Weekend Retreat

Shrine Mont offers a number of retreats and programs each year.  These are in addition to the hundreds of parish weekends, family reunions, conferences and events held on the mountain.

If you and your family just want to come up for a much needed rest, we are glad to take care of you.  You will have full access to our many amenities and we will feed you with our well known comfort food while you are here.

Shrine Mont is very optimistic that we will be able to welcome our parish retreats in the next few months.  Maybe your parish isn’t ready to travel together, however, we are here and ready to host your family. Shrine Mont recognizes the need to think differently about retreats during the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer “A Place Apart” for meaningful and much needed re-connection.

Click HERE to download a flyer to share with other families who may want to get away too.

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August 2022

Pickleball Weekend

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - August 14 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Heard of pickleball? Don’t know anything about pickleball? Heard about Shrine Mont? Don’t know anything about Shrine Mont? Here is your opportunity to experience two of life’s great joys. Shrine Mont will be hosting a pickleball workshop from August 12 to August 14.  If you have never played pickleball or are new to the game, this workshop  will go over the rules, basic drills, some strategy and lots of playing time. Shrine Mont is well known for it’s hospitality and…

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September 2022

Arranging for the Joy of It – September

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - September 11 @ 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 “Starting…

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Harvesting the Spirit, A Yoga Weekend

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - September 18 @ 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

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - September 25 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Have you seen Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama together?  If you have, you will notice the abundant joy that floats between them and from them.  Joy like that is not something you either have or don’t have, it is something that can be cultivated.  In mindfulness there are four heart quality practices that can help you open your heart space to experience more loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.  This weekend retreat will introduce you to these mindfulness practices…

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October 2022

Awaken and Reconnect with Yoga, Reiki, & Reflection

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - October 16 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States

Come to Shrine Mont for a weekend of movement and soul exploration! Spend three beautiful days in the Shenandoah Valley at Shrine Mont, located  in Orkney Springs, Virginia. We will engage the body, mind and spirit in a quest to awaken and reconnect to ourselves, others, and the Divine. Find rest and renewal through daily meditation and yoga while enjoying the serenity and beauty of this unique mountain sanctuary. As part of our exploration, we will also introduce different healing modalities…

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Fall Digital Photography

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - October 30 @ 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! Join us for  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 by exploring…

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