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Hotel Casa Del Mar & Shutters On The BEach Debut Custom Mindfulness-Inspired Offereings For Corporate Retreats & Group Travelers

Guests Can Reconnect Body and Soul Through Group Sessions With Santa Monica's John Sahakian, a World-Renowned Meditation and Stress-Management Expert

Recently debuting, Santa Monica's Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach take inspiration from their serene ocean settings with the introduction of curated activities and amenities geared toward helping guests practice a mindful lifestyle and providing them support in stress management. At the center of these offerings, AIRR (Automatic Integrative Relaxation Response) private sessions offer a uniquely designed activity for corporate and leisure groups - from executives looking to bring mindfulness into their meetings to bachelorette parties. The offerings are tailored to meet the needs of that particular group, providing multiple techniques to alleviate stress and improve responses to daily life challenges. AIRR was created exclusively for these iconic beachfront hotels by John Sahakian, C.Ht., founder of Three Circle Flow™, and a certified yoga teacher, life strategist, and transformational breathing therapist, celebrated for blending age-old practices with contemporary, peer-reviewed scientific studies.

 "AIRR is an innovative way for guests to enhance their experience at Hotel Casa Del Mar or Shutters on the Beach, which I can tailor to align with a group's particular wellness goals," said Sahakian. "Whether it's a short session booked right before a meeting, a day-long business retreat, or a few hours with a group of friends, each participant will leave feeling amazing, with the tools to better manage conflict, stressful events, and relationships - basically everything in our lives."

Customized AIRR sessions include instruction on principles of body, environment, and mind, as well as practicing a range of relaxation methods and breathing exercises, all of which can take place in the hotels' meeting rooms, suites, poolside, or out on the beach. Pricing varies per menu selections and ranges from $1,000 for two hours with up to 10 people to $5,000 for a two-day retreat with up to 30 people (additional details and pricing for groups up to 100 are available upon request). For more information or for reservations, please call (310) 458-0030.

Additional mindfulness-inspired amenities include:

·      Group beach yoga classes led by a certified instructor

·      Diamond Magnetic Body Ritual spa treatment at Hotel Casa del Mar's Sea Wellness Spa

·      Red Flower Hammam Ritual body treatment at Shutters on the Beach's ONE the Spa

About Hotel Casa del Mar

Originally built in 1926 as the grandest of the opulent beach club hotels and the premier playground for Hollywood A-listers, Hotel Casa del Mar re-emerged in October 1999, following a $50 million restoration. Today, Hotel Casa del Mar remains one of the most well-appointed addresses on the West Coast, with luxurious décor, sophisticated accommodations, lively public spaces, and an overall indulgent and relaxing ambiance. The hotel is adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier, the dynamic Third Street Promenade, the popular upscale shopping and dining areas of Main Street and Montana Avenue, as well as the gardens, walkways, and expansive ocean panoramas of cliff-top Palisades Park. The beachfront escape, located 8 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, provides 129 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 17 suites; the inviting and eco-minded Sea Wellness Spa; the private, guest-only Palm Terrace Pool; and a variety of dining options that explore the bounty of Southern California's seasonal, farmers' market-driven fare. Signature dining destinations include Catch, offering modern seafood favorites, and the Terrazza Lounge, featuring live music nightly and an expertly curated list of cocktails and small plates. For reservations, call (310) 581-5533 or visit Follow the hotel on Twitter @CasadelMar and on Facebook at

About Shutters on the Beach

Independently owned and operated by the Beverly Hills-based ETC Hotels, Shutters on the Beach is an elite hotel located on the beach of Santa Monica Bay. A destination for leisure guests and savvy business travelers, the hotel is known for its inspiring interiors by celebrated interior designer Michael S. Smith, expansive panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and California Coastline, comfortably elegant and intimate atmosphere, dedication to guest services and a strict policy of protecting the privacy of its "who's who" guest list. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and five-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, Shutters offers two signature restaurants, One Pico and Coast Beach Café and Bar, both boasting views of the Santa Monica Beach and Pacific Ocean. As the arbiter of beach living, the hotel is also the inspiration for a print and online catalog for gifts and accessories. Conveniently located at One Pico Boulevard, within 20 minutes of the Los Angeles Airport, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood, Shutters is also within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier and many fashionable shopping districts, fine restaurants and art galleries.

About John Sahakian

John Sahakian, C.Ht., founded Three Circle FlowTM which grew from his extensive interest in the psychology of breath spanning two decades. With a strong background as a yoga teacher and Transformational Breathing Therapist - as well as being a stress management consultant with formal studies in psychology and behavioral arts - Sahakian offers a unique and proven approach to therapy that inspires lasting positive change and an enhanced quality of life. Integrity, responsibility, acceptance, thankfulness, trust, creativity, balance, and common sense help to describe his emphasis with achieving results. Sahakian conducts classes, workshops, seminars, and retreats focusing on one area or combining all aspects within his field of expertise. He is a member of The American Hypnosis Association and the American Counseling Association, founder of the Clinic for Integrative Mindfulness & Stress Reduction, and conducts stress management trainings, workshops and seminars internationally.
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