Take Your Health Back Now!

Wellness Retreat

July 19-22, 2024 – Makanda Inn
Makanda Inn, Makanda IL
5 Rooms, Limited Registrations
Immersive Experience
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Unplug, Relax, and Deepen Your Overall Wellbeing


Our 2024 Summer Retreat is now bundled with the 3 month Body Burden Bootcamp program, so you can truly feel your best, look your best, and BE your best!

Instead of a vacation, we invite you to consider a purposeful getaway aimed at removing you from the everyday situations and stressors that are pulling you in the wrong direction. A retreat where you can unwind, relax, and deepen your continuing wellness journey. This is a chance to unplug and spend time with yourself, to discover and heal anything that has been holding you back on your journey to health.

Imagine the amazing change you will be celebrating when you have completed your 3 month Body Burden Bootcamp and then join us for an amazing weekend away, reconnecting with yourself and being immersed in this new lifestyle of health and wellness!



Join Preventative Health Experts Jenni Wise and Kendra Duquette on the Take Your Health Back Now! Wellness Retreat!

We’ve created a perfect combination of a health and wellness program and an amazing weekend away, so that you can get away from the everday stressors and refresh your mind, recharge your body, and enhance your wellness journey!

Get Away and Connect with Nature

Unwind, slow down the fast pace, and get back in touch with nature. Spend the weekend with us in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, surrounded by the beauty of Southern Illinois. Weather permitting, we will host the majority of our programming outside on the grounds.

Healthy Meals Prepped for You

Delicious, healthy meals will be provided as part of the retreat programming. Food prep, cooking demos, and time to answer any questions and provide tips on things that might be holding you back in this area will be included. 

Immersive Wellness Activities

We will make sure your time throughout the weekend is balanced between unwinding and destressing as well as growing your understanding of the Preventative Health Lifestyle. With activities touching on mindset, nutrition, environment, and movement all led by experts.

Relax, Replenish, & Reconnect

Retreat Hosts & Preventative Health Experts Jenni Wise and Kendra Duquette will help you take a pause and reprioritize what you need to bring more ease into your life.

The Makanda Inn

We chose the Makanda Inn as the setting for this retreat for many reasons. It is an eco-friendly retreat that sits on 18 acres of lush woodland, in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, with the Drury Creek winding through it. The design and building techniques used expressly fit the natural environment by using eco-friendly construction methods and sustainable materials bearing a low carbon footprint. Local and natural building materials such as straw bales for the walls, earthen plaster, recycled plastic roofing materials and reclaimed wood are integrated throughout the Inn. Additionally, our retreat guests will have full use of the entire Inn building, including the 5 suites.

Luxurious, Eco-Friendly Suites

All 5 luxury suites within the main Inn building are available for the retreat. They include a king bed and a lovely sitting area.

Ensuite bathroom

All ensuite bathrooms include a sink laid into a stunning black walnut wood slab sustainably harvested locally and Riverstone or beautifully tiled shower.

Outdoor Access

Each suite has access to a sitting area on the wrap around balcony or ground floor patio overlooking the wooded grounds.

Inclusive, preventative health lifestyle experience

Retreat Features

Private, King Suites
Beautiful Wooded Location
Healthy, Fresh Meals
Mindful Movement
Connect with Nature
Meet Like Minded Peers
Shift Your Mindset
Refresh Your Soul
Small Group Wellness Retreat

Limited Space Available

In order to provide the best experience possible, we have chosen to host this retreat in a small, eco-friendly Inn surrounded by the Shawnee Forest. The small group setting will improve connection and relaxation and provide the most time with retreat hosts and Preventative Health Experts, Jenni Wise & Kendra Duquette.

Pricing Options

Retreat Registration is Currently Only Open to Current or Past Take Your Health Back Now Members.


This includes the 3 month, Group Body Burden Bootcamp Coaching Program with Kendra & Jenni and one registration for the retreat.


Add a Plus One to your room! Your guest will be included in all retreat activities. (Pricing includes 3 month BBB Program for the initial guest only.)



What is Included?

Accomodations, including taxes and fees, at the Makanda Inn in Makanda IL. Double occupancy will be booked in a single King Suite.

Check in will be open starting at 4pm on Thursday, July 18th. Retreat programming starts Friday, July 19th at 9am. Check-out is Monday, July 22nd at 11am.

Meals Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will include a light breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Water, coffee, and tea will be available throughout the weekend.

All retreat programming, from check-in Friday evening through check-out. An itinerary will be provided but is subject to change.

Who Can Attend?

You must be over the age of 18 to book a room for this retreat. As the main guest, you may choose to register a plus one. This additional guest must also be over 18 and must share the same suite. 

Children and pets are not permitted. 

You must complete the TYHBN application and be accepted as a Member in order to register for the Retreat.


What Should I Bring?

The goal of this retreat is to unwind, relax, and deepen your overall well-being through wellness activities focused on Take Your Health Back Now’s 4 Legs of health – Mindset, Nutrition, Environment, and Movement.

Please bring along a notebook or journal and something to write with, along with anything you would like to use during reflection/self-care times (e.g. books, essential oils, music, etc.)

Please be sure to bring clothing that you are comfortable doing light exercise/mindful movement in as well as appropriate shoes.

As we will be hosting as many of the retreat activities as possible outside on the inn’s grounds, please be sure to have clothing comfortable for the weather.

Please bring all personal items and toiletries that you will need for the weekend.

What's not included

Your transport to and from the Inn
Any additional purchases for yourself, including but not limited to souvenir shopping, services offered as optional (such as private massage), tips for private services, and any shopping/dining/activities you choose to perform outside of the retreat programming.
Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance

Payment & Registration Details

Payment details will be discussed after you have been accepted as a TYHBN Member. Any remaining balance, including add-ons you may chose, will be due by July 4th, 2024.

Rooms will not be assigned at booking, rather at the time of check in.

Any add-on services or activities will be scheduled during the day on Saturday and Sunday. The exact times for your appointments will be conveyed at check-in.

Taking part in any optional services may result in missing some portion of retreat programming, while we will attempt to schedule during self-care or other down time, this cannot be guaranteed and any programming that is missed will not be made up.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation will depend on your membership status and/or program fulfillment.

Any cancellations made after July 4th will result in a total loss of funds.

Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. 

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