Inspiration Journal - Body - Mind - Spirit

EXPO 2007 Wrap Up

The 3rd Annual Inspiration Kaua'i Wellness Expo, For Your Well Being, was an amazing event. The Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Center was bursting at the seams from the positive energy exuding from the curious, the inquisitive and the adventurous. Magic was everywhere! At every turn one could witness a teacher and a student deep in conversation on living well. Be it spiritual, mental or physical the learning was intense, fun and gratifying for many. Some refer to the weekend as "a love fest, a total delight, a complete success!" and the buzz is still being felt today.

Approximately 2300 islanders and visitors experienced the lectures, workshops and exhibits. We had many returnees from residents and visitors alike. All counts were doubled from Expo 2006, with over 90 wholistic businesses represented and 37 returned from 2006. Exhibitors came from Kaua'i-67, Oahu-3, Maui-3, Big Island-4; from the mainland - CA-3, Ct-1, CO-1, FL-1, MI-1, NM-1,Tx-1, WA-1; and international 1-Canada, 2- Japan.

Dr. Wayne Dyer was a huge reason for the high attendance and ultimate success of the Expo. He set the tone for the event with his charisma, magnetism and down home approach that was appealing to a broad-spectrum audience. Dr. Dyer's popularity and motivational work drew over 730 people to his book signing and keynote address. They came from all over the world to hear his words of wisdom. Half of the guests were from the mainland or foreign countries and half of them came to Kaua'i specifically to see Dr. Dyer. Foreign countries represented were Africa, Canada, Greece, and Japan.

The highlight of the weekend was Dr. Wayne Dyer's world-class presentation on Well Being. He spoke over two-hours without a break. It was thought provoking and memorable. As we listened to and visualized his stories, we laughed, cried, considered the possibilities, pondered, agreed, disagreed, laughed more and ultimately left feeling really good about ourselves.

The goal of the Kaua'i Wellness Expo is to encourage healthy living. By providing a venue for businesses of like minds (and missions) to come together under one roof and share their knowledge, all who attend such an event is highly likely to leave the venue with a better understanding of their life's purpose and begin living a healthy and balanced life.

Thank you all for supporting the Expo and Inspiration. We hope you will join us next year.

Mark your calendars for January 26-27, 2008 for the 4th Annual Kaua'i Wellness Expo at the Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Center.

Download your registration form and send it in today. Keynote speaker is Fred Alan Wolf, PhD -ÊQuantum Physics Can Change Your Life.

Mahalo to our Sponors, Speakers and Exhibitors for making Expo 2007 a success!

Saturday, Jan 27 Center Stage
9:00 Opening Blessing
9:30 For Your Well Being - Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
10:15 Qigong - Francesco and Daisy Garripoli
11:00 "Let Your Millionaire Out" - David Koons
12:00 Instantaneous Kahuna ARCH Healing - Laurie Keako'a' Grant
1:00 Atlas ProFllax - Ranan Shahar
2:00 In Our Right Minds - Dale Allen
3:15 Quantum Healing - Dr. Sandra Rose Michael
4:00 Doors open for Keynote Address - Wayne Dyer

Saturday, Jan 27 Meeting room
9:30 Stress Reduction and Relaxation - Jan Nessen
10:15 Grief to Joy! Learning to Love Life - Rod and Katherine Russell
12:00 Neuro-Facial Re-Education - Gary Remes
1:15 Upgrading Your Prosperity Blue Print - Suzanna Kennedy
2:30 "What's Love Got To Do With It" - Camille Copeland
3:15 Healing Trough The Deep Heart - Christina Fisher

Sunday, Jan 28, Center Stage
9:00 Qi Gong - Qi Center
9:30 The Art of Jim Shin Jyutsu - Now Know Thy Self - Trisha Davis
10:15 Radiating Your Soul's Wisdom: Reconnecting with Your Ancestral Spirit - Dr. Jane Ely
11:00 TAT: End Stress. Lose Weight - Tapas
11:45 "The Tanya" The Chabad Philosophy of Balancing the Body and Soul - Sholom Schusterman, Chabad Rabbi
12:30 Let Your Millionaire Out" - David Koons NEW!
1:15 Mana Yoga - Michelle Edwards
2:00 Feng Shui and You, Creating Conscious Environments that Feed the Soul -Carol Ashton
2:45 "Al Gore's CLIMATE PROJECT Presentation" - Global Science & Local Solutions - Scott Catamas NEW!

Sunday, January 28, Meeting Room
9:30 Kindness, Love and Real Estate - Rick Copeland
10:15 Making Money and Making a Difference - Michael Kramer
11:00 Finally, A Solution for Black Mold - Tom & Trish Lee
11:15 Yoga Nidra - Jeanne Russell
12:00 Deeper Aspects of Healing -Stem Enhancement - Dr. Linda C. Nadia, MD
12:45 Transformational Holistic Healing - Lisa Raphael NEW!
2:00-3:45 Infinite Oneness Enlightenment Workshop - Laurie Keako'a' Grant, $25

The Wellness Expo is the brainchild of Char Ravelo, publisher of Inspiration, Hawaii's Wellness Journal. "Five years ago, I envisioned a holistic journal filled with articles pertinent to daily life, written by Kaua'i's professional health practitioners and healers. Words that educate, motivate, and provoke us to look at ourselves, families, friends, our community, thus guide us towards having healthier and balanced lives. Expo 2005 was a success with over 60 exhibitors, 20 speakers and 500 plus visitors. Expo 2006, was our first two-day event with keynote Barbara De Angelis, PhD. It was a super success with over 60 exhibitors, 30 speakers, and 1400 visitors. Now it's time to bring the Health and Wellness community together again for another two days of networking, learning and sharing. Why not start the new year off right with an event that is fun and energizing for the whole island! It has been a deep desire, of mine, to provide an avenue for positive learning and synergy in group settings, a place where leaders in the health and wellness industry have an opportunity to meet and work towards our common goal of building a stronger community on Kaua'i."

In 2004, the Hawaii state legislature officially designated Health and Wellness Tourism as a niche market. The LOHAS (Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability) market is a rapidly growing $227 billion industry and expos are a high touch form of marketing. People meet the practitioners and healers one on one, which is something you can't do with print, TV or radio advertising. This is especially important if you have a service related business (massage therapist) or have a product that can be demonstrated or sampled. Expos are about connecting with people and the importance of building a strong health and wellness community from the ground up.

In response to the need for promotional support and economic stability in the health and wellness industry, a newly formed non-profit organization the Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association (KHWA) provides a unified voice for its members.

Kaua'i is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. People feel good when they come here. It is a natural place for people to relax and heal. The Kaua'i Wellness Expo is a great place for the Kaua'i community to come meet each other, and together to celebrate Health.

Cindie Jones, CFP Waddell and Reed
Kaua'i Visitors Bureau
Hawai'i Tourism Authority
County of Kaua'i Office of Economic Development
Princeville at Hanalei
Alexander Day Spa and Salon
Kaua'i Center for Holistic Medicine
Kahuna Valley
Kaua'i Chamber of Commerce
Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association

Media Sponsors

Kaua'i Wellness Expo Accommodation Partners
Kaua'i Inn
$99 per night (mention Expo to receive this discounted rate)

Aloha Beach Resort Kaua'i
$120 per night for January 26-29, 2007. Mention Kaua'i Wellness Expo to receive this discounted rate.

Princeville Resort
INSPIRE offers 50% off of Rack. Ask for the INSPIRE offer when booking your reservations.

Other options:
Bed and Breakfast-

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