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Grand Hotel – Wellness Weekend Retreat – September 8 – 10, 2023

Wellness Weekend Retreat

Arrive Friday, September 8 • Depart Sunday, September 10, 20223


Experience something new by slowing down. This Wellness Weekend Retreat at Grand Hotel will help you recharge, be present and learn how to experience a more meaningful life. There is no better place to disconnect to reconnect than Mackinac Island.


Opening Circle + Laughter Yoga

Gentle Yoga + Sound Bath

Morning Yoga + Meditation

Koshas + The Higher Self

Art Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage + Restorative Yoga

Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath

Morning Yoga

Closing Circle

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Special welcome amenity
  • Wellness activities throughout the weekend including yoga sessions, art therapy and more
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Wellness Retreat Weekend can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

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Ego Vs. Love (Higher Self) Lecture – includes self-affirmations to use for when the ego feels triggered. Handouts attached.

Self-Care with Ayurveda – Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. It is the oldest medical system on the planet. This lecture includes a quiz for students to understand their Ayurvedic dosha and information on keeping their dosic constitution balanced. I include the practice of Abhyanga, a self-massage technique using herbal oils that are specific to the participant’s dosha. This can be followed by restorative yoga, which is very slow, meditative, and nourishing.

Laughter Yoga – the practice of pure joy and playfulness. This is great for group bonding at an opening circle. It opens hearts, minds, and lifts spirits. Awesome ice breaker.

Koshas – the five layers of the human experience and how to practice self-care for every part of your being. I believe that this is information every person should have to understand themselves better. Ancient wisdom for our modern lives.

Yoga Nidra – Also known as yogic sleep this is a guided meditation designed specifically to calm the nervous system and create deep nourishing rest. Good for the last part of the day, can be combined with sound healing.

Sound Bath – Euphoric and transformational just begin to describe this opportunity to release that which no longer serves our highest and greatest good. Participants enjoy the sounds of antique Tibetan singing bowls, alchemy quartz crystal singing bowls, koshi chimes and symphonic gongs. These healing vibrations will touch every cell of the physical body while balancing our energetic, spiritual, and emotional selves.

Art Therapy – Using the right side of our brain is important. It’s the part of the brain that remembers we are connected to everyone and everything. It’s often a place where people feel challenged and have little breakthroughs. We tend to lose touch with our creative side as we age.

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and a $12.00 per person, per stay, baggage-handling charge. Regular children’s rates apply. Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy rates. Dates are subject to availability. A 30-day cancellation policy applies.


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Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race – September 9, 2023

We are back to traditional Race Start Time at 9:30 am!

End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Join us for the 52nd anniversary of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With up to 1,800 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Race Photos on Your Results Page!

We are offering FREE race photos to all of our participants. After the race, view your results and photos taken at the race – all on one page! You will be able to share as many photos as you want for free!

2023 Mackinac Island Trio Series!

Register for three RunMackinac races (either the Fort2Fort 5 Mile or the Lilac Festival 10K, plus both the Mackinac Eight Mile and the Great Turtle Trail Race) and you will receive a special Mackinac Island Trio Series medal. This will be a separate medal from the other finisher’s medals you will receive at the completion of all three races, and will be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon. You can register individually for all three events and be eligible for the Trio and the medal.

Great Race Shirts and Medals!

All participants receive a great long sleeve tech shirt! All finishers receive the commemorative Mackinac Island Eight Mile Medal!


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