Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House

Your Mindfulness Retreat in New York

at Mohonk Mountain House


Mindfulness at Mohonk: Mindfulness and Wellness Programs to Change Your Life

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! 


Breath~Body~Mind

June 10-12, 2016 

Dr. Richard P. Brown and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, teach you how to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit as you grow older. In developing this workshop they have brought together three powerful practices: Breath~Body~Mind, Qigong movements to enhance circulation and energy, and Open Focus Attention Training for reduction of physical and psychic pain.

Stress is a major factor that drives the aging process. Stress increases inflammation, oxidative damage, and the loss of energy and enthusiasm for life. Breath~Body~Mind techniques address the major components affecting our quality of life as we age. 

This program is perfectly suited for anyone who wants to learn how to stay younger as you live longer, as well as for health professionals. (CME and CE credits pending)


The Ancient Art of Nature Awareness: With Naturalist Michael Ridolfo

Winter 2016

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.

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*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.

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