Shaffali’s Yoga and Wellness Session

Shaffali-head-shotIMG_1328-300Shaffali’s yoga and wellness sessions are a fluid moving meditation. They emphasize the mind, body, breath and soul connection, which she encourages each of her clients to embrace fully: “Through this embrace and awareness, we can become more conscious of every aspect of our lives, in both the microcosm (our being) and macrocosm (the universe), leading us to our highest potential, and in essence, our highest self.”

Shaffali Miglani has practiced skincare, yoga and meditation since her teenage years. She is now a certified yoga instructor. She also has a skin care therapy license with her own skin care line – Shaffali Skincare (dedicated to her mother who showed her the ancient wisdom of natural beauty.) Her extensive experiences in yoga, meditation and skin care are what differentiate Shaffali Skin care from the rest. Her products are a beautiful blend of ayurveda and aromatherapy.  I think you will enjoy her Fitness Demonstration immensely.



Manage Stress Effectively with Hypnosis


Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. Theories explaining what occurs during hypnosis fall into two groups.  Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary conscious state.  (Fromm and Shor)  In contrast, Non-state theories see hypnosis as a form of imaginative role-enactment.  (Lynn S, Fassler and Knox)

Hypnotherapy is a use of hypnosis in psychotherapy.  It is used by licensed physicians, psychologists, and others. Physicians and psychologists may use hypnosis to treat depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep disorders, compulsive gaming, and posttraumatic stress, (Barrett) while certified hypnotherapists who are not physicians or psychologists often treat smoking and weight management.

Self-hypnosis happens when a person hypnotizes oneself, commonly involving the use of autosuggestion. The technique is often used to increase motivation for a diet, quit smoking, or reduce stress. People who practice self-hypnosis sometimes require assistance; some people use devices known as mind machines to assist in the process, whereas others use hypnotic recordings.

Self-hypnosis is claimed to help with stage fright, relaxation, and physical well-being.

Hypnosis for stress

Stress is a normal part of life, but for some individuals, stress can become so severe that it creates serious physical and emotional health issues.  Regardless of the degree of stress, the better we learn to manage it and reduce it, the better off we are.

When you are experiencing stress, your body is releasing hormones such as cortisol which can have detrimental effects on your health over time.  Relaxation can help reduce this release, thus benefitting you physically in many ways.  (hypnosis for stress)

Through hypnosis we will be guided through exercises that will teach us how to adapt to stressful situations, resolve existing anxieties, and create new ways of looking at the world.  In a 2001 study published by Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, medical students were able to significantly reduce exam-time stress.  Furthermore, blood samples revealed that these students’ immune systems became stronger the more they practiced the techniques learned through hypnosis.  (Control and Conquer Stress)


At this year’s expo Michael Salerno, a Certified Hypnotist, will be having a workshop on how to manage stress through hypnosis.  We will learn how to manage ourselves better.  Those in attendance will experience how hypnosis can alter our thoughts about stress and how we deal with the challenge of everyday life.

This will be a great experience and I encourage you all to come and participate.  This is a great opportunity you do not want to miss.


“New Definition: Hypnosis”. Division 30 of the American Psychological Association

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004: “a special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by functioning of the individual at a level of awareness other than the ordinary conscious state”.

“Self-hypnosis as a skill for busy research workers.” London’s Global University Human Resources,
Works Cited:

Barrett, Deirdre. “The Pregnant Man: Tales from a Hypnotherapist’s Couch.” Times Books/Random House, 1998.

Control and Conquer Stress. n.d. <;.

Fromm, Erika and Ronald E. Shor. “Hypnosis: Developements in Research and New Perspectives.” Rutgers, 2009.

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Lynn S, Fassler O, knox J, Fassler and Knox. “Hypnosis and the altered state debate: something more or nothing more?” Comtemporary Hypnosis . 2005. 22, 39.

Bodyweight Conditioning


Bodyweight conditioning is a workout that incorporates rhythmic bodyweight conditioning and mobility exercises combined with easy to follow dance moves that will get your heart pumping, elevate your spirit, help prevent injury, and have you soaring to new fitness heights. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

Amanda J. Young as a social worker, fitness professional and educator has spent the last 20 years helping others find their paths to fulfilling and productive lives. At this year’s Women’s Health & Fitness Expo she continues to share her knowledge with all of those who are willing to listen and learn.  She is one of NYC’s elite fitness instructors, having been featured in Time magazine as a HIIT expert and currently stars in Acacia TV’s fitness videos. While battling Trigeminal Neuralgia, an extremely debilitating disease, Amanda founded Face the Change, a campaign to increase awareness of the disease and find a cure.

Such an inspiring example that we can accomplish anything we set out to do.  Come to the expo & enjoy Amanda’s Fitness Demonstration, you will learn so much.  I’ll see you there.

Gluten-Free Diets: Fact, Fiction, and How to Eat GF Healthfully


Gluten-free diets are becoming ever more popular as many consumers feel better avoiding wheat or gluten-containing foods, but there can be just as many health pitfalls in gluten-free eating as there are in typical diets. At this year’s Expo Michaela Karlsen, author of A Plant-Based Life will have a talk that will clarify what is known about avoiding gluten, how a gluten-free diet can be a step up or a step down, and offers easy steps for creating and maintaining a healthy, gluten-free diet and lifestyle.

