The Foundations of Wellbeing
From November 7th through November 9th, special guests Doro Bush Koch and Tricia Reilly Koch of BB&R Wellness join us in inviting you to retreat from the world for an immersive wellness gathering, the Annual Foundations of Wellbeing Experience. Enjoy delicious and nourishing meals, yoga and fitness experiences, candlelit meditation, community gatherings, and inspiring talks by expert speakers with opportunities for deep dives and small-group demonstrations. Delight in the beauty of The Gasparilla Inn and its luxurious amenities as you take an intentional pause before the start of the holiday season and the end of 2021 to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and develop an outlook of abundance. Guided by BB&R and their hand-picked guest speakers, deepen your commitment to a more holistic lifestyle in this unique opportunity to align your body, mind and spirit.
November 7-9, 2021
Meet our Partners from BB&R
Doro Bush Koch and Patricia Reilly Koch are the co-founders of the annual Achieving Optimal Health Conference (AOHC) at Georgetown University, co-creators of the Health Gig podcast, and the co-founders of BB&R Wellness Consulting, a wellness consulting company that leads communities to make lasting transformation.
Doro and Tricia have been sharing their knowledge with audiences for nearly two decades. Their education, experience, and talents create powerful messaging and behavioral changes. Long before the coronavirus pandemic brought the importance of health into stark relief, Doro and Tricia followed innovations and led audiences to consider new insights, approaches and methodologies to make a conscious shift and take personal responsibility for their wellbeing.
At the center of all the innovation and cutting-edge research on medicine, care and delivery are people.
Trailblazers in the field, Doro and Tricia have long worked to inspire people to move from being passive caretakers to becoming engaged partners in their own journey toward prevention, lifestyle design and healing. They are committed to creating experiences that broadcast the idea that health is not segmented into different areas. Only when we consider the broader context and connection between our mind, body, and spirit to tackle root causes do we achieve optimum health. True health depends on meaningful connections and engagement in community.
An integrated approach pays massive dividends across the board. Doro and Tricia lead a new kind of health company that works to break this complexity into simple steps. They know that when people feel inspired and included in the conversation of their own health, they can share simple and powerful strategies to create a real change in their lives. These habits and insights then move outward into their families, networks and communities.
Event fee $850 per person, Includes all special sessions and fitness classes for the experience event. *Event package is sold separately from room.
A Radical New Conversation: Concious Leadership
Jim Dethmer is a coach, speaker, author, and founding partner at The Conscious Leadership Group. He has personally worked with over 150 CEOs and their teams to integrate conscious leadership into their organizations. Jim also leads monthly Forums for select leaders in Chicago and New York, and trains coaches through The Conscious Leadership Group. He has spoken at Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Mindful Leadership Summit, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and USC School of Medicine Greenville (where conscious leadership is part of the curriculum). He is co-author of High Performing Investment Teams, and The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, an Amazon bestseller (2015). Jim lives in Chicago with his wife Debbie, and in Michigan, their soul’s home, when they’re recharging during the summer months.
Dr. Tracy Freeman
News You Can Use!
Dr. Tracy Freeman has successfully merged the worlds of conventional and holistic medicine. Her work reflects the philosophy that we have an innate constitution that allows healing with the right tools. Dr. Freeman further feels that the body does everything for a reason and that her job is to uncover the process that has led to pathological states. By gently assisting the patient in finding homeostasis, the inherent physiology is allowed to flourish again. Her practice focuses on holistic primary care to both prevent disease and assist in healing.
Cooking with Amanda: The Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy
Amanda Haas is an accomplished food writer, cooking instructor, video host, and cookbook author. She has contributed to over a dozen cookbooks and written three of her own, including The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy (Chronicle Books, 2016) and The Vibrant Life: Eat Well, Be Well (Chronicle Books, August 2019). Amanda is currently a culinary ambassador for Traeger Grills and consults for other brands she loves, including Hestan Cue Cookware, Miele appliances, California Strawberries, and Breville. In 2018, she launched her own brand amandahaascooks. Prior to that, she spent 7 amazing years overseeing the test kitchen as the Culinary Director of Williams Sonoma, and is a graduate of Tante Marie’s Cooking School. Amanda’s work has been featured in The Everygirl; The San Francisco Chronicle; Taste of Home; Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call; and on the cover of Sunset Magazine.
Amy Killen MD
Get Your Sexy On: Optimizing your Sexual Health
Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics and longevity medicine. Board certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering people look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, integrative medicine, bio-identical hormones, energy modalities and stem cell therapies. After treating a number of prominent biohackers and longevity-seekers, Dr Killen and her colleague, Dr Harry Adelson pioneered the Full Body Stem Cell Makeover, one of the most innovative regenerative procedures currently available. In her portion of the procedure, Dr Killen combines stem cells and exosome injections with light, sound and other energy-based therapies to give patients unparalleled synergistic regenerative effects for skin, hair and sexual systems. Or, as a recent headline in The Times London said about her, “Can’t get no satisfaction? This woman can help (She’s a doctor)”.
Seetha Lakshmi, MD
COVID-19: Hope & Healing, 18 Months Later
Seetha Lakshmi, MD, serves as Tampa General Hospital’s Medical Director of the Global Emerging Diseases Institute, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, and a consultant for TGH Prevention Response Outreach. In addition, Dr. Lakshmi is an assistant professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Lakshmi completed her fellowship in infection diseases from the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in both infectious disease and internal medicine.
Mindfulness Meditation and Movement
Keith Mitchell is a motivational speaker, yoga master, mindfulness coach, and meditation guru. In his former life, Keith was a professional football player of the highest caliber. He received several accolades including being chosen to play in the first Pro Bowl and named an All-Pro player. When a severe, spinal injury ended his career, he turned to his breath and the power of meditation. Thus began his path of self-awareness, personal growth, and helping others to achieve the same. He has traveled all over the world, coaching people in the craft of mindfulness, the practice of yoga, the art of meditation, and the importance of self-realization.
David Starbuck Smith
Solving Chronic Pain by Restoring Balance
David Starbuck Smith is an Exercise therapist, author, and speaker. Over the last twenty years, he’s become an expert in identifying, and correcting his client’s postural and mechanical imbalances in order to help them cure their muscle and joint pain. He is a sought-after and regular consultant to athletes and teams in the NFL, NCAA, MLB, PGA, WPGA, ATP and WTA and the author of Ageless, Painless Tennis. David is a former college and professional tennis player, and still plays tennis 2-3 times a week near his home in Washington, DC.