Strong Process is a Boston based Wellness Conference dedicated to the evidence and science behind the three pillars of wellness - MOVE, EAT, REST.

Boston 2018

moderators 

Bojan is a cofounder of the internationally renowned November Project. He's an all around super human, athlete and dad.

Moderator: Bojan Mandaric

Topic: Stop exercising to lose weight! How can movement benefit your health, mind and overall wellbeing beyond simply burning calories?

Julie owns Starr Yoga in Boston, MA and Hartford, CT. She is a nutrition expert and nationally recognized creator of individual and corporate wellness programs. She believes in real food for real people.

Moderator: Julie Starr

Topic: Nourish yourself with the right food! Should you buy and eat organic or conventional for your health and the environment?

Melinda is one of Boston's renowned fitness celebrities and premier real estate gurus. She is always on the go, but is learning to stir slowly. 

Moderator: Melinda Davala Sarkis

Topic: Rest and recovery are critical elements of wellness that are often overlooked. How do you make enough time and learn the skills to truly rest?

Speakers

   Ame Wren    , MA    Known for her lighthearted yet highly specific approach to the yoga practice, Ame has become a  nationally recognized go-to teacher for those seeking knowledge and guidance. She is the founder and director of  Boston Yoga School , which offers exceptional yoga studies programs in Boston and beyond. Ame is a  TEDx  presenter, Yoga Journal contributor, Wanderlust Festival featured teacher, and was awarded the honor of “Best of Boston.”

Ame Wren, MA

Known for her lighthearted yet highly specific approach to the yoga practice, Ame has become a  nationally recognized go-to teacher for those seeking knowledge and guidance. She is the founder and director of Boston Yoga School, which offers exceptional yoga studies programs in Boston and beyond. Ame is a TEDx presenter, Yoga Journal contributor, Wanderlust Festival featured teacher, and was awarded the honor of “Best of Boston.”

   Michelle Miller aka "The Farm Babe"     Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, has been featured in Forbes as one of the most followed and reputable voices in agriculture on social media. She is a weekly columnist for  www.AGDAILY.com  and helps run the family farm of over 2,000 acres in Iowa consisting of row crops, beef cattle, and sheep and is a public speaker where she shares her passion of bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.     

Michelle Miller aka "The Farm Babe" 

Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, has been featured in Forbes as one of the most followed and reputable voices in agriculture on social media. She is a weekly columnist for www.AGDAILY.com and helps run the family farm of over 2,000 acres in Iowa consisting of row crops, beef cattle, and sheep and is a public speaker where she shares her passion of bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.  

 

   Dr TJ Hagan     Dr. Hagan is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and brings to the practice a passion of working with athletes and active individuals.  He currently serves as chiropractic consultant to the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and Harvard University Sports Medicine.

Dr TJ Hagan 

Dr. Hagan is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and brings to the practice a passion of working with athletes and active individuals.  He currently serves as chiropractic consultant to the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and Harvard University Sports Medicine.

   B    randon Yates, MS    Brandon Yates is the senior clinical research coordinator for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard Medical School. Brandon has designed strength and conditioning training programs as well as conducted research on elite and adolescent athletes, older adults, and military personnel at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. 

Brandon Yates, MS

Brandon Yates is the senior clinical research coordinator for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard Medical School. Brandon has designed strength and conditioning training programs as well as conducted research on elite and adolescent athletes, older adults, and military personnel at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. 

   Tim Griffin, PhD    Timothy Griffin is the director of the Agriculture, Food and and Environment program, as well as an associate professor at the Tufts University Friedman School. His primary interests are the intersection of agriculture and the environment, and the development and implementation of sustainable production systems.

Tim Griffin, PhD

Timothy Griffin is the director of the Agriculture, Food and and Environment program, as well as an associate professor at the Tufts University Friedman School. His primary interests are the intersection of agriculture and the environment, and the development and implementation of sustainable production systems.

   Christine Spadola, PhD    Christine Spadola is a research fellow with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducting research aimed at adapting yoga and behavioral sleep interventions for use in low income communities. She uses mixed methods research to better understand health disparities and to assess mind/body interventions to promote health and wellness among marginalized populations. 

Christine Spadola, PhD

Christine Spadola is a research fellow with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducting research aimed at adapting yoga and behavioral sleep interventions for use in low income communities. She uses mixed methods research to better understand health disparities and to assess mind/body interventions to promote health and wellness among marginalized populations. 

