As the world adjusts to life under self-quarantine in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has launched a new social media series inviting consumers to escape virtually for 7-minutes in Saint Lucia.

The new social media series airs twice per week on Instagram, beginning Thursday, March 26, and inspires future travelers with a virtual glimpse into the island’s life and culture. Themes include yoga and meditation sessions at the Pitons, cocktail making classes with locally produced Chairman’s Reserve Rum, or authentic Saint Lucian cooking classes with Chef Shorne Benjamin.

“By creating the ‘7 Minutes in Saint Lucia’ social media series, our aim is to virtually share Saint Lucian culture and natural beauty in an authentic way while people stay safe at home, to keep in touch with future visitors and our valued travel agents—hopefully providing a bright spot in their days,“ said Honourable Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee in a press release statement.

To participate, visit the @TravelSaintLucia Instagram page and click the top of the feed with a play button and colorful ring around it to join the live. The series will also be available on the following platforms:

Instagram @TravelSaintLucia LIVE
Facebook /TravelSaintLucia via link
Twitter @TravelStLucia via link

The weekly “7 Minutes in Saint Lucia” series kicks off with the upcoming live stream schedule:

YOGA AT THE PITONS
Thursday – March 26, 11:00am – 11:07am EDT
Start your day with a mind-body connection as local yoga expert Monique Devaux kicks off “7 Minutes in Saint Lucia” with breathtaking views of the world-famous Pitons in Saint Lucia.

SAINT LUCIAN FLAVOR COOKING CLASS
Tuesday – March 31, 11:00am – 11:07am EDT
International Saint Lucian chef Shorne Benjamin @chefshorne hosts a virtual cooking class filled with local flavors. Get your appetite ready as we guide you step-by-step through a famous and delicious local dish.

LIVE DJ PARTY
Thursday – April 2, 5:00pm – 6:00pm EDT *Special Time*
Live virtual dance session to get you up and moving with one of the hottest Disc Jockeys in Saint Lucia, Hollywood HP @hollywoodhpslu. Join the jam session spinning the hottest Reggae, Dancehall and Soca hits from the comfort of your home, at a special evening time.

BEACHY, BREEZY MEDITATION
Tuesday – April 7, 11:00am – 11:07am EDT
Free your mind with LIVE guided meditation with Janelle from @YogawithJa, from the sandy beaches of Saint Lucia. Let the calm breeze of the Caribbean Sea open up all of your senses for a virtual escape as we connect, ease stress and spread positive energy.

Additional planned activities in the series include a breath of fresh air hike at Tet Paul Nature Trail, guided meditation amidst the Saint Lucian landscape, cocktail crafting with local rum, cocoa tea making with a local chef and lessons about wellness benefits of plants from a local herbalist.

For further information about Saint Lucia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis visit stlucia.org.

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