Nourish your mind, body, and soul in your journey to become your healthiest self yet. Join Bayside Institute from Wednesday, June 20th through Sunday, June 24th for Wellness Week offering morning meditation, daily lectures and workshops, wellness experiences, health screenings, and more!

Wednesday, June 20th
Thursday, June 21st
Friday, June 22nd
Saturday, June 23rd
Sunday, June 24th

 indicates programming provided by Beebe Healthcare.

Morning Meditation
Daily Wednesday, June 20th through June 24th | 9:00AM to 9:30AM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Hollee Gritz

How often do you take the time to take a few moments out of your day to stop and sit still and observe being in the moment?  To simply observe what it is like being YOU?  In today’s busy lifestyle most of us are either running from one activity to the next, checking our phones, thinking about what we did yesterday or what we have to do tomorrow. We are never truly fully living life for what it is, as we let each moment pass us by unnoticed. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows one to begin to get in touch with themselves in the present moment.  It is proven to reduces stress, anxiety and to allow people to live fuller lives.

 Health Screenings
Wednesday, June 20th & Friday, June 22nd | 9:00AM to 12:00PM | Free
Welcome Center
Beebe Healthcare

Free screenings will be offered at the Bayside Welcome Center! No appointment or registration necessary. These screenings include:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose
  • Cholesterol
  • Bone Density
  • BMI – Body Mass Index
  • Memory Test

  The Dean Ornish Program
Daily Wednesday June 20th through Saturday, June 23rd | 10:00AM to 10:45AM | Free
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Abby Tschoepe and presenters, Beebe Healthcare

Beebe Healthcare is thrilled to present a snapshot of Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease ™.  This program is nationally recognized, through the results of more than 35 years of peer-reviewed, published research, for preventing, stopping and even reversing the progression of heart disease.  The foundation of the Ornish program is to adopt a healthy lifestyle based on 4 key elements- a low-fat, whole foods, plant based diet; participate in at least 30 minutes of exercise per day: practice 60 minutes of stress management techniques daily and actively engage in supportive relationships.  The program is covered by most insurances for people who have experienced a heart event.  Upon qualification for the program, participants attend 18-4 hour sessions at the Beebe Health Campus in Rehoboth Beach.

Wednesday, June 20th Plant based Nutrition presented by  Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN- Registered Dietitian/Medical Nutrition Therapist and Miguel Cuevas, Chef.  This PowerPoint presentation and discussion will explore the benefits of a plant based diet and how to plan/prepare basic meals; a cooking demo and food sample will be provided.

Thursday, June 21st   Exercise presented by Juli Tugend, MS- Exercise Physiologist.  Review the components and principles of aerobic exercise, as well as the benefits and guidelines for strength training.

Friday, June 22nd    Love and Support presented by Kate Adamek, MA, MS- Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  This PowerPoint presentation and discussion will examine health and emotional wellness.  Learn how to improve communication by listening, sharing feelings and providing empathy.

Saturday, June 23rd   Stress Management presented by Nancy Dalesio, MS, RYT 500- Yoga instructor and Stress Management specialist.  This PowerPoint and discussion will explore what is stress and how our bodies react to stress.  Stress management guidelines will be provided as well as an interactive practice of techniques.

Wednesday, June 20th

Chair Massage
Wednesday, June 20th | 9:00AM to 12:00PM | Free
Welcome Center
Sheri Jones, Bethany Massage & Healing Arts

Take advantage of a relaxing, 5-minute chair massage when you head to the Welcome Center for your health screenings! No appointment or registration necessary.

Take Back Your Power
5 Steps to Living with More Love, Peace & Happiness
Wednesday, June 20th | 11:00AM to 12:30PM | $25
Under the Wellness Tent
Elizabeth Sanchez, Union of Mind, Body, & Soul

Imagine a life filled with joy and happiness and an inner calm. Connecting with the people, things, and situations that lift your spirit. When we let go and clear our lives of the toxic energy such as negativity people, judgment, forgiveness, and blame.   We are able to embrace a life filled with more love, acceptance, inner peace and happiness.

