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2015 Workshop & Event Calendar

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



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Sun, Jul 5, 2015
Jazz Brunch (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Jazz up your Fourth of July weekend at Wiawaka on Sunday, July 5. Enjoy brunch and great music. Join vocalist Eileen Egan Mack, pianist Peg Delaney, and bassist Bill Delaney for a program celebrating the Great American Songbook. Eileen's heartfelt delivery and sweet voice blend with the keyboard and bass of the renown duo of Peg and Bill Delaney. The trio is happy to be making a return appearance at Wiawaka for a Fabulous Fifth of July!
Cost: $25.00
Location: Fuller House



Tue, Jul 7, 2015
Writing as the Process of Looking Closely - at Inner and Outer Worlds (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Writing is a path to awareness, a way of following the threads of mind and heart. It is a process of attention, exploration and discovery. No writing experience required - only curiosity and desire.

Presenter: Bernice Mennis taught writing and literature for 25 years at Vermont College and Skidmore College. She lives in the Adirondacks where she writes, paints, explores and gives workshops.
Cost: $8.00
Location: Fuller House



Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Fighting for Our Rights w/ Kate Dudding (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

Join Kate Dudding as she presents six stories about women activists in the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements. Stories to include Barbara Johns, Marilyn Monroe, Ruby Bridges, Jerrie Cobb, Betty Friedan and Congresswoman Martha Griffiths.

The presentation will be held in the House of Trix and dinner will follow in Fuller House.

Reservations must be made in advance.
Cost: $35



Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 9, 2015
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom tan you have ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest and restore, tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Class led by Linda Tipke who holds a 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification from Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Massachusetts. She is a member of the staff of the Yoga Nook in Glens Falls where she teaches Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga Nidra.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 9, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Jul 10 - 12, 2015
Christian Women's Fellowship Weekend (2:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

Get ready for a weekend of fun and fellowship! Feel like a teen going of to church camp again as you prepare for a time filled with art, music, learning, singing, sharing fellowship, prayer and eating!

Wiawaka is a perfect setting for a weekend get-away with your sisters in Christ. Cost includes overnight accommodations, meals and program. Scholarships are always available.

Program is being organized by Megan Keegan of Cambridge, New York. More info to come soon!
Cost: $325.00



Tue, Jul 14, 2015
Introduction to Ayurveda (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Ayurveda, The Science of Life, is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient natural wisdom of health. An Ayuravedic lifestyle encompasses diet, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises which aim at self-healing one's mind, body and spirit.
Cost: $15.00
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Jul 15, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom tan you have ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest and restore, tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Class led by Linda Tipke who holds a 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification from Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Massachusetts. She is a member of the staff of the Yoga Nook in Glens Falls where she teaches Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga Nidra.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Jul 17 - 19, 2015
Transformative Couples Weekend (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

Allie and Newell will share body, mind and spirit practices to help engage and transform your relationship with your partner, spouse or best friend. Using gentle, yet firm sacred practices you will walk away with practical tools that will change your relationship.

$525/couple - includes lodging, meals, & program.

Newell Eaton is a long time believer and practitioner of simple, yet transformative healthy living practices. Allie Middleton opens new awareness through her insightful teaching and coaching.



Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Introduction to Energy for Health & Healing: Practical Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY FOR HEALTH & HEALING:
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH
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
Cost: $10.00
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Jul 20 - 24, 2015
Quilting Retreat (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Patricia Bayard and Carrie Williams as they lead you through two projects this year. One will be a paper piecing project, the other will be a fussed project, both are kits that can be purchased. The kits prices will be listed on Wiawaka's website soon, so please check back. You will need a sewing machine for the paper piecing but not for the fussed project but if you have a very sharp pair of scissors for cutting the small pattern pieces for the fused design, please bring them along.

Price
Workshop and lunch (5 days) $135
Overnight accommodations & meals - Sunday - Friday $495 ($99 for additional nights)
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Jul 24 - 26, 2015
Replenish, Relinquish, Rejoice (2:00 PM - 11:00 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 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 yoga workshops, journaling, a sacred fire ceremony, hula hooping, and live music. Walk through the labyrinth, hiking nature trails, boat or swim on the lake, or relax in the screened gazebo. This weekend is a chance to give yourself what you need.

Weekend w/ Meals & Accommodations $395 (Single occupancy)
Weekend w/Meals & Accommodations $365 (Double occupancy)

Without Meals & Accommodations $195

Early Bird Special: Register Before April Save $25
Space is limited


Learn more about Yoga Lily by clicking the VISIT link below
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Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Sunday Summertime Jazz at Wiawaka (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Sunday, summertime and jazz at Wawaka on beautiful Lake George will bring an afternoon of music. Vocalist Eileen Egan Mack will perform a program jazz tunes celebrating life, luck and love. While the Jewel of the Adirondacks sparkles as the backdrop, Eileen's vocals will shine a special light on the words and music of some of the best tunes from the Great American Songbook.
Cost: $25
Location: Fuller House



Tue, Jul 28, 2015
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing: Evelyn Nesbit and the Scandal, Murder and Trial of America's Guilded Age (10:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

This is a true, historically revealing story about American society at the turn of the century. On June 25, 1906, Harry K. Thaw, a Pittsburgh millionaire and husband of the famous and glamorous Evelyn Nesbit, murdered Stanford White, America's leading architect. The trial that followed was quickly dubbed "the trial of the century" - it mesmerized the public and helped closed the curtains on America's "Gilded Age."

