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2014 Workshop & Event Calendar

Please check the website often as additional workshops will be added.

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Please register for workshops & events when you make your overnight or day visit reservation. Register online or call
518-668-9690. We can only notify you of schedule changes or cancellations if you register in advance!

Workshop/Class Passbooks may be purchased by calling 518-668-9690. $70 for a booklet good for 10 classes.  Single classes/workshop will cost $8.00 unless otherwise noted.



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Fri, Jun 20 - 22, 2014
The Women's Liberation Festival (11:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join Lauren Toolin and special guests for a weekend of discovery and joyful liberation. Using Yoga, Movement, Storytelling and introspection, we'll explore what it means to be a fully realized woman and engage the world with all our beauty and power. We''ll create a sacred, yet playful sanctuary for you to validate and give voice to your fearless, joyful self, and awaken the dormant Goddess that is you.
Lauren is a yoga teacher, mother, mentor to many, and a fulltime Goddess. She has been teaching for more than 20 years and is one of the most senior teachers of Para Yoga, Tantric lineage that emphasizes meditation and self empowerment as well as the physical aspects of yoga practice. to learn more about Laura and her history and education please visit her website listed below, this is also where you will sign up for the weekend retreat.
Cost: go to website listed below
Location: Wiawaka Center for Women
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Mon, Jun 23, 2014
Science of Art (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Discuss the ways artist have used science as part of the creative process since ancient times. Try your hand at creating art using math, chemistry and optics.
Instructor: Kathleen McCormick

$10 Material Fee

Class is free for overnight guests or day pass holders.
$8 fee for workshop otherwise
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Jun 25, 2014
Victorian Hair Art (12:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Whether as a memento of a lost love or a family keepsake, flowers, jewelry and art created from human hair were wildly popular during the Victorian era. Discuss the history of this art and learn some techniques as we create a project from thread or hair you've brought from home.
Instructor: Kathleen McCormick

$10 Material Fee

Class is free for overnight guests or day pass holders.
$8 fee for workshop otherwise
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Jun 25, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Thu, Jun 26, 2014
See it in 3D (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The stereoscope 3D viewer was found in nearly every Victorian-era home. Investigate the history and science behind this optical toy, create a 3D image and build a simple stereoscope to view it.

Instructor: Kathleen McCormick

$10 Material Fee

Class is free for overnight guests or day pass holders.
$8 fee for workshop otherwise
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Jun 27 - 29, 2014
DIVINE SALVAGE: Collections, Bundles and Frames (12:00 AM)

DIVINE SALVAGE: Collections, Bundles and Frames
A workshop that explores the human penchant for collecting
and our attachment to possessions, habits and ideas.

Presented by Doliver Productions - Sandi Dollinger & Joan Oliver

The Indo-European root of the word "art" is "to arrange" or "fit together." In this sense, art is whatever is described as having undergone a deliberate process of arrangement by an agent. We begin by collecting, then playing with the materials or objects, organizing them in a variety of ways making new combinations, trying things, then observing the arrangements we have made. ( How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith, 2008, p. 15)

The workshop will employ a sequence of exercises (art, writing, performance) and dialogue that culminates in a ritual to release and/or honor the outcomes revealed during the inquiry.

$325 - Lodging, meals and workshop


Sandi Dollinger is an Albany-based playwright and theatre professional who also teaches as an adjunct English professor at the College of St. Rose. She has taught workshops in playwriting at Pyramid Life Center and worked as a volunteer teacher in cities in Poland, Lithuania and Honduras. Sandi lives in a flat in Albany with her cat-muse, Nunzia.

Joan Oliver is a visual artist, poet and independent grant professional. She has received national recognition for her drawings and paintings, been acknowledged for her poetry and generated over $17 Million in grants. She holds a master's degree in library science from SUNY Albany. She resides in an 1890 farmhouse in Glenmont, NY, with her Schnoodle, Scupper, and tabby, Meena.
Location: Fuller House Parlor - Wiawaka



Sun, Jun 29, 2014
UNPLUG, UNWIND, AND REDISCOVER PEACE AND JOY (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

UNPLUG, UNWIND, AND REDISCOVER PEACE AND JOY
June 29 9:30- 4:00

Join us for this very special retreat day designed for professional women who are caught between the demands of career, family, and the multiple demands of busy lives.

Join Mary Scott and Mary Bartel for a day dedicated to coming back to yourself, and discovering peace and joy right where you are, while nurturing calmness and clarity and feeling deep layers of stress melt away. Together we will practice mindful and healing yoga, guided mindfulness meditations, group and partner practices to enhance awareness and open the heart, yoga nidra /deep yogic sleep, all surrounded by the bliss of a wonderful natural setting.
Leave feeling rested and relaxed with experiences you can take home with you to continue your practice.

No yoga or meditation experience is required. Dress in comfortable clothing for movement and bring a sweater or jacket if weather calls for it.

$35 - Includes lunch

Mary Scott is a Structural Yoga Therapist™, yoga teacher and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher, has been leading mindfulness retreat days for over 15 years. She is in private practice as a Yoga Therapist and is also
affiliated with Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, where she teaches several classes and sees private yoga therapy clients. She is an Order of Interbeing member of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and attends mindfulness retreats with him when he is in the U.S. www.MaryScottYogaTherapy.com

Mary Bartel, owner of Inner Quest Yoga in Saranac Lake, Structural Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Meditation and iRest Yoga Nidra Instructor. Since 2000, Mary offers group and private lessons, workshops and retreats. She also instructs Yoga and Meditation for Relapse Prevention at St. Joseph's Addictions Treatment and Recovery Center. Mary passionately works to help others be more at ease and comfortable.
www.Innerquestyoga.net
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Threads of Mind and Art (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Writing as a process of discovery: In this workshop we will practice the "art" of close observation and of following, with our pen, the threads of mind and heart. Writing is a wonderful way to journey-- to look deeply both at the world outside and complex terrain within, to remember and reflect. No experience required, just pen, paper, and curiosity.

Presenter: Bernice Mennis is the author of "Breaking Out of Prison: a guide to consciousness, compassion, and freedom." She has taught literature and writing at Vermont College and Great Meadows Prison and gives writing workshops at Crandall library and at Chestertown Art Gallery.

Free with overnight or day pass ($15) purchase

$8.00 for workshop only or for season pass holders

Must call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 2, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Sat, Jul 5 - 6, 2014
Seeing the Forest for the Trees - Plein air painting workshop (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Two day workshop focused on learning how to work with pencil and transparent watercolor on cotton rag paper. Basic and more advanced instruction. Artist demonstration and individualized instruction. Painting the architecture, gardens and lakefront at Wiawaka.

Presenter: The retreat will be led by Nancy Philo. She has a BFA drawing, MEd Creative Arts in Learning, former gallery owner/ former Director of SRBrennen gallery- Santa Fe New Mexico

$192 - includes overnight accommodations on Saturday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday.

$75 for workshop and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Must make a reservation - call Wiawaka at 518-668-9690
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Sun, Jul 6, 2014
Living with Intention (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Every thought, every belief --conscious and unconscious-- as well as every word you speak impacts your world and determines your reality. Whether you love every aspect of your life or know you'd like to make some changes, this workshop will guide you to become more aware of the inner dialogue that supports you or sabotages you, as you choose to live more fully in alignment with your core beliefs and values. You'll listen to your inner voice to hear your unique truth, as you set an intention that is in alignment with your heart's desire and become more present in each moment. With guided meditation, group coaching exercises, movement, Yoga, mantra, journal writing, sharing and deep listening, you will have the opportunity to create your path to being more fully expressed, authentic and intentional in your life. Please bring an open heart, a favorite journal or notebook. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for gentle movement. No previous experience of Yoga, journal writing, meditation, etc., necessary!

Workshop Leaders:
Cate LaBarre: Certified Life Coach [The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching, JFK University], Reiki Master Teacher, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Janet Dunn-Davenport: Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, professional storyteller.

