Suzie Bauer – Living with Ease: A nutrition-based approach to living a pain-free life
2:00 – Room A
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, you understand how much stress this can add to your everyday life. What if you could experience less pain by simply changing what you eat? In this talk, you’ll learn what may be at the root of your chronic pain and inflammation, and how food can play a vital part in your healing journey.
Suzie Bauer is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and the owner of The Tasty Remedy. After a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, followed by powerful medication that only seemed to provide short-term relief, she decided to look at how what she was eating could be affecting her health. She ditched the processed garbage and reached for real, whole foods to nourish her body. Soon, the pain began to disappear and she had more energy than she had in years. With this new found health, her desire to help others turn around their health led to her studies with the Nutritional Therapy Association and saying goodbye to her career as a structural engineer. Suzie now helps her clients live joyful and pain-free lives with delicious, healing foods. Connect with her at: TheTastyRemedy.com
Marla Williams – Transform Your Life to One You Love!
11:00 – Room B
Happiness is at the core of success! According to the US Surgeon General, there is one primary factor in your life that can improve your health, expand your longevity and increase your success on the job. And that factor is happiness. 90% of your happiness is based on how you process life events internally. Everything we do is driven by the desire to feel a certain way.
In this presentation, you will learn techniques that will help you cultivate your own internal happiness, strengthen your positive mindset and improve how you process life events. You will be provided with tools for increasing your mindfulness, turning off your stress and tapping into the power of your internal intelligence to enable you to improve your connection with others while increasing your personal happiness and your overall career success!
Marla was a key leader in helping create a happy, game-changing culture that grew a $12-million-dollar company into a $2.3-billion-dollar global corporation. She is a resourceful, insightful and a lifelong learner who doesn’t see what is but what can be. Her company, Practical Solutions Zone offers a variety of Life, Career & Business Success Coaching programs. Connect with her at: practicalsolutionszone.com
Patti Pontikis, Ph.D. – My Journey from Cancer to Self-Awareness
1:00 – Room A
Patti received the shock of her life on her 70th birthday when her doctor called after a routine mammogram and said she needed to come in for more tests. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy helped her survive cancer, but her next thought immediately went to discovering what was missing in her life that she needed to address. Join us as Patti shares her 10-year journey from cancer to self-awareness through yoga, personal development and spiritual growth.
Patti Pontikis is a clinical psychologist, educator, jewelry artist, yogi and life-long learner. In 2014, she co-founded the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection event and currently is active in the Camano Island art scene and annual Art by the Bay Festival. She and her husband Dick Meske volunteer with the Stanwood-Camano Suicide Awareness organization and other community events. Connect with her at: CamanoIslandArtworks.com
Introduction to Sound Healing with Kara Keating and Ash Ayars
11:00 – Room A
Everything in Nature is vibrating at different levels. Learn about how you can energize your own healing and optimize your personal blueprint through chanting. Enjoy a sound bath with Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls and other tools. Sound healing is both relaxing and powerful, and anyone can do it. This is an experiential workshop, come and enjoy. Participants can sit in chairs or on the ground.
Kara Keating was first introduced to yoga at age 12 by her father. She opened Movement Arts in 1998 and has been training yoga teachers since 2002. Kara created the Yoga Nidra Awaken & Dream CD and Yogatone, a unique yoga-dance-fitness class. She enjoys designing practices for people that initiate with alignment, engagement, stability, mobility and finally, radiance. Connect with her at: MovementArts.com
Dr. Tina Huang, Ph.D. – New Hope for Alzheimer’s
10:00 – Room B
For most families, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease signifies the beginning of a long slow descent of increasing dependency. But what if the current narrative we are being fed isn’t true? Dr. Tina EnerJoy (Tina Huang, Ph.D.) will be sharing preliminary evidence from the latest research on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and from her perspective as a Holistic Brain Health Practitioner.
If you have any dementia in your family, you won’t want to miss this important talk. It could save you and your family from tremendous financial and emotional distress. Do not wait until it is too late!
