It’s going to be a wonderful Health & Wellness day at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center…
Come and join us on June 1st, for an unforgettable mix of fun and entertainment, covering EVERY aspect of your health and well-being.
A wonderful source of inspirational ideas!
You’ll find so many great ideas at this marvelous Fest. With 150+ national and local companies, there’s something for everyone, whatever your age. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
It will be the biggest event of its kind in Nashville for years – and it’s going to be a great day out for everyone, whatever your age or interest.
We’re sure you will be very impressed by the fabulous list of exhibitors. Have a look here
It’s not too late to be an exhibitor and be part of this incredible event. Contact us here
There’s an incredible variety of workshops at the show, covering all the key aspects of health and wellness.
Headlined by top experts in their field, you’ll see and hear the very latest motivational ideas, together with practical, helpful guidance for your mind, body and spirit.
Every workshop is crammed full of valuable advice and guidance – and fascinating case studies.
There are full details of the workshops below – and how to book your tickets here
Delicious healthy food and drink vendors for you to savor and enjoy
There will be a stunning array of food and drink options at the show where you can taste, sample and buy the very best products to improve your health and fitness.
Meet your favorite local author
If you’re a lover of reading, then you’ll have tremendous fun meeting and talking to your favorite authors – and taking advantage of some really special show offers and book signings.
So many top authors will be at the show. Have a look at who is attending – and the timetable for the day, by clicking here
FREE Entertainment on the Main Stage
What a day it promises to be on the main stage!
There’s going to be guaranteed fun for everyone in the Fest Hall, starting with Erin Oprea’s high-octane keep-fit session. You’ll also see Puppy Pilates, be able to try out Railyard Fitness’ obstacle course and much, much more. Plus, you won’t want to miss a lunchtime gig by up-and-coming country star Kylie Morgan, which promises to be something special.
The full timetable of events on the main stage, is available here
Special area for nursing mothers and families with babies…
Courtesy of Rejoice! Birth Services.
This event is for the whole family, so don’t forget to bring the baby! There will be a specially screened off private area where diapers and baby-changing facilities will be available throughout the day.
Fest Opening Hours
Saturday June 1st: 10.00am to 5.00pm
The Love Heals workshop will be run by one of Nashville’s most prominent and successful non-profit entrepreneurs, Becca Stevens. She will tell the inspiring and heart-warming story of the survivors at Thistle Farms, who have experienced healing that has changed their lives. It will empower attendees to find ways to invite love to heal in their own lives and will offer simple ways to make a difference in the lives of others. It will bring hope to anyone in need of healing and inspire anyone who wants to work for spiritual good in the world.
Becca offers encouragement, companionship, practical guidance, and the healing power of love through themes such as:
- Love Heals through daily rituals (practicing healing)
- Love Heals with compassion (nourishing connections)
- Love Heals during the act of forgiving (transforming brokenness)
- Love Heals past our fears (overcoming anxiety)
- Love Heals across the world (removing barriers)
- Love Heals from past mistakes (letting go)
Love Heals helps you discover how a radical love can heal all kinds of wounds—in the world and your own life and community.
This will be an amazing workshop from a truly inspiring presenter. Book early to make sure you’re there to hear this uplifting story.
Workshop presenter: Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, justice entrepreneur, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms, a community of women healing from prostitution, trafficking & addiction. Becca latest book, “Love Heals,” and workshop of the same name, reflects the guiding principle of her life.
Unbreakable: a complete guide to making your Bones fracture proof at any age
This will be a fascinating workshop and guide. It is a complete guide to bone health and the prevention and reversal of bone loss. Diane Mulloy will help educate you on the basics of bone health, nutrition and supplementation. She will review the risk factors and causes of bone loss, as well as natural solutions to reverse or prevent it.
If you or anyone in your family has suffered with fractures or osteoporosis, this seminar will help you understand what you can do to have ‘Freedom from Fractures’, age well and independently.
Workshop Presenter: Diane Mulloy, is owner of Osteostrong of Nashville and Regional Director for Osteostrong Franchises in Tennessee. She has been certified as a Peer Educator by the American Bone Health Board. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Fight back against smartphone and compulsive technology use! Sanity is within reach: Discover real-world strategies for taking back control
Whether you are a harried parent, tired of the daily iPad fight, or a busy professional intent on spending your day as efficiently as possible, this session will be packed with practical (and often surprising) information about the time you spend with technology. By the end of the session, you will be equipped to build a healthier digital environment, so that you and your family can use technology’s best tools without becoming lost in the distractions that our always-on culture provides.
