Workshops & Lectures

Ayurveda Guide for Healthy Living Workshop
June 11, 2017, 9am-4:30pm
Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old science of medicine from India, offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy.  Discover your unique constitution, how to develop inner energy and find balance in your life. You will be introduced to this system of health that offers you a way to learn more about who you truly are and what you personally need.  The day includes information, a day pass to Wiawaka, lunch, and an opportunity to relax as you are guided in Divine Sleep®Yoga Nidra.  Schedule: 9:00 to 11:30 Ayurveda and You, 11:30 – 2:00  Lunch and Free Time on the Lake, 2:00 to 3:30  Digestion and Culinary Spices, 3:30 to 4:30 Divine Sleep®Yoga Nidra.
Cost: $40 season pass holders, $55 day pass guests
To register contact Linda Tipke  518-538-7712    or   adkayu@verizon.net

 

Sexual Assault Defense Class for Women
July 1, 2017 9am-12pm House of Trix

thivz8xjrsBasic self-defense techniques designed especially for women. The class focuses on the most common attacks women fall victim to and the defensive options available to them during these attacks.  The techniques taught are simple to learn, easy to use and easy to retain. Muscle strength is not necessarily required to overpower or stop an attacker.  The class includes defense against weapons (guns and knives) mall and parking lot attacks. Class will be led by Bill Biggs: Marine Corps veteran, 30+ years in law enforcement, 3rd. degree black belt in karate Certified by the State of New York as a police defensive tactics instructor, Nationally certified women’s self defense instructor

$8.00 Wiawaka workshop fee or free with overnight stay, day pass or platinum pass. $30 course fee, paid directly to instructor at beginning of class.  Click here to register online or call 518-668-9690


Mindfulness: A Journey into the Now
July 2, 2017 9am-12pm
mindsetMindfulness is the Eastern practice of being intensely aware of the present moment, and is an effective, evidence-based practice for managing stress, anxiety and depression. If you find that your mind is going a mile a minute or you look up and are not sure where your day, week, month, or year went, then this is the workshop for you. Learn practical skills and strategies to help you slow down, calm down, and be present for your life. In this experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice new skills and experience the impact of Mindfulness first-hand.

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: $55 program only
Overnight guests & season pass holders may attend the program for $40
Guests may add meals
Must register in advance  by calling 518-668-9690 or register online by clicking here.


Increasing Your Happiness Quotient
July 3, 2017 9am-12pm

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Happiness, positive mood, and optimism are important to our sense of fulfillment and well-being. Science has made great strides in understanding the practices and behaviors that increase our sense of happiness. In this experiential workshop, participants will have an opportunity to create their own personalized plan for increasing their happiness quotient.

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: $55 program only
Overnight guests may attend the program for $40
Guests may add meals.
Must register in advance by calling 518-668-9690, or click here to register online.

Living with Passion and Purpose
July 5, 2017 9am-12pm

rsz_img_2470_-_copy-1Are you in transition in your life (divorce, graduation, retirement…)? Do you feel blah, uninspired, or just wondering “what next?”? Then this workshop is for you. This fun, experiential workshop will help you focus on what is truly important to you and devise a personalized plan to live your Passions and your Purpose starting today.
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: $55 program only
Overnight guests & season pass holders may attend the program for $40
Guests may add meals.
Must register in advance  by calling 518-668-9690 or register online by clicking here.

You’re So Quiet
July 9, 2017 3:00-4:30pm

thmht0phq3Discover and learn about the age old misunderstanding of introverts. The cultural bias favoring outgoing extroverts has made quieter introverts less popular and has a dramatic impact on how we think of and interact with each other in all areas of our lives. However, recent studies show that introverts have been misunderstood and that both personality types are actually hard-wired, not a choice. The instructor will share with you this game-changing revelation through a thoughtful and humorous presentation. This new knowledge will significantly change the way introverts, extroverts, parents, teachers and managers all view themselves and others. Learn about the effects of this misunderstanding and gain a better understanding of how introverts can thrive in collaboration with extroverts at home, at school, at work, in conflict, in groups and as leaders. Introverts have a lot to offer and you’ll hear about many famous introverts who have made major contributions to our world.

Presenter: John Welter has a BA in psychology. He worked for New York State for 37 years, the first few at the Department of Mental Hygiene and the rest with the State Education Department, where his last 11 years were as manager of the State Records Center. He has given this presentation at varying lengths to the following groups: Shenendehowa school district community education, Rotary clubs, church groups, Silver Sneaker groups and Mother Teresa Academy staff.

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.


History of the Sagamore Hotel
July 18, 2017 7-8:30pm

travel-blog-sagamore-hotel-590x391Lake George and Millionaires’ Row has such rich history, stories and historical significance. Please join us for a journey of elegance and history while Carol McCarthy takes us on a “tour” of the History of the Sagamore
Hotel, originally built in 1883, and its adjacent properties. The glamour, tragedies, and struggles of this magnificent property through the years will be presented through a wealth of vintage photos.
Please visit our Women’s Lecture Dinner Series Page  for registration information.

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.


The 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.