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THE 2018 AMELIA ISLAND WELLNESS FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018

The world’s most renowned Wellness Leaders in yoga, mindfulness and healthy living will gather at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island November 9-11 to inspire seekers choosing to awaken or renew their well-being. Keynote address by Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) and hosted by MC Yogi, the event is an interactive celebration set amidst the pristine, dune-lined beaches of an Atlantic Ocean barrier island.

The gathering offers an inspiring balance of workshops, group sessions and nutrition. The festival approach is hands-on and participatory, with casual, up-close experiences with Wellness Leaders. The holistic nature of the festival provides a welcome balance of programming for all abilities and the opportunity for participants to explore multiple yoga disciplines.

HOST HOTEL ROOM AND TICKET PACKAGES

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers exclusive host hotel room packages.

A WEEKEND OF WELLNESS FOR LIFETIME WELL-BEING

Deepen your journey of personal enrichment at Florida’s most innovative wellness event. This event is presented by The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local community of Amelia Island.

Please note: all events are subject to change without notice. To view a complete list of events and activities, visit the AMELIA ISLAND WELLNESS FESTIVAL.

A WEEKEND OF WELLNESS FOR LIFETIME WELL-BEING

Deepen your journey of personal enrichment at Florida’s most innovative wellness event, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. This event is presented by The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local community of Amelia Island.

Extend your path to wellness at the 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival.

To complete your Wellness Festival room package reservation, select the dates November 9-11 in the booking window and choose the number of guests in your party. Booking support by phone can be reached at 800-542-8680.


SINGLE GUEST PACKAGE – 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival
$1,699 plus applicable taxes for November 9 and November 10, 2018

  • One (1) full weekend ticket for the 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival, valid for all ticketed, scheduled sessions and event meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Two-nights’ accommodations in a Coastal View King Guestroom
  • A Ritz-Carlton Wellness Tote and Ritz-Carlton reusable water bottle
  • Culinary wellness amenity including fruit, nuts and bottled water
  • Resort fee included
  • Complimentary Spa Lounge access
  • Champagne toast upon arrival
     

DUO GUEST PACKAGE – 2018 Amelia island Wellness Festival
$2,399 plus applicable taxes for November 9 and November 10, 2018

  • Two (2) full weekend tickets for the 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival, valid for all ticketed, scheduled sessions and event meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Two-nights’ accommodations in a Coastal View Double Guestroom
  • A Ritz-Carlton Wellness Tote and Ritz-Carlton reusable water bottle
  • Culinary wellness amenity including fruit, nuts and bottled water
  • Resort fee included
  • Complimentary Spa Lounge access
  • Champagne toast upon arrival
     

Wellness Festival room package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations are required; rates require a two-night minimum stay and do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per stay for November 9 and 10, 2018, single or double occupancy and exclusive of taxes, gratuities, resort fee and other charges unless otherwise noted. Amelia Island Wellness Festival events are restricted to adults 18 years and older. To complete your Wellness Festival room package reservation, select the dates November 9-11 in the booking window and choose the number of guests in your party. Booking support by phone can be reached at 800-542-8680.

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GURUDEV SHRI AMRITJI
Keynote, Yoga Nidra Founder
In a rare personal appearance, Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) delivers the keynote address to guests of The Amelia Island Wellness Festival on November 10, 2018.  Recognized for his immense contributions to the global yoga community and revered as an emissary of the ancient heritage of India, Gurudev Shri Amritji has reached tens of millions through his international trainings, workshops, seminars, conferences and peace missions. Gurudev Shri Amrtji is widely regarded for his role in bringing yoga to the West on a wide-scale and for his founding of some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America, including the Yoga Society of Pennsylvania, Kripalu Yoga Center, and the Amrit Yoga Institute in Florida.

@AmritYoga

MC YOGI
Yoga, Music
Returning to the Amelia Island Wellness Festival, MC Yogi again serves as our weekend host, festival emcee and presenting master. A world-renowned performing artist and best-selling author, MC Yogi will fill the retreat with music and energy.  Blending his love and knowledge of yoga culture and music, MC Yogi serves as your weekend guide to an experience that is equal parts inspiration, consciousness and life-affirming positivity.

@mcyogi

AMANDA GIACOMINI
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Art

Using the tools of yoga and art, Amanda Giacomini has dedicated her life to uplifting people and creating a world of peace and beauty. She has developed a practice of Vinyasa yoga that is creative yet accessible to everyone. From teaching yoga at the White House to presenting with her husband- yoga hip hop artist MC Yogi to many of the largest yoga audiences in the world, Amanda blends her artistic vision with transformation and personal empowerment.

@10Kbuddhas

SONIA DOUBELL
Moving Energy Yoga
Actress-turned yogi personality, Sonia Doubell is known for her unique style of Moving Energy Yoga blending dynamic movements, deep stretches and longer holds to restore flexibility and balance the whole body. As a Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher and NLP practitioner, she is passionate about sharing the potential of self-realization through yoga.  Her yoga method has taken her all over the world, from Richard Branson’s Necker Island to televised features on FMTV, Virgin TV and BBC TV and now, to Amelia Island. Released in 2017, Sonia’s Total Body Yoga dvd has become a worldwide bestseller.

@SoniaDoubell

TAYLOR WALKER
Barre-based Fitness, Holistic Nutrition, Positive Body Image

Health and wellness writer, fitness model and holistic health practitioner Taylor Walker inspires others to reach their goals and become their best selves. Using Barre-based fitness and body movement, Taylor sets a solid platform for transformation with an emphasis on being real and honest. Her message of health and beauty has resonated with women across the United States.

@taylorwalkerfit

TYMI HOWARD
Vinyasa Yoga, Holistic Health

Former ballet dancer, now internationally-recognized yoga teacher Tymi Howard helped pioneer the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Florida. Known as the teacher of teachers, she has inspired yoga practitioners at festivals including Wanderlust, Telluride, Namaste to name but a few. Ms. Howard brings her playful, dynamic, all-levels approach to the Amelia Island Wellness Festival for the first time.

@tymihoward

DJ SOL RISING
Meditation, Music, Ecstatic Dance

Born in Vancouver BC and raised in Fairfield, Iowa, Sol Rising began meditating at age four with a walking mantra technique. As a teenager, he was captivated with music and left on a journey to India which illuminated his future path- exploring spiritual awareness through music. Performing at events all over the world including Wanderlust, Burning Man, Symbiosis and Lightning in a Bottle, Sol Rising has shared his vision of music and meditation with millions.

@djsolrising

ALCHEMY 365
Body Transformation, Plyo-Yoga, Nutrition

Andrea and Mike Jones are the creators of an innovative fitness style that fuses CrossFit, plyometrics and power Vinyasa yoga into something unique and beautiful. Known for their upbeat and student-focused methods, the short-interval group workouts are often described as energizing and inspiring.  The experiences are bookended by yoga to build flexibility and bring mindfulness to the mind-body equation.

@alchemy_365

LIAM GILLEN
Meditation, Yoga Nidra

A student of Yogi Amrit Desai, Liam Gillen embarked on a path of wellness after a lifetime of self-neglect and a painful accident that left him unable to walk. Through meditation and Yoga Nidra, Liam discovered a powerful healing tool for the body that enhanced clarity and reduced stress.  Mr. Gillen shares his multi-disciplinary path to restoring the body with students attending the festival.

@meditationlyingdown