Workshop presenter: Pete Dunlap, the founder of Digital Detangler, has spent the last decade immersed in the worlds of education and technology. Recently, he was named The Moth’s Nashville StorySlam Champion for his storytelling ability. Pete has established himself as a leading voice in the movement for more humane technology, as the creator of ScrollStopper (a Chrome extension), author of Digital Detangler: A Guide to Mindful Technology Use, and a meditation teacher on Insight Timer.
Why a lack of Work/Life balance is killing you-and how you can change that in three steps
You CANNOT pour from an empty cup. Lauren will reveal her three-step PROVEN formula to balance that will change your life forever.
Lauren’s 3 Step Strategy to Work-life Balance:
STEP 1: FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU’RE STUCK
- How do currently you feel? How do you want to feel?
- Where are you lacking balance? What is it costing you?
- Set goals to regain balance- and more…
STEP 2: SET GOALS WITH ACTIONABLE ITEMS TO REGAIN BALANCE
- Set a self-care Schedule
- Schedule down time with people who refill your cup
- Start a morning routine
- Meditation, yoga, journaling, scheduled down time… and more.
STEP 3: ACCOUNTABILITY
- Find someone to hold you accountable
- Create ZERO room for failure in regaining your health… and more advice.
Workshop Presenter: Lauren Zoeller: Lauren is a Whole Living Life Coach. Yoga Instructor. Motivational Speaker. Lauren brings holistic balance to the busy professional. Her coaching practice centers around helping individuals find work/life balance for increased happiness and heightened performance. In addition to her coaching practice, Lauren teaches yoga at multiple studios in the Nashville area and co-leads 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses with Phoenix Yoga Teacher Training.
Discover a drug-free alternative for Depression, Anxiety, ADHD.
See a live demonstration of LENS Neurofeedback – and discover the potential this amazing technology has, to help anyone with these conditions, as well as others like Concussion, PTSD & Migraines. Two top LENS Certified Practitioners will be explaining how the process works and how this non-drug, non-invasive therapy has more than a 95% success rate.
They will be illustrating their talk with case studies of how they have helped people with a wide variety of conditions-and will demonstrate how LENS works on a member of the audience.
Workshop presenters: Dallas Shepard is founder of Harmonized Brain Centers in Colorado Springs, CO & Sheri Rowney, founder of Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville TN.
Wholeness in Relationships: Balancing kindness, connection and a core sense of self
In our high-speed, digital world, it is hard to find and maintain healthy relationships. Good relationships set us up to be our best selves, while unhealthy relationships can make us sick. Come learn about the need we all have for connected, life-giving relationships, how healthy boundaries give us freedom be kind – and how we protect our core sense of self, while walking through life in intimate relationships with others.
Workshop presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown Paris Goodyear-Brown LCSW, RPT-S the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She was one of the top speakers at the 2018 TEDx Conference in Nashville.
Alzheimer’s Disease Here, Now, and Where Are We Going?
- Are you worried about your memory, or the memory of a loved one?
- Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Interested in learning how genetics play a part in the development of Alzheimer’s disease?
- Interested in the correlations between a healthy lifestyle and Alzheimer’s disease prevention?
- Are you a caregiver to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease looking for additional resources?
If so, this workshop is for you!
Workshop presenter: KaTerri ‘Kate’ Kelly is the Program Manager for the Center for Cognitive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She and a team of highly motivated researchers strive daily to “do something unforgettable” by educating Tennesseans on the treatment, prevention, and trajectory of Alzheimer’s with the goal to one day alleviate the disease.
Sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association.
Plant Based & Powerful: How one Chef convinced Titan’s top players to become Vegans
Chef Charity has well over 15 years of experience as a chef, but her calling to become plant-based followed, as a result of her family’s own transition. That transition, paired with her affinity to cook, sparked her creativity and a new challenge. As Chef Charity provided plant-based meals for her family, NFL players began to hone in on her talent as they witnessed her husband eating what looked like delicious everyday meals that also provided the essentials for optimum athletic performance.
This admiration became the driving force that propelled her to realize the power of a plant-based, vegan and transitional diet. As a lover of food, and self-proclaimed foodie, her goal is to assist people in making an easy transition from animal products to well-balanced plant based meals. Chef Charity will share her plant based culinary journey and how she successfully transitioned not just her family, but several professional athletes to a plant based diet and created a powerful impact along the way.
Join Chef Charity Morgan in this fascinating workshop and discover how a Vegan diet could work for you.
Workshop presenter: Chef Charity has well over 15 years of experience, her calling to become a plant based chef followed as a result of her family’s own transition. Her goal is to assist people in making an easy transition from animal products to well-balanced plant based meals. She currently provides vegan meal preparation to several NFL players and has recently been featured by ESPN highlighting her awesome homemade meals that have encouraged athletes to educate themselves, improve their athletic performance as well as their overall health.
Anxiety affects approximately 40 million people in the United States. We all know someone who struggles with it. So, what causes anxiety? Why are so many people anxious? What can we do about it? Cortney Edmondson struggled with severe anxiety that manifested as debilitating insomnia. For over a year, her anxiety caused major implications on her work, personal life and even her health. After a lot of work and practice, Cortney has gained powerful tools and solutions that have helped her overcome anxiety. Now, she chooses to empower and equip others to do the same.
This workshop will help attendees understand why we get anxious and what happens in our brains and bodies when anxiety sets in. It will also give participants practical tools and exercises to empower them to better manage or even break free from their anxiety.
What you’ll take away from this workshop:
- Introduction to the body’s stress response system
- Understand what causes anxiety and why it affects so many people
- Breakdown the social barriers and misconceptions around anxiety and mental health
- Understand the implications of anxiety both mentally and physically
- Gain practical tools to manage anxiety and retrain your brain
Workshop presenter: Cortney Edmondson in addition to being a top motivational speaker, is also a State of Tennessee Certified Public Accountant. She was nominated as one of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 for her philanthropic efforts in Middle Tennessee.
Optimizing your health through Nutrition
This workshop will briefly cover what is going wrong with America’s standard diet, followed by a very detailed description of how to optimize your diet to battle inflammation, to reduce the risk of cancer – and to promote healing in your body.
Why do Americans have such poor nutrition?
- What foods help you focus on eating for prevention and healing?
- How much of each food item should you consume?
- What foods should you avoid?
- What are the best ways to pick items from each food category?
- What are the best ways to cook your produce?
Workshop Presenter: Lacy Wright, RD, LDN, CLT
Advisory Board of The Heimerdinger Foundation, Meals 4 Health and Healing
Sponsored by the Heimerdinger Foundation
Erin Oprea 10:30-11:00am
Join celebrity fitness trainer Erin on stage for her workout. There are limited spaces available and this will be popular, so, come early to avoid disappointment.
Puppy Pilates 11:30-12:30pm
Do you enjoy Pilates? Join this fun demonstration on stage, but please turn up in plenty of time, as only a limited number of people can participate. Please do NOT bring your own dog!
Join well known local Pilates instructor Julee Jones of The Pilates Place Nashville as she runs this fun session.
Organized in conjunction with the Nashville Humane Association
Kylie Morgan 1:00-1:30pm
A lovely lunchtime treat. Come and enjoy this up-and-coming country music star who will entertain you with an acoustic set.
Railyard Fitness 3:00-4:00pm
Try out Railyard Fitness’ obstacle course, which develops strength, balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, endurance, burns calories, and improves cardiovascular health and posture.
Your Emcee for the Day
Emily Janney is a public speaker, host, and content producer based in Nashville, TN. As a natural optimist and big-picture thinker, Emily believes we must be relentless in our efforts to generate new and creative solutions to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges we face as human beings. Emily is passionate about building platforms that promote healing, personal transformation, and expanded awareness. Emily is currently piloting an interview-based talk series set to air this summer in Nashville titled, “Inner Views with Emily Janney,” while also leading Nashville Integrative Health, Nashville’s largest networking group for integrative health and wellness practitioners. For general inquiries, speaking engagements, or collaborative projects, Emily can be reached at email@example.com
The schedule is subject to change
Admission Prices: Save 30% by booking in advance
For general admission to the Health & Wellness Fest, author signings and main stage entertainment, tickets cost just $10 per person when booked in advance online. ($11 inc fees and tax) Children under 12 are admitted FREE.
On the day admission $15. (Children under 12 free).
The first 50 tickets to each workshop are FREE, (plus Fest Admission Fee) – thereafter $5 per person ($5.50 inc fees and tax). Please remember, each workshop has limited capacity. So, book now, to make sure you are not disappointed.
There’s loads of FREE parking, too! Click here for directions.
Every visitor gets a FREE Fest Show guide.
Make sure you take advantage of the $5 saving and book your tickets in advance, using the online facility. A 30% discount is worth having!
Fest Opening Hours:
Saturday June 1st: 10.00am to 5.00pm