Lynn Sickles: Experienced journal writer and workshop facilitator; passionately supporting others on their journey of self-discovery through journal writing.

Workshop only $40.00

Workshop and lunch $52.00

Must make a reservation by calling 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Jul 8, 2014
Women Artists of the 20th Century with Kate Duddiing (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Women Artists of the 20th Century: The Tiffany Girls, Margaret Bourke-White and Georgia O'Keeffe

Tiffany lamps are well-known and easily recognized by their images of nature.
But how they were created, by The Tiffany Girls, was unknown until 2005. Listen as Kate shares the recently-discovered stories of these women artists of the early 20th century.

Photographer Margaret Bourke-White took photos around the world from the 1920s till the 1960s. Initially she photographed architectural subjects, including the photo on the cover of the first Life magazine. But she then became captivated by people's faces, and so she told their stories.

Did you ever wonder why Georgia O'Keeffe painted those huge flowers and the bones in the desert? Kate shows 25 photographs of Georgia's paintings while sharing Georgia's own words about them - a virtual tour by the artist herself.

The story time will be followed by southwestern themed dinner.

Overnight guests and day pass holders - $15 (Includes show & dinner)

Show and dinner only - $30.00

Must make a reservation by calling 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House Parlor



Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Fri, Jul 11 - 13, 2014
Creativity Retreat (2:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Inspiring creativity practices to enhance your sense of purpose and aliveness. Come learn and play with experienced leadership coaches Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton. Enjoy transformative practices that combine mindfulness, heart-centered creativity and positive action. Yoga and optional nature excursions included.

$250 - Retreat includes two nights lodging, Friday night dinner, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

Please call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690



Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Creative Adult Play (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Experienced Leadership coaches and consultants, Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton will showcase modules from the creativity and innovation trainings they facilitate worldwide, topics include mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, embodied presence, improvisational theater techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for workshop only or season pass holders

Call for a reservation 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Inspirational Group Activities (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Experienced Leadership coaches and consultants, Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton will showcase modules from the creativity and innovation trainings they facilitate worldwide, topics include mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, embodied presence, improvisational theater techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for workshop only or season pass holders

Call for a reservation 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Chinese Brush Painting (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Participants will learn the basics of Chinese brush painting. All materials are provided. Individual instruction will be given. The technique of bamboo painting is the first skill mastered. Enjoy the rewarding and fun opportunity to explore your talent for this beautiful ancient art form.

Instructor: Alice Tunison

$20 with overnight stay or day pass purchase ($15 value)

$28 for workshop only or season pass holders
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Chinese Brush Painting (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Participants will learn the basics of Chinese brush painting. All materials are provided. Individual instruction will be given. The technique of bamboo painting is the first skill mastered. Enjoy the rewarding and fun opportunity to explore your talent for this beautiful ancient art form.

Instructor: Alice Tunison

$20 with overnight stay or day pass purchase ($15 value)

$28 for workshop only or season pass holders
Cost: $25
Location: House of Trix



Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Women's Tantric Yoga (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Special women's evenings featuring Allie Middleton leadership coach, experienced meditation and yoga teacher. Allie will share ancient tantric yoga practices for mood management. LifeForce Yoga ® No mat required. Join in and help us create a safe and sacred healing circle.

Free with overnight accommodations or day pass purchase ($15)

$8.00 for workshop only and for season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Inspirational Group Activities (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Experienced Leadership coaches and consultants, Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton will showcase modules from the creativity and innovation trainings they facilitate worldwide, topics include mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, embodied presence, improvisational theater techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for workshop only or season pass holders

Call for a reservation 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Creative Adult Play (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Experienced Leadership coaches and consultants, Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton will showcase modules from the creativity and innovation trainings they facilitate worldwide, topics include mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, embodied presence, improvisational theater techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for workshop only or season pass holders

Call for a reservation 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Inspirational Group Activities (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Experienced Leadership coaches and consultants, Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton will showcase modules from the creativity and innovation trainings they facilitate worldwide, topics include mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, embodied presence, improvisational theater techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for workshop only or season pass holders

Call for a reservation 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Fri, Jul 18 - 20, 2014
Creativity Retreat (2:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Inspiring creativity practices to enhance your sense of purpose and aliveness. Come learn and play with experienced leadership coaches Allie Middleton and Newell Eaton. Enjoy transformative practices that combine mindfulness, heart-centered creativity and positive action. Yoga and optional nature excursions included.

