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A New Wellness Initiative Launches At The Four Seasons New York Downtown

A New Wellness Initiative Launches At The Four Seasons New York Downtown

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It’s hard to top the already luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons New York Downtown’s award-winning Spa. However, Director of Spa and Wellness Eric Smith is certainly trying. Right off of the successful launch of their partnership with IV drip provider Next Health, Smith has now gathered some of the wellness industry’s top experts on mind, body, and advanced skincare to provide exclusive services to patrons. 

Called The Collective, Smith says of the new initiative “What we love about New York City is that we are surrounded by the industry’s best leaders. As a global destination for wellness, we understand that our guests are looking for a more holistic approach to health, mental well-being, and skincare. We hand-selected a group of sought-after experts in mental health, meditation, sound therapy, crystal healing, astrology, and advanced skincare. The Collective is our answer for guests who want to create a mindful, results-driven treatment plan.” 

But who will be joining this illustrious assembly? Smith has branched out into his extensive network to bring on some of the industry’s top leaders; Marta Hobbs a specialist in soulcare, Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine a celebrity facial masseur, Rashia Bell an authority in crystal healing, astrologer Rebecca Gordon, Nicole Hernandez a luxury traveling hypnotist, and Michelle Pirret an international sonic alchemist. 

Marta Hobbs

Marta Hobbs is a storyteller, a truth seeker, a spiritual teacher, a soul-led mentor, an author, and an entrepreneur. Drawing on her extensive life experiences of childhood trauma, immigration, and assimilation, as well as her healing and spiritual journey, Hobb’s mission is to help others find their freedom. As the creator and teacher of SoulCare – a spiritual practice to slow down the body, quiet the mind, and reconnect with the soul – Marta guides others toward healing, self-discovery, and heart-centered living. Combining somatic experiencing, yoga Nidra, visualization, meditation, breathwork, and various grounding and nervous system regulation practices, SoulCare guides guests on their journey of healing, self-discovery, and living heart-centered and soul-led. Personalized intimate sessions bring guests back into alignment with their souls. A single SoulCare session leaves you with lifetime tools on how to do this yourself. 

Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine 

Expert facial masseur and aesthetician Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine knows a lot about skin. With a whole host of celebrity clientele, his glowing complexions are seen across countless red carpets around the globe. Now the skin guru has partnered with ultra-luxurious beauty powerhouse, Augustinus Bader, as the brand’s spokesperson and spa-clinic specialist and is now in residency at the Spa. Using Augustinus Bader’s renowned signature facial, “The Method” Mcleod-Valentine provides a sophisticated facial treatment with the brand’s patented TFC8 complex to help boost cellular communication, promote circulation, firm, tone, and rejuvenate the skin. Alongside the spa’s sensorial enhancements, treatments include gentle skin lifting with micro-current and an artful sculpting facial massage, LED light, and scalp massage.  

Rashia Bell 

Rashia Bell is the co-founder and CEO of The Cristalline, a holistic energy lifestyle company that serves to help one find greater balance and alignment. Her work is rooted in intuitive connectivity, exploring mind/body and spatial connections amplified by the integration of natural crystal stones. With nearly ten years of experience as an Energetic Designer and Crystal Healer, her work has spanned from 1:1 personal healing work and intuitive coaching to energy harmonizing space clearings and designing energetically balanced environments for living and experiencing an attuned level of overall well-being. Rashia is also a certified Crystal Healer, Level 2 Reiki and LaHoChi Healer, Yoga instructor, movement practitioner, and trained in Myofascial Body Work. Her work has been complimented by studies in Akashic Records, Ancestral Trauma, and Herbalism. In May 2020, Rashia co-founded the global elemental energy natural sleep wellness company RE.VITYL. A company that is about prioritizing natural sleep health for greater well-being and living a vibrant life. 

Rebecca Gordon 

Renowned New York City Astrologer Rebecca Gordon has been practicing astrology since the age of 14 when she was trained and mentored by her mother. In addition to being a celebrated astrologer, Rebecca is an author, presenter, and founder of the 15-year running Astrology School where she offers a suite of classes and workshops. She is also the Resident Astrologer at Harper’s Bazaar and a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show. From healing astrology readings to robust courses, conferences, and inspiring international retreats, Rebecca’s vibrant practice has helped thousands over the past 15 years to align with their true life path. She has been gifted with the ability to translate cosmic symbols into everyday wisdom that is awakening, encouraging, and actionable for the client. 

Nicole Hernandez

Known as The Traveling Hypnotist, Nicole Hernandez guides guests through bespoke Hypnotic Journeys that help unpack and release anxiety, fear, and bad habits. She specializes in helping busy professionals navigate beyond their inner blocks to success in their careers, relationships, health, and legacy. Her clients experience a greater sense of inner wisdom, confidence, clarity and calmness, and deeper sleep. She is the creator of the TTH Method™, an accelerated inner-change process that positively impacts your thoughts, habits, beliefs, and identity. Nicole’s process is informed by modern hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness, and her innate intuitive gift. As a life-long student of behavioral psychology, neuroscience, movement, and spirituality, she believes in a solution-oriented approach anchored in an understanding that neuroplasticity is the key to true transformation. Each Hypnotic Journey combines imaginative, sensory-rich experiences and practical tools to interrupt old patterns of thinking and behavior. 

Michelle Pirret

Michelle Pirret is a musician and Sound Therapist whose work has been called hypnotizing and transformational. Utilizing her four-octave vocal range with an ensemble of dozens of overtone-emitting instruments including Crystal Tones™ Alchemy singing bowls, a multitude of hand-forged gongs, and hand percussion – her magnetic blend of elemental frequency and cosmic harmony transports the listener on a profound auditory journey. Michelle’s methodology – the skillful layering of frequencies from specialized overtone emitting instruments is carefully orchestrated to assist in the shifting of energy and discord from the body. Fusing elements of musicianship and wellness, Michelle’s work centers on mindfulness – facilitating harmonic well-being and the expansion of individual consciousness. The result is a mental clarity and focus that enables you to “leap over” all that is impeding you in thought and action. A journey with sound deeply relaxes the body – triggers the imagination, provides mental acuity, and allows for the expansion of creativity. Most importantly, it fosters a connection to one’s higher self.

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