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Event Update: The Healing Summit Reschedules to 2021

The annual wellness event is the latest that has been forced to delay.

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Originally scheduled to take place in May, this year’s Healing Summit has been postponed to May 11-12, 2021 (following a previous delay to October 2020). The venue remains unchanged, at Portugal’s Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve.

“For nearly 10 months we have worked tirelessly to do everything possible to ensure a safe and healing environment for the Healing Summit 2020. However, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, and to ensure the safety of all participants, we have decided to postpone,” organisers said in a statement sent out on March 25.

“Imagine how joyful it will be to connect with each other in person after this unprecedented human experience with a new world emerging. But for now, and where we are today, it’s important to acknowledge the fear and uncertainty that all of us have to deal with.”

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Delegates at last year's Healing Summit. Image: Courtesy of the Healing Summit

The Healing Summit is organised by Healing Hotels of the World, which selects and promotes hotels and resorts that are committed to healing. The event is an opportunity for like-minded individuals and businesses to meet, discuss and gain insights from industry experts.

This year’s planned speakers included Marina Efraimoglou, CEO and founder of the innovative Euphoria Retreat in Greece; Belgin Aksoy, founder and initiator of Global Wellness Day; Carina Preuss, owner and general manager of Ayurveda Parkschloesschen; Ronald J. Garan, former NASA astronaut and social entrepreneur; and many more.

Outdoor Yoga Group Session
An outdoor meditation and yoga group session. Image: Courtesy of Healing Summit

In addition to discussions and workshops, the agenda includes sunrise beach activities, yoga and meditation, and a banquet under the stars.

“Let’s meet and discuss,” say the organisers. “Let’s brainstorm and act. Let’s comfort and inspire each other. And we will ask, how can we use this momentum of a worldwide dramatic change that was forced upon us to create a more just world that is healthy for everybody?”

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This story was originally published on March 27, 2020 and updated on August 24, 2020.

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