Thursday June 21 5:31 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


06/07/2018 - 18:00
06/07/2018 - 20:00

During the Global Wellness Day event, guests will experience an upbeat, energetic one-hour yoga class in the Lucerne Ballroom at Swissotel Chicago. Carla, a multifaceted teacher of health and fitness, is passionate about helping her students restore, reactivate and refuel the many facets their everyday lives. After taking part in the good vibe flow, attendees will enjoy a vitality-inspired menu crafted by the hotels’ Executive Chefs; Dan McGee, Sean Curry and Greg Biggers filled with healthy bites and delectable desserts. Guests will also have the opportunity to relax with mini-minute massages courtesy of Fairmont Chicago’s mySpa, create a five sense craft by Make to Celebrate, and take home a yoga mat.

For more information and to purchase tickets to Yoga for SOS, please visit or call (312) 268-8110.

About SOS Children's Villages Illinois

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, founded over 25 years ago, is a 501(c)3 child welfare agency that provides a stable home in a supportive, community environment designed to help children in need grow into caring, productive, and self-reliant adults. The SOS Children’s Villages model differs from traditional foster care in emphasizing the following four components: 1) Children live together with their siblings, 2) Children receive care and support from a full-time, professionally trained Foster Parent, 3) Children grow up in a private, single-family home, 4) Children are supported by the Village, designed as an intentional community of care.

SOS Children's Villages Illinois unites brothers and sisters in foster care and provides a safe space to heal for at-risk youth. Currently, the organization operates four sites: three Villages providing sibling group foster care at an 18-home Village (opened in 1993) in Lockport, Illinois; a 19-home Village (opened in 2004) in the Auburn Gresham, Englewood neighborhood of Chicago; a 14-home Village (opened in 2014) in the Roosevelt Square Community of Chicago, as well as Casa Tepeyac (acquired in 2011), a facility that offers preventative and in-home services in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago.

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois celebrates a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to a national average of 50% for children in foster care. In November 2015, Chicago Magazine named SOS Children’s Villages Illinois one of the “Best Charities in Chicago.” For more information on SOS Children’s Villages Illinois visit:

About Carla Jian

Carla Jian Primero is a wife and mother. But beyond that she is also a multi-faceted wellness maven with 10+ years of experience in health and fitness. Prior to that, Carla decided to try yoga because she was stressed from her sedentary job and discouraged that most of her flexibility she once had as a competitive cheerleader was almost gone. After that yoga class she was hooked. The focus was more than just being flexible; it now became a priority to calm the mind. It also became clear to Carla what she needed to do to create a more meaningful life. Once she became a yoga instructor she began to pursue more opportunities in the wellness world.

Carla currently instructs Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, and Barre. Driven by the deep love of overall body and spiritual wellness, Carla also explored a connection to nutritional wellness. She is also certified as a Holistic Health Coach. Along with her dedication of an active lifestyle, she focuses on a daily practice of self-care and mindfulness. Everything from nutritious meals, face masks, authentic connections and relationships, to enjoying her favorite chocolate dessert, she is all about real life balance! With so many mental, emotional, and physical benefits she has witnessed her clients and students go through, Carla continues to share her passion for a balanced lifestyle through her classes, workshops, social media, and blog.

About Accor Hotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.