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  • Join 600+ Physicians and Healthcare Professionals 

  • Over 11 hours of EXCLUSIVE Content

  • 21 Leading Experts 

  • By Physicians - For Physicians

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  • 21 Exclusive Interviews with Leading Experts

  • Over 11 hours of premier content

Please note that these options are for *individual* access only.  If you are connected to an institution or organization that would like to offer the retreat internally, please let us know, and we are happy to assist you.

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“Despite seeing patients in clinic all day, the ease of listening to the presenters on my time has allowed me to stay caught up with all the sessions so far. I learn one or two lessons each day that I find useful to apply in my daily practice personally, and I can share them with my patients, colleagues and staff as well. Thank you for creating the anti-wellness retreat.” 

Nalini Velayudhan --DO, Family Medicine


"This retreat has been filled with such a carefully curated group of inspiring people!  I can see the thought that went into planning this."  



"This retreat has brought me so much comfort to know that I am not alone. It is giving me an opportunity to shift my standards of success to values that bring me closer to joy, happiness and peace of mind. I am reminded of why I went into medicine, to be of service and now more than ever, I can include myself in that care with self-compassion."  

V.V. --Psychiatrist Resident


All 21 Talks In One Place 


Pooja Lakshmin, M.D.: Escaping the Tyranny of Faux Self Self-Care

30 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Pooja Lakshmin, M.D. is a psychiatrist, and leading voice at the intersection of mental health and gender. She is the founder and CEO of Gemma, the women’s mental health education platform centering impact and equity, and the author of the upcoming book, “Real Self-Care.” Dr. Lakshmin will be speaking about the critical differences between true and faux self-care, and the four steps to creating a self-care plan that actually works.

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Rhonda Magee, J.D.: Collective Well-Being as Joyful Social Justice

30 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Rhonda Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, author, keynote speaker, thought leader, mindfulness teacher and practice innovator with a focus on applying mindfulness to the hardest challenges of our times. Rhonda will be speaking about how mindfulness can support all of our collective well-being, and be a tool for cultivating a more joyful approach to social justice.

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Valarie Kaur, J.D.: Bringing Revolutionary Love to Healthcare

28 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Valarie Kaur is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best selling author of “See No Stranger.” She is also the founder of the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice. Valarie will be speaking about her personal experiences navigating trauma, over-work, burnout, and finding moments of joy through it all.

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Nikki Mirghafori, PhD: Dancing with Challenges, Dancing with Grace

35 mins with Host Dr. Nicole Reilly

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD is a Buddhist teacher and artificial intelligence scientist. She is a Stanford trained compassion cultivation instructor, Ex-Berkeley academic, author, and also serves on the Teachers’ Council and Board of Directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She will be speaking about how we navigate the inevitable daily challenges of life with grace and kindness.

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Ronald Epstein, M.D.: Mindfulness as Supportive Care for Clinicians

27 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Ronald Epstein, M.D. is an internationally recognized family physician, palliative care physician, educator, and author of “Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity.” Dr. Epstein will be speaking about how mindfulness can help clinicians flourish, improve relationships between patients and physicians, and ultimately transform healthcare.

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Elisha Goldstein, PhD: Three Steps to Overcome Stress Quickly

37 mins  with Host Dr. Nicole Reilly 

Elisha Goldstein, PhD is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading mindfulness teachers. He is the author of numerous best selling books, and the creator of the “mental health accelerator program”, Uncover the Power Within. He will be speaking about how mindfulness can help us quickly overcome highly stressful moments.

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Lynda Arnold: Soothing Sound Meditation

37 min Meditation

Lynda Arnold is a sound meditation facilitator, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and founder of Sonic Devas Divine Feminine Sound Meditation Experience. Please join Lynda as she guides us through an experiential sound meditation practice, as an intentional moment of self-care.

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Laura Rubin: Making Space For It All

29 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Laura Rubin is a journaling expert, published journalist, editor, and founder of Allswell, a company dedicated to fostering analogue expressions of creativity as a means of supporting well-being. Laura will be speaking about the power of journaling as a way to make space for both the beautiful and challenging moments within medicine.

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Rashmi Schramm, M.D.: Effortless Joy with Yoga Nidra

37 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Dr. Rashmi Schramm is a family medicine physician, meditation teacher, certified coach, and founder of the coaching and teaching platform, “Optimal Wellness.” She will be speaking about how busy physicians can tap into an effortless sense of joy through the practice of yoga nidra.

