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2014 Workshop & Event Calendar

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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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Mon, Jul 21 - 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.

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

Yoga with Genii Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: Dock or Pavilion



Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 PM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)

Space is limited, please call ahead.
Cost: $8 per class, free for overnight guests or Day Pass Holders
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



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: $50



Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Zentangle (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)

Zentangle is an easy, fun, relaxing method of drawing that uses patterns to create lovely artwork. It is a fascinating new art form that increases focus, decreases stress, and allows your creative juices to flow. No artistic talent is necessary. You will learn several easy patterns to get you started so you can use this fun form of meditation when you go home.

Free for overnight guests or day pass holders.
$8 for season pass holders or the workshop only

Tina Tompkins Ames has been teaching creative classes for the past 15 years on subject matters such as food, gardening, crafts, and healing art. Her down to earth style along with simple techniques makes her a much sought after instructor for libraries, retreats and community education. She has been featured in numerous publications such as Fortune Small Business, Décor, Buffalo News and more. She is the currently the founder/owner of Artsy Inspirations (www.artsyinspirations.com) and blogger/owner of www.CourageousChick.com .
Location: Fuller House



Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Cosmic Doodling (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

This fun, rewarding and enlightening class asks the participants to go through an instructor guided doodling session. No artistic abilities needed! Each student is asked to keep their drawings to themselves. We encourage stick figures and basic drawings - because we draw only with CRAYONS! The point of the Cosmic Doodling class is to identify what you really want, who you really want with you, and then focus on manifesting it. The finished doodling is enlightening for the student - asking the important question - what do you really want to make your soul sing?

Free for overnight guests or day pass holders.
$8 for season pass holders or the workshop only

Tina Tompkins Ames has been teaching creative classes for the past 15 years on subject matters such as food, gardening, crafts, and healing art. Her down to earth style along with simple techniques makes her a much sought after instructor for libraries, retreats and community education. She has been featured in numerous publications such as Fortune Small Business, Buffalo News and more. She is the currently the founder/owner of Artsy Inspirations (www.artsyinspirations.com) and blogger/owner of www.CourageousChick.com .
Location: Fuller House



Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine Sessions
Call ahead to book, or walk in.
$35/half hour
$65/full hour

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's interweaving energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known of which are the chakras, meridians & aura. Gentle touch connecting points across the body and work in the body's energy field unclogs blockages and reinforces optimal energetic patterns so that the body can heal itself.

Ellen O'Connell took informal Energy Medicine classes for 5 years before earning a scholarship to Donna Eden's 2 year Energy Medicine Certification Program, graduating in February 2011. She continues to augment her studies of energy healing with classes in flower essences, properties of crystals, and healing sound. She also teaches in Saratoga. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.
Location: Rose Cottage



Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Create Your Own Mandala (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Mandalas are symmetrical designs that represent the universe, and are used as a tool in meditation by many cultures. They are great tools for meditation and increasing self-awareness. Designing your own mandala can be both inspirational and therapeutic.
This fun and creative class will guide you through the process of creating and coloring your own masterpiece. No artist experience necessary. You will be drawing easy shapes/patterns and then filling them in the colors you choose to express yourself.

Free for overnight or day pass holders
$8 for season pass holders or workshop only

Tina Tompkins Ames has been teaching creative classes for the past 15 years on subject matters such as food, gardening, crafts, and healing art. Her down to earth style along with simple techniques makes her a much sought after instructor for libraries, retreats and community education. She has been featured in numerous publications such as Fortune Small Business, Décor, Buffalo News and more. She is the currently the founder/owner of Artsy Inspirations (www.artsyinspirations.com) and blogger/owner of www.CourageousChick.com .
Location: Wiawaka



Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Kirtan with Chandrika (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Chandrika is a musical trio from NY's capital region based in the practice of nada yoga - the yoga of sacred sound. Offering a compelling style of kirtan interspersed with mantra meditations and classical Indian raga using traditional instrumentation, Chandrika's sound is enhanced by the additions of banjo, guitar and a rich variety of percussion.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling 518-668-9690

