Chopra and Swan Hellenic “Explore & Restore” Well-Being Voyage
“Explore & Restore” Meets Consumer Demand for Culturally-Rich and Spirit-Awakening Expeditions—and Addresses the $814.6 Billion Global Wellness Tourism Market
Programming Includes Chopra-Certified Instructors Leading Daily Meditation, Yoga & Breathwork Sessions, Ayurvedic Culinary Offerings, and Expert-Led Workshops, With Six Initial Routes Planned for 2024
Chopra and Swan Hellenic “Explore & Restore” Well-Being Voyage
New York, NY, Oct. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chopra, a leading integrative health company founded by global well-being pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D. and part of The Healing Company Inc. (OTCQB: HLCO) (“The Healing Company” or the “Company”), today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Swan Hellenic, a leader in luxury cultural expeditions by sea.
Inspired by the healing properties of the sea, Chopra and Swan Hellenic have united to create an “Explore & Restore” well-being voyage intentionally curated to foster self-discovery and cultural immersion. Transcending the traditional boundaries of wellness tourism, “Explore & Restore” pairs inward journeys with outward exploration, resulting in a deeply enriching, healing experience—with impacts that last long after the voyage has concluded.
The partnership represents a continued dedication to delivering world-class wellness experiences for Chopra, and the first foray into the U.S. market for Swan Hellenic. Sales of the “Explore & Restore” well-being expeditions begin today, with six journeys slated for 2024 featuring five to nine days of programming. In addition, all Swan Hellenic ships will have a Chopra-certified meditation and yoga teacher offering daily private and group sessions.
“Healing programs like ‘Explore & Restore’ offer a unique opportunity for individuals to nourish their well-being while forging a meaningful connection with the world,” said Dr. Deepak Chopra, Chief Scientific Advisor to The Healing Company. “In my mission to help one billion people access healing, these spirit-awakening experiences play a pivotal role in propelling us towards a more just, sustainable, peaceful, healthy, and joyful world.”
“As we continue to undergo a renaissance since relaunching our cultural expedition cruises three years ago, Swan Hellenic’s primary emphasis has been to embrace wellness with our first entry into the American market next year. This launch, in collaboration with Chopra, signifies a momentous milestone,” said Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic. “During this transformative journey, wellness and exploration seamlessly merge, igniting a unique path that invites travelers to embark on a voyage where self-care and discovery coexist. This collaboration mirrors our commitment to delivering authentic luxury and intimate, remote experiences with well-being at the forefront.”
Inaugural “Explore & Restore” expeditions in 2024 will enable guests to experience the rich tapestry of wellness traditions across the world, including:
Panama City, Panama to Acapulco, Mexico – March 27 to April 2
Nassau, Bahamas to New York, United States, including a session with Dr. Deepak Chopra – May 10 to May 15
New York, United States to Halifax, Canada, including a session with Dr. Deepak Chopra – May 15 to May 21
Palermo, Italy to Piraeus, Greece – August 28 to September 5
Philipsburg, Saint Maarten to Bridgetown, Barbados – October 16 to October 22
Maputo, Mozambique to Cape Town, South Africa – November 6 to November 13
“Explore & Restore” expeditions will include Ayurvedic culinary offerings, daily meditation, yoga and breathwork classes, and expert-led workshops designed to unveil their authentic self and ignite their path to purpose all while traveling to the most captivating places on Earth. Furthermore, Chopra is offering an “Explore & Restore” app program designed to help travelers ready their mind, body, and spirit, before, during, and long after their journeys—ultimately fostering a healing ritual that will have a lasting impact wherever they are.
“No longer confined to just spa treatments and yoga sessions, today’s discerning consumer is in pursuit of enriching experiences that encapsulate—and expand—their mental, physical, and spiritual health,” said Simon Belsham, CEO and Co-Founder of The Healing Company. “The Chopra ‘Explore & Restore’ program is a voyage of self-discovery and healing that inspires a profound connection with the world and oneself—and resonates long after the journey has ended. We are delighted to partner with Swan Hellenic to reimagine what a wellness retreat by sea looks like, in continuation of our strategy to bring forward impactful, highly innovative healing products and experiences in high growth sectors.”
As one of the fastest growing travel segments1, the global wellness tourism market is projected to reach $814.6 billion in 2030 and is expanding at a 12.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)2. That growth along with the acceleration of the global cruise market—estimated to reach $22.8 billion in 2032 with an 11% CAGR3—underscores Chopra and Swan Hellenic’s understanding of the evolving preferences of modern travelers. By creating a bespoke spirit-awakening journey, Chopra and Swan Hellenic have developed a distinct experience for consumers to nurture their well-being while embracing the wonders of the world.
“As the travel and wellness industries have become more inexorably linked, our partnership with Swan Hellenic to create a deeply enriching expedition signifies the increasing demand for a new travel experience—one where personal well-being is seamlessly integrated into every voyage,” added Belsham.
For more information about the Chopra “Explore & Restore” well-being voyage, please visit https://chopra.com/explore.
Chopra is a leading integrative health company that is empowering personal transformation for millions of people globally to expand our collective wellbeing. Anchored by the life’s practice and research of Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D., a pioneer in integrative medicine, Chopra’s signature programs have been proven to improve overall wellbeing through a focus on physical, mental and spiritual health. By providing tools, guidance, and community, Chopra aims to advance a culture of wellbeing and make a healthy, peaceful, and joyful life accessible to all. Download the Chopra app on iOS and Android, and follow them on Instagram @chopra.
Chopra is part of The Healing Company (OTCQB: HLCO), a community of powerful brands whose aim is to bring integrated healing to the world.
About The Healing Company
The Healing Company Inc. was founded with a bold aim: Bring integrated healing to the world. Compelled by the global healthcare crisis and a deep belief in a different way—one which draws on conventional medicine and ancient wisdom, science and nature—the company looks to democratize access to integrated healing methods, while helping the world evolve how it thinks about health and healthcare. To do so, the company is building a community of powerful healing brands, identifying, acquiring, and helping scale the reach and impact of the world’s highest potential healing practices & products.
The Healing Company’s common stock is quoted for trading on the OTCQB under the symbol HLCO, and its investors and advisors include global wellbeing icon Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, renowned investor and psychedelics entrepreneur Christian Angermayer, and Social Chain & Thirdweb founder and Dragons Den member Steven Bartlett. For more information, visit http://www.healingcompany.com and follow them on Instagram @heal_co.
About Swan Hellenic
Swan Hellenic relaunched in July 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising the company pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook dedicated to providing guests with the opportunity to see what others don’t. Dedicated to guests with a passion for adventure and cultural exploration, the company’s meticulously planned itineraries explore the wild landscapes, wildlife, peoples and unique cultures of the world’s less traveled regions. Its ships feature elegant Scandi-design interiors, extensive outdoor spaces and dedicated expedition facilities. The crew includes an expedition team comprising expert guides, speakers and lecturers, and numbering 120 and 140 respectively almost equals the number of guests, reflecting the high levels of attentive personal service provided. For more information, visit www.swanhellenic.com and follow them on Instagram @swanhelleniccruises.
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