Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing
Photographer / Brian Brosmer
After college, Jenn Seffrin longed to move away and explore new ideas and ways of life. One place she landed was Tempe, Arizona, where she took classes at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. It was there that she took an interest in the concept of conscious living, alternative therapies and holistic care. When she moved back to Indiana, she wanted to find a way to shine a light on the local holistic community.
“At first I was like, ‘Where do I start?’” Seffrin says. “But a quote stood out to me: ‘Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.’ I began to invite people to lunch.”
In 2012 she founded Indy Holistic Hub, a holistic health and wellness members group designed to cater to the mind, body and spirit. Indy Holistic Hub offers an extensive list of online resources for the public that includes acupuncture, coaching, massage, mindfulness, yoga and hypnotherapy, you can learn more about it here.
“It’s all about supporting people to take another step toward their well-being, by finding their fit where they are right now on their path,” Seffrin says.
The Indy Holistic Hub website offers a community calendar that lists classes, activities and other opportunities.
“That’s a source for people to say, ‘Oh, I can go on a retreat,’ or, ‘I can stick my toe in this intro class,’” Seffrin says.
Seven years ago Seffrin began hosting an annual Wellbeing Fest, giving the general public a prime opportunity to interact with and learn from practitioners and professionals in the community. This year Wellbeing Fest will take place on November 13 at the Biltwell Event Center in downtown Indianapolis. Featuring holistic health practitioners and product-based businesses from around the Indy area, the day will kick off at 11 a.m. with a keynote presentation by local author Alex Perry, who will speak on courageous conversations and bringing out the best in oneself and others.
The vendor marketplace will run from noon until 5 p.m., allowing folks to walk around and converse while nibbling on yummy treats from local food vendors. The afternoon will offer a panel discussion featuring local experts who will discuss the mind-body-spirit connection. These experts will include holistic physician Dr. Clifford Fetters, the director of medicine at Health & Wellness of Carmel. The panel will be moderated by KJ McGlinn, a media personality, reiki master, and host of the “KJ TODAY Show.” Health & Wellness of Carmel is the title sponsor of Wellbeing Fest.
Tickets are just $10, although anyone reading this publication can provide the promo code TOWNEPOST (link here: eventbrite.com/e/holistic-hub-wellbeing-fest-tickets-407745687327?discount=TOWNEPOST) to receive a buy-one-get-one-free ticket. Plus, the first 50 attendees receive swag bags.
“If we desire to live a vibrant, enjoyable, meaningful, purposeful life, holistic health is critical,” Seffrin says.