The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is delighted to announce the launch of Be Here, Be Now in partnership with Michael Miller, Director of New York Meditation Center and London Meditation Centre. Be Here, Be Now offers guests access to Miller’s meditation expertise and provides them with guidance to fully connect with the property’s peaceful, stunning and natural surroundings to achieve ultimate relaxation. The resort, which is nestled on a former coconut plantation and situated between the El Yunque Rainforest and Espiritu River, is Puerto Rico’s first and only certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary and presents a multitude of tranquil environments where one can meditate or simply slow down and unwind.
“We are thrilled to partner with Michael Miller and enhance our guests’ experience with the introduction of Be Here, Be Now,” says Terry Bechtold, General Manager of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. “Coupled with our beautiful location, refined accommodations, and world-class service and amenities, Be Here, Be Now fully recognizes the importance of wellness for the mind and body, which has become a top priority for most people today, even when on the road and vacationing, and for our offerings to guests.”
For Be Here, Be Now, Miller provided simple and powerful techniques that guests can practice to further relax and settle their mind during their stay. Presented in a beautiful brochure presented to all guests of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, the content has been tailored to the resort and its surroundings. From an introduction that suggests guidelines such as turning off one’s mobile device to exercises that activate the senses and release physical stress, the Be Here, Be Now brochure helps guide the mind and body into a balanced state and connects the guest with the property’s striking environment. It also offers advice on how to apply the Be Here, Be Now experience to one’s daily life upon returning home. Additionally, Miller has identified Be Here, Be Now locations throughout the property that are perfectly matched to the individual techniques one will find in the brochure. Be Here, Be Now sites range from a hidden nook discovered along a nature trail to a spot on the beach overlooking the ocean. They are noted on the resort’s property map and are also marked with a plaque so guests can easily locate them at their convenience.
“When I first came to The St Regis Bahia Beach Resort, it was clear this was an amazing place to experience relaxation and connection with the environment,” says Miller. “Yet so often when someone comes to a place likes this, their head is still back in the stress of their everyday life. I wanted to create a way for guests to quickly and easily relax so they could fully experience this remarkable location.”
Michael Miller is one of the world’s foremost experts in Vedic Meditation. An American living in London and New York City, Miller teaches people to create sustainability and happiness in their lives. He works with top executives, high-level performers, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs, helping them to find balance and deliver their best. He also speaks at corporations, non-profits and government institutions worldwide. Michael comes from a diverse business background, having worked in entertainment, education and publishing companies. After experiencing the benefits of meditation himself, he moved out of his business career and dedicated himself to teaching others.
Be Here, Be Now can supplement a regular meditation practice or act as an introduction for guests who have not yet learned to meditate. By using the principles of ease and effortlessness found in Vedic Meditation, Miller directs guests in exercises that bring them fully into the present moment. Meditation is increasingly seen as a vital aspect of health and wellness. Scientific research on meditation shows many benefits, including: reduced tension and anxiety; increased resistance to stress; improved memory and concentration; increased energy; improved physical health; reduced insomnia; increased self-esteem; and slower aging.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is set on 483 pristine acres and is the only AAA Five Diamond rated resort in Puerto Rico, boasting 139 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 35 suites with private terraces offering spectacular ocean views as well as 25 private St. Regis Estate Homes. The resort has set new standards of bespoke service and luxury for the Caribbean since its opening in November 2010, offering St. Regis’ legendary Butler Service, a 10,000 square foot Remède Spa and an ocean-front golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, in addition to Jean-Georges’ Fern. Combining Puerto Rico’s timeless natural beauty and rich colonial history, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort’s arrival on the shores of Puerto Rico has forever changed the landscape of luxury travel in the region.