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Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua to host free Wellness Weekend

By Staff | Sep 15, 2016

KAPALUA – Embracing the ideals of ancient Hawaiian healing and the wellness culture that Maui embodies, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host its fourth annual Wellness Weekend throughout the property on Sept. 16-18.

Officially named “E Malama Kou Kino,” which translates to “care for your body” in the Native Hawaiian language, this three-day experience will kickoff the resort’s annual Wellness Season that will run through the fall and winter months.

All events are complimentary and open to the guests of the hotel, visitors and the local community.

During the Wellness Weekend, guests and locals alike will experience the rich Hawaiian culture with resort Cultural Advisor Clifford Naeole, partake in ocean activities through the resort’s Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, and participate in unique fitness classes and nutrition seminars led by a talented and well-respected group of experts.

Participants can enjoy a wealth of activities ranging from mindful ocean meditation and full moon yoga to ocean exploration and Hawaiian culture education. The hotel restaurants will also be featuring special “skinny menus” throughout the weekend.

“We are excited to bring Kapalua Wellness Weekend back to the resort for the fourth consecutive year,” said Mike Kass, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

“We have a stellar group of some of the nation’s best wellness experts that will help us continue to inspire a healthy lifestyle amongst our guests through unique offerings and experiences.”

The resort has joined forces with the following practitioners to provide a diverse schedule of interactive fitness classes and educational experiences that are complimentary to hotel guests and locals: Anne Mauney, nutrition expert, fANNEtasticFood.com; Kumu Ramsay Taum, Hawaiian practitioner, Life Enhancement Institute; David Clawson, movement specialist and sports nutritionist, Burlingame Fitness; Phillip Levi, health, wellness and fitness expert, Burlingame Fitness; Naeole, Chiori Shively and Ray Mohrman of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Ben Hongo, Kapalua Golf Academy; Jason Purcell, Kapalua Tennis; Tom Ragusa, Lahaina CrossFit; and Anthony Bianucci, The Block.

For more information on “E Malama Kou Kino” Wellness Weekend, visit www.kapaluawellness.com. For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, call (809) 669-6200 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.