Come enjoy the Wiawaka grounds and stay for dinner, which is served at 6pm. A reservation is necessary. ($16 per person)
Location: Trix
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Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Introduction to BELLY DANCING (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Introduction to Belly Dancing
5 session class, Monday evenings at 6-7 pm. July 7, 14, 28, Aug 11 and 25. $50 for the 5-class session of $15 per class.
Please call to register.
Location: Wiawaka Retreat Center for Women



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
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



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 more for day pass holders
$30 for workshop and lunch

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



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

Yoga with Genii Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Some Enchanted Evening - Dinner & Concert (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Wiawaka is pleased to present "Some Enchanted Evening," an evening of dinner and song featuring vocalist Eileen Egan Mack, jazz pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Bill Delaney on Wednesday, July 30. The trio will perform music from the jazz and pop genres honoring some of the Eileen's musical influences from Ella Fitzgerald and Jo Stafford to Carol King and Joni Mitchell.

Cost: Dinner and show $35 (Overnight guests staying on the 30th pay $19)

Limited seating! Please call 518-668-9690 to purchase tickets.
Location: Fuller House



Thu, Jul 31, 2014
OASIS: Healing by Design Psychology (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

How can you use Design Psychology to create home or community settings that enhance healing? Dr. Israel discusses the important role environmental design can play in creating an oasis in the face of stress, illness or following personal or catastrophic disasters. Through "hands-on" exercises, she illustrates how attendees can determine the personal, nurturing associations they/their clients have with color, fabrics, furniture and special objects. Case study examples provide insight into ways such a "Design Psychology Blueprint" can be used by those seeking to create a healing oasis by design.

Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.
$8 for season pass holders and workshop only



Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)

Space is limited, please call ahead.
Cost: $8 per class, free for overnight guests or Day Pass Holders
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



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



Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine Sessions
Call ahead to book, or walk in.
$35/half hour
$65/full hour

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's interweaving energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known of which are the chakras, meridians & aura. Gentle touch connecting points across the body and work in the body's energy field unclogs blockages and reinforces optimal energetic patterns so that the body can heal itself.

Ellen O'Connell took informal Energy Medicine classes for 5 years before earning a scholarship to Donna Eden's 2 year Energy Medicine Certification Program, graduating in February 2011. She continues to augment her studies of energy healing with classes in flower essences, properties of crystals, and healing sound. She also teaches in Saratoga. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.



Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Afternoon Tea with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater (2:00 PM - 4:00 AM)

Join us for an afternoon tea featuring a presentation of violin duets spanning the Baroque to the modern era, as well as accompanied songs and opera excerpts from one of the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater.

$25 per person. Please call 518-668-9690 to make a reservation.



About the musicians:
Alyson has worked as a professional violinist in Charleston, South Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Seoul, Korea; and now New York's Capital Region. Local groups she frequently plays with include the Glens Falls Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Schenectady Symphony, and Cohoes Music Hall. Alyson lives in Cambridge, New York, and also plays old-time Appalachian fiddle in the Battenkill String Band.

Jessica lives in Albany, New York. She holds a Master's degree in violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. During her time at CU Boulder, she studied chamber music with the Takacs Quartet. Locally, she frequently performs with the Albany Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony, and Saratoga Chorale. She has toured with Andrea Bocelli, been featured nationally on PBS (John Tesh's PianoGospelDance), and played in orchestras all over the country, including: The Bolshoi Ballet Company, Boulder Philharmonic, Arizona Opera Company, and the Santa Fe Symphony, among others.
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Aug 4 - 6, 2014
Creative Healing Female Veteran's Retreat (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

The Arts and Reintegration Adirondack Women's Retreat is open to any woman who has served our country in any branch of the military at any time. This Adirondack retreat will focus on the unique issues arising out of military service, including invisible wounds. This is an opportunity to learn from others who have served our country on how to be both a citizen and warrior and gain the skills that will enhance quality of life.

