a day devoted to wellness
SAT AUG 27, 2022
Avondale Sky Winery
a day devoted to
wellness returns to Avondale Sky Winery
The Wellness Escape, the most exciting wellness festival in Atlantic Canada, is back. Escape to the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia's charming countryside, for a day dedicated to the practices that strengthen the body, restore balance, and expand the mind.
Come join us to connect with your mind and body through movement and meditation classes, holistic health workshops, and mindful practices.
Have a sneak peek at what we've got lined up for you here.
what to expect
WELLNESS DAY PASS
Entry to the festival
Access to all classes & workshops (yoga, HIIT, meditation, pilates, breathwork, bath salts workshop, mindset training, holistic health and more)- create your own schedule and join us for as many sessions as you like
Complimentary eco-friendly THE WELLNESS ESCAPE cotton tote bag filled with wellness goodies
Access to a unique marketplace where artisanal vendors offer local and ethically sourced products
Build relationships through mindful dialogue and open conversations with facilitators and other members of our community
DINING AMONGST THE VINES
Join us for an elevated outdoor dining experience in a spectacular setting.
Dine amongst the vines under our Nordic Kata Tipi tent and indulge in a delicious 3-course meal prepared by the Avondale Sky Winery culinary team. A perfect addition to your day pass or just come along for an amazing dining experience.
OPTIONAL: A selection of wines thoughtfully paired to each course by the Avondale Sky Winery team.
*Limited spaces available.
$129 (3-course dinner)
$36 (wine pairings)
Stroll through the vines on the Avon Peninsula where you will sample a selection of the prestigious award-winning wines of Avondale Sky. Take in the glorious views of one of Nova Scotia's oldest wineries, while breathing in the fresh Bay of Fundy air that enables production of amazing aromas and flavour of the wine you will taste.
Please note this experience is for guests 19+.
*Prior to choosing your session below, please ensure you've purchased a ticket using the BOOK TICKETS button above.
GROUNDING IN LOVE
The power that radiates from surrounding yourself in a field of love cannot be underestimated. Start your day off in intention with co-founder of Flo Meditation, Autumn Grant. Through guided meditation and self-inquiry, you will be invited to explore the possibility of bringing more genuine love into your life- beginning with you.
Learn how to calm your mind and increase your flexibility in this relaxed yoga class. We will focus on the release of the deepest connective tissues and finding spaciousness in stillness as we hold each pose. Your body will love you for this!
LOVE YOUR PELVIS
Immerse yourself in a workshop dedicated to body connection, movement, and the science of pelvic health. This workshop will take you through an interactive journey of pelvic floor education, anatomical awareness, and techniques to support the alignment and muscular health of your own pelvis.
PHYSICAL ORIGAMI- THE POWER OF PLAY
Remember the beautiful and ancient art of paper folding to make little birds?
This practice will take you on a journey of intentional movement and breath awareness, folding and unfolding to take flight. Vinyasa based and accessible for all levels- let's play!
STATE OF- MANIFESTING METHODOLOGY
A science-backed methodology that supports you in radiating from the inside out. This hour focuses on MIND-BODY-being alignment. We start with a 30 minute Pilates class with a cardio fusion focused on moving your lymphatic system and training your body 360 degrees. We then have a 15 minute energizing breathwork session, followed by a 15 minute hypnosis meditation focused on manifesting the future you desire.
Unleash your inner athlete with a hybrid mobility and conditioning class with Spencer Boyd. This combination class offers dedicated strength sets with endurance-based conditioning. You can expect a focus on movement patterns with some high intensity interval training that will be sure to make you sweat!
LIGHTWATER BATH SALTS WORKSHOP
Create your own custom blend of bath salts to relax and unwind after the Wellness Escape. Choose from a selection of Dead Sea mineral salts, Epsom salts, clay, seaweed, shea butter, and more. Make your own scent using a variety of essential oils or choose from a range of pre-made combinations curated by LightWater.
*Limited spaces available. BOOK NOW.
Prior to choosing your session below, please ensure you've purchased a Day Pass ticket using the BOOK TICKETS button above.
MOVEMENT & MOBILITY
Are you ready for a combination of high intensity cardio and slow, controlled, mobility based movements? Created by Neil Stevens and Victoria Scully, a husband and wife duo with a passion for health and wellness. Their experience in group fitness and love for human connection has inspired them to create this partner based HIIT/resistance workout to surely have you sweating and high fiving friends old and new for the challenges you both experience in this session!
Explore the therapeutic benefits of Pilates. This class will connect you with the alignment and symmetry of your body while safely strengthening your core. Building body awareness will support your journey towards health through gentle movement.
Sometimes unwinding isn’t cleaning your kitchen or doing yoga or making sure your lunches are ready for the week. In this session, it is a space where you’ve got to do nothing but listen. This relaxing sound-healing workshop is built on the foundation of restoring your nervous system and finding real rest for the days ahead. Join Amanda Baiocco at The Wellness Escape to restore, fill-up, and tune in to what matters.
