Event Schedule & Line-Up!

Event Schedule

12 Noon

Doors Open for VIP’s!  VIP Hour in action 12-1 p.m.

Free General Admission 1-5 p.m.


Empowering Panel Discussion: Elevating The Health Of Hoosiers  –  Michael Harris DDS, Caryn Guba DDS, State Rep Carey Hamilton, Candace Corson MD (45 mins)

Cacao Ceremony in Experiential Wellbeing Village (30 mins)


Empowering Breakout Sessions (30 mins):

Breakout Speaker 1 – Introduction to Energy and Leveraging the Mind Body Connection – Heidi Straub, Health Insight 

Breakout Speaker 2 – Why Hemp for Optimal Health? – Heather Diers & Pam Trapp, CannaMedU


Empowering Panel Discussion:  Is Your Story Making You Sick?  –  Kelei Baker Leak BSBM CCH, Heather Meyer LMHC, Yousef Mohammadi MD, Lily Kessler E-RYT 500 (45 mins)

Barre Class in Experiential Wellbeing Village (30 mins)


Empowering Breakout Sessions (30 mins):

Breakout Speaker 1 –  Change Your Posture, Change Your Life: Learn a New Revolutionary Posture Alignment – Samantha Simpson, Reposture Your Life

Breakout Speaker 2 –  Inquiry Based Stress Reduction: Free Yourself! – Jodi Patsiner, Kindred Heart Coaching


Intro to the Wake Up Project in Experiential Wellbeing Village (30 mins)

Experiential Wellbeing Village + Kids Activities & Clothing Drive

*New This Year*  The Experiential Wellbeing Village will provide the opportunity for self-care and immersion into peace, love, and OM.  The Village is being led by Broad Ripple-based OM hOMe and will include a meditation room, experiential stations, and intro classes — 1:30 Cacao Ceremony, 3:00 Barre Class, 4:30 Intro to the Wake Up Project.

The Kids Activities will also take part in the Village and is brought to you by Team Wendell and Walk The Jr.!  There will be a chance to learn about crystals and medicinal plants, as well as activities to engage kids in conversations around acceptance and gratitude.  The Kids are also doing a clothing drive and ask you to bring warm hats, gloves, and coats (new or used) to the event!

Empowering Vendor Village + Food

We will have 70 vendors to cater to your mind, body, spirit, green living, & taste buds!

Complimentary Medicine
Therapeutic Services
Energy Work
Natural Products
Vegan/Vegetarian Fare
Functional & Integrative Healthcare
Mental health services
Artists & Henna

Check out the whole line-up here.

Panelists & Breakout Speakers

1:30 Panel Discussion – Empowering A Healthy Lifestyle:  Elevating The Health Of Hoosiers

A discussion with Central Indiana leaders on shifting the needle for healthier Hoosiers, including actions steps to empower yourself, your family, and your community.

These professionals will share their expertise and bring a multi-faceted conversation to the table for sure!  Some topics that will be covered include Environmental Toxins, Pause 5G Effort, Nutrition, and Eating Healthy in Indiana.   Get to know them and bring your questions with you on Sunday, Nov. 10th.


Dr. Michael Harris (Moderator)

Dr. Michael HarrisDr. Harris, DDS, of Midwest Integrative Dental Medicine has over a decade of expertise including Biocompatible/Holistic Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign Certified, Oral Surgery, Placement/Restoration of Ceramic Dental Implants to name a few. He is S.M.A.R.T accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. By furthering his education with IAOMT’s accreditation process, he has the necessary foundation to become a leader in biological dentistry, as he helps patients with the most up-to-date and scientifically-based practices.

Dr. Caryn Guba

Caryn GubaDr. Caryn Guba, DDS, of Midwest Integrative Dental Medicine has worked in the field of dentistry since 1981. Dr. Guba graduated from Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Guba is also a member in good standing of the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Indiana District Dental Society, Indiana Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is a Diplomat of the Academy of Pain Management. She is a certified Invisalign® Dentist.