$250 - Retreat includes two nights lodging, Friday night dinner, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.



Fri, Jul 18 - 20, 2014
Replenish, Relinquish, Rejoice (12:00 AM)

A weekend of yoga, meditation, self reverence and celebration. Experience the gift of yoga surrounded by the mountains on Lake George. Pam Lunz Medina, E-RYT is a spiritual activist, yogini, owner of The Yoga Lily studio in Clifton Park and soul adventurer. She will guide us on a journey to nourish our bodies, remember who we are, and relish our souls! Enjoy restorative, yin, moderate, and fluid dancing yoga workshops, journaling, a sacred fire ceremony, live music and special guest teachers. Walk through the labyrinth, hiking nature trails, boat or swim on the lake, or relax on a screened porch. This weekend is a chance to give yourself what you need. For more information about the retreat visit: http://theyogalily.com/Retreats.html

Weekend w/ Meals & Accommodations $370
Without Meals & Accommodations $170

Space is limited.

Call to make a reservation 518-668-9690
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Sun, Jul 20 - 25, 2014
Applique & Quilting Retreat (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Applique / Quilting class for 2014
Teachers are Pat Bayard and Carrie Williams

Quilting instruction in the morning, recreation and free time in the afternoon and evening.

$495 - Includes overnight accommodations & meals beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Friday.

$10 material fee, paid directly to instructors.
Click the "VISIT" link below for more info.

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/appliqueandquiltingclasses
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Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Women's Tantric Yoga (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Special women's evenings featuring Allie Middleton leadership coach, experienced meditation and yoga teacher. Allie will share ancient tantric yoga practices for mood management. LifeForce Yoga ® No mat required. Join in and help us create a safe and sacred healing circle.

Free with overnight accommodations or day pass purchase ($15)

$8.00 for workshop only and for season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House Parlor



Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Journaling Workshop (1:00 PM)

Discover the many benefits and techniques of journaling. We will spend our time together writing from a variety of prompts; some are thought-provoking, some will help bring clarity to our life and put you in touch with your deepest self and others are just plain fun. Due to the private nature of journal writing, we will not read our writing to each other as a general practice. Beginning and experienced journal writers welcome. Bring a notebook or journal and a favorite pen.

Lynn Sickles is an experienced journal writer and workshop facilitator. She believes that writing down our thoughts, ideas, emotions and memories and the details of our day to day life can be an insightful and empowering tool that helps bring clarity to our life. Journal writing is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and helps women on the journey of self discovery.

Free for overnight and day pass holders

$8.00 for workshop only or for season pass holders

Please call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House Parlor - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Fri, Jul 25 - 27, 2014
The Essence of Love: An Enneagram Retreat for Women (2:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Love is an essential aspect of our true nature as divine beings in human form. Saints and mystics know this truth, but the rest of us tend to forget. We get caught up in hurt feelings, resentments, and fear, and so lose our ability to experience the love we naturally have for the people we interact with every day. We also lose touch with our own hearts and with the wider world.

The Enneagram is a powerful wisdom teaching that helps us reconnect with ourselves and others by understanding the inner experience and outer expression of nine distinct personality types. As we deepen our awareness of the patterns of each type, we connect more and more with the essence of who we really are, underneath and beyond those patterns. Hurt feelings, resentments, and fear dissolve in the light of the loving presence that we cultivate.

This retreat will be gentle, slow-paced, and intimate, with plenty of time for quiet introspection, socializing, swimming, sunning, and relaxing in the healing beauty of Wiawaka.

