Ina Wellness Collective (Ina Wellness) has partnered with Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) to co-host Ina Well Fest: part retreat, part festival, and part conference.
On June 25th at the Hyatt Regency from 12-6 pm, members of the community can gather and explore what it means to live well.
“The goal is really to bring together the health and wellness community under one space and be able to offer keynote speakers, breakouts, a culinary corner, and a range of vendor activations as well,” Ina Wellness founder Livia Marati told PNC.
Ina Wellness was founded back in 2020, a month before Guam went into lockdown, but its founder continued to do workshops and host small events. At a time when Guam has hit COVID Community Level Low, Marati has now decided it was the best time to launch this event.
“This is the time to do it,” said Marati. “Everyone is thinking about their health and wellness. Everyone has been impacted by their health and wellness–and not just on the physical side but also on the mental side.
“I think it’s also the right time to also start to elevate the practitioners within our community that are doing a lot of the behind-the-scenes work too.”
What to expect
At the event, expect to hear a lineup of health & wellness guest speakers and teachers, which include 2 experts in their field of meditation and yoga.
Following the speakers, there will be energizing breakout sessions, including a special yoga masterclass. Attendees can explore what Guam’s wellness businesses and practitioners have to offer.
You can expect to taste different samples of food from the culinary corner as well as vendors such as Healthy city, Guahan Sustainable culture, Pulan Magic, ignite juice bar, 23 Fitness, and more.
There will also be a sustainability corner that features Guahan Sustainable Culture, among others.
“In the upstairs area of Hyatt, we’re going to transform that into sort of a spa zen zone,” added Marati. “Basically, we’re creating these little spaces within the event.”
Marati hopes this event will encourage people to look at their health realistically. “It’s taking care of ourselves, nurturing ourselves, growing ourselves, in order to then find that ripple effect outward. It’s also looking at the physical and mental health side as well.
“You can be working out five days a week, eating the best food, but if you’re not taking care of your mind and your mental health, there is an imbalance. It’s about looking at the whole person.”
Tickets for the event will go for $111 and will give you access to the aforementioned spaces and activities, as well as extra gifts and surprises.