$229 – $279

WellNow Wellness Conference

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The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20037

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BE INSPIRED

TO DISCOVER YOUR BEST LIFE


WellNow is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We practice 360° wellness, looking at wellness from a holistic and integrative standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also about self-care, the environment, being mindful, overcoming adversity, stress management, and navigating the ever-challenging workplace. It's taking care of the whole person and the world we live in, because it's all CONNECTED.

If you are a wellness enthusiast and are looking to make changes that will impact your life for the better, WellNow is the perfect place to start or continue your journey.


LISTEN. LEARN. ENGAGE. EXPLORE


*KEYNOTE - David Kepron, Marriott International

VP of Global Design Strategies, Distinctive Premium Brands

"Mindful by Design - How Architecture Can Support Wellbeing and Mindful Experiences"


David Kepron is the Vice President of Design within the Global Design Strategies department at Marriott International. His focus is on the creation of compelling customer experiences within a unique group of Marriott brands called the "Distinctive Premium Brands" including: Renaissance, Westin, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels.

Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies.


The brainiac behind Marriott International's innovation and author of Retail (r)Evolution, David Kepron has long been a thought leader at the intersections of neuroscience, design, technology, and well-being. LEARN MORE



Speaker Panel and Program

8am - Rooftop Yoga
Start out the day with an active, vinyasa yoga flow

9am - Breakfast at Kingbird

Enjoy a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast buffet

10am - Conference Kick-Off

Deborah Lewis - MC

10:05am - "Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?"
Cindy Maxted - Mindfulness Educator, Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness

10:35am - "The Food-Mood Connection"
Cindy Santa Ana - Author of Unprocessed Living, Nutritional Therapist, and Integrative Wellness Coach

11:05am - "Nothing Changes Unless You Do!"
Inez Sobczak - Founder and Master Trainer, Fit-Nez

11:35am - "The Health Coach Revolution and Why It's Taking Shape in Washington, DC"
Darrell Rogers - Director of Advocacy, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

12:05pm - Farm-to-Table Lunch
Lunch will be served in the ballroom

12:30pm - "Laughter is the Best Medicine"
Sean Savoy - Writer, Actor, and Comedian

1pm - "Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?"
Dr. Kimberly Muzinski - Functional and Integrative Medicine

1:30pm - "Smart Money - Investing in You"
Jeffery Kennerly - Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

2pm - KEYNOTE "Mindful by Design - How Architecture Supports Wellbeing and Mindful Experiences"
David Kepron - VP of Global Design Strategies, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International

2:55pm - Closing Remarks



About the Speakers


- Cindy Maxted - Mindfulness Educator, Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness

"Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?"

Cindy Maxted has spent her life in the mind, body, spirit field. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families as a registered nurse in the neonatal ICU, Operating Room, and School Nursing with a degree from Georgetown University. As a certified Mindful Educator/Yoga instructor in conjunction with Johns Hopkins D-stress Baltimore, she has taught over 400 young people, teachers, and parents in Baltimore City schools. As a nurse, coach, and yoga teacher she has integrated Mindfulness throughout her career.


- Cindy Santa Ana - Author of Unprocessed Living, Nutritional Therapist, and Integrative Wellness Coach

"The Food-Mood Connection"

Cindy Santa Ana is a Nutritional Therapist, Integrative Health Coach, Culinary Nutrition Expert
and author of Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition into Healthy Eating. She is deeply
passionate about teaching people how to reach their ideal weight, increase their energy, and
live a healthy balanced lifestyle while juggling their career and personal life. Her book,
Unprocessed Living, will teach you how to ditch processed foods and make healthy meals that
are delicious, quick and easy.


- Inez Sobczak - Founder and Master Fitness Trainer, Fit-Nez

"Nothing Changes Unless You Do!"

Inez Sobczak, founder and master trainer at Fit-Nez, has more than 15 years of experience as an innovator in health and fitness. Her approach to healthy living combines clean nutrition with a sensible approach to exercise that produces positive transformations for her clients. What began as a youthful love of activity and movement grew into a passion for fitness that stayed with her during her years as a collegeathlete and fitness instructor, and culminated in her founding of Fit-Nez, located in Arlington Va.


- Darrell Rogers - Director of Advocacy, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

"The Health Coach Revolution and Why It's Taking Shape in DC"

Darrell has worked in advocacy, policy research, and communications in Washington, DC for over 16
years. His work has earned his employers and his clients significant policy successes and media acclaim.
Darrell's work is highlighted with extensive Capitol Hill experience, nonprofit management and
employment with a noted public affairs and political consulting firm in Washington, DC. A New Jersey
native, Darrell received a BA in History from William Paterson University and a Master’s Degree in
American Government from The Catholic University of America. He quickly began his career in
Washington, DC by working for several notable nonprofit organizations. Prior to his current position with
the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Darrell was the Campaigns and Communications Director to the
largest grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting complementary and
alternative healthcare access in the country.


- Sean Savoy - Actor, Writer, and Comedian

"Laughter is the Best Medicine"

As well an actor and writer, Sean Savoy is a global force for comedy. Hailing from Columbia Maryland, Savoy has toured the planet. Performing in over 50 European cites and all over the USA with his partner in comedy, the legendary Pablo Francisco. He has appeared on Comedy Central, along with Gotham Comedy Live. Savoy's high impact, rapidfire hilarity belies his mellow mood and laid-back attitude. Combining diverse characters with a wicked wit, Savoy can reach an audience with his timeless material, while meeting his expressed goal – to bring joy with his jokes and heal hearts with humor all while bringing much fun to his audiences as he's having on stage.


- Dr. Kimberly Muzinski - Functional Medicine

"Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?"

Dr. Kimberly Muzinski brings her 20-plus years of experience and joy of being of service to others. She provides a cohesive holistic, whole body approach to care. Dr. Kim speacializes in helping patients with full nutritional and dietary analysis; as well as detoxification for greater metabolic balance and repair. She utilizes a functional medicine model of health to discover and address root causes of imbalances, and provide a targeted, evidence-based treatment protocol to better preserve whole body health.


- Jeffery Kennerly - Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

"Smart Money: Investing in You"

Drawing on more than a decade of business advisory & audit experience, Jeffery’s focus at Morgan Stanley is partnering with individuals, families and business owners to be their source of strategic solutions to solve their financial goals. Jeffery holds two degrees from the University of New Haven, a Bachelor in Accounting (BS) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), where he was recognized on the National Dean’s List Dignitas and as an All-American Scholar, while providing leadership to the University community through athletic and non-athletic activities.


- David Kepron - VP of Global Design Strategies, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International

"Mindful by Design - How Architecture Can Support Wellbeing and Mindful Experiences"

David Kepron is the Vice President of Design within the Global Design Strategies department at Marriott International. His focus is on the creation of compelling customer experiences within a unique group of Marriott brands called the "Distinctive Premium Brands" including: Renaissance, Westin, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels.

Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies.




MORE FUN STUFF ...

Shop-to-Give with India Hicks Lifestyle Collection benefitting Martha's Table, Organic Farm Stand, Essential Oils, Movement Clinic, Mindfulness Minute, Raffle Prizes and more!


ADD Morning Yoga (8am-9am) + Breakfast (9am-10am) for a healthy and fun start to the day!


*RSVP Tickets include farm-to-table lunch, variety of cold-pressed juices, tea, and coffee throughout the conference, AND go home with an eco-friendly organic cotton, reusable WellNow tote bag


SPACE IS LIMITED, RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY!








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