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Heilsame Natur der Dolomiten

June 15, 2018

Presseinformation Sporthotel Panorama

Heilsame Natur der Dolomiten
Kräuterwanderungen und Brotbacken im Sporthotel Panorama

Wandern ist nicht nur eine beliebte Outdoor-Aktivität für Jung und Alt, sondern auch sehr gesund für Körper und Geist. Das malerische Panorama der Dolomiten macht eine Wanderung zum einzigartigen Naturschauspiel. Während des Sommers im Gadertal präsentiert sich die Landschaft – seit 2009 UNESCO-Naturerbe – in ihrer vollen Pracht. Besonders die urwüchsige Flora der Alpen verleiht der Region ein fast magisches Flair: Im kleinen Dorf Corvara, zwischen hohen Gipfeln und steilen Felsvorsprüngen gelegen, bewahren die Menschen seit Jahrhunderten das Geheimnis der heimischen Bergkräuter. Auch Besucher können bei den geführten Kräuterwanderungen in die traumhafte Bergwelt der Dolomiten eintauchen und die heilsamen Kräfte der Natur erleben.

Die Südtiroler Dolomiten des Gadertals mit ihrem imposanten Panorama beeindrucken Groß und Klein. Denn Val Badia – wie das Gadertal auf Italienisch heißt – hat für jeden etwas Besonderes zu bieten: vom Erklimmen des höchsten Gipfels des Sellastocks, dem Piz Boé, bis hin zu gemütlichen Sommertouren über die Alm- und Blumenwiesen von Piz La Ila und Piz Arlara. In den Bergen rund um Corvara bieten die zahlreichen Sonnentage die perfekte Voraussetzung für eine erholsame Wanderung in die Berge. Geführt von der Gesundheitsberaterin Gertrud Gummerer kommen Wanderer verborgenen Schätzen der Natur näher und entdecken besonders bei Brotbackkursen den exquisiten Geschmack der Alpenkräuter neu.

Kräuter, eine ladinische Tradition
Im südlichsten Teil des Tales hält die Region Alta Badia zahlreiche aromatische Überraschungen bereit. Von der weißen Schafgarbe, über den grünen Glücksklee bis hin zur verkannten Brennnessel: Im Gadertal blühen über 180 verschiedene Arten Kräutern – alle mit einer ganz speziellen wohltuenden Wirkung. „Ob als leckere Zutat der Kräuterküche oder Stärkungsmittel für das Immunsystem, Kräuter gelten seit Jahrhunderten als schmerzlindernde und beruhigende Naturheilmittel“, betont die Gesundheitsexpertin. Mit Gertrud Gummerer, die von den Einheimischen alte Rezepte und Heilmethoden sammelt, können Besucher in Alta Badia auf geführten Wanderungen über Almwiesen und durch Wälder auf Entdeckungsreise in die Welt der Kräuter gehen. „Die Verwendung von Kräutern ist keine Hexerei, viel mehr ein Wissensschatz, den wir von unseren Vorfahren geerbt haben“. Unterwegs in der traumhaften Felskulisse der Dolomiten werden frische Kräuter gesammelt, die von der Expertin und den Gästen im Sporthotel verarbeitet werden – zu geschmackvollen Backwaren oder natürlichen Cremes.

Alta Badia: Wanderungen durch Farben und Düfte
Im Sporthotel Panorama haben Gäste etwa bis Ende Juni die Möglichkeit, die große Vielfalt der Kräuterwelt zu erleben. „Genau zu diesem Zeitpunkt blüht überall an Wegrändern die Schafgarbe, eine Heilpflanze, die bereits in der Antike für ihre antibakterielle Wirkung bekannt war“, erklärt Gertrud Gummerer. Der aufmerksame Wanderer lernt: Auch heute findet die Pflanze bei Appetitlosigkeit oder bei leichten Magenbeschwerden Anwendung – sowohl als ätherisches Öl als auch als Tee. Weiter führt die Wanderung durch die Felswände des Sas dla Crusc, der Lavarela und des Sassonghers. In weiter Ferne erblickt man die imposante Marmolada. Je höher man kommt, desto mehr verändern sich auch Landschaft und Vegetation: „Besonders in höheren Lagen findet bei einem frischen und feuchten Boden die Brennnessel perfekte Lebensbedingungen“, geht die Wanderführerin weiter. Die dunkelgrünen, häufig schmerzenden Blätter dieser nützlichen Pflanze sind äußerst vitamin- und mineralstoffreich. „Sie können als Tee, im Salat oder als Beilage wie Spinat genossen werden.“ Auf den sauren Böden in den schattigen Wäldern finden Kräutersucher vor allem weißen oder roten Klee. Die geschmackvollen Arten helfen als Tee bei Verdauungsstörungen oder können rheumatische Schmerzen lindern.

