Manifesting its commitment to fostering the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of our nation, Washington Spa Alliance is creating a comprehensive symposium themed Beyond Wellness: Defining Wellbeing.
Washington Spa Alliance’s 3rd Annual Symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The morning sessions will feature established and esteemed thought leaders and serve as an open call to create a definitive understanding of wellbeing. Presenters will be guided by the “timeless truths" as identified by Washington Spa Alliance’s seven-spoke Wellness Wheel. These encompass:
Each speaker will present tangible tips that individuals can incorporate into their lives. At the Symposium’s conclusion, Washington Spa Alliance will draft a white paper summarizing its content to be released to a wider audience. The paper -- The Fundamentals, The Timeless Truths, The New Ways To Live -- will be made available on the organization’s website at www.washingtonspaalliance.com.
Afternoon sessions at the Symposium will take the form of a town-hall meeting, geared to Washington Spa Alliance members and other attendees from the greater Capital region. It will be an engaged conversation that addresses reactions from the morning session, discussion of current and upcoming policy issues that might impact wellbeing, and other topics of particular interest to members.
Attendance is limited. Reservations are being accepted on a first-come basis at www.washingtonspaalliance.com/symposium/. Cost is $100 for Washington Spa Alliance members and $175 for non-members. (The non-member rate includes an annual membership in the organization.) Members or non-members paying full price may bring guests for $75 apiece (reduced rate excludes the annual membership).
TO REGISTER: For complete updates to the schedule and to register for the Symposium, log onto http://www.washingtonspaalliance.com/symposium/. Washington Spa Alliance is located at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, D.C. 20007, and can be followed on Facebook and on Twitter @WASpaalliance.
Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) is a knowledge center, connecting spa professionals in the nation’s greater capital region with national leaders in the wellness community. The group works to promote the exchange of innovation in the field; and to ensure the highest spa ideals are met through policy and action.
Sharilyn Abbajay, WSPA chair, says this is a crucial time, when Washington is looking closely at how our country can be healthier in a struggling economy. “Americans increasingly have turned to spas to learn the importance of diet and exercise, the benefits of organic plant-based diets, to redefine ideas of wellbeing, and to learn techniques of stress-reduction and preventive medicine.”
DC Spa Examiner Bernard Burt is Chairman Emeritus of the three-year-old group. Honorary chair is Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door.