Register by calling Carolyn at 518-251-318 6or 518-390-3899
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Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Yoga (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)

Space is limited, please call ahead.
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Thu, Aug 7, 2014
''Voice of the Mountain: Jeanne Robert Foster, an Adirondack Legacy'' (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

"Voice of the Mountain: Jeanne Robert Foster, an Adirondack Legacy" is a one-person show in which the actress Eileen Egan Mack portrays Jeanne, weaving stories, songs, and readings into an enthralling program that transports the audience to another place and time. Eileen has brought Jeanne to life in colleges, schools, libraries, theaters, town halls, and homes across New York State and from Austin, Texas to Dublin, Ireland.

From the wilds of Hamilton county and the wilderness of the Great North Woods to Europe and New York City's cosmopolitan life in the early 20th century, Jeanne was at home and fully immersed in her surroundings. Jeanne is a woman whose work and life are honored by this show. While so much of women's roles has been hidden behind the scrim of history's stage, this program is an opportunity to share Jeanne's light and life.

Program will be followed by dinner
Cost: $35 (Overnight guests staying on the 7th pay $19)
Location: Fuller House



Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



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.

Participants must bring watercolor paints, paper and brushes.

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

Reservations made after 7/17/2014 cost: (Early bird price ended)

$217 - includes overnight accommodations on Friday, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast & lunch on Saturday.

$92 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)

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT!



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.



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



Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine Sessions
Call ahead to book, or walk in.
$35/half hour
$65/full hour

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's interweaving energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known of which are the chakras, meridians & aura. Gentle touch connecting points across the body and work in the body's energy field unclogs blockages and reinforces optimal energetic patterns so that the body can heal itself.

Ellen O'Connell took informal Energy Medicine classes for 5 years before earning a scholarship to Donna Eden's 2 year Energy Medicine Certification Program, graduating in February 2011. She continues to augment her studies of energy healing with classes in flower essences, properties of crystals, and healing sound. She also teaches in Saratoga. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.



Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Meet Ann Hood - Author (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Come meet Ann Hood, internationally known novelist. Some of her books include The Obituary Writer, The Red Thread, and the Knitting Circle. All pertain to the lives of women. Ann will give a brief talk about her work and allow for a time of networking, discussion and book signing.

There is no cost to attend but donations to assist Wiawaka in providing for Ann's travel expenses would be appreciated.

We will have some books available to purchase or you may bring your own copy for Ann to sign. To learn more about Ann, visit the link below!
Location: Fuller House
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Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Home Design Psychology Day Retreat (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Redecorating? Remodeling? Buying a new home OR…Stuck? In transition? Not sure what move to make next? In this series of three interactive workshops, Dr. Toby Israel will help you "design from within" to create a home/space that not only looks good, but supports your positive growth and change.
During the sessions you'll complete eight interactive exercises from the 'Design Psychology Toolbox.' Knowledge gained will be translated into a "Design Psychology Blueprint"-specific guidelines for home choice, space planning, style, color, furniture and other elements to be used as a catalyst for life-enhancing design.

Cost is $30 and includes lunch



Mon, Aug 11, 2014
The Art of Lake George (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Lake George inspires the creative spirit in a variety of ways. Works of art from the 19th through the 21st century that reflect that inspiration will be discussed, along with the lives of the artists including Thomas Cole, John Frederick Kensett, Georgia O'Keeffe, Weber Furlong and more.

This will be presented by June Leary, Educational Curator of the Hyde Collection

This event is free but please call to RSVP, 518-668-9690.
Cost: FREE



Mon, Aug 11 - 12, 2014
Adirondack Landscapes Felt, 2 part workshop (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks that surrounds Wiawaka in a landscape collage. This workshop requires no prior experience, and is intended to uplift your creative spirit!

Day 1- we will combine wool with natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers and how to use them to their best effect for illustration: wool fibers, nepps and locks; mohair, silk hankies, silk top and silk blends, fabrics, linen and hemp.

