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June Wellness Getaway at Garnet Hill Lodge

June 9 - June 11

Join us at Garnet Hill Lodge for our Wellness Getaway – Wednesday, June 9 through Friday, June 11, 2021!

Set aside life’s obligations, everyday stressors, and the challenges of this past year to focus on your health and wellbeing in the beautiful Adirondack mountains.  Experience the perfect mix of high-intensity workouts, breathtaking hikes, and mountain biking options as you enjoy the great outdoors with our experienced guides.  Discover tranquility and rejuvenation through yoga, mindful meditation, and educational sessions promoting lasting lifestyle changes.  Relax and unwind as you spend an evening soaking in the beautiful views from our outdoor fire pit, enjoy a culinary experience sure to please all taste buds in our Log House Restaurant, and share a toast during an informative and fun wine tasting.

Let us help you reset, reengage and recharge as you experience the beauty of the Adirondack’s at our four-season resort.  Please see below for a detailed agenda, cost, info on our experienced guides, and booking information. We look forward to hosting you in June!

Day One:  Wednesday, June 9, 2021

3 p.m. – Check-in at our reception desk

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Guided hike on our beautiful cross-country ski trails

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – 30-minute Yoga Session led by Michele Pearsall

6:30 p.m. – Welcome & information reception with healthy hors d’oeuvres & hand-picked wines

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Dinner in our Log House Restaurant featuring a special, health-conscious menu created by Chef Michael Crandall

8:30 p.m. – Enjoy our beautiful outdoor fire pit

 

Day Two:  Thursday, June 10, 2021

7:30 a.m. – “Salute the Sun” 30-minute Yoga Session

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast in our Log House Restaurant

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Educational session – Learn how to create behavioral changes, the stages of change, and how to implement them into your lifestyle.

11 a.m. – noon – Group workout – a combination of functional fitness, yoga, and compound movements with dumbbells (high intensity). Note:  options are always included based on personal needs and fitness levels.

Noon – Lunch in our Log House Restaurant or enjoy a guided hike and packed lunch

1:30 p.m. – Choice of “Intro into Mountain Biking” led by Kate Kuklinski or “Intro into Trail Running” led by Michele

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Choice of a Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Clinic (learn proper paddling techniques and explore a few yoga postures with Michele) or Kayaking Clinic (enjoy a relaxing kayak tour with Patrick & Kate)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Mindful Meditation workshop with Donna Hier

6 p.m. – Dinner in our Log House Restaurant featuring a special, health-conscious menu (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available) created by Chef Michael Crandall

7:30 p.m. – Informative and fun wine tasting led by Anna Bowers

 

Day Three:  Friday, June 11, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Morning Yoga Session with Michele

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast in our Log House Restaurant

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Guided Meditation Hike with Donna

11 a.m. – Check-out

 

Cost to Attend:

All costs outlined below include the following:  accommodations for Thursday & Friday night, dinner on Wednesday & Thursday evening, the wine tasting on Thursday evening, full breakfast on Thursday & Friday, lunch on Thursday, all sessions listed above, and the use of our kayaks, mountain bikes, and stand-up-paddle boards.

Double-room with sleeping for two people:  $510 per person sharing room

Single room:  $710 per person

To book your reservation for our June Wellness Retreat or should you have any questions at all, please call our reservation desk at 518-251-2444.  If you are a local resident and interested in day passes to any or all sessions, please call our reservation desk as well.  To ensure all participants get the most out of their experience and to adhere to Covid-19 safety measures, we will limit this retreat to the first 10 guests who make a reservation.

 

Meet our Experienced Guides:

All hike leaders are licensed guides and wilderness first aid responders.  

Michele Pearsall, Manager of Garnet Hill Lodge’s Outdoor Center, will lead the majority of the educational workshops and classes. Michele has a Masters in Community Health, is an ACE Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise), Functional fitness specialist (ACE), 200-hour RYT and Phoenix Rising Yoga therapy Level I, as well as World Paddle Association Paddle instructor and SUP Yoga Certified.  She has over 30 years of experience in health and wellness including teaching at the collegiate level.  She is a Level II PSIA Alpine and Nordic Instructor.  

Since 2008, Anna Bowers has been the owner of bV cellars where she is the director of the bV wine club and where she recently launched the Juice Box:  Virtual Wine Tastings for the Enthusiastic & Curious.  Anna loves creating fun, interactive experiences that demystify wine and encourage people to try new things.  Anna will lead the group through an informative and fun wine tasting. 

Kate Kuklinski is an Outdoor Center staff member who will lead hikes and offer an intro session on Mountain biking.  Kate grew up in the Adirondack Park and has degrees in Outdoor Adventure Sports and Environmental Studies with a focus on Ecology.  She holds a level II AASI certification, a level I Nordic Certification and is pursuing a graduate degree in Forest Resources as a research assistant at the University of Maine.  Her research focuses on mountain biking in rural communities.  In her spare time, you can find her mountain biking, reading, or out in the woods with her husky.

Patrick Murray will lead hikes and kayak tours. Patrick is a licensed guide and has been an employee at Garnet Hill for six years.  He is a valued member of our Outdoor Center Staff, and he has a vast knowledge of the history of Garnet Hill.  He is Level II Alpine and Level I Nordic.  

Donna Hier began her formal career in 2004 with her first Reiki certification.  She continued in 2005 while attending massage school at CNW, School of Massage Therapy.   Her most recent addition in 2018 is teaching meditation and breathwork.  This is an exploration into breathwork and meditation that can be geared toward the beginner or those  who have tried meditation and didn’t “get it” or anyone who simply wants to revitalize their practice.  A combination of information, instruction, and sitting meditation will assist you in bringing peace and quiet to the mind.
Chef Michael Crandall joined Garnet Hill Lodge as Executive Chef in March 2020.  A true culinary specialist, Chef Michael passionately and expertly prepares dishes made from scratch with fresh, authentic ingredients in our Log House Restaurant.  Originally from Oneonta, New York, Chef Michael began his career at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany, New York.  He has worked in downstate New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Vermont.  Most recently, he served as the Executive Chef at the Queensbury Hotel for nearly 14 years.  Michael and his family have lived in the area since 2004.

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