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2015 Workshop & Event Calendar

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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.



Mon, Aug 3 - 5, 2015
Arts and Reintegration for Female Veterans & Servicemembers (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

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.

We expanded several years ago to serve the particular needs of women who are veterans of Vietnam,Iraq, Afghanistan and other tours of duty, most of whom are coping with post traumatic stress disorder­. Some are homeless; some are challenged in being able to hold down a job, many suffer from MST (military sexual trauma) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). All these women need a place where they can connect, develop and continue friendships, gain new skills, express their feelings and heal.

To learn more or to register click VISIT below or call (518) 538-6723.
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Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



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, 2015
Massage (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Chrisdin Dier is a native of Albany, NY and graduated from Mildred-Elley Massage school in 2009 where she received her LMT education. She is currently self employed in a private practice in Rensselaer, NY. Chrisdin has been in the massage therapy profession for 6 years, and truly enjoys her work more every day. She is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. She can work with you on injury rehabilitation, assist in the relief of migraines and tension-related headaches or help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation focused treatment. Or she can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout. Chrisdin is excited to be back at Wiawaka for a fourth season and is looking forward to helping all guest relax and feel better. She encourages everyone to try massage therapy at least once, so they can decide if it's something that can help them become healthier and a positive addition to their regular self-care.

Prices For Swedish/medical massage sessions
30 minute massage- $45
60 minute massage- $75
90 minute massage- $110

Must make a reservation! 518-668-9690



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 - 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)



Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



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



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.
Location: Fuller House



Wed, Aug 12, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



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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Fri, Aug 14, 2015
Massage (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Chrisdin Dier is a native of Albany, NY and graduated from Mildred-Elley Massage school in 2009 where she received her LMT education. She is currently self employed in a private practice in Rensselaer, NY. Chrisdin has been in the massage therapy profession for 6 years, and truly enjoys her work more every day. She is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. She can work with you on injury rehabilitation, assist in the relief of migraines and tension-related headaches or help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation focused treatment. Or she can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout. Chrisdin is excited to be back at Wiawaka for a fourth season and is looking forward to helping all guest relax and feel better. She encourages everyone to try massage therapy at least once, so they can decide if it's something that can help them become healthier and a positive addition to their regular self-care.

Prices For Swedish/medical massage sessions
30 minute massage- $45
60 minute massage- $75
90 minute massage- $110

Must make a reservation! 518-668-9690



Sat, Aug 15, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



Tue, Aug 18 - 20, 2015
Lake George Music Festival Open Rehersals (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Please join us as we host a Lake George Music Festival "open rehearsal:" an in-depth and intimate look into classical chamber music in the making. Music Festival musicians represent professionals, current students or faculty, or alumni from many prestigious institutions including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, Kansas City, New World, Dallas, Boise, Detroit, San Antonio; the Pittsburgh Opera, the Ying Quartet, Astral Artists, Young Concert Artists; and nearly every music conservatory in the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music.

It is free to come to the open rehearsals. If you'd like to stay for lunch or enjoy the grounds afterward please call our registrar to purchase a day pass or lunch. 518-668-9690.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION



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



Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Harvesting Your Journals (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

You have been journal writing for years and your old dusty journals line your book shelves (or maybe you have only been writing for a short time). Why did you save them? Have you ever re-read them? Do you even want to? If the answer is yes, join me in this workshop to discuss and discover ways to harvest your journals. Learn ways to map the turning points, the choices made, the paths followed and those that were abandoned.

Bring a journal and your favorite pen because we will be doing some writing which will help set your intention behind the harvest.

This workshop is both for women who have a huge stack of journals and for those only beginning their journal writing journey.

About the presenter: Lynn Sickles 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: 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



Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Massage (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Chrisdin Dier is a native of Albany, NY and graduated from Mildred-Elley Massage school in 2009 where she received her LMT education. She is currently self employed in a private practice in Rensselaer, NY. Chrisdin has been in the massage therapy profession for 6 years, and truly enjoys her work more every day. She is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. She can work with you on injury rehabilitation, assist in the relief of migraines and tension-related headaches or help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation focused treatment. Or she can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout. Chrisdin is excited to be back at Wiawaka for a fourth season and is looking forward to helping all guest relax and feel better. She encourages everyone to try massage therapy at least once, so they can decide if it's something that can help them become healthier and a positive addition to their regular self-care.

