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June 2021

Painting Creation

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - June 13 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

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

This event is now fully subscribed.  Contact Shrine Mont if you would like to be put on a waiting list.  We are also hosting this event again in September. 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…

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Summer Yoga in the Mountains

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - June 27 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Take a break from your busy life with a weekend yoga retreat in the cool beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Richmond area instructors, Leah Husk and Bonnijean Boggess will be leading a variety of all-level yoga classes in indoor and outdoor spaces in and around the historic Shrine Mont Retreat Center located in the quaint town of Orkney Springs, Virginia. Take a step back in time to the natural beauty and historic buildings of this hidden gem. You will have…

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July 2021

Writer’s Workshop

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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EXPLORING WHO WE ARE & OUR GIFTS Why write? Why read? Why are we here? What is your creative process?   Shrine Mont is the perfect setting to explore your gifts through writing and discussion. We will write to a variety of creative prompts and activities. Join us for a weekend of relaxation and fun in an atmosphere where creativity is the focus.   About the Instructor:  Stuart Gunter lives in Schuyler, Virginia and has been accepted into the MFA…

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August 2021

Pickleball Workshop

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Come to Shrine Mont and learn the fine game of Pickleball. Mark Jones is a life-long resident of Norfolk and has been relaxing at Shrine Mont with his wife, Becky for years.  They are having an extended Shrine Mont vacation this year, and Mark wants to play some pickleball while in the mountains.  He leads a pickleball program at his local senior center and would like to get fellow Shrine Mont guests to share in the fun. Novices will go over…

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September 2021

Summer’s End

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - September 6 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

SHRINE MONT OFFERS  the ultimate family getaway, to unplug and immerse in nature and community, relax, unwind and have some serious fun!! Families have ample opportunities to enjoy Camp together, and adults also have designated time on their own to explore activities while our supportive staff provide fun programming for kids, ranging from sports and swimming to story time with the tots and babies.   Activities include: • Campfires, • Arts & crafts • Yoga • Stargazing • Swimming Rates…

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Arranging for the Joy of It – Fall

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - September 12 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

  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 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

NEED TIME FOR RENEWAL? 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. Our weekend will include restorative yoga, healing poses, expressive movement, massage and relaxation time, hiking and music by the outdoor fire hearth. Come join us at Shrine Mont located at…

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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

Mindfulness seems to be popping up everywhere these days.  But what exactly is it?  Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. Simply we become aware of the present moment experience.  And when our mind drifts into thinking, we kindly bring our attention back to this present moment.  We use an anchor to help keep us in the present moment.  Breath is frequently used…

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October 2021

Fall Digital Photography (three days!)

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - October 10 @ 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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