If you’re ready to make transformations in your life this is the workshop to attend. You will walk away with simple practical tools to apply to everyday life. In this 90 min interactive, fun workshop with Elizabeth Sanchez you will discover ways to:

  • Overcome the excuses and obstacles that hold us back from living a life we love
  • Practice acceptance
  • Be more receiving of love
  • Take ownership of your decisions
  • Calm the inner critic
  • Clear out Negativity
  • Create Healthy Boundaries

  Who’s on Your Team?
Wednesday, June 20th | 1:00PM to 1:45PM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Rita Williams, MA, CHES Health Coach, Beebe Healthcare

Did you know that YOU are the most important member of your health and wellbeing team? It all begins with and centers around you – your goals, values, priorities and your self-care. And, it is not one-size-fits all. During this session, we will discuss an overview of the things you can do for yourself, focusing on various dimensions of self-care such as movement, exercise and rest, healthy eating, the mind-body connection (i.e. stress management) and relationships and communication. When thinking about your health and well-being, it is essential to think about who else is on your team to help you live well. So, it is a combination of factors – self-care, practitioners and people – that support us in living well. Together we will reflect on who’s on your team and set an action plan to help take you from where you are currently to where you want to be with your health and wellness goals.

Healthy Cooking with SoDel Concepts – waitlist only! Email Jennifer Idzi at [email protected] to register for the waitlist.
Wednesday, June 20th | 2:00PM to 4:00PM | $20
Beazer Model Home
Chef Rhian Morrison, sous chef Bluecoast Bethany

Chef Rhian Morrison, sous chef of SoDel Concepts’s Bluecoast in Bethany, joins us in celebration of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and herbs! SoDel Concepts is known for their beautiful, simple creations featuring locally sourced food. Chef Rian will demonstrate a delicious menu focused on just that! The menu is set to include:

  • Green gazpacho with crab salad
  • Roasted beets with homemade ricotta, pistachios and citrus vinaigrette
  • Tuna sashimi with watermelon and cherry tomato salad with avocado crema, jalapeño vinaigrette
  • Pineapple shrub, ginger beer, lime, Thai basil

Profound Sound Healing
Wednesday, June 20th | 4:00PM to 5:30PM | $20
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Julie Fisher, Gifted Alchemy

This is the ultimate self-care workshop. After a brief introduction to Sound, relax into a comfortable position as singing bowls, chimes, drum and voice embrace you in their vibration. During this time of supported meditation you will receive your unique gift from the Sound, whether it be rest, nourishment, inspiration or time to process. It will be different for each person. There will be an opportunity to share and integrate your experience after the meditation is complete.

HEAL Documentary
Wednesday, June 20th | Doors open 7:00PM, HEAL to begin around 8:30PM | Free
The Freeman Stage

Bring your own chair to The Freeman Stage for the HEAL Documentary. Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all. “Heal” not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories we find out what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Thursday, June 21st

Atlantic Physical Therapy
Thursday, June 21st | 11:00AM to 11:45AM | Free
The Health & Aquatic Club, Aerobics Room
Bobby Hammond and Heather Little

Is your life balanced? Do you struggle with balance and unsteadiness on your feet? Join us as we talk about how to regain and strengthen your balance and steadiness. We will show you techniques & exercises to do to help prevent falls.

HEAL Documentary Discussion
Thursday, June 21st 11:00AM to 12:00PM | Free
Under the Tent
Dr. Uday Jani, Internal Medicine, Shore View Personalized Medical Care
Dr. Krista Griffin

A discussion with Dr. Uday Jani and Dr. Krista Griffin to explore the premise of HEAL, answering questions and creating a dialogue for those on a journey for personal wellness.

Healthy Eating Luncheon – Registration closed.
Thursday, June 21st | 12:30PM to 2:00PM | $30
The Deck at The Cove
Kelly Hughes Roberts, Master Gardener, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach & Raw Chef

Join us for a healthy 3 course luncheon and mindful eating seminar at The Cove Bar & Grille. Enjoy incredible dishes with a healthy spin without sacrificing taste or feeling guilty. That includes dessert too! Kelly Hughes Roberts will teach you about portion control and how to substitute some better options for everyday meals. She’ll also discuss how to eat seasonably, help you find an understanding of what you’re consuming daily is really “good” for you, learn some of the top secrets to finding and maintaining optimum health, and much more.  The menu was specially selected to feature Kale Slaw, Grilled Salmon with Local Veggies, and Raw Strawberry Cobbler.

Pilates al Fresco
Thursday, June 21st | 2:30PM to 3:30PM | $10
Under the Wellness Tent
Kelly Hughes Roberts, Master Gardener, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach & Raw Chef

Join us for a 45 minute beginner to intermediate Pilates Mat class. Focus on developing core strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and building long lean muscles.

Natural Approaches to Pain Relief
Thursday, June 21st | 4:00PM to 5:15PM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Dr. Uday Jani, Internal Medicine, Shore View Personalized Medical Care

The better answer, according to Dr. Jani, resides in foods, herbs and supplements, many of which have proven extraordinarily effective for managing chronic inflammation and pain.

