Montpelier Plantation & Beach announces Pilates Week with London instructor Vanessa Pearce May 25 to June 5; and Yoga Week with U.S. expert yoga teacher Patti Coan December 2 to 8. Both weeks are designed for enthusiasts at all levels to augment their wellness experience while vacationing at this idyllic and historic Relais & Châteaux luxury retreat.
Montpelier is dedicated to the mantra “Live Fully” – offering an ideal balance between being active and relaxing, from swimming in clear blue water, exploring the rainforest, climbing Nevis Peak and discovering ruins to unwinding at the private, secluded beach, lazing at the 60-foot mosaic pool and spending time at the outdoor spa. And, for further relaxing and de-stressing, Montpelier’s outdoor spa is surrounded by tranquil, tropical gardens, ideal for refreshing the body and soul.
In addition, dining options and culinary activities at the resort are an integral component of the “Live Fully” mindset. The three casual, relaxing dining venues focus on featuring locally sourced ingredients such as line-caught fish, shellfish, fruits and organic herbs and vegetables from Montpelier’s garden. And, for the active side of the balance, there are chef-led cooking classes, Caribbean Nights with live music, a bonfire and limbo dance competition on the beach to celebrate the full moon, Sunset BBQs and more.
Details for the special complimentary upcoming Pilates and Yoga weeks:
Complimentary Pilates Week
Friday, May 25, through Tuesday, June 5
Throughout this session, 50-minute classes will be taught at all levels – from beginners to expert. Daily classes will be held at Montpelier’s yoga studio overlooking Mount Nevis and be led by Vanessa Pearce, lead instructor and owner of London Pilates Studio. Pearce has worked in London for fifteen years, working with clients with high-end specific sports training and those with rehabilitation needs. First drawn to Pilates through personal experience, Pearce became a devotee of STOTT PILATES®, a modern, anatomically based interpretation of traditional Pilates and is now a certified STOTT PILATES instructor.
Yoga Week with Instructor Patti Coan
Sunday, December 2, to Saturday, December 8
Instructor Patti Coan, an expert yoga and mindfulness teacher and coach from the U.S., specializes in helping participants to discover the benefits of Samapatti Yoga – a state of equilibrium or stillness of the mind rooted in the science and philosophy of Raja Yoga, the royal path. Following the Himalayan tradition, the practice explores the union of body and mind through breathing. She teaches about the eight separate limbs incorporated into the practice, including ways of living, postures, breathing, relaxation, concentration and meditation.
About Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Situated on 60 acres amidst lush tropical hills overlooking the Caribbean, Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a unique West Indies retreat on the former British Colony of Nevis. Characterized by an intimate, residential feel, the Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel features 19 rooms and suites – each with ocean views and private terraces – offering the ideal place to unwind and disconnect from everyday life. Originally constructed as a sugar mill in the 18th century, the property still evokes the island’s rich colonial heritage, but has been transformed into world-class getaway – complete with innovative Relais & Chateaux dining in three restaurants, a 60-foot mosaic pool and chic minimalist décor accented by local art. For reservations, visit www.MontpelierNevis.com.