Our Mission

Our mission is to create awareness, educate, and promote the benefits and effectiveness of holistic health and integrative healing modalities to the mainstream population.

Since 2008, we have produced over 500 Wellness Gala events nationwide. These include our own Wellness Galas, Corporate Events, Fund-raisers, Spa & Beauty, and Grand Openings. We have also produced events in hospitals, schools, and department stores, helping to educate and create awareness to all the benefits of holistic and integrative medicine. Planning for 2020, we will expand our mission to the digital world and will offer a directory of practitioners who are experts in the fields of health, beauty and wellness. We will also offer a membership to the public that will include health, beauty & wellness tips, pod casts, meditations, webinars, products and special discounts.

Our Inspiration - Deb’s story

Deb Peterson is the founder of Wellness Gala™Balance Your Life, LLC. Deb's mission is to inform the mainstream population about the many benefits of integrative healing modalities and holistic wellness. A graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Marketing, Deb entered the workforce and was a successful sales executive for 15 years before branching out on her own.

Deb’s story in her own words: I was a marketing professional working for Russ Berrie & Co Inc. in outside sales for 15 years when quite unexpectedly, my oldest son started to display unusual behaviors. From that moment on, my life was completely changed.

My son was diagnosed with severe Tourettes Syndrome. I exhausted all traditional medical treatments available, yet his symptoms worsened and his prognosis was bleak. The mainstream medical community states that there is no cure for this syndrome and that, over time, symptoms can worsen. Even though I was completely unaware of holistic healing techniques, I was so desperate to help my son that I turned to integrative healing practices as a last resort.

I was led to an energy healer, Dr. Robert Kandarjian, who completely healed my son of Tourettes through energy healing. This work was done in conjunction with a Columbia University neurologist, medication and other therapies. Dr. Kandarjian worked with my entire family to heal my son. His philosophy to always work with the parents first to begin the child's healing process was the perfect approach for my son's healing. It has been over 16 years since he has displayed any symptoms and has not been treated since being healed by Dr. Kandarjian.

The idea to create a Wellness Gala™ event grew from my realization that integrative healing modalities can work miracles. My goal is to inform people everywhere that these modalities are legitimate options that can help any type of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issues or concerns. I was guided to host a Wellness Gala™ event that celebrates healing and fosters inner and outer beauty. I wanted it be different from anything I had ever seen or attended before. On February 8th 2008, I hosted my first Wellness Gala™Balance Your Life event and donated a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Tourettes Syndrome Association of NJ. The results exceeded my greatest expectations -- 350 people were in attendance.

From that point forward the Wellness Gala™ Balance Your Life event has established itself as a unique gala that provides attendees the opportunity to experience the special gifts of a select group of experts in the fields of health, beauty and wellness. Holistic health concepts, renowned speakers, anti-aging and stress reduction techniques, and personal growth workshops are all featured at the Wellness Gala™ Balance Your Life™ events. A portion of the proceeds from each Wellness Gala event are donated to selected local charities within the area the event is being held. My goal and aspiration is to touch new lives every day and to introduce the mainstream public to the benefits of holistic healing modalities.

what we offer

Our mission is to create awareness, educate and promote the benefits and effectiveness of holistic health and integrative healing modalities to the mainstream population.

Our Wellness Galas

Wellness Gala™ Balance Your Life event is a unique gala that provides attendees the opportunity to experience the special gifts of a select group of experts in the fields of health, beauty and wellness. Holistic health concepts, renowned speakers, anti-aging and stress reduction techniques, and personal growth workshops are all featured at the Wellness Gala™ Balance Your Life™ events. Some features of these events include mini-sessions of different integrative health, wellness and beauty modalities with practitioners, featured workshops, speakers, wellness and beauty vendors, as well as refreshments, live music, silent auction and much more! A portion of the proceeds from each Wellness Gala event are donated to selected local charities within the area the event is being held.

Corporate Wellness Events

Our mission is to educate the general public on how to be proactive with their health. Employees are invited to experience different modalities through one on one mini-sessions. Some benefits to the employer include: Improved morale, lower absenteeism and lower health care cost.

Seminars & Lectures

We cover an array of diversified health and wellness topics for you to choose from. Our professional practitioners can hold on-site seminars for your employees that can be tailored to meet the needs of your company. Topics may include “Integrative Decision Making” or “Business Wealth from Personal Growth”.

Fitness Series

We work with a wide range of fitness professionals that can offer on-site group fitness classes, walking/running clubs, nutritional counseling or off-site training. Our team specializes in Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Personal Training, Quiong & more.

Consulting

Our business professionals can assist you in your goals and help you devise a strategy to succeed. We help new businesses, to create Grand Openings and other wellness events, Corporate Programs, Business Plans, Fundraisers, Networking Events and more. Our team can guide you to jump start your business or evaluate and consult your current plan. Whether you need guidance or someone to take the reigns completely, the Wellness Gala professionals are your solution.

Fundraising

Our team of professionals can plan and execute your event. Some things we will assist with are promotional materials, public relations, email campaigns, social media outreach, press coverage, and much more to ensure that your fundraiser will be a success.