“There are numerous natural ways, tested for efficacy, to alleviate painful symptoms,” says Dr. Jani. “For instance, a gluten-free diet has been shown to relieve pain from endometriosis, omega-3 fatty acid supplements are used to decrease joint pain caused by inflammatory bowel disease, and herbs like cayenne cream and white willow bark ease lower back pain. The Chinese herb corydalis has extremely potent healing powers and is successfully used to treat cancer pain, but because it does not affect morphine receptors, is not addictive like opioids.”

Also key to helping patients manage pain is what Dr. Jani terms “a healing encounter” with their clinician, characterized by four essential components: an emotionally charged relationship with a helping person; a healing setting; an explanation for the patient’s symptoms; and a continuing ritual, procedure or plan that involves active participation of both parties and the belief that these will restore the person to a state of health.

“Pain may be inevitable, but there is a way to eliminate the suffering that accompanies it,” asserts Dr. Jani. “The power of a healing encounter springs from a willingness to be fully present and listen to the patient’s story. Only then can we identify the underlying cause of the pain and start the patient on the journey to long term healing.”

Learn more in this enlightening lecture.

 Physician Chat with Dr. Patrick Kane
Thursday, June 21st | 5:30PM to 6:00PM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Dr. Patrick Kane, Orthopedic Surgeon
Beebe Healthcare

Joint issues,  especially with the knees, can have a major impact on your quality of life. Join Dr. Patrick Kane, orthopaedic surgeon at Beebe Healthcare, for a chat about preventative strategies that focus on wellness, such as maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. Dr. Kane will also explore medical therapies, non-surgical options and minimally invasive procedures that allow you to stay active longer or get back to doing the activities you love sooner. There will also be a Q&A session following the presentation.

Friday, June 22nd

  Dr. Nukuna on Women’s Health
Friday, June 22nd | 11:00AM to 12:15PM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Dr. Adeline Nukuna, OB/GYN
Carrie Snyder, Women’s Health Nurse Navigator
Beebe Healthcare

Paying attention to our gynecologic health is important, even as we age. Join Dr. Adeline Nukuna, OB/GYN at Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Plantations and Carrie Snyder, Women’s Health Nurse Navigator at Beebe Healthcare for a presentation and discussion on common women’s health issues and steps you can take to stay well. Dr. Nukuna and Carrie will share tips and tools for maintaining your gynecologic health and help answer the age-old question, “Is this normal, or should I call my doctor?”

Herb Gardening for Health – Registration Closed
Friday, June 22nd | 2:00PM to 3:00PM | $35
Under the Wellness Tent
Kelly Hughes Roberts, Master Gardener, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach & Raw Chef

Grow Your Own Herbs! Learn how to start, grow, and maintain you own herb garden. Master gardener and holistic health coach, Kelly Hughes Roberts, also teaches you how to cook with fresh herbs and how they can be used around the home to defer pests or help medicinally.


Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
Friday, June 22nd | 3:45PM to 5:30PM | $25
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Dr. Krista Griffin

In this experiential lecture, Dr. Krista Griffin will introduce the science behind personal transformation.   Together you will learn and experience exercises that clearly outline how to tap into your subconscious mind to produce biological changes.  Upon completion of this lecture, you will have concrete steps to follow in order to easily implement these life-changing concepts into your daily routine.  Bring a notebook to jot down information that rings true for you and your personal journey.

  CANCELLED – Physician Chat with Dr. Ryan
Friday, June 22nd | 5:30PM to 6:00PM | Free
Under the Wellness Tent
Dr. Sean Ryan, Vascular Surgeon
Beebe Healthcare

Join Dr. Ryan as he discusses artery and vein health, with a focus on the legs. Learn how to recognize the signs of vessel disease, such as varicose veins, and how you can take action to live well and improve your quality of life.

Saturday, June 23rd

Breath: The Link Between Mind and Body
Saturday, June 23rd | 11:00AM to 12:15PM | $20
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Kim Blanch, RN, LMT, AYP

Breath is essential to life. In our lifetime, it is the very first thing and the very last thing we do. In between those moments, we take about half a billion breaths. Pranayama is the 4th limb of the 8 limbs of yoga philosophy. The word pranayama is derived from two Sanskrit words: prana (life force) and yama (control). We can train ourselves to breathe in a way that has a positive impact on our health. In this workshop, we’ll learn how the mind, body, and breath are intimately connected and how they can influence each other. Our breathing is affected by our thoughts, and our thoughts and physiology can be affected by our breath. By controlling the breath, we can influence every aspect of our lives. Therefore, learning to breathe with awareness can become a valuable tool to restore and maintain balance in the mind and body.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Saturday, June 23rd | 12:00PM to 2:00PM | Free
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Raylen Williams, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner in training
15-minute personal mini sessions (first come, first served)

What is Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy?
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a holistic healing art that invites presence and awareness using a yoga based mind-body process.  Using age-old yogic and contemporary approaches to deeper presence awareness we are able to know and experience ourselves more fully.  Out of this knowing and experience, we are more able to welcome the opportunity for change, growth, and enhanced wellbeing in body, feelings, thought, and spirit.

