About Us

Our Approach

The NW Mind Body Spirit Connection is a fun and interactive community event where you can learn about and meet local experts in traditional and alternative approaches to health and well-being. The events feature thought-provoking speakers, lively demonstrations, and knowledgeable exhibitors.

The Connection brings together natural health enthusiasts, yogis, organic food lovers, healers, fitness experts, alternative medicine doctors, holistic health advocates, and spiritual growth leaders for a fun and informative learning experience.

Our mission with the Connection is to help people learn about and meet local experts in traditional and alternative approaches to health and well-being. We hope our events inspire new connections, great conversations, and healthier, happier communities.

Our Team

Gayle Picken, Owner/Director

Monika Star, Community Outreach Coordinator

Melinda Rodrigues, Marketing

History of the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection

Founders Gayle Picken and Patti Pontikis started the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection in 2014. Gayle had over 15 years experience running community events as a local small business owner and arts promoter. Patti was an inspired yogi, cancer survivor and professional psychologist with a lifelong passion for learning and personal growth. Gayle and Patti had previously run art shows and community events together and loved the energy, excitement and inspiration of live events. One day over lunch, Gayle and Patti came up with an idea for a new event and the seed was then planted for the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection.

The initial steering committee included community leaders in yoga, intuitive counseling, leadership development, and spirituality. They developed the concept, mission and format, and the first show on Camano Island was a wonderful success! Not only did the public enjoy meeting and learning from local experts in a wide range of traditional and alternative health modalities, but the practitioners themselves found a huge benefit in meeting other like-minded professionals. The NW Mind Body Spirit Connection has since become a highly anticipated annual event on the island!

In 2017, the show expanded and added a second location at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA.

In 2018, the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection will run in three cities: Lynnwood, Bellevue and Camano Island.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear your ideas, comments and suggestions for the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection events. Please contact us today!

By phone: 425-359-7974
By email: gayle@nwmindbodyspirit.com