Global Wellness Conversations

Global Wellness Summit & NOVA Media

Created by the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), this podcast features thought-provoking conversations with leading voices in the $4.4 trillion global business of wellness who inspire listeners with deep industry insights, rich personal stories and valuable business learnings. Leveraging the vast network of luminaries from GWS, the lively and down-to-earth conversations with host and wellness sector expert Kim Marshall give listeners a unique opportunity to get to know industry icons while learning about the latest evidence-based wellness practices. This podcast is produced by GWS in asso​ciation with S’Well The Agency. read less
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Episodes

83. Luuk Melisse & Gabriel Olszewski -- Sanctum: Revolutionizing Fitness with a Nomadic, Multi-Sensory Experience
17-01-2024
83. Luuk Melisse & Gabriel Olszewski -- Sanctum: Revolutionizing Fitness with a Nomadic, Multi-Sensory Experience
Imagine a fitness experience that transcends the ordinary, where every movement is a step towards spiritual, emotional, and physical synchronicity. Welcome to the world of Sanctum, where the realms of movement, music, and meditation unite to redefine wellness. In this captivating episode of Global Wellness Conversations, we're joined by the innovative minds behind this revolutionary concept, Luuk Melisse and Gabriel Olszewski. The co-founders of Sanctum share their extraordinary journeys from the realms of dance & fitness and corporate marketing to the forefront of a global wellness movement. Sanctum stands out not just as a fitness regimen but as a holistic approach to well-being, set in spiritually significant locations like churches, offering a deeply sacred and immersive experience. The classes, intricately structured in nine chapters, are crafted to create a seamless connection between the physical, emotional, and spiritual facets of the individual. This episode delves into Sanctum's philosophy of inclusivity, its diverse community, and the pivotal role of Sanctum guides who encourage personal expression and self-discovery. We also explore Sanctum's unique nomadic model, featuring collaborations with luxury hotels for retreats and events worldwide. Luuk and Gabriel discuss their business philosophy, their vision for the future, including the Sanctum Frequency Festival, aiming to cultivate a global wellness community. Tune in to discover how Sanctum is reshaping the landscape of fitness and wellness, offering a path to holistic health and communal harmony.To learn more, visit Sanctum’s site at WeAreSanctum.com.Resources:Connect with Luuk on LinkedInConnect with Gabriel on LinkedInFollow Sanctum on Instagram: @wearesanctumHosted by Kim MarshallProduced by NOVA Media
81. Patricia Ladis -- Sports & Wellness: an Untapped Market for the Hospitality & Spa Industries
13-12-2023
81. Patricia Ladis -- Sports & Wellness: an Untapped Market for the Hospitality & Spa Industries
Did you know that 175 million people travel for junior & collegiate & recreational sports? Or that the overall travel segment called sports tourism is valued at $800 billion globally? Today’s episode sheds light on the opportunity just waiting to be filled – having the over $650 billion wellness tourism market help serve the recovery, conditioning, and mental wellness needs of the sports world. In keeping with the 2023 trend of “Wellness + Sports: New Business Models for Hospitality” first identified by the Global Wellness Summit, we’re speaking today to Patricia Ladis, a former dancer and licensed physical therapist who has used wellness techniques on tennis pros from Wimbledon to the Olympics and on dancers from Broadway to the American Ballet Theater. She also shares insights from her work with Junior and Collegiate players and their individual and family recovery needs on the road. We’ll even have a cameo appearance by the mother of a soccer player from a Junior League in Spain as she shares the realities of life on the road for young athletes. Join us as we shed light on this previously overlooked opportunity. Find out the many ways sports needs wellness and wellness needs sports. To learn more, visit Patricia’s site at PatriciaLadis.com.Resources:Reach out to Patricia: info@wisebodypt.comFollow Patricia on Instagram: @patricialadisHosted by Kim MarshallProduced by NOVA Media
80. Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston -- Surprising New Numbers from the Global Wellness Economy
08-11-2023
80. Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston -- Surprising New Numbers from the Global Wellness Economy
