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Mothers and daughters connect at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

A new weekend retreat of yoga, nutrition, spa treatments and plenty of mother and daughter bonding time will be offered at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Resort at Kingscliff, just south of the Gold Coast Airport, on the weekend of October 28 to 30.

The weekend retreat will include two nights' accommodation at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Resort, five yoga and meditation classes, two nutritional workshops, a Zumba class and an indulgent 50-minute pampering session at The Golden Door Spa, a yoga mat, daily breakfast, dinner on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, unlimited in-room movies and broadband internet access and full use of the resort's leisure facilities.

The weekend will be hosted by yoga therapist and former host of Yoga TV (Network Ten and Lifestyle Channel), Kris McIntyre along with nutritionist and author Michele Chevalley Hedge.

All of the meals during the weekend will be planned by Michele with a focus on taste and nutrition and prepared by the chefs at Season restaurant at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa.

Weekend packages start from $1,076 in total (for both mother and daughter). For bookings call Jolene Napper at Salt Conferences & Events on 02 6670 5027 or email jolene.napper@conferencesandeventsatsalt.com.au.

There are no age restrictions for this programme, but The Golden Door Spa only provides treatments for people under the age of 16 if the parent/guardian is in the same room. A limited number of dual treatment rooms are available.


Friday 28 October 2011
6.30-7.30pm Yoga with Kris McIntyre
8.00pm Dinner (Season restaurant, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
8.40-9.00pm Welcome & introduction with Kris McIntyre & Michele Chevalley Hedge followed by a relaxation session

Saturday 29 October 2011
6.30am Morning beach 'joggle - not a run'
7.00-8.15am Yoga with Kris McIntyre
8.30-9.30am Breakfast (Season restaurant, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
9.30-11.00am Food & nutrition session with Michele Chevalley Hodge
11.00-12.00 Zumba with the Golden Door
1.00 -2.00pm Lunch (lagoon poolside, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
2.00-5.30pm Free time and/or Golden Door treatments
5.30-6.30pm Yoga
6.45-7.45pm Dinner (Season restaurant, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
8.00pm Free time

Sunday 30 October 2011
6.30am Morning 'joggle - not a run'
7.00-8.15am Yoga with Kris McIntyre
8.30-9.30am Breakfast (Season restaurant, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
9.30-11.00am Food & nutrition session with Michele Chevalley Hodge
11.00am Check-out (luggage will be stored)
12.00-1.00pm Yoga
1.00-2.00pm Lunch (lagoon poolside, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa)
2.00pm Departure or relax at leisure


When it comes to increasing vitality, clearing brain fog, balancing hormones, and preventing disease, Michele Chevalley Hedge believes that good nutrition is proving to be the key element of quality health and wellbeing.

For the last 10 years, Michele has dedicated her studies and career to Nutrition. A dynamic health advocate, she runs her practice 'A Healthy View' in Sydney. Michele is an accredited nutritionist and author of many health related articles and enjoys writing from an evidence based medicine perspective to give her readers the most up to date factual information. She also understands the challenges of trying to incorporate good nutrition into a fast paced family, as the mother of three teenage children and owner of her busy practice.

Michele's knowledge is surpassed only by her enthusiasm and mission to help people through awareness and education. She often is found in the local supermarket, school play ground or on stage in front of an audience talking about Nutritional Transformation - Michele's favorite topic. Her high-energy, and vibrancy and practical nature is what her patients, retreat guests, school children and corporate clients like most about her. Visit ahealthyview.com.au

Kris McIntyre is a freelance writer, author and marketing consultant with a diverse and unusual background encompassing brand marketing, hotel management, TV hosting, freelance writing and yoga teaching.

As a yoga therapist, she specialises in content development and presentations for the mass media and is best known for her role as the host of Australia's YOGA TV (Network Ten and the Lifestyle Channel), which has been on air in the United Kingdom, United States, Turkey, Israel and New Zealand. She has taught for Elix'r Health Club in Sydney, Virgin Active in Cape Town as well as corporate providers - Karma Yoga and Yoga for the Seasons. She was co-founder of the Karma Detox Yoga Program and now teaches in Sydney in Rushcutters Bay Park (when the sun is shining) and runs yoga retreats with Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff, NSW.

As a freelance writer, author and editor Kris specialises in yoga, health/wellness, and travel with a focus on body and soul escapes. She co-authored Yoga for Switched on Living (Pan McMillan 2002) and has written for marie claire magazine (South Africa) and was a regular columnist and feature writer for body+soul (Sunday Telegraph, News Limited Australia) and Spa Life Magazine in Australia.