BLOOM WELLNESS EVENT
BLOOM is an interactive, collaborative wellness event with a health-promoting approach. We focus on practical ways women can feed their mind, body, and soul with what is essential, so they can thrive and live a vibrant, purpose-filled life.
Each year, we focus on a variety of nutrition and wellness-related topics that are usually undervalued or overlooked in the community to help women build more confidence in their bodies while nourishing a healthy relationship with food.
You are invited to join us at our next BLOOM event for an unforgettable life-changing experience!
At the BLOOM Virtual Retreat, we elevated the conversation around body image, nutrition and periods. A portion of the proceeds went to the Fibroid Foundation, a non-profit organization raising fibroids awareness, advocating for ongoing funding of fibroids research, erasing the stigma of silence around women’s menstrual health, and helping to minimize treatment disparities with layered patient support
As women, we’re the experts on our own bodies. Most times, we know what does and doesn’t feel normal, but we don’t always feel empowered to speak up to get the care we need. The health of a woman’s reproductive system also affects the rest of her body. At BLOOM 2020, we dug a little deeper into the topics of sexual & reproductive wellness and highlighted things like periods, vaginal care, sex, (in)fertility, mental wellness, diet, body positivity & more.
We had an afternoon of great discussions by speakers Kendra Tolbert, MS, RD, Dietitian & Yoga Teacher, Shawn Davis-Wilensky, MD, MPH, FACOG, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Erica St. Bernard, LCMFT, Therapist & Founder, Your Life’s Well, Mabel Obinim Bashorun, CD (DONA), Within Her Birth Services and moderators Moe Digga & Valerie Agyeman, RDN. Amazing music and vibes were from Singer & Songwriter Abigail Furr.
This years vendors were DC-metro women owned businesses and organizations: Sabreen Cosmetics, Sprinkle Me Cake, Jasmine’s Nail Obsession, Akiba Fragrance & Wellness Studio, Crowned Magnolia Birth Services, Sister Circle, Charismatic Creations, Embrace Makeup Artistry, Machee Creates, Pokes by Marcy. View more photos from #BLOOM2020 here.
BLOOM WELLNESS WORKSHOP 2019
Life gets crazy, we know. Have you taken the time to nourish your mind?! As women, we go through a lot. It’s time to feed our body, mind & soul with what is essential, so that we can live vibrant and purpose-filled lives. Flourish Heights held its Second Annual BLOOM workshop, #BLOOMWW2019 was a powerful, intimate workshop focusing on mental wellness and wholeness for women of color.
We had an afternoon of uplifting interactive sessions and group activities led by Licensed Therapist, Crystal Joseph of Pound Cake and Private Practice + Health Coach, Dietitian & Stylist of Reset Lifestyle! Also listen to an expert-led panel discussion moderated by Valerie Agyeman, Founder of Flourish Heights & BLOOM, focusing on ways to Nourish Your Mind + get pumped for a super FUN cooking demo by Shamera Robinson, Dietitian of Full on Faith!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAWRENCE AGYEI
BLOOM WELLNESS WORKSHOP 2018
Flourish Heights held its First Annual Workshop in May 2018! Amazing women from all over the DC-metropolitan area joined us and it was truly a success! We heard inspiring messages from our wonderful speakers of the day on topics including eating triggers/intuitive eating, meditation, self-love, and thriving in our purpose. We joined in on conversations and participated in a group activity while chowing down on our special “Flourish Heights Bowl” sponsored by Sweetgreen. Attendees had the opportunity to win raffle prizes from some of our favorite trusted food + beauty companies and hang out with women-owned businesses from the DC-metro area.
2018 SPEAKERS: Quiana Newby, Founder of Girls Gone Green, Jillian Griffith, MPH, RD, Dietitian and Founder of Know Yourself Love Yourself, Sherrell Moore-Tucker, Founder of Sisters Who Meditate, Founder of Faith and Flow Yoga, Tyra Lane-Kingsland, Founder of Inspired Life, Author of Purposeful Parenting, Nana Sentuo-Bonsu, Digital Journalist, NanaSentuoBonsu.com
2018 VENDORS: COSMIC JUICE, BLUSHED CANDLES, OH-MAZING SNACKABLE GRANOLA