Candace Corson

Candace Corson, M.D. received both her undergraduate college degree, and her medical degree from Yale University.  She completed her Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York in 1979.  She and her husband, George, both served as a non-commissioned officers in the United States public health service (National Health Service Corps) in rural North Carolina.  Dr. Corson later went into “Integrative Medicine,” after studying Nutritional Therapy to help patients recover much better from chronic illness like Asthma and Auto-Immune disorders.  She is a national health educator on Nutrition and Health Recovery, and environmental illness.

Carey Hamilton

State Representative Carey Hamilton was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2016 to represent Indiana House District 87. She serves as assistant Democratic whip in the Indiana House of Representatives.

Hamilton has served as a nonprofit executive and has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. Hamilton was the executive director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) for nine years, beginning in September 2008. Under her leadership, the IRC won two national awards recognizing it as a leader among state recycling organizations.  Additionally, Hamilton co-led environmental programs for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, and is a board member of both Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition. She is a 2011 graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program, a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Conservation Leadership’s Executive Leadership Program, and was named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty under 40 up-and-coming leaders in 2010.

2:15 Breakout Session – Why Hemp for Optimal Health?  Heather Diers, CannaMedU

In this class you wil learn about the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the role it serves in your body and how hemp/cannabis interacts with your ECS. We will compare endocannabinoids (from within the body) with phytocannabinoids (from plants) and explain how they work together, to achieve homeostasis in the body = perfect balance.

You will discover specific cannabinoids and terpenes for various health conditions and learn how to select the best delivery system, hemp oil and dosing protocol for your specific needs.

Heather Diers

Heather Diers is a co-founder of CannaMedU and Freshemp Podcast, educating on various aspects of medicinal cannabis, to provide the best information on dosing and best practices.

Heather is certified in the Fundamentals of Cannabis through Green Flower Academy and Medical Cannabis Wellness Advisor through Healer.com & Dr. Dustin Sulak D.O. As a medical cannabis advocate, she is always looking for opportunities to spread awareness of the most medicinal plant on earth. She can help with your hemp/cannabis questions and guide you to the hemp products that work best for your conditions.

Heather is also a certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and published the book, “My Dog Has Cancer. What Can I Do?; Nola’s Wellness Guide & Journey with Holistic Medicine. She has spent years researching the best holistic cancer cures and disease preventions for animals and their humans.

Pam is also is a co-founder of CannaMedU and Freshemp Podcast.  Drawn to cannabinoid medicine after a decade of research into treatment options addressing core health conditions affecting her family, Pam is a committed pro education advocate.  With more than 30 years experience with marketing and outreach, her mission is to spread knowledge of the miracle of cannabinoid supplementation throughout the world. 

Certified with Radicle Health Training – Cannabis for Advocates and Educators; Certified Medical Cannabis Educator 2019 | Healer ; Course completion certification “The Endocannabinoid System” and “Medicinal Cannabis for Traumatic Brain Injury”  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

2:15 Breakout Session – Introduction to Energy and Leveraging the Mind Body Connection – Heidi Straub, Health Insight

Heidi will explain the concept of energy and the importance of energy healing in your wellness strategy. She will demonstrate a number of simple tools you will be able to immediately apply at home without any future training or investment. You’ll be amazed at what your body can do when you incorporate energy tools into your wellness arsenal.

Heidi StraubHeidi Straub specialize in helping people heal from childhood traumas. She is an Integrative Health Coach focusing on the power of the mind body connection. In addition, Heidi is an Advanced Digestive Health Practitioner who helps clients communicate with their bodies so they can give them what they need.

3:00  Panel Discussion:  Is Your Story Making You Sick?  –  Kelei Baker Leak BSBM CCH, Heather Meyer LMHC, Yousef Mohammadi MD, Lily Kessler E-RYT 500

Is Your Story Making You Sick?

For as long as humans have existed they have told stories to each other and people have listened. But what about the stories we tell ourselves? Our stories define how we see ourselves, how we view our relationships and how we live our lives. We now know that these “stories” have implications for our health.

Watch a sneak peak excerpt to the upcoming Central Indiana screening of a new breakthrough  documentary titled “Is Your Story Making You Sick?” The film combines top experts in mental health, brave participants sharing their toxic stories, and a revealing look at how narrative therapy exercises and mindfulness strategies empower healing and recovery from trauma, depression, addictions, and chronic health conditions.  You will be joined by local leaders in holistic health and wellness who will engage in a lively panel discussion and Q &A. Hear how a Medical Doctor, Yoga Practitioner, and Mental Health Therapist each work with individuals through the powerful theme of story and mind-body practices.