Day 2 - we will review our felted landscapes as a supportive group, consider how we might strengthen our compositions, then enhance our surface designs with options of stitching, beading and embellishing. Participants have found that sitting together out of doors on the Wiawaka grounds (weather permitting) to enjoy handwork is very soothing and inspiring. Appropriate for all levels of experience.
Please bring two old towels. All other materials will be supplied.
I suggest you wear sleeves that can be rolled up out of your way to stay dry. A heavy cloth or waterproof apron is helpful too.

Workshop Fee:
For overnight or day pass holders - $20 for one day, $30 for two

For season pass holders or the workshop only $28 for one day or $46 for both days

Must call to register - 518-668-9690

About the instructor
Robin Blakney-Carlson has been a feltmaker for two decades, making felting her full time profession since 2006. She has taught and exhibited her work throughout the Northeast. She is the owner of Luckystone Feltworks, located in the historic Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Introduction to BELLY DANCING (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Introduction to Belly Dancing
5 session class, Monday evenings at 6-7 pm. July 7, 14, 28, Aug 11 and 25. $50 for the 5-class session of $15 per class.
Please call to register.
Location: Wiawaka Retreat Center for Women



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 Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: Pavilion - Weather permitting



Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Women by Design: Transforming Home, Transforming Self (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Have you ever wondered how the space you live in can help you transform yourself? In the past, a 'woman's place was in the home.' Now women are place-makers creating dynamic lives within and beyond the home, and transforming themselves in the process. Dr. Israel's conversation will include a bird's-eye view into the lives and careers of female designers who transformed their space as they grew and developed in their personal lives and careers. Through interactive exercises, you'll find out how you, too, can begin to redesign your life by creating a space that represents the "you" you're becoming. Learn how you can apply the 'design from within' process to major transitions thereby revitalizing your sense of self while creating a nurturing, life-enhancing home space.

Free for overnight and day pass holders
$8 for season pass holders and workshop only



Thu, Aug 14 - 15, 2014
Lake George Music Festival Open Rehersal (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

World-class musicians rehearse for a full week of classical music performances around Lake George. Come experience the music in the making!

Rehearsal on both days 10am-12pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Fuller House
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Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)
It is $8 per session, Free for overnight guests and day pass holders.
Space is limited, please call ahead.
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine Sessions
Call ahead to book, or walk in.
$35/half hour
$65/full hour

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's interweaving energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known of which are the chakras, meridians & aura. Gentle touch connecting points across the body and work in the body's energy field unclogs blockages and reinforces optimal energetic patterns so that the body can heal itself.

Ellen O'Connell took informal Energy Medicine classes for 5 years before earning a scholarship to Donna Eden's 2 year Energy Medicine Certification Program, graduating in February 2011. She continues to augment her studies of energy healing with classes in flower essences, properties of crystals, and healing sound. She also teaches in Saratoga. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.



Sun, Aug 17 - 20, 2014
SoulCollage Retreat (2:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

SoulCollage is a process of discovery, play and community art making where we intuitively choose images and create small collages, eventually creating a deck of "cards", each card a "mirror of self and soul". Working with images allows us to express ourselves & souls in a way that deep play, creativity, and reflection.

We will work with SoulCollage - making cards, doing readings, exploring the Committee and Companion Suits, while allotting time for swimming, dreaming, walking and relaxing in between. Open to all from beginners to those more experienced with SoulCollage. Bring your cards, you sense of wonder and prepare to relax and renew!


REGISTRATION FEES
(Includes tuition, art materials, 3 nights lodging and 8 meals at Wiawaka)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE) - $595.00 ~ Registration & full payment by July 20 2014

FULL PRICE - $645.00 ($50.00 Deposit by August 1, 2014-payment in full upon arrival.)

CANCELLATIONS: After August 1, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged.

To register contact:
Carolyn Kay Bradley carolynb28@gmail.com 518-441-6468
Judith Prest jeprest@aol.com 518- 895-8001


Retreat Leaders
Carolyn Kay Bradley, Ed. S. is a retired school counselor with specialties in building school community, character education and PBIS. In addition, she is trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator and loves this process so much that she wants to share it with the universe!

