Gearing Up For Global Wellness Day In 2015

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell say Yes! at the Emmys.Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell say Yes! at the Emmys.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell say Yes! at the Emmys.

With today’s calendar filled with everything from National Talk Like A Pirate Day to National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, it might seem strange that there’s no day dedicated specifically to the finer things—namely, living well.

Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa, a destination spa in Turkey, is aiming to bridge that gap, under the leadership of Belgin Aksoy, creative director at parent company Richmond International.

“Why don’t we have a special day dedicated to living well, despite the fact that it’s one of the most important things in life?,” asks Aksoy. Hence the spa expert’s reinvigorated push toward an annual, non-commercial Global Wellness Day, described as “a social project created by volunteers who have dedicated themselves to supporting living well.”

Although the event was previously held in 2012 and 2014, a push is underway to maximize awareness in time for 2015. On the second Saturday of June, participants in more than 20 countries will practice living well rituals such as yoga, skin care, healthy eating, sports and breathing exercises, following the slogan “one day can change our lives”.

“Our goal is to make this a day that’s celebrated on an international level, to spread awareness of living well, and to be instrumental in developing people’s perspective on health,” adds Aksoy, who recently promoted the event at the Emmys in August and the Global Spa & Wellness Summit in September.

To sign up to support the movement, go to—Lesley McCave

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