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Wes Ely, M.D.: Reclaiming Joy in Medicine Through Science and Humanism

29 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Wes Ely, M.D., MPH is an internist, pulmonologist and critical care physician. He is the author of “Every Deep Drawn Breath,” which he describes as a “confession” of his mistakes and growth throughout his career. Dr. Ely will be speaking about his history of navigating shame, and becoming more human, in his role as a physician-writer.

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Laura Vater, M.D.: Finding One’s SMILE again–Wellness and Humanism in Medicine

31 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Laura Vater, M.D., MPH, is a gastrointestinal oncologist, writer, speaker and creator of the SMILE scale. She will be speaking about the basics of self-care as a way of maintaining one’s humanity, the role of writing in processing emotions, and cultivating wellness during training.   

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Saumya Dave, M.D.: Giving Grace to All of Ourselves


22 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Saumya Dave, M.D. is a psychiatrist, writer, media expert, and mental health advocate. She is the author of “What a Happy Family” and “Well Behaved Indian Women.” Saumya will be talking about her experiences with failure, learning to give herself grace, and how we can all practice more self-compassion.

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Diana Hill, PhD: From Striving to Thriving


28 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Diana Hill, PhD is a clinical psychologist, and an expert in acceptance based and science backed approaches to living well. She will be speaking about the power of psychological flexibility in supporting more “skillful striving.”

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Fred Craigie, PhD: Spirituality, Resilience and Well-Being in Healthcare


36 mins with Host Dr. Nicole Reilly

Fred Craigie, PhD is a clinical psychologist, medical educator and writer. He serves as a faculty member at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, where he teaches psychological and spiritual resilience and well-being. Dr. Craigie will be speaking about the role of spirituality for physician wellness.

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Sasha Heinz, PhD: The Science of Happiness


36 mins with Host Dr. Nicole Reilly

Sasha Heinz, PhD is a developmental psychologist, mindset coach, mother, and founder of “Mind Your Mind.” Her work centers around the question: How can we shift from knowing to actually doing? Dr. Heinz will be speaking about the science of happiness, debunking myths about positive psychology, and shifting from “well-being” to “well-doing.”

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Dianne Bondy: Yoga for All

37 mins with Host Dr. Nicole Reilly

Dianne Bondy is a social justice advocate, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. She will be speaking about how yoga, breath, and conscious movement can support wellness for all individuals, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity or level of ability.

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Melissa Shah, MPH, C-IAYT: Introduction to Pranayama for Restorative Sleep

35 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Melissa Shah is an Indian-American yoga therapist who adapts yoga and Ayurveda to each individual, while preserving the culture and history of yoga. She is deeply interested in the intersection of yoga and social justice, especially for those who feel excluded from the wellness conversation. Melissa will be speaking about the power of pranayama for helping busy physicians cultivate more restorative sleep.

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Laura Inserra: Inner Resonance Explorations

43 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Laura Inserra is MetaMusic alchemist and a multi-media producer, and has been exploring the “invisible” world of sound since her earliest days on the island of Sicily. She lives at the intersection of MetaMusic, wisdom schools and cutting edge technology. Laura will be speaking about the power of sound for healing, and also leading a guided sound meditation practice.

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Siri Chand Khalsa, M.D.:  Creative Planning for Self Care


29 mins with Host Dr. Rashmi Bismark

Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa is board certified in Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and Hospice/Palliative Medicine.  She has had a lifelong interest in mindful living as the basis for vitality of the body, mind and spirit.  She will be speaking on the role and scope of creativity as a means for self-care.

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Felicia Wong, M.D.:  Adventure as an Antidote to Burnout


32 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Dr. Felicia Wong is a psychiatrist, outdoor enthusiast, photographer, and blogger.  She has a passion and commitment for encouraging moments of meaning, connection and wellness.  She will be speaking on her own personal experiences with burnout, and how she turns to adventure and self-expression as an antidote.  

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Flora Sinha, M.D.:  Setting Boundaries as a Physician Mom


28 mins with Host Dr. Monisha Vasa

Dr. Flora Sinha is an internal medicine physician, social media content creator, secondary infertility warrior and mindset coach.  She will be speaking on the power of boundaries to protect time for self care, creativity, and life outside of medicine.

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  • Unlimited Lifetime Access

  • 21 Exclusive Interviews with Leading Experts

  • Over 11 hours of premier content

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