The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and YogaFit Collaborate for "Malama Kou Kino" Translated as "Care for Your Body", a Wellness Event from October 31 - November 3, 2013

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Creates "E Malama Kou Kino" translated as "Care for Your Body", a Wellness Event with Leading Fitness Experts from October 31 - November 3, 2013. With a focus on health and wellness this fall, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua will host a week of complimentary fitness experiences featuring renowned health and wellness experts for its overnight guests.

As part of a fall wellness focus, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua announced October 31 – November 3, 2013 as the event dates for its first annual “E Malama Kou Kino,” which translates to “Care for your Body” in the native Hawaiian language. Visitors and the local community alike are invited to take part in this four-day experience to help balance mind, body and spirit through fitness workshops led by leading health and wellness practitioners.

The destination resort has collaborated with Beth Shaw and her YogaFit team; Robert Ferguson – America’s Diet Free Life Coach; T’ai Chi Champion, David Dorian Ross; Strength and Conditioning coach, Nick Tumminello; and YogaGlo instructor Felicia Tomasko to develop a diverse schedule geared towards all levels of fitness. “Mind and body health has always been a focus for The Ritz-Carlton, Kaplaua - not only for our guests, but also our ladies and gentlemen and the local community,” said Steven Holt, Market Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. “We are pleased to bring together some of the most talented and well-respected fitness experts from all over the country to share their wealth of knowledge with our ohana (family).”

In addition to the workout sessions and interactive seminars for guests, participants may partake in an evening event at Waihua Spa. Guests’ senses will be delighted with tray-passed healthy pupus, skinny cocktail bar, mini-treatments, trunk show, gift bag, raffle, retail sale and more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 808-665-7079 or visiting http://www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.

The theme of health and wellness will be a resort-wide focus during E Malama Kou Kino, the entire fall season and beyond. The resort’s cultural advisor will infuse elements of Hawaiian healing with traditional blessings and educational, interactive seminars while naturalists from Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment will be on hand for nature hikes, tours of the resort’s organic gardens and more. The Waihua Spa and Culinary teams will also feature a wellness focus for the fall. Farm-to-table spa treatments utilizing ingredients from the organic garden will be available and new “skinny” menus will be featured at select restaurants on property.

E Malama Kou Kino workout sessions and seminars are complimentary for overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Outside guests and the local community can purchase daily passes by calling The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua at 808-665-7079. A full event schedule and practitioner biographies can be found at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/kapaluawellness

Early reservations are recommended due to strong anticipated demand.

As an added benefit for fall, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has launched two new room packages with wellness-themed delights available for any guests staying at the resort between September 1 and November 17, 2013. The Island Adventure Luxury package includes a $500 hotel credit and daily breakfast for two at The Terrace Restaurant while the Island Adventure package offers $300 hotel credit. For a list of complimentary delights included in these packages or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit     http://www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua

About The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple's hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists. The breathtaking island resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and an historic pineapple plantation.

About YogaFit Training Systems
YogaFit is the largest yoga fitness education school in the world with more than 200,000 instructors trained on six continents specifically designed for presentation in health clubs, fitness facilities or other group exercise locations. YogaFit hosts Mind-Body-Fitness (MBF) Conferences, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide open to instructors, teacher trainees, and yoga enthusiasts for Level One, Two, Three, Four and Five in addition to class specialties such as YogaFit Seniors, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and more.

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