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.
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Womens Retreat – A Feather on the Breath of God
Encountering the Divine with Hildegard of Bingen Hildegard of Bingen was a medieval mystic, Benedictine abbess, physician, artist and composer. She corresponded with emperors, and was spiritual advisor to popes and prelates. Yet she found God in the most ordinary and mundane aspects of life. She saw glory in greenness and considered herself “a feather floating on the breath of God.” Hildegard’s impact on Christian spirituality was so profound that much of her writing, art, letters, and musical compositions have…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Summer Yoga in the Mountains
Take a break from your busy life with a weekend yoga retreat in the cool beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Richmond area instructors, Leah Husk, Bonnijean Boggess and Julian Desta will be leading a variety of all-level yoga classes in indoor and outdoor spaces in and around the historic Shrine Mont Retreat Center located in the quaint town of Orkney Springs, Virginia. Take a step back in time to the natural beauty and historic buildings of this hidden gem. You…Find out more »
Why write? We will explore the ideas behind why people write—journaling, entertainment, explanation, exploration, discovering new aspects and dimensions of ourselves. The weekend will be largely participant directed and will provide solo writing time. Writing prompts, manuscript evaluation, troubleshooting the submission process, peer support and developing a writing community. About the Instructor: Stuart Gunter lives in Schuyler, Virginia and has been accepted into the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University. His poems are forthcoming or have been published in…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Harvesting the Spirit, A Yoga Weekend
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Awaken and Reconnect with Yoga, Reiki, & Reflection
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…Find out more »
Fall Digital Photography
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…Find out more »
Cutting trees, splitting wood, time outside to enjoy God’s beauty! You do not have to be skilled in using a chainsaw, tractor, or splitter. Work alongside our staff to cut wood for Shrine Mont as well as take some home to enjoy. Stay cozy and warm this winter with wood cut from our mountain! Register below or contact Shrine Mont for more information. Form secured by GivingTools online giving.Find out more »