We've got some incredible like-minded speakers and we can't wait for you to meet them.
founder of The balanced blonde, host of soul on fire podcast, author of breaking vegan
Jordan Younger is the blogger behind the #realness-based wellness and lifestyle blog, The Balanced Blonde. She is also the creator of the Soul on Fire podcast, and author of the memoir Breaking Vegan. When she isn't caught up in writer-blogger land, you can find Jordan on the yoga mat, snuggling with her kitten, sipping on green smoothies in Venice, laughing way too hard at her own jokes, and training for marathons because she's crazy. Oh, and she's a Snapchat addict, so you can follow her life with username @jojoyounger if you like to stalk! (She sure does).
MEDITATION GURU, AUTHOR, FOUNDER OF APRECITY.COM
Cassandra Bodzak is the founder of the online mind-body-soul support community, Aprecity.com and a global meditation and wellness teacher who instructs people on how to utilize the technologies of food, meditation, and self-care to make peace with their bodies and their plates. Cassandra is the host of Eat with Intention TV or you may know her as the happy, healthy living guru from ABC’s The Taste.
Cassandra is an author, speaker, and certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. Her book “Eat with Intention” is all about quieting your mind, loving your body and nourishing yourself from the inside out, available wherever books are sold from Race Point Publishing.
IG || @cassandrabodzak
Founder of Women against negative talk
Katie Horwitch is the founder of WANT: Women Against Negative Talk, a platform that gives women tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to move forward in their lives by shifting their negative self-talk patterns. A writer, artist, and activist, Katie has spoken across the country - from SXSW to body-positive pageants – about self-confidence and self image. She also hosts the WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast, where she interviews visionary women about moving forward fearlessly and taking a pragmatic approach to positivity.
Katie was a founding editor of The Chalkboard Mag and has been featured in publications such as mindbodygreen, Darling Magazine, and xoJane. WANT is not her passion project - it's her purpose project.
IG || @katiehorwitch
Creator of One Part Plant, Host of one part podcast
Jessica Murnane is the creator of the One Part Plant movement (she’s working to get everyone on this planet to eat one plant-based meal a day), host of the One Part Podcast (she loves asking the deep questions), and wellness advocate (she works to raise awareness for endometriosis and women’s health issues).
Jessica has contributed to and appeared in countless magazines and websites, including Mind Body Green, The Coveteur, Food 52, PopSugar, and appears in the documentary, Food Choices. Her first cookbook, One Part Plant, is out soon (February 2017, Harper Wave).
Podcast || One Part Podcast
IG || @jessicamurnane
CO-FOUNDER, ORGANIC BATH CO., FOUNDER - THE W.E.L.L. SUMMIT
Gianne Doherty is a wellness thought leader and clean beauty expert. She is the co-founder of leading organic skincare line Organic Bath Co. and founder of the annual W.E.L.L. Summit. Named Boston's Best Wellness Guru 2016, she is a passionate wellness advocate and speaker. Gianne was drawn to clean beauty after a persistent skin rash sent her searching for a safe, organic option.
In 2013, Gianne and her partner Jay Weeks created a non-toxic, organic body butter free of parabens, preservatives and scent, now know as Drenched--their award-winning formula and a cult favorite of their Organic Bath Co. skincare line. Gianne is based in Boston and has lived in places are far-flung as Ghana, Honduras and Belize.
She now calls the northeast home, although she still occasionally craves the sun, sand, and heat of the Caribbean.
IG || @gianne_d
Sara DiVello is an acclaimed yoga teacher and author of the best-selling book, Where in the OM Am I? One Woman’s Journey from the Corporate World to the Yoga Mat, NIEA winner for Best Memoir, selected by Shape Magazine as a best book, and chosen by Working Mother Magazine as one of the top eight memoirs of the year.
Sara teaches and speaks nationally on using yoga tools to find life balance, direction, and fulfillment. She has appeared on CBS and the Huffington Post Live, as well as in Forbes,The New York Times, ABC, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Herald, USA Today, Boston Magazine and many more. Her articles have appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine, MindBodyGreen,Woman’s Day and more.
Sara was also selected as one of seven Athleta Brand Ambassadors in the country, and provides free health and wellness events to the Boston community. She holds a B.A. in communications, summa cum laude, with a print concentration and a minor in European history from Arcadia University. She is also passionate about gardening, travel, and great food.
IG || @saradivello
AUTHOR, LET IT OUT PODCAST HOST
Through her writing, workshops, and podcasts, millennial blogger, yoga teacher, and podcast host Katie Dalebout explores creativity as a gateway to developing a positive body image and true holistic wellness. She’s a contributor to Refinery29, Mind Body Green, and her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Yahoo Health, and The Daily Mail. Her first book published with Hay House in April 2016 is a collection of journaling tools to help people find self acceptance beyond their physicality.
Podcast || The Wellness Wonderland
IG || @katiedalebout
CELEBRITY YOGA AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Kristin McGee is a nationally recognized celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor, speaker, mompreneur, and author of Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You (HarperCollins January 17, 2017). She’s appeared on Access Hollywood, CNN, Fox, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and the Today Show and has been featured in Fitness, Glamour, Health, InStyle, People, Prevention, Shape, Vogue, and Women’s Health.
Kristin is a contributing editor at Health Magazine, a spokesperson for Power Pilates Gym on HSN, and a brand ambassador for multiple companies. Mom to a toddler, Kristin is expecting twins this winter.
IG || @kristinmcgee
CREATOR OF PARTY IN MY PLANTS.COM, HOST OF PARTY IN MY PLANTS PODCAST
Talia Pollock is the creator of partyinmyplants.com, a hilarious hub of healthy living help. Through her popular podcast, LOL cooking videos and sought-after coaching, Talia proves that it’s practical and possible to live healthfully without compromising your social life. She’s shared her strategies for non-sucky healthy living with outlets like The Doctor Oz Show, Mindbodygreen, The Huffington Post, Success Magazine and on Sirius XM radio. Talia’s whole jam is helping others eat more plants so they can have endless energy to live a life as epic as a party!
Podcast || Party in My Plants
CO-FOUNDER/STYLE DIRECTOR OF ATHLEISURE MAG, FASHION EDITOR OF DJ MAG, ON AIR STYLE EXPERT + CELEBRITY FASHION STYLIST
As a Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Style Director of Athleisure Mag, co-founder Kimmie Smith's focus is in optimizing passionate, affluential and millenial members with a keen taste for active life/style - from fashion to fitness, food, music, sports, wellness, beauty, travel and entertainment as it pertains to athleisure culture. Original editorial features, trend segments, tips, interviews and more reflect this lifestyle.
Kimmie is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Accessory Expert, and also Fashion Editor of DJ Mag, contributor to Vogue Italia, MIMI (Time Inc beauty platform) and Luxury Daily. Her work has appeared in Esquire, The Fashionisto, Ellements Magazine, and Velvet Magazine (Dubai) to name a few. She has appeared on a range of style segments, including ABC, Arise 360, Better TV, CBS, FOX, Meredith Vieira Show, NBC, Style Code Live/Amazon and regularly on HSN for her artisan collaboration line with Sebago footwear. Kimmie has been a spokesperson/ambassador for several brands across fashion, accessories, beauty and technology, including Crest 3D White, Dryel, Intel, Microsoft, Tweezerman and Diageo.
IG || @shes.kimmie