Mission Point Resort is offering wellness-seekers a chance to recharge, relax and reinvigorate during the first-of-its-kind retreat on Mackinac Island, Sept. 27-30. Guests to the iconic Mackinac Island destination will enjoy a weekend for the mind, body, and spirit with activities including yoga, meditation, biking, farm-to-table meals prepared by award-winning chefs, and talks on health and nutrition – all of which take advantage of the stunning natural resources unique to the resort and Mackinac Island.
“There is no better destination than Mackinac Island to experience health and wellness, which is why we have made it a pillar of Mission Point Resort’s brand,” said Liz Ware, Mission Point Resort’s vice president of marketing and public relations. “We are thrilled to present our first Island Reset retreat, bringing together experts in the industry to enrich our guests’ experience on Mackinac Island and with the remarkable amenities we offer at Mission Point.”
The Island Reset activities are programmed in partnership with The McCahill Group and Peaches McCahill, president and chair of the Governor’s Council on Fitness. The Island Reset weekend gets guests started on the track to relaxation with chair massages upon arrival. The evening’s welcome event includes a tour of the resort’s wellness activities, culminating with a bonfire and music on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac.
Each Island Reset day starts with sunrise yoga or island runs and hikes, followed a breakfast buffet with a wide variety of nutritious options. The afternoons include wellness breakout sessions with a range of healthy activities for the mind, body and spirit, from meditation to circuit training or Pilates, and talks on the benefits of herbs, gut health or nutrition plans. Island Reset afternoons begin with high tea, and move on to various activities of the guests’ choosing – a relaxing nap, tennis by the lake, biking the island or pool time. Evenings include dinner, beauty bootcamps and wine tastings, glow golf or PJ meditations.
No retreat is complete without a little retail therapy. Throughout the weekend, Somerset Collection, Michigan’s only luxury shopping destination, will have a pop-up shop at Mission Point with a curated selection of merchandise from an assortment of brands.
Mission Point has brought together the foremost experts in health and wellness for the Island Reset programs. International teacher, author and lifestyle consultant Naomi Call has over 35 years’ experience teaching chi practices, meditation and healthy lifestyle tools, and will lead meditation and yoga throughout the weekend. Wendy Brookhouse specializes in group education, weight management and realistic, sustainable health. She completed her dietetic internship with the City of Detroit, and will present on nutrition, gut health and weight loss. Geoff Lamden has worked in the health food industry for over 17 years, is a trained naturopath and will provide holistic counsel. Natalie Bauss and Ron Webb met in 2012, created Grand Rapids-based KPS Essentials, and will give a series of talks on organic skincare. Valerie Porter is a longtime resident of Mackinac Island steeped in its rich history and folklore, and will lead the organic beauty bootcamp. Each of these presenters combine to form a comprehensive package of wellness experts who are there to guide guests through their weekend experience.
Attendance is limited to 125 women and rates include accommodations for 3 nights, meals, all classes and programming, ferry passes, luggage transfer, arrive and departure to and from the dock and taxes. A la carte items include bike rental, spa services, kayaking, carriage rides, Fort Mackinac tickets and more. Single occupancy is $1185, with group discounted group rates available (double $910 per person, triple $849 per person and quadruple $818 per person). For booking or information, call 800-833-7711, or visit www.missionpoint.com/island-reset.