Workshops & Lectures


Pathways from Clarity Through Journal Writing and Meditation
July 29, 2017 – 9:30am-3:30pm
Are you seeking clarity in your life? Meditation and journal writing can be empowering pathways to clarity, wisdom and creativity. During this workshop we will practice short meditations and write from prompts to increase awareness of our deepest desires and authentic selves.
We will discuss the many benefits of meditation and journal writing which will help you get in touch with yourself. Writing prompts and simple meditation techniques will be shared.
You will go home with additional writing prompts and resources that will assist you in continuing your meditation and journal writing practices. Beginning and experienced meditators and journal writers welcome. Bring a notebook or journal and a favorite pen. Chairs will be available for meditation or bring a cushion if you prefer.
Price is $50 per person for the workshop.  Add $12 for lunch.
To register please call 518-668-9690 or click here.

Change Your Story – Change Your Life
July 31, 2017 – 9am-6pm
We use stories to define ourselves. We tell them over and over again both to ourselves and others. Sound familiar? Are your stories like a worn out t-shirt – full of holes, stretched out, and faded? Do you have “poor me” stories that you use to explain why you feel you can’t do something now? In this experiential workshop, you will have an opportunity to identify stories that are no longer serving you and rewrite them from a fresher, more empowered perspective. Change your story-Change your life.
Presenter: Dr. Louise Finlayson is a Harvard Medical School trained Clinical Psychologist and Transformational Coach. Her mission is to teach and inspire lasting transformation and help awaken consciousness on the planet.
Cost: $115 program only.
Overnight guests & season pass holders may attend the program for $100.
Guests may add meals.
Must register in advance  by calling 518-668-9690 or register online by clicking here.

Finding Inner Peace and Physical Balance in a Chaotic, Calorie-Filled World With Stacey Morris
August 1, 2017, 9:30-11:30am

splitscreensittingStacey Morris is a self-described Recovering American who had struggled with weight and self-esteem issues for most of her life. Raised during the 70’s when there were few options for children with weight issues other than a steady course of shame and one deprivational diet after another, Stacey’s weight continued a steady climb before reaching an all-time high of 345 pounds in 2009.

Using tools she discovered in her own transformation journey, Stacey will describe how she went from a 345-pound binge-eater who hid from life, to a who she is today: A woman who is 180 pounds lighter, has learned to live with reality on its terms, and who still enjoys food. She will detail what is involved in living a life of health and balance, underscoring that there is no one answer (which is very contrary to the advice the world of dieting and women’s magazines prescribe). It requires a combination of emotional honesty, clean eating, and movement. “I literally could have a Ph.D in my acquired knowledge regarding what doesn’t work with attaining inner peace and long-term weight loss,” says Morris. “I will teach my methods of unplugging from society’s bigotry and cluenessness and show the necessity of tending to the emotional wounds that simply want to be heard, and also the importance of reading the body’s hunger cues – that’s the best guide of all.”

Cost:  $8.00  (Free for Day Pass holders, Platinum Pass Holders and Overnight guests)
Must register in advance by calling 518-668-9690 or clicking here.


Loving Kincness Meditation August 16, 2017 1:30pm

Come and learn a meditation called “METTA”, which in Sanskrit means kindness. This is a guided meditation that is easily learned, and extremely beneficial almost immediately.
Meditation has many health benefits these are a few of the noted 141 benefits of practicing meditation: stress reduction, improves concentration, increases self awareness & happiness, increases acceptance, slows aging, encourages a healthy life style.

Done alone it helps to stop the chattering mind, and clears the heart for loving-kindness toward oneself, which allows acceptance to flow through our systems, and bring calm to our being. Meditation is practiced in many traditions, and recommended by modern science as beneficial to mind, body, and spirit. We do Metta inconjuction with spiritual discussion

Facilitator, Rev. Angela Pace Lunz M.Div., MSC., BA.Ed.
Cost: $8.00 (Free for overnight guests and day pass or Platinum pass holders) Please call 518-668-9690 to register.

Art of Manifestation
August 19, 2017 7-9pm
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Join Margo Mullein for a creative exploration on the Art of Manifestation.  Margo will share her method of creating a journal from which an intention is set for your own personal journey of moving from the here and now, to the what I would love to see and have. Participants will create a journal of their own using collage as the art medium of creating a visual representation of present place and future dreams and desires.  Then, using guided meditation, we will begin the process of setting those intentions on paper.

Cost: Workshop fee $8.00 (Free for overnight guests or platinum pass holders) Instructor/Materials Fee $35.00 due at the beginning of class. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


The Sacred Union of Plant and Water
August 20, 2016 4pm-6pm
thul4m63dwHerbalist Margo Mullein will prepare for you a delightful journey for the senses!  Explore the differences between a “polite cup of tea” and an infusion of plants made with the purpose of increasing and aligning wholeness and balance.  This is a touch and taste workshop! As we sip, we’ll discuss the many roles which tea and plant infusions have played throughout history and the benefits of inviting them into your life,

Cost: Workshop fee $8.00 (Free for overnight guests or platinum pass holders) Instructor/Materials Fee $35.00 due at the beginning of class. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


Peace and Calm in Chaos
August 20, 2017 9am-4pm
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Peace and Calm in Chaos is a class where you will learn tools to get and stay calm even when life happens. You will learn grounding exercises to get present, meditation for quiet focus and thought work- based in neuroscience- to help your brain to dissolve old patterns of painful thoughts.

Presenter: Bonnie Olson has been coaching for over five years and teaches workshops regularly at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland Vermont. She is a certified coach and an endorsed mind/body coach.

Cost: $60 program only, $72 program & lunch
Overnight guests & season pass holders may attend the program for $45
Must register in advance  by calling 518-668-9690 or register online by clicking here.


Walk on the Wild Side
August 21, 2017  10am-12pm
Herbal Workshop at Wiawaka, 8-15Get grounded and root to the earth with a Walk on the Wild Side.  Join Margo Mullein for a walk around the enchanting grounds of Wiawaka with the purpose of meeting and greeting the wild herbs which grow there.  We will discuss uses  for the plants that we meet and enjoy some of the timeless lore which has accompanied them.
Cost: $8.00 workshop fee (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders)  To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.
Materials fee: Donation given directly to instructor

Botanical Scrubs for Glowing Skin
August 22, 2017  10am-12pm
Join herbalist Margo Mullein and enjoy a lively discussion on our biggest organ — our skin.  Discover how to take better care of face and body while learning the many benefits of exfoliation.  Enjoy sampling a few pre make scrubs and then, using all natural ingredients, you will “make and take” a handmade scrub especially suited to you.

Cost: Workshop fee $8.00 (Free for overnight guests or platinum pass holders) Instructor/Materials Fee $35.00 due at the beginning of class. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


Empowerment for Women – Finding Your Authentic Voice
August 23, 2017 9am-6pm
rsz_img_2470_-_copy-1In this powerful, experiential workshop, prepare to have fun while you learn to find your true north. Do you want to build spective individual and dynamic group activities, participants will learn to appreciate and use their unique voice. The program will run from 9am-12noon and 3pm-6pm. Guests will have a few hours to enjoy the grounds or take a swim.
Presenter: Dr. Louise Finlayson is a Harvard Medical School trained Clinical Psychologist and Transformational Coach. Her mission is to teach and inspire lasting transformation and help awaken consciousness on the planet.
Cost: $115 program only.
Overnight guests & season pass holders may attend the program for $100.
Guests may add meals.
Must register in advance  by calling 518-668-9690 or register online by clicking here.