Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House

Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House Meditation Retreat in New York

Just 90 Miles North of NYC, Find Serenity

Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House offers simple techniques which allow us to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Based on the popular book The Three Minute Meditator, co-authored by David Harp, M.A. and Nina Smiley, Ph.D., these techniques help you learn to work more skillfully with thoughts, events, and emotions—anywhere and anytime. As Prevention magazine describes The Three Minute Meditator, "the road to inner peace just got shorter." Consider a meditation retreat in New York, just 90 minutes north of the city.

Mindfulness in Minutes with Dr. Nina Smiley

Busy lives come into balance when we remember to center within. Join Dr. Nina Smiley, co-author of The Three Minute Meditator, to discover the immediate benefits of mindfulness—only a few breaths away! These brief Mindfulness in Minutes Meditations provide an oasis of calm in a hectic day—today and every day that follows.


For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian Castle resort, has been providing "opportunities for recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting."


Upcoming Mindfulness in Minutes Programs

Private Mindfulness in Minutes Classes*

  • Mindfulness in Minutes: Meditation with Nina Smiley, Ph.D.
    Learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life — right now! In a private session with Nina Smiley, Ph.D.,discover how you can change your life one moment at a time. Work with Nina to create your own personal plan, as you focus on exactly what you need to do to reduce stress and support your optimal wellness. Nina’s work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine ; Real Simple; and Martha Stewart Living. A copy of The Three Minute Meditator will support your efforts at home.

  • Mindfulness in Minutes: Never Diet Again!
    If dieting really worked, we wouldn’t be doing it again…and again…and…! It’s time to replace a deprivation (diet) model with life-enhancing empowerment as you learn to make mindful choices, one moment at a time. Book a private session with Nina to learn a simple and effective approach that will transform your life, teaching you how to create a healthy lifestyle that works for you — with sustained weight loss. Stop counting calories and calculating points as you come to understand that you are the expert on yourself! You’ll leave with a Never Diet Again toolkit to support your efforts at home.

For reservations, please call The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House (877) 877-2664.

*Subject to availability. Advance reservations required. Reservations may be made within two weeks of requested booking date.

For instant stress release at home or at work, simply listen to the guided meditation below. 

You can also call (845) 256-2701 at any time to listen to Mindful Moment Guided Meditation.

This "mini" meditation is based on techniques from The Three Minute Meditator by David Harp, M.A. and Nina Smiley, Ph.D.

We also invite you to enjoy a Hearty Laugh, and View the Life of a Stress Ball.

Guided Meditation
Two Minutes to a Calmer You
Mohonkers De-stress with a Hearty Laugh
The Life of a Stress Ball

Nina Smiley, Ph.D.

NINA SMILEY, Ph.D. graduated from Vassar College, and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. She is 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.