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Retreat of the Week: Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel

M.A.K.E.-Wellness-Suite // (c) 2014 Shore Club
M.A.K.E.-Wellness-Suite // (c) 2014 Shore Club

Is it too early to start planning for Mother’s Day? Maybe. But, for those looking for a unique mother-daughter getaway, check into the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. It’s by the beach and, if you’re already in L.A., it’s a staycation with eco-friendly appeal. The Shore Hotel is honoring Mother Earth and mother’s around the world with a special promotion that pampers them both.

From Earth Day to Mother’s Day, guests who opt into the Green Clean program to protect Mother Earth will receive a complimentary breakfast in bed for their mom. As Santa Monica’s only LEED Gold certified property, the Shore Hotel was designed to be an environmentally conscious beachside getaway. The Green Clean program allows guests to minimize their impact by choosing to reuse their towels and sheets during the course of their stay. Shore Hotel guests also have Green Concierge at their disposal, the hotel’s own local expert on all things sustainable and eco-friendly.

Additionally, mom will receive a re-usable canvas tote for shopping at the Santa Monica’s Farmers Markets or the Green Light Shopping District.  From limiting emissions and exploring the city by bicycle, treating mom to a dinner at one of Santa Monica’s sustainable seafood restaurants, to shopping at certified green boutique shops, a stay at the Shore Hotel provides a wide array of options that treat mom and the environment.


Take a Break: Spring Yoga Retreat

Bermuda Yoga Festival // (c) 2014
Bermuda Yoga Festival // (c) 2014

Okay, yogis. I know it’s a little bit far-flung for Angelenos but how fun would a mother-daughter spring break yoga retreat in Bermuda be? If you are up for a zen adventure, here is the deal:

Yoga enthusiasts are invited to celebrate wellness at the first annual Bermuda Yoga Festival. Taking place from April 3-6 on the grounds of the Fairmont Southampton, the yoga festival will provide travelers the opportunity to meet and take part in yoga and wellness classes and workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from 42 master classes and workshops as well as take part in wisdom talks, kirtan, meditation, qigong and ecstatic dance led by celebrated teachers and international presenters, including:

·         Elena Browner, Virayoga NYC

·         Kia Miller, Radiant Body Yoga

·         Rusty Wells, Bhakti Flow

·         Beryl Bender Birch, The Hard & Soft Yoga institute

·         Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga of the Heart

·         David Newman (Durga Das), Merging with Grace/The Stay Strong Project

·         Faith Hunter, Embrace Your Flow

·         Swami Asokanandada, Integral Yoga International

·         C.C. White, This is Soul Kirtan!

·         Camella Nair – Swami Nibhrtananda, Aqua Kriya Yoga

·         Sue Elkind, DIG Yoga

Travelers can purchase an all-access pass to the festival for $505. Day passes are also available. While Bermuda is quite a haul from the West Coast, it is about a two-hour flight from major hubs in the East — and a visit could easily be combined with a quick big-city break in destinations such as New York City or Atlanta.