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.
Explore the program (coming soon)
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+.
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.
GROUND TO GROW YOGA
Are you ready to develop intelligent foundations and create stability and strength from the ground up? Explore the concept of "roots to rise" and "showing up empty" with grounding and earth-based bandhas of your hands and feet. Enjoy a yoga class with focus on mindful movement, chanting mantras and connection. Set a safe container for your entire day and finish with a word intention that holds what your day has in store.... Thrilling magic awaits!
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.
Move with the breath during a vinyasa flow class with Lululemon ambassador, Nikki Martin. This session will invite you to use all of your muscle groups and bring your joints through their full range of motion. You will be guided to move purposefully, from one posture to another, seamlessly through intentional breath.
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. Pre-booking required.
Sessions will be available to book in advance from June.
BREATH AS MAGIC YOGA
Claim your intuition and imagination with Estelle's Thomson: a yoga-inspired experience rich in exploring the quality of prana as inner spark! Learn grounding techniques, mini breathing exercises and she might even surprise you with shaking & dancing since these are the oldest ways to expand your consciousness and open your body up to your life. The hour always ends with a chanting mantra that will leave you feeling stabilized, open, and radiate outwards.
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.
FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA
Learn more about refining your yoga practice, regardless of your experience. Nikki Martin will lead a practice to suit all levels through clear instruction and accessible language with a focus on body alignment. This Foundations of Yoga class is for beginners and seasoned yogis alike to help build strength, flexibility, and mental focus.
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.
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
**Treatments will be available to book in advance from June onwards. Keep an eye on this page so you don't miss out.
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!