Südtiroler Brot: Ein Meisterwerk aus Corvara
Zurück von der Wanderung können Gäste des Vier-Sterne-Hotels Panorama ihre gesammelten Kräuter – beziehungsweise bereits getrocknete Vorräte – gleich zu ladinischen Spezialitäten verarbeiten. Unter Anleitung von Gertrud Gummerer wird das typische Südtiroler Brot gebacken. Ganz traditionell mit altertümlichem Werkzeug und nur mit einheimischem Getreide. Nach altem Rezept verwendet man nur reinen Natursauerteig, der das Brot leichter verdaulich und länger haltbar macht. Zum besonderen Geschmackserlebnis wird das Brot aber erst durch die Kräuter: „Gewürze wie Brotklee, Kümmel und Anis verleihen dem Teig den typischen, aromareichen – und einfach unwiderstehlichen – Brotgeschmack!“, verrät die Gesundheitsexpertin.

Mehr Informationen zum Angebot des Sporthotels Panorama finden Sie hier: www.sporthotel-panorama.com/de

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Air Quality is Safe in the Hawaiian Islands

June 15, 2018

“Air Quality is Safe in the Hawaiian Islands” – Hawaii Governor David Ige and State’s Top Health Official

HONOLULU – Knowing travelers are expressing concerns about emissions from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Governor David Ige and State Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler emphasized today that the air quality of the Hawaiian Islands is safe and should not dissuade them from booking vacations.

Dr. Pressler commented, “The air quality for the vast majority of the Hawaiian Islands is clean and healthy. The emissions from Kilauea volcano are a non-factor for Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai. The weather is beautiful and warm with cooling trade winds everywhere in Hawaii and is exactly what travelers expect when coming here for a relaxing and fun vacation experience. This includes Hilo, Pahoa and the Kona and Kohala coasts on the island of Hawaii.

“The areas where precautions are required for people are in lower Puna where lava is flowing and downwind from there on the island of Hawaii, particularly if they have respiratory problems. Because of heavy emissions of vog, as well as occasional bursts of ash plumes from the Kilauea summit, the southeast portions of the island are also routinely experiencing concerning conditions. Those visiting areas south of Hilo should stay alert for air quality updates, especially when wind conditions change. Fortunately, when trade winds are blowing, the vog and ash routinely move in a southwesterly direction and out to sea away from the Hawaiian Islands.”

Governor Ige stated, “Hawaii’s air quality is being closely monitored on a continuing basis by scientists, meteorologists and the Hawaii State Department of Health. This team of experts says the air quality in the Hawaiian Islands is safe for residents and visitors, except in the affected areas.

“Two other topics that I want to alleviate people’s concerns about are laze and the Puna Geothermal Venture plant. Laze is a natural reaction that occurs whenever lava flows into the ocean as it is doing now and has from time to time over the past 35 years. This is all part of nature’s way of creating new land for life to grow. Laze is limited to the area where the lava meets the ocean and is not a danger to people who keep a safe distance away.

“At the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, the state is actively directing protective actions to reduce the risk from lava flows moving nearby. The underground wells have been sealed and secured minimizing the threat to the safety of people and communities.

“The bottom line is that there is no reason for travelers to avoid making their vacation plans in the Hawaiian Islands due to safety concerns because of Kilauea volcano.

“Visitors will be welcomed with open arms and treated to the hospitality, aloha, warmth and natural beauty that is found everywhere in Hawaii. The only area to avoid is lower Puna where the eruption is ongoing.”

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), echoed the governor’s sentiment in welcoming visitors to Hawaii. “We understand the concern some travelers may have about coming to Hawaii while Kilauea volcano is so much more active at this time. But we encourage everyone to do their research and rely on trusted federal, state and county resources that are providing truthful, accurate information about what is taking place in Hawaii. Those who do will find that coming to Hawaii is a smart decision to enjoy a wonderful summer vacation.”

Kilauea has been an active volcano since 1983 and is one of Hawaii’s most popular attractions. Over the years residents and visitors have been drawn to the wonder of seeing nature at work in the creation of new land via tours or visits to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Most of the park is currently closed until further notice.

For the latest update on air quality in the Hawaiian Islands, please reference the State of Hawaii Interagency Vog Information Dashboard: http://www.ivhhn.org/vog/

For the latest tourism updates please visit the Special Alerts page of the Hawaii Tourism Authority: http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/

Travelers planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands who have questions can contact the Hawaii Tourism United States Call Center at 1-800-GOHAWAII (1-800-464-2924).

About the Hawaii Tourism Authority
The Hawaii Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawaii’s marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawaii, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawaii’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism’s success.

