Mindful Bodies & GAINS Fit Self Care & Wellness Conference & Expo

Conference Theme: Planting the 8 Seeds of Wellness
Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am – 8 pm
Durham Armory . 212 Foster Street, Durham NC 27701

Call for Proposals for Workshop & Fitness Presenters (Due by 11/1/19)

*Please note: Registration is a 3 step process

  • Click on the Eventbrite link. There are 9 different tickets. Choose & pay for the appropriate conference registration ticket- for attendees, presenters, staff and for vendor registration – for-profit & -profit
  • Optional = Choose and pay for your lunch ticket – for attendees & presenters & for event staff (presenters are not staff)
  • Fill out the appropriate conference registration form (attendee or vendor). The google link for the registration form is beside the ticket names. You must copy and paste the google link into your browser to fill it out. The links for the registration form are on the Eventbrite page and also below:
  • Conference Registration Form
  • Vendor Registration Form

Early bird tickets for conference attendees cost $25 until Jan. 5, 2020 @ 11:30 pm and $40 after that. The $40 conference attendance tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite from Jan 6 – Jan 11 @ 5 pm.

Conference Admission Includes:

  • 14 “SPICEES-F” (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, environmental & financial) workshops
  • 5 fitness classes
  • 2-mile Guided Run on Sat morning at 8 am
  • Vendors
  • “Speed therapy” with multiple mental health therapists
  • Glow in the Dark Dance Fitness class with multiple instructors
  • Networking & fun!
  • Individual Glow Party tickets can be purchased by people who can’t attend the conference but want to attend the party. The cost is $10 on Eventbrite, $15 at the door or wear your Mindful Bodies t-shirt and pay $5 at the door.

Conference Sessions

TIMEWorkshop Title Location
8 amGuided Run with Matthew ThompsonMeet by 7:50 in front of the Durham Armory 
10 amMixed Fit with Keecha FinleyBallroom
10 amCoping with Empty Nest Syndrome with Denise RothmanBirch Room
10 amPower of Personal Boundaries with Anita HaginsOak Room
11amPound with Katrina Dooda & Joseph AlexanderBallroom
11amMindfulness Liberation with Candice CreasmanBirch Room
11amPersonal Financial Literacy with Hadassah & Brian EleyOak Room
12 pmInsanity Live with Katie Bauman of YMCA of the Triangle – 30 min classBallroom
12 pmMaximizing your Morning with Leigh SanerBirch Room
12 pmJin Shin Jyutsu for Personal Wellness with Kate MartinOak Room
12 – 2 Lunch – Pre-ordered boxed lunches from Indulge Catering – pick up.
(Eventbrite lunch ticket required). Seating for lunch is in the balcony.
12:45 – 1:45“Speed Therapy” Event with Multiple Mental Health Therapists (speed dating lighting style-rounds) from 12:45 – 1:45. Participants must register for this event by 12:40 PM at the Speed Therapy vendor table in the ballroomBallroom 
2 pm Commit with Meranda “Randy” Thaxton Ballroom
2 pmUbuntu: Mind, Body & Soul with Felipe Blue Birch Room
2 pmStress Less: Put on Your Oxygen Mask with Yvonne AddisonOak Room
3 pmSoul Line Dance with Malinda of Party of One with Malinda D. EvansBallroom
3 pmSex and Wine Talk therapy: Ladies only! With Beaullah ChanakiraBirch Room
3 pmWellness WorkshopOak Room
4 pmZumba with Erica DixonBallroom
4 pmEmotional Wellness: What it Is and Ways to Improve It with Donte CoreyBirch Room
4 pmEnvision 2020 – Vision Board with Ashley GilmoreOak Room
5 pmNo fitness classes – Glow Party starts at 6pmBallroom
5 pmMental Health vs Mental Illness with Christina DixonBirch Room
5 pmA Prescription For Exercise with Benita PerkinsOak Room
6 pm – 8 pmGlow In The Dark Dance Fitness Party with Multiple Instructors (Glow party is included in the conference admission $) Individual glow party tickets can be purchased by people who are not attending the full conference Ballroom
Sun 1/12/19 2:30 – 4:30 pmMarketing & Branding Workshop for Mental Health Professionals (Registration Required on Eventbrite – $25 fee)
SHBella Talent Agency at Northgate Mall Lower Level in Office Area 2, Suite 223
*NotesRaffles & vendor “shoutouts” will be done in the Ballroom in the 10 min transition between classes (10:50, 11:50, 12:30, 2:50, 3:50 & 4:50). All classes except the 12 pm fitness class are 50 mins in length

Click Here for Session Descriptions

Click Here for the Presenters Bios

Thanks to our attendees, presenters & staff: Please give us your feedback and fill out the conference survey. Click on this link or Scan the QR Code below to complete the conference survey.

Speed Therapy Event (lighting rounds with mental health therapists) Survey. Click on this link or Scan the QR code below

Thanks to our vendors: Please give us your feedback and fill out the conference survey.

Contact: Shawnta Wright at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net with questions or for information