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April 2020

Volunteer Work Weekend

April 3 - April 5
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Bring your rake and help Shrine Mont get ready to open for 2020. There will be projects for all skill levels. 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 125!!       Tentative schedule: Friday April 3 Arrive in the evening and get a good night's sleep. Make sure you bring your own linens and towels. Dinner on…

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4-5 Grade PYM

April 17 - April 19
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 fourth and fifth grades and their parents. Visit the PYM webpage to learn more and register.  Note that youth must be accompanied by their adult sponsors

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Simply Yoga Weekend

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - April 19 @ 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 2020

Spring Digital Photography 2020

May 1 - May 3

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 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

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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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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