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MEMBER UPDATES 1. SpaRitual, located in Van Nuys, California, has relaunched its Slow Beauty blog. With a purpose of presenting colorful and engaging content and guidance on how to live a Slow Beauty lifestyle, it will now feature a monthly Slow Beauty story. The Slow Beauty movement, philosophy and the blog platform hope to encourage people to live wisely and creatively and uncover a deeper understanding of the inner beauty of women. 2. Located in Akron, Ohio, Thera-Pearl announced the relaunch of its newly renamed website, performancehealthacademy.com. The website offers resources for all interconnected brands, connecting health-care professionals and consumers to knowledge on exercise, research and techniques related to the products. 2 1 3. Florida’s SiSpa at the Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is offering a new Health & Wellness package and complimentary yoga classes for guests. Encouraging relaxation and rejuvenation, the Health & Wellness package includes a tropical fruit plate and two bottles of sparkling water upon arrival, a beach umbrella and two lounge chairs daily, and a 30 percent discount on all regular-priced spa services. 3 4. In honor of September to November’s Couples Season, Four Seasons Maui is offer- 4 ing guests its best rates of the year. Among the benefits are waived resort fees and special pricing at its spa. Guests who purchase the Experience More package also receive a resort credit to use at the spa and select restaurants in the area. 5. Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center, of Boone, North Carolina, has released “Ayurveda 101.” The free e-book contains knowledge regarding the science of Ayurveda and its modern implications for wellness. Designed to educate individuals looking to begin an Ayurvedic lifestyle, the book guides readers through the process in a simple way, making the practices easy to incorporate into their daily routine. 6 6. Located in Park City, Utah, Montage Deer Valley hosted the inaugural Robb Report Health & Wellness Summit. The four-day event, designed to enlighten participants on how to live better and longer, included education sessions and wellness activities. It was attended by top professionals in the fields of medicine, health and fitness. 1 5 BRILLIANT IDEA 1. Australia’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is one of the only Ecotourism-certified spas in Australia and New Zealand. It works closely with Conservation Partnership Officers and encourages guests to watch out for wildlife during their stay. This year, Gwinganna has released two rehabilitated koalas back into the wild with the help of Wildcare Australia Inc. In recognition of its efforts, the retreat was awarded full registration by the local council with Land for Wildlife, a program committed to supporting conservation in the area. 2 2. Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa has been named the first carbon-neutral resort in North America. Already one of the oldest mineral spa resorts in the country, the resort now has a US$2 million, 3.5-acre solar farm on its property. Its photovoltaic panels generate enough energy to power the entire resort. The project was funded by a clean energy company and the resort will pay the company the annual equivalent of its 2013 electric bill for the next 21 years, during which time 275 million gallons of water and over 13 million pounds of carbon emissions will be saved when compared to traditional energy sources. September 2015 ■ PULSE 23