Rx: Wellness in the Redwoods Retreat

Join Dr. Michael Amster and Bella Dreizler, PT as your retreat leaders at the elegantly rustic and beautiful 67-acre Presentation Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by majestic redwoods.

November 4, 2016 2:00 pm to November 6, 2016 2:00 pm

redwoodsKey Retreat Takeaways

  • We’ll help you understand the impacts of stress and multi-tasking and how they lead to overwhelm and burnout.
  • We’ll also help you identify your personal triggers and challenges in your current work-life balance so you know exactly where to apply the tools you’ll leave with.
  • You’ll leave with proven skills to help you decrease stress, prevent burnout and increase productivity and harmony in your practice.
  • There will also be time each day for rest and personal reflection.
  • You will leave the retreat with a detailed plan how to manifest your optimal healthy work life balance.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in regular follow up calls for two months following the Retreat in order to track and reflect back on progress and troubleshoot challenges.

What to Expect

  • Enjoy three healthy and delicious meals a day, plus snacks and beverages of your choice (included)
  • Engage in activities designed to help you rest and rejuvenate
  • Bed down in delightful and charming cottages designed by Julia Morgan
  • Enjoy a relaxed, intimate and peaceful atmosphere amongst a community of like-minded physicians
  • Spend time each day in the wilderness among the famous local Redwood Forests

Some Included Activities:

  • Gentle Yoga – appropriate for all levels
  • Guided Meditations
  • Experiential Learning Exercises
  • Group discussions and mini seminars focused on restoration, rejuvenation and balance
  • Plenty of free time to unwind or meet with Retreat practitioners
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Reserve Your Space – Retreat is limited to 22 participants!

The cost of the retreat is all inclusive including meals, classes, materials, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

imagesDeluxe Private Cabin – One Person – Full Size 
$1150, After September 30th – $1250

  • Private room, no shared common area
  • Private bathroom

Deluxe Private Cabin – Two People – 2 Twin or 1 King (1 left)
Per Person – $1100, After October 15th – $1200

  • Private room, no shared common area
  • Private bathroom
  • Email info@wellnessfordoctors.com for single occupancy price

Full Private – Two People – 2 Twins or King Bed (1 left)
Per Person: $850, After October 15th – $950

  • Private room, in 2-3 bedroom cottage with common area
  • Private bathroom
  • Email info@wellnessfordoctors.com for single occupancy price

 Half Private  – One Person – 1 Twin Bed (1 left)
$750, After October 15th: $850

  • Private room in 2-3 bedroom cottage with common area
  • Shared bathroom

Standard  Shared – Per Person – 2 People Per Room – 2 Twin Beds (4 left)
$600, After October 15th: $700

  • Shared room in 2-3 bedroom cottage with common area
  • Shared bathroom
  • Email info@wellnessfordoctors.com for single occupancy price

Student and Resident Rate – scholarship for 5 participants (4 left)

(no CME certificate) $300, After October 15th: $350

  • Shared room in a shared 2-3 bedroom cottage
  • Shared bathroom

$250 Group Coaching Sessions

  •  After our retreats, Wellness for Doctors offers optional ongoing group coaching calls for two months to help you stay on track and implement your new learning into your life. Our experience is that the calls after the retreat help our participants immensely by offering support and help when you return home and face new challenges at work. There will be one call a week on Sunday evenings (alternate time is possible if better for the group) for the first month, and then every other week for the second month. You can also sign up for this after the retreat.


Yes, we welcome any healthcare professional to attend our retreats.  Our target market is for doctors, but our retreat content is applicable for any healthcare professional (such as mid level practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and optometrists).  We appreciate a diversity of professionals on our retreats with their unique perspectives.

Of course your spouse can come!  The price is the same, but your spouse is welcome to attend all classes and events as everyone can benefit from our methods of stress-reduction.

These fees charged by Eventbrite, our registration vendor.  However, if you wish to avoid these fees you can mail a check directly to Wellness for Doctors. Please choose “Contact” and let us know what room you are interested in and we can process your registration.

We can accommodate ovo-lacto vegetarian, gluten-free and wheat-free diets by prior arrangement (you can indicate this when you register for the event)

You can check-in at 3:30 pm on 11/4/16, check-out time is 9:30 am 11/6/16.

We are looking to create a small group of like-minded individuals to form a community bond in order to seriously address the issues of burn-out for medical professionals.  We do not have enough spots for people to use this as a tourist-only vacation.

We are currently in the process of applying for our CME certification for the retreat curriculum. We anticipate being awarded somewhere between 8 to 16 hours for the retreat.

Please send us an email through via the “Contact Us” page.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you cancel anytime before 40 days before the event, you will receive a 90 percent refund. If you cancel between 30 to 39 days before the event, you will receive a 50 percent refund.  Less than 30 days, we will not refund. However, if we are able to re-book your spot before the event, no matter the time frame of your cancellation, we will refund 90 percent of your ticket price.