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: Throughout Your Stay

For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House has been providing "opportunities for recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting." We invite you to discover the many opportunities for mindfulness on our mountaintop.

  • Experience the mindfulness of hiking on miles and miles of trails and carriageways with spectacular views.
  • Guided hikes with our staff naturalist give you an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a mindful way.
  • Outdoors in our spectacular setting, you can explore the concept of "forest bathing" - simply focusing on the senses as you immerse yourself mindfully in nature. Silently take in the smells and sounds, feeling of being present in the woods - and allow it to "bathe" you - reducing stress and restoring well-being.
  • More than 600 rustic rocking chairs grace our balconies and porches - providing the perfect perch to enjoy our stunning setting.
  • Our award-winning Spa features Signature Elements of Nature treatments with Guided Power Naps.
  • We offer complimentary meditation and yoga classes each day, for all levels of experience.Fitness classes including "Peace in the Pool" help you to relax and renew in no time at all.
  • Take a brief mindfulness break for yourself with a Mindfulness at Mohonk Guided Meditation by picking up any House phone and dialing extension 2333, available whenever you need to breathe for a minute! Nina will lead you through a simple meditation that will make a difference in your day.
  • Take a photography walk and discover how calming it feels to have a mindful moment to center before you snap the shot- and another moment after to appreciate the image. You'll bring more than the photo back with you.

You've learned about mindfulness, begun to practice... now what? Learn how to bring mindfulness into your life, one moment at a time! Our new Mindfulness blog will show you how!