Mindfulness and Wellness Programs

Mindfulness and Wellness Programs

at Mohonk Mountain House

Through her own personal experience and academic qualifications, including a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, Nina Smiley has created and curated a series of mindfulness workshops including Mindfulness in Minutes!™ and Diabetes Wellness Weekend, offered throughout the year. Find relief from pain with Breath-Body-Mind, led by internationally recognized leaders, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg. The Ancient Art of Nature Awareness features Mohonk's naturalist, Michael Ridolfo in an outdoor program that will awaken your senses.


Never Diet Again!

January 29-31, 2016

Never Diet Again! puts you back in charge. Join Nina Smiley, Ph.D., for a program that replaces a deprivation (diet) model with life-enhancing empowerment—teaching you to make mindful choices based on meditation and visualization that lead to a healthy lifestyle and sustained weight loss. Forget about counting calories, managing fat grams, juggling complicated food combinations—so many rules and regulations end up “weighing” you down. Focus instead on welcoming weight loss and wellness, as you leave with a personal plan for skillful new habits.

Coming again in 2017!


Winter Yoga with Jillian Pransky

February 19-21, 2016

Experience the transformative and restorative power of yoga and meditation with renowned Yoga teacher Jillian Pransky.  This joyful retreat is designed to help you explore and awaken your full potential. Release tension and stress as you learn to cultivate a deep sense of relaxation that will rejuvenate your body, open your heart, and calm your mind.

Coming again in 2017!


Spring Yoga 

April 1-3, 2016

A weekend retreat that provides the perfect combination of yoga, meditation, and time in nature, all designed to help you harness the radiant power of spring.

We'll offer sessions that weave together rejuvenating and cleansing yoga techniques including slow-flow vinyasa sequences, restorative poses, mindfulness, and a walking meditation under the wide-open sky to leave you grounded, expansive, and feeling a deeper connection to yourself and nature. Each class will be accessible to yoga practitioners of all levels.

Coming again in 2017!


Diabetes Wellness Weekend 

April 8-10, 2016

Our new program, Diabetes Wellness Weekend: Mindful Moments… Simple Steps, offers a simple and effective approach to understanding diabetes and the lifestyle changes that can truly make a difference in your well-being.

Coming again in 2017!


Mindfulness in Minutes™: For Real People, in Real Lives, When They Really Need It...

April 22-24, 2016 

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 Nina Smiley, Ph.D. learn how you can change your life one moment at a time. Explore how mindfulness can be used to help with insomnia, improve relationships, help to alleviate pain, and more!

Nina’s work has been featured in O-the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living.  Attend all of the sessions or just one—the choice is yours! 


Stress Resilience - Naturally! Breath~Body~Mind

June 10-12, 2016 

Our program leaders, Dr. Brown and his wife, Dr. Gerbarg, teach you how to relieve stress and prevent its damaging effects on physical and mental health. They combine three powerful Breath~Body~Mind practices: Coherent Breathing, Qigong for circulation and energy, and Open Focus Attention Training.

Stress increases inflammation and causes loss of energy and enthusiasm. Breath~Body~Mind addresses physical and psychological aspects of stress to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. A strong, flexible stress response system is essential for peak performance in artistic, athletic, and mental activities.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in reducing stress, activating innate healing capacities, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and growing closer to others.  CEU/CME Credits are available.


The Ancient Art of Nature Awareness: With Naturalist Michael Ridolfo

November 28 - December 2

Join Michael Ridolfo, Mohonk’s staff naturalist, for a week, a day, or an hour of immersion into the science, art, and culture of deep nature connection, mindfulness, and self-awareness. We will employ the time-tested principles of tracking and nature observation, authentic survival skills, and the spontaneous attention that occurs when we move through the arena of the natural world.

Details to come!

*Not able to attend a weekend, but want to learn more about mindfulness? Consider a private session with Dr. Nina Smiley booked through The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House.

For reservations, please call .