Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit at Lee Health Wellness Retreat Sometimes in life you need to retreat to move ahead. In May, the Lee Health Inaugural Wellness Retreat will lead participants toward a healthier life balance. Held May 15-17 at the Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach, the retreat represents an opportunity to learn and experience a healthier lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, self-care, mindfulness, and integrated therapies. “The Wellness Retreat presents an action plan for healthy living,” says Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina, D.O., Lee Health System medical director of wellness and employee health. “That’s the bottom line. It offers a holistic approach with information and techniques that will empower participants to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle.” A holistic view encompasses the whole person—physical, mental, spiritual, behavioral, and social—not just symptoms and disease. The retreat will end with a goal-setting session that will inspire participants toward leading a more balanced life, Dr. Lacagnina says. Lee Health physicians will discuss how a well-rounded, integrated approach to sleep, nutrition, stress management, and brain health relates to self-care, which reduces the incidence of chronic diseases. Participants will be able to explore options like integrative medicine, which incorporates acupuncture, massage, nutrition, Reiki and other treatments. “The Wellness Retreat will touch on all six parts of our wellness wheel: nutrition, physical activity, quality sleep, stress management, mental health, and purposeful living,” says Christin Collins, system director of health and wellness. “It’s designed to help people grow in their journey, meeting them where they are and helping them thrive”. The three-day retreat includes wellness seminars, presentations, and activities, two lunches, two dinners and for guests who stay at the resort, a hotel breakfast at the Pink Shell Resort & Marina. Wellness Retreat highlights include: • Lectures and classes o Learn how to beat stress, get better sleep, and find focus through mindfulness o Learn about the body, mind, and spirit connection through integrative medicine and alternative therapies. o Learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to plan meals and snacks. • Activities o Practice yoga on the beach or a sunset meditation o Partake in a Latin line-dancing social or a mindful nature walk
Retreat Price: $425.00 per person. Includes (2) lunches, (2) dinners. If staying at the hotel includes breakfast. If not staying at hotel a $35.00 resort fee applies daily and a $7.00 daily valet parking fee, Breakfast not included. Hotel: $220.00 per night (for two people), or $290.00 per night (for six people). Each day offers a variety of wellness activities and presentations. Bring your yoga mat! Check-in early morning– Stow your bags, and enjoy the resort amenities. Rooms will be available by 4 p.m.