Learn more about finding balance through breath and movement. Vinyasa is a seamless dynamic sequence, often referred to as a flow. In this class, the emphasis is on directed movement by controlled breath. Rather than holding asanas (postures), we will be moving through them.
FINDING BALANCE AMID THE EXTREMES
Ayurveda is an ancient medicine that originated in India. It is a Sanskrit word which translates as “Ayur” meaning “life”, and “Veda”, meaning “Science of Knowledge”. Join Selena and Autumn at The Wellness Escape to explore self-care practices through understanding the 20 Gunas, or the pairs of opposing qualities that exist all around and within us. Through Ayurvedic education and meditation, this workshop will explore opposition as an opportunity to find harmony within.
A full-body, bodyweight strength and conditioning workout to bring you back to foundations of movement. Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training, where we will work hard in 20s increments followed by a quick 10s rest. This allows our strength movements to be controlled and performed with quality due to lower reps, and our higher impact movements to be performed with speed and power in the short interval. All cardio movements in this workout will have a high impact or low impact option, so you can craft your workout in a way which allows you to feel your best and challenge yourself in the workout! Get ready for high energy, great tunes, and a good sweat!
CONVERSATIONS IN MINDFULNESS
Kickstart your new or renewed meditation practice with a conversation in mindfulness with Jonathan Dododza. Throughout this session, you can explore new techniques to help you create a personalized path to making it a daily ritual. Through dialogue, you may discover new methods to clear your mind and find clarity on how to make the best decisions for yourself as we enter a new season.
get to know your experts
Your ticket fills your whole day with classes and workshops but sometime we want something extra. Check out what's on offer!
Release, Relax, Unwind
Take time out for yourself to unwind. Decrease stress, relieve tension, or simply relax with one of Quantum Sport Therapy's therapeutic services. Treatments include Massage, Osteopathy, and Acupuncture.
*Quantum also offers complimentary Movement Screens. No pre-booking required.
$65 | 30 min
Fuel Your Body
Satisfy your appetite with an array of healthy meals from Ciabatta Jay's Food Truck using locally sourced ingredients. Fuel your body with a selection of gourmet ciabattas hot off the panini press, fresh side salads and snacks served fresh. Need more? Indulge in homemade dairy-free gelato!
Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Have other dietary requirements, contact Ciabatta Jay's on their Facebook page before the event.
Prices vary. See sample menu here.
Enjoy a break from workshops at our curated Artisan Market featuring a selection of local and ethically sourced products from mindful vendors. The marketplace will host artists, craft makers, designers, health and wellness professionals who share their unique products and services with our community.
what people say
Just wanted to say today was amazing! Well run and the events and instructors were great. Really enjoyed every event that I participated in!
I want to commend you on hosting an incredible event. I am feeling very proud to be a part of it. Your elegance and professionalism is golden!
Just wanted to say thank you for a great event! I had such a great time!
Why choose Nordic Kata Tipi tents?Handcrafted from high quality canvas and ethically sourced late-maturing spruce from Northern Scandinavia, our Nordic Kata Tipis (or Teepees) are a very unique alternative and cater towards people looking for something completely different. Their unique design allows you to incorporate them into absolutely any space as they seamlessly blend into the surrounds of your venue. It means your aesthetic is never compromised. They are simply awe-inspiring and enchanting.
What are the site requirements?1. Good access for our 4x4 truck with long trailer. Additional fees will be applied if trailer and truck access is restricted. 2. Flat, level ground 3. Well drained ground and free from flooding 4. Free from underground services (septic tanks, cable lines, phone lines, water pipes or anything else that could be damaged by insertion of 60cm stakes into the ground) If you have any questions about the suitability of your event site, we would be happy to schedule a site visit.
How much space is needed to set up the tents?Each of our Nordic Kata Tipis has a diameter of 34 ft with their sides down and stands approximately 24 ft high. The exact space required depends on the number of tents you desire and the configuration you select. Please refer to our “nordic kata tipi rental” page for more information and give us a call for your set-up requirements.
I would love to book the tents for an event. What is the next step?Please contact us and we will provide you with a customized quote based on your event. Once agreed, we will send you a booking form and an invoice with deposit details. Once that is paid, you dates are officially secured.
Is set-up and pack-down included in the price?Yes, we include the set-up and pack-down in the price. Additional fees may be applied if access to the site is restricted.
Do you require a deposit to book?Yes, we require a 25% non-refundable deposit for tent rental.
What happens if the weather is terrible?Our Nordic Kata Tipis are custom made using traditional methods and modern technology, making them very strong and waterproof. Rain is never an issue, unless your site is at risk of flooding. If strong winds are forecast, we may need to adjust when we set up the tents and how the sides are configured. If this is the case, we will work with you to determine the best schedule and configuration. As with any outdoor event, we are at the mercy of mother nature; it never hurts to have a plan B.