Jenny Campbell has been Certified to teach the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson of the internationally respected Enneagram Institute, headquartered in Stone Ridge, NY. She has completed over 275 hours of intensive training and has been teaching the Enneagram to individuals, couples, and groups since 2009. Please visit www.enneagraminstitute.com for comprehensive information about the Enneagram.

All-inclusive retreat with five meals and lodging: $395
Early bird registration (by April 30): $375

Workshop and five meals (no overnights): $215
Early bird registration (by April 30): $195

To register please visit http://www.enneawake.com/Lake-George-Retreat.html or call Jenny at 774.217.4195.
Location: Wiawaka - House of Trix



Sat, Jul 26, 2014
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY FOR HEALTH & HEALING: PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Energy is the vital life force that activates every function and drives
every process in the human body. Learn about your energy system
and why it is so important to your physical, emotional and spiritual
health. The instructor will teach you a powerful and practical
acupressure tapping technique that you can use to help you feel
better by boosting your energy level and releasing the energy
disruptions blocking good physical and emotional health. The
instructor will also perform an energy assessment on an individual's
energy system, indicating weaknesses and imbalances that may be
contributing to physical or emotional health concerns and will also
demonstrate how energy testing can be used to assess the
compatibility of foods and substances with a person's body.

Jack Treiber is a Certified Energy Practitioner and Personal Energy Manager
in practice as "Energy for Health & Healing, LLC" in downtown
Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park.

Free for overnight and day pass holders

$8.00 for workshop only or for season pass holders

Please call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House Parlor - Wiawaka



Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Retreat for Mothers of Children with Autism (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

This is a retreat for Mothers of children on the autism spectrum. Knowing how hard you work to care for your child, Wiawaka is offering a full day where you'll be waited on, pampered, rejuvenated and have the ability to relax with other women. You'll enjoy lunch and dinner, swimming, light hiking and optional activities like massage, art, and time to speak with others about the challenges and joys you face.

Feel free to make it an overnight by booking a room on either Friday or Saturday.

Price: TBD



Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Meet Your Divine Self (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We believe that the journey of each life is to understand and accept our Ego Self, and to meet and embrace the essence of who we truly are - our Divine Self. In this morning workshop, with guided meditation, group coaching and discussion, you'll have the opportunity to strip away the barriers that separate you from your spiritual, divine nature. With the addition of Yoga, you'll experience stillness as you listen to your heart's wisdom. Storytelling adds the gift of understanding your journey, uniting heart and mind to meet your true self. Please bring a journal or notebook. Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for gentle Yoga. No experience needed.

Workshop Leaders:
Cate LaBarre: Certified Life Coach [The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching, JFK University], Reiki Master Teacher, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist [read more, link to bio]

Janet Dunn-Davenport: Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, professional storyteller. [read more, link to bio]

Free for overnight and day pass holders

$8.00 for workshop only or for season pass holders

Please call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Jul 29, 2014
History of the Sagamore Hotel (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Lake George and Millionaires' Row has such rich history, stories and historical significance that needs to be shared. 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. The elegance, glamour, tragedies, and struggles of this magnificent property through the years will be presented through a PowerPoint presentation which includes a wealth of vintage photos. Lunch included.

$18 for overnight guests
$15 for day pass holders
$30 for workshop only or for season pass holders

Please call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Jul 29, 2014
Salem Witch Trials (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

M. E. Kemp uses the research material from one of her historical mysteries to examine the causes, victims and villains of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. From scary stories told to 2 young girls to hundreds being jailed in Salem and Boston on the testimony of a pack of teenaged girls, Kemp examines the causes and results of this, the most famous event in American history. M.E. Kemp is the author of five historical mysteries, the third of which is set in Salem in 1692 and includes actual testimony from the trials. Kemp us currently working on book #6

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$8 for lecture only or for season pass holders
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Fri, Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Dancing with Your Heart: a Soul Journey with Yoga and Art - 5th Annual! (2:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

A weekend of art making and yoga - Open to joy and reconnect with your body-mind and with your creativity.

