Antigua – Barbuda to celebrate World Wellness activities

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Yogis meditating at Morris Bay beach in Antigua and Barbuda (Photo Courtesy: The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda joins in the celebration of World Wellness Weekend on September 21 and 22, 2019, with activities designed to uplift and energise.

Antigua and Barbuda is the first country in the Caribbean to sign up as an entire nation for the two-day event. The destination joins one hundred countries around the world that are supporting the weekend activities, which is considered a fun way to engage local communities and tourists in free activities to boost health and self-care.

Activities in Antigua will be led by Antigua and Barbuda’s Wellness ambassador for World Wellness Weekend (WWW), Tricia Greenaway.  Greenaway was appointed this year as the ambassador.

Greenaway, the owner of Wellness Footprints Antigua is a longtime wellness industry veteran.  She sits on the Board of Caribbean Wellness & Education (WE) and has been a thought leader for wellness and hospitality in the region for decades.

Caribbean WE is a collaborative of spa and wellness professionals, improving standards in the Caribbean and Latin America through professional development, continuing education, and networking events.

Greenaway and Stephanie Rest, Founder of Caribbean WE, who also serves as the regional ambassador of the Caribbean for World Wellness Weekend worked with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority to secure recognition of the destination as a WWW participating country.

“The aim is to showcase Antigua and Barbuda and it’s wellness offerings. This is an opportunity to place Antigua and Barbuda on the map alongside the leading wellness destinations worldwide. I believe the opportunity is ours to further the cause of Antigua and Barbuda becoming the first Wellness destination in the region,” said the World Wellness Weekend ambassador.

Activities for the weekend include, an invigorating sunrise hike from Cades Bay to Boggy’s Peak, outdoor wellness talks and zumba sessions at South Coast Horizons, on Saturday, September 21.

On Sunday, September 22, a spa and wellness village featuring some of the best spa therapists on island, and wellness providers, will also be held at South Coast Horizons. Attendees can also benefit from motivational presentations by national and regional speakers. All activities are free of cost.

The World Wellness Weekend team has expressed gratitude for the engagement Greenaway has created in Antigua and Barbuda subsequent to her appointment.

“The intention of World Wellness Weekend is to “Elevate Wellness Worldwide” by boosting the creativity of spa, salon, fitness and yoga professionals – so, they can add fun into the five pillars of Wellness: Sleep – Nutrition – Vitality – Serenity – and Sense of Purpose.

When we move, play, dance, swim, laugh we change the chemistry of our bodies with endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin. “It feels great to be well,” said World Wellness Weekend founder and chief executive of Tip Touch International, Jean-Guy de Gabriac.

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