W.E.L.L. Summit — Boston

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Welcome to the WELL Summit

The WELL Summit is all about empowering you to live your most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We practice 360° Wellness. 360° Wellness is about looking at your wellness from a holistic standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also your relationships, your mental health and being mindful. It's taking care of the environment as a whole and your personal environment where you live and work. It's about taking into consideration your personal care products and what you clean your home with. 360° of Wellness is everything that helps you to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

The WELL Summit was designed for you if you:

  1.  Care about your health and are looking to make positive life changes
  2. Want to create the safest environment for you, your family and your loved ones
  3. Strive to be around like-minded individuals who can help you to reach your health goals

You should attend the WELL Summit if you are:

  1. A wellness enthusiast and are looking to make changes that will impact your life for the better
  2. A blogger or wellness influencer and you are looking for new content and to expand your network
  3. Recently starting a wellness brand and you are looking to launch your business
  4. Have an established wellness brand and want to meet new customers and network with other experts to grow and expand your business

Why Attend?

Our speakers are nationally recognized wellness experts. Whether you are trying to eat healthier, get fit, sleep better, gain focus and clarity, detoxify your home or beauty routine or all of the above, you can learn actionable steps to living a healthier life.

The WELL Summit Tribe is unlike any other community. Meet like-minded people who can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Our attendees are health enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, health and fitness coaches and wellness bloggers and influencers.

Whether you are just starting off or you are looking to grow and take your business to the next level, WELL Summit is the place to get it done. From business focused sessions helping you to grow your brand, to opportunities to collaborate with like-minded individuals, WELL Summit can help you to reach your professional goals.

We find new brands so you can discover the best that the wellness industry has to offer. From clean beauty and skincare brands, healthy food and beverage brands, healthy home and more. Whether you are looking to collaborate and feature new brands on your channels or you are looking for the healthiest products for your family and your home, WELL Summit curates the brands that you can feel good about supporting.

See the WELL Summit Experience



Agapi Stassinopoulos

Best-selling Author and Speaker


Agatha Achindu

Founder of Yummy Spoonfuls

Asha Ramakrishna

Asha Ramakrishna

Spiritual and Business Mentor


Chelsea Williams

Creative Wellness Entrepreneur + Lifestyle Media Correspondent


Chinae Alexander

Entrepreneur, Lifestyle Personality, Writer, Speaker, and Wellness Expert


Elisa Camahort Page

Entrepreneur, Speaker and Advisor


Elizabeth Zulick, PhD

Professor & Researcher

EK Photo 2016

Emily Kanter

Second Generation Co-Owner

Cambridge Naturals


Holly Finigan

Writer and Social Media Strategist


Jennifer Hanway

Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer


Jenny D. Brice, MFT, MPH

Psychotherapist & Reiki Practitioner


Jessica Sutton Maniatis

Creative Consultant & Founder of JSGD


Julie Starr

Nutritionist and Founder of Starr Yoga


Ksenia Avdulova

Founder of Breakfast Criminals


Kristina Tsipouras

Founder & CEO
Moroccan Magic


Marilee Nelson

Environmental Consultant,  Building Materials Specialist, co-founder of Branch Basics


Mia Davis

Director of Mission
at Credo Beauty


Rachele Pojednic, PhD EdM

Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons College


Rebecca Casciano

Makeup Artist & Natural Beauty Expert


Sara Auster

Sound Therapist &
Meditation Teacher


Sara DiVello

Yoga Teacher & Author ofWhere in the OM Am I?


Siraad Dirshe

Beauty Editor at Essence Magazine

Tara Foley

Tara Foley

Founder of Follain

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Everyday Products, Their Ingredients and Our Health

The average woman applies 12 products on a daily basis which include around hundred different ingredients in them. Between the products we put on our bodies and the products we use to clean our homes, we are surrounded by a variety of chemicals and ingredients. Join this panel as industry leaders discuss some of those ingredients and how they are affecting our health.

Panelists: Elizabeth Zulick, Marilee Nelson, Mia Davis, Tara Foley

11:15am to 12:00pm

Eat Well: Demystifying Trends in Healthy Eating

In this session, our group of experts will cover all of the latest healthy diet trends and separate the fact from the fiction. We will cover Keto, gluten-free, FODMAPS, AIP, clean eating, paleo, Whole30 and more. So many of the diet trends seem to contradict each other—we will dig deep and answer all of your questions around healthy and sustainable eating habits. 

Panelists: Allison Knott, Jennifer Hanway, Julie Starr

Turning It OFF When You're Always ON: How to Disconnect to Reconnect with Your True Self

A group of tech-savvy entrepreneurs will give tips, tricks, and tools to help you examine your current habits around technology. Learn from real-life examples and stories around the ways in which we are are abusing phones, as well as the best ways to create more space from the digital world and reconnect with your true self.

Panelists: Chelsea Williams, Chinae Alexander, Holly Finigan

12:10pm to 1:00 pm

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Wake up to Joy of You - Guided Meditation - Connect with your Joy. What brings you Joy. What brings you Aliveness.

2:15 am to 3:00pm

Creating Success on Your Terms

We all a preconceived idea of success and what that should look like. But success means different things to different people. Not everyone wants the same things. On this panel, we will discuss success from all areas, outer perception vs inner reality, what to do when it looks good but doesn’t feel good, how to succeed and thrive after you’ve stumbled or fallen, and other unspoken aspects of the climb (or sometimes zig-zag journey) to the top.

