Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort, will host a series of carefully curated wellness escapes this Spring from August to November, offering guests a rare opportunity for personal one-on-one time with Australia’s leading practitioners and the chance to re-balance amongst the pristine beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains.
Tucked away in a 7,000-acre reserve and surrounded by majestic cliffs and canyons, the restorative powers of One&Only’s first Nature Resort, are harnessed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. The series of spring escapes focused around mindfulness, wellness and beauty, will launch at the end of August, with a weekend with skincare expert and facialist to the stars, Jocelyn Petroni.
In September, Anthia Koullouros founder of Ovvio Organics, will share her knowledge and passion for holistic health as a practicing Naturopath for over 20 years, while Almira Armstrong of Atelier Lumira, luxury scented candle and fragrance house, will offer guests the opportunity to harness the inspiring power of scent with candle-making sessions.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will welcome Sodashi founder Megan Larsen in October to host the Sodashi weekend of wellness, guests will experience a comprehensive spa and wellness programme including a personalised wellness consultation from Megan. The Wellness in the Mountains series rounds off in November with an unforgettable yoga retreat hosted by Kate Kendall, founder of renowned Flow Athletic Studio.
“For so many of our guests, a visit to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a rare opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and restore,” says James Wyndham, General Manager. “In the midst of this stunning mountain setting, we are thrilled to offer unique wellness escapes in collaboration with some of Australia’s top experts and practitioners, giving guests an opportunity to re-connect with nature, and of course experience the true luxury that they can expect from a One&Only Nature resort.”
The One&Only Spa is haven of tranquillity, boasting sweeping mountain views and state-of-the-art facilities. Signature spa treatments utilize Australia’s own 100% chemical-free skin care range Sodashi, ensuring each and every treatment is a journey of holistic wellbeing.
Friday, 31 August to Sunday, 2 September
Jocelyn Petroni is one of Australia’s leading beauty artisans, renowned for her bespoke facial treatments and flawless manicures. Guests at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will have the opportunity to book personally-tailored facial treatments with Jocelyn and her expert team.
Providing visible skin results in a calm and relaxed environment, Jocelyn combines classical methods with innovative techniques, utilising Sodashi and Ultraceuticals skincare, to ensure healthy glowing skin. There will also be pampering nail services available for those searching for a meticulous manicure, resulting in beautiful nails polished to perfection.
Treatment prices applicable. Spaces are limited, advanced reservations are essential.
Anthia Koullouros from Ovvio Organics
Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 September
Anthia Koullouros, the founder of Ovvio Organics, will host an array of unique wellness experiences for guests. As a practising Naturopath for over 20 years, Anthia will share her knowledge and passion for holistic health, whilst discussing the importance of implementing a daily self-care practice.
The weekend programme includes a personal consultation with Anthia, daily yoga sessions, group wellness session including herbal tea blending with some healthy treats, a blissful breakfast on the Main Homestead terrace and an Ovvio Organics gift to take home.
Complimentary to guests. Spaces are limited, advanced bookings essential.
Candle Making with Atelier Lumira
Friday, 21 and Saturday, 22 September
Almira Armstrong, founder of Lumira, luxury scented candle and fragrance house, will host candle-making sessions in the mountains for Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley guests. The power of scent has been harnessed to inspire, to comfort, to transport, and to enliven the spirit and guests will have the opportunity to personally select their own beautiful fragrance and gain an insight into the exquisite art of this craft.
The weekend includes a candle-making session complete with champagne and canapes, a Pilates session, a blissful breakfast on the Main Homestead terrace and a Lumira X Wolgan Valley signature candle to take home.
Complimentary to guests. Spaces are limited, advanced reservations are essential.
Sodashi Weekend of Wellness
Friday, 26 and Saturday, 27 October
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley welcomes Sodashi founder Megan Larsen back to the resort to host the Sodashi Weekend of Wellness. Guests can immerse themselves in the restorative powers of nature, with a comprehensive spa and wellness programme designed by Megan to nurture the mind, ease the body and refresh the soul.
The weekend includes a personalised wellness consultation with Megan, daily yoga sessions, guided hike of the nature reserve, 90-minute One&Only Spa treatment, Better Sleep rituals each evening, Sodashi spa products in-villa, Sodashi gift pack and homecare regime including personalised oils blended by Megan Larsen.
$300 per guest. Spaces are limited, advanced reservations are essential.
Yoga Retreat with Kate Kendall
Friday, 23 and Saturday 24 November
Kate Kendall, from Sydney’s renowned Flow Athletic Studio, will host an unforgettable Yoga Retreat in the heart of the Greater Blue Mountains. Kate brings her extensive experience and passion for teaching the art of slowing down to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley where guests will embark on a journey of personal wellbeing where all aspects of natural health will be explored. The weekend programme includes daily Yoga and meditation sessions on the resort’s Yoga deck, a blissful breakfast on the Main Homestead terrace, evening affirmations by Kate Kendall, Sodashi spa amenities in-villa and a wellness gift to take home.
Complimentary to guests. Spaces are limited, advanced bookings essential.
Two-night accommodation packages for two at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley start at AUD $2,090 per evening in a Heritage Villa with private pool, including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, local wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages with meals and two nature-based activities.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has recently announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of Nature Resorts, Urban Resorts and Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced two new Nature Resorts in Rwanda. Other resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. In addition, One&Only has announced One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai, as part of the evolution of the portfolio. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com