Bayside Institute hosting Wellness Week this weekend

Good health is more than visiting the doctor when you’re sick. It also includes mental and spiritual health and just eating a little better each day.

The public is invited to “Wellness Week,” with guest speakers, screenings, wellness workshops, healthy eating and more, hosted by Bayside Institute within the Bayside Americana golf resort, on Route 54 east of Selbyville.

All events will be the weekend of Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5.

“You can kinda pick and choose what works for you,” said organizer Jennifer (Idzi) Greenawalt.

“We love to take a broad-spectrum approach because, what will resonate with one person, may not resonate with the next,” Greenawalt said. “Everyone is on a personal journey for wellness and good health, and in providing a multi-dimensional approach, I hope each person who participates walks away with new insights that will further their journey — whether it be eastern medicine or western medicine.”

Morning Meditation returns on all three mornings at 9 a.m. In today’s busy society, Hollee Gritz will teach people to practicing meditation. It can reduce stress and anxiety by allowing people to better experience and appreciate the present moment. JuiceBox café will provide free coffee, tea or juice of the day to participants.

On Friday, Elizabeth Sanchez will discuss a path towards balanced emotional and physical in “Balancing & Nourishing the Seven Chakras,” with a goal of gaining clarity on individual life paths, healing past wounds, boosting physical energy and rewiring thoughts and behaviors for more empowering beliefs.

“It’s kind of about finding balance within your seven chakras, from your third eye to your root chakras,” Greenawalt said, “and making sure those are balanced for both your physical and your spiritual wellness.”

Gastrointestinal health will be covered by Dr. Rudolph Schilli, who both works in colorectal health and has survived colorectal cancer.

The day ends with a happy hour at The Cove Bar & Grille, featuring healthy bites to eat and specialty cocktails made from JuiceBox juices.

“So we’ll have some really good cocktails, some healthy snacks, and we’ll just kinda hang out,” Greenawalt said.

Also on Friday afternoon, there will be free health screenings at the Welcome Center. Dermatologist Dr. Sara Moghaddam will check skin for suspicious spots. Atlantic General Hospital screenings will test bone density, blood pressure, BMI, carotid artery scans, diabetes and Dermascan.

Saturday features a Lunch and Learn, where guests can eat a nutritious lunch while Logan Willey discusses the benefits of pre- and probiotic foods, including tastes of house-made kombucha from Real Raw Organics.

On Saturday, nurse and yoga instructor Kim Blanch will teach a movement class to enhance overall well-being and longevity. Chef and Pilates instructor Kelly Hughes Roberts will teach a balance of self-care, exercise and intuitive eating.

People can also register to donate at the blood drive on Saturday, hosted by the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

On Sunday’s hour-long Sound-Healing Experience, Julie Fisher will create a relaxing and immersive sound experience of voice, chimes, bowls and other instruments to help transport people mentally to reflect on the weekend.

Details and registration for all events are online at Most events cost $10 for members of Bayside Resort Golf Club, $15 non-members and guests, although some cost slightly more.

For more information on Wellness Week 2019, contact Jennifer Greenawalt at (302) 564-7653 or

Bayside Institute is a year-round life enrichment program for residents and property owners to learn new skills and explore new subjects.


By Laura Walter

Staff Reporter