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Women's Wellness Retreat

At Women’s Wellness Week, you’ll relax and find greater balance in your life – and a memorable getaway.

Women's Wellness Week | November 10-17, 2016

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa, Captiva Island, Florida

Renew. Replenish. Rediscover.

Get ready to be empowered! Join experts from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at Women's Wellness Week. Our complete program gives you physical, nutritional and informational tools you need to live healthier and happier.

Discover how to improve your health and well-being through exercise, nutrition, stress management, and integrative health care as you experience an amazing wellness vacation.

Special Discount

  • Refer-a-Friend
    Share your experience with a friend and save! Refer a friend to Women’s Wellness Week and if they register for the program you’ll receive $50 off. Discount not applied to deposit. Only one referring friend can receive this discount.

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Before registering, please decide on the type of room that would work best for you and your friend(s). See the "All Inclusive Packages" tab, below.

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Overview

Relax and Recharge! Get ready to be empowered!  Join us for Women’s Wellness Week—a complete program that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Learn life-changing information from Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine experts on women’s health. You’ll learn lifestyle strategies to manage stress, improve health, and recharge your life.

Throughout your stay, you’ll learn the latest on fitness, nutrition, dietary supplements, and stress reduction while soaking up the sun and enjoying the white sand beaches of Captiva Island, Florida. You’ll enjoy delicious gluten-free cuisine that features anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting foods. After seven days, you’ll return home energized with a renewed sense of well-being.

History

Boots Freeman of suburban Cleveland, Ohio, dreamed of a week-long health and fitness camp for like-minded women more than 30 years ago.  But forget the bunk beds and outhouse.  Freeman envisioned a health-oriented retreat where women could put aside the demands of jobs, families and commitments and just be girls again.  In 1978, Freeman launched her program in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

In 1980, Freeman moved her annual camp to an undeveloped slip of paradise near Fort Myers, Florida. With a new name and home, her dream evolved into the Captiva Fitness Caper at ‘Tween Waters Inn.

Eventually, the time came for a change in leadership. Boots turned to her long-time yoga instructor and key staff leader, Dympna Ferrante of Cleveland, to succeed as director in 2005. Ferrante incorporates her personal philosophy of health and fitness into a revamped program. Its new name, Women’s Wellness Week, reflects her belief that “wellness is not only for the body, but also for the mind, emotional heart, and spirit.” Her professional staff agrees that fitness is a mix of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility conditioning. They deliver a program that includes cardio-conditioning, bone strengthening, muscle toning, Tai Chi, and yoga.

The story continues on with a new chapter. In March 2013, Women's Wellness Week merged with Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine. The program Boots created long ago lives on and this merger will carry Women's Wellness Week far into the future.

Faculty

Dympna Ferrante
Director, Women's Wellness Week
Tanya I. Edwards, MD, Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Brenda Powell, MD
Professional Staff 
Tanya I. Edwards, MD, Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine 
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Sandra Darling, DO
Professional Staff 
Tanya I. Edwards, MD, Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine 
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Kellie Kirksey, PhD
Professional Staff 
Tanya I. Edwards, MD, Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine 
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Chef Loretta Paganini
Owner, The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking
Chef and Writer
Chesterland, Ohio

Melinda Sessanna-Homan
Program Manager, Women’s Wellness Week
Tanya I. Edwards, MD, Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine 
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Fitness Instructors

Peg Barrett
April Grushetsky

Tai Chi Instructor

Charlene Nevans

Yoga Instructor

Dympna Ferrante

All-Inclusive Packages & Registration

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Rates are all-inclusive with program fee, meals and room choice. Package rates are available in single or double accommodations.

Space is very limited!
Please view the available room options below for package details (updated 4/1/16). A $500 deposit is require to secure your selected package. 

  • A $200 deposit is due to Cleveland Clinic at time of your online registration. Remaining balance to be paid in full on November 10, 2016.

  • A $300 deposit is due to 'Tween Waters Inn at 800.223.5865. Remaining balance to be paid in full at time of check in. You must contact 'Tween Waters Inn to confirm your reservation. Details will be available on a confirmation email once $200 deposit is made to Cleveland Clinic.
Poolside Room

Poolside Room:

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Compact fridge
  • Screened balcony

Rates include room, program and meals
Single: $2,820
Double: $2,325 per person

Waterview Guest Room

Waterview Guest Room:

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Compact fridge
  • Screened balcony

Rates include room, program and meals
Single: $3,009
Double: $2,435 per person

Bay View Studio

Bay View Studio:

  • King bed
  • Kitchen efficiency
  • Sitting area
  • Shower (no tub)
  • Screened balcony

Rate includes room, program and meals
Single: $3,335
Double: $2,605 per person

Gulf View Studio

Gulf View Studio:
No elevator access in Gulf Building

  • King bed
  • Kitchen efficiency
  • Sitting area
  • Deluxe bath
  • Shower
  • Screened balcony

Rate includes room, program and meals
Single: $3,335
Double: $2,605 per person

Courtyard Suite

Courtyard Suite:

  • One bedroom with 2 Queen beds
  • Living room w/sleeper sofa
  • Kitchen efficiency
  • Screened balcony

Rates include room, program and meals
Single: $3,460
Double: $2,725 per person

Bay View Suite

Bay View Suite:

  • One bedroom with 2 Queen beds
  • Living room w/sleeper sofa
  • Kitchen efficiency
  • Screened balcony

Rates include room, program and meals
Single: $3,685
Double: $2,860 per person

Two bedroom and three bedroom suite packages may be available, for this option contact 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, 1.800.223.5865 for pricing information.

All rooms are in elevator buildings except Gulf Building.

Optional activities including spa treatments, kayaking, paddle-boarding and bicycling are priced separately.

Contact Us

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for Women's Wellness Week, please contact:

Dympna Ferrante, Director
Email: ferrand2@ccf.org

Photo Gallery: Women's Wellness Week

View photos from our previous retreat.