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2015 Workshop & Event Calendar

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



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Fri, Jun 12 - 14, 2015
4th Annual Women's Liberation Festival Uncover your Inner Goddess (12:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

Join Lauren Toolin and special guests for a weekend of discovery and joyful liberation. Using Yoga, Movement 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!

The weekend includes all levels yoga classes, bodywork, lectures, spa time, meals provided by our private chef and wonderful community!

Open to all gals who want to explore, challenge the status quo and have tremendous fun!

Contact Lauren Toolin at ltoolin@gmail.com for information or to register.



Sat, Jun 27 - 28, 2015
3rd Annual Jane Austen Society Retreat (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Come join the 3rd annual Jane Austen Society Retreat, this year featuring Northanger Abbey, a gothic romance. Activities will include a movie, discussion and activities related to the book.

To register for the workshop call Nancy Duell at 518-321-1887 or email ardhn23@netscape.net.

To attend you must either have overnight accommodations or a day/meal pass. Please contact Wiawaka at 518-668-9690 to make those reservations.
Location: Lake House



Sun, Jun 28 - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
You Glow Girl (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

You Glow Girl Summer Camp for girls entering grades 6-10 in Fall 2015

A camp celebrating teen girl wisdom and empowering every girl to love herself: Yoga, Meditation, Nature, Art, Health & More

$795 tuition includes 5 nights, meals and program

For Details & To Register: www.meredithshorb.com or Contact Meredith with questions at 518.641.9671 or meredithshorb@gmail.com



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!

Price for brunch is $25. A day pass is not necessary unless you plan to spend time before or after the brunch on the grounds.
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Jul 6, 2015
Zentangle - Mother/Daughter Art Workshop (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

The first of our mother/daughter art workshops. Teens age 13 and older may join their mother/grandmother for an great time creating art together. Individual adults may sign up as well.

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.

$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.00.

Attend all three of Tina's classes for $30. Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend all three for for $12.00.
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Jul 6, 2015
Cosmic Doodling Mandala Style - Mother/Daughter Art Workshop (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

As part of our mother/daughter art workshops. Teens age 13 and older may join their mother/grandmother for an great time creating art together. Individual adults may sign up as well.

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 participants through the process of creating and coloring their own mandala masterpiece. No artist experience necessary. Participants will be drawing easy shapes/patterns and then filling them in the colors they choose to express themselves with.

$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.00.

Attend all three of Tina's classes for $30. Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend all three for for $12.00.
Location: Fuller House



Tue, Jul 7, 2015
Cosmic Doodling for Manifestation - Mother/Daughter Art Workshop (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)

As part of our mother/daughter art workshops. Teens age 13 and older may join their mother/grandmother for an great time creating art together. Individual adults may sign up as well.

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?

$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.00.

Attend all three of Tina's classes for $30. Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend all three for for $12.00.
Location: House of Trix



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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Location: Fuller House



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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Cost: $8.00
Location: House of Trix



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.

Price is $35, which includes the performance and dinner.
Overnight guests may attend for $19
Reservations must be made in advance.



Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Yoga with Genii (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Enjoy an hour of yoga with Genii with breathtaking views of Lake George.


Genii Rutherford has been a teacher since she played school with her dolls. Teaching is her Dharma. She was asked to teach a yoga class by a yoga teacher she had taken classes with four years ago. Since then she has been teaching yoga nonstop. Genii completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Jay Toolin and an additional 200+ hours in Yoga Ed., Kids Yoga, Street Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and MELT Level 1 Instructor.

$8.00 workshop fee. Overnight guests, day pass and platinum pass holders may attend for free. Please call to reserve your spot!



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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Location: House of Trix



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.

$15 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $7.00.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Jul 16, 2015
The Joy of Journal Writing (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Use the power of journal writing to discover your true self and deepest desires. Writing down your thoughts, ideas, emotions, memories and the details of your day to day life can:

-Bring clarity to you life
-Empower you to identify areas of your life that you would like to change
-Put you in touch with your deepest self

During this workshop Lynn Sickles will discuss the many benefits of journal writing, a variety of journaling techniques and provide writing prompts and ideas that will assist you on your journey of self-discovery. The group will spend time together writing from a variety of prompts. Some are thought-provoking and others are just plain fun. Beginning and experienced journal writers welcome.

Bring a notebook and your favorite pen.


About Lynn: Lynn is an experienced journal writer and workshop facilitator who believes that a daily journal writing practice is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and is a powerful guide on our lifelong journey of self-discovery. She has conducted workshops at Wiawaka, been a presenter at area employee wellness programs, regularly offers classes at Saratoga Continuing Education and has had a monthly journal writing circle in the Glens Falls/Saratoga area.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
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

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Location: Fuller House



Sat, Jul 18 - 19, 2015
Face to Face - Mother/Daughter Art Workshop (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Mothers and their daughters (13+) are welcome to participate in this class.

On the first day participants will create plaster masks made from their own faces. During the second day of the workshop, students will write about the essence of how they view each other - Mother and Daughter. Instructors will help students develop imagery from their writing exercises and we would paint images directly onto the plaster mask form. Each person would leave with a mask that is the form of their face with images painted on it that reflects the essence of their personality.

