Women Inspiring women

Evolve Boldly

I am humbled and excited to what the conference has become. Inspiring women for more than a decade to live happier healthier lives. ?Our theme this year, “Evolve Boldly”. Sets the tone for us not be timid or afraid of our own evolution. Understanding the importance of being present and patient throughout the process. Transform to the person you were destined to be.

Be Brave . Be Bold . Be You.

New GEWWC Co-Host

2019 marks our 11th anniversary of the Women’s Wellness Conference. The event has grown and expanded within our community, empowering and Inspiring women of all ages to live happier healthier lives. For over 10 years the conference has created a safe place where all women can feel safe to connect with others. This year we are thrilled to make the announcement about the partnership between Gaia’s Essence and Paulina Lopez from the Business of WE. Ms. Lopez is an active member of the business and latina community of the tri-state area. She is a New York national, Best-Selling Author, International Speaker and Strategist. Celebrating women – inspiring personal and professional success.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Sabrina Caliendo

Growing up in the coastal town of Bournemouth,  England, Dr. Sabrina Caliendo graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2000. She founded Wave of Life Wellness, in 2004, which grew from a generic  Chiropractic Practice to an energized hub for growth and education.

In 2007, she moved to New York, and she and her husband, Dr. Anthony Caliendo, founded Practice Wellbeing in Lindenhurst, which is still in existence today.Years later, with a growing desire to create a community of health-minded people, Nurture Wellbeing Chiropractic PC was born in 2015. Located in Stony Brook, it has become an epicenter for people who want to live their best lives and reach their ultimate potential. It is a center for natural healing through the modality of gentle Chiropractic, and serves the community through education and service.

She is licensed in many forms of Chiropractic, including Cranial Work, Nutrition, Chirodontics, Pediatrics, Emotional Release Work, and Women’s Health. She is Mastery Level in Network Spinal, a member of the New York Chiropractic Council, a member of the European Chiropractic Union, and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.

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Boldly Aligning with Passion and Purpose

Dr. Caliendo will highlight the secrets to being on your true Soul’s Journey. Learn how to unlock those parts of you waiting to be discovered and boldly step into your most Magnificent Self.

  • Understand how the body, mind and soul are all interconnected.
  • Your life is a reflection of the health of your Nervous System.
  • Life hacks to maintain and evolve your Mental Health.

“If I can transform one life at a time, I’m not only transforming one life. Each person touches thousands, possibly millions. Even generationally, if you can change a mother or father, and help them be in their most optimal state, then you can change their children’s lives, then their grandchildren’s lives, and so on. We’re creating new patterns even in family relationships, and it changes the paradigm that you’re living.”

Dr. Sabrina Caliendo


How Your Biggest Crisis
Reveals Your Greatest Gift

with Dr. Debi Silber

A life crisis can be a divorce, death of a loved one, disease or devastation of some kind like abuse, betrayal, financial crisis and more. It’s something that shakes you up and creates a “psychological earthquake” where your world is compartmentalized into before and after “it” happened. It shakes you up, wakes you up and has you reevaluating what you’ve been doing and how you’ve been living. How can that crisis be the opportunity to reveal your greatest gift?

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of www.PBTInstitute.com, is a transformational psychologist, health, mindset, personal development expert and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis will show you how.

  • How a life crisis can be the greatest catalyst to change
  • What we do to prevent…or bring on a life crisis
  • The “advantages” to staying stuck instead of moving forward
  • How a life crisis leads to the strongest, wisest and most empowered version of you

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Jill Cruz, MS, CSN

Jill is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist with a strong background in functional medicine. She helps people lose weight, lean up, have more energy and vitality, and to be the best versions of themselves. She truly embraces her mantra: “Eat Nutritious, Enjoy Delicious, and Be Judicious!”

Jill has a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and has been practicing as a functional medicine nutritionist since 2011. She is dedicated to helping people improve their health from a holistic perspective while taking into account each person’s unique needs.

Jill specializes in weight loss, balancing blood sugar and hormones, improving fitness performance, and overall health optimization. Jill is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. She believes that we CAN have it all; health, happiness, passion, love, fun, creativity, and whatever else we desire!

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Boost Your Health, Gain Energy & Lean Up with SIRT Food

Eating a healthy diet can be challenging! The media has us believing that a healthy diet has to be highly restrictive and we have to suffer in order to gain health and lose weight. 

But there is another way. 

You can eat a healthy diet that is both nutritious AND delicious! In this seminar Jill will introduce you to SIRT Foods that are exactly that. Foods that contain nutrients and flavor explosions that will help you to boost your health, gain energy and build a healthier body.

The Alexander Method® of Vibrational Sound & Energy Therapy.

with Lisa Alexander

We are often told that positive thoughts will keep us in a higher state of vibration. That is true, but sometimes difficult to practice or maintain due to life circumstances.

What if by learning how to use the correct sound and vibrational attunements you can more easily raise and maintain a higher vibrational frequency rate? This will allow you to bring and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect balance and alignment with its higher frequencies where better health, life circumstances, synchronicities, and connection to a higher intelligence become your normal way of being and not just a fleeting thought.

Join LISA ALEXANDER, a Quantum Metaphysician; creator and practitioner of The Alexander Method® of Vibrational Sound and Energy Therapy, as she introduces us to her unique, advanced program that bridges the gap between science and spirituality to offer healing services through each layer of our existence.  An advocate for improved living, Alexander calls on a diverse personal and professional history to serve individual clients and provide transformational speaking, coaching and advisory services. 

