Wellness - Thrive Festival

Wellness

  • Gemma is a seasoned UK TV, reality, West End and film actress who gained recognition by starring in the soap ‘Hollyoaks’. In 2017 she was a hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’reaching the final. Since then she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications such as Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online. Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand – GA by Gemma Atkinson. Find Gemma at Thrive Festival 2019 on the Signature Stage on Saturday, March 30th ! www.gemmaatkinson.co.uk Find Gemma on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter  
  • Dr.Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, and health writer. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently pursuing a masters in clinical nutrition and public health. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast. The Food Medic podcast aims to cut through the confusing health information that we find online by interviewing experts and specialists who dispel the myths surrounding diet and health, and instead share evidence-based advice and actionable tips! www.thefoodmedic.co.uk Find Hazel on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter  
  • Jasmine Hemsley is a London-based wellness and nutrition expert, co-founder of Hemsley+Hemsley, TV presenter, best-selling author, creator of East by West and champion of Ayurveda. Through her work in food, health and wellbeing, she has inspired a global audience to shift their perspectives on food and lifestyle using her platform to encourage a 360-degree approach to health and return to a simpler, more mindful everyday life. Jasmine is the UK’s 18th top chef. Jasmine’s latest concept is East by West, an idea that came to life as a pop-up café, inspired by her travels in Sri Lanka and India. East by West realises Jasmine’s vision of Ayurvedic cuisine and wisdom. East by West the cookbook launched in November 2017, delving further into Jasmine’s passion for holistic Eastern foods and therapies, and which has since become an Amazon best-seller and winner of Women’s Health Wellbeing Book of the Year award. https://www.jasminehemsley.com/ […]
  • Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in many competitions for Dance, Drama and Beauty. Hard work and dedication has seen Maeve successfully sign with modelling agencies in Europe, London and Ireland, securing campaigns and working for high end brands including Adidas, Treseme, Lacoste, […]
  • Learn more about Food Flicker: Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. In order to achieve this, he believes in providing this information in an understandable, practical and enjoyable manner. The approach is based on translating the latest nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple ingredients. Time is a valuable commodity in the modern world so his recipes, tips and tricks acknowledge and address that. Cooking is a skill that Daniel believes is a critical element to achieving health and performance […]
  • Learn more about Pip: Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor. Pip studied history and politics at Oxford University and subsequently worked in Asia for five years as an anchor and reporter in Hong Kong. She also traveled extensively in Malaysia as a key reporter on the general election and produced political and travel multimedia stories for The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and South China Morning Post, amongst others. Pip’s journey back to Britain in 2013, to take up the role of Adventure Editor for Red Bull Online, was an epic year-long 10,000 mile biking trek, starting in Kuala Lumpur, taking in 26 countries. Despite […]
  • Learn more about Alan: Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. He is the author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ while the Real Talks podcast series he hosts has been listened too in more than 100 countries around the world. A former Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion, he became the first active senior inter-county player to go public about experiencing depression in 2013. He is currently completing a Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology and is a wellbeing ambassador to the HSE’s ‘Little Things’ campaign. To learn more about Alan or his work, go to www.RealTalks.ie Find Alan on social: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
  • The Gut Stuff was co-founded just over a year ago by DJ presenters Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and entrepreneur India Wardrop. Twins are a great constant for medical research, and Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Tim Spector at TwinsUK research at King’s College London where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently. Thus their ‘gut journey’ began! The trio made it their mission to bring the real science to the public. They launched a Youtube series featuring the world’s leading scientists in Gut Health including Tim Spector, Trevor Lawley, Sandrine Claus and Fiona Powrie amongst other great scientists and set up www.thegutstuff.com – an accessible, fun online resource. They’re reaching out to empower the world with gut health through lots of creative channels such as their  successful “pop up” Supper Club […]
