WE'RE GOING TO WELLSPRING!
What exactly is a Wellspring? Merriam-Webster defines it as "a source of continual supply". In this case, the Wanderlust organization is putting on their first ever Wellspring Summit in Palm Springs, CA. In their words... Wellspring [will] bring together wellness experts, professionals, and enthusiasts to answer a simple question:
How do we make ourselves and the world well?
This is a mission we strongly identify with and Kelsea is excited to explore the summit and connect with other wellness businesses who are also striving to answer this (big) question. Make sure to follow along on Instagram
and read below to learn about the programming. It's going to be an amazing few days filled with talks about conscious capitalism, the transformational consumer, creating fabulous work place cultures and so much more. We can't wait to share more with you when we get back!
Beats Meets Bliss (Mary Beth LaRue)
90 minute flow yoga class with Mary Beth LaRue to get you moving and breathing deep. In this twist-centered practice we will move to the music of some old school hip hop paired with some deep R&B.
Mind and Body Hacks for Better Energy Flow (Dave Asprey)
Dave Asprey, founder of lifestyle company Bulletproof 360 and the father of biohacking, will discuss how to hack your mind and body to live a happier, healthier and more positive life. Asprey will share actionable tips for increasing energy, which in turn decreases cravings, inflammation, and risk of disease.
How to Build a Culture of Purpose, Health & Well-Being (Simon Mainwaring)
Purpose improves your personal health, happiness and well-being. It improves your productivity at work and drives success. But how do you define your company purpose? How do you build a work culture that unlocks these important benefits? How do you share your company purpose in a way that inspires changes that improve lives? Simon Mainwaring is a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose-driven brands whose clients include TOMS, Timberland, Virgin Unite, Seventh Generation and more. A global thought leader on purposeful business, Simon will share his insights into building cultures and movements of purpose that grow your brand and scale your impact.
Disruptive Innovation and the Power of Positive Change (Miki Agrawal)
The only danger is not to evolve. This provocative, inspiring talk shares how anyone can disrupt their industry and evolve their business so they create and maintain a competitive edge. Miki shares hard-won wisdom and best practices from what it's like building successful brands in a "taboo" category and the strategies it took to change hearts and minds and motivate people to transform from being skeptics to being fans, followers and clients. Miki offers strategic insights on how she designs her brands to stand out in the noisy advertising and digital world, and where innovation has been stagnant for decades. She will also share how to navigate and manage PR using creativity and design in an ever-changing, click-focused media world.
Relationships 101 (Mark Groves)
Wouldn't it be nice if we were just born with the skills to understand relationships? To just walk right into love and know the right things to say and do? Unfortunately, it's just not that easy.
Most of us have never been taught what it is that goes into healthy relationships. We don't learn the ins and outs, we don't understand what it is we're truly seeking in a partner, and we're not quite sure how to ask for it even when we do know.
Wellness Beyond Whiteness (Panel)
Wellness has a diversity issue. We see it in magazines. We see it in yoga studios. We see it in Whole Foods. Wellness looks white. How do we reckon with a booming wellness industry that is almost exclusively white while the wellbeing of black, brown and indigenous folks suffer at disproportionate rates. Join us for a powerful discussion about equity and inclusion in wellness that tackles the following questions:
- What is the impact of whiteness on our wellness communities?
- How are we perpetuating a culture of exclusion in wellness?
- What does it look like to engage beyond donating or serving excluded communities?
- How do we create a culture of radical inclusion and equity?
AIReal Yoga: Elevate, Exhilarate, Alleviate
In this inclusive AIReal Yoga class, Carmen will lead you on a soul-satiating journey that allows you to dive deeper into your yoga practice, exploring new space and heightening your mind-body-breath connection. Grounded in the traditions of Hatha Yoga, you will progress through a spectrum of postures, using the hammock as a prop you can hold on to for balance and as a spotting device to safely guide you into postures you might have thought impossible to access. As you elevate your practice, the hammock will allow you to deepen stretches, lengthen and strengthen the entire body, and access a deeper state of relaxation. Class will allow you to flow and fly freely, alleviating tension in the body and sending you into a stress free state-of-mind.
Spiritual Gangster Chat featuring SG Founder, Ian Lopatin, and Jim Law (BioCharger)
Join Spiritual Gangster Founder, Ian Lopatin, and Jim Law, Co-Founder & Manager of Advanced Biotechnologies (home of the BioCharger) for an intimate conversation around the challenges of founding, leading, and innovating in the mindful business space.
Finding Flow (Ian Lopatin & Jamie Wheal)
Flow state is the state of peak performance, described by the world's greatest thinkers as the most productive and creative state of mind. Top athletes and productive CEOs have for some time been harnessing practices that can enable the mind to enter this zone, and world-renowned doctors are now suggesting that achieving flow state on a regular basis is a key component of well-being.
Come hear the co-author of "Stealing Fire" chat with the founder of Spiritual Gangster, Ian Lopatin, about how flow state can be accessible to all, making us more productive, more creative, and more content.
The Transformational Consumer: An In-Depth Case Study (Tara-Nicholle Nelson & Laura Davis Gross)
Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a self-professed Impact Junkie (her words) and the CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights (TCI), a strategy and customer research firm. Tara speaks and writes about transformation, conscious leadership, behavior change and marketing. She created the concept of the Transformational Consumer, people who eagerly buy products and consume content they think will further their never-ending efforts to change their behavior for the healthier, wealthier and wiser.
Join her as she sits down for an intimate session with Laura Davis Gross, SVP Marketing at Wanderlust, to discuss what the Transformational Consumer means IRL - not just how to message things to this customer, but how to provide support and inspiration as well. In the context of Wellspring, this breakout session will be a fascinating case study into the world of selling to and supporting the customer who seeks more.
The FIXX is a Wanderlust Hollywood signature class: A vigorous 45 minute flow class, set to a kick ass, carefully curated soundtrack. You will move, breathe, and sweat — community style. This mashup of asana, pranayama, and nada yoga is radically fresh vinyasa krama. You will leave sated and fully fixxated.
Resonance (Gene Evaro Jr. & Elena Brower)
This all-levels yoga practice presented by Ford Warriors in Pink will help you trust, ask, melt your resistance and move forward. Expect forward bends, twists and restful recalibration leading into meditation.
Participating in this class will also help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, as $20 from each registration will go toward Young Survival Coalition – an organization dedicated to improving the lives of young women facing breast cancer. You can also support the cause and inspire those around you with Ford Warriors in Pink clothing and accessories. Shop fordcares.com where 100% of the net proceeds support the cause.
Elevating Humanity Through Business with Conscious Capitalism (Amanda Kathryn Roman)
Elevating Humanity Through Business with Conscious Capitalism: A Proven Framework to Support the Integration of Personal, Social & Global Wellness in Your Business
Leaders and entrepreneurs around the world are reimagining business as a vehicle of service for the uplifting of humanity rather than as a way to make as much money as possible. Conscious Capitalism is a philosophy along with a set of guiding principles and best practices based on a simple idea that business is about more than making a profit. It's an approach to business built on the fundamental universal truth that people aspire to more – more meaning and purpose, more flourishing and fulfillment. It does not hold the notion of profit in contempt, it provides an alternative approach that emphasizes ideas like trust, collaboration, and compassion. It says business is good, even heroic, because it creates prosperity and can do so much more to elevate humanity.
The powerful combination of good business practices and the four principles of Conscious Capitalism elevates conscious businesses to a greater operational success and makes them agents of societal flourishing. Join us for an interactive session that will help you learn about what makes Conscious Capitalists different and how they operationalize the four tenets of the Conscious Capitalism philosophy.