Global Wellness Day launches 12-hour free livestream across six continents

By Mark Smith


By Mark Smith

04 June 2021

Global Wellness Day will be celebrated online on Saturday, June 12 with a 12-hour free livestream featuring a series of public events and complimentary educational wellness offerings.

The 10th annual global event will unite global ambassadors, spa and wellness professionals and hotel groups including Accor and Mandarin Oriental under the the theme of ‘Protecting Our Mental Wellness’, during and after the pandemic.

The event’s Istanbul-based founder, Belgin Aksoy, has ensured it remains true to three principles in being educational, non-commercial and complimentary. It is her belief that wellness is not a luxury but the inherent right of every individual.

“I believe that living well is the simple necessity for every human being on the planet. With the pandemic, Global Wellness Day has truly gained importance – our aim with for the past 10 years has always been to make wellness a part of every individual’s daily life.”

Belgin Aksoy

Founder, Global Wellness Day

Aksoy is joined by an international network of over 130 volunteer ambassadors, supporters and advisors to ensure a truly global event, taking place in over 170 countries.

The livestream will promote the value of being proactive and taking responsibility for your own physical and mental health, with ten-minute segments on topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to scientific breakthroughs for fighting pathogens; from fortifying mental and spiritual health to building compassionate communities.

Global Wellness Day celebrated in the UK

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Accor Hotels are making Global Wellness Day part of their corporate-wide wellness campaigns. The former will be offering 24 hours of wellness via Instagram Live from across Mandarin Oriental hotels, following the theme of ‘Inner Strength – Outer Strength.’

Accor Hotels will be honoring Global Wellness Day with its luxury and premium hotel brands by educating and encouraging colleagues and guests to celebrate around the world with activities ranging from meditation during meetings to morning power walks and healthy snacks.

International experts joining the Global Wellness Day 2021 include:

Said Taghmaoui

International actor and screenwriter


Dr. Alex George

UK’s youth mental health ambassador within the Department for Education


His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace, who will lead the global meditation session


Louie Schwartzberg

Award-winning cinematographer and director


Deborah Szekely

Philanthropist, co-founder of Rancho la Puerta, known as the ‘Godmother of Wellness’


Master Shi Heng-Yi

Chairman and headmaster of Shaolin Temple Europe


Susie Ellis

CEO of Global Wellness Institute


The Happy Pear

Vegan nutritionists and authors


John Stewart

Founder, Kamalaya Koh Samui


Andrew Sealy

Celebrity yogi and founder, Yoga Revealed


Dr Andrea Sgoifo

Neuroscientist and head of the stress physiology lab at Parma University, Italy

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