GEWWC through the years


Your Health is our Best Investment

November 2009 marked the 1st annual Women’s Wellness Conference. The event was a huge success and brought women from across the tri-state together who were passionate about learning more on maintaining a healthier lifestyle. It provided the attendees with a vast array of information on considering preventative care and sustainable living. Some of the seminars provided included; The missing link to healing, Understanding Nutrition: Do you have the sugar blues?, Food Sensitivities, Super Foods: Learn the benefits of including them in your diet and Dancing to Wellness. The event was sponsored by Food Maters, Dowling College and BeingHealthyTV.

I just wanted to express my gratitude in regards to your invitation to be a part of something so awesome. Your turn out was huge, staff exceptional and variety of information selection was exquisite.

Jessica Toussaint / Dowling College

A key strength of the event was the support women offered each other.

Anonymous / Long Island, NY

The Conference was a wonderful event. It was a great resource for both wellness professionals and women interested in learning about health and wellness. I was able to network with other professionals as well as obtain potential new clients.  The organizers created one of the best wellness conferences on Long Island.

Diana McCray / Dancing to Wellness


Educate. Inspire. Empower.

Our 2nd annual Women’s Wellness Conference brought a new level of information depth and spiritual connection to the women who attended. Many of them were able to connect and bond by sharing their life experiences and personal stories in their search for a healthier life. The women left both empowered and inspired to take the next steps on their path to wellness.

Again we were made aware of how powerful and healing the conference has been in many women’s lives. We continue to be a source of strength and look forward to meeting you next year.

Guests excited to connect at the event.

Our Founder addressing the audience.

Chef Debbie with Dr. Jillian Finker.


Lifestyles of Wellness

Gaia’s Essence 3rd Annual Women’s Wellness Conference focus on women sharing their experiences as a means to promote more balanced lifestyles of wellness.This year we welcomed Andrea Beaman from Bravos Top Chef as our Keynote Speaker. Author of The Whole Truth and Health is Wealth. Andrea is an energetic and engaging speaker and she delivered a dynamic keynote address on understanding the importance of food being fuel to our bodies and having the abilities to naturally heal. 

The guests of the event received the products from our sponsors of Whole Foods and a Food Matters DVD. The documentary is a hard-hitting, fast-paced look at our current state of health. Thanks to our fans, speakers, partners and team for collaborating on another successful event.

Power Circles which connected the women.

Traci Burns-Fonville from I affirm Wellness.

Power Stretching during the conference.


Your Mind, Your Body

GEWWC has been empowering people to start and maintain healthier lifestyles over the last 4 years. This year our theme is “Your Mind,Your Body”. We understand the importance of being mentally prepared in being successful in all aspects of life. In Today’s world women are Super Heroes. We are the wife, mother, business woman, sister, daughter, friend and care taker. Come join us as we learn how to boost our special abilities. We continue our mission by working with women who exemplify different aspects of being well.

“I feel like I was in the presence of angels last night! Thank you so much for putting us all together and providing a place for women to find the most natural solutions to the issues we all deal with on a regular basis.”
– Susie Hadas, 2012 Exhibitor

Welcoming our guests at registration.

Seminar on the healing properties of sound.

Beach Body Exhibitor connects with guests.


Choose Your Path

This year was a very special one for the Gaia’s Essence family as we celebrated our 5th anniversary in creating a platform for all women to find their own paths to wellness. It was a very powerful day empowering women on choosing their own path to become their most optimum self.

Congratulations to our first ever Women of Honor recipients. Three amazing women who exemplify being at service to their community. The conference was one of our biggest events with over 500 guests in attendance. Thanks to our Speakers, Whole Foods for sponsoring, Exhibitors and guests for supporting the conference for another year. Thanks to everyone for making GEWWC 2013 a great success! 

Exhibitors from Neal’s Yard Remedy.

Guests and Exhibitors networking. 

Founder with the 2017 Women oh Honor.


Moving Forward Together

This year we had one of the biggest and most successful conferences in 6 years! We are grateful to our sponsors for making the day a memorable one for everyone. We enjoyed healthy snacks from Whole Foods and Sorbets, Soups and Smoothies from Vitamix. We launched our Kids Corner which So Delicious chocolate milks were enjoyed by the little ones. Special mention to our media sponsors Leap to Your Destiny and LIB and Natural Awakenings Magazine Long Island who helped us in reaching even more women to living healthier, happier lives. To our Keynote Joan Frances Moran a special thank you who delivered a spectacular and empowering address in getting us ready to be our optimal self at any age. She equipped us with the tools we need to balance our work life balance. We had an amazing lineup of speakers were very knowledgeable in their field and inspired us to keep moving on track to becoming healthy women in mind, body and spirit.

Fit and Healthy Mamas founder with guests

Exhibitors showcasing essential oils.

Vitamix representative giving a soup demo.