Judith Prest, LMSW, a published poet, photographer and collage artist, holds certificates in Expressive Arts, Creativity Mentoring and SoulCollage® facilitation. A retired school social worker, she now does her "real work" of creativity coaching at retreat centers, retirement communities, prisons, community agencies and at Spirit Wind Studio, where she lives and works.



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 Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: Pavilion - Weather permitting



Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Journaling Workshop (1:00 PM - 3:00 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



Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)
$8 per session, Free for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders.
Space is limited, please call ahead.
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Thu, Aug 21 - 22, 2014
Your Passion - Your Purpose - Your Path (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Are you ready to embark on a journey to a more passionate and meaningful life? Creating a truly meaningful life begins with becoming really clear about what matters to you.

Your Passions - Your Purpose - Your Path is a life-changing 2-day workshop presented by Dr. Louise M. Finlayson that will help you:

• Learn a simple yet very powerful way to identify your top 5 Passions

• Become clearer about your Life Purpose

• Discover your Path to living a passionate and purposeful life

• Learn tools to use when you run into challenges along your Path

In this workshop, you will learn how your passions can help you discover what is most important

to you in your life. Your passions contain information about your life purpose and will help you embark on your own unique life path. You will create "markers" or milestones that help you know when you are living your passions fully. You can then reliably use this as your most trusted decision-making tool for life! You will also learn important strategies to use when you come up against obstacles and self-limiting beliefs.

Following this workshop, regardless of past successes or failures, personal triumph or tragedy, you will gain more clarity about the life you will choose to create from now on, and you will bring more clarity and focus to your life. Whatever your age, you deserve to discover your passions and live a life full of success and direction!

As an insightful, powerful Transformational Leadership Coach, Dr. Louise M. Finlayson connects people to their passions, and their purpose, which then helps inform their path. Dr. Finlayson is committed to helping people expand self-understanding, dream big, cut through self-limiting beliefs, take action and undergo profound transformation. Dr. Finlayson has a talent for motivating people to simultaneously create big visions while taking action to achieve their dreams.

Dr. Finlayson is a Harvard Medical School trained Clinical Psychologist who has worked in private practice for over 25 years. In addition to her work as a Transformational Life Coach,

Dr. Finlayson is an experienced Life Coach, motivational speaker and is a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. Dr. Finlayson has pursued her own transformational path that includes a 25-year yoga/meditation practice and extensive other personal development programs.

If you are: a student, a parent, a business owner, retiring, getting divorced, unhappy in your job, in transition, feeling confused about your next step, feeling blah, at a crossroad or simply wanting more joy and fulfillment in your life, this workshop is for you!

Dates/Times: Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:00 am to 4:30 pm & Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: (Includes tuition, materials, 1 night lodging, lunch & dinner on Thursday, and breakfast & lunch on Friday)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE - $240.00 ~ Registration & full payment by August 1, 2014

FULL PRICE - $275.00 (after August 1st

Register early to ensure rooms are available. Make sure to include your phone # when you register through PayPal so we may contact you with hotel room information. Thank you!

CANCELLATIONS: After August 6th, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged.

To register for this workshop, please click "VISIT" below.
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka
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Fri, Aug 22 - 24, 2014
Writing Your Memoirs (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT!

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)

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



Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



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



Sat, Aug 23, 2014
''The Beauty of Herbs'' Herbal Basics and Art Meet in the Wild (9:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

Join Certified Herbalist, Margo Mullein, and Hudson River School Painter, Patti Ferrara, for two day workshop on discovering and revealing the beauty of wild medicinal herbs.

On Saturday, we begin at 9:30am with a guided meditation to open our hearts and minds for a walk around the lovely grounds of Wiawaka. During which we will meet and greet wild growing herbs, and discuss the many stories, and uses of the plants that we see. At the end of the morning session, participants will identify one plant that really resonates with them, and the one they will work with for the rest of the workshop. Saturday evening, after dinner, Patti will teach participants how drawing their plant can deepen their experience of it. This evening session prepares the participants for the next morning's work. An evening fire will round out our time together.