Prices For Swedish/medical massage sessions
30 minute massage- $45
60 minute massage- $75
90 minute massage- $110

Must make a reservation! 518-668-9690



Fri, Aug 21 - 23, 2015
HUMANS BEING - A Yoga Retreat (2:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

What if you could release the "to do" list from your mind, turn of your cell and tune into your SELF?!

At this yoga retreat we invite you to enjoy:

Setting your intention by walking the labyrinth.
Daily yoga classes and ancient breathing techniques that quiet the mind and energize the body.
A workshop for exploring and co-creating your life deliberately.
Simple energy techniques for vitality ease and joy.
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
A Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation Circle.
Connecting with nature in all her glory by swimming, hiking, canoeing and just being.
Finding the delicate balance of doing and being.


It will be an honor for Kathleen Fisk, SBS Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Colleen McDonald, Hot Warrior Yoga and Yoga Fit Instructor to guide you in the yoga retreat.

Cost to attend is $375, which includes 2 nights lodging, meals and program.
Early bird special: Save $25 if you register by May 1, 2015!
Please contact inharmonyyoga137@gmail or 518-369-8325.



Sat, Aug 22, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



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



Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



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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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



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



Fri, Aug 28 - 30, 2015
Daughters Without Mothers (2:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Women experience many life changing transitions, most of which have cultural and socially accepted traditions and ceremony. With the passing on of one's Mother, however, we are limited, culturally, to the beautiful variety of memorial services of our religious traditions. While the effects of such a loss is unique to each of us, every woman deserves to have a set of expressive tools that can be used, over time, to channel communication, sharpen awareness, renew and enrich their relationship, and the ability to keep the vibration of one's Mother alive. Discover how story, song, sculpting, journaling, food and family tradition can be used to increase your capacity to see the beauty of your Mom within yourself, and the world around you. From Friday evening, through Sunday afternoon, we will Remember, Honor and Celebrate the precious women who brought us into the lives we have. Many modalities including art, movement, meditation, herbs and ritual will be used as vehicles of expression, as we together create a Daughters without Mothers Ceremony. Participants are asked (if they wish) to bring a photo, memento, recipe, music, writing, etc. to share. In this way, our mothers would be with us through the items we hold dear.

About the presenter - Margo has spent the better portion of her adult life living life in a Sacred way. Learning from Native American and Celtic traditions, she has been incorporating ritual and ceremony both in her daily life, and in the teachings she delivers. Margo is the founder of the Hudson River Valley's "Women of the 13 Moons" group which has been going strong since 2012. The recent loss of her own mother, inspired the creation of this workshop.

Cost: With lodging and meals $270.00

Day pass with lunch only (Saturday and Sunday) - $65



Fri, Aug 28 - 30, 2015
Wholehearted Living (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Are you tired of wearing the yoke of perfection, struggling to be good enough, and feeling like you have to earn love? Would you like a deeper connection with your friends and family? Would you like to silence the self-doubt and start living a fuller and braver life?

Come join us for The Daring Way Journey, a life-changing, interactive three-day retreat that will allow you to ...

- Identify the areas in your life where you long to be more courageous

- Cultivate a wholehearted life through authenticity, vulnerability and self-compassion

- Let go of perfectionism and fear of what others think

- Quiet your inner critic; deepen your sense of worthiness and belonging

- Identify your core values and claim your strengths

- Learn shame resilience skills

- Practice empathy and self-compassion


The weekend will be led by Barbie Dallmann, Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional and Daring Way Facilitator-Candidate and Cate LaBarre, Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional. [Cate is registered to complete Daring Way National Certification Training, July 2015]

The Daring Way is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Barbie Dallmann, entrepreneur, author, and certified master life coach, has been an enthusiastic speaker and workshop presenter for over 20 years. Coaching small business owners and individuals, she specializes in visioning, perspective shifting, and strategizing new behaviors that result in permanent, life-enhancing changes for her clients. With a personal emphasis on living a balanced, purposeful life, she also enjoys painting, travel, reading, writing, and photography. She and her husband of 34 years, along with their two dogs, can regularly be found hiking the hills of West Virginia, where they live. http://www.coachbarbie.com - Barbie@CoachBarbie.com - 304-345-4495

Cate LaBarre, certified master life coach, workshop leader, retreat facilitator, published writer, NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master, supports creative women who are seeking to reach increasingly higher levels of inspiration, fulfillment, and joy. She knows that when we love and honor ourselves at the deepest level, we easily express our authentic nature, resulting in better relationships and health. She enjoys dancing, Yoga, Pilates, painting, photography, reading and writing, as well as snowshoeing, paddling and hiking with her husband. http://CateLaBarre.com http://TheFordInstitute.com/CateLaBarre Office/Fax 518-882-9880 Cell 607-287-0658 catelabarre@gmail.com

