The Wellness Festival

03 May The Wellness Festival

I had an incredible weekend at the Colour and Coconuts Wellness Festival on Saturday!

For those of you who don’t know about the festival, the festival was an action packed day event, featuring expert thinkers, achievers and influencers.

It was an inspiring event that covered all things health, wellness, self-love, wealth, career and relationships.


The 6 amazing speakers were;


Melissa Ambrosini (Author of Mastering Your Mean Girl)

Sarah Wilson (I Quit Sugar)

Lisa Messenger (Author and Founder of the Collective)

Carla Oats (The Beauty Chef)

Sarah Holloway (Founder of Matcha Maiden)

Julie Stevanja (Founder of Style Runner)

The day started with a fresh coconut on arrival and a packed goodie bag waiting for each person on their seat. The Wellness Market was open early with an abundance of nutritiously delicious food from. Health Enthusiast Co. (yay),  as well Combi, Tokyo Tina, Greene St Juice, Extra Mile Kombucha, Natures Nosh, Koja, Full Filled Co, Pana Chocolate, Loving Earth and more!


First up was Melissa Ambrosini, who started with a guided meditation, then taught everyone in the room how to switch off their inner mean girl/boy and start living a life without fear or doubt. Melissa shared some of her dark past experiences, of how her life revolved around partying, toxic relationships and self doubt, until she eventually burnt her candle and ended up in hospital seriously ill! She has turned her life upside down and is now one of Australia’s well respected self love teachers.


Julie Stevanja talked about how she built Style Runner. ‘I wanted active-wear that was different, something that no one had. But I couldn’t find anything… That’s when I had a light bulb moment and Style Runner was born’. Style Runner is now one of the highest turn over companies in Australia under 4 years old!


Carla Oats, also known as ‘The Beauty Chef’, is a naturalist and skin care specialist who talked about the importance of fermented foods and gut health. Carla believes that beauty begins in the belly and has done a lot of research and writing to prove this theory.


Sarah Holloway, founder of Matcha Maiden talked about how she quit her day job as a full time lawyer, to kick start her business. Her and her partner Nicholas, bought about 10kg of Matcha from Japan as a side project to sell in Australia and in a matter of months they found themselves running a booming global business! Sarah shared her wellness journey with everyone, as well as some handy tips on how to maintain a successful business.


And finally, Sarah Wilson, founder of I Quit Sugar, spoke about how some of us over complicate wellness. Sarah believes that in order to get the most out of life, we not only need to simplify our  lives but our diets too!


Overall the festival was like no other and Lauren Pell (founder of Colour and Coconuts) is most definitely taking her launch event to Sydney later this year.


Check out for more information for those who are interested!


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