The nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading research organization for the global wellness industry, today announced it will hold a Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in New York City. This will be the first-ever event to take a deep dive into this fast-growing market and will gather the top executives, developers, investors, architects, designers, analysts, policymakers and media—the global leaders in the business of wellness real estate and communities—to examine the future of this market from the highest-level perspective.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, today announced a new location and dates for its 2021 conference. Originally to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in mid-November, it will now take place in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 30 through December 3 at the stunning, five-star Encore Boston Harbor—a Wynn property. The 2022 Summit will be held in Tel Aviv in the fall of next year.

As some of you may know, I moved to Mexico from the Middle East where I had worked in the spa and wellness industry in Dubai for close to five years, to join Rosewood Mayakoba as spa director at their exclusive Riviera Maya property. I was tasked with redeveloping the treatment menu, creating new experiences and bringing in new product lines - a really exciting challenge! I asked my team, “Where is the industry magazine, so we can see what's available to us here?” and the response was, “What do you mean, industry magazine?” There was none!

As ice baths gain popularity around the world; in the region of Riviera Maya, Caribe Sis brings a variety of ice and heat therapy experiences to the community of locals, expats and visitors to the region. With a small location in the town of Playa del Carmen offering a shaded space for the preliminary breathwork, two large concrete bathtubs for the ice bath experience and a sauna cabin incorporating elements of the traditional Mayan Temazcal chamber such as volcanic rocks that heat the space from a central pit and herb infused water poured over the glowing rocks, creating aromatic steam.

Guests today are increasingly interested in the healing power of nature and its influence on our wellbeing. Across Europe, thermal mineral spas have, for decades, combined the natural therapeutic benefits of hot springs with modern medical knowledge to treat numerous health conditions - particularly those focused on increasing mobility and relieving physical pain and tension. The effects of mineral-rich thermal waters can reduce muscle tension and inflammation, help regenerate cartilage, and support the production of collagen and elastin in sinews and connective tissue.

Careyes, symbolized by the question mark that sits above the name, is an enigma to those who have yet to discover the 5000 acres of jungle, mangroves, beaches and cliffs spanning a 12 km stretch of Pacific coastline in the state of Jalisco. Alongside the question mark, an exclamation point symbolizes the wow factor guests and residents feel once they discover the essence of this eco-resort that pledges to limit development at 4% of the land, ensuring the preservation of this captivating environment and landscape.

Hammock Cove Antigua is a couples-only retreat nestled on the eastern coast of the island, a stone’s throw from the beautiful and historic Devils Bridge landmark offering majestic views of the coastline. The property can be described as small, cozy, and picturesque; it includes 41 rooms, all with either a waterfront or ocean view.

Many believe that plant medicines are powerful allies that can help humanity to heal and overcome the environmental, economical and mental health crisis that we are currently witnessing. The invitation to rituals, meetings and ceremonies using sacred medicinal plants with or without traditional healers has become more common.

Five impressive pyramid structures make up the Paradisus Cancun resort, overlooking the captivating white sand beach and bright turquoise ocean this destination is famous for. Abounding with greenery, trailing plants spill over each ledge inside the pyramids, creating a jungle illusion perfect for those who appreciate biophilic design.

When it comes to leading wellness, as in our shared pursuit of a world free of preventable disease, being inclusive is perhaps one of our most powerful tools. An online search captures the spirit of the word: To INCLUDE means “to comprise as part of a whole” or “to make part of a whole.” Inclusive leaders do both. They help people and entire systems, from teams to communities, understand and connect with the ways they are already well, resourceful and resilient by nature. At the same time, inclusive leaders continually seek to uplift sidelined and disadvantaged voices so that our collective circle of concern widens and new potentials for wellbeing unfold.

The nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading research and educational resource for the global wellness industry, welcomes a new Initiative to its fold: Wellness Communities & Real Estate. Joining 30+ industry-specific collaborative groups hosted by GWI to further the international conversation about wellness in its many and varied forms, this Initiative serves to further the insights found in GWI’s 2018 landmark “Build Well to Live Well” research, the first-ever in-depth study on the booming wellness communities and real estate sector. That research valued the market at $134 billion in 2017 and predicted 6% YOY growth through 2022 ($180 billion), a number that researchers anticipate will be higher thanks to the new laser-focus on health and wellness in every aspect of our post-pandemic lives.

You are among a growing community of individuals dedicated to an audacious global initiative, The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease. The Wellness Moonshot community embraces parents and educators who teach children wellness as a foundation for learning and lifetime of wellbeing, health professionals who guide patients to use wellness as part of healing illness and disease, corporate executives who integrate wellness at work to elevate the employee experience, and the many others who bring wellness to their homes and communities. Like all of our monthly articles, this is intended to help you lead with authenticity and EXTEND your impact as a wellness leader.

the First 1000 Days of Wellness® (F1000 Days) launch the first Specialized Practitioner Training for Conception, Pregnancy, and Family Integrative Wellness, in partnership with known industry niche trainers, Chris Clinton and Joanne Berry. The trainingdesigned to provide much needed expertise in an area often neglected in our industry- but arriving at a time where global infertility rates are alarmingly on the rise.

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