Global Wellness Day 2016

The fundamental purpose of Global Wellness day is to make us aware of the value of our lives.

Even if it’s just for one day of the year, to make us stop and think, to get away from the stress and bad habits, and thereby find peace with ourselves.

With the slogan “One day can change your whole life,” we celebrate Global Wellness Day on the second Saturday of June every year as an international day dedicated to living well. Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted world-wide, and it is officially celebrated in 73 countries in 2015, reflecting its success..

Peninsula Hot Springs will be participating in Global Wellness Day by hosting complimentary activities throughout the day.

Our program for Saturday 11th June is as follows, all activities are held in the Bath House:

Time Activity Location
8am – 9am Global bathing journey Meet at first aid office
8am – 9am Didgeridoo meditation Royal Moroccan tent
9:30am – 10:15am ‘Bathing for Wellness’
with Dr Jodi Richardson
Royal Moroccan tent
10am – 10:30am Benefits of bathing Meet at first aid office
10:30am – 11:15am ‘Road to recovery’ 
with Steph Prem
Royal Moroccan tent

Guests will need to book Bath House bathing for Saturday 11th June, and then email to secure a place in the session you would like to attend. There are only limited spaces available in each class, so ensure you secure your place as soon as possible.

Global bathing journey

During the journey you will gain a deeper understanding of the history and indigenous connection to the land, as well as the benefits of geothermal bathing. You will relax on the bubble couch, enjoy a foot massage on the reflexology walk, experience the traditional Turkish Hamam, cool down in the plunge pool, warm up in the Swedish sauna and finish with a massage under the thermal mineral showers.

Please also bring a bottle of water with you, to secure your place in the class please email our wellness team.

Didgeridoo meditation

This session is run by Lionel Lauch from the Gundijtmara, Kirrae Wurrung and Bundjalung tribes. He has lived on the Mornington Peninsula since he was 6 years old.

Lionel is an artist, specialising in paintings, woodwork and Limestone sculptures. His art is popular and unique and has sold worldwide. Lionel takes many workshops, teaching Aboriginal art, including bush walking tours on the Mornington Peninsula teaching about native flora and fauna. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the didgeridoo why you reach a state of calm through meditation in the Royal Moroccan tent.

Please email our wellness team if you would like to participate in the meditation session.

Bathing for Wellness with Dr Jodi Richardson

Dr. Jodi Richardson is a speaker, educator, writer and mum. Her mission is to educate and inspire people to take meaningful action towards creating a flourishing, healthy and fulfilling life.

Dr Jodi Richardson is devoted to teaching adults and teenagers how to improve their wellbeing with strategies to make a positive and genuine difference to their own mental health. It’s equally as important to Jodi to equip parents to raise children with thinking skills and behaviours for flourishing. Dr Richardson does this by combining practical findings from the science of wellbeing, positive psychology and exercise science, with over 20 years’ combined experience in education, research, clinical practice, elite sport and communication.

“The real secret to happiness is understanding that living a happy life does not mean feeling good all the time, and knowing that you don’t have to wait until you feel better to keep moving forward and doing the things that are important to you.” Dr Jodi Richardson

Hot Springs bathing not only feels good, it’s good for you. Dr. Jodi Richardson will introduce us to the therapeutic benefits of hot springs bathing and how it contributes to our wellbeing. She’ll help you develop your wellness plan and share with you some practical ideas for a healthy and flourishing life.

To secure your place in the class please email our wellness team.

Benefits of bathing

Meet with one of our senior team members, Sally, who will take you on the journey of Peninsula Hot Springs, you will learn about our history, mineral content, the benefit of bathing and how to use the pools. There will be time to ask Sally any questions you might have about Peninsula Hot Springs.

To secure your place in the class please email our wellness team.

Road to recovery with Steph Prem

Meet Steph Prem, an ex-Olympian who severely injured her back in 2010 at the (snowboarding) World Cup Finals in Italy.

“I am a self-confessed winter and health-aholic! Growing up in Melbourne and living with a severe case of chronic enthusiasm, my zest and passion for life inspired me to dream big and pursue my love of professional winter sports.

Following my Winter Olympic debut in 2010, I broke my back in a horrific snowboarding accident (ouch!) which resulted in 5 broken ribs, 2 compressed discs, an L5 fracture, a dislocated hip, severe spinal whiplash and bone bruising.

My get-back-on-the-snow-ASAP mentality only created further setbacks and halted my recovery. However, it was by hitting rock bottom that I realised that health and fitness is a holistic process that must start from within. Rest and recovery are just as important as the action. I swear by Acupuncture, myotherapy, Gravity salt baths and or bathing at Peninsula Hot Springs to aid in my recovery and keep me fit physically and mentally.” Steph Prem

To secure your place in the class please email our wellness team.

What would you like to book?


bath house bathing treatments and packages private bathing dining packages