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May 2019

Spring Digital Photography

May 3 - May 5

Do you own a digital camera but don’t know exactly how to use it? Are you not totally satisfied with your vacation images and want to learn more about composition and exposure? Then the Digital Photography Weekend at Shrine Mont is for you! Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome. After reviewing the basics of photography, the major settings of your camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, students can practice by exploring the historic village of Orkney Springs, the magnificent…

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6-8 Grade PYM

May 10 - May 12
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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In 2019 the Diocese of Virginia Parish Youth Ministries (PYM) retreat will be for sixth - eighth grades and their adult sponsors. Visit the PYM webpage to learn more and register.  Note that youth must be accompanied by their adult sponsors

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Womens Retreat led by The Rev. Lauren Winner

May 31 - June 2
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees, and Brioche:  Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God "Stale." That's how my friend Sheila recently described her experience of church and God. When I probed deeper, I discovered that the root of that "staleness" lay in the images of God Sheila held. "I go to a church called Good Shepherd," said she. "I am not getting anywhere trying to pray to a shepherd. I'm not sure I've ever seen a shepherd." She's also pretty sure she's never…

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June 2019

Painting Creation

June 7 - June 9
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Come explore the natural world through painting with award-winning artist and teacher Theodora Tilton. Choosing oil or watercolor, you’ll join students at all levels painting “en plein aire” in the beautiful mountains surrounding historic Shrine Mont. Students will start with the basics and work through the process of creating a painting with each day taking you to a new location.     Theodora has taught art and design for Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College, Montgomery College and for the…

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Father’s Day on the Links

June 14 - June 16

What better way to spend Father’s Day weekend than playing golf on Bryce Resort’s PGA Championship Golf Course and enjoying Shrine Mont’s notorious hospitality! Stay at Shrine Mont, located just 2 miles past Bryce Resort in the quaint village of Orkney Springs. Just a short drive off of I-81, Shrine Mont offers cottage and hotel style rooms with private baths. Our mountain destination is known for its peaceful setting, southern style country cooking, and hospitality. Play at Bryce Resorts 18…

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Arranging for the Joy of It – June

June 28 - June 30
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Due to popular demand Shrine Mont will offer a second  "Flower Retreat" this June! Participants get to enjoy all the hospitality of Shrine Mont while learning about floral design, and then are set loose to practice what they’ve learned. It will be a weekend of relaxation and a fun atmosphere to work with flowers and experience nature in a beautiful setting. Program at a Glance Nancy Ross Hugo, David Pippin and Kate Vernon will demonstrate a variety of arranging techniques.…

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September 2019

Harvesting the Spirit, A Yoga Weekend

September 13 - September 15
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and to reconnect to the inner “you” through yoga practice, expressive dance, massage and music. This weekend will focus on slowing down, breathing and allowing ourselves to harvest our inner spirit and rhythm of our body.  Activities include: Restorative yoga Healing poses Expressive movement Massage and relaxation time Hiking Music by the outdoor fire hearth Instructors Joanne Lind is a two hundred hour Yoga Instructor trained in Baptiste Power Yoga,…

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October 2019

Fall Digital Photography

October 25 - October 27

Do you own a digital camera but don’t know exactly how to use it? Are you not totally satisfied with your vacation images and want to learn more about composition and exposure? Then the Digital Photography Weekend at Shrine Mont is for you! Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome. After reviewing the basics of photography, the major settings of your camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, students can practice by exploring the historic village of Orkney Springs, the magnificent…

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