Kauai's First International Health And Wellness Festival

Annual Event Launches in 2007

Kauai's First International Health And Wellness Festival

We are happy to help spread the word of the first annual Kauai International Wellness Conference and exposition, which will be held on July 28 & 29, 2007 at the Kauai Community College's Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

President of the Kauai Health and Wellness Association and Inspirations magazine publisher Char Ravelo -- a good friend of B on Hawaii's -- has organized 32 exhibitors from Japan's Genki Group, plus local Kauai and mainland U.S. health and wellness professionals.

Making good use of the Garden Island's lush landscape, the event will open with a sunrise ceremony at the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort, where a kumu hula will direct, and ask permission from the spirits and earth for a successful weekend. On July 30, there will be a full moon rising festival to celebrate world peace and healthy living. This event will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In between, visitors can peruse one of many booths that will be organized by some of the top practitioners of yoga, meditation, nutrition, qigong, pilates, acupuncture, naturopathy, hula, dance, and even Western doctors and nurses who practice wellness. Throughout the conference, there will be lectures and hands-on exhibits.

"It was and has always been most important to me that the quality of these presentations far exceeds the number of attendees, the dollar value we get from the event, or any of those aspects," said Ravelo. "This will be a spectacular event for those looking to take their wellness businesses to the next level."

Another first for the wellness industry: The folks at Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, will broadcast all the conference happenings live via virtual camera on their Web site, www.bmse.com.

"This also opens up the physical arena for the conference," added Ravelo. "People from around the world can watch. Steve [Strickland, founder of Ashland, Oregon-based BMSE] is doing something that is invaluable to businesses all around the globe -- not just the wellness industry. But it goes hand in hand with healthy living. For a business to participate in a conference that is held halfway around the world, it will certainly elevate their knowledge to another level."

Tickets to attend the conference are $3 per day, or $5 for both. Children, seniors, and "anyone who doesn't have the means" (according to Ravelo) enter free.

Visit www.kauaihwa.org or call (808) 246-8986 for more information.

The Body, Mind, Spirit Expo will broadcast all the conference happenings live via virtual camera at www.bmse.com