Trailer:  https://story.movie/#trailer

Kelei Baker Leak (Moderator)

Kelei Baker Leak BSBM CCH is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Life Coach & Consultant.  Owner of Enlightened Steps Hypnosis, Coaching & Consulting she assists you in clearing barriers so you can define your chosen path.  Through Hypnosis, Coaching, Age/Past life regression, NLP, EFT, EMDR, Kinetic Shift and Integrative Addictions Solutions, Kelei assists clients in freeing themselves to create the lives they desire.

Lily Kessler

Lily KesslerLily Kessler, Ed.S., E-RYT 500, Founder of Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School, author of The Story & Art of Living Yoga: Humanity’s Quest for Nourishment, The Energy Codes Master Trainer®, B.E.S.T. and Spiritual B.E.S.T. Practitioner®, lead trainer of Dr. Sue Morter’s BodyAwake Yoga™ and Blooming Life’s 200-hour & 300-hour training programs, Relax & Renew® Certified, global retreat leader, Reiki Master, and artist.

Heather Meyer

Heather MeyerHeather Meyer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer specializing in counseling and consulting services through her private practice, Dynamic Wisdom, LLC. Heather has held a steadfast commitment to sparking a desire for change and blazing a trail of transformation for children and adults experiencing significant behavioral and emotional life challenges since 1993. Heather shares her home with  her Nurtured Heart raised rescues, Neo the Pup and Tzion the Kitty. www.dynamicwisdom.net

Yousef Mohammadi

Yousef MohammadiYousef Mohammadi MD, MPH, practices within the Community Health Network. He is passionate about nutrition and integrative, or holistic, medicine, an evidence-based practice, that respectfully considers the whole person (overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing) before recommending therapeutic modalities for healing. He has additional interest in sports medicine and is concussion management certified. He practices full spectrum outpatient family medicine. Dr. Mohammadi is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians and sits on the board of the Masters of Public Health Alumni Association. In his free time, he enjoys sports, live music, cooking and traveling.

3:45 Breakout Session – Change Your Posture, Change Your Life: Learn a New Revolutionary Posture Alignment – Samantha Simpson, Reposture Your Life

Samantha Simpson will share her experience and life change as she changed her life by changing her posture. She will incorporate gentle movement and mindfulness practices in this presentation in which she shares a powerful transformative postural template that can immediately affect positive change in your life. Discover how the posture you hold now is a learned behavior that may be holding you from your highest potential! You will learn how to hold and move your body in a new way that promotes physical resilience, mental acuity, social brilliance, and emotional self-healing.

Samantha SimpsonSamantha Simpson is a mindset and posture coach who teaches people how to hold their body in a way that promotes physical healing, emotional resilience, and social brilliance. She is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Bowspring yoga.

3:45 Breakout Session – Inquiry Based Stress Reduction: Free Yourself! – Jodi Patsiner, Kindred Heart Coaching

The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in your world. Some call it Inquiry Based Stress Reduction. I call it a mind blowing Mindfulness Meditation and our way home to our heart. It allows one to meet the present moment , accessing your innate wisdom, love and freedom. It is always there waiting for you. Join us.

Jodi PatsinerJodi Patsiner is a Life Transformation Coach, hold a Masters degree in Gerontology and Long-term Health Care from Naropa University, is a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and Reiki Master. She has worked for over 35 years serving our Elders, Children and their Caregivers in a wide variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad. She has volunteered in oncology clinics, for the 12 step community, and in orphanages in Africa. She sat as a panelist for The Next Era in Innovation Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference addressing solutions to the high rate of burn out in health care, and presented at the Compassionate Approach to Aging and Dying at Naropa University in 2017. She met The Work in 2004 and her passion is in sharing this simple yet profound process that changed her life. She believes we are informed by the present moment and The Work is the “how” of it, reminding us who we truely are… WHOLE, WISE and LOVING beings. Today she is a practitioner at The Playful Soul.

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