Monday, May 12, 2008

Whistler Wellness Week begins May 31

It's all about Body, Beauty and Betterment.

That's the focus of the 3rd Annual Whistler Wellness Week, set for May 31-June 8 at Whistler. With a line-up of more than 100 seminars and top-notch instructors from around the globe, the event is for both locals and visitors alike.

Seminar topics range from physical fitness and beauty to uncluttering your home to make a more harmonious living space. Participants may select from up to five seminars each day in the three areas of Body, Beauty and Betterment.

Highlights of this year's wellness week include Yoga Twenty Four, a 24-hour yoga marathon. Yoga enthusiasts will hit the mats and 18 different instructors will put them through their yoga paces for a full 24 hours. Take part in the full 24 hours or just a portion.

The Gaia Gala will be the fourth Be the Change event sponsored by Whistler Wellness. These gatherings were inspired by Deepak Chopra's visit to Whistler last year. The Gaia Gala will features a reception, entertainment, presentation and discussion of how each one of us can make the world a better place.

A new addition to this year's event is the emphasis on the environment. Whistler Wellness Week has teamed up with Envirofest and AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) to present a number of workshops.

Day passes for Whistler Wellness Week are $40. Packages start at $179 per person and include two-nights' accommodation and a two-day pass.

Aboard the Whistler Mountaineer that travels between North Vancouver and Whistler. Photo by Sue Frause.