BACK TO WELLNESS COLLECTIVE

MEET THE EXPERTS

The most in-the-know women spearheading the conversation on what wellness means in 2019. As nutritionists, CEOs, life coaches, self-care experts, and beyond, they’re sharing their master insights with us at events and on-site throughout the year so we can all unlock the secrets to living a well life, together.


CYNDI RAMIREZ-FULTON |  Founder of Chillhouse
DIY Plant-Rich Facial Oils

A serial entrepreneur, Cyndi found her true passion through her self-care-fueled enterprise Chillhouse, which slings wellness tonics and non-toxic manis to New York City’s wellness obsessives. The one-stop-wellness shop also offers a full slate of beauty and wellness goods from botanical facial oils to candles.

WENDY LOPEZ | RD, Co-Founder of Food Heaven Made Easy
Intuitive Eating Workshop

Wendy Lopez is a registered dietitian based in New York. After recognizing poor diet habits and chronic illness amongst her family she realized that food and nutrition could be used to help heal common ailments. She is currently the clinical outpatient dietitian at Open Door Family Medical Center in Port Chester, NY.

TRINITY MOUZON WOFFORD | Founder of Golde
DIY Plant-Based Face Masks

Trinity’s taken the knowledge she’s learned through launching Golde—a turmeric tonic blend available at Madewell and on Goop—and started a platform through her Instagram account about radical transparency around creative entrepreneurship.

STEPHANIE ZHENG| Founder of Mount LAI
Jade Rolling Workshop

A graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, Stephanie is a natural-beauty obsessive that’s built up a devoted following initially by documenting her passion on her site Collection of Vials. From there, she launched Mount Lai—a jade roller and gua sha brand made from stones like rose quartz and amethyst and available at Sephora and shipped worldwide—to honor the Chinese skin-care tools she learned about from her grandmother.


VANESSA CHU | Co-Founder of Stretch*d
Stretch Session

As a lifelong athlete and certified yoga instructor, Vanessa has been part of the wellness scene for nearly her entire life. After receiving her MBA from Columbia and working in investment banking and management, she realized how integral a good stretch is in operating at your highest potential, no matter what career you’re in.

MIA RIGDEN |  Nutrition Coach, Holistic Chef + Founder of RASA
Plant-Forward Nutrition

With her background as a classically trained chef (she holds a degree from The French Culinary Institute) and nutrition chops (she’s a licensed holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition), Mia is quickly gaining a rep as the healthy it-chef to know in the New York City wellness scene.

 

BETH COOKE | Celebrity Yoga Instructor
Solstice-Inspired Yoga

Beth Cooke is a yoga teacher based in New York City. Her goal is to help her students feel more grounded in their truth and more accepting of their authentic selves.

SARA AUSTER | Sound Therapist, Meditation Teacher + Artist
Nature-Inspired Sound Bath

Through her work in sound baths, meditation, community, and education, Sara continues to facilitate and inspire mindful experiences in an accessible manner, where participants can improve focus, support self-inquiry, boost creativity, and cultivate human connection.


WEN-JAY YING |  Founder of Local Roots NYC
Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship

After reading about the decline of NYC Supermarkets Wen-Jay Ying decided to do something about it and joined the local food movement. She made her vision of connecting New Yorkers and local farmers a reality by founding Local Roots, a farm to table subscription service.

AMY ODELL | Well+Good Career Columnist
Career Advice Debunked

Amy is the former editor of Cosmopolitan.com, which became one of the most popular and award-winning sites for millennial women during her tenure, as well as a founding voice on New York magazine’s The Cut. She is passionate about mentoring people starting off in their careers, and currently stars as Well+Good’s career columnist in the advice series Good@Work, answering the tricky on-the-job questions women are facing in real time.

 

JENNIFER RACIOPPI | Success Coach + Astrologer
Building Your Career with Astrology

Jennifer is an astrologer, certified health Coach, and registered yoga teacher. Her expertise is in business and women’s health, coaching women entrepreneurs to help them reach their next level of success, informed by her astrology practice.

ALEXA EDEN | Urban Wellness Consultant
Urban Wellness Deep Dive

Alexa is an urban wellness consultant based in NYC. She works closely with clients who are looking to make serious lifestyle and entrepreneurial changes by slowing down and connecting with nature. She offers one-on-one consultations and corporate training to help city-dwellers achieve their wellness goals through mindfully connecting with nature.


CHRISTAN SUMMERS | CEO + Co Founder of Tula
Community Through Greenery

Launched as a solution to the growing need of greenery within New York City, Christan (along with her partner) created Tula, a greenhouse showroom in Brooklyn that sells plants, handmade planters, and accessories. Within its first year of business, Tula garnered international recognition from well-known retailers and media platforms.

ELISA SHANKLE | Co-Founder of HealHaus
Community Intention Setting

Elisa wove her love for design (she holds an interior design degree from Pratt Institute) together with her passion for holistic healing to create HealHaus, a cafe and wellness sanctuary in Brooklyn serving an inclusive and diverse community.

 

ASHLEY HECKLER | Owner of Uprooted Flower Truck
Build Your Own Bouquet

While working at a flower shop in NYC Ashley came up with the idea for a Flower Truck to make beauty more accessible to the community at large. With her wife and now business partner, she created Uprooted Flower Truck in January 2015 with a mission to bring light to people’s lives and make high quality flowers more affordable.

JENNIFER WALSH |  Founder of Walks with Walsh
Crystal Workshop

Beauty expert and entrepreneur Jennifer Walsh is on a mission to help reconnect people with nature. What began as a new wellness hobby, taking walks in Central Park with friends, she turned into a video series called Walks with Walsh. Jennifer now hosts teams on wellness walks in Central Park helping people fully experience nature therapy in one of the world’s most iconic locations