Workshops & Lectures

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Mary Scott

Sixth Annual Unplug, Unwind and Rediscover Peace & Joy
TBD  9:30am-4:30pm
Join us for this very special retreat day designed for professional women (all women) who are caught between the demands of career, family, and the multiple demands of busy lives. Join Mary Scott for a day dedicated to coming back to yourself, and discovering peace and joy right where you are, while nurturing calmness and clarity and feeling deep layers of stress melt away. Together we will practice mindful and healing yoga,guided mindfulness meditations, group and partner practices to enhance awareness and open the heart, yoga nidra / deep yogic sleep, all surrounded by the bliss of a wonderful natural setting.

Leave feeling rested and relaxed with experiences you can take home with you to continue your practice. No yoga or meditation experience is required. Dress in comfortable clothing for movement and bring a sweater or jacket if weather calls for it.


Bring your bathing suit for a dip in the lake.

Cost:To register for the retreat day e-mail Mary at maryjscott26@gmail.com or call 518-346-7389. Bring your own lunch or lunch can be pre-ordered from Wiawaka for $15.00 by calling 518-668-9690.



Storying Our Way to Be Channels of Peace
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9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Marni Gillard

Marni   In this 2 hour story-sharing class, we’ll share memories of moments, mentors, challenges and choices that helped us understand what it means to know peace and live it in today’s world. We’ll share memories one-to one, listening deeply and appreciating what we hear. Then as a group discuss strategies that come from our stories and name the small yet significant ways we believe add to the peace the world wants to know. There will be class participation.



Herbal Workshop
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Instructor: Lynn Sickles
Lynn PhotoYou’ve probably heard the phrase, “we are what we eat”, however, HOW we eat can be equally as important as the foods we choose to put in our bodies for nourishment. In this workshop we will explore our own habits around eating and nourishment and discuss some important techniques about how we eat that can contribute to our own health and wellness.
  • Bring a notebook or journal and a favorite pen.

Lynn is a certified health, wellness and life coach with a focus on living a healthy lifestyle including what and how we eat, building resilience to effectively manage stress and helping people make lifestyle choices that will move them toward living the life they dream about.  She is a passionate journal writer who believes that a daily journal writing practice is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and is a powerful guide on our lifelong journey of self-discovery.  Lynn is a regular workshop presenter at Wiawaka , been a presenter at area employee wellness programs, women’s church groups, an instructor for Saratoga Continuing Education and has had a monthly journal writing circle in the Glens Falls/Saratoga area.


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Our patterns of behavior and of thought originated somewhere- usually early on in life. We set a course of life often based on someone else’s beliefs, ingrained in us as children. In this class we discover our patterns and how they came to be. Once we discover the patterns, we can begin to make changes in our present and future life with much better results, and free of old patterns that no longer work for us.

Bonnie Olson is a certified life coach and mind body coach who helps people through life transitions, stress and anxiety, and chronic physical pain. She trained with Martha Beck, Oprah’s life coach, Oprah Magazine columnist and author of several books. Bonnie has been coaching for several years both one-on-one clients and in workshops in Vermont and New York.



De-Stressing 101
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9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bonnie Olson

Destressing 101This workshop is about how to manage the root of our stress and how to go forward using the tools we need to live a far more stress free-life, no matter what life throws our way. We will be learning tools to regulate our nervous systems, find peace and calm and to greatly enhance our overall well-being to heal and prevent illness.

Bonnie Olson is a certified life coach and mind body coach who helps people through life transitions, stress and anxiety, and chronic physical pain. She trained with Martha Beck, Oprah’s life coach, Oprah Magazine columnist and author of several books. Bonnie has been coaching for several years both one-on-one clients and in workshops in Vermont and New York.

 

How to Better Your Self Care…Because YOU are Worth It!
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9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Heather Bennett

Heather BennettVery often we take care of other people’s needs, but have a tendency to neglect our own.  This program is designed to help women value self-care and help them understand and believe they are worth it.  We will discuss several areas of health, why they are so important and how to improve them if they need some gentle “tweaking.”   We will have fun, laughs, engage in activities and learn how to start loving ourselves. 

You are worth it! Make your reservations early, registration size is limited to 15.


 


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AN AYURVEDIC GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING
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9:30 am – 11:30 am

Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old science of medicine from India, offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy. All too often we find ourselves not feeling quite right, while nothing seems to be medically wrong. According to Ayurvedic principles, each of us has a unique constitution governed by our physical and emotional makeup. These constitutions are called doshas, and are linked to the 5 elements that make up our universe. Balancing them can alleviate health issues such as stress, weight gain, inflammation, insomnia, bloating, digestion and more. You will be introduced to this system of health which takes into consideration lifestyle and the foods we eat, complimenting Western Medicine. Ayurveda offers tools to learn more about who you are and what you personally need to make a natural shift from feeling just ‘OK’ to healthy and vibrant with energy. This is a 2 ½ hour session.


 



Drum Class and Drum Circle
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Hand Drum/Percussion Class and Drum Circle

Instructor: Olympia Avignone

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Class: Have fun learning hand drumming technique and West African/Caribbean Rhythms. No prior experience necessary, all skill levels welcome, drums and percussion provided or bring yours. Benefits: learn how to participate in drum circles, improve mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, alleviate stress, enter a meditative state, develop creativity, and “entrain” with others. Night time Drum Circle is free to class participants.

Drum and Dance Circle: Drum and/or dance around the fire at the gazebo for a magical experience! Engage in a centuries old tradition that brings us all together. Olympia will facilitate the rhythms in the circle, playing rhythms learned in the class or creating new ones on the spot as we co-create the musical experience. Join us in this rhythmic conversation and synchronization of hearts through rhythm and dance. Drums and percussion provided.

The instructor, Olympia Avignone, has played drums for over 25 years and studied a variety of traditions: West and North African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Brazilian, Native American, Southern Italian, has played in various performance groups and facilitates drum circles.

There is no charge for the drum circle. Click here to register for the Drum Circle.


Claire Nolan
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7pm – 8pm
Fuller House
Special Presentation on Mother Jones

Claire Nolan
Mother Jones was a labor organizer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was once called “the most dangerous woman in America”.

She was also called “the grandmother of all agitators and she famously said that she hoped to live long enough to be their great-grandmother!
Find out about this remarkable woman as Claire Nolan tells the tale of “Mother Jones, her life and times”.

Reservations are limited.Click here for tickets.

 


 



 



 


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Create a Life of Health and Well-Being
Instructor: Lynn Sickles

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Are you thriving in your life, currently living the life that makes you happy, or do you have that little niggling feeling inside that some idea or ideas need to be nurtured and brought to fruition?
In this workshop you will complete your own Life Wheel to get a sense of where you are suffering, struggling or thriving and help you identify critical pieces that you see as important to your health, wellness, happiness and joy and find the potential for self-expression that wants to be released on your journey towards a meaningful and satisfying life.  We will talk about the difference between wishing for something and deeply wanting something and how to begin to take action that will lead you towards that amazing life you envision.

Please bring a journal or notebook and pen.

Lynn is a certified health, wellness and life coach with a focus on living a healthy lifestyle including what and how we eat, building resilience to effectively manage stress and helping people make lifestyle choices that will move them toward living the life they dream about.  She is a passionate journal writer who believes that a daily journal writing practice is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and is a powerful guide on our lifelong journey of self-discovery.  Lynn is a regular workshop presenter at Wiawaka , been a presenter at area employee wellness programs, women’s church groups, an instructor for Saratoga Continuing Education and has had a monthly journal writing circle in the Glens Falls/Saratoga area.



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