$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.00.
Location: House of Trix



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
Day Pass 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 to attend is $15, light refreshments will be served.
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Jul 27 - 28, 2015
Write Your Stories; Tell Your Stories (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

You have stories worth sharing and saving. This summer at Wiawaka, in a unique workshop, you can learn to write and tell your stories. On day one, you'll be introduced to writing personal and family stories. On day two, you'll learn to tell a similar story. Emphasis will be on finding, developing, and polishing or performing your stories. You'll work in small groups. Even first-time memoir writers and storytellers will feel comfortable sharing their stories and listening to the stories of others. The instructors will provide lots of instruction and feedback in a friendly, informal way. On the first evening, all participants are invited to a performance by the instructors, both popular professional storytellers.rn the art of story telling and will practice using our own story.

Both Betty and Margaret are former college English teachers who began storytelling after retiring. Both have been telling stories professionally and leading storytelling workshops throughout the Capital District and upstate New York for more than a dozen years.

Cost to attend the 2-day workshop is $16.00. Overnight guests and day/platinum pass holders may attend at no cost.
Location: Fuller House



Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Storytelling Performance (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Come for an evening of stories with Betty Cassidy and Margaret French.

Both Betty and Margaret are former college English teachers who began storytelling after retiring. Both have been telling stories professionally and leading storytelling workshops throughout the Capital District and upstate New York for more than a dozen years.

Cost to attend is $5.00. Free for overnight guests, day pass and platinum pass holders. Please make a reservation.
Location: House of Trix



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 is $27 and includes lunch. Day Pass visitors may attend for $12.00.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: House of Trix



Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Yoga with Genii (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Enjoy an hour of yoga with Genii with breathtaking views of Lake George.


Genii Rutherford has been a teacher since she played school with her dolls. Teaching is her Dharma. She was asked to teach a yoga class by a yoga teacher she had taken classes with four years ago. Since then she has been teaching yoga nonstop. Genii completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Jay Toolin and an additional 200+ hours in Yoga Ed., Kids Yoga, Street Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and MELT Level 1 Instructor.

$8.00 workshop fee. Overnight guests, day pass and platinum pass holders may attend for free. Please call to reserve your spot!



Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Mansions of Millionaires' Row on Lake George (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Lake George and Millionaires' Row has such rich history, stories and historical significance to be shared. Please join us for a journey of elegance and history while Carol McCarthy takes us on a "tour" of selected mansions on Millionaires' Row on Lake George. A few of the elegant mansions that have survived in some way since the turn of the 20th century will be explored through a series of vintage photos.

Please dress in Victorian garb or a hat to add to the festivities if you like. Following the lecture, a buffet lunch will be served in historic Fuller House. For those interested, an optional tour of the Wiawaka grounds will be available.


Carol McCarthy is a Professor Emeritus in the Business Administration Department of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Ms. McCarthy is a strong women's advocate and serves on the Board of Wiawaka. Carol is a frequent lecturer on the History of Millionaires' Row and the History of the Sagamore Hotel. Carol has been fortunate enough to live on two of the Millionaires' Row properties and has spent many years enjoying the splendor of the Sagamore Hotel.

Cost is $27.00. Day pass holders may attend for $12.00.
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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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!

Price is $290 and includes overnight accommodations, program materials and meals.



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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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".

Price is $295 and includes two nights lodging, meals, and the program.



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.


$15 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $7.00
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: Fuller House



Sat, Aug 8 - 9, 2015
The Beauty of Herbs (9:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

Join Certified Herbalist, Margo Mullein, and Hudson River School Painter, Patti Ferrara, for two day journey to connect, discover and reveal the beauty of the wild medicinal herbs growing at Wiawaka.

Saturday: we begin after breakfast (9:30 am) with a guided meditation intended to connect your heart with that of the mother, and open the gates to greater perception. We'll walk the lovely grounds of Wiawaka for a "meet and greet" where Margo will give an introduction to the uses and stories of the plants that we encounter. At the end of the morning session, participants will choose a plant whom they will build a relationship with during rest of the workshop. Saturday evening, after dinner, Patti will teach an introductory pencil sketching class where participants will discover how drawing their plant can deepen their experience of. We end our Saturday together with an evening fire circle with Native American traditional elements.

Sunday: Following breakfast, we meet in the garden for a discussion on the history and spiritual aspects of the labyrinth. A silent, meditative labyrinth walk will set the tone for the next phase of your journey with the plants. We'll go to our chosen plant to capture the beauty they reveal. First by creating, with watercolor, a plant "portrait" - resulting in a finished painting framed in an 8x10" matt. Second, by making an herbal vinegar, discussing the many benefits and uses of this type of herbal preparation. After Lunch, we'll end our time together by return to our art supplies to make decorative tags or labels for the herbal vinegar's.

A $25 materials fee is due at the beginning of the workshop and should be paid directly to the instructor.

