Mauritius Wellness Festival by Heritage Resorts

From the 3rd to the 5th of May 2019, Heritage Resorts hosted the first edition of its Wellness Festival. The event, the region’s largest, has position Mauritius as a key destination for wellness holidays. In the gorgeous setting of Heritage Bel Ombre, international wellbeing experts took guests on an inspiring journey of exploration.

Reconnecting to nature
Physical activity is intrinsically linked to wellbeing. But rather than running a marathon, Heritage Resorts allowed guests to combine exercise, mindfulness and the great outdoors. A dream team of wellbeing gurus – including Hanna Barrett, one of London’s best-known bloggers and yogis; Austrian practitioner Jeannette Fuch; and some of Mauritius’ best teachers – have offered various types of yoga, Tai Chi, and the ultra-trendy practice of Qi Gong. Our experts also organised guided trail runs through areas including Chamarel, Le Morne, the Bel Ombre Biosphere Reserve, the Black River Gorges National Park and more.

Having fun
For those who wanted to experience yoga in a new way, the festival offered a range of playful alternatives to the classic vinyasas. Mauritian artists including Sarasvati Mallac, Norbert Planel, David Lagesse and Kim Siew accompanied classes with music and painting. Festival participants were able to try yoga on a Stand Up Paddle, or take Neo Jharee’s acroyoga class – a practice that combines the wisdom of yoga, the muscle of acrobatics and the benevolence of healing practices. Wellness is never as much fun as when you’re suspended in mid-air, floating on the calm waters of the lagoon or handling a paintbrush.  

Feeling fulfilled
The Mauritius Wellness Festival by Heritage Resorts has offered a wide range of conferences and workshops on personal development. Dr. Sandra Stallaert, Almarie Venter, Audrey Bracey Deegan and other renowned coaches have led sessions on SoulMapping, HeartMath, Life Balance, the Science of Sensations and other topics. Those seeking relaxation and healing were also able to take part in sound and vibration meditation sessions, practice their breathing with Dominique Lonchant, or try crystal healing. 

Healthy diet for physical and mental health

Healthy eating 
The science is clear: a healthy diet is essential to your physical and mental health. During the festival, Aurore Rouzzi offered classes on organic farming, nutritionist Sandra de Foucault clarified the harmful effects of sugar, and Marie-Sophie Lelouch allowed participants to discover the benefits of “gastRawnomy”. Since 2012, this naturopath and French chef has become a leading figure in the world of raw and plant-based nutrition, thanks in particular to her website L’Instant Cru and the delicious dishes she concocts for Parisian restaurant L’Alcazar.

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6 reasons Heritage Le Telfair is the Ultimate Wellness Getaway

The ideal vacation is typically about replenishing one’s spirit, but it often ends up doing the exact opposite. Finding time for yourself can be tricky, but at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness resort, you are certainly not disappointed. Set amid a spectacular landscape of lush greenery, in a truly breathtaking setting, the resort’s Wellness Pavilion epitomizes the ultimate oasis of wellness and health – here are six reasons why Heritage Le Telfair’s Seven Colours Millesime Collection should be your next wellness getaway. Read more

For a fun afternoon with friends or a relaxing break on your own, the Beauty Bar by Seven Colours at Veranda Grand Baie is the ideal spot!

With its cosy boudoir setting, the “BB” by Seven Colours offers beauty treatments from head to toe. It is open from Monday through Saturday, 10.30 to 19.00, to every women, from the busy working girl to the bride-to-be who expects to be the most beautiful on her big day. Seven Colours Spa has built this special offer on four concepts to satisfy to every taste:

“Me” time: Need to take a break and be pampered? The Beauty Bar offers a range of relaxing miniature treatments for nails, hair and skin. For extra pleasure, complete your spa experience with an assortment of petits fours and tea… Relaxation guaranteed!

