The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched #NewYouInThailand in New York City with an inspirational wellness and yoga event! The April event coincided with Songkran Thai New Year and the season of spring in New York, as it is the season of new growth, and the signs of change are all around us.
At The Glasshouses in Chelsea, the event featured a complimentary yoga class (with sweeping views of Manhattan) hosted by Briohny Smyth, yoga star and ambassador for the New You campaign, plus Thai-inspired dishes and tea beverages, Thai massages and more.
Travel and wellness influencers and editors from the New York City area were invited to enjoy the event and share the experience with their audiences, showcasing Thailand as a supportive and empowering community.
Attendees felt as if they were transported to Thailand and enjoyed delicious bites of mango sticky rice and other traditional Thai dishes, Thai herbal drink based on the 4 elements, and authentic Thai massages.
As ambassador of #NewYouInThailand, Briohny shared her motivational story with the group, about how yoga has transformed her life and the importance of her Thai heritage. Her words about Thailand inspired everyone in the room and moved them to want to visit Thailand soon!
Much like the #NewYouInThailand kick-off event in Los Angeles, those who attended were encouraged to take part of the #NewYouInThailand Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Thailand! Attendees were encouraged to upload a photo on Instagram from the event, mentioning how yoga has bettered or transformed their life while using the hashtag #NewYouInThailand.
Thank you to Briohny Smyth for leading an empowering yoga class, and to the Tourism Authority’s partners for helping to make this a beautiful, welcoming event: the team at Fifth Avenue Thai Spa pampered guests with Thai massages, Dhara Devi Chiang Mai provided recipes for the specialty Thai teas served, and Divana Spa for providing the gift sets.