The Sun Valley Wellness Festival (SVWF) has been at the forefront of the wellness movement for decades. Its pioneering wellness programs have positively impacted thousands of individuals in the local and global communities. 2023 will be the 26th year of the festival, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, officially launching the summer event season in the Sun Valley area. Festival programs and activities will be held at the Argyros Performing Arts Center and the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho.
Building on its history of highlighting inspired thought leaders, the 2023 Festival will feature dozens of pioneering presentations and workshops from leading wellness experts. The festival also will offer a free Experience Hall, which includes a variety of wellness vendors, as well as movement, and yoga classes, and unique guided outdoor wellness adventures such as holistic hiking and mountain meditations.
The festival is produced by the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute (SVWI), whose dedicated board and staff work tirelessly to create a world-class wellness event. Stepping into the lead role is new SVWI President, Allison Quistgard Scherer, who is taking the reins from 2022 SVWI Board President Geneal Thompson, as she transitions into the role of Past President.
In handing over the leadership torch to Quistgard Scherer, Thompson remarked, “Allison is ideally suited for this new position, and I know that she will light the way for the 2023 Festival to flourish. I look forward to working with her and the Directors of the SVWF Board to ignite and bring forth what we do so well.”
About Sun Valley Wellness – Sun Valley Wellness Festival
Sun Valley Wellness is a non-profit wellness organization that brings together globally recognized, innovative programming, speakers and experiences that inspire transformation via the four wellness pillars of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Environment. Its flagship event is the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, held annually each spring in Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho.
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is recognized as one of the longest-running wellness festival in the world. The event started in the resort community of Sun Valley, Idaho in 1997, just as wellness was beginning as a movement. Created by a passionate group of local wellness experts and advocates, the goal was to provide a platform for inspiration and education on innovative wellness topics. The Festival was produced and managed by the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau until 2005 when the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness organization was created to assume responsibility of the event.
The Festival’s ongoing commitment to excellence has led to steady growth of the event over the past two and a half decades and fostered Sun Valley’s reputation as a major wellness destination. The Festival’s ability to attract top wellness speakers each year is a testament to its influence in the world of wellness. Past speakers include Elisabeth Gilbert, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Gregg Braden, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Vandana Shiva, Dr. James Doty, Glennon Doyle, J. Ivy, Dr. Abraham Verghese, Seth Cohen, MD, MSc, MC Yogi, Byron Katie, Rich Roll, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Colleen McCann, Dr. Zach Bush, Mark Nepo, Preetthaji, Kris Carr, Rebecca Rusch, Dr. Masaru Emoto, Toni Childs, Dr. Eben Alexander, Baptist De Pepe, Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, Bea Johnson, Diana Nyad, Dr. Devra Davis, Dan Millman, Austyn Wells, Roshi Joan Halifax, Marianne Williamson, Robert Thurman, Arianna Huffington, Dr. John Medina and many others.
Heather LaMonica Deckard, SVWellness Executive Director, [email protected], 208-720-4535
Carol Waller, CW Communications, [email protected], 208-720-3965
More information at sunvalleywellness.org