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February 2021

Winter Digital Photography 2021

February 26 - February 28

Spend a weekend at picturesque Shrine Mont, located in Orkney Springs, VA, surrounded by beautiful mountains, a clear night sky, and lots of natural beauty to capture! Finally take some time away from the everyday isolation and creative ennui, to enjoy creating art with like-minded photo enthusiasts, in a safe and socially distanced environment.   There are two ways to spend your weekend: 1.     Editing and creating a photo book! You can finally edit / select a photo project/ vacation…

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April 2021

Simply Yoga in the Mountains

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - May 2 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Devote a weekend to your well-being and reawaken with yoga this spring! Spend three beautiful days in the Shenandoah Valley at the historic Shrine Mont Retreat Center, located in Orkney Springs, Virginia. Join us in active and passive yoga practices, including Hatha asana, gentle, and Yin yoga. Find rest and renewal through daily guided meditations, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of this unique mountain sanctuary. Shrine Mont offers hiking and space for contemplative strolls, pure mineral spring water, and…

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May 2021

Spring Digital Photography

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - May 9 @ 2:00 pm

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! This year we are offering three days if photographic phun! 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…

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June 2021

Womens Retreat

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - June 6 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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The Enneagram A Sacred Tool for understanding Self and Others The Enneagram is one of the most powerful and insightful tools for self-discovery and spiritual transformation.  At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.   When used in conjunction with a regular practice of contemplative prayer, the Enneagram can be powerfully transformative. It can open us to deeper and deeper levels of understanding…

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Painting Creation

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - June 13 @ 2:00 pm
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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Arranging for the Joy of It – June

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - June 13 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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  Program at a Glance Nancy Ross Hugo, David Pippin and Kate Vernon will demonstrate a variety of arranging techniques. Attendees will participate in activities that take the angst out of arranging and showcase techniques that make the process both easier and more fun. Emphasis will be on using local, readily available flowers, greens, and line material. Floral design demonstrations Flower conditioning tips and information about how to work with particular fresh plant materials Hands-on activities organized around themes like…

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September 2021

Arranging for the Joy of It – Fall

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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  Program at a Glance Nancy Ross Hugo, David Pippin and Kate Vernon will demonstrate a variety of arranging techniques. Attendees will participate in activities that take the angst out of arranging and showcase techniques that make the process both easier and more fun. Emphasis will be on using local, readily available flowers, greens, and line material. Floral design demonstrations Flower conditioning tips and information about how to work with particular fresh plant materials Hands-on activities organized around themes like…

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Mindfulness Meditation Weekend

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - September 26 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without judgment and with kindness. Mindfulness itself is secular and can be partner with any religion or none. In this weekend we will experience both formal and informal practice including sitting and walking. Research shows that mindfulness meditation decreases stress in the body and increases quality of life. Brenda Burgner will be our instructor for the weekend.…

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October 2021

Fall Digital Photography

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 2:00 pm

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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