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The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has as its mission to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness.  Through its four pillars, research, initiatives, roundtable discussions, and wellnessevidence.com, the GWI serves as a “hub” that informs and connects key stakeholders capable of impacting the overall wellbeing of our planet’s citizens. 

To learn more, read our At A Glance brochure.


Who We Are

An international think-tank that brings together leaders and visionaries from private and public sectors to positively impact and shape the future of the wellness industry.


To empower wellness organizations by facilitating collaboration, providing global research and insight, triggering innovation, and advocating for growth and sustainability.


To be the recognized global wellness authority and resource for businesses and organizations dedicated to ensuring optimal well-being for our planet's citizens.

Researchers, journalists, academia and industry leaders look to the GWI as the leading global research and educational resource for the $3.4 trillion spa and wellness industry.


The GWI leads international roundtables to foster communication and create a forum for conversation about today’s most pressing wellness issues. These events bring together leaders from the medical, science, business, technology, research, media, workplace wellness and hotel/spa worlds to help shape the future of the industry.

The GWI supports a variety of industry initiatives, furthering the international conversation about wellness in its many and varied forms. Each GWI initiative is led by an initiative chair, who is a renowned thought leader in his or her particular area of focus.


The GWI launched the first website to provide direct access to current medical evidence for the most mainstream wellness approaches. By providing access to thousands of clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of approaches from chiropractic to weight loss, WellnessEvidence.com makes it easier for the millions of people seeking alternative health solutions to research and evaluate wellness alternatives at the most authoritative sources of evidence-based medicine.