For more information about HTA, please visit http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. Follow updates about HTA on Facebook, Twitter (@HawaiiHTA) and its YouTube Channel.
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VILLA LENA PARTNERS UP WITH SECRET YOGA CLUB AND ZEPHYR WILDMAN

June 15, 2018

VILLA LENA PARTNERS UP WITH SECRET YOGA CLUB AND ZEPHYR WILDMAN FOR AUGUST 2018 RETREAT

Located in the heart of rural Tuscany, Villa Lena is simultaneously a creative residence, rare agriturismo experience and holiday destination, making it the perfect location for a unique and innovative yoga retreat. Villa Lena’s latest partnership with Secret Yoga Club marks an ongoing relationship between the two brands and promises a one-of-a-kind experience: Secret Yoga Club will team up with Villa Lena to offer a thoughtful programme of creative classes and sessions, to compliment daily yoga practices.

Using Villa Lena as an atmospheric and inspiring backdrop, SYC founder, Gabrielle Hales, and London-based senior yoga teacher, Zephyr Wildman, will lead guests through a week-long exploration of yoga. For those who would like to dive a little bit deeper into the ancient practises, Zephyr will also host additional afternoon Ayurveda philosophy and yoga psychology sessions, in the beautiful setting of the Tuscan countryside.

What to Expect

The interdisciplinary nature of Villa Lena makes it the perfect host for this retreat that, not only focuses on the yoga itself, but also utilises the surrounding space and facilities to create experiences that are memorable and life changing. Villa Lena is a simple yet sophisticated place to nourish your mind, body and heart; surrounded by 500 hectares of woodland, olive groves, vegetable gardens and vineyards, and with access two swimming pools and a yoga deck, guests are welcome to explore Villa Lena’s stunning grounds in between classes.

Secret Yoga Club’s residency at Villa Lena is open to both seasoned guests – wanting to delve deeper into more esoteric, tantric Yogic knowledge – in addition to those guests who wish to have the freedom to roam around the olive groves and drink organic wine in the sunshine. Guests can anticipate Villa Lena’s organic estate-to-plate eating and drinking, enjoy enriching conversation and connect with an inspiring art community. This latest collaboration between Villa Lena, Secret Yoga Club and Zephyr Wildman promises a truly unique and exceptional Tuscan experience that hopes to put guests on a path towards health, fulfilment and serenity.

The Villa Lena x Secret Yoga Club retreat includes:

· 7 nights staying at Villa Lena, in beautiful modern accommodation

· Daily lectures focusing on breath-centric asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, mantra and meditation

· Creative workshops

· Sound healing sessions

· Intuitive movement or dance

· Mindful walks

· Vegetarian brunch and dinner cooked with local produce, by Villa Lena’s amazing resident chefs
The retreat takes place 22nd – 29th August at Villa Lena, Pisa and tickets start from £1300 for a twin room; to be purchased here.

About Villa Lena

Founded by contemporary art collector Lena Evstafieva, her musician husband Jérôme Hadey and their friend Lionel Bensemoun, a successful entrepreneur and founder of the hip Parisian nightclub Le Baron, Villa Lena aims to bring together their experiences in entertainment, music, art, film and other creative fields in one place. Art and culture are at the heart of the project and the estate is a creatively inspiring and serene place both for individuals and families, with a diverse and international context for the guests and the artists of Villa Lena.

The restoration of Villa Lena commenced in 2013. Interior designer Clarisse Demory revived the living spaces by recycling and restoring some of the existing Tuscan furniture combined with vintage mid-century pieces. This eclectic “neo folk” style creates a fresh and uncluttered atmosphere throughout the hotel. Rooms are designed with an emphasis on easy chic and spaces are filled with vintage pieces, recycled furniture and art produced at the residency.

Offering multiple places to stay and to rest and enjoy your break, guests are invited to rent apartments or houses which are spread over the estate, including rooms in converted stables, self-contained apartments, and private houses. San Michele is located right in the centre of the property, next to the main pool and with the views of either the 19th century villa or Tuscan rolling hills. San Michele rooms have been renovated in the winter of 2016/17 and offer en-suite and shared bathrooms with AC and wifi. Santa Maria is a former hunters lodge recently renovated; Santa Maria now houses four modest one bedroom apartments. Renacchi is set within 10-minute walking distance from the heart of the property and is ideal for a family holiday. It houses 6 individual apartments, each fully equipped with their own kitchen and dining area. The pool and an outdoor wood fire grill area are perfect for evening BBQ’s, which can be used by all guests, as well as a kid’s park. Fattoria houses ancient stables remodelled into apartments with high ceilings, terraces and tall fireplaces and Stento and Stentino are two separate houses with a shared pool 15 minutes’ walk from the centre.

For further information on Villa Lena, please visit the website http://www.villa-lena.it
Facebook.com/villalenatuscany
Instagram: @villalena

For further information on Secret Yoga Club, please visit the website www.secretyogaclub.co.uk

Instagram: @secretyogaclub

For press enquiries please contact Purple:
Mark Shand | mark.shand@purplepr.com | 020 7434 7065
Sylvia Ross | sylvia.ross@purplepr.com | 020 7434 7082
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