Edward Zaydelman grew up in New York and had a background in organizing unique events and experiences ranging from 7000 person youth gatherings to events for celebrities including Sean “P-diddy” Combs, Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean and others. He has also worked closely with the founders of the Burning Man Festival helping organize salons in various hubs around the world and support the Burning Man Project. He loves people, he loves community, and he loves the medium of event and experience design to help those people connect.
But after some years in the fast paced event world of New York City, he realized that a shift was needed. It was at that point that he turned to integrative medicine and wellness to recover from his fatigue, toxicity, and restore his body state. He spent the next years of his life meeting top doctors, healers, and practitioners of various wellness modalities and visiting the top wellness centers around the world. He later went on to study at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and received a degree in Holistic Nutrition. After working through countless personal growth modalities and studying practical applications of classical wisdom, he developed his own SAIL methodology over 10 years to help people with accountability and self-understanding metrics through writing.
As the co-founder of Puerta a la Vida, he has spent the last 10 years in Costa Rica developing the foundation for a wellness retreat center and community. In 2012 he opened Costa Rica’s first co-working space “Nomada”. In 2015, Ed launched his latest venture Experience Vida – a pop-up hotel, and boutique event company – focused on producing one-of-a-kind experiences.
To this day Ed remains passionately committed to helping people discovering their unique gifts and potential to positively impact the world – through the lens of experience design and events.