pace. A professional cycling guide from Arizona Outback Adventures will lead the group. Cycling is a great way to ease into wellness, as it is gentle on the joints, good for balance and bone health, and boosts brainpower and the immune system. The cost per rider is $45, and pre-registration is required. The cost includes the ride, use of a hybrid bike, helmet and water. The ride is open to both guests of the property and local residents. Participants can book online.
To learn more about eating healthy there is an afternoon wellness marketplace featuring local vendors including Queen Creek Olive Mill, Hayden Flour Mills, Crow’s Dairy and Valley Honey offering complimentary tastings in the Resort’s lobby from 4 to 6 p.m.
See how new chef Chuck Kazmer is incorporating healthy eating with gourmet food at Talavera. He joins forces with the featured local purveyors to highlight a special menu of healthy superfood favorites, available June 1 – 14. The three-course menu will emphasize a mindful, balanced approach to health and well being. The cost is $75 per person, with optional organic wine pairings available at an additional cost. A portion of the proceeds from the special menu will support the Joy Bus charity, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering healthy, chef-driven hot meals to homebound cancer patients.
Special healthy menu items will also be available throughout the weekend in Proof, an American Canteen. Diners can expect healthy superfood salads, vitamin and nutrient packed juices, and heart-healthy offerings. Begin the morning with a juice trio and acai bowl at breakfast, power grain bowl at lunch and the masa-fried cauliflower at dinner, combining a vegan crepe with roasted poblano peppers, charred corn, black beans and more.