The Wellness Show celebrating its 20th year in 2012, is proud to be a part of that, and will present over 200 health and wellness exhibitors, plus over 100 guest speakers, demonstrations and workshops on a variety of topics, all designed to help you live your most balanced life ever, February 17-19 at the Convention Centre.
Here are the top 10 Health and Wellness Trends in Vancouver:
1 Meditation: key for reducing stress and gaining clarity, The Wellness Show will feature multiple workshops on meditation: Sufi Whirling, Meditation Made Easy, and Meditation is More than Just Sitting Still! as well as meditation props and aids.
2 Juicing: extracts the vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables, and makes it easier for you to absorb them. Attend a juicing demonstration, or sample juices, smoothies and juice supplements by our exhibitors.
3 Coaching: having someone to guide you and be accountable to is a powerful step towards self-actualization. Chat with one of the many coaches at the show about your goals to discover the right fit for you.
4 Fitness: we all know how important it is to move our bodies, and how good we feel when we do! The Wellness Show has something for everyone: Badminton, Yoga, Pilates, Running, Walking, Bollywood Dance Classes, Square Dancing, and fitness for plus-sized women.
5 Massage / Reflexology / Spas: once though of as a luxury, we are now coming to understand that these relaxation therapies are a powerful maintenance activity. Get a massage or reflexology treatment at the show, or indulge in
a spa treatment. You'll leave looking good, and feeling good!
6 Local, Seasonal, Fresh Food: no two ways about it, Vancouver is a foodie city. Join some of Vancouver's worldclass chefs, as the demonstrate dishes that come from our own backyard. They include: Pino Posteraro, Cioppino's; Ned Bell, The Four Seasons; Jennifer Peters, Raincity Grill; Robert Erikson, Central Bistro; Antonio Cerullo, Choices Markets; Kris Kabush, Hart House Restaurant; Hidekazu Tojo, Tojo's; and special guest, Julie Van Rosendaal, best-selling author, Spilling the Beans.
7 Holistic Forms of Therapy: Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Shiatsu, Physiotherapists and Energy Healers are now a mainstream way of maintaining our health.
Visit with the many holistic therapists at The Wellness Show and ask them questions about your health.
8 Super Foods: we love our hemp, chia seeds, omega 3s, acai, quinoa and flax! Sample hemp milk, and all manner of products made with super food ingredients!
9 Tea: we love our tea, not just because it warms us up, calms us down, and tastes great, but also for all its health benefits: bring on the antioxidants! Sample teas from around the world in our brand-new Tea Garden, or attend a workshop with one of our master tea-makers.
10 Gluten-free, Raw and Vegan: more and more of us are discovering that we are gluten intolerant, and this is a good time to do so, as more and more G-F products are being introduced. Sample many at the Wellness Show. There will also be lots of options for raw-food enthusiasts and vegans.