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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This event is now fully subscribed. Contact Shrine Mont if you would like to be put on a waiting list. We are also hosting this event again in September. 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…Find out more »
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 and Bonnijean Boggess 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 will have…Find out more »
EXPLORING WHO WE ARE & OUR GIFTS Why write? Why read? Why are we here? What is your creative process? Shrine Mont is the perfect setting to explore your gifts through writing and discussion. We will write to a variety of creative prompts and activities. Join us for a weekend of relaxation and fun in an atmosphere where creativity is the focus. About the Instructor: Stuart Gunter lives in Schuyler, Virginia and has been accepted into the MFA…Find out more »
Come to Shrine Mont and learn the fine game of Pickleball. Mark Jones is a life-long resident of Norfolk and has been relaxing at Shrine Mont with his wife, Becky for years. They are having an extended Shrine Mont vacation this year, and Mark wants to play some pickleball while in the mountains. He leads a pickleball program at his local senior center and would like to get fellow Shrine Mont guests to share in the fun. Novices will go over…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 »