Spiritual Guidance and the Boundless Possibilities It Creates
Saturday, June 23rd | 1:00PM to 3:00PM | $25
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Rev. Donna McEntee

Do we really have help available to us for even the simple questions in life? Seeking guidance for ourselves is an automatic reflex we do every day.  We seek our own mind’s guidance when we ask “Should I do this first or that? Should I go here or there?”  What if our choices were made through spiritual guidance?   According to Rev. Donna McEntee the answers we seek, even the small and mundane, when we are divinely attuned to asking for help from our angels and loved ones in spirit, are specifically designed to help us live our best life.  And so imagine now the possibilities to receiving guidance for the really big questions that arise in life.   Rev. Donna believes that by asking our Angels, Spirits and Guides (Oh My!) for their help in all areas of our lives we become divinely attuned to the boundless possibilities their spiritual guidance provides.  During this workshop Intuitive Spiritual Counselor and Medium Rev. Donna McEntee will teach you easy and practical ways to listen to and decipher the divine messages we all receive on a daily basis.  There is peace and comfort those in spirit and our angels wish to communicate through the amazing support they offer.  By listening to our own Divine Spiritual Guidance and the messages from spirit, she believes, we can learn to navigate our way to a life filled with joy, hope and happiness.

Journaling for Wellness
Saturday, June 23rd | 3:45PM to 5:15PM | $20
Multipurpose Room, The Health & Aquatic Club
Raylen Williams, Wellness Coach, RYT 200

” ‘I’m not creative.’ ‘I don’t have time to journal.’ Sound familiar? I thought the same thing!  I hated any kind of “creative writing” because I used to think that I was not creative.  However, several years during my yoga teacher training certification, we were encouraged to start a journal to document our process.

I discovered that journaling gave me an opportunity to pause, realized that the adopted script “I’m not creative” was an illusion, and from allowing space that I was able to re-connect with Truth: the creative energy that flows within, surrounds all, and that we are. I invite you to do just that. Pause…” –  Instructor Raylen Williams

What’s happening now? What do you notice when you give yourself permission to pause? In your body? In your mind?
How does this awareness inform you of where you are in life this moment?

Whether you are seeking change, authenticity, clarity, guidance, healing, or just curious, my intention is to hold space for you to experience how Self-inquiry through journaling can support and EMPOWER you by having a deeper connection with your creative flow and intuition.

Please join me for an interactive, fun, embodied journey through journaling as we explore:

  • Living with intention and attention
  • Healing through feeling
  • Recovery through Self-Discovery

What to bring:

  • Your journal/writing utensils (there will be journals and writing utensils available)
  • Any props you feel that would make you feel at ease
  • Curiosity
  • Open heart, mind, soul
  • A gentle smile (not required)

  Physician Chat with Dr. Uday Jani – CANCELLED
Saturday, June 23rd | 5:30PM to 6:00PM
Dr. Uday Jani, Internal Medicine
Beebe Healthcare

Personalized and Integrative Medicine. Explore this new model of medicine with a powerful therapeutic partnership between physician and patient at its core. The highly individualized care and extended time provided in a personalized, or membership medicine practice, is combined with the holistic tenets of integrative medicine to offer the best approach for health and healing.  The emphasis is on fully understanding the patient’s social, cultural, psychological and spiritual environment. Using evidence-based research and all appropriate therapeutic methods, physician and patient collaborate on an individualized treatment plan for long-term wellness.

Sunday, June 24th

Enjoy the final day of Wellness Week with daily morning meditation!

Mindful Movement
Sunday, June 24th | 9:45AM to 10:45AM | $10
Under the Wellness Tent
Raylen Williams, Wellness Coach, RYT 200
Learn how to move and live more mindfully in your body. In this class, we will explore yoga based movement as an opportunity to focus on your body and breath as tools for greater awareness. Like meditation, we will be cultivating presence by noticing more your moment to moment experience. Join us with your yoga mat!

What you might gain from the experience?

  • Deep relaxation
  • Greater feeling for presence
  • Feeling calmer
  • Greater mental clarity and body awareness