Reflecting on Black Women’s Wellness Day 2009

18 Apr

Lisa at podium at Black Women's Wellness Day 2009

Black Women's Wellness Day Founder Lisa Peyton-Caire at 1st Annual BWWDay

Greetings friends!

As you know, Black Women’s Health is an issue near and dear to my heart, and on May 22, 2008, I officially declared the date as BLACK WOMEN’S WELLNESS DAY (BWWDay) in honor of my late mother Roberta W. Peyton who passed away on that same day in 2006. I’ve shared her story many times and in many places, and was extremely proud to host the First Annual observance of BWWDay on Friday, May 22, 2009 in her honor. It was a wonderful, inspired occasion attended by a number of fabulous women who laughed, learned and shared along with me, making the occasion memorable and meaningful for us all!

The day was blessed by the support and participation of a number of dynamic, gifted and knowledgeable speakers representing different interests in the health and wellness arena. These fabulous women spoke on issues impacting the lives of Black women like heart disease and prevention, mental and spiritual health, fitness, yoga and reiki and other healing arts, colon hydrotherapy and digestive health, and much more! We left the day refreshed, recharged, and committed to take hold of our health, mind-body-spirit, with a new vigor. It was great!

Take a moment to browse just a few of the photos from the day, and be sure to join us for the 2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day on Saturday, May 22, 2010! See details and register at http://bwwday2010.eventbrite.com .

BWWDay 2009

BWWDay 2009

BWWDay Guests

BWWDay 2009 Guests

BWWDay Guests

BWWDay Guests Participate in Discussion

BWWDay Guests Participate in Group Yoga demo

BWWDay 2009 Guests Participate in Group Yoga demo

Yoga Instructor Dana Smith Rogers

Yoga Instructor Dana Smith Rogers, Owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga, leads Yoga Demonstration

Success Coach Denise Hart

Success Coach Denise Hart , aka 'Motivation Mama, Breast Cancer Survivor, and Owner of Words to Live By Tees, addresses the crowd.

Lisa and Guests

Lisa Peyton-Caire with guests and Colon Hydrotherapist and Naturopathic Practitioner Romunda Ings (far right)

Lisa & Panel

Lisa and Panel of Speakers (from far left): Denise Hart, Success Coach; Ansa Tyus, Spiritual Life Coach; Melanie Kelly, Fitness Instructor and Founder of Creative Praise International; Tracee Robinson, Reiki Practitioner & Dance Therapist; Romunda Ings, Owner, Ma'Neats Holistic Therapy; Dana Smith Rogers, Owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga

Time for Giveaways

A lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Another lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Another lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Guest wins a giveaway

And yet another lucky giveaway!

BWWDay 2009 Guests Take the Wellness Pledge

BWWDay 2009 Guests Take the Wellness Pledge

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