Panelists: Gianne Doherty, Jessica Edelstein, Jessica Sutton Maniatis, Kristina Tsipouras

Sacred Beauty

Rebecca Casciano is a professional makeup artist and natural beauty expert on a mission to help women love themselves more deeply through self-care, sisterhood and empowerment. Based on her popular Sacred Beauty Salon Series, this workshop explores the deep connection between our inner and outer beauty. Nourishing this relationship is an act of self-care that can transform how we look and how we feel, mind body and spirit.

Rebecca Casciano

3:10pm - 3:50pm

Where in the OM Am I Women's Circle

Join bestselling author Sara DiVello for this very special Women's Circle combining her nationally taught Where in the OM Am I Workshop (which WELL Summit veteran attendees may have taken) and her new Chakra and Meditation Women's Circle. Attendees will gather in open-hearted community, beginning with a guided meditation to ground them, reflect on  where in the OM they are in their lives, how they're progressing toward their goals, what makes them happy, where they're getting stuck, and then share this with another attendee. Sara will then explain how the chakra system, an ancient eastern energy system, can be used to release blockages and get unstuck fast, which we then practice together. Come with an open heart, an open mind, a willingness to connect and be ready to leave feeling shifts and empowered. 

Sara DiVello

Business of Wellness: Monetizing Social Media

Learn from our panel of experts who have monetized social media to either a lucrative side hustle, or main business as well as business owners who utilize social media to increase sales.

Panelists: Chelsea Williams, Chinae Alexander, Ksenia Avdulova

4:20 pm - 5:05 pm

Eat WELL: Drop the labels, healthy food for your mental health

This panel dives deep into your relationship with food and how food can affect your mental health. Our panelists will share their expert opinions on how to have a healthy relationship with food and how to decide what really works for you.

Panelists: Chelsea Williams, Jenny D. Brice, MFT, MPH, Rachele Pojednic, PhD EdM

Unstuck: Eight steps to breaking out of habits that hold you back

We all get stuck from time to time. In this session, Vanessa Gobes will guide you through her eight-step process for getting unstuck. Realize, Release, Reflect, Redirect, Rejoice, Reconcile, Return, Repeat — bring a journal for this interactive session.

Vanessa Gobes

5:15 pm to 6:00 pm

The Business of Wellness: Getting the Funds You Need to Succeed

This panel will dive deep into the world of funding! Learn the pros and cons of bootstrapping, angel investing, and VC funding, bank loans and other ways to fund your growth from our panel of experts.

Agatha Achindu, Elisa Camahort Page, Tara Foley

Redefining Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish, it's survival. Going beneath the surface we talk about making self-care a priority. From managing your energy to setting boundaries and more. Wellness is a personal journey and we discuss how taking care of yourself is vital to your overall wellbeing.

Asha Ramakrishna, Rebecca Casciano, Siraad Dirshe


Innovation and Design Building
17 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210



Element Boston Seaport
391-395 D Street, Boston, MA, 02210

We have partnered with the Element Boston Seaport to get you discounted rooms for the WELL Summit. The hotel is a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute car ride to the event location. Just book your room using the link below.

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Friday April 20, 2018

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Attendee Pre-party at Athleta Newbury Street
Located at 92 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

The first 20 guests to arrive will get a treat from us. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/well-summit-attendee-pre-party-at-athleta-newbury-tickets-45353165539

Saturday April 21, 2018

8:00 am: Registration Opens 
Check in & get Gift Bags at Registration Desk
Breakfast samples from Juice Press
Live W.E.L.L. Marketplace Open All Day

8:15 am to 9:00 am: Optional Morning Yoga: Calm. Centered. Grounded. Presented by Athleta taught by Sara DiVello

B.Y.O.M. Bring Your Own Yoga Mat 

9:10 am: W.E.L.L. Summit Boston Kickoff 

9:15 am to 9:45 am: Sound Meditation with Sara Auster

10:00 am - 10:45 am: PANEL: Everyday Products, Their Ingredients, and Our Health

10:45 am - 11:15 am: BREAK

11:15am to 12:00pm:
PANEL: Eat Well: Demystifying Trends in Healthy Eating
PANEL: Turning It Off When You're Always On

12:10 am to 1:00pm:
KEYNOTE: Agapi Stassinopoulos- Wake up to Joy of You - Guided Meditation - Connect with your Joy. What brings you Joy. What brings you Aliveness.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch provided by Sweet Green 

2:15pm - 3:00pm:
PANEL: Creating Success on YOUR Terms
SESSION: Sacred Beauty

3:10pm - 3:50pm:
PANEL: Business of Wellness: Monetizing Social Media
SESSION: Where in the OM Am I Women's Circle

3:50 pm - 4:20pm: BREAK

4:20 pm - 5:05 pm:
PANEL: Eat WELL: Drop the labels, healthy food for your mental health
SESSION: Unstuck: Eight steps to breaking out of habits that hold you back

5:15 pm to 6:00 pm:
PANEL: Redefining Self-Care
PANEL: Business of Wellness: Female Founders discuss Funding and Growing Your Wellness Business

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Networking Party


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