August 16, 2023
world wellness weekend 2023
Written by Amelia
from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September, we played host to wellness inspired events as part of the annual World Wellness Weekend.
World Wellness Weekend is a global celebration of wellness, encouraging individuals to participate in activities that inspire and elevate a shared commitment to cultivating a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Rooted in the belief well-being encompasses emotional, physical, and spiritual influences, this weekend is a platform for individuals to engage in activities that uplift and nourish every aspect of their lives.
We are thrilled with the events that took place over World Wellness Weekend and are humbled to be acknowledged as the world's Most Active Hot Spring for two years running.
Across three days, Peninsula Hot Springs offered a wellness program which included Yoga, Sauna Infusion workshops, Fire and Ice workshops, Tea Ceremonies, Meditative Bathing Ritual’s, and our signature Hot Springs Yoga. Complimentary Apothecary workshops were also offered in our Food Bowl led by our expert aromatherapist Margret Flower who shared her extensive knowledge of aromatherapy blending to give an authentic and meaningful experience that was enjoyed by over 40 guests during the course of the weekend.
Sleep Support tinctures and tonics were the focus for the weekend, the first in a series of new apothecary workshops that link to our pillars of wellness. Sleep Support invited our guest to evaluate their relationship with sleep and create their own personal sleep tincture using essential oils, geothermal water, and freshly distilled homegrown lavender hydrosol.
a weekend of wellness | the program
The significance of World Wellness Weekend as a global celebration goes beyond the individual, with the intention instead surrounding the power of the collective in fostering positive change and uplifting communities from all around the world.
During a 60-minute guided workshop, discover the calming notes of essential oils and create a signature pillow spray to align with your sensory preference. Using oils that uplift mood, calm the mind, ease stress and tension as well as promote relaxation throughout the body, you will learn, create and feel inspired in our newest Spa and Wellness workshop taking place in our Glasshouse exclusively for World Wellness Weekend.
Available on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September at 2pm. Complimentary in celebration of World Wellness Weekend to all guests who have a Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking
Sauna Infusion - our newest wellness experience, is a 45-minute guided heat therapy workshop that demonstrates the power of sauna bathing. Flow between our wet and dry sauna, while experiencing the sensation of steam infused with calming essential oils, before partaking in breathwork, meditation and invigoration from submerging in our cold pool to refresh and finish.
Available daily across World Wellness Weekend, with sessions at 9:30am. Add to your Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking for $15
Fire and Ice Workshop
Our Fire and Ice workshop has been inspired by the ancient practice of cryotherapy, or hot-cold therapy. Allow our knowledgeable host to take you through a sequential 45-minute experience of hot saunas, deep breathing, and meditation before submerging in our 4°C ice plunge pool.
Available daily across World Wellness Weekend, with sessions at 10:30am, 12pm and 2pm. Add to your Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking for $15
Body Clay Ritual
Discover the powerful benefits of when geothermal water and natural Australian Clay combine to form a rich paste designed for direct body application. From a selection of four clays, discover the unique benefits and begin to feel the invigoration amongst our Clay Ridge landscape.
Available daily across World Wellness Weekend, with sessions at 10:30am and 1pm. Add to your Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking for $15
Deep Listening Bathing Ritual
During a 45-minute experience, you will begin in our Glasshouse to create a personalised herbal infusion bag, reserved to use during the next stage of your experience. You will then be guided to one of seven barrels, where you will step in, submerge, and take part in deep listening and meditation, while immersed in the warmth of geothermal water.
Available daily across World Wellness Weekend, with a session at 1pm. Add to your Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking for $40
During this 45-minute experience in our Sensory Dome, begin with a cup of stress relieving and immune strengthening Tulsi Tea, before moving onto other herbal blends to complement the included breathwork and mediation session.
Available daily across World Wellness Weekend, with a session at 3pm. Add to your Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking for $15
special events for World Wellness Weekend
Showcase Performance: Steve Cousins
As part of our ongoing Showcase Series, we welcome Steve Cousins as our World Wellness Weekend performer. Based from across the bay out of Philip Island, Steve Cousins is a new wave multi-instrumentalist, loop artist whose sound is seeped in influence from the Australian indie scene.
Friday 15 September 6:30pm in our Amphitheatre. Complimentary in celebration of World Wellness Weekend to all guests who have a Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking
Sunset Hot Springs Yoga
Join us for Sunset Hot Springs Yoga in our open-air Amphitheatre this World Wellness Day and move, balance and strengthen as you submerge and feel the heat of our geothermal pools. Leave feeling restored, rested, and ready to follow on with our curated program of activities.
Saturday 16 September & Sunday 17 September 5:30pm in our Amphitheatre. Complimentary in celebration of World Wellness Weekend to all guests who have a Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking
Sunday Sessions: Simon Hudson
Ease yourself gently into the week ahead and top off your Sunday with our weekly live Sunday Sessions from our Bath House Café. To round out World Wellness Weekend, we are joined by singer-songwriter Simon Hudson, bringing a captivating blend of roots and folk to your Sunday afternoon.
Sunday 17 September 2pm in our Bath House Café. Complimentary in celebration of World Wellness Weekend to all guests who have a Revitalise or Reset Bathing booking
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