Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House

Your Mindfulness Retreat in New York

at Mohonk Mountain House


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!

Private Mindfulness in Minutes Sessions* 

Mindfulness Meditation 

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.

Never Diet Again! Welcoming Weight Loss and Wellness

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.

“Me Too” Meditation – Mindfulness for Children 

It's not too early to teach our younger generation about Mindfulness. Mohonk has launched wellness sessions for children, as young as age 6 and up. The family-friendly atmosphere is the perfect conduit for introducing kids on how to make mindful choices and tap into the power of their own consciousness. The stresses of everyday life affect even young ones, but mindfulness can help. Smiley teaches younger guests simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into their life immediately, reducing stress and enhancing well-being. 

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

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

Mindfulness Sessions for Corporate, Incentive, and Social Groups

Mindfulness in Meetings

Studies show that mindfulness meditation provides an opportunity to develop skills that can enhance performance and leadership in a complex environment. In a "Mindfulness in Meetings" session at Mohonk Mountain House, your group will learn how to reduce stress and enhance productivity—within the workplace and beyond. Using simple tools and techniques, Dr. Nina Smiley introduces a uniquely accessible approach that focuses on bringing mindfulness to real people, in real life, when they really need it most. "Mindfulness in Meetings" sessions can be easily booked through your event planner.  

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.


Guided Meditations by Dr. Nina Smiley.

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 Dr. Nina Smiley