Bija Bennett is an internationally known wellness and lifestyle pioneer—and an outstanding communicator who conveys the tenets of mind-body health in remarkably accessible and engaging ways. An author, speaker and thought leader, her life’s work has been dedicated to understanding, practicing, and teaching the principles, care strategies and multidisciplinary solutions to help individuals realize optimal wellbeing throughout their lives.

A life-long champion of mental health awareness and the scientific research of wellness, Bija is an advocate for an emerging wellness paradigm that addresses the whole person in multiple and interconnected ways. In 2022, she established the Bennett Family Award for Collaboration in the Science of Wellness to recognize scientists expanding the reach of technology, research and innovation through collaboration for the advancement of human health and wellbeing globally. It is a joint initiative between the Bennett family and the Global Wellness Summit, an annual international symposium for leaders shaping the wellness industry’s future.

As a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and part of her commitment to drawing from a scientific foundation of ancient practices in her wellness work, she has treated thousands of patients, including the chronically ill and physically challenged as well as youth, seniors and professional athletes. She has developed pioneering yoga-based programs for Fortune 500 companies, major medical institutions and personal clients and has written four internationally respected books on health, healing and personal growth and publishes regularly in Rolling Stone and AGEIST magazines.