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 learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life — right now!

Mindfulness in Minutes™ 

Private Sessions | Corporate, Incentive, and Social Group Sessions | About Dr. Nina Smiley | 

Private Sessions

Mindfulness Meditation 

In a private mindfulness training session with Nina, 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. 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! 

Forest Bathing
A Mindfulness-in-Motion Walk with Nina 

It may surprise you to learn that mindfulness meditation does not require a quiet setting, sitting down, or even closing your eyes. Practicing mindfulness is simply being present in the moment in a gentle, nonjudgmental way. There's no better place to begin a practice of being truly "present" than the magnificent natural setting of Mohonk Mountain House. Timeless cliffs, a crystal clear lake, and wooded trails invite you to embrace your senses. The term "forest bathing" has recently been used in Japanese writings and research to describe the sense of well-being that comes from being outdoors immersed in nature. At Mohonk Mountain House, we honor the intersection of nature and mindfulness with Forest Bathing Mindfulness-in-Motion walks.

In Search of a Good Night's Sleep – How Mindfulness Can Help

Minds can be very active, especially at three in the morning. Learn some simple techniques to quiet your mind and release the stress that's keeping you awake. Discover how to set the stage for simple steps that support sleep success!

For Relationships That Really Work – Take a Mindful Approach

Throughout the day, we're constantly interacting with people—including family, friends, colleagues, and others. Discover how a mindful approach to interactions can lead to more skillful relationships. Instead of thinking "I wish I hadn't said that," learn how to change "that" behavior. We'll also look at your most important relationship—with yourself.

“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 for any of these sessions, please call The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House at (877) 877-2664.
For additional information, please email spa@mohonk.com

  • 50 minute private instruction for one: $160*
  • 50 minute private instruction for two: $230*

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

Corporate, Incentive, Social Group Sessions

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 your group will learn how to reduce stress and enhance productivity—within the workplace and beyond. Using simple tools and techniques, Nina 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.

About Dr. Nina Smiley

NINA SMILEY 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.  Nina’s work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine ; Real Simple; Shape; Self; and Martha Stewart Living; Huffington Post; InStyle; Lucky; Organic Spa; Spafinder; Family Circle.