Our raison d'être: Well-Being for All
The Wellness Agora has been designed by experts in physical and mental health to address the fundamental human needs for well-being and self-understanding.
These are tough times. Climate change, economic inequality, social injustice, political polarization, frequent wars, resource scarcity, a loss of biodiversity, its enough to make anyone feel anxious and uneasy.
Everyone wants a break from the stresses of modern life.
But behind this drive is a desire for greater control and a search for action. Without realizing it, what we really want is greater respect for life, greater respect for humans, for the planet, and for greater unity within ourselves. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
Although the work on health and well-being can appear superficial, self-indulgent, or simply a luxury to be addressed after more important things, in our challenging times, the work on well-being is a true necessity. Without it, we aren’t really living; we’re just surviving.
We also value a scientific approach to the promotion of physical and mental well-being.
The owners and many of the employees at the Wellness Agora have been trained in Anthropedia’s coaching methodology. Anthropedia emphasizes empathy and service to others, and instills in its trainees a vast cultural underpinning and personal transformation.
Our founders have a background in physical health and well-being, and to ensure our work on mental well-being is also based on a sound scientific methodology, we’ve adopted the bio-psycho-social model of personality developed for 30 years at Washington University by Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, his team, and collaborators around the world.
Dr. C. Robert Cloninger on Well-Being
The services offered at the Wellness Agora are founded on Anthropedia’s approach to well-being. Anthropedia’s approach is unique because it is informed by science and integrates the latest evidence-based practices to help people transform their lifestyles. You can learn more about the research and development conducted by the Anthropedia Foundation on their website.
Nature's Beauty & Strength in the Heart of our Urban Centers
Spending time in nature is one of the best things we can do to reduce stress and increase well-being. For those of us that live in urban environments, it can be challenging to feel connected to nature. Our goal was to create a natural oasis in the heart of our urban centers.
There are many other important reasons to be in the heart of the city:
- First, it’s the ecological choice, since people have to travel less.
- Second, the facility can be accessible to a wider population.
- Third, it combines the traditional with the modern.
- Lastly, it’s a sustainable economic decision to encourage the collective use of expensive equipment.