Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House

Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House Meditation Retreat in New York

Just 90 Miles North of New York City

Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House offers simple techniques which invite you to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Based on the popular book The Three Minute Meditator, co-authored by David Harp, M.A. and Dr. Nina Smiley, 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 where you can enjoy a spectacular natural setting while you learn mindfulness techniques that can change your life.

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.

Stay Younger as You Live Longer with Breath-Body-Mind is 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.

Our 146-year-old Victorian castle resort in the heart of the Hudson Valley rests beside a glacially-formed lake surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. In winter, discover our open-air ice-skating Pavilion and 35 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (weather permitting). Many of these exciting activities are included in your overnight rate, as are delicious meals. We also feature an award-winning Spa that offers a variety of treatments, an outdoor heated mineral pool, comprehensive fitness center, and a solarium for relaxation and renewal.

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

November 6-8, 2015  Autumn is beautiful on our mountaintop! Learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life—right now! Throughout the weekend discover how you can change your life one moment at a time.

Stay Younger as You Live Longer with Breath-Body-Mind

November 20-22, 2015 

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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Diabetes Wellness Weekend 

Date TBD 

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.

Spring Yoga with Jillian Pransky

Date TBD 

Spring is a time of great change, rebirth, and renewal. Join Jillian Pransky for 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.

Jillian will offer four sessions, weaving 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.

The incredible natural environment of Mohonk Mountain House will greatly enhance your connection to spring's uplifting energy, and you will have lots of time to explore the spring gardens, take in the mountain vistas and soak up the fresh air! 

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The Ancient Art of Nature Awareness: With Naturalist Michael Ridolfo

Date TBD 

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.

*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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