Friday
26
From August 26 to September 1
7:30 to 10:00 am
Breakfast
As you enter the dining room, you will notice that there are tables for two or for six people. Thanks to the spirit of conviviality that often develops among guests, it is easy to opt for a place at a table for six and share a meal with other guests in a pleasantly informal atmosphere.
7:45 to 8:30
Fitness walk
Start your day off on the right foot with a walk along our magnificent trails and meander through pristine forests and rolling hills. You will be guided by one of our kinesiologists who will adapt the difficulty level to your physical condition.This fitness walk will surely get your heart pumping. It is held every morning and is an excellent way to start your day. Who knows? It might become an habit. * During the summer, we suggest you to wear your bathing suit under your clothes to complete beautifully the experience with a swim in the pond.
8:35 to 9:10
Hatha Yoga
Come practice traditional yoga postures to relieve the body of a safe and gentle way. This practice accessible to all, in accordance with the principles of alignment, develops your flexibility, strength and balance, both physically and mentally. Class presented by Kasia Chelkowska, member of the Kinesiology team at Spa Eastman. Yoga Teacher, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner (joint mobilization, gentle stretching and pressure), Kasia focuses on various forms of therapeutic movements.
9:30 to 10:10
Anti-stress walk
You are out of time? This walk is right for you! Special techniques will help you focus on yourself and enjoy the here and now. It also allows you to take a well deserved break and free yourself from the daily grind.
10:15 to 11:15
Stretch & Breathe
This conference reminds us of the benefits of stretching and breathing when executed in full consciousness. These simple techniques for managing stress, are presented by Kasia Chelkowska, member of the Kinesiology team at Spa Eastman. Yoga Teacher, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner (joint mobilization, gentle stretching and pressure), Kasia focuses on various forms of therapeutic movements. The aim of the conference is to stimulate you prioritize your wellbeing using simple tools at your fingertips.
12:00 to 12:45
Move with pleasure in pool
While in the pool, you will be conducting movements against the resistance of water. This activity is for anyone who loves to move to the music and get fit!
12pm to 2pm
Lunch
Throughout the years, we have at times questioned whether or not to maintain buffet service at all meals. However, our experience, and also our deepest convictions, has shown that only the buffet has the ability to titillate and encourage visitors to discover new foods and a greater assortment of condiments. This formula has also been preferred because it allows each guest to create their own special dish, all in taking into account the activity they wish to do after their meal. At lunchtime, for example, one who is getting ready to receive a treatment will be happy to put together a light meal from the many choices available at the buffet. Conversely so, at the same meal, a visitor having just completed a session of aqua-aerobics and who will be going on a long hike in the afternoon, will be happy to refuel and all the while make more culinary discoveries! It is to preserve this flexibility and variety that the buffet has been maintained at breakfast and during the evening meal, even though table service is offered.
3pm
« Vert » de bienvenue, welcome
At 3PM the day of your arrival, you are invited to our "Vert de bienvenue." This meeting aims to familiarize yourself with the site and give you the information needed to maximize the benefits and enjoyment of your stay at Spa Eastman. It is followed by the tasting of our famous green smoothie, which has also given its name to the tour "Vert de Bienvenue" means green welcome!
4pm to 4:45pm
Gourmand Recepies
The tonic cuisine of the Spa has three basic principles : no dairy, no gluten and low temperature cooking for meat and fish. The way of cooking can be easily reproducted at home by replacing some traditional ingredients by elemets of this diet. During this workshop, Edith Smeesters will give you some tips to integrate this kitchen at home with the book “Gourmet Recepies” that the Spa has co-written with Jacqueline Lagacé. You will also learn about Edith’s journey to the tonic cuicine and its achievements on her health. Edith Smeesters graduated in biology and is a pioneer in environment in Quebec. She has written several books and lectures on this subject since the 80s. Edith is currently spokesperson for Équiterre ecological horticulture. She has received several awards for his involvement in environment and is a member of the prestigious "Circle of the Phoenix." Elle magazine Quebec was chosen from 27 Quebecers to the rescue of Biodiversity in 2012.
6pm-8pm
Dinner
As you enter the dining room, you will notice that there are tables for two or for six people. Thanks to the spirit of conviviality that often develops among guests, it is easy to opt for a place at a table for six and share a meal with other guests in a pleasantly informal atmosphere.
8:30pm to 9:30pm
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