   Rachel Millstein, PhD, MHS    Rachel A. Millstein is a clinical health psychologist at the MGH Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program. Her work focuses on health behavior change, specifically behavioral and environmental approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention.  Rachel is the co-founder of the Boston Physical Activity Research Collaborative  has studied physical activity and positive psychology with grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Rachel Millstein, PhD, MHS

Rachel A. Millstein is a clinical health psychologist at the MGH Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program. Her work focuses on health behavior change, specifically behavioral and environmental approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention.  Rachel is the co-founder of the Boston Physical Activity Research Collaborative  has studied physical activity and positive psychology with grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

   Jenny Splitter    Jenny Splitter is a science, food and health writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, and other outlets. She's also the Director of Story for TBD Immersive, an immersive theatre company based in D.C, and is featured in the new documentary   Science Moms  . In her spare time, she enjoys carving intricate ice sculptures and growing her own heirloom wheat. Just kidding, she has two children.

Jenny Splitter

Jenny Splitter is a science, food and health writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, and other outlets. She's also the Director of Story for TBD Immersive, an immersive theatre company based in D.C, and is featured in the new documentary Science Moms. In her spare time, she enjoys carving intricate ice sculptures and growing her own heirloom wheat. Just kidding, she has two children.

  Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD   Hassan Dashti is a research fellow the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine and the Broad Institute.  With a broad background in nutrition and sleep, he is currently working on uncovering the effects of dietary intake on sleep quality. His most recent research examines Circadian Rhythms and disease risk. 

Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD

Hassan Dashti is a research fellow the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine and the Broad Institute.  With a broad background in nutrition and sleep, he is currently working on uncovering the effects of dietary intake on sleep quality. His most recent research examines Circadian Rhythms and disease risk. 

yoga

   Karen Fabian, MS    Karen Fabian is the founder of Bare Bones Yoga. She has a background in yoga teaching, anatomy and rehabilitative medicine through her initial clinical work as a Social Worker and Rehabilitation Counselor and then over 20 years in a variety of health care business settings. She has taught yoga since 2002, and written three books “Stretched: Build Your Yoga Business, Grow Your Teaching Techniques,” “Key Aspects of Anatomy for Yoga Teachers”  and “Structure and Spirit”. 

Karen Fabian, MS

Karen Fabian is the founder of Bare Bones Yoga. She has a background in yoga teaching, anatomy and rehabilitative medicine through her initial clinical work as a Social Worker and Rehabilitation Counselor and then over 20 years in a variety of health care business settings. She has taught yoga since 2002, and written three books “Stretched: Build Your Yoga Business, Grow Your Teaching Techniques,” “Key Aspects of Anatomy for Yoga Teachers”  and “Structure and Spirit”. 


 

STRONG PROCESS SUMMER UNPLUGGED SERIES - JUly 22

Josh Summers

 

Whether you're a competitive athlete or fitness fanatic, or someone looking to perform at the next level in your profession, this is the evening for you!

 

We are thrilled to host Josh Summers, RYT 500, to speak about his new book "The Power of Mindfulness: Mindfulness Meditation in Sport" that he co-wrote with Boston University Clinical Associate Professor, Amy Baltzell, EdD. This book offers individuals a clear understanding of mindfulness to help athletes optimize performance. It provides a clear insight on how individuals can learn to increase their ability to concentrate, be fully present during high pressure competition and how to effectively respond to distracting thoughts and emotions (e.g. performance anxiety; dread). The strategies offered  are based on Mindfulness Meditation Training for Sport (MMTS), an empirically supported mindfulness intervention, which was created by the Josh and Amy. MMTS has been adopted internationally by practicing sport psychologists – used with collegiate, club, and Olympic teams. Through offering a clear explanation of mindfulness and self-compassion (an essential element of MMTS), brief mindfulness based practices, and consistently offering how such practices link to performance – the reader learns to implement all of MMTS or elements of MMTS to help the increase their ability to focus, cope with difficult emotions, and perform their best when it matters.

 

WHERE: THE URBAN GRAPE - 303 COLUMBUS AVE, BOSTON MA

WHEN: JULY 22, 2018 6:30-8PM

WHAT: An evening of learning the strategies of MMTS from the source while you enjoy curated wines from the longevity regions of the world

(...we always mix in a good time at SP!)