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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

Volunteer Work Weekend

April 16 - April 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Bring your rake and help Shrine Mont get the camps ready to open for 2021. This is a great way to give back to Shrine Mont, see old friends and make new ones while getting outside and doing some hard work. Enrollment limited to 25 per event!!       Tentative schedule: Friday Arrive in the evening and get a good night's sleep. Make sure you bring your own linens, pillow, blankets and towels. Dinner on your own at Bryce…

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Volunteer Work Weekend

April 23 - April 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Bring your rake and help Shrine Mont get the camps ready to open for 2021. This is a great way to give back to Shrine Mont, see old friends and make new ones while getting outside and doing some hard work. Enrollment limited to 25 per event!!       Tentative schedule: Friday Arrive in the evening and get a good night's sleep. Make sure you bring your own linens, pillow, blankets and towels. Dinner on your own at Bryce…

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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

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 of 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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Volunteer Work Weekend May 14-16

May 14 - May 16
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Bring your rake and help Shrine Mont get the camps ready to open for 2021. This is a great way to give back to Shrine Mont, see old friends and make new ones while getting outside and doing some hard work. Enrollment limited to 25 per event!!       Tentative schedule: Friday Arrive in the evening and get a good night's sleep. Make sure you bring your own linens, pillow, blankets and towels. Dinner on your own at Bryce…

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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

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

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

  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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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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