Dr. Tina EnerJoy (Tina Huang) has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is a Holistic Brain Health Practitioner at LifeLong EnerJoy. She researched underlying causes of Alzheimer’s Disease for 12 years in academic institutions such as University of Rochester and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She now supports clients with dementia and their families. She gives talks, leads workshops and gives interviews throughout Washington and online. Connect with her at lifelongenerjoy.com.
Bethany Williamson – Using Essential Oils to Help Support Your Moods and Emotions
3:00 – Room A
Join us for an Introduction to Aromatherapy for emotional support. In this session, you will learn what essential oils are and how, through the sense of smell, they can help calm the central nervous system and affect your emotions. You will also learn practical tips on how to use essential oils safely and which essential oils you can use to support specific moods and emotional support.
Bethany Williamson, MEd, is a Bastyr Certified Aromatherapist and former educator. She has a passion for essential oils, holistic health, and teaching. She offers her knowledge through weekly email tips, her online educational academy and through her iTunes Podcast: “Making Scents of Essential Oils”. Connect with her at MakingScentsOfEssentialOils.com
Kathy Sanders – Preserve Your Passion
1:00 – Room B
Passion is one of the most amazing emotions we get to experience during our lifetimes. It is strong when we feel weak. Passion won’t let us quit on our visions or dreams. It is the driving force that reminds us that moving forward is the only answer because not pursuing our passion just isn’t an option. However, sometimes that determination, combined with our intense desire to be successful can lead us toward the path of our own undoing. Why? Because, we become single focused at the expense of everything else that is important in our lives. We wake up one day to discover that the goal or dream that used to make our heart sing now makes us feel tired, weary and drained.
Protect your passion by learning how to avoid common pitfalls that can lead to burnout. We will cover short-term and long-term strategies to help you identify ways to; recognize the warning signs, create a schedule that supports a balanced lifestyle and setup a solid foundation for a successful future.
Kathy Sanders is the owner of Catapult for Success and provides education, programs and coaching for small businesses to help them turn their dreams into reality. Kathy has over 20 years of project management and team leadership experience. She loves helping her clients gain clarity, focus and systems to their businesses. Connect with her at: CatapultforSuccess.com
SuZanna Mantis: Essential Oils and the Brain-What You Should Know as You Age
12:00 – Room B
As the control center of the body, the brain governs the function of every other system, and if our brains start misfiring, all systems go awry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in nine people in the United States aged 65 and over suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently no pharmaceutical drugs that have much effect to mitigate the symptoms or progression of Alzheimer’s disease, or any other type of dementia. However the GOOD news is natural remedies (using essential oils) have been showing promise, prevention is still the key factor in avoiding the onset of dementia symptoms.
SuZanna is a Certified & Practicing Aromatherapist since 1994, Level 1 to 5, as well as a Holistic Aromatologist. Holistic aromatology focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional health through the application of essential oils. She has been creating her own locally made line of blends (double blind study tested) for stress related conditions, emotional issues, chronic pain and sleep disorders since 1994. In 2013 she became the only local Certified MELT Method Instructor, which addresses arthritis and balance issues. SuZanna is a Certified Reflexologist & Coach (individuals as well as couples) since 1989 as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and offers 15 gentle, small yoga classes weekly. She created Z’s Body & Soul in Stanwood to be a conduit for Joy. Connect with her at: zsremedies.com
Angie Louthan – The Kind Fest
2:00 – Room B
Angie Louthan is the founder of The Kind Fest – a playful and inclusive community celebration of kindness! Her goal was to create an event where adults and kids could experience and learn about the power of kindness through the arts, interactive experiences, and compelling speakers. She wanted kindness to be thrown around like confetti! Learn how Angie came up with the idea for the event, some of the amazing things that happened during the process, and her future plans for encouraging everyone to experience a kinder world.
Connect with Angie at thekindfest.com