Healing Hotels of the World to launch virtual Visionaries ́ Table “How to Heal the Self, the Community and the Earth”

Alternative Nobel Prize laureate, leading environmental scientist and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Lhatu Wangchuk, Board Director Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan (GNHCB), and Cancer Wellness magazine founder Caylei Vogelzang are among the speakers.

We truly have the inherent ability to refocus and reconnect with positivity and strength to find supporting solutions, while demanding circumstances challenge our personal efforts to stay calm and peaceful. Anne Biging and Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the HEALING SUMMIT, are gathering outstanding individuals in the fields of holistic wellbeing, environmental sciences and social responsibility around a virtual Visionaries ́ Table to explore the connection between healing and responsibility on an individual, social and planetary level.

The 3-hour virtual event will take place on Saturday October 23, 2021 from 10 am – 1 pm EDT (New York), 7 am – 10 am PDT (San Francisco), 4 pm – 7 pm CEST (Berlin), 10 pm – 1 am CST (Beijing).

Registration is open to everyone with a steep interest in a conscious lifestyle for the benefit of all. Participants can actively engage with the speakers around the Visionaries ́ Table with the mission of creating a dialogue and true understanding not only for the subjects explored, but also for each other.

Joining the Visionaries ́ Table will be internationally renowned and Alternative Nobel Prize laureate scholar, environmental scientist and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva who states, “we are part of a living and breathing conscious universe.” Dr. Shiva will share her profound insights on how our individual choices contribute to positive change for sustaining the earth. In addition, founder and editor-in-chief of Cancer Wellness magazine, Caylei Vogelzang will focus on individual healing journeys around the topic of cancer, sharing stories from her work and will offer a public forum for participation about the many faces of cancer. More speakers will be announced shortly.

In-between sessions, simple practices to increase body and mind wellbeing will be shared by specialists in the field of yoga and meditation.

“Fifteen years ago, we founded Healing Hotels of the World with the vision to combine healing and hospitality, enabling travel guests to become whole in body, mind and soul. Since then, with 90+ partner hotels around the globe, we have been bringing this vision to life. We now play a leading part in bringing together a community dedicated to a holistic and conscious lifestyle in hospitality and beyond. The HEALING SUMMIT and its virtual formats are fruits of our heartfelt commitment for the betterment of the world. We are passionately dedicated to our mission now more than ever. The world needs healing”, says Anne Biging CEO and Co-Founder, Healing Hotels of the World and HEALING SUMMIT.

Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier, CCO and Co-Founder, Healing Hotels of the World and HEALING SUMMIT, adds: With the HEALING SUMMIT, we always aim to bring together visionaries to explore topical issues of our time. Launching the Visionaries ́ Table in a virtual format allows us to enter into a dialogue with inspiring speakers and attendees around the world. As the first and only global brand for healing hospitality, we strive to spread our message of advocating for a holistic lifestyle. We want to explore the connection between healing and responsibility for the benefit of all and are truly happy with the support of our mission from our extraordinary speakers.”

New York media personality Valerie Smaldone will moderate and produce the event.

To register, please simply click: HERE 

Speaker information

Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally renowned Indian scholar, food sovereignty advocate and environmental scientist and activist, among the Top 7 most powerful women on the globe (Forbes Magazine). Honored with many awards, notably the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993). Founder of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE), Navdanya, a movement to protect biodiversity and Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living, Vandana is leading in advocating social responsibility and sustainability.

Lhatu Wangchuk is the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations who shaped a new understanding of happiness as a fundamental human goal. In 2011, Ambassador Wangchuk brought the United Nations Resolution 65/309 “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development” to life. This resolution was inspired by Bhutan’s concept of a “Gross National Happiness Index” establishing the Gross National Happiness (GNO) as a more holistic human development indicator (HDI) alongside traditional measures such as Gross National Income or Gross Domestic Product. The GNO implies the importance of finding a balance between the material and the spiritual. Over the last three decades, Ambassador Wangchuk has held several significant governmental roles for the Kingdom of Bhutan. He currently serves as Board Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan. Prior to that he was, amongst others, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations , Director General for the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan  and Ambassador for Bhutan to Bangladesh.

Sally Kempton is an internationally recognized teacher of meditation and yoga philosophy, namely Kashmir Shaivism. Drawing from more than 45 years of studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga, she is known for her gift of making yogic wisdom relevant to daily life. Through her books Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti – The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga and international teaching programs, she is making ancient wisdom accessible to contemporary practitioners of yoga and meditation.

Caylei Vogelzang, founder and editor-in-chief of Cancer Wellness Magazine. In 2017, Caylei founded Cancer Wellness magazine consolidating a unique mix of health, wellness, beauty, and medical innovations to provide all the essentials for an ever-growing community to thrive with and beyond the scope of cancer. In doing so, she offers a public forum for the exchange of stories from the many faces of cancer.

Full speaker bios can be downloaded: HERE 

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