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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 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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The Mountains Are Calling

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 4:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Spend a weekend at Shrine Mont Conference and Retreat Center located in the quaint village of Orkney Springs, Va. Shrine Mont is host to numerous guests from April through November offering home-cooked meals, simple accommodations and the beauty of nature. This mountain weekend will consist of guided hikes by nature enthusiasts. All levels of hikers are welcome. Hikes will range from 2 - 10 miles with elevation change up to 1200 ft. Enjoy the changes in mountain color as the…

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