Mindfulness in Minutes

Learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life—right now! Throughout the weekend with Dr. Nina Smiley, co-author of The Three Minute Meditator, discover how you can change your life one moment at a time. Learn how to use mindfulness meditation to address different aspects of your life as you reduce stress and support your optimal wellness. Discover how to work more skillfully with thoughts, events, and emotions—anywhere and anytime!  Nina’s work has been featured in O, the Oprah magazine, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times Online.  Attend all of the sessions or just one—the choice is yours!

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Our 147-year-old Victorian castle resort in the heart of the Hudson Valley rests beside a glacially-formed lake, surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. Enjoy ice-skating in our open-air Pavilion; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on 35 miles of groomed trails (weather permitting); yoga, fitness, and meditation classes; and use of our indoor heated swimming pool and comprehensive fitness center. These activities, as well as delicious meals, are included in your overnight rate. We also feature an award-winning spa that offers a variety of treatments, an outdoor heated mineral pool, and a solarium for relaxation and renewal.

Mindfulness in Minutes Weekend Events

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Friday, February 3

9:00 p.m.  Mindfulness in Minutes: In Search of a Good Night's Sleep
Minds can be very active—especially at three in the morning. Learn some simple techniques to quiet your mind and release the stress that’s keeping you awake. Discover how to set the stage for simple steps that will lead to sleep success!


Saturday, February 4

10:30 a.m.  Mindfulness in Minutes: Relationships that Really Work
Throughout the day, we are constantly interacting with other people—family, friends, colleagues…Discover how a mindful approach to relationships can lead to more skillful interactions. Change behaviors that lead to thinking “I wish I hadn’t said that” in one mindful moment at a time.  We’ll also focus on your most important relationship—with yourself.

Saturday Afternoon - Time On Your Own!

Enjoy the spectacular outdoor setting of Mohonk Mountain House, take a swim in the indoor heated pool, delight in a spa treatment, take a nap…or do anything else you choose…Mindfully, of course!


Sunday, February 5

10:30 a.m.  Mindfulness in Minutes: How to "Handle" Habits...And More!
Dealing with habits, desires, and even addictions - mindfully - can change your life.  Learn how to address these issues in daily life, one moment at a time. 


Program Leader

Dr. Nina Smiley

Dr. Nina Smiley graduated from Vassar College and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. She is the co-author of The Three Minute Meditator and the CD Mini-Meditations That Will Enhance Your Life. Nina taught psychology at the University of Maryland and directed public relations at the American Psychological Association. She has studied mindfulness with Jack Kornfield (founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center), Sharon Salzberg (co-founder of Insight Meditation Society), and others. Nina delights in sharing insights about meditation and wellness.

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