In this beautiful serene setting, practice deep and mindful yoga, connect with other women and joyfully engage in an exciting art project. Laughter guaranteed as well as deep and mindful shared experiences in yoga and meditation.
As alchemists, we will each create a special art project with Nancy's inspiring felting process. Allie will teach sacred yoga and share practices to connect with our deepest creativity. Come learn about connecting to color, to nature, to energy centers in your body and all around. Explore your creative expression in a safe environment.

Yoga practices will be on the dock before breakfast. We'll also practice before supper. In the afternoon, we'll play with many colorful materials and textures to create ritual-based Art such as mandalas, journal covers and smudge feathers. Optional Saturday evening may be telling stories from the heart or other improvised creative activities.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels, however some yoga experience is preferred.

Course materials participants need to bring: Loose clothing and yoga supplies, if you have them, a sacred object for the group altar and any sacred materials you wish to include in your art project, such as drift wood, shells, feathers, crystals.

Other supplies will be provided by the facilitators.

$270 - includes overnight accommodations, meals and materials


Facilitator bios:
Allie Middleton is a 30-year yoga and meditation practitioner, a professional level yoga instructor. After many years working and living in NYC, she migrated up the Hudson River Valley. After a long career in innovative program design and product development, she is now actively engaged in transformative leadership coaching thorough her business, Integrative Leadership Practices. Allie teaches yoga and facilitates body-mind workshops at creativity conferences internationally. She is a friend of Wiawaka and is so pleased to be returning this summer to create sacred space with expressive artist Nancy Dorian! alliemiddleton@mac.com www.linkedin.com/in/alliemiddleton

Nancy Dorian is a fiber artist residing in Northampton Massachusetts with a degree in Interior Design and Fine Arts minor in Ceramics. Her company now & ZEN art to wear emerged from the belief that joy comes from doing what you love. Pottery, stained glass and jewelry are a few of her mediums, but she now works primarily with fiber. Nancy has taught fiber arts in many venues including New England Felting Supply, WEBS, Holyoke Community College, Fletcher Farm School for the arts and crafts, Bead + Fiber and her home studio. She creates one-of-a-kind artwear using techniques such as Nuno Felting, Fiber Etching and Serti silk painting. Her work has been spotlighted in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican and Preview Massachusetts Magazine and can be found at galleries and boutiques throughout New England and on Nantucket. Find out more about her at www.nancydorian.com.
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Mon, Aug 4 - 6, 2014
Creative Healing Female Veteran's Retreat (12:00 AM)

Details to follow.
Cost: $220



Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Fri, Aug 8 - 9, 2014
Seeing the Forest for the Trees - Plein air painting workshop (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Learning how to work with pencil and transparent watercolor on cotton rag paper.
Basic and more advanced instruction. Artist demonstration and individualized instruction. Painting the architecture, gardens and lakefront at Wiawaka.

Two day workshop focused on learning how to work with pencil and transparent watercolor on cotton rag paper. Basic and more advanced instruction. Artist demonstration and individualized instruction. Painting the architecture, gardens and lakefront at Wiawaka.

Presenter: The retreat will be led by Nancy Philo. She has a BFA drawing, MEd Creative Arts in Learning, former gallery owner/ former Director of SRBrennen gallery- Santa Fe New Mexico

$192 - includes overnight accommodations on Friday, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast & lunch on Saturday.

$75 for workshop and lunch on Friday & Saturday

Must make a reservation - call Wiawaka at 518-668-9690
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Fri, Aug 8 - 10, 2014
Mothers Healing Together (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Loss of a Child and the Pathway to Healing...

Losing a child is the most devastating experience a mother can endure. There is forever a hole in her heart, yet life continues to move on around her, the world stops for no one. This retreat is designed as a respite from the real world and an opportunity to share, learn, grow and heal with other women who are walking this emotional path. The journey will include gentle yoga, outdoor activities, healing circles, labyrinth walks and a special art activity. There will also be time for quiet contemplation. The weekend will be designed to meet the needs of the individuals in the group and each member will experience the beauty of sharing, reflecting and renewing in a caring, supportive environment at one of the most beautiful spots on Lake George, the "Queen of the American Lakes".

