• Joanna Sterkowicz

Latest updates on World Wellness Weekend


A ‘welfie’ (wellness selfie) from the Oyster Box Spa team

Despite the many challenges related to COVID-19, spa and wellness professionals and venues are actively preparing fun, free and meaningful activities (both on-site and online) for World Wellness Weekend (19 and 20 September).


In line with enhanced hygiene and safety measures, group sessions will be socially distanced, and in locations where international travel is restricted, the events will be hosted online via social media.


World Wellness Weekend South Africa ambassador, Taryn Lilley, confirms that a fitness club in Johannesburg, Capoeira Valente, will be providing a beginner’s introductory class for the Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira.


Says Lilley: “This martial art combines elements of martial arts, dance, body movement and acrobatics. It allows all levels of talents and comforts for those wanting to push their boundaries, as well as those who want to try something new that’s a little out of their comfort zone.


“The Spa at the One & Only at the V& A Waterfront, Cape Town, has also taken the wellness pledge and is excited to celebrate World Wellness Weekend in September. They will be announcing their specific event details soon, so watch this space.”


As reported previously, the Spa at the Oyster Box is also participating in World Wellness Weekend by offering a full two-day programme including complimentary hammam steam sessions, a yoga class, and a run / walk along the promenade.


‘Bootcamp with a Cause’, hosted by Foreverstrong Transformation Studio, is planning a fun-filled session that will be a metabolic burn workout. The Bootcamp will have an optional fundraiser available to support a local charity. They will be doing a 5-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) burpee finisher, where they will donate R1 for every completed movement in the exercise to the cause.


“Ellerman House Spa will host a session, taking us on a journey of breath work and mindfulness. In addition, a nutritionist will share some healthy tips and easy non-guilty snack ideas.


“We have some exciting surprises in store for kids as well, so we encourage the whole family to join in the fun,” concludes Lilley.


To find out more about World Wellness Weekend click here and www.wellmap.org

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