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The Summit – WELL Summit

The Summit – WELL Summit

WELL Summit 2016 was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended! To be the first to know about our upcoming events and WELL Summit 2017, sign up using the link below.

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Co-Founder, Sustain Natural


Leading Expert on Holistic Medicine

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Rockstar Shaman & TV Host

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Celebrity Chef &
Culinary Nutritionist

*All W.E.L.L. Summit Activities taking place on Friday, October 21st are at the National Bohemian Hall on 73rd Between 1st & 2nd

Rishi Tea is the official The W.E.L.L. Summit Tea Partner and attendees will be enjoying Rishi all weekend long!

*Schedule subject to minor changes

  • 11:45am – 1:00pm         VIP Lunch – For our VIP Ticket Holders & Speakers – Courtesy of our partners Dig Inn & Steaz
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm         Check In
  • 1:45pm                          Official The W.E.L.L. Summit Kick off
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm           Clean Beauty Panel with Candice Kumai, Siobhan O’Connor, Tara Foley, Alba Ramos, Brandie Gilliam
  • 4:00pm  5:45pm          Keynote Speakers: 
    • Brandie Gilliam
    • Dr. Drew Ramsey
    • Heather Thomson
  • 5:45pm 8:00pm         LIVE W.E.L.L. Party Presented by Steaz & Thoughtfully Magazine- Featuring leading wellness companies:  Follain, Satya Jewelry, The Optimist Co., True Moringa, Nantucket Yoga Festival, thorn & bloom, Nuttzo
    • Manicure Bar courtesy of tenoverten – Stop by the tenoverten table and sign up for a 5 free nail polish change!
  • 10:30pm – 11:30pm        Tea Time Chats in Hospitality Suites

*All W.E.L.L. Summit Activities on Saturday, October 22nd are at the New York Marriott East on 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street

Stocked with yoga mats, aromatherapy mists and oils to enhance your practice, the EcoDiva Beauty Meditation Lounge will be open as a place for you to stretch, refresh your spirit or enjoy a moment of silence. Take a break to let the good vibes and great info you’ve gleaned at your sessions sink in as you indulge in a few moments of self-care. 

  • 7:30am – 8:30am  VIP Mentor Brunch – VIP Ticket Holders will start their day off with a nutritious brunch as well as opt in for mentor sessions.
  • 9:45am – 10:45am     1st Breakout Session Block
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm   2nd Breakout Session Block
  • 12:00pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch Break: Light snacks available in Recharge Lounge but please feel free to use this time to go offsite, enjoy some fresh air and lunch.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm 3rd Breakout Session Block 
  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm    4th Breakout Session Block
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm   5th Breakout Session Block
  • 5:35pm – 6:35pm      6th Breakout Session Block

The W.E.L.L. Summit hotel is the New York Marriott East Side at 525 Lexington Ave. If you are staying with us, please book through the link above to get a special discounted rate for W.E.L.L. Summit attendees. Saturday sessions will be held at the hotel as well.

New Year. New York. New Additions to The W.E.L.L. Summit!

For our VIP Ticket holders, we’re offering Mentor Sessions capped at just eight attendees each! These sessions will cover such topics as succeeding in business, leading a cleaner, greener life and achieving balance when life has other plans. For 30 minutes, enjoy getting to know leaders in the wellness industry as if you were in their own living room! Leave each session educated, empowered & inspired to continue on your wellness journey.


Where in the OM Am I? Mentor Session
Sara DiVello quit her six-figure job as a PR exec and walked away from the security and success she’d spent years building so she could teach yoga and write a book. This scary step eventually launched her current career as an author, acclaimed yoga teacher, and speaker. If you’re at a crossroads, know you’re not on the right path, don’t know how to take the leap, or feel consumed by fear at the prospect, this session is the right place for you. You will have the space to share where you are and where you’re stuck, and Sara will provide concrete steps, answers, and support. You will feeling empowered, energized, supported and ready to take the next step on your journey.

Step into Your Power.
What’s holding you back from living your most fulfilling, happiest, and most-successful life? Whether you don’t know, or do know but can’t seem to take that step you know you need to, this power session will drill down to the core issue and get you unstuck and on your way. Too often, we hold ourselves back, stay stuck on the sidelines, afraid or feeling “less-than.” This session will help you recognize your unique value…and own it! You will leave feeling bold and ready as you stand in the center of your power.

What is The W.E.L.L. Summit?

A 1 1/2 day gathering of like-minded wellness enthusiasts and professionals that delivers intimate access to leaders in the industry.

If you want to learn more about clean beauty, healthy food & nutrition we’ve gathered THE experts in these fields to come lead breakout sessions with you. And, if you are looking to grow your own wellness business, our business-focused speakers have been where you are and welcome the opportunity to share their insights with you.

I am a business owner, but I’m not sponsoring or exhibiting at The W.E.L.L. Summit. How can I promote my business?

The W.E.L.L. Summit weekend is a fantastic opportunity to network with other business owners, bloggers and wellness leaders! We cannot wait to see what collaborations come from The W.E.L.L. Summit. Out of respect to our Summit sponsors & exhibitors, we cannot allow non- summit approved marketing materials or products being passed out to those in attendance. We do, however, encourage you to bring plenty of business cards, make friends, find a mentor, and/or become a mentor.

What if I have some flyers or pamphlets that I want to use in lieu of business cards as I network?

We ask that you respectfully uphold our vision for The W.E.L.L. Summit by adhering to these rules:

-Business cards are welcome as you network and establish personal relationships!-Flyers, pamphlets or other marketing materials are NOT allowed unless you are an official W.E.L.L. Summit sponsor or exhibitor-Anyone not an official sponsor or exhibitor who is seen passing out materials other than business cards will have all materials confiscated and/or be asked to leave the Summit

-Please refrain from entering anyone you meet into your newsletter list unless you have their permission

Why are tickets non-refundable, only transferable?

We are putting together a highly curated event with you in mind from start to finish. Because this is an event tailored to your dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan) as well as your interests (clean beauty, creating & sustaining a healthy diet, steps to take to grow your business), we rely heavily on number of tickets sold in order to ensure all breakout sessions and networking events are planned with a final headcount so each attendee receives the best possible experience.

If you are not able to attend, you can transfer your ticket to a friend or to the next W.E.L.L. Summit. If you wish to transfer your ticket, please send us the name and contact information of the person who will be attending in your place.

* Please note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

What does my ticket include?

  • Exclusive gift bag filled with wellness goodies
  • Access to the L.I.V.E. W.E.L.L. Party
  • Breakout sessions & Panels
  • Networking opportunities with wellness professionals and enthusiasts

What are these breakout sessions I keep hearing about?

The majority of our itinerary will be made up of interactive breakout sessions. All breakout sessions will be capped at 35 to 40 people to ensure you have a chance to connect with the speaker, ask questions and get your questions answered! Breakout sessions will be 60 minutes long.

What should I wear during the breakout sessions?

Not including our panels, you will be attending about 7 breakout sessions. They will run the gamut from cooking demos, yoga and meditation to DIY classes. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and footwear.

How do I get my gift bag?

Your gift bag will be available for you at registration.

What is the L.I.V.E. W.E.L.L. event?

Whether you’re interested in Fair Trade products, non-toxic household items or perhaps a little bit of everything, this is your opportunity to browse, shop, enjoy some delicious food and beverages and most of all– to have fun!


Neal Halfon

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH is founding director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, and also directs the Child and Family Health Leadership and Training Program in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Halfon is professor of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; and public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Is well known for his health related publications.