Workshops & Lectures

Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living
June 24, 2018 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. 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 12:00 Ayurveda and You, 12:00– 2:00 Lunch and Free Time on the Lake, 2:00 to 3:30 Digestion and the role of Culinary Spices, 3:30 to 4:30 Divine Sleep®Yoga Nidra.

There is a $35 program registration fee to attend, and must be paid in advance to Linda Tipke 518-538-7712, adkayu@verizon.net, www.adkayurveda.com.  Regular Wiawaka Day Use & overnight rates apply. To make reservations, call 518-668-9690 x 1 or click here.


 

Mindful Time Management
June 28, 2018 2-3 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothee Racette

The demands for our attention can pull us in so many different directions that it can be hard to find quiet time to think about priorities. This workshop offers practical approaches to manage stress and keep your focus in spite of distractions. You will come away with personal strategies to live in the present and appreciate moments of joy.

Dorothee Racette is a time management and productivity coach working in the Capital Region of New York. She owns and operates Take Back My Day and works with small business owners and creative professionals to improve workflow and workday organization. She has published numerous articles on work organization and time management for business owners and has given presentations around the country.

There is a $55 program fee to attend, and must be paid directly to Dorothee at the start of class. Regular Wiawaka Day Use & overnight rates apply. To make reservations, call 518-668-9690 x 1 or click here.


Women’s Sexual Assault Defense Class
July 2, 2018  9am-12pm
Instructor: Bill Biggs

Basic 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

Cost: $10.00 or free with overnight stay, day pass or platinum pass. $30 course fee, paid directly to instructor at beginning of class. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


The Fabulous and Fun Fearless Females’ Quest for Identity
July 7, 2018  9am-4pm Wakonda Lodge
Instructor: Brenda Harder
A Workshop that addresses issues that could make a real difference in the lives of women wanting and seeking change. An invitation for all women to step out of their lives and learn to listen to what their hearts need to tell them by taking time away and daring to put a relationship with themselves first. Transform yourself and shift into a life that is more rewarding, fulfilling, and authentic.

 Seven steps to become your BEST self.

  • Honor and put yourself at the top of the list.
  • Set priorities that mirror what’s really important to you.
  • Become more connected to yourself and your intuition.
  • Balance your life to support your new intentions.
  • Eliminate those people, events, and roles that are outlived.
  • Release the past, accept change and chart a new course.
  • Gather your strengths and sponsor yourself.

 What instructor Brenda Harder can promise is that if you come with an open heart and an intention to have a new experience, you will walk away accepting change, being real, letting go, making time, breaking rules, and feeling more affirmed, just to name a few.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.  To register either click here or call 528-668-9690.


Herbal Mint Healing Salve
July 9, 2018 2-4pm
Instructor: Tina Ames 

Make an herbal healing salve with a favorite of Georgia O’Keeffe’s . . . mint. In this class Tina Ames will do a step by step demo on making a healing salve with coconut oil, local beeswax, and organic healing mint. Everyone gets to take home a small jar of salve along with easy instructions on how to make it at home.
Cost to attend: $10 program fee for class only. Or purchase a day pass and stay all day and your class is included. Overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders may attend for free. To register cal 518-668-9690 or click here.
There is a $8 material fee due at the start of class for all students, and must be paid directly to the instructor.

Georgia’s Flower Bombs
July 10, 2018 2-4 pm
Instructor: Tina Ames

Have fun in this easy workshop making seed bombs (balls) with three of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite organic flowers – monster sunflower, morning glory and columbine. Our seed bombs will be made up of recycled paper that we will soak, blend into a pulp and add seeds forming a ball. Everyone gets to make some of their own to take home and grow three of Georgia’s favorite flowers!

Cost to attend: $10 program fee for class only. Or purchase a day pass and stay all day and your class is included. Overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders may attend for free. To register cal 518-668-9690 or click here.  There is a $8 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


Listening from the Heart

July 16, 2018 9am-12pm
Instructors: Cate LaBarre & Janet Dunn

Do you want to cover your ears and sing, “la, la, la, la, la, I can’t HEAR you!” or lash out and make others wrong to make something, anything, right? All of us tend to listen through filters – bias, judgment, beliefs, and frame of reference. Everything is either good or bad; right or wrong. Join returning facilitators, Janet Dunn and Cate LaBarre, to explore how to listen from the heart to the messages all around you and within you. With interactive exercises, sharing, meditation, mindfulness, ceremony, and movement, celebrate your precious life as you connect from the heart. Learn how to listen to others with curiosity, acceptance, patience, and empathy. Practice listening to your inner voice and body messages with compassion. Bring a journal or notebook and please wear clothes suitable for the weather; we plan to spend a portion of our time together outdoors. Enjoy your day by staying at Wiawaka for lunch and continue your journey, opening to the sounds of nature, honoring your inner voice, and listening to others. We will gather again for optional sharing at 3 PM for those who wish to join us.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. (Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders.) Purchase a day pass and workshop is included. Stay for lunch for $12! To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.


Yoga and Ayurveda, The Sister Sciences
July 17, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Linda Tipke

Yoga and Ayurveda are inseparable sisters. They originate as part of a greater system of Vedic knowledge. Both are based on the principles of the pranayama (yogic breath control) and encompass an understanding of how the body works through the doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and the effects that food and medicines have on the body. This workshop explores this relationship through discussions and gentle yoga practices. “Ayurveda is the Science, Yoga is the Practice of the Science”  **Wear loose clothing. A 15 minute Yoga practice follows each of the 4 topics of discussion. Hatha yoga is gentle. The last 45 minutes of the workshop will be a Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guided relaxation session.

To participate you must RSVP Linda Tipke by calling 518-538-7712 or emailing adkayu@verizon.net.  Regular Wiawaka Day Use & overnight rates apply. To make reservations, call 518-668-9690 or click here.


Walk on the Wild Side Herbal Workshop
July 26, 2018  10am-12pm
Instructor: Margo Mullein
Get 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: $10 program fee only (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders). Instructor will accept donations at beginning of class to off set materials. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


The Ins and Outs of Herbal Vinegars
July 27, 2018 9:30am-12pm
Instructor: Margo Mullein
Join herbalist Margo Mullein in this “make and take” class on the making of, and benefits of using, an herbal infused vinegar.

Cost: $10 program fee only (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders). Instructor will accept donations at beginning of class to off set materials. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.


The Art of Manifestation
July 28, 2018 9am-8:30pm
Instructor: Margo Mullein
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.  

The program will be held in three sessions, 10am-2pm, 4-6pm, 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: $15 day pass/program fee  (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders).  Meals may be added. There is a $35 material/instructor fee that is to be paid directly to instructor at the beginning of class. Call 518-668-9690 to register or click here.