Not only is she the author of A Plant-Based Life which is to be released July of 2016, she is also a contributor to the New York Times bestselling book Forks over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health.  Michaela holds an MSPH (Master’s) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University.  She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, in Boston, MA.

Michaela has some knowledge that she would like to share with you, so come to the expo to our Main Stage Seminars & enjoy the wonderful information she will be sharing with us.  Hope to see you there.  🙂


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Seasonally Inspired Salads

CaptureWho doesn’t enjoy a good salad?  As we all become more aware of healthy eating habits, salads for lunch become more & more popular.  At this years expo Cathy Vogt will demonstrate seasonally inspired salads from her recently published book: Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen: Plant Forward Recipes and Soulful Nourishment using locally sourced ingredients. Plant focused dishes that are gluten, soy, dairy and refined sugar free that can be easily adjusted to any style of eating. Cathy will also discuss simple ways to build a meal with pairing suggestions and substitutions. This is great for those who are trying to do vegetarian or vegan diets, you will learn what are the best substitutions for your diet.  So lets get inspired, and get cooking.

Cathy Vogt is a professionally trained chef and culinary translator, focused on educating clients on how to adopt healthier eating & lifestyle habits. She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Eating Psychology Coach and breathing normalization specialist.

Cathy’s business — A Natural Chef — has worked with 100s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef Services and Professional Recipe Development for companies

Cathy’s first book; Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen offers gluten-free, dairy free & soy-free plant based recipes along with nourishment practices and empowering you to change your thought patterns regarding health & nutrition. You can find out more about her work, recipes and resources @

Come to the expo, I guarantee you it will be time well spent.

Beach Body Live

Lisa 2 2016  The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo is proud to have Lisa Woodrum and her fitness demonstration Beach Body Live. 

Lisa Woodrum is a certified personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She was obese and struggled with maintaining a healthy weight, food, eating, and body image until her 40’s when she lost 100 pounds with the right combination of diet, exercise, and the support and accountability needed to implement them. Today she is the founder of Pegasus Fitness.

Lisa wants to help others with the same struggle she has experienced & help them reach their goals.  Come to the expo and talk to Lisa, I’m sure her experience will not only be encouraging and up lifting but informative as well.


When we hear the words horseplay we usually think of this:



Only this time what we really mean is this:



Come to the Women’s Health & Fitness Expo to explore a guided equine interactive experience and discover the benefits of “being with horse’s: enhanced mindfulness, improved listening skills, developed leadership readiness, reduced stress, broadened mental flexibility, a connection to the natural world, and more.

Cori Nichols is a lifelong horsewoman, rider and instructor. She owns and operates Nichols Field Riding Club in Kerhonkson, NY, where HorsePlay is based. She is a seasoned experiential facilitator and certified by Eagala, Strides to Success and others.

Absolutely no horse experience is required. HorsePlay partners children & adults, parents, families & couples, creates teams and incorporates horses for personal growth, healthier relationships and the development of assets.

This is going to be so much fun, come try it!! I’m sure you’ll love it.

Do Anywhere Resistance Band Fitness w/Juliet


So much to do but so little time, how do we fit exercising in our daily routine?  I have two words for you: resistance bands.  They are lightweight and portable, take up very little space and are safe and easy to use anywhere, whether it’s at the office, home, or while we travel.

At this year’s Expo, we will have Juliet Gould teaching us various exercises that we can do with resistance bands, anytime, anywhere. She has been in the health and fitness industry for the better part of a decade and uses her unique experiences with diverse clients as a basis for her individualized, holistic approach. She has experience working with clients having conditions ranging from arthritis to neuromuscular disorders. She holds certification through the American and Aerobics Fitness Association of America in Group Exercise Instruction and Personal Fitness Training. As the sole proprietor of Fitness by Jules Personal Training & Wellness Coaching, she provides in home individualized health and fitness programs. Find her online at

There are no excuses anymore, exercise is important and after participating in Juliet’s demo we’ll have useful knowledge that we can start using right away. Come to the expo, I promise you’ll have a great time.


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Vibrational sound healing


Western science has proven what ancient traditions have known for centuries: sound has the power to heal. Vibration/Sound Therapy is based on the idea that all illness or disease is characterized by blockage in the channels on some level. When there is a blockage, the organ in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency and thus it results in some kind of illness. Through sound and light one can break up, dissolve and release these blockages that initiate in our light or etheric body.

There are different types of Vibration/Sound therapy, at this years expo Diane Anderson, MSW, will be offering Vibration/Sound healing with Ohm Therapeutics tuning forks, singing bowls, and music. Based on the primordial sound of ohm, this system enhances, grounds, and strengthens the overall body, including the immune system.

Come to the Expo and visit Diane at our complimentary spa & benefit from this wonderful service


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Vibration/Sound Therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from YCD Holistic Healing: