Pravassa Announces Inaugural Wellness Travel Tour With Vassar College

Academia's first wellness travel tour will take place Oct 19th - 24th in New Mexico

May 13, 2014, 10:00 ET from Pravassa Wellness Travel

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pravassa will operate its first wellness travel tour for the educational travel market in partnership with the Vassar College Travel Program this fall. The "Inner and Outer Landscapes" tour takes a small group of the college's alumnae/i and friends to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, October 19 – 24, 2014. This tour encompasses the sights, sounds, and flavors of the American Southwest, but is as much about the participants themselves, as actual destination.

Under the leadership of Professor Sangeeta Biagi, PhD., Vassar adjunct professor, yoga instructor, life coach and scholar, tour participants will focus on a journey of inner and outer exploration as they immerse themselves in the stunningly beautiful landscapes of what has been called 'The Land of Enchantment'. Pravassa's signature tour inclusions, such as yoga classes, art gallery visits, meditation, artisan workshops, evening relaxations, visits to pilgrimage sites, vegetarian cooking classes, and spa treatments all feature in this carefully paced six-day itinerary, where all levels of fitness and yoga experience are equally welcome.

Certified Wellness Expert and Pravassa founder, Linden Schaffer, personally accompanies every tour the company organizes, facilitating individual relaxation and stress-reduction, life-balance consulting, and making sure each client's needs are met. "Wellness is a lifestyle choice, it's multifaceted, and is about balance, which is different for every person," said Schaffer "We are thrilled to be partnering with such a well-respected institution as Vassar College for this inaugural wellness tour as we know the alumnae/i are open to this growing trend in healthful travel." The company's sustainability ethic eschews paper brochures for well-designed, clear all-digital tour information. With a remarkably simple single click booking and payments interface, clients appreciate the information at their fingertips.

Vassar College is the first academic institution to offer a wellness program with Pravassa. "This partnership has generated a great deal of excitement within the alumni travel market and with other colleges interested in partnering on similar programs " said Susan Quade, Associate Director of Alumnae/I Affairs, at Vassar College. She is already planning a PWT 'Contemplation of Art/Art of Contemplation' tour with Professor Biagi, in her native Florence, Italy, for next year.

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Pravassa has been a pioneer in the wellness travel movement since it was founded in 2009. The company's core principles guide each tour's creation promising boutique hotel accommodations that support the local community, individual and group sessions with wellness experts on every journey, as well as solo time to reflect, and the opportunity to disconnect from the digital world. Each tour is experienced through Pravassa's wellness philosophy, which is rooted in these five tenets: Physical Activity, Stress Reduction, Spiritual Connection, Food Education, and Cultural Involvement. Wellness destinations for the 2014/15-year include Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, Italy, Spain, Colombia and India.

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