Your Perception, Your Reality

GEWWC 2015 marked our 7th annual conference. We continues on our mission to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives. The theme this year reminds us of the importance of our perception on creating the world we would like for ourselves. This year we added a new Author Alley section which featured local authors with great stories to share. We also expanded to a Non For Profit pavilion which showcased local organizations who were positively impacting the community. We created an exclusive area for kids where they could attend cooking classes conducted by our sponsor Whole Foods, Mommy and Me Yoga classes as well as art and science classes. Special thanks to all our fans, sponsors, guests, speakers and the entire GEWWC 2015 Team for making this years conferences another successful year!

An Exhibitor connecting with guests.

Welcome address at the start of the event.

Executive team from SaladMaster.


Empowered Women, Empowered Families

GEWWC 2016 was another successful event. Special thanks to all our fans, sponsors, guests, speakers and the entire team for making this years conference another great success! Your Love, Dedication and Passion for Healthier Communities shows as we continue to Empower Women to live Happier Healthier Lives.  
The theme of the conference Empowered Women Empowered Families illustrates the importance of women being empowered and having the mental fortitude to be successful in all aspects of their lives. As women are stronger that is reflected in their families and their business life. Our speakers resounded that in their amazing seminars. Thanks to our Speakers; Maria Gavriel, Orlandina Balan Ifbb Pro, Claudette Spence we thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge.

Great Master Qi Feilong, QiGong Master.

Celebrating cultures – the Dragon Dance.

Guests enjoying a seminar at the event.


Embrace Your Story

GEWWC 2017 was our biggest event EVER! Special THANKS to our Fans, sponsors (Whole Foods & KeVita), guests, speakers and the entire GEWWC 2017 Team. This year the theme Embrace Your Story reminds us all the importance of accepting our own personal journey and by living our truth we are able to achieve our life goals with excellence. Not pretending to be someone you are not but embracing you! Thanks to our Speakers; Golden Dental Wellness Center, Northport Wellness Center, Farnia Fresnel, Orlandina Balan Ifbb Pro, Dr.Olga Isaeva, Michele Horan, Dr. Michael Berlin Anthony Cerabino, Lauren O’Connell & Retha Fernandez. View our entire album to relive the day here.

Orlandina Balan from the Fitter Women.

Guest enjoying the day with her daughter.

Sponsor KEVITA is offering samples.


Live Your Purpose

“Live Your Purpose”, echoed throughout the conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Mary Oz shared on building emotional strength to manage and build upon your ultimate relationships.Psychiatrist Dr. Stacy Yearwood conducted a phenomenal seminar on mental health. She addressed the three main factors which affect our mental health; biological factors (genes), phycological life factors ( traumas) and environmental factors like (pollutants).

Our Women of Honor ceremony celebrated 7 women from around the world who exemplify leadership and promote health and wellness in their communities. Special Thanks to sponsor Whole Foods Market, our Fans, Guests, Partners, Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors for making another successful conference. View the entire album here

Dr. Iona from Healing Points Chiropractic

The photo booth is always a popular spot.

Guests are enjoying their yoga class.


Evolve Boldly

The 2019 theme “Evolve Boldly”, reflected among the speakers and seminars. Understanding the importance of being present and patient throughout our own evolution. Our founder Farrah La Ronde- Hutchison, announced the new video series: Our Voice | Our Stories.

Special thanks to our Co-Host: Paulina Lopez, speakers Dr Alan Sherr, Dr. Sabrina Caliendo, Debi Silber, Jill Cruz, Lisa Alexander, Maria Gavriel, & Roseann Raspanti. Congratulations to our Women of Honor Honorees and our Youth Scholarship recipient. Thanks to sponsor Whole Foods Market, Guests, Partners, Exhibitors, team. View our speakers here, Women of Honor or album click here.

Seminar conducted by Lisa Alexander.


Members of the Bee Hive Women’s Group


Founder with guests at the photo booth



The Reset: Shut Down to Power Up

So many women are rushing around in life, caring for their families, building businesses, solving the problems of others, and completely ignoring themselves in the process. She is feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and totally unable to find any resemblance of balance in her life.

Things actually feel pretty out of control. It is time for us to understand that in order for us to harness our feminine power (the divine parts of us where our full potential really lies), we each need to take time to RESET. This means we need to slow down to power back up. We must begin focusing on ourselves first. We must reprioritize our lives so that we make it onto our own calendars.

The importance of engaging in intentional self care will be highlighted as a primary component of the RESET.  During the keynote you will be provided tangible steps and tools to create this RESET so that she can power back up and walk into her full feminine power and wellness without guilt or apology. Her true potential for greatness will be her gift.


The Inspired Leader: Ally Stone

Ally has been a leader in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. During that time, she has been an integral part of developing 15 successful businesses and teams. Ally has mastered a deep understanding of what it means to be truly connected as a leader and how that drives the success of any business.

Through “The Inspired Leader”, she shares these insights with organizations and leaders alike. Together they dive deep into what it means to go beyond, to lead from a place of presence and connection.

Maria Gavriel

Business Coach / TEDx Speaker

Ghylian Bell

The Urban Yoga Foundation

Clotilda DeMauro

The Urban Yoga Foundation