“No” time: Busy women also deserve their beauty moment! With this in mind, Seven Colours provides express treatments of 5 to 20 minutes for an instant “WOW!” effect.

“Party” time: Is there anything better than sharing a spa experience with friends? The Beauty Bar offers group packages which may include a light brunch or – why not? – sparkling wine!

“Bridal” time: Brides-to-be can book the whole spa to get ready without any stress. They are also treated to a light brunch, pre-marriage advice and, of course, hairstyling and make-up to feel as beautiful as happy!

Whether it is for a nail polish on the go, for a complete ritual, for a few hours of “cocooning” treatment with girl mates or for the big day, our clients will delight in these fabulous moments they spent in the hands of our beauty experts!

Besides this ambitious concept, Seven Colours Spa at Veranda Grand Baie boasts a purely Mauritian atmosphere and a selection of deluxe wellness offers. Available in all Veranda hotels, the Seven Colours brand is based on Oriental philosophy combined to Mauritian art of well-being.

Here come the Wellness Breaks 2015/2016! This time again, a whole line-up of wellness experts will bring a blast of well-being and relaxation to Heritage Resorts’ hotel guests. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the program prepared by Seven Colours!

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal place for travellers looking for ultimate relaxation and wellness specialists to meet. Throughout the year, Heritage Resorts will welcome experts of various fields, who will lead dedicated workshops and share their secrets. Seven Colours is treating guests with a unique opportunity to tap into professional advice that they will take home to extend their wellness experience beyond holidays.

Wellness Breaks 2015/2016 Calendar

October 3-9, 2015: Pilates and Smiling Tai Chi – Dominique Tinjust

dominique-tinjust-a-ile-mauriceDominique Tinjust works in Paris, at Canal Central and Pilates Studio, a training centre for Romana’s Pilates. He holds a certification in the classical Romana’s Pilates method and also trained to the neoclassical method. With a long experience of teaching and extensive knowledge of fitness, he is now bringing forward an evolutive approach of Pilates in a fun, dynamic and rehabilitative style.

This Wellness Break will be the first edition hosted by Dominique Tinjust.

 

December 1-13, 2015: The art of breathing – Dominique Lonchant

dominique-lonchant-in-mauritiusA qualified yoga teacher and breathing master, Dominique Lonchant has travelled the world for over 30 years. After he had received exclusive training by Dr. Swami Gitananda in India, he has taught thousands of followers and now leads workshops in France and abroad. He is one of the few respiratory specialists in the world.

Driven by the success of the previous editions, Dominique Lonchant returns for the third time at the Domaine de Bel Ombre to teach his method.

 

February 6-12, 2016: Pilates – Géraldine Cantin

geraldine-cantin-mauritiusGéraldine Cantin is a French state-qualified fitness coach. With 20 years of experience as a dance and fitness instructor, she now teaches Pilates in keeping with the founder, Joseph Pilates’ classical method.

This will be the third Pilates Wellness Break with Géraldine Cantin.

 

 

 

 

March 5-12, 2016: Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation – Martin Combrinck

This Wellness coach aims at sharing widely his approach to full awareness (living in the moment) using laughing therapy for instance. The conferences, lectures and training courses he has delivered throughout the world are based on such practices which emphasize body and soul connection and personal responsibility for health.

Martin Combrinck’s intervention will inaugurate the first promising edition of this Wellness Break.

April 2-8, 2016: Pilates with Mikael Pulcini

mikael-pulcini-mauritiusA professional dancer, Mikaël Pulcini discovered Pilates while on tour in the United States. He now owns two studios in France and trains Pilates coaches. He is a state-qualified dance teacher and also holds an original Pilates certificate.

Mikaël Pulcini has contributed to the Wellness Breaks since the beginning and will be back in April for his third participation.

 

 

 

Through the Wellness Breaks, the award-winning Seven Colours Spa brand, which distinguished itself at the World Luxury Hotel Awards last year, confirms its ambition to offer the best when it comes to clients’ wellness.