It’s 8:30 am and we are welcomed at the media tent with Mala beads, which based on their color, instructed us what group we will be in for the very first Goop Summit in Vancouver, BC Canada!
Our morning begins with an amazing cold pressed juice from Glory Juice Co, Chia fruit cups, and a delicious assortment of toast options. We move into a brief time of meditation and some body movement to clear our minds and prep our bodies for the day ahead. I couldn’t help but think during the first couple moments “Why do I not start every day like this…and I wonder if Gwyneth moves like this every morning?”
We then head into a series of workshops, speakers and snacks, that absolutely feeds my obsession for healthy treats and trying new things.
Our second workshop was a facial experience, unlike anything I’ve experienced before, with Anastasia Achilleos
This bold, energetic, and extremely informative British woman instantly became one of my new favorite people. I realized in these short 30 minutes together that I had never had someone properly teach me to wash my face, apply face cream, or massage the tension that finds its way into every square each of my facial structure. I was completely in love with her and then it turned into a mild obsession when she personally offered to massage my jaw line! Ladies, that experience alone would have been worth the $400 ticket. The rules, tools, and tricks we learned in that session were game changing.
With my skin glowing, I got to experience both the freedom and adrenaline that comes from being makeup-free in a room of 200 woman with cameras flashing. Side note it was also hilarious that Miss Achilleos, made all of us remove our perfectly done makeup so early in the day. Some handled it better than others J
Next I decided to head over to the Fig Facial station to have them stick a vitamin B12 shot in my butt. For some reason, I thought it wouldn’t hurt. I was very WRONG! I ended up feeling amazing post shot though! Maybe placebo? Maybe not? Either way, I love the Fig Facial team!
Next, we continued our Goop Wellness journey to the lululemon yoga tent with Cara Ross.
Although I had never taken class with Cara, I instantly liked her.
She not only read the room well, but she also made a room filled with people from all levels feel like they were playing on the same team and gently/playfully encouraged us to let go of our ego and have a good time. If you have not taken a class with Cara, I strongly encourage it. She is a local Vancouver girl and you will not be disappointed whatever level you are at.
After being stopped by Goop protestors and having hot dog water shoved in our faces, (if you missed my Insta story…it was nasty) we headed to the digestive panel discussion with some of the most incredible leaders in the wellness community and although I felt there were some helpful tips and good insight on the topic, I was hoping for a little more of an in-depth discussion. With a panel of three amazing and intelligent nutritional leaders, tI was hoping they would have dove deeper into things like digestive health, what diets are right for certain people, game changing research, hormonal health, adrenal support, sleep, and proper use of supplements.But there is always next time;)
I ended my day with buying some expensive perfume that won’t cause headaches, which I wear almost every day. I also left with an incredible swag bag full of some of my favorite products! I would 100% recommend, if you have the opportunity, to attend a Goop event. There is something truly incredible about being in a room with the game-changers in the health industry.
I left feeling refreshed, inspired and glowing.
Thank you for the opportunity to experience this!
Special Thanks to Megan Bustard for capturing these images and being the perfect person to experience this day with:)