TREND: Making Access to Green Nature Less White

ADDING COLOR TO WELLNESS By Tonia Callender Your wellness is not my wellness Like many Black women, I mostly see wellness as a luxury that others pursue. I have the time, resources and interest to pursue wellness activities, but misconceptions and entrenched racial bias hinder my options. To me, wellness spaces, spas, studios and resorts seem designed for white people. When I do visit these…

TREND: Breath Stars

Just Breathe! Breath goes from woo-woo wellness to a powerful health tool By Sandra Ballentine Introduction Breathwork used to sit squarely on the woo-woo side of the wellness spectrum, but in recent years, clinical studies conducted at schools like Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins have put modern science and real data behind something we’ve actually known for centuries—the way we breathe has profound effects on…

TREND: Regenerative Travel Will Move from Lofty Ideal to More Action

The Year of the Travel Reset From manic getaways to slower, more mindful travel By Elaine Glusac Introduction The coronavirus pandemic acted as a near complete brake on travel in 2020. While some people eventually learned how to continue to take vacations safely while living with the pathogen, most stayed home. In the lull, travel operators fought—and are continuing to fight—for their livelihoods. But the…

Wellness Master Class: Paul Klein

Wellness Master Class Paul Klein: “Change for Good: Seven Principles for Creating a Positive Impact” 9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 7 As people around the world face unprecedented pressures, Paul Klein, an internationally recognized authority on the intersection of business and social change, believes companies need to do more to help their employees and communities—even if that means doing it with less. Join this inspiring…

Wellness Master Class: Fighting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics with Far UV

Wellness Master Class “The Power of Light: Fighting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics with Far UV” 9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, September 23 The science of human-safe UV technology has the potential to deactivate the COVID-19 virus (and other microbes) on clothes, skin and objects, allowing people to safely enter shared spaces such as spa, hotel, medical and retail environments. During this fascinating Wellness Master Class, Dr. David…

Wellness Master Class: Bill Bensley

Wellness Master Class Bill Bensley: “Creativity in the Time of COVID: A First Look at a New Project” 9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, August 26 Bill Bensley is a jack of all trades…gardener, architect, interior designer, lover of all things natural, sustainability expert, and, most of all, a wide-ranging explorer of as many corners of the earth as he can. In this GWS Wellness Master Class,…

Wellness Master Class: Amrita Banta

Wellness Master Class Amrita Banta: “The New Normal: Global Affluent Consumer’s Mindset Post Covid-19” 9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, August 19 As Managing Director of Agility Research & Strategy, Amrita Banta has worked with global brands to understand affluent consumers. In this GWS Wellness Master Class, she will share insights gathered through thousands of interviews with wealthy consumers across Asia and the United States, conducted in…

Wellness Master Class: Bob Roth

Wellness Master Class Bob Roth: “Meditation in the Age of Anxiety” 9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, August 12 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, levels of fear and anxiety are increasing sharply worldwide. Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in America, the author of the New York Times best seller Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, and the CEO of…

Thermal/Mineral Springs: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging

Thermal/Mineral Springs: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic:Thermal/Mineral Springs: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Date of Discussion: July 7, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland,…

Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging

Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic:Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Date of Discussion: August 4, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia,…