Spring is a time of year where we awaken the parts of the body, mind, and spirit that have been lying dormant for the winter. Enjoy a yoga weekend with Lana Heintjes, who will revitalize your body, clear your mind, and enliven your spirit. Lana has years of experience teaching many types of multi-level yoga classes and helping students enhance their quality of life, and she has earned an E-RYT200 level certification. This weekend will show you how to enjoy this spring season, and you will leave feeling fresh and ready for summer! Workshops are open to all levels, including beginners and seasoned yogis. Participation in all sessions is suggested.
Please note: Although there is no fee, space is limited, so pre-registration is required to participate in each class.
Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort located just 90 miles north of New York City. Overnight rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities, including hiking; fitness, yoga, and meditation classes; and use of the indoor heated swimming pool and comprehensive fitness center. 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.
8:30 p.m.Slow Detox Start off the weekend with a relaxing and detoxifying practice that helps you shake off any travel aches or jet lag while soothing your digestive system with gentle twists and forward bends. You’ll feel so ready to begin the weekend, and to relax tonight in a comfy bed to enjoy a good night’s sleep. All levels welcome.
10:00 a.m.Awaken! Wake up and get moving with this invigorating but not too-challenging yoga flow. By starting off with a mindfulness meditation, Lana will help you incorporate mindful awareness, with vinyasa exercises to get the juices flowing and clear your mind. This workshop will leave you feeling awake and energized. All levels welcome.
2:30 p.m. Yoga "Spa" This relaxing sequence of yin and restorative yoga poses and essential oils will coax you into a state of bliss that will carry into your Saturday night. You’ll leave class exuding such calm energy that your friends will notice the difference. All levels welcome.
10:00 a.m.Open Your Heart Let go of any winter blues with this heart-opening meditation, followed by an invigorating sequence of gentle back-bending postures. If you’re still holding on to winter's chill, this session will be perfect to reinvigorate your spirit for the seasons to come. All levels welcome.
Lana Heintjes, E-RYT200, discovered yoga in high school. She felt like she had tapped into her life’s calling and found something that made her see the beauty of the world with clear eyes, and experience life with a healthy body. She has been an active and passionate yoga instructor since 2009, after she took her incredibly powerful 200-hour Yoga to the People teacher training in New York City. She has been sharing yoga ever since.
The evolution of her yoga practice has taken her on and above her mat, indoors and outdoors, and has made her the vibrant and joyful person that she is today. She teaches vinyasa yoga, partner yoga, aerial silks, restorative yoga, and is a Thai yoga bodywork practitioner. Lana is the co-founder of Yoga Mountain Retreats, which leads international yoga and rock climbing retreats. She also specializes in teaching yoga and meditation to couples to help increase the quality and health of their relationship.
Lana is certified in vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, and hot yoga instruction. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Music. She has over 300 hours of training and 2,000+ hours of teaching experience. She currently resides in beautiful New Paltz, New York.
photography by Wade Spiner and Jim Smith Photography