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about"

Your retreat leaders:

Joleen Mahoney Roe has been an art educator in the Capital Region for over 35 years, at St Anne Institute and Bethlehem Central High School, respectively. She also leads creative arts workshops for teachers and adults. In 2005 she lost her youngest beloved son, Eden, and continues to walk the path of healing, personal introspection and has channeled her grief through her personal art. This retreat is realizing a dream for her of bringing mothers together who have lost children in a beautiful, nurturing and supportive environment to share, learn and grow.

Melodee James has been an environmental education specialist and special education teacher for over 30 years. Currently she teaches high school special needs students at Hoosick Falls Central School. Her son Lancelee, a musician, artist, poet and actor died in 2010. Recently, she compiled a book of his poems and art as one of many ways to heal herself and others who knew Lancelee. Sharing her love of the outdoors, encouraging journaling and art will be a healing process as well.

Mary Ann Pitzer has thirty years experience as an elementary and middle school special education teacher in the Ithaca City School District. She is the mother of three sons. Her precious son, Brent, passed away at age 19 in 2001. A close circle of friends encircled her with warmth and unending support as she took first steps toward a life that was forever changed. She believes The Mothers Healing Together weekend will be an opportunity to walk in step with other moms who share this journey, surrounded with the serenity and beauty of a very peaceful place.

Kathleen Fisk has been practicing yoga since 1986 and is Kripalu certified since 1997 and a Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Guide since 2011. Kathleen brings intuition, healing, warmth and love to all her classes, gently nudging her students to remember who they are. Kathleen has been teaching in the Capital District in all sorts of settings; schools, corporate, gyms, community settings, and studios all culminating to her own new studio, In Harmony Yoga Studio in Cohoes. It is her honor to be able to share this wonderful healing gift of yoga.

Margaret Snow is a Certified HeartPath Reiki Healer and Workplace Spiritual Life Coach. She has also been a volunteer for Hospicare and Palliative Services of Tompkins County for the past 10 years. During the retreat, Margaret will be offering HeartPath Reiki which is a gentle, intuitive form of healing and balancing. Margaret's clients experience deep relaxation, warmth, and a feeling of being "mothered" during a session. Margaret considers it a great privilege to serve participating mothers during this retreat.


$295 - includes meals, program and lodging

Call 518-668-9690 to make a reservation



Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Drumming Workshop (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Although this workshop is geared toward beginners, anyone who has drumming experience is also welcome. Sound Foundation will teach the basic drum strokes, and participants will learn several drum songs. Expect to have a lot of fun! We will provide drums for 12 participants. We can accommodate more than 12 if individuals bring their own drums (ashikos, djembes or congas only--no frame drums). Making music together is a real joy everyone should experience!

Sound Foundation has been sharing the love of drumming with hundreds of women (and a few men) at Wiawaka for more than a decade.

Please register by calling 518-668-9690

$10 for overnight guests and day pass holders.

$15 for workshop only or for season pass holders.
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Food Is Not the Enemy (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

A program led by Linda McKenney, Personal Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, focusing on:

- Eliminating negative phrases about what we eat, such as, "I was bad."
- Learn Mindful Eating techniques
- Begin to learn how to love and appreciate your body regardless of your size
- What we need to do to be "our right size"

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders

$8.00 for workshop only and season pass holders

Call to make a reservation - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: Pavilion - Weather permitting



Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Allowing Joy (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

"The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy." Abraham-Hicks
Perhaps you've wondered how anyone can experience joy when "bad stuff" keeps happening. Living through illness, loss and tragedy can be exhausting - and just when you begin to feel better, something else happens, adding to the despair and sadness.
Join in this morning conversation and group coaching experience as we explore what it means to open your heart to joy. If you are willing to allow joy to be an integral part of your precious life journey, you won't want to miss this important session.

Cost: Free for overnight and day pass guests

$8 for workshop only or for season pass holders.

