Saturday 11th June will mark the fifth Global Wellness Day (GWD), set to be celebrated around the world. With an international network of over 70 Global Wellness Day ambassadors, Kira Walton, Co-Founder of VOYA, has her paddle in hand, as she ‘SAYS YES!’ to universal wellness. With planned activities set to promote wellness for the mind and body, those both near and far are invited to join Kira, the VOYA team and a variety of local wellness experts.
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In order to make Wellness a lifestyle, Global Wellness Day aims to adopt the following seven simple steps. What is important is not to implement all of the steps all at once, but to incorporate at least just a few of them into your daily life on a regular basis.
Commencing at 9am on Saturday 11th June, VOYA will meet participants at the Sligo Enterprise Centre, where the day will start with a mindful meditation practice. This will be led by Noeleen Tyrrell from award-winning eco retreat centre, Ard Nahoo. Meditation aids to reduce stress, increase brain productivity and further aid a good night’s sleep, taking a few minutes each day to reflect and gather your thoughts will allow you to instantly feel the benefits of a healthy body and peaceful mind.
Following this, renowned ‘Personal Change Coach’, John Graham, will be giving talk on helpful hints, tips and tricks on how to enable you to switch off your mind at night, for maximum energy and productivity the next day and self visualization.
Anne-Marie O’Halloran, founder of Yoga Meon will host a yoga session tailored for all levels. The practice will incorporate mindful breathing, whilst gently increasing body flexibility for sense of overall wellness. Having reset both the mind and body, VOYA will also host their annual Step Challenge, where a gentle walk across the dunes of Strandhill perfectly work up an appetite for lunch. At 2pm Sarah Middleton, dance instructor and choreographer, will be welcoming all levels to partake in a Dance Wellness class, where fun and laughter are guaranteed for all ages. Fitness 4 All will be holding ‘Rebounding class’ and then kid’s activities will be hosted also further promising to keep children active, engaged and most importantly away from the Xbox in the afternoon. With a wide range of exciting activities, fitness will be improved without anyone even noticing. Those participating in activities will also have their name automatically entered into an exciting prize draw, where one lucky winner will receive a hamper full of VOYA goodies – the ultimate at-home, gift of spa!
To encourage awareness both locally and nationally, VOYA has created a GWD Ireland Facebook Page to get individuals thinking about their wellbeing and the small steps they can take personally to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. Through this page, VOYA will be engaging with people across Ireland with the intent of ensuring that they feel supported within their journey. As well as supporting others, VOYA has already received great support from their spas, as they come together to celebrating Global Wellness Day to promote happier and healthier lives.