A weekend all about women’s wellness sounds like some fabulous, much needed (and probably, well-deserved) bliss. Every year, the island hosts a femme filled weekend collective for women, mostly local women, to come network and experience a weekend filled with health & wellness virtues, fun activities, tasty bites, beverages, and more.
Last year’s retreat saw an influx of more than 100 women partaking in this captivating event meant to celebrate friendship, health & wellness, and shopping (of course). All participants browsed through art shows, attended wellness seminars, embraced their inner Om with yoga instructors, relaxed with some spa demos, and encountered a wonderful experience during this weekend retreat of sorts.
The weekend was kicked into gear by the keynote speaker Nancy M. Schlichting. The retired CE of Henry Ford Health Systems, a nationally recognized $5.7B healthcare organization with 27,000 employees and the recipient of the 2011 Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award.
The following morning, Liz Burt conducted a walk and talk with participants to kick off day two of the festivities. Right before lunch, Jenna Kator an MSU grad, sat down with the women to discuss the importance of following their dreams and pursuing them despite hardships.
The weekend was concluded with a luxury cooking/dining experience with Chef Mike Strickler at Gordon Foods. There were prize raffles and spa trips to be had, but most importantly, this weekend was for rejoicing in collectives and in all of the ways that powerful women can be if we all stick together and stand up for each other. To top it all off, all proceeds from the event went towards benefitting the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Cancer Fund. Not much is better than having a great time and also getting to give back to a great cause.
Interested to see how you can get involved in next year’s events? Stay tuned on social media for sneak peeks of the fantastic feminine forces.