Cate LaBarre: Certified Life Coach [The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching, JFK University], Reiki Master Teacher, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Location: Gazebo



Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: Pavilion - Weather permitting



Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Journaling Workshop (1:00 PM)

Discover the many benefits and techniques of journaling. We will spend our time together writing from a variety of prompts; some are thought-provoking, some will help bring clarity to our life and put you in touch with your deepest self and others are just plain fun. Due to the private nature of journal writing, we will not read our writing to each other as a general practice. Beginning and experienced journal writers welcome. Bring a notebook or journal and a favorite pen.

Lynn Sickles is an experienced journal writer and workshop facilitator. She believes that writing down our thoughts, ideas, emotions and memories and the details of our day to day life can be an insightful and empowering tool that helps bring clarity to our life. Journal writing is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and helps women on the journey of self discovery.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: Fuller House Parlor



Fri, Aug 22 - 24, 2014
Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Retreat (12:00 AM)

Bring your spirit, bathing suit, and yoga mat for a weekend SUP Yoga Retreat at Wiawaka Holiday House nestled in the beauty of the Adirondacks on Lake George. Set your spirit free while learning Stand Up Paddling (SUP) or honing your SUP skills. Balance and apply these SUP skills as you add yoga to your board. Connect with your spirit with three yoga classes on land and four SUP classes, including two SUP Yoga classes. Spend time meditating while walking Wiawaka's labyrinth, listen to birdsong from an Adirondack chair or read on the screened porch between scheduled activities. Warm your soul with an evening bonfire under the stars (dark chocolate s'mores included).
Retreat leaders are Genii Rutherford, 200+ RYT yoga teacher, SUP Yoga teacher, Paddle Fit I&II, WPA Level 1,MELT Hand and Foot Instructor, and Patty Pensel, owner of Patty's Water Sports in Cleverdale, ACA SUP instructor, Paddle Fit I&II and WPA Level 1 certified.

Weekend with Meals, Accommodations and all Yoga and SUP Instructions and Classes - $590.

Call Wiawaka at 518-668-9690 to make a reservation



Fri, Aug 22 - 24, 2014
Writing Your Memoirs (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

During this weekend course, students will be given the tools to begin to tell their own stories. Thinking and writing about our lives are powerful activities of discovery. We will consider ways to begin and events to include in the writing of memoir. Our group will share writings and ideas in a safe and helpful environment. Memoir is a valuable gift we can create for ourselves and posterity.

"For who will testify, who will accurately describe our lives if we do not do it ourselves?" (Faye Moskowitz in the And the Bridge is Love)


$275 for accommodations, meals and workshop.

$35 for workshop only

Limited to 7 participants

Call to register

Presenter: Bio
Irene Baldwin has been writing and teaching memoir to students of all ages and abilities for many years. She holds degrees in English from SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Albany. Irene was a teacher of high school English and enrichment for four decades at Cambridge Central School in Cambridge, NY. Irene is a writer, a poet, an educator and a lover of words. "Everyone has a story to tell; my goal is to facilitate the process that brings much satisfaction and self-knowledge to each student



Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Murder for Fun or Profit (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Learn the five elements that go into a mystery novel. Create your own detective, murder off people and get even with your enemies without fear of arrest in this workshop that breaks down the mystery of mystery writing. Bring paper and pen/pencil or computer so you can create your very own murder and mayhem. Kemp is the author of five historical mysteries featuring two nosy Puritan detectives. She is working on book #6, work-titled DEATH OF A LUSTY LAD. Kemp speaks at many venues and teaches writing workshops at the Paradox Lake Women's Writing Retreat.

$5 for overnight guests or day pass holders

$13 for workshop only or season pass holders



Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Pittelli, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.

Free for overnight guests and day pass ($15 purchase) holders.

$8.00 for workshop only or season pass holders

Reservation recommended - 518-668-9690
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Wiawaka Fine Art & Craft Festival (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Please join us for our first ever Fine Art Festival. More information to come!

Artists wishing to register, please contact Meaghan Wilkins at 518-668-9690.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Location: Wiawaka Grounds