  • Learn more about Nicole and Lauren of ARDERE Ardere (pronounced ‘ar-deh-ray’, meaning ‘to glow’) founded by sisters Nicole and Lauren is a healthy lifestyle company specialising in aromatherapy candles, nutritious recipes and expert wellbeing advice. The holistic brand was formed when co-founder Lauren was diagnosed with ME/CFS and after making positive changes to her diet and lifestyle she was able to alleviate symptoms and regain back her health. The sisters passion became sharing their knowledge with others about the five pillars of health (diet, movement, rest, mindset and environment) from an evidence-based point of view along with crafting products to enhance wellbeing in others. Acknowledging the power of the olfactory system and how scent works on the brain to boost mood and wellbeing, the sisters harnessed essential oils in their organic natural wax candles that work therapeutically to promote wellness and alter your state. What’s more, Registered Nutritional Therapist and […]
  • Learn more about Laura Thomas PhD: Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers using a process called intuitive eating, together with other non-diet approaches. In 2016 Laura launched Don’t Salt My Game – a podcast that calls out diet trends and myths – to tell you what you really need to know to stay on top of your game. Laura was the Nutrition Consultant for the BBC1 documentary ‘Mind Over Marathon’ where she supported people suffering with mental health problems train for the 2017 London Marathon. She is an Association for Nutrition Media Nutritionist and has […]
  • Learn more about Deirdre: Deirdre O Connor is an Integrative Sleep Therapist and founder of the Deep Sleep Clinic in DunLaoghaire where she works exclusively with clients to help them find their way back to soothing, restful and nourishing sleep. She has trained extensively , over the past 25 years, in sleep-inducing methods and techniques and regularly runs classes and workshops in her one-of-a-kind method. Deep Sleep is a beautiful cross-pollination: Neuro-Sensory Movement,  Body Mapping, Craniosacral Unwinding,  Stillness,  Bed-time Yoga,  Mindful Somatic Release,   and most of all – letting go, slowing down, unplugging and breathing deep belly breaths. Deirdre’s studies were triggered by a need to find a relief from on-going anxiety and began  with  Yoga – initially  in India for almost 3 years exploring many different Yoga styles – Hatha, Bhakti, Jhana and Karma Yoga. She went on to train in Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy, living in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Thai […]
  • Louise is an international plus size/curvy model based in Dublin and is currently signed to agencies in London, Germany, Milan, South Africa and Australia. After a couple of years being immersed in the fashion industry, Louise wanted to create a platform to showcase fashion and beauty diversity for every kind of body type, her love for curves, body image, and much much more.  As a result, 10 years ago Style Me Curvy was born! Louise has had the privilege of working with big industry names such as Cosmopolitan UK, Look Magazine, Simply Be USA, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Next, H&M to name but a few and top photographers in New York, Milan, Germany and London. She has been interviewed by the likes Vogue Italia, Marie Claire UK and Elle Canada. Her hard work certainly has not gone unnoticed and over the years she has won a number of awards, ‘Best International […]
  • Learn more about Mark: Mark is one of Ireland’s most sought after Health and Wellbeing Coaches, helping people from all walks of life to transform their body and mind. Mark’s advice, skills and results are second to none earning him an impressive reputation within the Health and Wellbeing industry. A qualified Executive Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nutrition Coach and Physical Therapist, His encyclopedic knowledge puts Mark in the perfect position to help his clients achieve their individual goals. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Learn more about Breda: Leading decluttering expert Breda Stack, The Declutter Therapist of DeclutterTherapy.com, is the founder of National and International Declutter Day, author of Declutter Therapy and a regular contributor to TV, radio and print media. Sharing a unique approach to decluttering since 2010, Breda is also the creator of The Declutter Academy Professional Training Certification and other online programmes through which she teaches students and clients all around the world to “LET IT GO” so they can enjoy simpler, happier lives. www.decluttertherapy.com Facebook: @DeclutterTherapy Twitter: @BredaStack    
  • Learn more about The Reset: The Reset was created for women who constantly feel too busy to prioritise themselves. Made for women like you, by women like you, The Reset offers practical tools, tips and support to make changes in your life – from small and sustainable, to big and transformational. The Reset runs a series of retreats that offer time and space for women to step back, assess where they are in their lives and make plans for the future in a supportive environment. Offering a luxury experience, in 2018 The Reset ran two retreats at Loughcrew Estate Co. Meath, and in March 2019 ran its first overseas retreat in Olhao, on the Algarve in Portugal. Alongside its retreats, The Reset offers talks, articles, one day retreats and corporate wellness packages, bringing together the expertise in nutrition, meditation, goal setting and mindset shared on its immersive retreats. The Reset […]
  • Anna Geary is a Broadcaster, Athlete, Performance and Lifestyle Coach and Columnist. The former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain is well known for her successful career on the pitch and also as a former Cork Rose in 2014. Anna has won over 20 All Ireland medals during her illustrious sporting career, including 7 senior All Irelands medals with Cork and her club, Milford. In addition to her sporting career, Anna has seven years’ experience in the corporate world working for large companies. A popular MC, Anna has hosted a number of key events including the Ireland Active National Conference, the International Women’s Business Conference, The Irish Construction Awards, AIB Build a Bank and Zeminar. Anna was a finalist on RTÉ One’s hugely popular Dancing with the Stars where she took to the dancefloor every Sunday night to showcase her skills. Anna performed a variety of dances from the Tango to […]
  • Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company for women and men. What started as a design studio by day and yoga studio by night soon became a standalone store in November of 2000 on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Their vision was to create more than a place where people could get gear to sweat in, they wanted to create a community hub where people could learn and discuss the physical aspects of healthy living, mindfulness and living a life of possibility! At Thrive 2019 we welcomed a host of instructors who conducted yoga, pilates and more! Sonia McGlynn: Sweat with Sonia Gigi Tynan: Pilates Strength Flow Sinead Mooney: Mindful Movement with Moons Andi Vard: Cardio Pilates Annie Kirwan & Lee Treacy: The Reformation Class James Hale: The Limit Dynamic HITT Annie Kirwan: Reformation Flow lululemon Vision & […]
  • Learn more about Laura: Laura is a self-care coach, business mentor for online coaches and designer who’s passionate about living a wholehearted life! Laura is passionate about helping others do the same – from mindset and self-care to running a business that gives us freedom and flexibility to create a life that truly works for us as modern women, she wants to help you show up for yourself more than ever before. www.wholeheartedlylaura.com Find Laura on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • A staple of Irish television, Deric O hArtagain works as a broadcaster for one of Ireland’s national flagship television stations, Virgin Media One (formerly TV3). You can catch Deric bright and early every weekday as the chief weather correspondent on Ireland AM. Outside of presenting, Deric is a pioneering documentary maker. Not to mention being an avid triathlete and Ironman competitor, and a keen outdoor adventurer. Find Deric on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Alison Underwood is a Career & Life Coach at Echo Steps.  Her services include working with clients to get unstuck, make changes and build new habits in life and work.  She understands the pressure of trying to do and be it all and helps clients find ways to manage.  In group workshops and talks, Alison speaks about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and what fits in with your life right now.  She helps people find an approach to life and work in a sustainable way, leading to a happier and more fulfilled life.  Having completed over 40 marathons and ultra-marathons and with a love for the outdoors, Alison brings her lessons learnt for a holistic approach to a good work/life balance. https://echostepscoaching.ie/ Find Alison on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Clodagh Erasmus is a Career, Life & Executive Coach at Evoke Coaching.  She is hugely passionate about seeing […]
  • Learn more about Aidan: Aidan Healy is the Co-Founder of UnPlug, a specialist consultancy that helps individuals and organizations work smarter in an always connected world. UnPlug has designed and delivered a wide range of programmes, incorporating the latest research and good practice, to leaders and managers in over fifty organisations throughout Europe. Topics have included attention management, managing an always connected culture and developing high performing digital teams. Aidan has ten years of experience in people development roles holding qualifications in psychology, leadership and coaching. He is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and organisational development consultant. In the last ten years, many of us have become all too familiar with the paradox of the ‘always connected’ world of the smartphone, tablet and laptop. We love our devices for the power and flexibility they give us. And yet the challenge is, we also struggle with them because of the power and control […]
  • Saoirse Waldron is a Podiatrist working in Dublin. Saoirse founded Mespil Foot & Ankle Clinic with her mum Brid in 2010. Saoirse graduated from Plymouth University with B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry, holding certificates in the administration of local analgesia and prescription only medication (POMs). Furthering her studies she has completed a Postgraduate in The Theory of Podiatric Surgery (Foot & Ankle Surgery) at The University of Huddersfield and Biomechanics modules at The University of Ulster. Saoirse runs two busy Clinics at 28 Lower Leeson Street & at Bath Avenue Medical Practice in Beggers Bush in Sandymount. Saoirse found that there was a significant gap between rehab and correct diagnosis. People were being treated for their injuries but the diagnosis was never fully established for what caused it. This meant that patients never fully recovered or only half recovered from their injury and it would return after their run or workout. Saoirse focuses on the way the foot […]