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Your Time as a Caterpillar Has Expired:
Your Wings Are Ready

with Dr. Alan Sherr

Dr. Sherr truly enjoys assisting others along their path to optimal health.

A champion of the philosophy of chiropractic, which emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual and views health as a dynamic process involving the body, mind and heart rather than merely an absence of disease symptoms, Dr. Sherr embraces each of his patient’s journey toward optimal health and well being as a personal one.

Dr. Alan Sherr, founder and director of the Northport Wellness Center will explore the opportunities for healing, strength and self-discovery on a path to optimal health. Spread your wings and soar to new, beautiful beginnings!

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Discover 3 Key Ways to Build Your Dream on Your Terms

with Maria Gavriel

* Creating a proven method to turn your dreams into actions.
*  Honing in on the “nuts and bolts” of launching a soul-aligned business 
* Unleashing your full potential and pursue your heart’s biggest desires.
BONUS: A “do it anywhere” powerful tool that dissolves fears, doubts and whatever is standing in the way of your Greatness! 

Maria is a Certified Business Coach, Award Winning Author, Parent Advocate, and the voice behind www.MariaGavriel.com.  She has been empowering purpose-driven women to create fulfilling, prosperous, passionate lives doing what they love…and has been featured on NPR, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, Yahoo! News, Magazines, Newspapers, as well as Expos and Summits sharing how to achieve your ultimate vision, and create massive success.She enjoys helping women break down the barriers that have restricted their ability to create the conditions for their best and highest self to emerge.

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A Sensory experience with Essential Oils

with Kristin Warnaca

A single mom recovering from traumatic brain injury, autoimmune illnesses, adrenal overload and complex trauma, Kristin is a voice of hope for women with broken dreams who dare to get up again, and again… and again… living, loving, and leading well through the plot twists of life. Kristin is a also business owner, and lover of cardamom lattes and peonies. She leads a team in the top 0.1% with Young Living Essential Oils, is a Certified Leadership Coach, Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator, and is the inspiration behind the Groundswell movement, www.wearegroundswell.com

Seminar: The Ripple Effect: A Sensory Experience with Essential Oils

* How aromatherapy impacts the brain  & body for positive change
* Extreme self-care: boosting immunity, sleep, and stress resiliency
* Post traumatic growth: micro-habits & mindsets that inspire a ripple effect of transformation


Roseann (Perillo) Raspanti

She was born in Astoria and raised by her single mother, Carmela. Roseann attributes her tenacity and resilient nature to her upbringing. In 2015 the idea for BlossomKids and Blossom were born from a rough drawing of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. Roseann is amazed at the butterfly’s beautiful journey, unbeknownst to the butterfly.  Roseann feels the butterfly’s metamorphosis represents her own life’s learning and growth through tremendous pain.  See if you can find the butterflies throughout Blossom and The Tricky Mirror, cleverly hidden to remind children of their ever changing, beautiful selves.

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BlossomKids – Thinking Outside the Box

Roseann will be focusing on teaching tools essential for cultivating children’s emotional intelligence through fun, interactive and creative platforms and activities.  It was, in fact, the brilliant idea of Raspanti’s 14-year-old daughter Ava. She will address self-compassion, empathy, service towards others; recognizing emotions in self and others; community awareness; global awareness and humanity; tolerance and inclusion; anti bullying – let’s unplug and talk. Learn guided, step by step instructions and activities to help families open up the dialogue for change.

A Mother’s Herstory of MCS & EMS

with Linda Springer

There’s Always Hope,
Adversity, Hope ,Enlightenment 
Listen to a mother’s story of her son’s illness, and the search for a cure after conventional Doctors had no answer. It’s finding those answers, then going on a spiritual journey of enlightenment.
The 15 minute presentation will talk about the book, discuss Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Electro-Magnetic Sensitivities (EMS), and have an interactive question and answer session with the audience.

2019 Agenda


Conducted by:

Seminar Description

9:00am – 10:00am

Attendee Registration

Arrival & Registration

10:00am – 10:30am

Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison

Founder Welcome address & Introduction of      Co-Host Paulina Lopez

10:30am – 11:00am

Sabrina Caliendo

Body Aligning with Passion & Purpose

11:00am – 11:30am

Lisa Alexander

The Alexander Method® of Vibrational Sound & Energy Therapy.

11:30am – 12:00pm

Our Voice. Our Stories.

Video screening in seminar room

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Healthy EatingPhoto BoothFood Truck

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Jill Cruz

Boost Health, Gain Energy, and Lean Up with “SIRT Foods

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Roseann Raspanti

Emotionally Intelligent Rockstars

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Linda Springer

A Mother’s Herstory of MCS & EMS

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Dr. Alan Sherr

Your Time as a Caterpillar has Expired: Your Wings are Ready

2:30pm – 3:00pm

BREAK & Networking

Healthy EatingPhoto BoothFood Truck

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Debi Silber

Your Biggest Crisis Becomes Your Greatest Gifts

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Maria Gavriel

Discover 3 Key Ways to Build Your Dream on Your Terms

4:00pm – 4:30pm

BREAK & Networking

Healthy EatingPhoto BoothFood Truck

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Paulina Lopez

Women of Honor Celebration

Special Hula Hoop Guest: Lauren Hunnewell

Join Lauren as she takes us back to our Hula Hoop days as we hoop to the music. Throughout the conference you will be able to sign up for Hula Hoop classes. the hoops will be available. If you already have your own hoop feel free to bring it to show off your moves.  #HoopTime #MoveYourBody#Fitness #HulaHoo