Paradise Coast Wellness Experience
January 16, 2021 - January 17, 2021
A weekend of wellness events held throughout Collier County kicks off 2021 on January 16 and 17, inviting locals and visitors to participate in the many health and wellness activities available in Collier in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Activities are held via Zoom or in person, observing physical distancing.
The event, the 3rd annual Paradise Coast Wellness Experience, convenes Collier County wellness enthusiasts and practitioners on Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, 2021, for activities rooted in time-honored traditions that promote health and healing for the mind, body and spirit. The calendar includes nature immersions; beach yoga and meditation; Segway wellness tours of downtown Naples; fitness instruction; Blue Zones-inspired dining; plein air art instruction; a series of Zoom workshops hosted by Spiritual Communities Network, and more.
The Paradise Coast Wellness Experience kicks off on Saturday, January 16 at 7:15 a.m. in Sugden Plaza with a Moai walk led by the Blue Zones Project of Southwest Florida. Moai is an ancient Japanese longevity tradition that roughly translates to "walking with a common purpose." During the walk, people make connections and grow a lifelong community of friends.
The walk is followed by beach yoga with yogi MaryAnn Knowles, 8:15-9 a.m.
The Saturday morning activities continue with a history-making, Olympic-style "Walk to Wellness" on 5th Avenue South from the beach to Sugden Plaza beginning at 9:15 a.m. The walk will feature wellness practitioners and community leaders carrying 16 colorful banners representing aspects of wellness such as fitness, health, nature, art, healthy eating, mental wellness, and spiritual pursuits.
Following the "Walk to Wellness," an opening ceremony will take place in Sugden Plaza at 10 a.m., complete with the ringing of a Tibetan gong and attended by dignitaries including Collier County Commissioner Andy Solis and City of Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann. The ceremony also includes the presentation of the event's signature artwork by Naples painter Amy Moglia Heuerman, who won a contest for creating an image that represents the joy of well-being.
See the calendar of events at BeWellinParadise.com