The Gasparilla Inn’s Wellness Experience
Escape to our peaceful barrier island for an immersive experience to align body, mind and spirit. Partnering with BB&R wellness to bring a holistic event to our guests, we invite you to experience wellness as it should be.
The Wellness Experience Weekend will take place from January 24-26, 2021.
Event fee $850 per person, Includes all special sessions and fitness classes for the experience event. *Event package is sold separately from room.
Meet our Partners from BB&R
Imagine being the only woman in history to have seen both a father and brother serve as president of the United States of America. Imagine having to balance this intensely public life with your own private life of raising four children. Doro has managed, with grace and resilience, the many demands that come with being the daughter and sister of two United States Presidents by practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness has had such a positive impact on Doro’s life that she has spent the last two decades sharing the power of this ancient practice with others through her meditation CDs and at wellness conferences.
Doro is the New York Times best-selling author of the book “My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush.” She is also the chairwoman of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Carrying on her parents’ deep sense of duty to others, Doro co-founded BB&R Wellness Consulting with the goal of helping people improve their health and overall sense of wellbeing so that they can begin to live their best life.
Tricia was introduced to the world of holistic health and meditation through her maternal grandmother. Driven by a life-long passion to understand the mind-body connection, Tricia is a certified holistic health coach and a student of ayurvedic living. She is also an entrepreneur. Tricia’s most recent business endeavor is Georgetown Gourmet Market, located in Reagan National Airport, with a mission to bring healthier foods to travelers. In addition to co-founding BB&R Wellness Consulting, Tricia has worked as an advocate and consultant helping individuals and businesses rethink health and wellness in the 21st century.
Dr. Matthew Dawson
Dr. Matt Dawson is the founder and CEO of Wild Health. He has won national awards for education, innovation, and leadership. He has lectured in over 20 countries and trained thousands of other physicians through live lecture, online education, two textbooks he has authored, and an educational app he created. He combines his obsession with longevity and performance optimization with his training in genomics and functional medicine to give personalized, precise medical guidance to maximize health span. Whether it’s a professional athlete or a grandparent optimizing their mental clarity and mobility to keep up with their grandkids, Dr. Dawson is passionate about helping everyone perform at their absolute peak.
Dr. Tracy Freeman
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.
Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN
Kristin Kirkpatrick is the President of KAK, Consulting, LLC and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show and has contributed to several national Newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” In December, 2017, Kristin’s show “The New Rules of Food” aired nationally on PBS and received rave reviews.
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.