Join us for a reveal of the latest numbers from the Global Wellness Economy as research fellows from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) reveal the latest research quantifying the global wellness economy from the just-released 2023 Global Wellness Economy Monitor. GWI research fellows pioneered this field of research a decade ago, being the first to use the term and define the global wellness economy. Discover the first post-pandemic recovery data gathered from 218 countries and what’s in store for the eleven sectors of the wellness economy, incorporating “industries that enable consumers to incorporate wellness activities and lifestyles into their daily lives.” GWI’s Senior Research Fellows, Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston share surprising insights highlighting which sectors – from Wellness Tourism to Wellness Real Estate from Mental Wellness to Beauty & Personal Care – fared the best, which are still recovering as well as their research backed predictions for the future. Learn why Fortune 500 companies have come to depend on this research and how investors, developers and wellness business owners can benefit from numbers with this level of research, detail, rigor and definition behind them.To learn more, visit the Global Wellness Institute’s site at GlobalWellnessInstitute.org.Resources:Read the GWI Wellness ReportsConnect with Katherine on LinkedInConnect with Ophelia on LinkedInHosted by Kim MarshallProduced by NOVA Media
77. Professor Gerry Bodeker and Dr. Bibi Lockhat -- TAIM, Where the Body’s Wisdom & the Sacred Text Meet
13-09-2023
77. Professor Gerry Bodeker and Dr. Bibi Lockhat -- TAIM, Where the Body’s Wisdom & the Sacred Text Meet
While Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are very common references in today’s Western wellness world, today we are discussing another vibrant and expansive system of healing traditions, Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Did you know that the 1,000-year-old TAIM tradition was first brought to Europe in the 12th century? At that time, European scholars studied Arab works and translated them into Latin—and they became the predominant principles taught in European medical schools until the Renaissance.Today, we’re speaking to one of the foremost experts on the topic, Oxford University Professor Gerry Bodeker, the author of ten books including “Wellness Traditions from the Islamic World.” Most people don’t associate Africa and the Middle East with wellness, even though advanced food-as-medicine, anti-aging and healing systems have been refined across these regions for over a millennium.The second half of this special episode is an interview with Dr. Bibi Lockhat. Holding a dual degree in Complementary Health Science and Medicine, she is the TAIM specialist at Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som. She is also an expert in hands-on healing, such as Hijama, massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy, and often draws on herbal remedies to improve overall health. She’ll provide an audio tour of the one-of-a-kind wellness destination that is Zulal, including describing its far-reaching sustainability programs that even impact the property’s biodiversity—from mangroves to mammals. The episode comes full circle because not only did Professor Bodeker consult on the wellness programs at Zulal, but the resort is also the location of the pre- and post-trips organized exclusively for delegates attending the 2023 Global Wellness Summit in Qatar in November.To learn more, visit Zulal Wellness Resort’s site at Zulal.com. Resources:Connect with Prof. Gerry Bodeker on LinkedInFollow Prof. Gerry Bodeker on Instagram: @gerrybodekerFollow Dr. Bibi Lockhat on Instagram: @bibilockhatRead: Wellness Traditions from the Islamic WorldExplore the 2023 Global Wellness SummitExplore pre- and post-trips for Summit delegates to ZulalHosted by Kim MarshallProduced by NOVA Media
68. Robert Hammond – Urban Wellness from New York’s High Line to Stadium-Sized Urban Spas
29-03-2023
68. Robert Hammond – Urban Wellness from New York’s High Line to Stadium-Sized Urban Spas
Looking for a way to feel more connected and improve your wellness amidst the hustle and bustle of city living? Or to create more community wellness in your workplace or real estate development? Look no further than urban planner Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line. Hammond's work on the iconic elevated park in New York City has transformed the way millions of locals and visitors experience the city while serving as an international symbol of urban renewal. But his vision doesn't stop there. Hammond is now focused on creating large-scale communal spaces devoted to thermal wellness, where people can gather, relax, renew and, dare we say it, have fun!  Learn more about the vital role of community in wellness and how Hammond is revolutionizing the way we think about public spaces in cities around the world.To learn more, read Robert Hammond’s recent article, “Urban Infrastructure Might Just Save Cities: excerpt from the Global Wellness Summit’s The Future of Wellness 2023 Trends report.)Resources:Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium“Urban Infrastructure Might Just Save Cities” (excerpt from the Global Wellness Summit’s The Future of Wellness 2023 Trends report)ThermeGroup.comTheHighLine.orgConnect with Hammond on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/robert-hammond-3392604Follow Hammond on Instagram: @thehighlineguyHosted by Kim MarshallProduced by Nova Media