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New Mind, Body, Spirit Expo Coming to Rhode Island

Friday, July 11, 2014

 

Pat Paolino Cruz, creator of the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT EXPO

The First Annual MIND-BODY-SPIRIT EXPO will launch in Rhode Island this fall and is led by top women's fashion influencer Pat Paolino Cruz. The event will be a landmark event for Rhode Island, It will feature premiere presentations, exhibits and speakers joined together to promote and celebrate wholeness and well-being. 

The show's coordinators have organized the top talent in the region creating a one-day event which gives priority to relaxing the mind, restoring the body and renewing the spirit.

Fall Event

The November 29th Expo will offer a wide variety of booths and exhibits featuring products and services available to enhance your life and answer questions about health, the environment, personal development and much more. Planned for the event are live demonstrations, massage and energy work, yoga, hypnosis and spiritual readers as well as healthy food tastings and samplings. The MIND-BODY-SPIRIT EXPO was designed for the public to be nourished spiritually and enlightened about the many ways their lives can be bettered and enriched.

Building on the success of the Southern New England Women's Expo, event producer, Pat Paolino Cruz says, “In 12 years as co-founder and co-producer of one of the largest consumer shows in the area, I have seen the popularity of this sector grow steadily.” “It's for that reason, I have taken a step away from the Women's Expo, to pursue additional opportunities and create new events, such as this one." The women's expo has seen record breaking attendance consistently and exhibitor space had been sold out six years in a row. I am expecting the same success with this event." 

“Celebrating wholeness and well-being is the "NOW" issue for not only women, but for men as well. We need to bring all the modes of living a balanced life to the forefront. To promote wellness and healthful life choices, for those who live and work in our community. This event is an approach to well-being wherein all aspects of the individual are given attention - mind, body and spirit.” says Cruz.

Opportunity to Reach Women

On a business level, the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT EXPO provides great value to local businesses who are looking for cost-effective ways to promote activities, products and services to consumers. Keeping it “local” adds value to the community and the economy by increasing awareness of local businesses within this sector, and connecting them with their target audience.

Tickets for the event will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Exhibit space and corporate sponsorships are available and information can be obtained by contacting Pat Cruz at snewomanevents@gmail.com

 

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