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Lifestyles Experts To Lead Saint Lucia Health And Wellness Retreat
Globally recognized wellness practitioners of yoga, personal development and feng shui will lead the first Saint Lucia Health and Wellness Retreat from November 17 to 20, 2011. The inaugural Health and Wellness retreat has drawn three internationally-renowned experts to Soufrère, one of Saint Lucia's most alluring destinations. John Schumacher, a leading iyengar yoga expert will tailor his daily yoga workshops for participants.

With the fabulous Pitons peaks as a backdrop, Dr. Stephen Brewer, acclaimed author of "The Everest Principle", will lead seminars on achieving peak performance and optimal health. William Spear will guide attendees through the intricacies of the ancient methods of intuitive feng shui - the art of harmonizing the way people relate to their environments. In addition to harmonizing a roster of speakers from across the health and wellness world, the November event, which has drawn strong interest across the Caribbean and beyond, offers an information-packed itinerary that includes photography and art workshops, culinary classes, as well as pottery and painting design. Participants can also avail themselves of the hiking, snorkeling, mountain biking and other outdoor activities for which Soufrière is known the world over.

"We are delighted to be able to present such a distinguished and varied panel of lifestyle experts," said Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Minister Chastanet believes in an age of highly stressful environments, travelers are looking to the Caribbean for integrated approaches to stress management, fuller more rewarding lives and well-being. The retreat is being produced by the Soufrière Foundation in partnership with Soufrière's resort community and in concert with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. "The natural beauty of Soufrère, the warmth of our people, and the historical therapeutic benefit of the sulfur springs, make this UNESCO World Heritage Site the perfect fit for the Health and Wellness Retreat," asserted Lynton Lamontagne, chairman of the Foundation.

Soufrière, known as the "Eden of the Caribbean," is home to some of the world's best hotels. In the recent Travel + Leisure 2011 World's Best Awards, four resorts in Soufrière - Ladera Resort, Jade Mountain, Jalousie Plantation and Anse Chastanet Resort - were named among the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. For further information about the retreat, contact Lisa Charles of Milestone Development at (758) 489-2433 or email
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