Workshop Hours: Friday 1 PM - 5 PM; Saturday 9 AM - Noon, 2 PM - 6 PM; Sunday 9 AM - Noon, 2 PM - 4 PM

Workshop Fee: $395 [does not include overnight stay or meals]
Early bird special by July 15th $365

To register, make overnight accommodations/day passes or purchase meals please call Wiawaka at 518-668-9690.
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Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Massage (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Chrisdin Dier is a native of Albany, NY and graduated from Mildred-Elley Massage school in 2009 where she received her LMT education. She is currently self employed in a private practice in Rensselaer, NY. Chrisdin has been in the massage therapy profession for 6 years, and truly enjoys her work more every day. She is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. She can work with you on injury rehabilitation, assist in the relief of migraines and tension-related headaches or help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation focused treatment. Or she can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout. Chrisdin is excited to be back at Wiawaka for a fourth season and is looking forward to helping all guest relax and feel better. She encourages everyone to try massage therapy at least once, so they can decide if it's something that can help them become healthier and a positive addition to their regular self-care.

Prices For Swedish/medical massage sessions
30 minute massage- $45
60 minute massage- $75
90 minute massage- $110

Must make a reservation! 518-668-9690



Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Eden Energy Medicine (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful way of working with your body's electrical, electromagnetic, and other, more subtle energetic patterns by accessing 8 systems, the best known being the chakras, (spinning energies at major nerve & hormonal centers), the meridians (energy rivers, accessed in acupuncture) & the aura (or biofield, in physics terms). 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 integrates the vibrations of flower essences, crystals and healing sound into her sessions as appropriate, to amplify and stabilize your inherent radiance with every available frequency. Ellen practices at The Garden, 434 Church St., Saratoga Springs.

Must call front desk to book appointments. Cash or check only.
518-668-9690 x 2

$35/half hour
$65/full hour



Fri, Sep 25 - 27, 2015
"I'm Worth It!" Women's Weekend Retreat (3:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

How often do you give yourself permission to declare "I'm Worth It!"?
Give yourself permission right now to know in your heart that you truly are "worth it" by joining us for this nourishing and restorative autumn weekend retreat. Your weekend package includes six meals and a private or shared room. Included optional classes and experiences include: opening and closing circles, healthy cooking class, Tai Chi, Yoga, storytelling, evening sing-along, shamanic journey, creative expression and more. We'll share nourishing meals, laughter and fun, as we renew and refresh at beautiful Wiawaka. Join us. You're worth it!

Extras available include: Chair massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

As with all our retreats, we offer a supportive, educational, and nurturing environment. We are a highly educated, motivated, and experienced staff of women.

To learn more and register, please click "VISIT" below then click on "I'm Worth It!" Women's Weekend Retreat. Don't delay to take advantage of one full scholarship, early bird and share-with-a-friend rates.

Workshop facilitators:
Cate LaBarre supports creative women who are seeking to reach increasingly higher levels of inspiration, fulfillment, and joy. She knows that when we love and honor ourselves at the deepest level, we easily express our authentic nature, resulting in better relationships and health. Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional, NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master, Cate comes to this work as a result of her own healing journey. She enjoys dancing, yoga, Pilates, painting, photography, reading and writing, as well as snowshoeing, paddling and hiking with her husband. She offers private coaching, workshops and tele-classes by phone worldwide, as well as in-person events and retreats. http://CateLaBarre.com http://TheFordInstitute.com/CateLaBarre Office/Fax 518-882-9880 Cell 607-287-0658 catelabarre@gmail.com

Janet Dunn-Davenport has studied yoga most of her life. Meditation and yoga have helped her through the passages of transitions, the easy and the challenging ones. She is a certified life coach, retreat facilitator, health coach, health and healing cookbook author, and yoga instructor. She has taught healthy cooking, nutrition, and the energy of loving self through the energy of nourishing food. Weight loss, body image, and coming to terms with what you have, has always been her passion. She loves working with women who are in crisis and this comes from her own life journey of divorce and relationship challenges. She coaches women who are scared, need direction, clarity, and ready and willing to find the courage to love their lives. She offers private coaching, group classes online and in person. She is a motivational speaker on "Loving Your Life." Janet's life desire is to live life consciously and to love what is even in the struggle. http://www.taoofdelicioushealth.com/ tel. 570-242-7232, email: Tao_of_HealthJLD@hotmail.com.
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