  • Learn more about Tom: Tom Coleman is the co-founder of My Nutrition – a leading Nutritional Consultancy. He is a nutritionist with a background in Science and Health Promotion, with a lifetime passion in Health, Sports & Science. Tom has worked with many of Ireland’s Elite Athletes, Coaches & Teams in Nutrition, Performance, Recovery and Fatigues Science. His nutritional consultancy was formed with his wife and talent latin chef Jeeny Maltese! https://www.mynutritionireland.ie/ Find Tom on social: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Learn more about Siobhan: Siobhan  Murray  BA, Dip Psychotherapist, Resilience Life Coach and Best Selling Author  Siobhan  holds a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Mindfulness, is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), is a Certified Life Coach .  She is the founder of Twisting the Jar, her company specialising in Resilience Life Coaching, was a subject matter expert on the acclaimed RTE Series ‘Stressed’ and her first book ‘The Burnout Solution, 12 Weeks to a Calmer You is a best seller.  Siobhan’s career spans three decades working in Entertainment Industry, Corporate sectors and Not-For-Profit sectors. She was instrumental in the building of the Ronald House at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and was Head of Communications for McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland.  It was Siobhan’s passion for understanding how our minds work and how the hectic pace we live our lives is creating an epidemic of Burnout both personally and […]
  • Learn more about Taz: Taz Kelleher is a podcaster, graphic designer and co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin. In response to the devastating effects of the fast fashion industry, Taz alongside Geraldine Carton set up Sustainable Fashion Dublin, a collective to educate on the environmental damage the fashion industry causes every single day.  The collective run inclusive, sustainable events across Ireland, encouraging people to question how their shopping habits affect the planet. Swap Shops, charity shop crawls, and alteration classes are just a few of the events Sustainable Fashion Dublin run. Taz is an avid sustainable fashionista and wishes to spread the joy of the slow fashion movement. Find Taz on social: Instagram & Twitter
  • Learn more about Sharon: Sharon is a DoTERRA essential oil wellness advocate, hoping to inspire others to empower themselves in taking control of their health and wellbeing naturally, just as she has done for herself and her family. Sharon is well known in the foodie world as she has worked for over 20 years with food in the media as a food stylist and more recently as a cookbook author, TV cook and ambassador for Supervalu. Sharon has always been an advocate for encouraging people to cook fresh, healthy and home cooked meals and since becoming a Mum to her two daughters, Pearl (8) & Poppy (4), she has become even more passionate about her and her families natural health and wellbeing.  Since discovering DoTERRA’s essential oils, Sharon is repeatedly astounded by just how powerful a tool they are in helping her manage a wide range of her and her families needs. This empowerment […]
  • Learn more about Jenny: Jenny Murphy is a Kildare based energy and healing expert, founder of Vibe Tribe ‘providing a haven for people to connect at a soul level to truly discover and understand their authentic self and life purpose’. Through her work, Jenny has inspired a vast array of individuals and groups through one to one consultation, mindfulness courses, meditation, healing attunement and workshops for over fifteen years. Her approach, experience and knowledge in her field is holistic in every respect with qualifications spanning Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Healing Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, Past Life Regression Therapy, Analytical Psychotherapy – Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Stress Management Therapy, NLP Practitioner and Reiki & Seichem Healing Master. Her main objective and passion in her work is to empower people with the wonderful teachings, tools and healing techniques to live a fully rounded, present and fulfilling life. https://www.vibetribe.ie Find Jenny on social: Facebook & […]
  • With over 20 years’ experience, and qualifying through the renowned Central London School of Reflexology, Fiona Ettridge is the appointed reflexologist for many exclusive clients at her London Clinic and is now looking to expand her clinic into her native Ireland. Fiona specialises in women’s health including fertility issues, pregnancy and baby & toddler. Sports professionals can also benefit from regular reflexology treatments which will improve circulation and encourage lymphatic action. This physiological ‘boost to the system’ energises tired muscles and inhibits the production of lactic acid. www.fionaettridgereflexology.com     
  • Learn more about Sarah: Sarah Leather is known as the ‘Wholehearted Business Coach’. Having run a highly successful natural health practice for 25 years, regularly appearing on national TV, newspapers & magazines; Sarah went on to study & fall in love with Life & Business Coaching. She now coaches women 1:1, runs masterminds, retreats and workshops helping women to have a highly profitable business doing what they love while putting their lifestyles and self-care first. https://thesarahleather.com/ Find Sarah on social: Facebook & Instagram 
  • Learn more about Patricia: Patricia Fitzgerald is a prolific Mandala Artist based in the beautiful old Craft Courtyard at Marlay Park, Dublin. As well as creating her original and incredibly healing Mandala work, she also combines the art of Mandala with meditation and mindfulness practices, offering you an innovative and powerfully transformative experience through her mandala art, mindfulness and meditation workshops which happen in many settings including businesses, art centres, public libraries as well as her own private workshops and retreats in Ireland and abroad. She is the author of two books, Healing Creations: Discover your mindful self through mandala colouring and journaling (Collins Press, 2016) and her latest book on personal development Who Would You Be If…: How to reclaim your life and become a happy, authentic and stress-free woman (Red Stag Books, 2018) www.healingcreations.ie Find Patricia on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter