Spring Yoga Weekend
April 16 – 18, 2021
Experience the transformative and restorative power of yoga! Join Lana Heintjes and Casey Richards at Mohonk Mountain House for this Spring Yoga Wellness Weekend Retreat! This heart-centered and balancing yoga practice is designed to help you explore and awaken your grateful spirit. Release tension and stress as you cultivate a deep sense of harmony and relaxation that will rejuvenate your body, warm your heart, and calm your mind. Appropriate for participants of all levels and abilities—beginners are welcome.
This is also Mindfulness in Minutes Weekend and we hope you will enjoy some sessions with our own Nina Smiley, Ph.D., learning to calm the mind and enhance well-being.
Registration is required. Guests may sign-up for up to 4 classes and full participation in at least 3 classes is suggested. For single Yoga or other Fitness classes see the Activities Schedule for listings in our Motion Room, located in the Spa.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
4pm – 5pm
Join us at any point over this period in the Conference House where your hosts and instructors will greet you and verify the classes you will be attending this weekend.
Slow Detox with Casey
Start off the weekend with a relaxing and detoxing practice that helps you shake off any travel aches or jet lag while soothing your digestive system with gentle twists and forward bends. You’ll feel so ready to begin the weekend, sink into the flow of the weekend. Please dress comfortably, all levels welcome.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Yoga for Gratitude + Compassion with Casey
Start the day off right with a moderately-paced, full-spectrum flow of yoga postures culminating with deep rest in an extended savasana. You’ll face this day feeling elevated, enlivened, and ready to enjoy your experience at Mohonk with gratitude in your heart and compassion for yourself and others in mind. Please dress comfortably, all levels welcome.
Restorative Yoga with Lana
Melt away your stress by relaxing into gentle, restorative yoga postures. This practice is focused on stimulating your parasympathetic system, which is responsible for restoration and healthy digestion. We will practice deep breathing and mindfulness meditation while lying in a comfortable soothing yoga posture. Please dress warmly, bring two pillows from your room and all levels welcome.
Partner Workout & Yoga for Connection with Lana & Casey
Bring a partner for a playful, beginner-friendly class. This is a fun and dynamic full body workout, followed by relaxing partner stretching that will inspire trust and communication. This empowering practice may create a deeper sense of connection with your partner. Please dress comfortably, all levels welcome.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
Open Your Heart with Lana
Let go of any winter blues with this heart opening meditation followed by a juicy sequence of gentle back bending postures. If you’ve still managed to hold on to feeling down and out from winter, this will be perfect to reinvigorate your spirit for the seasons to come. This practice can inspire you to leave Mohonk with a sense of freedom and harmony. Please dress comfortably, all levels welcome.
MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
Lana Heintjes, E-RYT200, is known for her soothing voice and calm presence. She’s led thousands of students in becoming stronger and healthier since 2009, after a 200-hr Yoga to the People teacher training in NYC. The evolution of her yoga practice has taken her on and above her mat, indoors and outdoors, around the world, and has made her the vibrant and joyful person that she is today.
Lana is committed to coaching, training, and supporting students on their journey of self-empowerment, body positivity, and motivation! She is certified in Vinyasa yoga, AcroYogaⓇ, Hot Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She also teaches Aerial Silks and is a Thai yoga bodywork practitioner with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music. Lana has over 500 hours of training and 5,000+ hours of teaching experience. She currently resides in the beautiful New Paltz, NY. Follow Lana on Instagram @acrolana.
Casey Richards has always naturally sought balance in her life. And once she discovered the practice of yoga she realized just how valuable it was. “Yoga balances my need for spiritual and personal reflection with my need for creative movement and creating physical strength and resiliency.”
Initially Casey immersed herself in the 200 hour training course offered at Vitality Yoga Flow in New Paltz, NY as a way to deepen her own practice. But it wasn’t long before she fell in love with the role of guide. She was inspired to share her love of the practice with others and to help motivate them to take care of themselves, their communities and to follow their dreams.
Casey is a certified RYT® 200, and has completed trainings in AcroFit, Yin Yoga, and Meditation. She believes strongly in the transformative power of tuning in with your authentic self and practicing radical acceptance. And she models this behavior for her students, family and friends. Casey’s yoga and acroyoga practices have helped her develop trust, comfort and playfulness within herself and her communities. It is the joy and freedom brought about by these movement and mindfulness based practices that fuel her to teach. Follow Casey on Instagram @caseymoonacro.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit for Spring Yoga Weekend, your overnight package includes:
- Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients from our farm-to-table partners. See our full list of dining options>
- Access to more than 85 miles of scenic hiking trails
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness classes
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Make an appointment to visit our Greenhouse
- Indoor heated pool with underwater music
- Guided hikes and outdoor activities with our Recreation team
- Nightly evening entertainment, special events, and more! See activities schedule>
- Ice-skating in the open air pavilion
- Guided nature hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Guided archery lessons, and tomahawk throwing lessons
- Complimentary greens fees on our historic 9- hole golf course
À la carte experiences available to overnight guests:
- A full menu of nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa
- The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyper local draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our dining venues
- Guided rock climbing with Apline Endeavors (seasonal)
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Private golf lessons, archery lessons and tomahawk throwing lessons with our pros (seasonal)
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)