Since the closing ceremony of the Inner IDEA Conference 2007, attendees have been sharing their thoughts on the conference and how it positively affected their personal and professional lives. Here are their experiences, in their own words:
“Thank you for such a lovely weekend. I enjoyed myself, learned a lot and grew both professionally and personally. I couldn’t have asked for a better time than the one I had, and I wanted to share something I thought others might find interesting. I noticed there were a lot of crickets around. In my room, in my fireplace—they sang me to sleep each night. I came home and looked up crickets in my Animal Speak book by Ted Andrews and just had to share the following with you. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did.
‘In China, grasshoppers and crickets were symbols of good cheer, good luck, abundance and virtue “ there is about to be a new leap forward “ life only becomes difficult when [you] refuse to move. Remember a grasshopper [cricket] always leaps up or forward. It doesn’t leap backward.’
Have a very happy year taking forward leaps and listening to the Inner IDEA voice—yours! See you next year.”
– Lisa Ungerer
“I so enjoyed my time at the Inner IDEA Conference. This was my first conference ever and my first Inner IDEA experience. The staff was wonderful, the location was beautiful and the experience is one that I will never forget.”
“Thank you for taking a chance and creating Inner IDEA. I greatly appreciate this new forum that allows professionals to explore wellness in a truly holistic fashion. You have created an environment that fosters a healthy way of ‘being’ for movement professionals and eventually, their clients.
Here are the highlights of this conference for me:
• the warmth of the attendees and their deep desire to enhance the wellness of others (as well as their own);
• the facility, including the extraordinarily friendly staff, the beautiful rooms, the comfortable beds, healthy food and gorgeous grounds;
• the breadth of presentations;
• the opening ceremonies; and
• the perfectly organized event—I know I can count on everything running smoothly.
It was pure joy presenting and attending this conference. Thank you so very much.”
– Lorna Francis, PhD
“I was very impressed with the caliber of presenters. There was an excellent blend of credentials and experience. What I told everyone when I returned home, was that the presenters had big brains and equally big hearts.”
“I am amazed at what I discovered, not only around me, but within myself. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend Inner IDEA. I have learned so much and have practiced those teachings daily; sharing them with all those I come in contact with. Thank you for making me a better person.”
– Danette Allen
“Inner IDEA is a unique event. I am pleased to say that I have learned so much from the peace-filled presenters and attendees that I have met. I learned that I have the knowledge and wisdom to affect change to so many individuals and groups.”
– Maria O’Neal
“The knowledgeable instructors and their energy and love for wellness was astounding. I enjoyed being able to absorb different workouts and styles from my classes. Also, I was excited to leave Inner IDEA having met many new, good friends.”
– Angel M. VanDerveer
“I’m so happy that Inner IDEA was created. The mind-body emphasis has been my focus for the last 9 years of my 21 years in the fitness industry. I’m thankful for this opportunity to learn more. The expertise of others from this conference has kept me excited, inspired and continues to help me grow!”
– Karen Farina
“From the first moment to the last, Inner IDEA was truly transformative. This conference was not only a dream come true, but also an incredibly positive learning experience. Inner IDEA was definitely a highlight of 2007 for me.”
Visit www.inneridea.com/conference/inner-idea-conference-2008 to re-live highlights from the event and learn how to register for next year’s journey.