Fourth Annual GCU Wellness Expo Explores Mind, Body, and Spirit

Increasingly, more people are exploring a whole-person approach to their health and recognizing how interconnected we are to our environment, according to the organizers of GCU’s Fourth Annual Holistic Health Expo, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Georgian Court University. Pre-registration is not required.

Holistic Health Wellness Expo 2015 Offers Something for Everyone

Lakewood, N.J., April 4, 2015—Georgian Court University will host its annual Wellness Expo Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Casino building on GCU’s Lakewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants can learn about a sweeping range of holistic health practices and strategies, including acupuncture, massage therapy, energy therapy, spiritual healing, Native American medicine, feng shui and more.

Expo attendees will hear from more than 50 exhibitors and guest speakers. Confirmed guests include wellness experts in acupuncture, chiropractic practice, natural weight loss, herbalism, organic foods, and many other fields.

“People are eager to learn and implement more natural, less invasive, sustainable, and holistic ways to deal with their health challenges or pursuit of optimum wellness,” said Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., director of GCU’s holistic health graduate program, which offers degrees in the traditional traditional classroom setting or completely online.

“We have information overload through the use of technology, such as websites, blogs, etc., but when you come to this beautiful historic campus and the historic Casino at GCU where you can meet local practitioners or artists, you find something uniquely relevant to your own searching.”


Learn more about Holistic Health at Georgian Court University
Join the conversation GCU Holistic Health Facebook Group
Contact the program director Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D.


 Growing interest, growing event

The 2015 event marks the fourth year GCU has hosted a wellness expo. Its popularity continues to grow and attract new audiences each year.

From Tai Chi and acupuncture to reflexology and alternative hospice care, the expo features a full day of presentations, including fitness screenings, yoga classes for adults and youngsters, and workshops on balancing life for wellness, a drug-free wellness plan, natural weight loss, and more. Attendees can even discover more about therapy dogs, crystals, holistic care hospice, and the benefits of lifelong learning.

And for those who want to get moving, there will be free yoga for children and adults, as well as qigong on the GCU lawn.

“It really is for all ages to explore the various dimensions of wellness,” said Dr. Komagata, who is also a licensed physical therapist. She also noted noting the Wellness Expo is intentionally inclusive. “Whether you are concerned with addiction, anxiety, lack of energy, chronic sinus condition, weight, or end of life issues, the Wellness Expo offers a space where you can be empowered, and products and people with whom you can talk and share.

“We welcome everyone!” she said.

Pre-registration is not required. For detailed information about the Wellness Expo, visit the GCU Holistic Health Facebook group or e-mail Dr. Komagata.


Free Wellness Expo presentations run every 30 minutes, with select presenters talking about many topics, including:

Macrobiotics
Holistic business practices
Guided meditation
Chakra balancing
Thermography

Biopsychosocial models of addiction treatment
Aromatherapy
Critical steps for having healthy baby
Self-care
Sound healing
Natural weight loss
Archetypes for better life

 


Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

Increasingly, more people are exploring a whole-person approach to their health and recognizing how interconnected we are to our environment, according to the organizers of GCU’s Fourth Annual Holistic Health Expo, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Georgian Court University. Pre-registration is not required.

Holistic Health Wellness Expo 2015 Offers Something for Everyone

Lakewood, N.J., April 4, 2015—Georgian Court University will host its annual Wellness Expo Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Casino building on GCU’s Lakewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants can learn about a sweeping range of holistic health practices and strategies, including acupuncture, massage therapy, energy therapy, spiritual healing, Native American medicine, feng shui and more.

Expo attendees will hear from more than 50 exhibitors and guest speakers. Confirmed guests include wellness experts in acupuncture, chiropractic practice, natural weight loss, herbalism, organic foods, and many other fields.

“People are eager to learn and implement more natural, less invasive, sustainable, and holistic ways to deal with their health challenges or pursuit of optimum wellness,” said Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., director of GCU’s holistic health graduate program, which offers degrees in the traditional traditional classroom setting or completely online.

“We have information overload through the use of technology, such as websites, blogs, etc., but when you come to this beautiful historic campus and the historic Casino at GCU where you can meet local practitioners or artists, you find something uniquely relevant to your own searching.”


Learn more about Holistic Health at Georgian Court University
Join the conversation GCU Holistic Health Facebook Group
Contact the program director Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D.


 Growing interest, growing event

The 2015 event marks the fourth year GCU has hosted a wellness expo. Its popularity continues to grow and attract new audiences each year.

From Tai Chi and acupuncture to reflexology and alternative hospice care, the expo features a full day of presentations, including fitness screenings, yoga classes for adults and youngsters, and workshops on balancing life for wellness, a drug-free wellness plan, natural weight loss, and more. Attendees can even discover more about therapy dogs, crystals, holistic care hospice, and the benefits of lifelong learning.

And for those who want to get moving, there will be free yoga for children and adults, as well as qigong on the GCU lawn.

“It really is for all ages to explore the various dimensions of wellness,” said Dr. Komagata, who is also a licensed physical therapist. She also noted noting the Wellness Expo is intentionally inclusive. “Whether you are concerned with addiction, anxiety, lack of energy, chronic sinus condition, weight, or end of life issues, the Wellness Expo offers a space where you can be empowered, and products and people with whom you can talk and share.

“We welcome everyone!” she said.

Pre-registration is not required. For detailed information about the Wellness Expo, visit the GCU Holistic Health Facebook group or e-mail Dr. Komagata.


Free Wellness Expo presentations run every 30 minutes, with select presenters talking about many topics, including:

Macrobiotics
Holistic business practices
Guided meditation
Chakra balancing
Thermography

Biopsychosocial models of addiction treatment
Aromatherapy
Critical steps for having healthy baby
Self-care
Sound healing
Natural weight loss
Archetypes for better life

 


Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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