Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | August 18th, 2022

Selena Gomez’s Wondermind Reaches Milestone $100M Valuation

Once considered taboo, talking about mental health has become an important part of our lives and an area of focus for many companies and entrepreneurs. That’s why Wondermind, a mental health startup that aims to make talking about mental health mainstream, is gaining so much traction.

Maker of the Muse meditation headband raises $9.5M

I’m a mediocre meditator, at best. Some weeks I meditate every morning, and others go by without doing it at all. Turns out healthy habits are a lot harder to develop than good ones. I’ve tried a few different pieces of meditation hardware over the years, because who wouldn’t love to have a nice shortcut to mindfulness?

UK Yoga ‘warriors’ fighting to diversify booming industry

London (AFP) – London-based yoga instructor Stacie Graham is on a mission to make the ancient practice more racially and socially diverse, urging her charges to become “warriors for change” in the booming industry. Yoga, which originates from India, and pilates — a form of exercise focused on postural alignment — are now a $30 billion-a-year industry, according to the Global Wellness Institute.

Venus Williams’ nutrition company Happy Viking raises $2M – Bizwomen

Happy Viking, a nutrition company founded by Venus Williams, has raised $2 million in investments from professional athletes Serena Williams, Kevin Durant and others. Other leading investors included Venus Williams, Peloton Vice President of Fitness Programming Robin Arzón , professional golfer Michelle Wie West , soccer star , tennis pro Megan Rapinoe , and basketball players Reilly Opelka and as well as Mates Isaiah Hartenstein , Talent Resources Ventures, Parallel, and Oliver Trevena.

Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept to arrive in California in 2023 | spabusiness.com news

Destination spa and wellness operator Miraval Resorts & Spas has revealed plans to open its fourth Life in Balance Spa in the US. The new facility will be located at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, California, and open in early 2023.

Lucid closes $3 million to turn music into medicine for Alzheimer’s patients

By combining artificial intelligence (AI), neuroscience, and music, Lucid hopes to provide an alternative form of mental health therapy for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Through its app, the Toronto-based tech startup offers personalized, AI-curated playlists of songs designed to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, and other neurocognitive conditions.

Gwyneth Paltrow Joins ‘Shark Tank’ As Guest Shark

Gwyneth Paltrow is heading into the Shark Tank. The actor and founder of Goop will join the ABC series as a guest shark for its 14th season. It marks the Shakespeare in Love star’s first appearance on the business format.