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May 2020

6-8 Grade PYM

May 8 - May 10
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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In 2020 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

May 29 - May 31
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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June 2020

Spring Digital Photography 2020

June 5 - June 7

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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Painting Creation

June 12 - June 14
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 12 - June 14
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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Simply Yoga Weekend

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - June 14 @ 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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September 2020

Arranging for the Joy of It – September

September 18 - September 20
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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Harvesting the Spirit, A Yoga Weekend

September 18 - September 20
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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Event Coordinators Workshop

September 19 - September 20
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Have you ever thought about bringing a group to Shrine Mont and just don't know where to begin?? Here is the perfect event for you.  Whether its a family reunion, a parish weekend for your church, a scrap booking weekend or a business planning retreat,  this workshop will give you what you need to have a successful event at Shrine Mont. You will have the opportunity to talk with successful retreat coordinators and our guest services staff about dates, policies,…

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October 2020

Fall Digital Photography

October 30 - November 1

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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