Halekulani Okinawa and Blue Zones Partner on Longevity Retreat

Halekulani Okinawa Blue Zones Partnership
Halekulani Okinawa announced a three-year partnership with Blue Zones.
Photo courtesy of Halekulani Okinawa

Halekulani Okinawa has announced a collaboration with Blue Zones, the global leader in longevity research and well-being solutions. The three-year partnership kicks off with a Blue Zones Retreat on Oct. 20-26, 2024, exclusively available to Halekulani Okinawa guests, where participants will learn the wisdom of longevity in one of the original blue zone regions of the world. The retreat at Halekulani Okinawa will last six nights and include an array of experiences and workshops rooted in the Blue Zones research on Okinawan traditions that lead to a longer, happier life.

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Blue Zones Retreat Highlights:

  • Two Halekulani Okinawa Escapes programs: Discover the Island’s Mabui (Soul), which honors Okinawa’s origins as the birthplace of karate with a course that teaches pattern-based movements and specialized breathing techniques of the sacred art; Discover the Island’s Umui (Spirit), a spiritual guided tour through the historic Nanjo region of the island designed to cultivate a mindful connection through three stages of life: past, present, and future
  • Plant-forward cuisine and cooking classes with an Okinawan vegetable sommelier
  • Traditional Okinawan ceramics class and Yachimun pottery street walk
  • Sunrise Sabani boat sailing and meditation
  • Traditional tea ceremony

“With one of the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world, Okinawa is known for its rich culture and history of well-being. We are thrilled to offer a program where guests can experience the food, culture, and lifestyle cultivated here and take home practices to improve their own health and well-being,” said Jun Yoshie, general manager of Halekulani Okinawa. “Our goal is to integrate the local cultural heritage into every aspect of the guest experience, and this is an ideal opportunity for us to share a piece of Okinawa with our visitors.”

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