Registration must be made with Wiawaka for either an

Overnight retreat which includes Saturday lunch & dinner, a room on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday for $154

or Day Visit w/meals (Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch) for $80

or Day Visit w/o meals for $30 (Saturday & Sunday)



Mon, Aug 10 - 11, 2015
Wiawaka Felt Workshop (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Robin Blakney-Carlson for the 2015 Wiawaka Felt Workshop. Robin supplies all materials and leads students through the process of creating beautiful felt works of art.

There is a $30 material fee that should be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

You must make reservations with Wiawaka to attend.
Cost to attend the workshop (2 days) is $16.00. Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend the workshop at no charge. But you must still make a reservation.
Location: House of Trix



Mon, Aug 10, 2015
iPhoneography in the Natural World - Mother/Daughter Art Workshop (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Mothers and their daughters (13+) are welcome to participate in this workshop. Individual adults may sign up as well.

iPhoneography is the magical art form of using your iPhone to shoot engaging photos. In this workshop participants will learn how to take thoughtful and reflective photos in the meditative environment of Wiawaka. They will explore the quintessential landscape of Wiawaka on the beautiful shores Lake George, capturing images with their iPhones. The group will also experiment with additional lenses that may be placed on a phone to achieve telephoto, wide angle and macro effects. Participants will have the opportunity to play with their new found toy, while learning about the best Apps for photo manipulation, print some of their best photos and create a small natural journal filled with images that reflect a thoughtful and meditative approach to photography. Students will go home with new knowledge of iPhoneography, a greater sense of place through quiet exploration and a small natural photo journal from Wiawaka.


$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: Fuller House



Thu, Aug 13, 2015
The Joy of Journal Writing (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Use the power of journal writing to discover your true self and deepest desires. Writing down your thoughts, ideas, emotions, memories and the details of your day to day life can:

-Bring clarity to you life
-Empower you to identify areas of your life that you would like to change
-Put you in touch with your deepest self

During this workshop Lynn Sickles will discuss the many benefits of journal writing, a variety of journaling techniques and provide writing prompts and ideas that will assist you on your journey of self-discovery. The group will spend time together writing from a variety of prompts. Some are thought-provoking and others are just plain fun. Beginning and experienced journal writers welcome.

Bring a notebook and your favorite pen.


About Lynn: Lynn is an experienced journal writer and workshop facilitator who believes that a daily journal writing practice is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and is a powerful guide on our lifelong journey of self-discovery. She has conducted workshops at Wiawaka, been a presenter at area employee wellness programs, regularly offers classes at Saratoga Continuing Education and has had a monthly journal writing circle in the Glens Falls/Saratoga area.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.


$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: House of Trix



Fri, Aug 21 - 22, 2015
Mothers and Daughters...Exploring and Strengthening Our Bond (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

For mothers and daughters (13+).

This workshops will employ watercolor techniques and pen and ink to be used in the creation of keepsake journals for the mothers and daughters who participate. I will be using writing prompts I have developed which will allow the group to use both poetry and prose and add illustration to embellish and further explore emotions surrounding the Mother/Daughter relationship. This is a two day class from 9-12 each day. PLan to make it an overnight and enjoy your afternoons relaxing!


$13 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for $5.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: Fuller House



Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Printmaking (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

Participants of this morning printing workshop will enjoy learning to create original "callagraph" or movable prints using Wiawaka flora and cut paper designs. Water based inks and a printing press will be used. Students will have fun for sure, create beautiful printed art and go home with one 8x10" matted original print along with their other printed creations. All supplies are provided; just bring an apron and your inspiration.

Multi media artist Patti Ferrara from Catskill, NY, has given workshops in watercolor, printmaking and traditional oil glazing techniques with nature being her inspiration and guide. She is excited to be a Wiawaka and enjoys being at the shores of the Queen of Lakes. An award winning artist, Ferrara has exhibited her artwork regionally and continues to create her wonderful art from miniature monotypes to museum murals. Please visit her website by clicking VISIT below.

Artist Fee for this one day workshop from 9 -12 is $30.00 and payable to the instructor at time of workshop.

There will be an $8.00 workshop fee due upon registration. Overnight guests and day pass holders may attend at no workshop cost.
Location: House of Trix
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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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
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.

$8 workshop fee.
Overnight guests, day pass holders and platinum pass holders may attend for free.
Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome.
Location: House of Trix



Thu, Aug 27, 2015
Chinese Brush Watercolor Painting (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Enjoy learning the basic techniques of the Chinese Brush and watercolor at this creative and fun session of painting. Each student will learn the art of the brush stokes and will be creating beautiful original greeting cards, bookmarkers, and a few other surprise projects. All materials are supplied, but bring any watercolor supplies you may have.

Patti Ferrara, a multi-media artist from Catskill, NY, is pleased to be at Wiawaka giving this exciting workshop. What a wonderful place to be to create inspiration! Please sign up soon as class size is limited. You will be enlightened for sure!
Patti invites you to visit her web site at www.pattiferrara.com

Cost: $20.00/material fee per student payable to instructor at class time.
$8.00 workshop fee payable to Wiawaka upon registration. Free for overnight, day pass and Platinum pass holders.
Location: Fuller House Porch