Physician Burnout Retreat

For physicians, for balance: the science of nutriton, stress mangement, and wellness to reduce physician burnout.

September 23-26, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina

Gain energy & purpose in this weekend long retreat with a growth-minded group of physicians in Charleston, SC.

Join wellness leaders Jess Aidlen, MD, FAAOS, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chief of Spine Surgery and Associate Chair at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Medical Director of NWH Spine Center, Boston College Athletics Spine Consultant, and Physician Wellness Coach, & Alli Barnes, PhD, exercise physiologist, functional nutritionist, orthopedic yoga therapist, and mindset specialist on this uplifting wellness retreat.

Teaching from over 40 years of practice in health & wellness, their mission is to help physicians find more joy and success in their own practice and life. Find balance and strength through building bandwidth & resiliency with science-based tools in mindset, nutrition, stress-management, yoga, and connection.

Join us from the welcome ceremony Thursday, September 23rd at 7pm, until Sunday, September 26th at 12pm.

Register by July 15th to receive a personal water bottle and retreat journal!


Located at the stunning, Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451. Resort phone number: 866.359.5593

Questions? Call or email us at any time! (857) 267-2107 or [email protected]
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Pricing Includes:

  • $5995 single occupancy room
  • $4995 each double occupancy room
  • CME credits
  • Lodging for 3 nights at Wild Dunes Resort
  • Retreat yoga mat
  • Welcome Ceremony and Closing Ceremony
  • Dinner each night including Nutrition as Medicine dinner class
  • Daily journaling, yoga, meditation, or mindset sessions
  • Daily physician wellness practice and applicable tips to avoid/reduce burnout 


  • Airfare 
  • Transportation to/from resort
  • Transportation or accommodations prior to retreat, post-retreat or late arrivals
  • Travelers Insurance – Recommended, not required. Consult your travel agent.
  • Excursions & spa treatments
  • Alcoholic beverages & specialty drinks/juices
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and food outside of the included meals
  • Golf, or any other activities or excursions not listed in ‘Inclusions’ section
  • See resort website here * to book activities and spa treatments if you would like to add to your experience 

Registration Information:


  • For more information, please call 857-267-2107 or email us at
  •  Register by July 15th to receive personal water bottle and retreat journal 
Additional activities, such as spa treatments, during downtime can be booked through the Wild Dunes Resort website


  • Full payment is due at time of registration.
  • A partial refund of $4995 may be requested prior to 60 days from event start. There will be no refunds given after this time, please purchase travel insurance if desired.
  • Payments may be made by cash, check, Venmo, or credit card. Please note, a 3% processing fee is included on all credit card payments.

About the Retreat LEaders

Alli Barnes, PhD

Alli Barnes is a lifelong health & wellness advocate, student, teacher, and athlete, and although often considered ahead of her time, she has consistently and scientifically shared her research, experiences, and education through multiple successful business ventures in the health sector that she owned and operated. She has vast experience and expertise in health, wellness, exercise, and anti-aging sciences and has earned degrees in Exercise Physiology, Biology, Nutrition, and Alternative Medicine. She is also certified in nutrition, holistic health coaching, A&P functional movement, trauma & mindset, herbalism, and orthopedic yoga. 

She currently owns and operates, R3Bilt Fitness -a functional health & wellness studio in Milton, MA, and Unprecedented Wellness- a corporate health & wellness company comprised of a professional group of integrated exercise physiologists, trainers, nutritionists, health & wellness coaches, nurses, mobility specialists, and life coaches that enable workplace groups to understand and scale their nutrition and lifestyle to mitigate their biggest health risks, and promote optimal health and function. Alli works with a diverse array of corporate companies currently, including large companies and groups such as PWC & The Association of Professional Fire Fighters Of Massachusetts.

Jess Aidlen, MD

Dr. Jessica Aidlen knew from an early age that she wanted to have a career as a surgeon and was very driven by her interest in science and medicine, particularly with the idea of restoring function. She went on to study biochemistry at LeMoyne College, where she also played Division II soccer, and graduated summa cum laude. From there, she completed medical school at the University at Buffalo, where she was very active in working with their prestigious Department of Orthopaedics doing research in sports medicine and joint arthroplasty. She completed orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, and pursued a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery at Brown University. She is currently the Chief of the Spine Surgery Division at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, as well as the Medical Director of the NWH Spine Center and Spine Consultant for Boston College Athletics. At Newton-Wellesley Hospital, she has led several institutional initiatives to improve access and care for spine patients. In the area of orthopaedic research, she has several peer-reviewed published journal articles in her areas of expertise particularly related to spine surgery. She credits her successes to the many strong professional mentorships that she benefited from. For over a decade, Dr. Aidlen has paid forward the knowledge and guidance she received in the beginning of her career by teaching residents and fellows, with a specific focus on female leadership in a male-dominated field.

“I couldn’t be happier with my choice to take the time for this weekend retreat. I consider myself fairly healthy and knowledgeable in the wellness space, but this experience took my awareness and understanding to the next level. I wish I knew a lot of the nutritional and mindset tools prior to COVID. Feeling knowledgeable, rested, and focused as I head back home.”

“I was in a difficult place of overcommitment in my practice and my life when I came to the Retreat with Jess and Alli. This retreat helped me shift to a positive mode of self-care, taking my perceived challenge out of practicing good habits away. I feel like I am more in control of my health and therefore my days now.”

“Being a do-er, “breaks” are not often a part of my life. I run, but that is the extent of my self-care. For many reasons, my PA mentioned that I may benefit from this retreat…plus earn CMEs, and I can’t thank her enough. I have committed to take the time to attend one of Dr. Aidlen and Alli’s retreat on a yearly basis at a minimum.”

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