Grand Velas Riviera Maya Launches Spa Atelier Workshops

In Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has just launched their first Spa Atelier workshop, inspired by local Mexican culture and Ayurvedic medicine.

Held every Thursday, July through September for groups of three to six people, the first featured class is an energy bites workshop. Cook up delicious recipes like cacao, matcha-pistachia, cranberry-orange and carrot. Packed with superfoods that increase energy, improve retention, provide antioxidants, minerals and vitamins and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, these tasty creations are irresistible. Classes are $65 per person.

To get a sneak peek or to try at home, whip up the Cacao Energy Bites using the recipe below.

Cacao Energy Bites

  • 1/3 cup Powdered cocoa
  • 16 Dried dates
  • 7 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. Maca root powder
  • 1 tsp. Acai
  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 4 cups Cashews

For toppings: Amaranth, chia, hemp seeds and grated coconut.

Directions: Chop the dates in a food processor before adding the cocoa, Maca, honey, coconut oil, oats, acai and cashews. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into balls a little under an inch and finish with topping of choice.

The Spa Atelier concept initially launched at Grand Velas Los Cabos with fun concepts like Mandala meditation, tea discovery, DIY body scrubs based on one’s Dosha and a Natura Bissé Facial Masterclass.

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