YOUniquely YOU Putting Women First
July 29th,30th and 31st, 2022
Retreat Leader: Sharon Burstein
Empowering women of all ages to become the best YOU! This fabulous weekend retreat is filled with laughter, love, connections and building you as a woman to new levels of personal growth and success in every aspect of your life, inside and out!
Registration is through Sharon’s website at http://www.SharonBurstein.com.
If you have any questions please contact Sharon at (518) 339-4027 or at Sharon@SharonBurstein.com.
This weekend is always sold out. Contact Sharon to make sure you have a spot!
Quilting & Applique Retreat
July 25th- 29th, 2022
House of Trix
Instructor: Pat Bayard
Join Pat Bayard this summer for some fun and creativity. Everyone is welcome to join this group of ladies who love to Quilt! Beginners through Advanced skill levels are encouraged.
Please call or text Pat if you have questions about the class at 518-760-1491.
Her email address is email@example.com.
Bring along your sewing machine to work on your own project and/or Pat’s project. There will be ample time in the afternoon to enjoy Wiawaka’s grounds and beautiful Lake George.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Basic Quilting Class
July 25th- 29th, 2022 1:30-4:30pm
House of Trix
Instructor: Eileen Farren
If you are a beginning quilter, or need a refresher in modern techniques, this class might be for you! As we make a table runner, we will cover such things as using a rotary cutter, accurate seams, piecing two basic quilt blocks (4-patch and half-square triangle), measuring and piecing borders, basic machine quilting and binding. We will use a sewing machine for this class. Please contact email@example.com to make your reservation.
BRAIN LONGEVITY RETREAT
Retreat July 19th – 21st, 2022
Retreat Instructor: Linda Tipke
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise and reaching epidemic numbers. Based on the findings of the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation for over 20 years, this workshop delves in the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention. Topics include why it affects women more than men, how food is related to memory, and the positive effects of socialization. If you are interested in preventing and effectively treating this disease and are willing to explore the research, lifestyle, diet, vitamins, stress reduction strategies and more, then this retreat is for you.
Room and Board: $310.00. Meals include dinner the day of your arrival and breakfast the day of your departure. There is an additional cost for lunch if you are not staying additional days.
Workshop Materials and Fee: $150.00.
For Reservations regarding room, materials and fees, please contact Linda Tipke of Adirondack Ayurveda at 518-538-7712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
50% deposit due at time of reservation. (All deposits fully refunded if cancelled by June 30). Retreat limited to 14 participants.
After: Trauma and the Journey to Wholeness
Retreat August 5th-7th, 2022
Retreat Instructors: Sheryl Kaplan, LCSW and Judith Prest, MSW
Trauma is an experience that changes everything. There is a “before” and an “after” in the life of a trauma survivor. In this healing retreat, the emphasis will be on how to move forward as a survivor of trauma.
This will be an experiential and educational retreat . We will briefly present highlights of current information on how trauma impacts brain and body. Over the course of the retreat we will have time and space to create and respond to art, as well as time to discuss and process the information about effects of trauma and the healing process.
Participants will learn how trauma impacts brain and body, and get hands-on experience in using expressive arts as a vehicle for their own healing journey. We will use simple art experiences (NO “artistic talent or training required) free writes and sharing to create space for creative expression and relaxation.
FEES & REGISTRATION DETAILS:
This is a TWO-PART Registration Process –
- Register with WIAWAKA for Accommodations & Meals ($165 per person, per day) if planning to stay at Wiawaka & OR for a Day Pass ($15 per day if commuting- commuters may bring lunch or pay for lunch at Wiawaka)
- Judith Prest and Sheryl Kaplan will be handling registration for the WORKSHOP TUITION.
Workshop fees are $170 per person for the full workshop. This includes all art supplies and training materials, as well as the retreat tuition. You may email either Judith or Sheryl to register for the workshop. See below.
Judith Prest: judith@ spiritwindstudio.net
Sheryl Kaplan email@example.com
Your Facilitators: Sheryl Kaplan, LCSW and Judith Prest, MSW
Sheryl Kaplan, LCSW
Sheryl Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Prevention Professional with over 30 years of experience providing individual, family and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Kaplan was a school social worker employed by Capital Region BOCES for more than 26 years. Ms. Kaplan is now a full-time trainer and consultant who specializes in the application of brain-based research for social work and related professions. In particular, she provides training on the impact of trauma on the brain and body and ways to heal.
Judith Prest is a published poet, creativity coach, photographer, workshop leader/teacher and mixed media artist. She is the owner of Spirit Wind Studio, LLC. She trained as a clinical social worker many years ago (MSW, SUNY Albany, 1983). More recently, Judith studied Expressive Arts and holds certificates in Creativity Coaching and Expressive Art Therapy. She is also a trained SoulCollage® facilitator.
Judith has been leading workshops and retreats for over 20 years and was a school social worker for 26 years. Her creativity coaching practice and her workshops reflect her belief that creativity is our birthright as humans, our stories matter, and we must find ways to tell them. When we discover and use our creativity, we unlock tremendous power for healing and change in our own lives.
Wholehearted Women’s Retreat 3-day Intensive Workshop
August 12th – 16th, 2022
Retreat Leader: Cate LaBarre
You followed all the rules during quarantine. You survived; maybe you even thrived. You experienced deep loss and received unimaginable gifts.
Now what? Take time for you. Give yourself permission to maintain every supportive practice you wish to keep. Give yourself permission to play, to practice radical self-care, to deepen your relationship with your precious self, to “show up, be seen, live brave™” in ways you never dreamed before the pandemic.
Explore what it means to live a wholehearted life post pandemic and make choices that move you toward a more authentic expression of your true self. Give yourself permission to:
- Be vulnerable and ask for what you need.
- Hold boundaries beyond quarantine – say NO without excuses, say YES from your heart.
- Reclaim your worthiness.
- Understand shame and perfectionism.
- Cultivate authenticity and give up people pleasing.
- Practice empathy, self-compassion, gratitude, and self-kindness.
- Embrace play as an integral part of self-care.
- Let go of the need for certainty.
- Explore core values, trust, self-expectations, longing, and more…
Cate* gently guides participants through creative exercises and inner exploration of The Daring Way™ curriculum, based on Dr, Brené Brown’s bestselling books and offered exclusively by trained facilitators.
Register through Cate’s website.
Early registration is suggested as this retreat sells out quickly!
August 19th, 20th and 21st, 2022
Join the Jane Austen Society North America-New York Capital Region for the 11th Annual Jane Austen Retreat. Participants of the weekend will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen’s sense and sensibility. This year they are featuring Sense and Sensibility.
2022 information will be updated for registration.
Click here for registration information and the schedule of events -JASNA NYCR Flier 2022.
Please call (518) 668-9690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your room. Don’t wait this weekend will fill up fast!
The Appreciation Celebration
August 25th – 27th, 2022
Instructor: Kathleen Fisk
Mom’s Healing Retreat
August 26th-28th, 2022
Facilitator: Melodee James
The Mothers Healing Together Retreat is a weekend gathering for women who have endured the devastating loss of children. Spending time together gives us an opportunity to share our stories, celebrate our children, learn from one another and develop new coping skills as we continue to walk this path of grief.
This year our retreat will begin on Friday evening with music and will conclude after breakfast on Sunday. Feel free to book additional nights for relaxation and renewal. We are hoping that you will join us and also bring a friend. We’re looking forward to seeing many new and old friends.
It is $279 for the weekend which includes the retreat, your overnight accommodations and meals. Register for the weekend by contacting Wiawaka at (518) 668-9690 or emailing email@example.com.
Please contact Melodee James at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the weekend.