Getting groups active and in nature is a great way to improve brain power and stim- ulate creativity. Here are three properties
that put a wellness spin on teambuilding.
Historic Harbor View Hotel (www.harborviewh
otel.com) on Martha’s Vineyard, Md., partners
with Farm.Field.Sea. to offer groups a variety of
culinary experiences unique to the island. Groups
can opt for a customized retreat that might include a tour and workshop on foraging or cheese-making, for example; a wellness or teambuilding
activity; and healthy farm-to-table meals created
with local, fresh ingredients.
At Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort &
Spa ( www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com) in Paradise Valley, Ariz., planners can incorporate events
such as Iron Chef America-inspired culinary
competitions, aura readings and photography
workshops to fuel creativity, or active options
such as group hikes, yoga and Pilates. Additionally, a Corporate Power-Up features a choice of
cardio beats/drumming, boot camp, zumba class
or tennis match. Chair exercises and Breathe and
Rejuvenate sessions are also available.
Groups meeting at Whiteface Lodge (www.
thewhitefacelodge.com) can take full advantage
of its setting in Lake Placid, N. Y., twice host of the
Olympic Winter Games. The resort can arrange
teambuilding activities such as curling and
bobsledding in the same facilities where Olympic
athletes have trained and competed, as well as
ziplining and mountaineering adventures.
They’re jammed with content with a rigid agenda. People get so revved up, but it’s my
experience that they get the greatest returns when they look from a settled mind.
“So think of a settled mind when you put your meetings together and give that space for
people to reflect,” he added.
Savoca said being centered, present and clear is definitely the path to productivity and
fulfillment—both from a personal and team perspective.
“Our work is about delivering results for individuals, teams and organizations—it’s just
done in a different way,” Savoca said. “When you’re coming from a place of more clarity
and focus and presence, you will get the results. It’s just the opposite of thinking you have
to be busy and have all the distractions to accomplish something.
“Life is not a series of boxes to check off,” he added. “It’s presence, it’s relationships, it’s
people. If you want to drive results, there’s a better way.”
In the end, our group—sand between our toes and all—could not have agreed more.
Check out the digital version of this story on Meetings Today.com for more information
on how O’Malley and Savoca are working to help corporate groups and other teams transform through personal insights, shared experiences, clarity and presence.
BRIAN O’MALLEY PADDLEBOARD YOGA, SANCTUARY ON
CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA
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PROGRAM ATTENDEE TAKES TIME TO REFLECT
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