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The moment we’ve all been waiting for! We’ve just announced the lineup for the first-ever International Virtual Wellness Summit, powered by Plantie, taking place Saturday, June 27th from 10 am – 6 pm EST.

10 expert mentors join us throughout the day to give 15-minute virtual workshops, sharing their valuable insights into their respective professions as well as equipping us with the tools that we need to get started on our own personal wellness journeys.

The International Virtual Wellness Summit is the ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a positive change in their lives, whether that is physically, mentally, or emotionally. Whatever your wellness mission is, we are here to guide you on that journey.


What can I expect from each panel we hear you ask? Read on to find out:

Session #1: Micro Meditation: A Simple Morning Routine To Transform Your Day

Mentor: Raff Ricci


With so many styles and traditions of meditation and mindfulness, it becomes difficult for beginners to get their foot in the door. In this session, meditation expert Raff Ricci will introduce complete beginners to the basics of meditation.

Ricci is the founder of MEYA, a meditation app that combines music and mindfulness.

Ricci will explain what meditation is and how you will benefit from incorporating it in your daily routine. He will lead you through your first micro meditation session, giving you a framework to take with you and make part of your morning routine.

Session #2: Rejuvenate Yourself Physically and Mentally with 5 Minutes of Daily Morning Yoga

Mentor: Kevin Boyle


Starting your day with yoga means starting your day on the right foot. In this session, Kevin Boyle will cover the main benefits of introducing a regular yoga routine into your daily lives. Kevin is a Dublin based yoga teacher who offers workshops and training courses both online and throughout the country.

He’s also the host of The Yoga Life Podcast. He will discuss how simple it is to set yourself up at home with minimal equipment and will introduce you to basic yoga flow suitable for complete beginners. Using a modern style of yoga centered on mobility, strength, and flexibility, Kevin will give you the tools and knowledge you need to start your yoga journey today.

Session #3: The Art of Breathwork: How Breathing Affects Your Health and Mental State

Mentor: Philippa Wilkins


Breathwork is the practice of controlled breathing to lift your physical and mental health. Phillippa Wilkins is a breathwork facilitator and the founder of Breathworks.

She leads retreats, traveling the world to empower people to use conscious breathing techniques to achieve their greatest potential.

Throughout this session, Phillippa will help you discover how your breath is your very own superpower right under your nose. You will learn the keys to managing your mental state, reducing stress, and shedding emotional baggage. Along the way, you will pick up some simple breathing exercises to take you from 60 to 0 in seconds.

Session #4: HIIT To the Rescue: 7 Minute Home Workouts to Improve Your Health

Mentor: Daria Daspin


What is HIIT? High-Intensity Interval Training takes the work you would normally do in a 30-minute jog and packs it into 7 powerful minutes. The effect is you having fun while improving your health in just minutes. How?

The Training Lab NYC’s Daria Daspin gives us the ultimate introduction into HIIT. Daria will break down HIIT methodology and will walk you through the first 7-minute workout that you can take with you on your fitness journey.

Session #5: Small Change, Big Impact: Occasional Plant-Based Eating

Mentor: Marina Yanay-Triner


Plant-based eating is a form of wellness that not only benefits you but also your planet and environment. Making the transition to a plant-based diet can be challenging for many. Thankfully, experts like Marina Yanay-Trinor are here to help you.

Yanay-Trinor is a transformational wellness coach and recipe developer who helps her clients transition to plant-based eating while maintaining their lifestyle, combining nutrition education with transformational mindset work. In this session, she will cover the simple behavioral changes you can make to incorporate more plant-based foods in your diet, and maybe even forego meat once a week.

Session #6: The Superpower of Intermittent Fasting Explained in 15 Minutes

Mentor: Carolyn Williams RD


While intermittent fasting might sound like a “diet” to newcomers, it’s more like an eating schedule. How is it that changing the timing of what you eat can have such a big impact on your health, energy levels, and consumption?

James Beard-winning registered dietician Carolyn Williams gives a step-by-step walkthrough on how you can harness the superpower of Intermittent Fasting in your life. She’ll guide you through its evidence-based benefits and its various formats to help ease you into the IF lifestyle.

Session #7: Exclusive: Introduction to Movement Therapy, A New Paradigm in Reforming Your Body & Mind

Mentor: Rome Za


Rome Za is a holistic nutritionist, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, movement and Brazilian jiu-jitsu professor, writer, speaker, and coach. Since 2011, he’s helped transform the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual lives of thousands of people around the world by focusing on healing foods, healing movements, and a healing mind.

Throughout this session, Rome will share his story on how he healed his broken body and mind to get to where he is now. Rome will teach you what movement therapy is, how to learn from failure, and how to have freedom in what you feel.

Session #8: The Magic of CBD: How to Reduce Pain, Ease Anxiety & Sleep Better

Mentor: Mary Biles


We hear all the time that CBD is a natural supplement to help us unwind at the end of the day, especially before bed. We see a sign each week advertising a new CBD vendor. What is CBD, what are its benefits, and how do we use it?

In this session, expert Mary Biles will provide a comprehensive introduction to CBD, including how to integrate it into your everyday life to reduce chronic pain, ease anxiety, and as a sleep aid. Don’t miss this if you want to learn all about CBD has to offer from a true authority on the subject.

Session #9: Daily Sustainability Tips to Keep Our Planet Healthy

Mentor: Lea D’Auriol


Each day, we practice habits that little by little burden our environment. Cheap single-use plastics, for example, are one of the biggest contributors to the pollution of our oceans.

Lea D’Auriol is the Founder & Executive Director of Oceanic Global, whose mission it is to engage new audiences in ocean conservation. Oceanic Global recently partnered with the United Nations to produce the UN World Oceans Day virtual event which took place on June 8th, 2020.

Throughout this session, Lea will share sustainability tips and practices that we can incorporate into our daily lives to help make our planet a healthier place. She will touch upon behavioural changes we must undergo in our own homes, with a special focus on how to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics.

Session #10: Reset Your Body Clock: 5 Strategies For Better Sleep

Mentor: Dr Karthik Ramanan


More than you might think, your physical and emotional health is closely attached to your sleep and circadian rhythm. With electronics, around the clock communication, and workaholic culture, we often feel unrested and burnt out.

In this session, Dr. Karthik Ramanan (“Dr. K”) will teach you 5 iron-clad strategies to help you get better sleep so you can optimise your circadian rhythm and live a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. K is an expert in integrative emotional health and lifestyle medicine, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to ask him questions about optimising your sleep, ending burnout, and building emotional health.

SIGN UP and personalize your ideal day of wellness learning by selecting your desired sessions here. See you next Saturday!


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