For the first time ever, Essence Fest 2019 launched Wellness House, a curated experience designed to relax your body, refresh your mind and rejuvenate your spirit in a serene space full of positive vibes.
Held at the Lighthouse Glass Gallery, a mile away from the convention center’s buzzy crowds, Wellness House served as a zen getaway for festivalgoers to get right – mind, body, and soul. Celebrity trainers Nicole Chaplin and DaShan Johnson got their classes fired up with muscle-sculpting workouts while Trap Yoga Bae and Jetset Pilates got us flexing and finessing. Melanie Fiona dropped some gems about how to manage our health and spiritual healing. And let’s not forget Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker giving us the full download on their new fitness app “Kofit.”
The fun workout sessions and panels weren’t the only things poppin’ at Wellness House. Get into the spa treatments, CBD oil sampling and more in the gallery below.
Instructors Star and Jungle Johanna Thompson pose with their class after a hard-hitting workout.
Starr Hawkins Getting Us Right and Tight
Work those abs, ladies!
Let's Get Movin'
Push it to the limit!
DaShaun Johnson And His Class Drop It Low
The deeper the squat, the better the summer body!
Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts
The global yoga ambassador brought the crowd back to center with her guided practice.
Breathe in, Breathe out
This calming yoga session was everything.
This fitness rockstar got our bodies moving!
A Peaceful Hideaway
We could stay in this space all day!
Sweat It Out Ladies!
Our wellness house attendees pushed their endurance to the max!
Working Out The Kinks
After turning up the heat with tons of cardio, a massage is just what these ladies needed!
Dip It Low
Squat rule: Butt to the grass!
Melanie Fiona Gives A Word
The singer revealed her transition into her wellness path. "When I got off that stage I said, I need a change.”
Thighs To The Sky
The burn is real!
Mix It Up
The Oil Bar shows us the ABCs Of CBD.
Don't Forget To Stretch
Yes, before AND after every workout.