On Sunday morning after breakfast, we meet in the garden for a silent labyrinth walk. Then we'll go to our plants, and capture their beauty in two ways: first with watercolors - resulting in a finish painting in an 8x10" matt. Second, by making an herbal vinegar, discussing the many benefits and uses of this type of herbal preparation. Stay after Lunch, and return to our art supplies to make tags or labels for the vinegar's.

2-day Workshop and Materials: $57.00
with meals $97 (Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch)
with meals and lodging $159 (Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch)


Margo Mullein began her work as a plant intuitive at the age of 5 when her first tree spoke to her. Since then, she has been building a practice as a certified herbalist specializing in a seasonal approach to living in balance and harmony with the earth. She is the founder and director of Walking Root Healing Herbs Gardens & and has begun a new facet of her Health and Wellness career, now working with Elders. Her most current passion....following the Celtic wheel of the year.

Patti Ferrrara is a self taught multi medium artist who has always been inspired by nature. She has taught workshops in both oils and watercolors. Ferrara lives in the Catskill Mts., and pursues her art daily.
Location: Wiawaka Center for Women



Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine Sessions
Call ahead to book, or walk in.
$35/half hour
$65/full hour

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's interweaving energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known of which are the chakras, meridians & aura. Gentle touch connecting points across the body and work in the body's energy field unclogs blockages and reinforces optimal energetic patterns so that the body can heal itself.

Ellen O'Connell took informal Energy Medicine classes for 5 years before earning a scholarship to Donna Eden's 2 year Energy Medicine Certification Program, graduating in February 2011. She continues to augment her studies of energy healing with classes in flower essences, properties of crystals, and healing sound. She also teaches in Saratoga. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.



Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Introduction to BELLY DANCING (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Introduction to Belly Dancing
5 session class, Monday evenings at 6-7 pm. July 7, 14, 28, Aug 11 and 25. $50 for the 5-class session of $15 per class.
Please call to register.
Location: Wiawaka Retreat Center for Women



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 - 11:30 AM)

Yoga with Genii Rutherford, RYT 200.

Renew, refresh and restore your mind, body and spirit. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. All levels welcome.
Cost: Free Admission for overnight guests and Day Pass Holders or $8.00 per session
Location: House of Trix - Wiawaka



Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Women Artists of the 20th Century with Kate Duddiing (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

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.

Again this would involve a slide show for each story - I bring my own laptop, projector and screen.

a southwestern style dinner will be served following the story hour.

Overnight guests & Day pass holders - $15
Season pass holders or event only - $30
Location: Fuller House



Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Pilates with Linda (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Pilates with Linda Schaffer - certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor

Discover better posture by moving through a series of floor exercises designed to increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and concentration. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

All are in Trix except for 7/24 and 8/14 will be in Gazebo (weather permitting)
$8 per session, Free for overnight guests, and Day Pass holders.
Space is limited, please call ahead.

$8 per class, free for overnight guests or Day Pass Holders
Location: Wiawaka Grounds



Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Massage (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Massage available every Friday. Please call ahead to book!
$45/half hour
$70/full hour


As a graduate of Mildred Elly College with an associate's degree in Massage Therapy, I am passionate about using my intuition and education to provide each client with the most effective treatment possible. I pursued the field of massage because I have always had the desire to work with people and make them feel their best. I know that no two sessions are alike and I will customize a unique massage experience to meet every client's individual's needs in order to promote their overall health and well being. I like to blend my styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage to create a customized massage experience that addresses the needs of each individual. This will be my third season working with Wiawaka and I look forward to another beautiful season on their grounds. I also look forward to meeting each of you!



Sat, Sep 20, 2014
DIVINE SALVAGE: Collections, Bundles and Frames (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

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.

$40 - lunch 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