Physician Wellness Fall Retreat 2024 | The Institute for Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness Fall Retreat 2024

A beautiful day of nurturing and deep renewal.

This year, our fall retreat takes a turn toward the heart. 

Join Kathy Stepien, MD for this transformative day of wellness!

All from the comfort of your home.

Date: October 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (PST)

Location: Your Virtual Sanctuary

Pause. Rest. Nurture. Renew. Recharge. 

Fill your cup. 

Here's what awaits you:


What is the Schedule?

Saturday, October 19th

8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcome and Introduction

8:30 – 9:30 am: Embodied Presence Guided meditation and mindful movement

9:30 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 – 11:00 am: Connecting to Meaning Interactive workshop

11:00 AM – 11:30 am: Heart-Centered Connections Small group discussions

11:30 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Embodied Presence Grounding meditation and mindful movement

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Connecting to Meaning Group discussion

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Integration Reflections and intentions

4:00 pm: Adjourn

The discounted rates are:

*Room rates are subject to a 12.32% room tax.

Accommodations at Red Mountain Resort and Spa include:

Have questions? Please e-mail

What is NOT included with your Conference registration?

Accommodations & Resort Fees. Alcoholic Beverages and Personal Purchases. Massages or Other Healing Arts Treatments & Experiences. Travel Insurance.

Get All The Answers To Your Questions

Since the fall retreat is virtual this year, you can zoom in from any special place that feels supportive for you. Some physicians will be at home, while others may stay at a hotel or cottage. Feeling adventurous? Join us from your favorite fall glamping spot!

Plan ahead so that you are able to fully immerse yourself in the luxury of the day. Eliminate distractions. Turn off your phone. Delegate tasks and other responsibilities to someone else for the day. Prepare in advance what you need to be nurtured, fed, and well-rested. Dress comfortably. If possible, plan to get outside for some movement during break times. If it feels right for you, you may choose to carve out the entire weekend with some restorative activities before and after the retreat that also fill your cup.

Yes. The retreat is designed as a safe and nurturing space for physicians only.

Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $100 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made. The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that Kathy Stepien is unable to be available for the retreat (family emergency, acute illness, and similar), every attempt will be made to on-board a suitable substitute before rescheduling or canceling the event. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $100 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant. 

IPW prioritizes accessibility for all. We’re thrilled to extend sponsored positions to women physicians (and those in training) who may otherwise miss out on this invaluable opportunity. Many women physicians ask how they can “pay it forward” to support other women in Medicine. If you are interested, you can add any amount to your registration fee to “pay it forward” to other women physicians. A deep bow of gratitude for your contribution. We all rise!

Your Host

Kathy Stepien, MD, FAAP

Since 2016, the Institute for Physician Wellness has been bringing physicians together to learn, connect, heal and grow.

Dr. Stepien is founding Director of IPW, where she leads retreats and programs to support the well-being of physicians. She is a board-certified Pediatrician in active practice.

When she is not working, you can find her out on a hike with friends and family. 

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