Come enjoy a 2 hour presentation including vintage photos by Betty Spinelli. Lunch is included.

Betty Spinelli Bio: Betty holds two Masters Degrees (Mathematics and Computer Science) and has enjoyed two prior careers, one in academia and one in the corporate world. After teaching high school mathematics in the Albany area for 11 years and computer science at the University of Albany for 2 years, Betty joined the Xerox Corporation and managed Information Technology in the Rochester area where she retired as Director of International Data in 2004. Since retirement, Betty has been active in local historical organizations and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for both the FUND for Lake George and The Sembrich. In addition to her historical research, Betty's passions include reading, golf, geo-caching and crossword puzzles. Betty Spinelli and her husband, Joe Stanek, live year-round in Diamond Point.
Cost: $30
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom tan you have ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest and restore, tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Class led by Linda Tipke who holds a 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification from Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Massachusetts. She is a member of the staff of the Yoga Nook in Glens Falls where she teaches Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga Nidra.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Jul 31 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Dancing with Your Heart & Soul - 6th Annual (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

Come join Nancy and Allie in their 6th Annual Art and Yoga Retreat. Learn chakra based yoga and tantric techniques and felt with Nancy's amazing yarns. Plenty of free time to enjoy Wiawaka, including swimming, hiking, & resting. Bring your own canoe or kayak!

Allie Middleton is a 40+ year yoga practitioner and Nancy Dorian is an amazing fiber artist. Together they will lead you through a wonderful weekend!

Overnight accommodations, program materials and meals included.
Cost: $290.00



Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Aug 6, 2015
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom tan you have ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest and restore, tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Class led by Linda Tipke who holds a 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification from Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Massachusetts. She is a member of the staff of the Yoga Nook in Glens Falls where she teaches Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga Nidra.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Aug 6, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Aug 7 - 9, 2015
Mothers Healing Together (2:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

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".

Program includes two nights lodging, meals, and the program.
Cost: $295



Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Introduction to Ayurveda (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Ayurveda, The Science of Life, is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient natural wisdom of health. An Ayuravedic lifestyle encompasses diet, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises which aim at self-healing one's mind, body and spirit.
Cost: $15.00
Location: Fuller House



Fri, Aug 14 - 17, 2015
Creative Women's Retreat (2:00 PM - 11:00 AM)

Do you need the time and space to focus on your creative life?

Are you ready to give yourself permission to relax into a community of creative women?

Are you a dancer, painter, writer, photographer, cook, quilter, knitter, designer or yoga teacher? Then this retreat is for you. Are you an executive, doctor, therapist, manager, teacher, stay at home Mom or something else? Then this retreat is ALSO for you. We believe everyone is creative and can bring creativity into their lives. Maybe you are a pro or just like to play, but whatever your creative goals are, this retreat will allow you to dig deep and find what you need to either get started, commit to bringing more art into your life, or take your professional practice to the next level.

To register click VISIT below or email Leslie Fandrich at lesliefandrich@gmail.com
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Mon, Aug 17 - 19, 2015
Imagining (& Imaging) Renewal: A SoulCollage Retreat (2:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

This journey through images to renewal will be valuable for any woman who is interested in renewal and fooling around with images! We will make cards, explore the SoulCollage process in depth and allow the images we choose to speak to us and through us. (NO prior experience with SoulCollage necessary!)

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 express our selves & souls in a way that goes beyond words (and when there ARE no words). This retreat weekend will allow space for deep play, creativity, and reflection.


Retreat Leader
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.

REGISTRATION FEES (Includes tuition, art materials, 2 nights lodging and 5 meals at Wiawaka)
EARLY BIRD - $395.00 ~ Registration & full payment by June 1, 2015
REGISTRATION: $445.00 - Registration & full payment due by July 1, 2015
CANCELLATIONS: After July 17, a $75.00 cancellation fee will be charged.


FOR QUESTIONS/REGISTRATION ~ Please Contact Judith Prest 518 895-8001, ~ jeprest@aol.com



Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Belly Dance (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Intro to belly dance is a basic technique and skills class, incorporating yoga-based stretching and warm up and basic belly dance choreography and musicality. All levels and interest welcome. Come for a stand-alone class or take multiple classes to build skills.

Classes are taught by Lisa Bohannon - Coordinator and instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance and a troupe dancer with Kalila's Jewels of Glens Falls. Lisa has been dancing for 10 years and has led classes at Glens Falls Hospital, Cindy's Retreat at SilverBay, the Glens Falls Family YMCA and last summer at Wiawaka.

Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Aug 27, 2015
Pilates (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Course taught by Linda Schaffer, AFAA certified Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor for over 10 years.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix