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September 2018

Fall Yoga Weekend

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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NAMASTÉ - represents the belief that there is a driving spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another. Spend three beautiful early fall days in the mountains, disconnected from the distractions and the daily chaos. Committing this time to yourself to experience yoga and meditation. All levels of yoga are welcome. Come to the mountains, they are calling you. Christine Well…

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October 2018

The Mountains are Calling

October 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 11:55 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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and I Must Go! Enjoy Shrine Mont's hospitality and also explore the surrounding countryside. Explore the George Washington National Forest with hikes of varying degrees of difficulty using some familiar Shrine Mont trails and some new trails blazed through the national forest. Long-time Shrine Mont guide Fred Forestall will lead day trips and other staff will lead half day trips varying in distance and difficulty. Adequate footwear and hydration devices are required. Tentative Schedule (Meals and other activities will occur…

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Fall Digital Photography

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Regula Franz will work with participants at both the beginner and advanced level teaching them to use your digital camera more effectively, the fundamentals of image capture and camera operation, proper exposure and use of your flash. Daily assignments will allow participants to explore the Shrine Mont’s 1,100 acres photographically and then share images in class to help you troubleshoot and develop a creative eye. Regula is a documentary photographer and instructor who holds a Master of Fine Arts in…

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November 2018

Senior High Youth Weekend

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 11:55 am
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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$150.00

Join senior high students and their adult leaders from throughout the Diocese at Shrine Mont and have a weekend of fun and fellowship while enjoying the opportunity to feel connected with something bigger than just your own youth group. The Senior High weekend will consist of around 150 folks total and the youth represent the different types of churches in our diocese: old and young, large and small - you name it, and they're here. Click here for more information…

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April 2019

Volunteer Work Weekend

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - April 7 @ 11:00 am
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 2019. 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. Click here for a pdf of the work weekend flyer Click here to download a Work Weekend Registration form (This must be filled out and returned to Tom VonHemert at tomvonhemert@gmail.com Enrollment limited…

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Simply Yoga Weekend

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - April 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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May 2019

Spring Digital Photography

May 3 - May 5

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 10 - May 12
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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In 2019 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 led by The Rev. Lauren Winner

May 31 - June 2
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees, and Brioche:  Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God "Stale." That's how my friend Sheila recently described her experience of church and God. When I probed deeper, I discovered that the root of that "staleness" lay in the images of God Sheila held. "I go to a church called Good Shepherd," said she. "I am not getting anywhere trying to pray to a shepherd. I'm not sure I've ever seen a shepherd." She's also pretty sure she's never…

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June 2019

Father’s Day on the Links

June 14 - June 16

What better way to spend Father’s Day weekend than playing golf on Bryce Resort’s PGA Championship Golf Course and enjoying Shrine Mont’s notorious hospitality! Stay at Shrine Mont, located just 2 miles past Bryce Resort in the quaint village of Orkney Springs. Just a short drive off of I-81, Shrine Mont offers cottage and hotel style rooms with private baths. Our mountain destination is known for its peaceful setting, southern style country cooking, and hospitality. Play at Bryce Resorts 18…

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